Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources with a post-graduate diploma from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Her broad generalist experience covers a number of industries both blue and white collar. Most recently she has been responsible for driving meaningful organisational change and transformation which resulted in a significant improvement in culture. Sarah is on the boards of two not for profit organisations who focus on encouraging personal development and success. She has had personal experience in dealing with mental health concerns and values the important work that the Blue Knot Foundation delivers.
Angela is a senior finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in commerce. She has experience in reporting to the boards of both small and large corporations, some of which were listed on the stock exchange in Australia and the UK. Angela specialises in Finance, Leadership, Change Management, Governance and Retail. She is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance at the Governance Institute Australia.
BA Psychology (Hons), PGrad Dip Psychology, PhD, MAPS
Terry is a registered psychologist with over 30 years clinical experience working in mental health in the public sector, non-government organizations and private practice. Terry is currently appointed by the Minister of Health to the Official Visitor Program under the Mental Health Act (2007). He has researched the impact of trauma and vicarious trauma on emergency service personnel funded by the Australian Research Council. Terry is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and sits on the Advisory Council and Practice Senate as well as serving as the NSW Representative on the National Division of General Practicing Psychologists. He is also a clinical member of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Terry is a survivor of childhood abuse.
Dr. Cathy Kezelman AM is a medical practitioner, mental health consumer advocate, President of Blue Knot Foundation National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. Under her stewardship Blue Knot Foundation has grown from a peer support organisation to a national centre of excellence combining a prominent consumer voice with that of researchers, academics and clinicians advocating for socio-political trauma-informed change and informed responsiveness to complex trauma.
JP, B.Bus(Acc), CSA(Cert),MIPA
Belinda Johnson is an Accountant with over 25 years of finance and business experience in a variety of SME's. Belinda has a strong background in corporate governance, business and finance management, audit and risk and competitive/lean manufacturing. Belinda currently is in Public Practice providing Cloud based financial management solutions to a variety of micros and SME. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from UWS and a Certificate in Governance Practice with the Governance Institute of Australia.
LLB (Hons), BA, Grad Dip (Legal Practice), Grad Dip (Applied Finance and Investment)
Pip is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience across private practice (small and large firms), government and in-house financial institution roles, assisting clients ranging from start-ups through to global brand names with business establishment, capital raising, governance and regulatory matters. She has also provided legal services to cancer patients on a pro bono basis. She currently works in a small, boutique law firm specialising in investment management and financial services regulation. Outside of her work, Pip likes to embark on physical challenges to fundraise for charity and she has raised over $20,000 for a number of worthy causes through long distance running, walking and ocean swimming.
B.Int Comm; B.Phil (Media)
Mia is an experienced media and communications professional. She focuses on media relations, with a specialisation in finance and property. She currently works with the UDIA to build its PR and content strategy, and is the editor of Urban Icon, a magazine for property developers and planners. She was previously an editor at Business Insider, writer for Yahoo and has worked in various broadcast newsrooms.
Mia was the former Vice President – Equity and Diversity for the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA).
Matt has a background in applied sciences, education, and consulting and and prior to joining Westpac, held the position of Head of Product at Karrikins Group (now EY), a consulting firm with deep expertise in business transformation and community investment. Matt has led the development of community investment strategies, program innovation, impact measurement and evaluation projects for clients across Corporate, NFP, NGO, Community and Government sectors including work for Optus, CBA, Microsoft, Royal Bank of Canada and various government departments and public institutions in Australia and New Zealand.
Currently, Matt runs the Westpac Group Technology division's Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) advancement strategy; including partnerships, sponsorships, community investment programs, employee engagement initiatives and scholarships.
Silvio Del Vecchio is a Chairman, Board Member, Director, Investment Executive and Small Business Owner. He has more than 15 years’ board level experience across the private and not-for-profit sectors, and with particular experience in the financial services, sport and cosmetic treatment industries.
Board level highlights include: Chairman of the Professional Rugby League Match Officials Inc (PRLMO) where he negotiated a 4-year Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with the NRL on Referees’ pay, conditions and welfare – a significant milestone in the history of the Game; and board member of two Charitable Foundations – Adults Surviving Child Abuse; and The Corrilee Foundation.
In an executive capacity Silvio is currently owner of three very successful clinics in the Laser Clinics Australia network. Previously he was Associate Director, Investment Consultant at Macquarie Group.
Silvio has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Business Administration, and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course.