Comments about Stephen Mayne


January 26, 2019

Here is a selection of comments and feedback about Stephen Mayne over the years.

Former ASX50 chairman Peter Joseph

“I've faced heavy questioning from Stephen Mayne as a public company chairman. He's whip smart, tough, incisive and honest. I certainly didn't always agree with him but there was never a doubt about his motivation. I respect that. Our nation would be better off if a Turnbull-supporting independent with his extensive governance experience and fearless advocacy skills was in the Federal Parliament.” - Peter Joseph, former chairman GPT group

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Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

"Stephen Mayne has done a terrific job bringing a fresh perspective, transparency and good governance practices to the City of Melbourne."

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Carol Schwartz

"Stephen Mayne has always been a vocal advocate for equality for women in the context of power sharing and decision-making at all levels. We need more individuals like Stephen in the Australian parliament."

Carol Schwartz
Founding Chair
Women's Leadership Institute Australia

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Senator Nick Xenophon

"I need Stephen in Canberra with me to help shake up the cosy duopoly of Australian politics."

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Tim Costello

"Stephen is a man of great integrity. He has never been afraid to stand up to the powerful and does now shy away from the truth."

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Support from Manningham's Liberal mayor

“Councillor Mayne has been an outstanding and innovative contributor during this term of Council and his input and opinions will be missed.”

— Then Manningham mayor and Liberal Party member, Cr Geoff Gough, July 6, 2012

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David Gonski welcomes constructive AGM debate

"So Stephen, thanks for both the constructiveness and objectivity, which is rare."

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David Gonski Chairman, ASX Limited 2009 AGM

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Team Doyle Cr Arron Wood

"Cr Mayne's work on constantly pushing the transparency agenda is greatly appreciated."

City of Melbourne Cr Arron Wood, Council chamber, May 31, 2016

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Kemsley Oration for the Victorian division of the Planning Institute of Australia

Monday, November 30, 2015

Dear Stephen

Just a quick note to say thank you for your inspiring address last night as the Kemsley Oration. Feedback has been excellent and I think everyone enjoyed the night. Your name certainly deserves a place on the illustrious speaker list! We really appreciate your support of this event and thank you for you willingness to speak openly with our audience. I look forward to working together again in future.

Best regards,
Carmel McCormack
Executive officer Victoria and Tasmania
Planning Institute of Australia

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Feedback after 2012 Seek AGM

Hey Stephen

Quick note of thanks following the AGM last week. Very happy to have you there to stop it being too boring and I have always found you very fair and supportive where appropriate.

Andrew Bassat
Seek CEO

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Recent Tweet by former Network Ten political editor Paul Bongiorno

"Stephen you are a shining light. Federal parliament needs you."

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Former Manningham mayor Doug McKenzie

Stephen Mayne is the ideal candidate for Menzies.

He has demonstrated incredible energy, foresight and commitment to openness and transparency, both in government and in business.

He has been able to make a difference wherever he chooses to become involved.

He is his own man and is a force for positive change.

Independent Stephen Mayne is our best option to secure a better future for the citizens of Menzies and indeed, Australia.

Doug McKenzie
May 2016

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Roger Corbett at the Fairfax Media AGM in 2014

"There are many aspects of your persona and your experience that this board holds in high regard as I do and I believe that you will some day make a very good contribution to boards in Australia."

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One hour session with ASA Manningham branch

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hi Stephen,

Thanks again for the presentation this morning; very informative and topical, as always. You attracted our biggest audience for the year!

After you left, we discussed the programme for next year, and guess who our group requested for the December meeting in 2016? Could we pencil in another presentation by you for 12 month's time?

If this is OK for you at this stage, I will give you reminders next year, and if something comes up in the meantime which would make it impossible for you, we will deal with that at the time.

Great to see you at the local meeting again, and best wishes for the festive season and 2016.

John Parrott
Branch Convenor

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Citation after winning the OurCommunity Kookaburra Award in 2011

Outspoken Crikey founder, award-winning journalist, councillor, media contributor and shareholder activist Stephen Mayne won the individual category Kookaburra Award for his work to further the cause of good governance and women's leadership.

