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Bruce Nelson, the founder of Zakazukha Communications kicked off the first Gold Coast Leaders Executive Series for 2020.

We kicked off the first Executive Series event for 2020 on Thursday, 20th February. We welcomed many new members and guests to our knowledge workshops. The mentoring room hummed with energy as our Industry Experts new and old created relationships with our members. The conversations and connections continued in the Connect Event. Hosted by our Advisory Board member, Lynda Woods we heard from special guest and current local council canditate, Darren Taylor. 

Another fantastic Connect event to round out the Executive Series for 2019. Our Members, Experts, Partners and Advisory board were joined by a number of special guests, members for the 2020 Series and the Honorable Meghan Scanlon. 

In between the wrath of Gold Coast first afternoon storm of the season and terrible traffic, our Executive members, guests, Industry Experts, Partners and Advisory Board met for out October Executive Series.
Hosted by our distinguished Advisory Board member, Derek Cronin, we heard from Flagship Digital Marketing strategist, Shane Graham and Executive member and APP International Managing Director, Jimmy Estwick on specifically why they are involved in the program.

For the Gold Coast Leaders September event, we were fortunate enough to welcome a number of students and distinguished staff from Study Gold Coast. This connect event was hosted by Advisory Board member, Lynda Woods, with insight addresses from Wymark Insurance and Yukon Live. 

Last night we hosted our monthly Executive Series Event where our members gained exclusive insights from Industry Experts around current business trends. Our speakers shared their knowledge and provided key takeaways that our members and guests could implement in their own businesses.

Gold Coast Leaders’ Advisory Board member, the Honourable Judy Spence emceed the first Gold Coast Leaders event for the new financial year. The evening included an exclusive insight into the achievements and current endeavours of Judy as well as an insight address from Morgans branch manager, Heath Hill.

Communications Expert and Founder of Zakazukha Communication, Bruce Nelson was recently interviewed by our Director Sean Braybrook. He touched what Zakazukha does and why it's important, as well as why Gold Coast Leaders is critical for SME's in the current Gold Coast Business landscape.

Our June Executive Series officially marks halfway through the program for 2019. Our connect event was hosted by our distinguished Advisory Board member, Jim Kalokerinos. We were fortunate enough to hear from fellow Advisory Board member, Tom Pickett and two Industry Experts, ABA Legal Group and Zakazukha during the Insight addresses. 
It was a fantastic night as we welcomed three more companies to the Executive program; Cloud Anvil, APP International and HiRum Software solutions. 

Gold Coast Leaders' May Executive Series event saw a number of new Executive companies join our Alumni, Industry Experts, Partners and Advisory board for an evening of great insight from Advisory Board member and biomedical extraordinaire Jim Kalokerinos and Industry Partner, Small Business Association of Australia founder Anne Nalder hosted by Advisory Board member Murray D'Aleimda. 

Gold Coast Leaders’ Advisory Board member, Derek Cronin hosted the April Connect event which included Industry Partner, Metricon Homes and Industry Expert, Griffith University sharing some key insights and updates on what the future holds for both companies.  

Gold Coast Suns Commercial Sales Manager, Adam Spackman sat down with one of the Gold Coast Leaders Directors, Sean Braybrook to discuss his role, some of the key skills he has learnt through Gold Coast Leaders Executive Series program and how he was able to use and share them in the corporate sector of the Gold Coast Suns.   

Strategic Development Experts, David Metherell and Jay Tinkler from Encite Partners have been involved with Gold Coast Leaders since its inception and have also been involved in other Leaders Series around the State. Sean sat down with them and asked what some of the biggest changes they have seen in the past 10 years and what do they think are some of the critical components for successful leaders in the coming years. 

The Gold Coast Leaders March Executive Series welcomed our Industry Partner, G8 Education, Industry Experts, Hickey Lawyers and KPMG and our new Alumni member, Mass Products share some of their key career defining lessons. We also welcomed special guest and founder of the International Leaders Series, James Paulsen. 

Gold Coast Leaders Directors, Michael I'Anson and Sean Braybrook welcomed the first Executive Series event for 2019 with some of the Gold Coast's most elite industry experts and influencers. 

Gold Coast Leader’s Industry Expert Mercury IT is urging businesses to prepare for the Notifiable Data Breach NDB legislation, coming into effect on February 22, 2018.

It will affect a significant number of businesses including all those who have turned over $3million in revenue since 2001, it captures a number of other businesses regardless of turnover based on a number of different criteria.

Data breaches that cause serious harm to individuals are reportable, with significant penalties to be incurred on businesses responsible for the breach.

For anyone interested in learning more about the legislation read the accompanying summary designed to educate CEO's, CFO's, CIO's and CTO's of the risks facing their organisations due to these changes.

For Gold Coast based businesses they will also be hosting an exclusive CyberSecurity Event on the topic on Tuesday 6 February 2018. Click here to find out more.

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