Diana Taylor AM’s experience and achievements have spanned the breadth of the legal, business, community and sporting worlds for over two decades.
A fearless community builder whose life purpose is to create better outcomes for others, Diana’s integrity-based pursuit of leadership to support great outcomes is clear in her actions and in all her speaking engagements.
A female pioneer as an Australian Rules Football administrator, Diana’s experience is unmatched as the first female president of a men’s metropolitan football league, the first woman appointed to the Victorian Football League Tribunal and the first female Vice President of the Geelong Football Club in the Club’s 165- year history. Diana’s 25 years of service to Australian rules football, alongside her committed service to the Geelong community, was recognised by the Australian Government in 2024 with Diana being made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Diana is a lawyer, business owner, company director and author and has been recognised as a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award winner. She is also passionate about community development, and has established a world-class community based palliative care centre at Deakin University, Geelong.
As a leader, Diana does not believe in maintaining the ‘status quo’ and works with her audiences to understand their key drivers, provide clear guidance to inform ideas and new ways of looking at opportunities and to encourage audiences to always strive for their own greatness
By sharing her experiences and what she has learnt over many years, Diana was
clearly able to articulate strategies that can be applied to succeed in both a personal and business sense. I highly recommend Diana for your next event as an authentic guest speaker who can capture the room and deliver a thought-provoking presentation that everyone can relate to.
Diana is inspiring and authentic in her storytelling. She shared the highs and the
lows of her professional journey, and highlighted that although each individual’s
story may differ, we all have the opportunity find success with the right supports, people and foundations in place.
Diana’s presentation not only provided insights into how to strategically plan for success, it challenged all in the room to look within their own lives to find their purpose and a clear direction to make every post a winner! Once again, the community benefits from Diana’s continued goal of adding significantly
to her community.
Our event benefited greatly from Diana’s expertise and passion for the greater Geelong region. She brings a warmth in her delivery of her message that stems from her experience with engaging with people from all walks of life. I look forward to having Diana speak at a future UDIA Victoria event– UDIA Victoria (Urban Development Institute of Australia)
Diana spoke meaningfully about the importance of finding a personal definition of ‘community’, and how an enduring commitment to that notion can assist us all in our personal and professional pursuits to build meaningful and impactful lives. Diana spoke with a great intuitive sense as she bengaged with our audience, such that irrespective of age or gender, her words carried great impact and encouragement for all.– Victorian Women Lawyers
Diana speaks from the heart and is an inspiring and engaging speaker. Her core beliefs, experience, and values cross over into business, not-for-profits, and the sporting community. She leaves you with a sense of empowerment.– The Geelong College
Diana understands what her audience wants from the presentation; an understanding of their key drivers, clear guidance to inform their ideas, and new ways of looking at their opportunities.– Property Council of Australia
Diana has a confident, assertive and inclusive speaking style when presenting to senior operational and corporate leaders and has the ability to read the room and make adjustments in the moment to engage with participants and to enable input and full participation. Diana’s deep subject matter expertise, delivery and approach has fulfilled the FRV brief and the relevant strategic objectives and outcomes for the workshops.– Fire Rescue Victoria