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Diana Taylor Travels from Melbourne, VIC

Diana Taylor


  • A F L
  • Business
  • Female Speaker
  • Leadership
  • Sport
  • Success

Diana Taylor AM’s experience and achievements have spanned the breadth of the legal, business, community and sporting worlds for over two decades.

A fearless community builder whose life purpose is to create better outcomes for others, Diana’s integrity-based pursuit of leadership to support great outcomes is clear in her actions and in all her speaking engagements.

A female pioneer as an Australian Rules Football administrator, Diana’s experience is unmatched as the first female president of a men’s metropolitan football league, the first woman appointed to the Victorian Football League Tribunal and the first female Vice President of the Geelong Football Club in the Club’s 165-year history. Diana’s 25 years of service to Australian rules football, alongside her committed service to the Geelong community, was recognised by the Australian Government in 2024 with Diana being made a Member of the Order of Australia.

Diana is a lawyer, business owner, company director and author and has been recognised as a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award winner. She is also passionate about community development, and has established a world-class community based palliative care centre at Deakin University, Geelong.

As a leader, Diana does not believe in maintaining the ‘status quo’ and works with her audiences to understand their key drivers, provide clear guidance to inform ideas and new ways of looking at opportunities and to encourage audiences to always strive for their own greatness.

Keynote Titles

  • The Female Leader: built to lead, last and create legacy
  • Planning for Greatness: mastering the elements of the strategic planning process and leading for organisational and personal greatness
  • Community leadership: building a better future, one deliberate action at a time
  • Sport and Leadership: applying lessons from the on field and off field sporting environment to excel in leadership


Diana has a confident, assertive and inclusive speaking style when presenting to senior operational and corporate leaders and has the ability to read the room and make adjustments in the moment to engage with participants and to enable input and full participation. Diana’s deep subject matter expertise, delivery and approach has fulfilled the FRV brief and the relevant strategic objectives and outcomes for the workshops.

Fire Rescue Victoria

Diana understands what her audience wants from the presentation; an understanding of their key drivers, clear guidance to inform their ideas, and new ways of looking at their opportunities.

Property Council Of Australia

Diana speaks from the heart and is an inspiring and engaging speaker. Her core beliefs, experience, and values cross over into business, not-for-profits, and the sporting community. She leaves you with a sense of empowerment.

The Geelong College

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