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Stephen Scheeler Travels from Sydney, NSW

Stephen Scheeler


  • Business
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Culture Change
  • Digital Technology
  • Disruption
  • Entrepreneur
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Technology


The world has gone digital, but Australian business risks falling behind. As speaker, advisor and mentor, Stephen partners with Australia's business leaders to help them master digital strategy, culture and leadership, and build innovative, global, billion-dollar businesses.

Stephen is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley startup to media and technology titan.

Working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders, his tenure at Facebook saw the Australia and New Zealand business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – grow from mere start up into one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world.

Stephen is a seasoned business leader, with a career spanning over 25 years across consumer products, retail, ecommerce, automotive, financial services, media and technology. He has served in senior executive roles at global leaders Westfield and Inchcape, and at Australian consumer products giant, Lion.

Today – as founder of global advisory The Digital CEO, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, and Executive-in-Residence at Asia-Pacific’s leading business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management – he partners with the CEOs and boards of some of the world’s leading companies to help them build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership. He has advised the leaders of Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, IAG, Suncorp, Telstra, Wesfarmers, AMP, CUB, Brambles, Google, Seven West Media, MCN, QBE, JB Hi-Fi, Bunnings, Mirvac and the Australian Government.

As a speaker, Stephen has a unique ability to excite audiences on the power of technology, the future of business and the new paradigm of 21st century leadership. He is an inspiring personality on the highest-profile stages, and is a member of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.



Keynote Titles

  • Leadership | Walk the Talk: Mastering the Seven Elements of Leadership for the 21st Century
  • Trust | Have We Met Before? The Revolution of Trust, Identity and Privacy in a Connected World
  • The Future/Disruption | The Digital Invasion: An Insider’s Guide to the Coming Revolution
  • Innovative Culture | Digital DNA: How to Bake Silicon Valley Culture and Innovation into Your Business
  • Leadership in a Digital Age | The Digital CEO: How Today’s Leaders Must Change to Succeed in the Digital Age
  • Millennial Employees | Millennials Ate My Company! A Facebook Insider’s View of How to Lead a Millennial Workforce
  • Millennial Consumers | The Rising Power of Millennial Consumers and How Your Business Can Capture Them
  • Teams | High-Performing Teams: 8 Lessons from Facebook and the Tech Giants
  • The Facebook Story | Inside Facebook: The Secrets behind Facebook’s Meteoric Rise…and How You Can Apply Them to Your Own Business
  • Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship | The Zuck Factor: What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Facebook
  • Digital Media & Marketing | Will Big Brands Survive? The Future of Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Technology & Business | The Tech Titans: How Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are Reshaping Competition for Every Business on Earth
  • Amazon | Advance Amazonia Fair: What Amazon’s Arrival Means for Every Australian Business and Consumer
  • Data | World War Data: How Data, Analytics & AI Will Dominate the Business Battleground of the Future


Stephen Scheeler is one of the most dynamic, engaging and authentic speakers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Stephen connected brilliantly with our delegates as he delivered a talk on the ‘Pivots’ undertaken by Facebook during his time as CEO Australia/NZ. A relevant, captivating and effortlessly delivered presentation perfectly matched to our theme - so much so, that question time could have gone on for hours!

Association Of Market & Social Research Organisations

Thanks so much, Stephen! It was a pleasure to work with you today. Everyone was raving about how fantastic you were and you were quoted for the rest of the day. Thanks again for sharing your insights. You were so interesting - undoubtedly the best session of the day!!!!!

Bank Of Melbourne

On behalf of the leadership team at Bunnings who attended the recent Corporate Plan Update offsite, I would like to thank you for your presentation on Digital Disruption in Retail Australia. Your presentation was very well received and one of the highlights of the event. Some of the feedback provided by the team: ‘very insightful’, ‘I have a much better understanding of what is coming’ and ‘it really opened my eyes to the business and social implications of digital disruption’. We at Bunnings are facing the challenge of better understanding the digital world and ensuring we position ourselves and the business to embrace it. You have inspired the team in both!

Bunnings Group Limited


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