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Breakfast at the Next Level | December 2024

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.

 


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Breakfast at the Next Level | November 2024

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.

 


With Alf Ianniello – Managing Director/CEO at Codan

Breakfast at the Next Level | October 2024

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.

 


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Breakfast at the Next Level | September 2024

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.

 


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Breakfast at the Next Level | August 2024

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.

 


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Breakfast at the Next Level | Trailblazing Leadership

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.

 


Join us for breakfast on Wednesday, July 3rd, as we meet with Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment SA. This breakfast, “Trailblazing Leadership with Erma Ranieri – The Art of Managing 100,000 People,” promises to start your day with a boost of inspiration and valuable insights.

The event will feature an inspiring interview with Erma Ranieri, one of the most influential voices in leadership and transformation. Her extensive experience and wisdom will provide invaluable insights and practical tools to help you navigate challenges and seize new opportunities. This is your chance to be motivated by Erma’s advocacy for diversity, gender equality, and innovative public service.

Don’t miss this opportunity to kickstart your day with inspiration and connect with a community of motivated individuals. We look forward to seeing you there!

Breakfast at the Next Level | Trailblazing Leadership – The Art of Managing 100,000 People
with Erma Ranieri – Commissioner for Public Sector Employment SA

 

Wednesday 3 July 2024 | 7:00AM – 9:00AM

(networking from 6.30)

Adelaide Pavilion | Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide

 

About our guest

Appointed as Commissioner for Public Sector Employment in 2014, Erma Ranieri is driven to create a world-leading public sector that makes a difference for the South Australian community through an agile, flexible, and inclusive workplace.

Throughout her extensive career in the public and private sectors, her dynamic and inclusive leadership style has helped organisations optimise productivity while also enhancing employee wellbeing.

Erma was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2021 Australia Day Honours list, for her long-standing advocacy of gender equality, diversity and disability employment and her commitment to public sector reform.

Join us for breakfast on Wednesday 3rd of July 2024. Book your seats today.

1079 Life and SOL Results presents BREAKFAST AT THE NEXT LEVEL

Breakfast at the Next Level | June 2024

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.


Join us for an inspiring morning with Bob Beaumont, hosted by SOL Results and Stan Kontos on Wednesday, June 5th. Bob’s journey from joining his father’s tile business at 18 to becoming Australia’s largest tile merchant is a testament to resilience and vision.

Through decades of dedication, Bob transformed the company from a modest operation to a nationwide powerhouse, weathering economic storms and expanding into new markets. His retirement in 2021 marked the end of a storied career, leaving behind a legacy of innovation and success.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Bob’s remarkable journey.

Breakfast at the Next Level | The Diary of an Entrepreneur

How Bob Beaumont tiled the way for his $200 million family business with guest Bob Beaumont – Retired Chairman of Beaumont Tiles

Wednesday 5 June 2024 | 7:00AM – 9:00AM

(networking from 6.30)

Adelaide Pavilion | Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide

About our guest

In 1968 I joined my 56-year ld father in his tiny wholesale and tile business at the age of 18 as a stop gap before going to university to study engineering. I found, however, I had an aptitude for sales, marketing and business and decided to stay.

After working for 10 years in the warehouse, on deliveries and in sales, while studying marketing at a tertiary level, I became General Manager in 1978.

We outgrew our premises in Wright St Adelaide and shifted to 200 Grote St Adelaide in the 1970s. This became a catalyst for growth as I began to drive the business to growth focusing on both retail and trade rather than focusing almost exclusively on trade as we had at until that time. Through many years of growth through the traumatic years of the late 80s and early 90s when thousands of businesses went broke under the burden of near 20% interest rates imposed by the Keating government we barely survived but then thrived as we grew into Queensland, NT, Victoria, ACT and eventually the big NSW market. Later we added Tasmania and eventually WA only a year before I retired.

We eventually became the largest tile merchant in Australia with 116 stores in all states and territories.

I retired at the end of 2021 when we sold the business to Bunnings.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

I am happily married to Sue and have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

We are both retired, me most recently, after a career of nearly 53 years.

I have 3 older brothers all of whom had shares in the company and sat of the board of directors.

We are involved with a local church which we enormously enjoy.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS

Whilst we enjoy overseas travel we are not fanatical overseas travellers as many retirees are, preferring to do Australian based trips.

We are currently building a new home of our own design, which is more practical for us as we age, than our current home, a project which, by its nature is frustrating, but ultimately brings great satisfaction.

