Welcome to RDA Moreton Bay

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay has partnered with Mission Australia to deliver the fourth series of Leadership Exposed – a series of breakfast events held at North Lakes Golf Club with renowned speakers designed to explore, investigate and promote current and emerging leadership themes.

9 Apr

Successful Leadership is Belaying the Rock Climbers
Associate Professor Dimity Dornan, AO and Executive Director and Founder of Hear & Say


 “Leadership involves challenging yourself and others to see, believe and achieve what is beyond normal expectations. As the culmination of life experiences and intentional self- development, your personal leadership style has the power to not only grow yourself but also to grow others. One happens before you are a successful leader, and the other only after you reach success. This allows your success to make its mark on you and the culture of your organisation.

The trick is to learn how to belay the rock-climbers, your Team of Teams, while ascending the heights.”

About Dimity Dornan
PhD UQ, HonDUniv USQ, BSpThy, FSPAA, CpSp, LSLS Cert AVT

Dimity Dornan AO is a Speech Pathologist and the Founder and Executive Director of Hear and Say, which enables deaf children to listen and speak. Dimity has been granted a number of awards including: Member of the Order of Australia (1998); Australian Medical Association Award of Distinction for Services to Medicine (1999); Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2005); Suncorp Queenslander of the Year (2010- 2011); University of Queensland Alumnus of the Year (2011); Telstra Business Woman of the Year for Queensland (2011); Queensland Greats (2013); Dame of Honour, Order of St John; Officer of the Order of Australia (2014), and the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).

7th May

The Power of Your Brand!
Allan Bonsall, Director of Brand Genetics


Without a customer you don’t have a business. That’s what powerful brands are all about – brands create loyalty through strong customer relationships that makes your customers want to come back again, and again, and again.

Every business can plan for success if the owners and managers are prepared to put their brand at the very heart of their business strategy:

  • What makes the world’s greatest brands successful?
  • Why is the emotional connection of a brand so important?
  • Defining your business from your customer’s point of view to create loyalty.
  • How to identify the key parts of your brand and how they impact on every part of your business, from workforce planning to budgeting.
  • How to translate your business into customer benefits by thinking like your customer


About Allan Bonsall

Allan spent three decades delivering branding and marketing solutions to leading Australian and international companies including Toyota, Sheraton Hotels, Coles and Myer, P&O, Bank of Queensland and RACQ. For the past decade he has worked closely with a diverse range of organisations building the strength of their brands and creating success and wealth through customer loyalty.

Allan is the author of two books: Brand-aid, a no-nonsense look at how an organisation’s brand can form the very heart of their business planning, and Entrepreneurial Intelligence, a powerful formula for success built around vision, passion and brand.

4th June

Leading with Confidence – Identifying Your Strengths, Qualities and Attributes to be a Leader!
Jacque Biddulph


This session focuses on the foundations of effective leadership in understanding the importance of personal qualities in leading others.

This is an opportunity to gain awareness of your current strengths and qualities and how to develop further in the areas that will assist you to build and maintain your business by being an effective leader.

You’ll leave with increased confidence in your leadership ability and ideas for a clear personal and professional development plan for the future.

Jacque is a highly experienced corporate speaker, business mentor and workshop facilitator who has worked with owners, management and staff at many corporate and government organisations to help implement new ways of thinking to increase workplace productivity and enjoyment.

Leading a Retail business through a period of significant disruption
Peter Birtles, Group Managing Director & CEO of Super Retail Group

 Peter Birtles

Peter will explore the impact of globalisation and digital disruption on the retail industry and the transformation that Super Retail Group is undertaking to respond to these disruptive factors. He will cover the impacts on the customer relationship, the business model, the culture and the leadership of the organisation.

About Peter Birtles

Peter Birtles joined Super Retail Group in April 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed as Managing Director in January 2006.

Over the last eight years he has overseen the reinvigoration of the Supercheap Auto business, the development of the BCF Boating, Camping, Fishing business, the launch of the Goldcross Cycles business, the acquisition of the Ray’s Outdoors business, the launch of the new FCO Fishing Camping and Outdoors business in New Zealand and the acquisition of Rebel Sport Group.

During this time, Group sales have grown from $500 million to just over $2 billion. Peter was named 2013 CEO of the Year by The Australian’s Deal Magazine and 2014 CEO of the Year by the National Retailers Association (NRA).

Prior to joining Super Retail Group, Peter spent 12 years working with The Boots Company in the United Kingdom and Australia in a variety of senior finance, operations and information technology roles.

Peter is a Chartered Accountant who started his career working with Coopers & Lybrand.

Peter is a Non-Executive Director of GWA Group Limited and is a Board Member of the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA).

 Event Details

Time: 7.00am registration
for 7.15am to 9.00am


North Lakes Resort Golf Club
1 Bridgeport Drive,
North Lakes Qld 4509


$44 per person incl. hot breakfast
Workshops 2, 3 & 4 $75 

Table of 4 $132 (save $44)


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