Our 2024 speakers include:
Dr Margaret Redelman OAM, MBBS, M Psychotherapy worked for many years in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinics, Family Planning Clinics and General Practice. Margaret now works in private practice as a medical sex and relationship therapist. Her work covers positive male and female sexuality, sexual dysfunctions and interpersonal relationships.
She is an accredited Psychosexual Therapist and executive committee of the Society of Australian Sex logists (SAS). She has been President of the Asia Oceania Federation for Sexology (AOFS), and the Australian Society of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT). Margaret has also been president of national and international sexology conferences. Margaret received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her work in sexual health/sexuality.
Simon von Saldern is the Chief Executive officer of Healthy Male. Health has been a common theme throughout his career, accounting for almost 20 years of his professional life — from fundraising to public relations, marketing and management. Simon is interested in the health industry because of its challenging nature and the fact that it is an area that is always changing.
When taking on the role of Healthy Male CEO in early 2017, Simon made it his goal to make a sustainable difference in male health by ensuring that men have the tools they need to lead healthier lives.
Simon strives for Healthy Male to continue on its path of being a change-making organisation by breaking down the societal stigmas that exist around male health and the idea of men seeking help.
Simon’s experience in various leadership roles throughout his career means he is exceptional at bringing different groups and organisations together for the same outcome.
Master of Ceremonies and speaker
Yes, you can face multiple life-threatening diseases and still share your story with grace and humour in order to help others.
Hugo Toovey is an Army Captain, the Founder of 25 STAY ALIVE, a two-time Cancer Survivor and a Mental Health Advocate.
If you didn’t know Hugo, you would assume that he was your typical everyday young Australian. And yes, from the outside, he appears to be exactly that. However, the last 10 years of his life has been everything BUT normal. He is missing a testicle, part of his reproductive system, all of his abdominal lymph nodes, his large bowel, his rectum and part of his small bowel. Not only has Hugo survived both testicular cancer and bowel cancer, but he has also had ongoing battles with his mental health. Yet despite all of this, he is more determined than ever to use what he has gone through to save lives.
Hugo is also a proud Ambassador for the Jodi Lee Foundation, Movember & Gotcha4Life.
Richard Ernster, fondly known as the Kilt Auctioneer, has been raising money for charity through his auction and events company, Helping Hand Group. To date, Helping Hand Group has generated over $115 million for charities through gala functions and fund raising auctions.
Richard is an advisory board member of the Jodi Lee Foundation, is on the fundraising committee of Courage to Care NSW, is a Global Goodwill Ambassador (GGA) for Australia, a foundation member of Australasian Fundraising Auctions and is one of 5 co-founders of LInfluencers (L>) an organisation formed to increase the ability of others to broaden their reach through L> combined LinkedIn connections.