Mr Mayne, who was elected as a director of the not-for-profit Australian Shareholders' Association in May 2011, has been at the forefront of a push to shame more Australian publicly listed companies into getting more women on their boards.

"Stephen is a man who has no tolerance for injustice of any sort. He's a force of nature and a driver of social change," said Our Community Group Managing Director Denis Moriarty.

"As Stephen has pointed out, women constitute only 13% of directors of ASX200 boards - a shocking reality, not to mention a poor business decision for those boards.

"It takes conviction and courage to take on this issue in the way Stephen has. He has attended numerous AGMs so he could publicly and personally question key boards on their plans for improving diversity, published 'shame files' outing companies with no women on their boards, exploded the myth of there being no suitable women for such positions by publishing a file of 'talented and under-worked' female directors, and basically banged the drum in public forums and the media at any opportunity."

Mr Mayne's work to improve transparency, accountability and governance in business, politics and communities was also noted.

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AICD 2004 annual conference

Your presentation was named by a number of delegates as one of the aspects of the Conference they found of most benefit:

"Having Stephen Mayne/Dick Warburton session was an aspect of most benefit"

"I thought the last two sessions were great. I think Mayne and Pascoe really challenged the traditional views"

Thank you also for your article in your website relating to the Conference CDs we have for sale. It helped enormously in alerting people to their availability. I have asked our marketing executive to explore advertising on your site.

Kind regards
Pauline Green
AICVD General Manager state and marketing

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Senate Occasional Lecture series: Crikey, how the internet is Changing Politics!

"The lecture was extremely well received by our audience of approximately 230 people and we have had several requests for the transcript."

Harry Evans
Clerk of the Senate
July 24, 2007

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Email on resignation from leader of the advocacy group for improvements to Templestowe Road

Dear Stephen,

The City of Manningham has lost a Councillor who is one of our most astute, articulate, hard working, governance aware, a champion for transparency for the betterment of the Community, a mover towards more effective Council management for the staff, Councillors and community!

Your experience at the City of Manningham, I am sure, has served you in good stead –as you say – which is a great loss to the Manningham community but should you win a seat with the City of Melbourne in the future - they will gain a great asset!

I wish you well with your campaign and look forward to following your progress!

Sincerely
Mervyn Hayman-Danker FRAIA (Ret)

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Templestowe Valley Probus Club

"Your fearless and humourous approach to public 'targets' in the corporate world, have won over 100 fans who will follow your career with enormous interest."

Gwen Young
Speaker Organiser
October 24, 2005

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Templestowe Mens' Probus Club

Dear Stephen,

Just a brief note to say how pleased we were to have you talk at our Meeting this morning.

Our members really enjoyed your personal insights into the current financial crisis and on the unique character of the operations of Local Council governance. It was clear from the extensive question time after your talk that the members truly gained a great deal from this.

Many thanks once again from our Committee and all our members.

Sincerely,


Roger Stevenson.
Templestowe Mens' Probus Club.
Oct 6, 2009

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Corporate governance presentation for accounting firm Deloitte

February 25, 2009

This morning I attended a forum on corporate governance and corporate responsibility at Deloitte offices. Great mix of corporates from big as well as small and medium but some very senior people where Stephen Mayne was the speaker. He was inspiring, learned and entertaining. But most of all he was visionary about the directions of what should be happening around governance, corporate structures, and the total re-engineering of the "system". It was like listening to someone who had just done a two year review into the banking/financial system and listing the recommendations.... I know every person went away thinking he was a visionary.

Denis Moriarty
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
www.ourcommunity.com.au

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A nice letter from Neil Mitchell

October 9, 2002

Dear Stephen

On behalf of the Melbourne Press Club I would like to thank you for being part of our Jounalism 2002 Conference. We have received excellent feedback about the whole event and your input was crucial. If we can ever repay the favour, don't hesitate to call.

Neil Mitchell
Melbourne Press Club

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Geelong branch of the Australian Shareholders' Association

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hi Stephen,

Your presentation on Tuesday was highly praised by all of the attendees that I spoke to, and words such as “best ever” and “amazing” were regularly used.

