24th April, 2013

Sydney – Young Leaders Networking Breakfast 2013

Date : 24th April, 2013


What? The Australian Ireland Fund Young Leaders Network Corporate Breakfast

Why? Join us for breakfast with Michael Malone CEO of iiNet, who will discuss how the company started, lessons leaed along the way and much more. Also joining us from Ireland is Ruth Guy, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Baardos, which is one of our two flagship projects in southe Ireland that we are supporting this year. For more information, see their biographies below.

When? 07:30 – 08:45 on 24th April

Where? Bistro 80, Level 2, The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

How much? $25 per person. Cost includes a light breakfast with tea and coffee

Michael Malone

B.Sc, DipED, FAIM, FAICD Chief Executive Officer, iiNet
Bo in County Clare, Michael Malone immigrated to Australia with his parents and two brothers in 1978. Michael worked through university as a fencing contractor until 1993 when he founded WA's first Inteet Service Provider (ISP) iiNet, in the garage of his parents' home. Since then Michael has led the rapid growth and innovation which has seen iiNet grow from its humble beginnings, into the second largest DSL ISP in Australia with revenues of over $700m.
Michael is currently Deputy Chairman of Autism West and is on the board of Scitech.

Ruth Guy

Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Baardos
Ruth began her career as a media buyer for almost 6 years working in AIM and Wilson Hartnell (now Ogilvy) before heading to the client side. Ruth held the post of Marketing Communications Manager for leading Irish manufacturer, H&K, and then moved to a start-up inteet company. Ruth then moved into the not for profit sector in 2003 and joined Baardos in 2005 as Fundraising Manager and was appointed Director of Fundraising and Marketing in 2006. Ruth holds an MBA from UCD Smurfit School of Business and was awarded Marketer of the Year in 2008 for her work.

  About Baardos

Baardos Loughlinstown Family Centre is a community based early intervention service situated in Loughlinstown Health Centre. The service is offered to children aged 0 -7 years of age, living in areas of disadvantage. Primary reasons for referral of these children are child protection and welfare conces, developmental delay, speech and language delay, parental addiction, parental mental health and parental discord.
The work of Baardos Loughlinstown Family Centre is driven by children’s welfare and helping to break the cycle of poverty. The Centre’s key aims are to: enhance the emotional well-being of children and to improve leaing and development for children.