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Feb 12 2024



The Australian Data and Insights Association (ADIA) has today announced Australian Information Commissioner Angelene Falk will be a special guest speaker at its upcoming annual Leaders Forum.

The ADIA will host a fireside chat, Bringing the Privacy Act into the Digital Age, with Falk at the March 7 forum, focused on the impending changes to Australia’s privacy laws and how the proposals will affect ADIA member organisations and the broader industry.

As the head of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and outgoing Privacy Commissioner, Falk has worked extensively with Australian Government agencies, the private sector, and international organisations to address regulatory challenges and opportunities presented by rapidly evolving technology and data use. Since being appointed to the role of Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner in 2018, Falk has advanced the protection of Australians’ privacy through her work on international privacy bodies, helping shape global data protection policies and cross-border initiatives.

ADIA CEO Sarah Campbell said Falk’s discussion was set to be a highlight of the 2024 Leaders Forum agenda.

“It is exceptionally timely for our members, who operate under Australia’s first and only OAIC registered industry privacy code. Her involvement in this year’s forum is particularly significant in light of the Federal Government’s commitment to overhauling Australia’s privacy laws to make the statute fit for purpose in the digital age. The bill to amend the Privacy Act 1988 is anticipated this year, making it a prime opportunity for our members to hear from Commissioner Falk first-hand on how the changes will impact businesses nationally and what they can do to prepare their organisations ahead of time.”

Falk is set to join a stellar line-up of guest speakers for this year’s Leaders Forum, including:

  • Michael McQueen: trend forecaster and business strategist. Michael is an award-winning speaker and change strategist and a best-selling author of 10 books. He has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate uncertainty and stay ahead of the curve.
  • Lucy Davison: Founder and Managing Director, Keen as Mustard Marketing. Lucy is a strategy and communications expert, with more than 30 years’ experience in B2B marketing. Her agency provides marketing support to clients in data, research and insights.
  • Mei Ling Ho: CEO & Chief Catalyst, Social Change Headquarters. Mei Ling specialises in strategy, social impact & marketing and has worked within corporates, SMEs and not–for–profit organisations.
  • Lee Tonitto: Senior Advisor, Social Change Headquarters. Lee is an ESG advisor with 25 years of experience working with leading B2B2C organisations.
  • Cherelle Murphy: EY Oceania Chief Economist. Cherelle helps clients understand and interpret the economic backdrop and uses her skills and experience to help identify risks and opportunities.
  • Adam Spencer: comedian, author, and self-confessed math geek.
  • Isabella GiaVulva: market research drag queen data consultant extraordinaire.

This year’s forum will also include the return of the popular Future Leaders session (open to ADIA members and non-members) on March 6, which is designed to develop business and leadership skills in up-and-coming research and insights professionals.

Key speakers for the session include Lucy Davison, CIE Legal founding partner and ADIA legal advisor Andrew Maher, well-being and productivity advisor Thea O’Connor, and The Team Space founder and MD Kammeron Cran.

Both the Future Leaders session and the ADIA members-only Leaders Forum will be held at the Ovolo Hotel in Woolloomooloo.

For registrations and more information, visit

Early-bird registration closes on Friday, February 16, 2024.


For more information, please contact:

Sarah Campbell                                                           

CEO, ADIA                                                                  

0460 012 092                                                                                             

About the Australian Data and Insights Association (ADIA)

The Australian Data and Insights Association (ADIA) is the peak industry body for data, insights and research organisations in Australia. ADIA (formerly AMSRO) represents close to 100 of Australia’s leading data, insights and research companies, with members employing over 5,000 people in an industry generating over $3 billion of economic activity annually.

ADIA members conduct research with Australians for most of the ASX top 200 companies and the majority of State and Federal Government departments. ADIA works in partnership with its company members, plus privacy authorities, business, government and the community to protect and promote the industry and uphold the highest ethical and privacy standards working under the first and only (non-mandatory) registered Industry APP Privacy Code since 2003.