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Fireside chat with The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC


Margaret Street

Margaret Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Fireside chat with The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC

“Australia’s future prosperity and security depends on Australian entrepreneurship and innovation. Not only does entrepreneurship offer an exciting and interesting prospect for both study and business life, it provides a set of skills and attitudes enabling you to navigate a very volatile world and make volatility your friend, not your foe”, says former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC.

Coraggio is delighted to extend you a complimentary invitation to join us as our guest and hear firsthand how we can expand and future proof your business, followed by a personal session with The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC.

Coraggio’s CEO, Richard Skarzynski will open the session discussing how being part of a Coraggio peer-to-peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively throughout 2021 and beyond.

Followed by a fireside chat with former Australian Prime Minister, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC along with Coraggio Chair & Mayor of Woollahra, Susan Wynne.

About the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC

Australia’s 29th Prime Minister (2015-2018)

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC had international careers in law, business and the media prior to entering politics at the age of 50.

During his tenure as Prime Minister he reformed Australia’s personal income tax, education and childcare systems, facilitated same sex marriage legislation and announced construction of Snowy Hydro 2.0, the largest pumped hydro scheme in the southern hemisphere. Mr Turnbull embarked on the most significant peacetime investment in Australian defence capabilities and established Australia’s first national cyber security strategy.

Globally, Mr Turnbull played a leading role in reviving the Transpacific Partnership (TPP-11 or CPTPP) following the withdrawal from the United States. He also struck deals with US Presidents Obama and Trump to accept refugees attempting to arrive in Australia illegally by boat.

As a young lawyer, Mr Turnbull successfully defended former MI5 agent Peter Wright against the British Government in the 1986 “Spycatcher” trial prior to entering the financial sector where he ran his own investment banking firm. For more than a decade, before joining Goldman Sachs as a partner in 1997, in addition to his political career, Mr Turnbull has been a successful venture capitalist, co-founding OzEmail Limited, the first Australian tech company to be listed on the NASDAQ.

Since departing from politics, Mr Turnbull resumed his business career as a senior adviser to KKR Australia and an investor and adviser to numerous Australian technology businesses, as well as Director of the International Hydropower Association. Mr Turnbull speaks and writes on a range of issues including cyber security, geopolitics and renewable energy.

About Susan Wynne

Sydney Chair, Coraggio

Susan is an experienced leader encompassing more than 20 years working across multi-disciplined areas and diverse industries. Susan was elected Mayor of Woollahra in 2011 having been elected to Woollahra Council in 2008. In addition to her Local Government role Susan is Director of Capital at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, a Non-Executive Director with the ASX listed company MoneyMe and National Chair of the Red Cross Society of Women Leaders.

About Richard Skarzynski

Chief Executive Officer, Coraggio

Richard is a leader committed to delivering significant value, enabling business owners and entrepreneurs to future proof their business. He has been a Chair of Coraggio for more than six years and the CEO since 2017.

What is Coraggio?

Coraggio brings together Australian private business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in a secure and confidential boardroom environment to challenge assumptions, discuss new ideas, discover next steps and share concerns with neutral parties committed and accountable to one another.

Coraggio Members gather at their monthly Advisory Board and collectively with their fellow group of peer members from diverse industry sectors, work with their Chair, a lawyer, and an accountant to tangibly drive success and future proof their business.


Date: Friday 16 April 2021

Venue: Margaret Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Arrive: 9:00AM (9:30AM start) to 12:30PM

Morning tea will be served at 11:00AM. Food and beverages are individually packaged, and all guidelines and physical distancing measures are followed as per Government regulations.

Pre-meeting requirements

Registration does not guarantee a place at this event. Seating to this complimentary session is limited and aimed specifically at established business owners, industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Following your registration, you will be contacted by Louise McKeon from Coraggio’s Advisory Team.

Who should attend?

Businesses turning over a minimum of $500K.

Established business owners, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Businesses seeking to scale or sell.

To find out more please call

Louise McKeon on 0409 926 028 or email louise@coraggio.com.au

Minna Howlett on 0410 003 230 or email minna@coraggio.com.au

RSVP by Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Wishing you all the very best and good health! We look forward to meeting you there.