Rodney Beach, AITD’s 2018 Learning and Development Professional of the Year, is an energetic and dedicated industry leader. In 2010 Rod founded Liberate Learning, a leading provider of digital and blended learning solutions, performance support and social learning design and deployment. Liberate now has over 35 staff across Australia with offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane, and approximately 200 corporate, higher education and government clients. With over 20 years’ experience in education leadership, organisational development and digital learning strategies across government, corporate and the university sectors, Rod has a unique insight into future learning development trends. Rod has been recognised through awards including AITD 2018 L&D Professional of the Year, 2018 Westpac Business of Tomorrow, 2018 LearnX Impact Awards, 2018 Optus MyBusiness Award (finalist), and is a current finalist for Australian Business of the Decade, Australian Entrepreneur of the Year and Australian Business of the Year (Education Services).