Stephen, we all realise what a busy person you are, and we greatly appreciated your coming to Geelong and fitting us into your extremely tight schedule.

I sincerely hope that you eventually realise your political ambitions, as we certainly could do with more people like you in politics.

With Sincere Thanks,

Neville

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University of Melbourne Commerce Alumni Society Annual Dinner

July 17, 2009

Stephen, your keynote address at our Annual Reunion Dinner was simply fantastic. You had 200 people totally tuned in for the best part of an hour. You tailored your material to suit the market, you had fun with the audience, took questions, enjoyed a few laughs, you won a few arguments and also took a few blows and loved every minute of it. And your willingness to be on your feet for that length of time was first class. It was a superb effort. Thanks again.

Ross Cameron
President
UMCAS (University of Melbourne Commerce Alumni Society)

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Australian Institute of Company Directors

Two hour panel discussion with Don Stammer and former WA Premier Richard Court on the question: If the Corporation Were a Person Would That Person be a Psychopath? Also scenario played for 90 minutes on a mock board with the likes of Stockland chairman Graham Bradley, former ASIC chairman Alan Cameron and former Woodside CEO John Akehurst.

“…the conference scored a very high overall satisfaction rate of 8.18 out of 10…your presentation was named by a number of delegates as one of the aspects of the conference they found most of benefit.”

Pauline Green
General Manager Sales & Marketing
June 21, 2005

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2011 Communities in Control Conference

June 3, 2011

Thank you so much for your fantastic contribution to our 2011 Communities in Control Conference.

Your presentation was powerful in so many ways - stimulating, ground breaking, and most welcome by the entire audience.


Fr Joe Caddy (CEO CatholicCare)
Denis Moriarty (MD, Our Community)
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2009 Local Government Public Relations and Communication Conference

"The feedback from our delegates on your address was outstanding! Their comments included: Excellent; Very funny engaging presenter delivering valuable mesage; Exceptionally relevant, Great opener; Dynamic speaker."

Caryn Morgan
Conference Manager
February 27, 2009

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State Library of Victoria: 2011 Stephen Murray-Smith lecture

October 14, 2011

"I think the lecture can be described as a 'tour de force!' It attracted a capacity audience and the feeling in the room suggested that all were listening avidly. A number of audience members were particularly effusive in their praise of your lecture."

Kate Molloy
Acting CEO

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Warrandyte branch of Bendigo Bank

September 24, 2011

Dear Stephen

Thank you so much for speaking at our business dinner earlier this month. The Board and our guests found the talk stimulating and enjoyable and were truly delighted with the knowledge and experience you have in such diverse topics. Your speech made the dinner a great success, and we had many comments afterwards saying how much people had enjoyed it.

Sarah Wrigley
Director


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Feedback from CEO of Southern Cross Broadcasting

Dear Stephen

Thank you for your interest in joining the Southern Cross Broadcasting team.

Whilst I'm sure Graham Mott will write to you with an appropriate response in relation to 3AW, I thought it would be helpful for you to know that we did give serious consideration to your application, and that I am of the opinion that you could be a very capable broadcaster.

We will keep you in mind for the future.

Tony Bell
Managing Director
Southern Cross Broadcasting
February 19, 2002

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Leadership Ballarat and Western Region

July 24, 2013

Stephen Mayne is an authentic leader who shared his story for grassroots leadership, accountability and the future. He was inspiring on how to be an advocate for your community through brave actions, commitment and knowledge. He was thoroughly enjoyed by all the night and highlighted the need for being passionate for a cause.

Sofia Fiusco

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Speech to corporate affairs team of ASX50 company

October 30, 2015

Thank you so much for such an engaging and interesting presentation to our Corporate Affairs team. People really enjoyed hearing you talk and you generated much conversation during the rest of the conference and back in the office.

You have such an interesting perspective on how listed companies should engage with their smaller shareholders and it's something we take seriously.

Jane Doe is currently doing a review of how we communicate with shareholders and I know is thinking about your comments as part of that.

Thanks again, we're very appreciative.

