Summit Leadership Retreat

2024 Summit Leadership Retreat
The Founder’s Journey: Scaling the Summit with Adaptive Leadership

Byron Bay | Wednesday, 29 May 2024 – Friday, 31 May 2024

An exclusive, invitation-only retreat for founders and CEOs of high-growth companies to connect, re-charge and learn from other founders, CEOs and industry leaders in an intimate, down-to-earth setting.

We look forward to welcoming you to the third annual Summit Leadership Retreat to be held at Elements of Byron on 29-31 May 2024.

Featuring expert presenters, guided workshops and networking opportunities, the 2024 Summit Leadership Retreat will be a deep dive into the founder journey, offering founders of high-growth companies the opportunity to explore and build adaptive leadership skills to assist with key phases including preserving culture as you scale and how to manage leadership transitions.

Attendees can also expect to receive critical investor perspectives and market insights from industry leading experts to navigate ongoing market complexity and industry changes.

The Founder's Journey: Scaling the Summit with Adaptive Leadership

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

5.15pm – 6.00pm

Welcome and opening night presentation
Nick Humphrey
CEO and Co-Founder, HPX Group
Managing Partner, Hamilton Locke

6.00pm – 8.30pm


Thursday, 30 May 2024

7.00am – 9.00am


7.00am – 8.00am

Morning yoga (optional)

9.00am – 9.05am


9.05am – 9.40am


Will Davies
Co-Founder, Car Next Door
CEO, Uber Carshare

9.40am – 10.40am

The Founder Journey - Lessons Learned

Join us as we explore the successes, plights and pitfalls of the founder journey, the mistakes made (and there are many!) and lessons learned along the way.

10.40am – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00am -12.15pm

Maintaining the Magic: Preserving culture as you scale

Explore the balance between rapid growth and maintaining culture, as we hear from founders and industry leaders who have experienced the cultural shifts from startup to enterprise.

12.15pm – 1.15pm


1.15pm – 2.30pm

Working with Giants

Christopher Marr
Co-Founder, Sonder

2.30pm – 3.30pm

The Three-Headed Monster - Conquering anxiety, self-doubt and fear

Being a founder can bring success and joy but can also create a heavy burden of responsibility that can weigh on a founder’s mental health. We will share experiences and learn strategies and tools to help with the load.

3.30pm – 3.40pm

Afternoon Tea

3.40pm – 4.25pm

Market Insights

Gain invaluable insights into the current financial landscape with critical perspectives from industry experts. Discover the key features investors look for in a high-growth company, and how you can best navigate ongoing market complexities and industry changes.

4.25pm – 4.30pm


4.30pm – 6.00pm

Free time

6.00pm – 10.00pm


Friday, 31 May 2024

7.00am – 9.00am


7.15am - 10.10am

Kayaking Tour

7.45am - 10.00am

Horse Riding Tour

11.00am - 2.30pm

Return Airport Transfers



Participate in insightful discussions with founders and industry leaders including:

Will Davies

Co-Founder, Car Next Door
CEO, Uber Carshare

Christopher Marr


Mark Dombkins

Forever Projects

Julie Mathers

Founder & CEO, Snuggle Hunny
Founder, Flora & Fauna

Timothy Toner

Founder & CEO

Esha Oberoi

Founder & Co-CEO
Leora & Afea Care Services

Andrew Monk


Isa Notermans

Chief People Officer
Fleet Space Technologies

Learn valuable market insights from:

Jo Ruitenberg

Hamilton Locke

Jarred Rubin

CEO & Partner
Blackwattle Investment Partners

Kate Galpin

Manager, Listings

Annie Chen

Associate Director
Glow Capital Partners

MAY 2024


Wednesday, 29 May 2024 – Friday, 31 May 2024


Elements of Byron
144 Bayshore Drive
Byron Bay, NSW

Testimonials from past attendees:

Outstanding, with great speakers and insights that I could bring back to myself personally and professionally.”

“One of the best [events] I have been to made great by warm, open and humble people”

“The real value in this event was the personal growth and connections… it was exciting to be a part of due to the high calibre of people involved.”

“Everyone was very open to sharing experiences and creating a supportive community”

“It’s a brilliant and unique event and the attendees are all inspiring”.

Hosted by:

Nick Humphrey - Hamilton Locke
Nick Humphrey

Managing Partner 
Hamilton Locke

Bernadette Stirling

Chief Client Officer 
HPX Group

Peter Whitehead

Executive Director, Strategic Alliances 
Hamilton Locke

Beatrice Laidlaw

Strategic Accounts and Communities Executive
HPX Group

With thanks to our sponsors: