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CBC May 2021 Luncheon

Date: Thursday 27 May, 2021
Time: 11:45am–2.00pm
Venue: City Beach Function Room Wollongong
Speaker: Damien Leith
Topic: Connecting through creativity and music
Dress: Business attire
RSVP: Thursday 20 May 2021

To attend the Catholic Business Connections (CBC) May luncheon, you must be a current CBC member. Membership is for 12 months. Membership includes your complimentary admission to all events held within the year. We warmly invite our members to renew their membership, and new members to join. To learn more about becoming a CBC member or renewing your member, click below.


City Beach Function Room Wollongong
Contact Person
Debbie Gates
Street Address
1 Marine Drive, Wollongong
(02) 4222 2446

Special Guests

Damien Leith is a multi-talented artist that has made his mark in Australia as a singer, songwriter, producer, author, play wright and tv/radio host personality. He is an avid storyteller and writes adult and children’s literature.

The talented family man first captured the attention and affection of Australians when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since, his career has skyrocketed.

Aside from his platinum selling albums, his many accomplishments include numerous industry awards such as ARIAs, Golden Guitar, MTV Australian Video Music Awards, Helpmann Awards and an ACRA for his local tributes to towns affected in the recent drought in NSW.

His ARIA wins include number 1 chart awards for the albums WHERE WE LAND (2007) and THE WINNER’S JOURNEY (2006), highest selling album for THE WINNER’S JOURNEY (2006), and highest selling single and number 1 chart award for the track NIGHT OF MY LIFE (2006). His music has been chosen to appear in commercials and television shows, with his songs, BEAUTIFUL, accompanying a global Estee Lauder campaign (2012), and NOT JUST FOR THE WEEKEND, being the theme song for the television series, Saving Kids (2008), a show that Damien also hosted.

Damien has hosted many TV shows and was even a finalist on the 2011 series of Dancing with the stars. His ride to success has been multifaceted with Damien demonstrating his creative writing skills by publishing two novels with Harper Collins, ONE MORE TIME (2007) and REMEMBER JUNE (2009).

Damien continues to tour extensively every year and has worked with the likes of Nashville legends Joe Melson (co-writer of Roy Orbison’s Crying and Only the Lonely among many other songs) and the late Barbara Orbison.

When Leith is not touring and performing, he spends his time in his recording studio where he is a highly sought-after songwriter and producer. Writing for many artists, he recently won 2016 APRA/ASA Songwriter of the year and 2017 APRA/AMCOS Golden Guitar winner for Song of the year.

Since September 2020 Damien has been the breakfast radio announcer alongside Jade & Straney for WAVE FM 96.5 in Wollongong. Damien has also written and filmed his first movie called ‘Just Ruby’ which will be released late 2021.

Damien’s topic

“Connecting through creativity and music”

Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers three or four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world.

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