Name withheld

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Opera House panel with Bob Brown and others on media power at Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Dear Stephen,

Thanks so much for being part of the Festival of Dangerous Idea. You did a wonderful job in the debate. It was great to have you on the panel.

All the best, A
2010

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UTS symposium on Korean and Australian shareholder activism

May 22, 2015

Dear Stephen

Thank you for your fantastic contribution yesterday - your insights were amazing.

Kind regards

Dr Bronwen Dalton
UTS BUSINESS SCHOOL

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Australian Shipowners Association annual conference

September 9, 2010

Stephen was a great speaker and thoroughly researched the current issues facing the Australian Shipping Industry. He provided a very positive assessment of shipping policy as an independent observer.

Karen
Australian Shipowners Association

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Carlton Rotary Club

October 20, 2015

Hi Stephen,

Thank you very much indeed for visiting us today and giving a most interesting talk. Town planning is very much to the forefront of everyone's mind these days and it was fascinating to hear your views. Many people came up to me after the meeting to comment on how much they had enjoyed your talk. I would like to take you up on your offer to visit the club again and will be in contact earlier next year.

Kind regards

Tim Lennie
Rotary Club of Carlton

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AIA National Investors Conference
Gold Coast July 28, 2010

Stephen

The evaluations from our recent AIA National Investors Conference indicated that this recent conference was one of our best ever, in no small part attributable to your contribution as a presenter.

As you may be aware all delegates were asked to rate all speakers out of 5 for both content and presentation. I thought you might be interested to know that you scored 4.75 for content, 4.8 for presentation and overall rated 9.54 which ranked you as the top speaker overall.

Our delegates are quite critical so this is an excellent result. Congratulations.

I would also like to take the opportunity to advise that the dates for our 2011 conference are from 1 to 3 September at the Sydney Sofitel Wentworth. We hope you may be again interested in participating so ask you that you note these dates.

Once again, on behalf of the AIA, my sincere thanks to you for your time and effort in preparing a very informative presentation for our AIA National Investors Conference.

Many thanks
Silvana Eccles
Executive Officer

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Churchill Club: how to build a killer board panel


On behalf of the AICD Victorian Division and The Churchill Club I would like to express our appreciation to you for your involvement in the directors briefing 'How to build a killer board'. Feedback from members and guests was extremely positive with many indicating they found the event informative and enjoyable. The briefing was very successful, and your positive contribution was greatly appreciated - we needed to hear what you so cogently put across.

Brendan Lewis, Churchill Club
Sonia Romeo, AICD
February 14, 2006

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Power in Australia
Scotch College June 18, 2010

Dear Stephen,

Our students felt privileged to hear you speak at Scotch this morning. There has been quite a buzz among the boys as they debate and consider the views you presented. Discussions have already started taking place in the staff room and the library and will no doubt continue in the days ahead. It is difficult to gauge the impact that exposure to experts such as yourself will have on our boys' futures, but we do know that they embrace such opportunities enthusiastically. It was a pleasure to have you with us as part of our Breakfast Series.

Very best wishes,
Rachel

Acting Head of Library
SCOTCH COLLEGE MELBOURNE

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Speech to breakfast gathering of barristers

June 3, 2010

If you could again pass our thanks on to Stephen, the response to his talk has been fantastic!

Regards,
Brett

Clerk
GREENS LIST BARRISTERS

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Manningham U3A stockmarket class

April 21, 2010

Stephen, thank you for a great presentation at our U3A class last Thursday. I admired your capacity to retain all of the company facts and figures, which was of considerable interest to our class.

Ray Cross


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Old Ivanhoe Grammarians dinner speech

Dear Stephen,

I am writing to thank you most sincerely for giving up your time to address the OIGA Dinner last Friday evening.

There is no doubt that the audience was greatly amused by the account of your career as a would-be politician and board member. Not many people would be prepared to take themselves out of their comfort zone as you have done and we admire you for that.

Kind regards
Kevin McLean
President, OIGA
April 3, 2007
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City of Yarra business breakfast

March 25, 2010

Stephen has a real presence and a self assuredness about him that makes the audience sit up and listen. He is an intelligent man that has his ear and fingers in many pies.

