Former NSW Liberal leader, John Brogden is a respected political and business leader. He is the CEO of the Investment & Financial Services Association of Australia (IFSA), which represents the retail and wholesale funds management, superannuation and life insurance industries. With more than 140 members IFSA is responsible for investing over $1 trillion on behalf of more than ten million Australians. John has walked a very public journey of success, failure and redemption - from the highs of political leadership, through the lows of his suicide attempt and depression and most recently, new leadership roles and success in business.
An outstanding advocate for mental illness, John shares his experiences of depression and suicide with honesty and bravery and challenges the common misunderstandings of living with a mental illness. John Brogden is a passionate and charismatic speaker in the areas of Leadership, Depression and Mental Health.
John Brogden has walked a very public journey of success, failure and redemption.
From 1996 to 2005 John was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament. In 2002, on his 33rd birthday, John was elected Leader of the Opposition – the youngest person ever to hold the role and lead a major political party in Australia. From the highs of political leadership, through the lows of a suicide attempt and depression and into the business world, John has experienced the highs, lows and highs of life.
John is a passionate speaker and an outstanding advocate for mental illness. He shares his experiences of depression and suicide with honesty and bravery and challenges the common misunderstandings of living with a mental illness.
John Brogden is currently the CEO of the Financial Services Council, representing Australia's retail and wholesale funds management businesses, superannuation funds, life insurers, financial advisory networks, trustee companies and public trustees. The Council has over 130 members who are responsible for investing more than $1.8 trillion on behalf of 11 million Australians.
John is also the Patron of Lifeline Australia, Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club and Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. He is the Chairman of Landcom, a Director of the Sydney Ports Corporation and NIA Pty Ltd (trading as health.com.au), Chairman of Furlough House Retirement Village and a Member of the Advisory Boards of the Brain & Mind Research Institute and the AMA (NSW) Charitable Foundation.
John was very engaging and delivered an entertaining and insightful presentation that was very much on brief. We would love to work with John again at future events.