Todd Sampson, Shane Warne, Lawrence Mooney to headline RMAOpen 2019

Todd Sampson, Shane Warne, Lawrence Mooney to headline RMAOpen 2019

Harry Tunnecliffe


10 DECEMBER, 2018

Introducing the speakers at RMAOpen 2019




RMAOpen 2019 tickets are now on sale


Don't miss out: Award-winning documentary-maker and television presenter Todd Sampson, Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne and comedian Lawrence Mooney headline Australia’s leading real estate innovators and disruptors as they bring you RMAOpen 2019.


Secure your ticket now

Thursday 21 February 2019

(doors open 9:00am)



Find out more



** Limited Table Packages Available - Purchase a table for 12 guests with full access into conference and awards ** 




Award-winning documentary-maker and television presenter Todd Sampson, and cricketing legend Shane Warne head an inspiring lineup of speakers at the second RMAOpen, Australia’s premier forum for real estate agents who want to embrace the innovation wave that’s sweeping the industry.


Featuring Sampson, Warne and Australia’s most accomplished real estate agents, RMAOpen 2019 will run during the day, followed by the coveted Agent of the Year Awards evening, hosted again by star comedian Lawrence Mooney. Demand is sure to be strong, so book your tickets now!


Here's an introduction to each of the panelists and keynote speakers you can catch at the conference.



Headline Speakers 





Todd Sampson

Todd is a documentary maker, television presenter and businessman. A former CEO of Leo Burnett, he now sits on the boards of Fairfax and Qantas. He co-created Earth Hour, one of history’s largest environmental movements.

Best known on Australian TV as a panellist on the ABC series Gruen, Todd also writes, produces and hosts international documentaries including Redesign My Brain, Bodyhack and Life on the Line.

At RMAOpen 2019, Todd will share tips and techniques to boost creativity and brain power – valuable assets for real estate success.







Shane Warne

‘Warney’ is arguably cricket’s greatest ever bowler. He is Australia’s highest wicket taker, with 708 test wickets at an average of 25.42.

Named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the 20th Century, he was also awarded BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2005 and inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2011.

After a 15-year career, Shane retired from international cricket in 2007. Now a sought-after cricket commentator and professional speaker, he’ll prove a lively and entertaining addition to this year’s RMAOpen.




Special guest/Master of Ceremonies







Lawrence Mooney

Comedian Lawrence Mooney is well-known as host of Dirty Laundry Live and contributor to Agony Uncles, Agony of Life and Agony of Modern Manners on ABC TV. He’s also famous (infamous?!) for his dead-ringer impersonations of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Mooney won Best Show award at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2015 and a Barry Award Nomination for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015.

Lawrence will perform during RMAOpen and MC the Agent of the Year Awards evening event.



Keynote speakers







Betty Ockerlander

Betty is a highly accomplished sales agent at McGrath Epping in Sydney. With more than 20 years’ industry experience, she is dedicated to delivering impeccable client service.

A top performing agent in all market conditions, she consistently achieves an auction success rate of more than 90 per cent. She won RateMyAgent’s 2018 Agent of the Year award in Epping and North Epping.

Betty is also a strong supporter of the local community, and believes in giving back without expectations.







Josh Cobb

Josh established Stepps in 2014 to provide the real estate industry with specialist marketing advice.

Josh has advised more than 100 brands and hundreds of agents who have attended his workshops. He hosts the popular Real Estate Pro’s podcast, oversees digital strategy for top performing real estate agents and teams, and travels the globe for speaking engagements.

Josh was a finalist in the Real Estate Business Awards (2017 and 2018) and won Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 – Marketing, PR & Events.







Lisa Jemmeson

Lisa is a Senior Associate heading the litigation team at legal and accountancy firm Jemmeson & Fisher. She has also owned and operated several large real estate agencies.

A member of the NSW Law Society and Real Estate Institute of NSW, she provides legal support to the Estate Agents Co-operative.