I would say that he appealed to most of our audience (which was the main thing) the 20% or so would find Stephen too opinionated and too much of a stirrer…working on the edge.

But I believe this is why he is popular because he is not a fence sitter and he is very controversial……..guess his history has shown him as a gutsy individual.

He mixed well at the start of the breakfast, his timed his presentation well and he stayed right to the end, which was really appreciated.

Angela Collie
Project & Business Liaison Officer
City of Yarra

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Melbourne Rotary Club Speech

February 24, 2010

Dear Stephen,

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Melbourne I would like to thank you for the stimulating address you delivered last Wednesday. Chair person David Carruthers' introduction promised a provocative and entertaining experience I am delighted to say you delivered with aplomb. A number of members have indicated that yours was one of the most interesting addresses we have at Rotary this year. Thank you again, particularly for stepping in at such short notice.

Yours Sincerely
Barry Watts
President
Rotary Club of Melbourne Inc

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LGPro Business Lunch

December 15, 2009

Dear Stephen,


Just a note to thank you most sincerely for presenting at our Business Lunch held at Hilton on the Park last week.

The feedback received was very positive. A number of LGPro members comments on the value of the message you delivered and its relevance to the local government sector and to them personally.

We are most appreciative of your involvement and for delivering a presentation ensuring our event was a valuable experience for all those who attended.

Once again, many thanks for your contribution.

Yours Sincerely

David Preiss
CEO
LGPro (Local Government Professionals)
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Launch of Adam Schwab's book Pigs in the Trough

March 15, 2010

Thanks again for the launch, the view appears unanimous that you spoke brilliantly.

Adam Schwab
Author and commentator

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Insto Magazine Capital Raising conference

October 15, 2009

Dear Stephen ,

I am writing to thank you for taking time out to make a presentation at the Capital Raising Summit last week. I also wanted to share some of the excellent feedback you received from delegates – you received an average rating of 8/10.

Some comments from delegates include:

“different take – very well researched”

“Great alternative perspective”

“Great to hear the investor perspective”

“Lively & informative”

“Informative and currently very topical”

If you could please send through the paper for this session – we could distribute this to delegates for their reference.

I look forward to working with you again.

Best Regards,

Shivangi

Senior Conference Producer
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AuSAE National Third Sector Leaders Symposium 2010

26 October 2010

Dear Stephen

Please accept a big “thank you” for the effort you took to contribute to our Symposium last Tuesday at the Crown Promenade Hotel.

The quality of the materials presented throughout the day was really good, and your presentation was very useful to this audience and served as a lift to other “governance” sessions.

Again, thank you sincerely for your contribution to AuSAE.

Richard

National Executive Officer
Australian Society of Association Executives Ltd

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AIA National Conference

"Final numbers indicated we had over 300 delegates. All who attended the conference gave very positive feedback and felt that the standard of the overall program and presentations were exceptionally high. ....Out of the 37 presentations yours ranked in the top five."

Silvana Eccles
Australian Investors' Association
August 5, 2008

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Australian Economic Forum - Presentation


Hi Stephen,

We've had very positive feedback from attendees regarding your presentation with many requesting a copy of your presentation. In response to this we would like to place a transcript of the presentation on the AEF website www.australianeconomicforum.com.au.

Can you please let me know if you are happy to allow this and send me a PDF copy of your presentation?

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Christine Mamone
Event Organiser, DKC International Conference and Event Management
August 26, 2009

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State Library of Victoria

May 22, 2009

Thank you very much for your contribution last night to Hot Ink: Radicals and Rascals.

The discussion was informative, at times provocative and very funny. It was very interesting to think about the evolution of our society's response to boundary-pushers, rule-breakers and opinionated loud-mouths in general!! The audience feedback was very positive.

Thanks again Stephen, and I hope to work with you again in the future.

Claire Pittman
Project Officer
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Brimbank Council Business Breakfast

April 17, 2009

Stephen gave an interesting and informative presentation in a manner that kept the entire audience attentive. A great morning all round.

