Press Release – Immediate Release – 3rd July 2012
Australians have an uneasy relationship with high achievers, and more so when those achievements are broadcast.
But one woman who is meeting that insecurity head-on is author and publisher Ashley Knoote-Parke, who has dedicated herself to promoting high achievers, particularly those she finds in her adopted home of South Australia.
The South African migrant who sought refuge from the guns and mayhem of her home town of Johannesburg in placid Adelaide, is repaying the hospitality she found here by gathering together high achievers of both sexes and urging the public to join in a celebration of their achievements.
Her first foray into this much-needed world of self promotion was with Lounge to Boardroom, a collection of SA's high achieving women, and she has followed it up with BBQ to Boardroom which features 66 highly successful SA men.
The second of the Boardroom Series was launched at Festival Functions, on Thursday 21st July when high achieving Australian Test cricketer, Wayne Phillips, did the honours as a representative of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the charity benefiting handsomely from the largesse of the men featured in the book.
Ms Knoote-Parke, as well as a selection of the men in the book will be available for interviews. Among those in the book are former SA Premier and head of Anglicare, Lynn Arnold, the Salvation Army's Reno Elms, Sean Disbury of the Gotta Getta Group, Richard Turner of Zen Energy, David Baker from Baker Young Stockbrokers and VIP's charismatic founder and CEO, Bill Vis.
Release written by Andrew Tobin (0406 626 023)