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At the age of 25 with only $50 to his name, Justin Herald set about changing the course of his life.

Justin created Attitude Inc, a clothing brand that became an international licensing success with a turnover of more than $20 million per year.

Justin was so successful in such a short period that he was named the 'International Entrepreneur of the Year' in 2005.

Justin was also awarded the Future Leaders Award, which recognised him as being one of the 50 most influential leaders of the next generation in Australia. Justin has his own column in numerous magazines and in papers nationally in Australia, attracting weekly readership of over 5.5 million people.

His website justinherald.com receives over 30,000 hits a day. He is the author of eight international bestselling books and personally mentors over 100 business owners each year. Justin is regarded as one of Australia's most sought after speakers and we are fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to hear him speak here in Shepparton.

Ita Buttrose's extensive and impressive career in print, radio, and television has turned her into a household name.

A businesswoman, journalist, and author, at 33 she became the youngest-ever Editor of The Australian Women's Weekly. When Rupert Murdoch appointed her Editor-in-Chief of Sydney's Daily & Sunday Telegraphs, she became the first woman to edit a major metropolitan daily newspaper in Australia. She was also the first woman appointed to the board of News Ltd. Australia.

Currently, Ita appears weekly on Channel 7's Sunrise as a social ommentator, hosts Ita's Broadway on Foxtel's Ovation Channel and is Editor-at-Large for OK! Magazine. Her 10th book, Eating for Eye Health – The Macular Degeneration Cookbook which she co-authored with Sydney chef, Vanessa Jones, was published by New Holland Publishers in March 2009.

She is patron of The Macular Degeneration Foundation and also Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA). She is Ambassador for Salvos Stores (Salvation Army) Southern Territory and Ambassador for NSW Seniors Week 2009.

Ita gives generously of her time to charitable and community causes. She is a member of a new initiative, the Global Pacific Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – set up in 2009 with the support of the Lowy Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She chaired the National Advisory Committee on AIDS (NACAIDS) from 1984-1988 and spearheaded Australia's National AIDS Education Program.

From 1989-1994 she chaired the AIDS Trust of Australia. She served as President of Arthritis Australia from 2003-2006 having acting as the organisation's spokesperson for several years.

Twice voted Australia's most admired woman, she was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Australian society in business leadership in 2003. In 1988, Ita was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the community, in the fields of medical education and health care. She received an OBE for services to journalism in 1977.

She was the first woman to be awarded the Hartnett Medal for community service and achievements in publishing, journalism, radio and television.

Kurt Fearnley is a world champion wheelchair athlete with a can do attitude that makes the impossible possible. His infectious energy and passion for life inspires and motivates audiences across age groups and industries. In 2010 Kurt Fearnley competed in his fifth consecutive New York marathon. Having claimed four consecutive wins, this time round he came in third.

An impressive, yet personally disappointing result, it topped off a year in which Kurt won gold at the Commonwealth games in Delhi and a sixth Sydney.

In 2009, his achievements included his fourth New York Marathon title, his third consecutive win in the Chicago Marathon and victories in Seoul, Paris, London, and Sydney. As if that were not enough, Kurt's most grueling challenge for the year was to crawl theKakoda Trail. He took on this last challenge for 2009 to raise awareness of mens' health issues.

Kurt Fearnley was born without the lower portion of his spine, yet despite this, he's always been willing to have a go at everything.

The youngest of five children from the small western NSW town of Carcoar, sport was always a big part of his family's life. Ignoring his disability, he happily played in everything against his able-bodied brothers and mates.

With an indomitable spirit, Kurt took up wheelchair racing when he was 14. From pushing his everyday wheelchair as fast as he could down the grass track at school athletics carnivals to pushing his chair the last five kilometres on a flat tyre at the Athens Paralympics, he went on to win gold in the toughest marathon in Paralympic history. His determination and never-say-die attitude have rewarded him with the highest accolades in disability sport.

In 2010 Kurt was immortalized with his image featured on the medals for the 2010 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

The facts about Kurt Fearnley:

- 38 marathons. 28 wins. Eight additional podium finishes
- Marathon wins in 10 countries on five continents.
- Three-time Paralympian. Nine medals. Three Gold
- Five-time World Champion
- 2007 and 2009 Laureus World Sports Award Finalist
- Commonwealth Athlete of the Year with a Disability
- 2009 NSW Young Australian of the Year
- Ambassador - Day of Difference Foundation
- Ambassador - International Day of People with a Disability
- 3rd-New York marathon Nov '10
- 1st - Sydney Marathon, September '10
- Gold-1500m Delhi Commonwealth Games
- Gold-IPC World Championships Marathon, Christchurch Jan '11
- 1st-Oz Day 10km, Sydney Jan '11

Former Wallaby, acclaimed author, broadcaster and raconteur. Highly intelligent and absolutely focused, Peter draws on his own stories as well as those of many international leaders of business, government and sport to tailor and deliver presentations that inspire and entertain.

Michael Kirby was, until February 2009, one of the seven justices the High Court of Australia. Renowned for his insight and warmth, Michael shared with over 300 GV BRaIN guests his life experiences and knowledge of the Australian judicial system.