Yours sincerely,

Brian O'Dwyer
Brimbank Event Co-ordinator

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Finance Sector Union National Conference

April 17, 2009

Thank you very much for attending the Finance Sector Union National Conference in Acheron, we appreciate the fact that you took time to drive through fire ravaged Victorian bushland to attend, and, of course, appreciate the fact that you were able to give us your insight into the Global Financial Crisis. All the delegates were delighted to have met you and listened to you, you really set up a most interesting couple of days of discussion about our industry and our union's position within it.

Leon Carter
National Secretary
Finance Sector Union

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Alliance Freelance Convention

"On behalf of the team at the Walkley Foundation and the Media Alliance, I wanted to sincerely thank you for all your support and effort in being part of the Freelance Journalism Convention in Melbourne. We have had exceptionally positive feedback from our attendees, a reflection of your expertise and the fascinating experiences and ideas you communicated to our delegates. The general consensus was that your session was enlightening and provided inspiration for other journalists. The Walkleys relies on the goodwill and support of Australia's talented journalists to make events like these happen and I can't thank you enough for taking time out from your hectic workload to make the convention such a memorable event."

Christopher Warren
MEAA Federal Secretary
31 March 2009

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2009 Local Government Public Relations & Communication Conference

"At the conference, the feedback from our delegates on your address was outstanding! Their comments included: Excellent; Very funny engaging presenter delivering valuable message to us at the same time; Great insight of how council PR can make media work for them; Dynamic; Great opener; Interesting and entertaining speaker - set the tone for the conference."

Caryn Morgan
Conference Manager
Local Government Public Relations Association
27 February 2009

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ATO Debt Conference

"Thanks for your presentation at the conference - you were a hit, and very generous with your time afterwards."

Jo Bramble
Director, Strategic Communication
Debt business line, Australian Taxation Office
Nov 17, 2008

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

"Thanks Stephen. The feedback from Wednesday was fantastic. All the best"

Trevor Danos
Partner
Oct 14, 2008
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Friends of the Auburn Tower Inc AGM

"Thank you again for your generous gift of your time and talents last night. I think the number and quality of the questions indicated how well you engaged the audience. Yours will be a very hard act to follow next year!"

Alan K Chuck
Vice President
Oct 13, 2008

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David Jones CEO responds after AGM board tilt

Dear Stephen,


I write to thank you for both you nominating for a position on our Board and for the courteous manner with which you conducted yourself before and during our AGM.


Yours Sincerely
Peter Wilkinson
CEO
January 2001


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Victorian Cigar Society Dinner

Stephen,

Thank you again for the brilliant after dinner speech. It was a robust address as evidenced by the enthusiasm of questioners.

Bernard Corser
November 13, 2008

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Total Environmental Centre

July 13, 2010

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for your taking part in politics of Sustainability last week. Please find attached a letter of thanks from Jeff.

Any feedback or suggestions you may have for future Green Capital events is most welcome.

I hope we cross paths again in the future.

Kind regards,
Tessa Menzies
Sustainability Events and Marketing Manager

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Financial Executives Institute of Australia
Governance talk to senior finance executives

“We were particularly struck by the frank and candid manner in which you presented and analysed a number of controversial corporate events.”

David Carruthers
Chairman
March 2, 2001

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Cinema Owners Association of Australia

"The feedback that we have received from those in attendance at your presentation has been very positive.”

Dee Cavanagh
Program co-ordinator
June 7, 2001

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Public Relations Institute of Queensland

“Your presentation was informative…challenging and thought-provoking…”

David Donohue
President
PRIA Queensland
Sept 24, 2003


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Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance

“ Your contributions to the exchange of ideas and information were an inspiration to the freelancers that attended the convention.”

Danielle Townsend
Organiser
May 15, 2000

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Julian Burnside debate
Debate with Robert Manne and Ramona Koval

“…a subject which, at first sight, was so vague managed to generate such animated discussion. It is exactly the sort of discussion which the Mietta Mondays are intended to generate.”

May 4, 2004

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Communities in Control conference

“The feedback on your session…stimulated new thinking and action – it was an exceptional effort..”

Rhonda Galbally
Chief Executive Officer

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Scotch College: 2005 media forum, Melbourne

“Your presentation contributed greatly to our staff and students' enjoyment. We thank you for your ability to engage our boys with your ideas and inspiration.”

