What does 2020 do?


2020 Exchange provides inspirational peer-to-peer events and programs designed for Chief Executives to detach from the operational and focus on the intangible qualities that make a good leader extraordinary. Programs range from one off participation at drop-in events, to a longer term involvement within a CEO Consortium.


2020 is not designed as a membership organisation for the masses – we are a boutique, high touch, high value organisation who invests heavily in the development of each and every member as an individual and as part of the collective CEO community.


Who is 2020 for?


2020 is designed for any business leader with a P&L responsibility from any sector. We actively seek a diversity of personalities, acumen and industry, as it is this diversity that provides rich, fresh perspectives in a peer learning model.


2020 members include Chief Executives, Managing Directors and entrepreneurs of startups, small businesses, public companies and not for profit sectors. We support some of Australia’s most iconic, innovative and fastest growing organisations, right through to small, challenged and/or disrupted businesses. Leadership support is critical at all phases of any business.


Am I eligible?


If you are the Chief Executive, Managing Director or business owner, you are eligible. The size of your business is irrelevant but considered during our program matching process.


In some cases, other executives are eligible due to reporting structures like Country Managers, Vice Presidents, General Managers and Co-owners. 2020 just asks that you be someone who is curious and open to possibility of expanding your thinking.


How is 2020 unique?


2020’s peer learning focusses on our three pillars of 21st century leadership – vision, strategy and people. Our programs are designed to continually elevate a leader’s thinking in these areas by keeping our conversations on track. Curiosity and contrary opinions are welcomed in an environment where participants withhold judgement and vulnerability only breed trust.


To maximise your investment, 2020 knows we must provide the most ground breaking, game changing conversations in your diary.


What will I gain?


Making high value connections is a natural, bi-product of being part of 2020 – there are some extraordinary leaders within the 2020 community. The real value though is in being inspired. Working on your inner certainty and confidence, on your clarity around vision, strategy and people, will give you the competitive edge needed to grow and lead your organisation.


What are the time commitments?


We understand the time poor nature of business leaders today. Depending on the program, the minimum time commitment can range from 2 hours for a one-off event, through to half a day, once a month for our CEO Consortia Program.


What does it cost?


An involvement with 2020 is an affordable, cost effective way to gain the maximum experiential learning opportunity, in the minimal amount of time. Fees start at $245+GST for one-off events, or $580.50+GST a month, depending on the program of choice.


Please get in contact if you’d like to learn more about 2020 Exchange or to organise a meeting with a member of our Executive Team.


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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Gary Flowers OM

Gary Flowers

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

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Lindsay Fox AC

"Leadership education is in life… "

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Don Peppers

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

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Peter Severin

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

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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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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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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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Andrew Scipione APM

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

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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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Ronnie Kahn

Ronni Kahn

"...do something meaningful for other people."

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Jenny Brockie

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

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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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Peter Griffith

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

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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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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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Tim Kirkman

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

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Todd Greenberg

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

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Stella Petrou Concha

"When you succeed, I succeed."

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Captain Kevin Oprey

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

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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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David Mortimer AO

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

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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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Remo Giuffre

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

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Juanita Phillips

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

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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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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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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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Ted Pretty

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

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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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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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Holly Kramer

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

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Catherine Harris AO PSM

"We’re for the greater goodness"

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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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