KPMG is a leading professional services firm in Australia dedicated to working with businesses across a diverse range, including; start-ups, not for profits, family businesses, international subsidiaries, government entities and ASX listed companies of all sizes. As part of the global KPMG network providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, KPMG Enterprise and Deal Advisory provide a full range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses of all sizes in Australia across a wide range of industries and sectors.


Today’s deals do not happen in a vacuum. At KPMG, we think like an investor, looking at how opportunities to buy, sell, fix, fund or partner to add and preserve value. From business strategy to acquisition strategy, working through plans for divestments and raising funds, or even understanding the need to restructure, every decision must be made in light of your entire business life cycle, your sector, and the global economy.


2020 Exchange works closely with KPMG to provide members with insights that deliver real results by accessing its global network and local integrated specialists. KPMG shares common values with 2020 and is a purpose led organisation, with a vision to be the clear choice with our clients, our people and to engender public trust.




An initiative of K&L Gates Lawyers, launched in 2012, the Australian Growth Company Awards celebrate excellence in the mid-market. They recognise companies that demonstrate high rates of growth, as well as innovation, integrity, contribution to community and sustainable growth.




Carnival Australia is the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia and a division of Carnival Corporation. As the world’s largest cruise ship operator and owner of iconic brands such as P&O, Princess, Aida, Cunard, Holland America and Seabourn, cruising in Australia has experienced double digit growth year on year since 2007 under the guidance of CEO Ann Sherry AO.


2020 works closely with Carnival Australia to offer 2020 members ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences on board some of the world’s most prestigious ships such as the Queen Mary 2. It is the leadership at the helm of these ships and organisation that inspires 2020 members to look outside of their industries to grow.
















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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Graham Bradley AM

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

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Lindsay Fox AC

"Leadership education is in life… "

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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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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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Catherine Harris AO PSM

"We’re for the greater goodness"

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David Murray AO

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

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Les Schirato AM

"Australia’s Coffee King"

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Gary Flowers OM

Gary Flowers

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

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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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Ric Lazar


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Jenny Brockie

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

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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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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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Don Peppers

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

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Ronnie Kahn

Ronni Kahn

" something meaningful for other people."

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Captain Kevin Oprey

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

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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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Peter Severin

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

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John O'Neill AO

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

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Stella Petrou Concha

"When you succeed, I succeed."

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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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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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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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Tim Kirkman

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

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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 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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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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Todd Greenberg

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

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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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David Mortimer AO

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

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Juanita Phillips

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

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Ted Pretty

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

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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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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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Andrew Scipione APM

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

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Remo Giuffre

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

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