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Bond Business Leaders Forum - Passing the torch to Brisbane: Will the Olympic Flame burn bright?


Bond Business School invites you to the upcoming

Bond Business Leaders Forum

Passing the torch to Brisbane: Will the Olympic Flame burn bright?

Join our expert sport panel as they discuss the politics, challenges and opportunities emerging in the countdown to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.

Date: Thursday, 13 June 2024

Time: 11.30am (Registration), 12-2pm (Event)

Venue: Princeton Room, Level 3, Building 6


  • Bond Students - $20.00 per person
  • Bond Staff - $25.00 per person
  • Bond Alumni - $40.00 per person
  • General Ticket - $55.00 per person

Parking: Parking is complimentary for pre-registered vehicles only. Please ensure you register your details via the registration link below. Parking is available in PG9 & PG10 carpark.


Registrations close 5pm Thursday, 6 June, 2024 for catering purposes.

Speaker | Ian Chesterman

Ian is an Australian sports administrator serving as the President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). He previously served as a Vice President of the AOC, and most recently the Chef de Mission of the Australian Team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Speaker | Elia Hill

Elia has over two decades of sport industry experience, collaborating across Government, Sport, and High Performance Executive coaching. She has held pivotal roles at Tennis Australia and the Queensland Government.

Speaker | Pat Howard

Pat is a former rugby international player and coach for the Leicester Tigers. Previously the CEO at MSL Solutions and leadership at Australian Rugby Union and Cricket Australia. His diverse expertise fuels his current role at the ASC, as the EGM Strategy, Insights and Innovation.

Speaker | Patrick Johnson

Patrick is a Kaanju man from Far North Queensland. He is an Olympian, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist in the 4x 100 metres relay and the current Oceanian and Australian record holder in the 100 metres. Patrick is a board member for the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee, Chair of Australian Olympic Committee Indigenous Advisory Council, a member of the Australian Sports Commission Executive Leadership Committee for the High Performance Strategy and Indigenous Advisory Committee for the High Performance Strategy and Deadly Choices Olympic Partnerships Manager.

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