Platinum Associate Program

Designed for CEOs and leaders eligible for the Platinum Consortia Program, those in transit, or that have been eligible in the past; becoming a Platinum Associate entitles you to one seat at three separate Across the Table breakfast events, as well as other events and activities (including the 2020 Briefing series and the Australian Growth Company Awards) which support your accelerated leadership development, better enabling you to deal with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations, and at the same time allowing you to orchestrate powerful connections within the 2020 community.


Across the Table


Designed to immerse CEOs and leaders in exclusive, meaningful conversations, Across the Table is a series of breakfast interviews held in inspiring venues.  2020 Exchange Facilitators Jenny Brockie and Juanita Phillips, two of Australia’s most respected broadcasters, address a wide range of subjects relevant to the moment, providing insights and wisdom through intimate conversation across the table with some of Australia’s most influential leaders.  The next breakfast feature Gary Flowers,  former Australian Rugby Union (ARU) boss and Chairman NSWIS. Details will be announced soon on our Upcoming Events page.


Previous Expert Guest interviewees:

  • David Murray AO, former CEO, Commonwealth Bank
  • Graham Bradley AM, former President, Business Council of Australia
  • Paul McClintock AO, Chairman, Myer Holdings
  • John O’Neill AO, Chairman, Echo Entertainment
  • Ann Sherry AO, CEO, Carnival Australia
  • David Mortimer AO, former CEO, TNT, Leightons and Chairman of Australia Post
  • Ted Pretty, former Managing Director, Hills Holdings
  • Commissioner Andrew Scipione, NSW Police Force
  • Commissioner Peter Severin, Corrective Services NSW
  • Lindsay Fox AC, Linfox Group
  • Mark Webster, Managing Director, William Inglis & Son
  • Vaughn Richtor, Founding CEO, ING Direct Australia
  • Holly Kramer, former CEO Best & Less and Deputy Chairman of Australia Post


Benefits of being a Platinum Associate include:


  • Preferred rates to 2020 leadership events and functions
  • Should you wish at any time to apply for an invitation to join a 2020 Consortium, your Platinum Associate fee will be credited against your Consortium Program Joining Fee
  • Membership Fee – $1,695 (plus GST) – payment is made using the credit card form supplied – CONTACT for more information


Terms and conditions


  • You are eligible to use your three seats at the Across the Table breakfast events over 18 months from the date of the first paid Across the Table you attend. If you do not take up the three Across the Table registrations during the 18 month subscription period, they will lapse
  • A Platinum Associate membership is non-transferrable unless approved by 2020 management
  • Interviewees are to be advised at least 4 weeks in advance. Dates may be subject to change based on guest interviewee availability
  • Subscriptions are valid for 18 months and will be automatically renewed for a further 18 months unless advised otherwise. A notice of renewal will be sent to you 1 month prior to the renewal date


David Kelynack CEO 2020 Exchange

David Kelynack
Chief Executive

"Leadership is the ability to influence and yield harmoniously the desired outcome and by placing our emphasis... on people, to develop trust and to ask the right question to elicit the story, we open up our minds to new possibilities.

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Peter Severin

" It's not about being tough or weak. It's about being smart..."

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Jenny Brockie

"Curiosity and deep questioning can reveal one's empathy."

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Megan Foster

"“The most effective leaders are those with one particular key attribute, that of self-awareness. Great leaders know their strengths and weaknesses. They play to their strengths. They are aware of the executive shadow they cast and the impact it has on the people that surround them.”"

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Don Peppers

"Proactive honesty and flawless execution is the key to unlocking long-term profits"

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Gordon Galt

"Good people are the best resource you can have in the mining or any other industry."

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Ian Elliot

"Profit and culture are friends not adversaries. You don’t have to choose between happy staff and happy shareholders. One feeds the other."

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Todd Greenberg

"Significant opportunity comes with any challenge, problem or obstacle."

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John Cracknell

"Create a world class team that assists you to rise to the challenges of your industry."

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Stephe Wilks

"Great leaders listen, synthesise and act. Sure, they’re expert in their fields, and they have great ancillary skills to match that expertise, but - crucially - they need to see the world around them with broader eyes than just their own; and then craft that broader knowledge into actions that yield real progress…"

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Michael Pascoe

"The difference between leadership & management has become a cliché, but that hasn’t closed the gap. 2020 is that leap into pure leadership."

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Peter Griffith

"The mind that has the problem usually has the solution – it’s just waiting for the right question."

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Mark Elliott

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson"

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Remo Giuffre

"Effective leadership calls for general thinking and the pursuit of diversity."

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Ümit Subaşı

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
- Sun Tzu"

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Holly Kramer

"People and culture are critical to business success, especially in the face of challenging business conditions"

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David Mortimer AO

"Be a leader who believes in creative, imaginative responses to shape the future of business."

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Vaughn Richtor

"The challenge I see for leaders is to encourage people to take advantage of the opportunities they now have to learn more, take on more accountability, make more decisions and get involved in things which they may not have had the chance to before. Give people “the right to fix”."

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Captain Kevin Oprey

"...experience it and then say if from your own heart..."

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Juanita Phillips

"You can have it all and keep it all together "

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Ann Sherry AO

"Be a leader who is prepared to take risks... a leader with certainty who is prepared to back themselves, then people will follow."

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Tim Kirkman

"Leadership requires curiosity and the courage to always be accountable."

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Stella Petrou Concha

"When you succeed, I succeed."

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Peter Stirling Benson

"“I believe great leadership emanates from the four ‘E’s. Personal energy, an ability to energise others, applying an edge to all decision-making and championing the importance of superb execution.”"

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Lindsay Fox AC

"Leadership education is in life… "

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Mark Webster

"There are only two directions you can move in business and life, forwards or backwards. If you are standing still or resisting change – you are actually going backwards as others will inevitably be going forward."

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Ronnie Kahn

Ronni Kahn

" something meaningful for other people."

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Catherine Harris AO PSM

"We’re for the greater goodness"

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Andrew Scipione APM

"Power is not leadership, it is humility and performance that set you apart from the pack."

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David Murray AO

"Be curious... asking the right questions of your board is paramount."

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Graham Bradley AM

"Nurture disruptive challenge in your business by reviewing innovation & productivity."

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Ted Pretty

"Leadership is about 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration – in that order."

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Gary Flowers OM

Gary Flowers

"Promote curiosity; always be asking “what if” and “why not?”..."

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Kevin Moore

"If your business isn’t growing, then it’s dying. You just don’t yet know the date that it will fail."

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Les Schirato AM

"Australia’s Coffee King"

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John O'Neill AO

"A circuit breaker will shift culture... make the tough decisions early on."

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Ric Lazar


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