I meet regularly with individuals over coffee to encourage and mentor and with a business prayer group once a month.

Join us for breakfast on Wednesday 5th of June 2024. Book your seats today.

1079 Life and SOL Results presents BREAKFAST AT THE NEXT LEVEL

Breakfast at the Next Level | Cyber Security

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.


Join Stan Kontos and SOL Results on Wednesday, May st as we welcome Kim Scott, Defence Industry Expert – former Director Land & Integrated Systems unit at BAE Systems Australia & currently Chair of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre Ltd.

With over 38 years of experience and a track record of leadership at BAE Systems Australia and other esteemed organizations, Mr. Scott brings unparalleled expertise in managing complex defence projects and driving innovation.

As the former Director of the $600 million per annum Land & Integrated Systems unit at BAE Systems Australia, Mr. Scott’s leadership knowledge has left a permanent mark on the industry. Currently serving as the Chair of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre Ltd and holding directorial positions in various ventures, he continues to shape the landscape of defence technology and strategic leadership.

Join us for an inspiring morning as Mr. Scott shares insights gathered from his impressive career, offering invaluable perspectives on leadership, innovation, and resilience. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to engage with a visionary leader and gain unparalleled insights into the evolving landscape of defence technology, leadership excellence and cyber security.

 

Breakfast at the Next Level | Cyber Security
It’s Time to Secure your Business or Workplace with Kim Scott – Chair of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre

Wednesday 1 May 2024 | 7:00AM – 9:00AM (networking from 6.30)

Adelaide Pavilion | Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide

 

About our guest

Mr Kim Scott is Principal Director and founder of his own consulting company, Three As One (TAO) Consulting, and has over 38 years experience in defence technology in the electronic and land systems markets, including 7 years at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, and 31 years in Defence Industry.

Prior to forming TAO Consulting, he was Managing Director and founder of Cleland Capital Pty Ltd, an Australian-based venture capital firm focussed on investing in software-centric Small-Medium Enterprises working in the data analytics and analytical intelligence domains.

He held senior executive roles in BAE Systems Australia, as Director of the $600M per annum Land & Integrated Systems business unit, in Tenix Defence as the General Manager of the Electronic Systems Division, and as a Director of SME defence company Vision Abell.

Kim has spent the past 20 years in general management roles overseeing delivery of complex defence projects including conversion of defence R&D into commercial products sold globally. He now conducts Independent Assurance Reviews for complex development projects within the Department of Defence and advises several innovative SME organisations operating in the Defence and Space markets.

Kim is presently the Chair of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) located at Lot Fourteen, Silentium Defence, and PMB Defence. He is a Non-Executive Director of QuantX Labs and Turbine Aeronautics and is also on the Advisory Board of Redarc Defence & Space Systems, Solinnov, IoT Consultants and the Australian Institute of Machine Learning (AIML).

Kim is married with two grown children, and for the last 40 years has been the bass player in the SA Music Hall of Fame inducted Adelaide band “The Mark Of Cain” (www.tmoc.com.au).

 

Principal Director – TAO Consulting Pty Ltd
Chair – Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre Ltd
Chair – Silentium Defence Pty Ltd
Chair – PMB Defence Pty Ltd
Director – QuantX Labs Pty Ltd
Director – Turbine Aeronautics Pty Ltd
Advisory Board – Redarc Defence & Space
Advisory Board – Solinnov Pty Ltd
Advisory Board – IoT Consultants Pty Ltd
Advisory Board – Aust Institute of Machine Learning

Join us for breakfast on Wednesday 1st of May 2024. Book your seats today.

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Breakfast at the Next Level | From Threads to Triumph

Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd, as we welcome the extraordinary Creative Director and Founder, Paul Vasileff, to share his captivating journey into the world of fashion. Paul’s passion for design took root at the tender age of three, under the tutelage of his grandmother. A prodigious talent, he crafted his first evening dress at the remarkable age of eleven.

Driven by the ambition to become a couture designer, Paul’s dedication and talent have earned him the prestigious title of ‘Young Australian of the Year’ in 2017. This honor recognized his exceptional contributions through the establishment of Paolo Sebastian, a brand that has significantly enriched the Australian fashion landscape.

Paul’s creative brilliance has adorned the most illustrious red carpets, gracing events such as The Academy Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, and Grammy Awards. Join us for an inspiring morning as Paul Vasileff shares his insights, experiences, and his remarkable journey to worldwide recognition..

