Lucy Perry

Author, Business Leader & International Keynote Speaker

Lucy Perry is not afraid to break rules. A successful business leader, she is renowned for being an innovative thinker and exceptional communicator.

An in demand international keynote speaker, Lucy is also a talented author and photographer. She uses her extraordinary skills to write and speak about leadership, communication, changing the world and creative thinking. Lucy is 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.

Lucy ran a successful ad agency for 20 years before deciding to use her skillset to change the world.

The founding CEO and director of an international 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 then moved on to transform Sunrise Cambodia as the charity's first CEO.

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, Cheers to Childbirth, which accompanies the program.

A professional communicator, Lucy has a track record in digital marketing, branding, story telling and fundraising. Her knack for social media and 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.

An inspirational and passionate speaker, Lucy's 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.

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 was the first Australian to be listed in the world's top 30 #socialceos. She is a recipient of a Kindness Award from the Wake Up Project and won 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 Award

Client testimonials

Some presentations really REACH their audience – Lucy has that preciously rare skill. I was so moved, and so inspired! Brava!

Connecting Up Conference, Gold Coast

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.

ANZ

You were gutsy, inspirational and so damn funny.

Wake Up Project’s Women Leading Change, 2015

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.

Commonwealth Bank

Lucy impressed our audiences with her fast-paced, vibrant and thoroughly entertaining presentation. Lucy 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.

Australian Financial Group

I have seen a lot of good speakers on the corporate speaking circuit both here and overseas. Up there with the best of them is Lucy Perry. Lucy connects with her audience from the moment she walks on stage to the moment she leaves to thunderous applause, often accompanied with tears. Lucy tells powerful stories of human tenacity and love; she inspires all with her insight into the human spirit. Lucy Perry is an A-lister who delivers impact and insight every time she speaks.

Bernard Salt, Partner KPMG

Your presentation was amazing and I have had so much great feedback. You were a perfect mix of inspirational and pragmatic and I think it is safe to say ‘our sector has never experienced anything quite like your presentation before’ which made it perfect!

Australian Sports Commission

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

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!

SheLeads, Canberra 2016

Lucy certainly has an amazing capacity for “presence” when she speaks. She is as equally captivating as she is inspirational.

Thomas Holt Villages