Catalyst for Change: Resilience Forum

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October 16, 7:00 am - 9:30 am


Whether it is transitioning in your career, overcoming adversity through life’s pivotal milestones or experiencing sudden change, you are not alone. Join special guest, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds CSC, alongside First Nations Royal Australian Navy Veteran, Ron Bradfield Jnr. and CEO of Veteran-owned beer company, Spinifex Brewing Co., Adam Barnard & a Nine News Presenter as our MC.

We will explore the topics of resilience, transition, change and ultimately arriving at the doorstep of hope. The breakfast will be a keynote followed by an interactive panel discussion that will be facilitated by a Nine News Presenter, Jerrie Demasi.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity. Book your seat or your table today with only limited seats available!


DATE: 16th October 2020

TIME: 7am for 7.30 start – 9.30am

WHERE: ANZAC House Veteran Central

PARKING: Terrace Road or Perth Concert Hall

TICKETS: $120 per person or $1000 for a table of 10

For more information, email Krithika Ramnarayan on



Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC

Senator Reynolds was elected to the Australian Senate in 2014 and is a passionate representative for her state of Western Australia. She has more than 20 years’ experience at the national political level working for Members of Parliament and the Liberal Party of Australia.  Senator Reynolds served for 29 years in the Australian Army as a Reserve Officer in a wide range of part and full time appointments.  She also has corporate experience in Defence Industry.

Key career appointments include: Chief of Staff to the Minister for Justice and Customs, Project Director with Raytheon Australia, Deputy Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia, Commanding Officer of a Combat Service Support Battalion and Adjutant General of Army, the Chief of Army’s key governance advisor. Senator Reynolds was the first woman in the Australian Army Reserves to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier and was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross. She has completed a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) and is a graduate of the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies.

On 29 May 2019, Senator Reynolds was sworn in as Minister for Defence in the Morrison Coalition Government. This follows her appointment as Minister for Defence Industry, Emergency Management and North Queensland Recovery on 2 March 2019. Previous to this, she was Assistant Minister for Home Affairs.

Senator Reynolds is a passionate advocate for Western Australian industry, and is a supporter of innovation, gender equality and federation reform. She is proud to work closely with both the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the Perth USsia Centre, and has worked for over a decade with a number of global decentralisation institutions.



Ron Bradfield Jnr.

Ron Bradfield Jnr is a saltwater man from Bardi Country, north of Broome but grew up in Geraldton, Western Australia! He now calls Whadjuk Boodjar (Perth) his home. 

As the CYO (Chief Yarning Officer) of Yarns R Us; Ron facilitates cultural conversations across all levels of our communities, helping Australians to revisit and explore their own personal stories – so as to better consider their own connections to this place – their home!

Ron is also a storyteller and a maker of things; he has worked in and around the arts across remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia for 15 years – often supporting the development of artists – as they explore the ways in which they can grow and share their creative practices. 


Adam Barnard 

Adam Barnard is the CEO of SPINIFEX BREWING CO a unique Aboriginal and Veteran owned brewery launched in February 2020. Adam is a former soldier and veteran having served 10 years in the Australian Army with the Royal Australian Armoured Corp in various postings.

After leaving the army in 2002 Adam started a bus and coach business named ADAMS Coachlines which went on to acquire several tourism businesses and successfully became the largest tourism transport company in Western Australia operating across WA and with multiple divisions servicing Corporate, Government. Leisure and the Mining industry. ADAMS also operated the Bus network and Train on Rottnest Island under a 15 year contract to the WA State Government. In 2014 ADAMS was awarded the WA Business of the year award. Adam successfully sold the business in February 2019.

ADAM is also a Director of SPINIFEX PROTECT answering the Prime Ministers call for PPE production in March 2020 in response the COVID-19 crisis  SPINIFEX PROTECT is now the second largest producer of Hand Sanitiser and Surface Disinfectant in Western Australia. As a veteran Adam is proud to have initiated the F88 Campaign  with 50% of the profits from F88 Lager sales donated to veterans charities. Adam now lives in Broome.



October 16
7:00 am - 9:30 am
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