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Speaker 1

Martin Green

Martin Green is a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, involving several other Australian Universities and research groups. His group's contributions to photovoltaics are well known and include holding the record for silicon solar cell efficiency for 30 of the last 37 years, described as one of the “Top Ten” Milestones in the history of solar photovoltaics. The PERC solar cell that he invented in 1983 and his team developed to its full potential accounted for an estimated 85% of worldwide solar module production in 2020.

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Dr Luciano Cardellicchio

Dr Luciano Cardellicchio is a researcher, building engineer and architectural designer. He currently works at UNSW as a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Construction. His driving academic passions are to bridge the gap between architectural design and construction engineering both in teaching, research and practice. 


Dr Cardellicchio also has extensive experience as a project manager and senior designer in Rome and Canada and was awarded the Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2018 for the project ‘Our Future Heritage’. He also works with governments as an international assessor for the Research Evaluation System of the Russian Confederation (EURASIA) and the National Agency for Research Evaluation of the Italian Minister of Education and Research (ANVUR).

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Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker was on the way to his dream job as a fighter pilot when a military bus accident left him badly injured and his left hand amputated. Despite his injuries, Nathan returned to civilian flying in three months, resuming military and university duties within seven months. Nathan Parker was the first upper-limb amputee in the Australian Defence Force Academy’s history to complete his final 12 months and graduate.


Nathan is also an incredible athlete, representing Australia at two Invictus Games (Toronto 2017; Sydney 2018), competing in Indoor Rowing, Athletics and Swimming, winning a total of nine medals including three gold in Sydney. Additionally, he competed in two USA Warrior Games, bringing home 17 medals, and co-captaining the Australian team in 2019. 


As a result of the challenges he has overcome, and the incredible opportunities he has received, Nathan is passionate about giving back and assisting others. As a motivational speaker and mentor, Nathan aims to assist, encourage and inspire others to transform their toughest times into their greatest opportunities. He actively shares his story and message of resilience and mentors/volunteers for a number of organisations including The Hangar Youth

Mentoring and AMP CAMP. He now works as a flying instructor in Lismore, having obtained his commercial pilot’s licence, multi-engine instrument rating and achieving his aerobatic endorsement. 


In recognition of his achievements, Nathan was named the 2021 NSW Young Australian of the Year.

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Manasi Patil

Manasi is a 15 year old Gen-Z changemaker, who believes that 'to create a change, she should be the change'. She's the author of two books that create an insight on society, columnist at a reputed and leading newspaper in India, and works with global organizations that follow a similar mindset of growth and youth empowerment. As a public speaker, she speaks at events as a panellist and keynote speaker, conducts workshops in schools/organizations, and is gearing up for her first TEDx event taking place in late 2021. Manasi is also an avid STEM researcher, and an advocate for girlsinSTEM and the SDGs. Presently, she is working on her start-up. Her work has been recognized by several media publications, and the 'Indian Achievers Award', 'Inspiring Leadership Award 2021', and she has been listed in the 20 under 20 Influencer Awards.

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Mia Seisun

An avid public speaker and student leader, Mia Seisun likes to take social initiative regarding many of the pressing issues facing our generation. She is a member of our 2022 Year 12 Reddam cohort.  She’s won the...

Speaker 8

Katherine Westwood

Co-founder of ‘The Dinner Ladies’ alongside friend Katherine Westwood, Sophie Gilliatt is the definition of the home-grown entrepreneur. 
‘The Dinner Ladies’ was conceptualised at the school gate in 2007 and where Katherine and Sophie came up with the idea of preparing dinners for time-poor friends and family members so that they would always have good, homemade food in their fridges and freezers. Their business takes away the stress of thinking about, shopping for, preparing and cooking dinner for thousands of Australian families.


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Victor Xu

Student and aspiring actor. Victor Xu is a member of our 2022 Year 12 cohort with a strong comedic personality and many youthful insights to share. He played Lefou in the 2021 Reddam House Beauty and the Beast musical and lead role as Leo in Bassett by the Reddam House Senior Drama Production.

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Jahin Tanvir

Jahin Tanvir is a 20-year-old policy adviser, public speaker, author, and youth advocate. With a penchant of being multifaceted, Jahin possesses a strong background in youth leadership and advocacy in leading youth-led organisations such as Oaktree, World Vision, Red Cross, and the United Nations to name a few.
In 2021, Jahin received the 2021 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year in Individual Community Service as well as recognition in the 7NEWs Young Achiever awards for NSW/ACT. Jahin was also named the Zest Awards Outstanding Youth Leader for 2021. He has had guest speaker roles in Parliament House, National Roundtable on COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth by the Department of Health, ABC National Radio, and various panel discussions revolving around bringing the issues of young people at the forefront of mainstream discussions. Jahin is also a young media spokesperson trained by the Economic Media Centre as part of the Centre for Australian Progress, providing expert media commentary on young people's experiences in Australian communities.

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