Speakers Bureau

Our Speakers Bureau consists of a number of experts in the field of DE&I who are available to speak at your event if it is a good fit.

Browse our list of speakers below to book in a time for an initial chat:


Alison Cusack is the Founder and Principal Lawyer of Cusack & Co Pty Ltd, an innovative and forward-thinking maritime law firm. Alison’s modern approach to business is fresh-minded, progressive and inclusive.

Alison is the immediate past President of WISTA Australia, a role she held for 4 years, the mastermind behind Propel Forward, a shipping 101 course she runs through Cusack & Co Academy, and a former Lecturer at Victoria University. Alison was most recently named a finalist as a sole practitioner of the Australian Women in Law Awards and her firm was Highly Commended for the Diversity & Inclusion DCN Awards 2021.

Expertise: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Women in Maritime, Women in Shipping, Women Seafarers, Psychological Safety/Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault in the Maritime Sector, Contracts, Containerised Cargo, Disaster Planning, Crisis Management

Accommodations required: N/A (but appreciates crispy M&Ms)

Book Alison here.