Following Avril’s stellar corporate leadership career in investment banking and working for professional services firms in multiple senior leadership roles in IT, Finance and HR, she founded her own company, Avril Henry Pty Ltd in 2003, focused on transformational leadership and coaching. In addition to her extensive leadership experience, Avril is a qualified Accountant and Economist, and has written four best-selling business books, as well as receiving multiple awards and recognition, including the Global Leadership Excellence in Coaching Award and the Australian HR Lifetime Achievement Award. One of her books was also voted “best brainfood” by the AFR Boss Magazine. Avril has been recognised as one of the most sought-after keynote speakers, facilitators and executive coaches who is having a significant impact in Australia and overseas. She is also carving out a name for herself as a media commentator, with regular appearances as a panellist on ABC’s The Drum, and with interviews on multiple radio talkback programs. In her role as Founder and CFO of the re-branded AHAA! (Avril Henry & Associates), she conducts extensive research while also writing books and helping the AHAA! team to constantly improve the services and educational programs delivered across all sectors, locally and globally.