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 Mahlab Media as a print and digital editor, specialising in Human Resources strategy and recruitment fields. Amanda is also a commentator on ABC Radio National’s Best Practice business program and contributes articles to several university publications.

As a registered nurse Sue has extensive experience and specialised in aged and chronic care. She has held senior academic appointments at Latrobe University Bendigo and Australian Catholic University including 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.

Susan has particular expertise in issues associated with the sale of businesses, as well as global mobility and the movement of employees. She is a Director in PwC’s People and Organisation business and works with organisations to manage and capitalise on the differences in their people, whether that be gender, age, culture, thought or any other dimension of difference.

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 passedaway suddenly as result of epilepsy. Since this time Roy and his family have become strong supporters of Epilepsy Action.

Carol has held a variety of executive positions and senior management roles in service delivery, marketing and fundraising. She currently sits on the 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). Carol is a strong and active advocate for people living with epilepsy.

Adam has led assignments and teams, including overseeing both Singapore and Hong Kong offices, and continues to work closely with the firm’s Asia Pacific clients. Adam is a leading authority on all aspects of leadership and talent, and organisational strategy, and has advised many of the world’s most successful banks, asset managers and financial institutions on human capital initiatives. He has completed many senior level search assignments for a wide range of clients at senior levels and across all financial disciplines.

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.

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.

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.

Sean has been involved in a number of innovative consulting and corporate advisory assignments, such as public listings, business sales, debt and equity raisings, valuations, mergers and acquisitions. Sean is a current panellist for MBA sessions conducted by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He co-founded the Chapman Eastway Charitable Foundation in 2012 to help facilitate strategic philanthropy initiatives.

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, Apple, Inherent (BMC Media), IPAC Securities, Direct Dial Insurance (MMI Group) and Citibank.

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.