David has an extensive experience in the financing and structuring of public companies as well as expertise in venture capital, international trade and finance. He has enjoyed widespread investment success in natural resources, property, tourism, retail and the thoroughbred racing industries. In recent years he has assisted in establishing refuges for disadvantaged children in Thailand, Hong Kong and Myanmar, and this remains a primary focus.
Glenis currently works as the Executive Director Marketing at Western Sydney University and previously advised on digital, business and marketing strategy for companies developing digital channels or new technology start-ups. She has also worked in various senior marketing and business management roles at Fairfax Media, Fairfax Digital, Officeworks and Apple.
Employed by Lendlease Corporation as the Group Risk and Insurance Manager, Alistair is responsible for the implementation of the global risk and insurance strategy across the Group’s regional businesses. This role provides strategic direction, technical advice and support on risk mitigation, insurance programme development and management and business continuity & crisis management expertise to the Group’s operations. Alistair holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Sydney, a Master of Insurance & Risk Management and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University. Based in Sydney, Alistair has worked extensively through Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific regions.
Currently Lisa is a research fellow at Sydney Health Ethics and also teaches in the Bioethics program, both at the University of Sydney. Previously, she managed a team of policy and advocacy staff at The Royal Australasian College of Physicians. This involved working with specialist doctors to advance their policy agenda, and improving the governance of decision-making in a complex and diverse membership organisation. She has also worked as an organisation development consultant, helping non-profit sector clients respond to organisational and governance challenges.
Malcolm is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee for Long Service Corporation. He provides a blend of skills in financial management and information technology, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Carol currently serves on the federal government’s Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis, the Advisory Board of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney, and the Steering Committee for the NSW Government’s Paediatric Epilepsy Trials (Medicinal Cannabis Research). She is a founding director of the Medical Cannabis Council, a peak industry body. Carol is a strong and active advocate for people living with epilepsy.
Prior to his retirement in early 2016, Roy had international assignments as Director – Finance and Administration International Operations at URS. He first became acquainted with Epilepsy Action Australia in 2011 when tragically, his oldest son George, aged 29 passed away suddenly as result of epilepsy. Since this time Roy and his family have become strong supporters of Epilepsy Action.
Susan also has extensive diversity consulting experience. She founded PwC’s Diversity consulting practice and continues to work closely with PwC’s Indigenous Consulting business, working with organisations to advance indigenous employment outcomes.
Susan is currently also a fellow of the Sydney Policy Lab based at the University of Sydney and is an Honorary Associate of the Business School. She also sits on the Boards of the Bondi Beach Cottage Inc, and the Jessie Street National Women’s Library.
As a registered nurse with 45 years’ experience Sue has specialised in aged and chronic care. She held senior academic appointments at Latrobe University Bendigo and Australian Catholic University including inaugural Chair of Nursing at St Vincent’s Health Care Campus, Sydney. Sue was a clinician and educator in Melbourne for many years and also worked in regional and rural Victoria. She was a clinician and after-hours co-ordinator at Balmain Hospital. Sue is still actively involved in community nursing.
Working as a freelance journalist for many years, Amanda had articles published in many mainstream media including The Financial Times, Virgin’s in-flight magazine and Vogue. She currently works for Climate Media Centre as a senior media advisor. Amanda is also a commentator on ABC Radio National’s Best Practice business program and contributes articles to several university publications.