Leaders Symposium


The Lane 6 Leaders Symposium is an invitation-only lunch event designed to inspire and connect Australia’s highest performing leaders. Presented by The Brand Institute of Australia, Lane 6 will feature a hand-picked selection of elite leaders, who will share their unique stories and insights into high performance.


From the CFO of the Year, to Australia’s leading Data Scientist, the Lane 6 Leaders Symposium will explore the road to success at the highest level, through innovation and inspiration.

We welcome your interest and look forward to you joining us.



OCT 2019


Vue De Monde

NOV 2019

For enquiries please email sam@brandinstitute.com.au


Data Scientist of the Year

CFO of the Year

Matthew Kuperholz (PwC)

Janelle Hopkins (REA Group)

Professor Matt Kuperholz is PwC Australia's Chief Data Scientist and Australia's top analytics leader.He is a recipient of a Prime Ministerial award for being one of Australia's top 100 knowledge workers. He also happens to be the premiere computer geek in Australia, applying A.I. in anger to real world client problems most days this millennium.

Internationally recognised as a leader in innovation, with a proven record for finance transformation through leveraging data and analytics to drive better commercial insights. Janelle has a genuine passion for leadership and building performance driven teams who thrive in environments of continuous disruption and constant change.


Former World Champion / Iron Man

Australia’s Leading Reputation Analyst

Guy Leech
Karl Treacher (The Brand Institute of Australia)

In front of 120,000 people, Guy Leech triumphed in the world’s first ever professional ironman race - The Coolangatta Gold in 1984. A 46km race of running, swimming and paddling in near 40–degree heat from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta and back. Guy stayed at the top of the sport for the next decade cementing his name in the national psyche along with winning major ironman races all over the planet including the World Ironman title.

Associate Professor Karl Treacher (GAICD) has 20 years' experience working with tier-one brands, boards and business leaders and is recognised as an expert in organisational reputation, brand, culture and experience alignment. As an authority in corporate reputation, Karl has led boards and executive teams through the repositioning of many of Australia’s iconic companies.


Lloyd Lazaro

Lloyd combines over 20 years of commercial sales, marketing and leadership experience with fifteen years in Executive Search and Recruitment.

Why Lane 6?

The story behind ‘Lane 6’ harks back to the mid 1970’s and a small swimming pool on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. With only 6 lanes, what the pool lacked in size, it made up for in medals. Over a 10 year period, this quiet suburban pool produced some of Australia’s highest performing, world-class swimmers including one of our leadership speakers, former world champion Guy Leech. The pool is a reminder that greatness can begin anywhere.


Level 13, 2 Park St

Sydney, NSW, 2000

Phone : 02 9095 4225


Level 19, 644 Chapel St

South Yarra, VIC, 3141


@The Brand Institute Pty. Ltd. All Rights Reserved 2020

Brand. Reputation. CULTURE