Dominic Thurbon

Dominic Thurbon has cracked the code for making change happen, with the ultimate formula to drive innovation, future-proof your workforce and design brands that really matter.

Dominic Thurbon is a partner in the Community Impact team at EY, and an internationally engaged author, researcher and speaker in the fields of innovation, behaviour change and organisational transformation.  

A business leader in the trenches, Dom was co-founder of Karrikins Group (acquired by EY in 2019), a consultancy he grew to over 150 staff with offices across Australia, New Zealand and North America. Dom has led the design and implementation of behaviour change programs in businesses and the community which have reached over 500,000 each year and won global awards for innovation and social impact.

He has worked across government, business and the not-for-profit sector helping leaders make sense of and respond to the profound forces of change that are reshaping organisations and society. His books and papers include Matter: How to rise above the competition to become the obvious choice, Talent magnets: Attracting and retaining top talent, On purpose: from purpose-driven to driven purpose and Game On: How video games change work and education.

Dom was also co-founder of Educator Impact, a technology company applying data-driven models to improve educational outcomes for students and teachers, and was a founding board member of the Shared Value Project in Australia.

Dom has delivered keynotes and workshops to a combined audience in the hundreds of thousands across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. He lives with his wife and pets in Sydney. 



"Dominic presentations for our senior client audience were right on brief and really inspired people about the potential to unleash collaboration and innovation. He speaks the language of business, understands business models and tailors his message to suit the audience. His dynamic and engaging style affects real behavioural and attitudinal change and made him a hit with the audience."

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

"Dom Thurbon made us think very differently and we were all buzzing with new ideas at the end of the session. I would highly recommend Dom to work with your team – you will certainly be engaged, challenged and very creative with your approach"

Glaxo SmithKilne

"Dominic is a fantastic, dynamic presenter who really demystified the whole ‘technology’ thing for us. His presentation was engaging, entertaining and – best of all – really valuable to us in the way we work."