Lisa also represents the property industry on the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal liaison committee, and is a panel solicitor for Realcover Insurance (REI NSW).




Panelist speakers








Jodie Curran

Jodie commenced her career as a residential real estate agent just five years ago, but has already outperformed other agents in her patch of the Sunshine Coast. In her first year, she became the lead real estate agent in her core area. Two years ago, Jodie set up her own independent agency, agent4573.

Amongst other accolades, Jodie was RateMyAgent’s Agent of the Year for the Sunshine Coast in 2017 and 2018, and a Queensland finalist in 2018.







Brett Hayman

Principal Director at Hayman Partners, Brett moved to Canberra in 1992 to pursue a career as a rowing coxswain. Winning silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, his focus on sporting excellence holds him in good stead in real estate today.

Brett and his team members Martin Faux and Emily Antill have won major accolades including RateMyAgent’s No.1 ACT Sales Agent 2017 and 2018; and REIACT’s Top Sales Team 2017. The REIA also awarded his staff of 30 national recognition in 2018.







Corinne Sukroo

An executive sales agent at Bell Real Estate in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, Corinne brings 18 years’ interior design experience to the advice she gives vendors.

In 2018, Corinne won RateMyAgent’s Agent of the Year award in five Dandenongs postcodes. She also ranked no. 10 in Victoria, and no. 15 in Australia (the top-ranked woman nationally).

She has also held the Bell Group’s Real Estate Agent of the Year title, grossing the highest sales for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.







Stuart Legg

Originally a teacher in London, Stuart moved to the Gold Coast in 2003 and ‘fell’ into real estate in 2008.

With a background in rugby union, cricket and marathon running, Stuart likens the need for high performance in real estate to his days on the sports field.

Stuart ranked no. 4 nationally in RateMyAgent’s 2018 Agent of the Year Awards, and no. 1 in Queensland in the 2017 and 2018 awards. He was also Re/Max’s no. 1 agent for Australia/NZ in 2017.







Phillip Omann

Phillip leads Jacobs and Lowe’s property management team on the Mornington Peninsula southeast of Melbourne.

A seasoned professional, Phillip has been in real estate since 1990. Experienced in all aspects of the industry – office management, sales, rentals, trust accounting and business development – he is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others.

He is a trainer at Chisholm Institute of TAFE, guiding people through their agent’s representative and full licence courses. He gains immense satisfaction from watching people he has mentored achieve professional success.







Nick Auksorius

Nick is Director of Property Management at Ray White Hobart. He began his property management career six years ago, where he focused all his efforts on managing high-risk, high-return investments.

This experience, combined with a strong belief in hard work and a ‘people first’ approach, has allowed him to successfully manage one of Hobart's fastest growing rental agencies.

Nick believes that a common-sense, low fuss and ethical approach to property management ensures the best outcome for landlords and tenants.







Regina McInnes

Regina entered the real estate industry in 1989 and started her own company, Core Property (now trading as McInnes Property Management), in 1996.

Regina is a fully licensed estate agent and an REIV accredited property manager. She has focused on creating a culture of excellence within her company, selecting staff who are committed to providing superior service and are skilled across all areas of the business.

Regina’s dynamic business style and relationship skills have made her a respected and sought-after property professional. 







RMAOpen 2019 tickets are now on sale


Don't miss out: Award-winning documentary-maker and television presenter Todd Sampson, Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne and comedian Lawrence Mooney headline Australia’s leading real estate innovators and disruptors as they bring you RMAOpen 2019.


Secure your ticket now

Thursday 21 February 2019



Find out more













Read more:

Announcing RMAOpen 2019 Conference and Awards

Agent of the Year: How to win

5 tips to get all your missing reviews

5 reasons your vendor hasn't reviewed you yet (and how to fix them)

RMAOpen 2019 special guests: Todd Sampson



Having problems?

Contact us at


RateMyAgent App

Get reviews on the go

Download the RateMyAgent App