Ambassadors

Karlene Maywald

Karlene Maywald is the Chair of the Australian National Water Commission.  The Commission is responsible for oversight, assessment and audit of the Australian and State Governments implementation of the National Water Initiative and the Murray Darling Basin Plan. Karlene is also the Managing Director of Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd, providing water policy and government relations advisory services.   She also holds Board and Advisory roles in the health and enterprise development sectors. She was a Member of the South Australian Parliament from October 1997 to March 2010 and was appointed as a Cabinet Minister from July 2004 until March 2010. Her Portfolio responsibilities included The River Murray, Water Security, Small Business, Regional Development, Consumer Affairs, Science and Information Economy, and Assisting the Minister for Industry and Trade. Karlene is most noted for her significant contribution to progressing national reforms to the management of the Murray Darling Basin and setting the direction for long term water security in South Australia including the construction of the Adelaide Desalination Plant.

Katrina Webb

Katrina Webb is recognised and acknowledged internationally for her unique athleticism and outstanding success as a Paralympic athlete and triple gold medallist. Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Katrina turned this negative into a positive and trained for the Paralympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 - winning a Gold Medal in the 100m sprint and breaking a Paralympic record and winning Gold in the 200m sprint. Katrina was again a Paralympic Gold Medallist in Athens in the 400m.

One of Katrina's biggest rewards in her life has been to learn how to overcome her disability, love her uniqueness and celebrate her difference. With her natural positive attitude, a feast for new challenges and excellent people skills, off the track Katrina is the Director of her own business.As a qualified physiotherapist and a person that knows how to achieve gold medal results, Katrina specializes in "Turning Silver to Gold' and improving the performance and health of organizations,

As a qualified physiotherapist and a person that knows how to achieve gold medal results, Katrina specializes in "Turning Silver to Gold' and improving the performance and health of organizations, teams and individuals with ideas and experiences that challenge and motivate her audiences. Katrina is a unique and inspiring speaker and an engaging and entertaining MC.

Katrina is a unique and inspiring speaker and an engaging and entertaining MC.

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