International Keynote Speaker

Paul Lauria

Lloyd Brierley
Division Head/General Manager of Fleet Services 
City of Toronto



Lloyd Brierley is an accomplished leader with over 23 years’ experience conveying strategic vision while transforming organizations into cost-effective delivery models with a strong focus on high quality customer service.

Lloyd has a diverse educational background encompassing the fields of business, procurement – supply chain and engineering, as well as motor vehicle mechanics and fleet management.  He has lead several large and complex transformation efforts in the public and private sectors in Canada and around the globe.

Lloyd has been an active member and participant with the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) and is actively involved in supporting further education, passing on his experience and knowledge to the up and coming leaders attending College in Toronto.

Over the years Lloyd has contributed to and written articles or papers on a wide range of topics. He has also earned or lead organizations to receive several awards for Innovation, Leadership Excellence and Business Transformation.

In his current role as Division Head/General Manager of Fleet Services with the City of Toronto (Canada’s largest City, the third largest City in North America),  Lloyd has taken on the task of leading the country’s largest municipal fleet while working to transform operations to provide more cost-effective and responsive, customer focused services.


Paul Lauria

Duncan Ferguson
CEO & Co-Founder
Fleet Risk



Duncan is a road safety innovator who is responsible for overseeing strategy and commercial development activities. He is a regular ‘thought leadership’ contributor the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) and, at times, consults to the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB).

Duncan has over a decade’s experience in the cognitive neuroscience software sector, with a focus on its application to road safety. 

Prior to being in this sector, Duncan’s experience covered business development / client liaison activities in international commodity derivative markets; the design and implementation of risk mitigation strategies.

Master of Ceremonies

Gerry Gannon

Gerry Gannon
MC/Facilitator/Media and Presentation Trainer



One of Ireland’s finest exports, Gerry Gannon has been a journalist, broadcaster, MC and media trainer in Australia for the last 30 years and is now one of the best known speakers and facilitators in Australia.

After a decade with ABC radio in Western Australia, Gerry left to pursue a career that would bring him closer to audiences and allow him to explore parts of the world he couldn’t do from the inside of a radio studio. He established Indonesia’s first English language radio station in Bali, served on the council, and as President, of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and on the board of the Tourism Council of WA.

Gerry is committed to community and non-profit organisations and has also been a board member of Access 31 Television, Kids Help Line and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A specialist conference MC, facilitator and media expert, Gerry is renowned for his wit, passion, easy-going nature and commitment to those he works with. He has worked extensively in both Australia and overseas and provides media skills training to government, not-for-profit organisations and industry entities, as well as conducting speech and presentation training courses.

Gerry’s real passion is people; whether it is helping them reach their potential through training and support, MC at an event or providing valuable perspective and advice, Gerry’s easy humour and experience provides a refreshing opportunity for growth and knowledge for everyone he meets.