Breakfast at the Next Level | From Threads to Triumph

The Creative Force Behind Paolo Sebastian – with Australian Fashion Designer with Paul Vasileff

Wednesday 3 April 2024 | 7:00AM – 9:00AM

(networking from 6.30)

Adelaide Pavilion | Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide

 

About our guest

Creative Director and Founder, Paul Vasileff, learnt to sew from the age of three. Initially taught by his grandmother he completed his first evening dress at age eleven, Vasileff was fascinated by the inner workings and underpinnings of garments. With dreams of one day becoming a couture designer, he developed his skills by undertaking private lessons in pattern making and sewing from the age of thirteen.

After debuting his first collection at age seventeen to raving reviews from the public and press, Vasileff immediately began taking orders for private clients. Wanting to further his skills and knowledge he sought out an apprenticeship with an Italian tailor practicing in traditional sartorial methods, where he would develop his knowledge and technique. Shortly after, he was granted a scholarship to the prestigious Europeo Instituto di Design in Milan, Italy, where he graduated with honours.

After returning to Australia, Vasileff expanded the business to employ and train staff that were equally passionate about honouring the traditions of fine sewing.

In 2017, Vasileff was awarded ‘Young Australian of the Year’ for his work in founding Paolo Sebastian and its contribution to the Australian fashion industry. He was later awarded ‘Designer of The Year’ in the Prix de Marie Claire Awards. Vasileff continues to follow his dream, further developing the brand and business with an international clientele, annual showings in Paris, and adhering to the highest standards of craftsmanship.

Join us for breakfast on Wednesday 3rd April 2024. Book your seats today

1079 Life and SOL Results presents BREAKFAST AT THE NEXT LEVEL

 

Breakfast at the Next Level | The Power Of Change

On the first Wednesday of the month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.


Join us for a morning of inspiration and impact as we host Ian Steel, the visionary founder of KickStart for Kids, at our exclusive breakfast event. Ian’s story is one of compassion, determination, and the belief that every child deserves an equal chance in life.

In 2009, Ian Steel observed a critical issue affecting “at-risk” primary school children – hunger hindering their ability to concentrate and learn. As a builder by trade, Ian took matters into his own hands, starting a breakfast program that evolved into KickStart for Kids in 2011. The organization runs breakfast, lunch, and mentoring programs in South Australian schools, addressing not only hunger but also fostering positive educational outcomes.

Reserve your spot now and be part of a movement that believes in unlocking the potential of every child. Let’s come together to celebrate the power of education and ensure no child’s potential is hindered by hunger or hardship.

The Power Of Change with Ian Steel, Founder of KickStart For Kids

Helping school children achieve positive educational and self-esteem outcomes through breakfast, lunch, and mentoring programs

Wednesday 6 March 2024 | 7:00AM – 9:00AM

(networking from 6.30)

Adelaide Pavilion | Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide

About our guest

Ian Steel established KickStart for Kids, a not for profit organisation, after mentoring “at risk” primary school children. In 2009 Ian noticed that the children he was mentoring were always hungry and could not concentrate properly. After consulting with teachers and students it was discovered that of kids in lower socio-economic areas were coming to school without breakfast and no lunch.

A builder by trade, Ian started making sandwiches to take to schools before he went to work. In 2011 he founded KickStart for Kids on the belief that every child, regardless of their social or economic background, should have an equal chance.

On Australia Day 2017 Steel was recognised in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his service to children through social welfare programs.

KickStart For Kids is a not for profit organisation that helps school children achieve positive educational and self-esteem outcomes through breakfast, lunch and mentoring programs.

Not all kids have the same start in life. KickStart for kids was founded in 2011 on the belief that every child, regardless of their social or economic background, should have an equal chance. We do this by running breakfast, lunch and mentoring programs in South Australian schools. We also provide basic clothing and healthcare needs.

EDUCATION equals POWER and OPPORTUNITY

If children are hungry or encounter hardship, they are not able to fully engage at school, therefore, not achieving educational outcomes. We know from research that children who grow up in hardship are more likely to be uneducated, and live in hardship as adults. KickStart for Kids endeavours to level the playing field.

Ian started a breakfast program in 2009 and noticed immediate results. Kids became happy, friendly, were able to concentrate and had a much greater ability to learn.

Today KickStart for Kids supports over 300 South Australian Schools, providing around 40,000 breakfasts and 10,000 lunches per week with 600 volunteers.

1079 Life and SOL Results presents BREAKFAST AT THE NEXT LEVEL