Lucy Perry is an international keynote speaker, author, photographer and award-winning leader. She uses her super powers for writing and speaking about leadership, communication, changing the world and creative thinking.
She’s a rule breaker, idea maker and exceptional communicator.
Lucy ran a successful creative services firm for 20 years before she took on the start-up challenge as founding CEO of a brand new women’s health charity. In less than three years at the helm, Lucy built the team and the communication strategy which raised $7M for a network of hospitals and a midwifery school in Ethiopia.
Lucy is now the CEO of Sunrise Cambodia in Australia which funds the work of legendary Australian humanitarian and Mum to Many, Geraldine Cox AM.
Lucy Perry is an inspirational and passionate speaker whose presentation style is fast-paced and entertaining. Her subject matter includes broader business, leadership, team building, motivation, communication, social media and career inspiration for conferences and events where delegates are ready to be inspired to make a difference and literally change themselves and the world. Her audiences vary from sales teams and executives to students and medical professionals, social media professionals, bankers and government policy developers. She’s been known to make grown men cry but brings humour to the horror on a roller coaster that leaves her audience ready to conquer.
Footage above courtesy The Delicatessen and She Business, #Fearless2015.
“Your presentation in Fiji was fantastic. Thanks for staying around and getting involved with the team over dinner and drinks. We’ve not had this before and a lot of people have let me know that the opportunity to connect with you personally was the highlight of the event.” Michael Winter, Chief General Manager, Retail Division, Allianz Australia Insurance.
“I’ve had a quick look through the event evaluation forms and a huge number of the attendees have identified that, for them, hearing you speak was the highlight of their day – thank you for being so engaging and well prepared!” Courtney Lawler, SheLeads, Canberra 2016.
“From the minute Lucy spoke, the whole audience was captivated. Her ability to incorporate humour and compassion into a clear business message is unlike no other! Highly recommended speaker.” Tim Carroll, National Partnership Manager, ANZ
“Some presentations really REACH their audience – Lucy has that preciously rare skill. I was so moved, and so inspired! Brava!” Steph Burgess, Connecting Up Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, May 2014
“I’m a speaker’s coach and Lucy Perry is the best speaker I have ever heard.” Brett De Hoedt, Hootville.
“You were gutsy, inspirational and so damn funny.” Jono Fisher, Wake Up Project’s Women Leading Change, 2015.
“Lucy certainly has an amazing capacity for “presence” when she speaks. She is as equally captivating as she is inspirational.” Alexandra Zammit, Chief Executive Officer at Thomas Holt Villages
“Lucy Perry delivered an incredibly inspiring, entertaining and authentic presentation at our conference series. She was professional, flexible and creative in tailoring her presentation for the audience. It was a pleasure working with Lucy.” Julienne Price, Head of Schools and Not-for-Profit Banking at Commonwealth Bank
“Lucy impressed our audiences with her fast-paced, vibrant and thoroughly entertaining presentation. She is a wonderful storyteller; she delivers her messages with candour, humour and a realness that is often missing from the corporate speaker circuit. We highly recommend Lucy to any organisation that is looking for a speaker who is smart, informed and funny. Your audience will love Lucy.” Mark Hewitt, General Manager, Australian Finance Group
Lucy’s photography skills and knack for writing have taken her all over the world including to Cambodia where she has shot images which illustrate the challenges of maternity care in the remote rice fields. She has worked on creative communication for some of Australia’s biggest brands including the National Rugby League, Amnesty International, Boral and CSR.
- Lucy is the first and only Australian to be listed in the world’s top 30 #socialceos
- Her knack for social media and the clever use of technology brought a niche charity in Australia a monthly post reach of more than 20M. Her social media clients report instant results. Even Facebook HQ uses her expertise.
- She is a recipient of a Kindness Award from the Wake Up Project
- Lucy is the winner of the 2015 Women’s Agenda Emerging Leader in the not-for-profit Sector Award
- Lucy has been nominated many times and named a finalist twice in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards
- Lucy is the creator of the world’s first childbirth education program written specifically for men which is run in pubs all over Australia. She is the author of the best selling book which accompanies the program, Cheers to Childbirth.
- Lucy is a often called on to provide comment in the mainstream media on a wide range of subjects such as gender equality, social media, leadership and international aid