Suzette Boyd and the Library staff

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Churchill Club: how to build a killer board

Chaired a panel on pitfalls in board rooms

“…was extremely positive, with (members) indicating they found the evening informative and enjoyable.”

Brendan Lewis
Executive Director
The Churchill Club
Feb 14, 2006

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Chartered Secretaries Association seminars - Is the AGM Dead?

“Helpful and informative session stimulating interesting ideas about approaches to governance solutions…”

Fiona D'Abico
Marketing and Event co-ordinator.

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Chartered Secretaries Association: Is the AGM Dead?

“An excellent, informative and entertaining session – a model for AGMs of the future?”

Kate Tunstall
National Conference Producer

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Chartered Secretaries Association: Victorian Public Sector Update

“Hi Stephen,
Thank you once again for your wonderful contribution to our symposium last week!"

Fiona D'Abico
Marketing & Event Coordinator

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Australian Super Investment Conference
Summary of the year in corporate governance

“The feedback we have received…has been extremely positive. You are definitely one our most popular presenters…”

Fiona Reynolds
Manager & Convenor
Sept 7, 2006

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Fairley Leadership program: Discussion about challenges facing Australia

“The feedback…was overwhelmingly positive towards your session.” “So positive…amazing strength given what he suffered”

Stephen Merrylees
Executive Director
Aug 4, 2006

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Melbourne Social Forum

“…you added an important, if not critical, contribution to the debate, and clarity …”

Josie Gibson

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Municipal Association of Victoria 2006 conference

“ We received excellent feedback and really appreciated your participation”

Rob Spence
Chief Executive Officer
July 27, 2006

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The Finance and Treasury Association

“(Your) session was well received and made a valuable contribution to the success of the Congress.”

G.James Hewton MFTA
Chief Executive Officer
The Finance and Treasury Association

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Newsagent Association Christmas party
From Crikey to The Mayne Report

“…declared this 35th Annual Meeting, "the best ever!!"

Gerard Attwood
Australian Newsagent of the Year, 1997.
Sorrento Newspower Newsagency


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Melbourne Centre FINSIA Dinner

“People at my table really enjoyed it and kept saying how 'courageous' they thought you are.”

David Michell
Business Development Manager
Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
Sept 28, 2007

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National Library of Australia: Digital Culture Talks - Online journalism and its impact on traditional media

“… very positive feedback on your presentation at the Library; most of the comments refer to how inspirational and principled you are.”

Bobby Graham
Web Content Manager
Web Publishing Branch, IT Division
National Library of Australia
Sept 7, 2007

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Phillips Fox : Young Professionals
Disclose, disclose, disclose - Stephen Mayne on publishing and being damned

“I wanted to pass on the thanks of the industry for your contribution to our conference last week. Your presentation was extremely well received…”

Richard Wise
Manager Government & Public Affairs
Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy
May 17, 2007

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Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Dinner

“…the audience was greatly amused by the account of your career as a would-be politician and board member.”

Kevin Mclean
President
OIGA
April 3, 2007

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Speech to RMIT journalism students on "The Crazy Crikey Story"

“The students were all abuzz after the coffee break, fueled with motivation and I reckon a touch of admiration! They are not yet completely cynical.”

Andrew Dodd
March 31, 2007

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Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program: Experience as a journalist in Victoria


“Your contribution was singled out as being particularly illuminating.”

Dr Julie Stephens,
Senior Lecturer,
School of Social Sciences,
Victoria University
Mar 14, 2007

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International CFO Forum: What stakeholders really want

“…a CFO who said how much he got out of your presentation.”

Josie Gibson
March 20, 2007

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Centre for Corporate Public Affairs

"Participant feedback has been excellent... We are grateful that you have been an important part of advancing the knowledge base and practice of public affairs by affording us your thoughts, experience and time."

Geoff Allen
Chairman

Wayne Burns
Director
July 16, 2007

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Goulburn Valley Community Leadership Program


"The feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive towards your session... In fact, some participants mentioned your presentation as a highlight of the day."

Stephen Merrylees
December 14, 2007