Mentors

Our research and experience shows that the match is critical to success.

Our unparalleled network of more than 100 mentors and coaches across diverse professions and industries enables us to find the perfect person for every person.

They are some of the most well-respected professionals in Australia and globally. They have headed pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions, orchestras or government agencies and often have had numerous careers in different sectors and countries. They have worked with boards, managed unions, media, customers and large and complex teams of people. Some have retired from executive roles and are company directors, others are still leaders in their field.

Our mentors offer support, strategic advice, inspiration and sometimes a reality check. They share insights and assist their mentees to understand the unwritten software of senior executive life. Most importantly they all share our commitment to developing, engaging and supporting others to reach their goals. Our qualified executive coaches provide practical tools and strategies to assist talented professionals reach their potential. Some of our mentors also having coaching qualifications.

A sample of our the experienced advisors we work with are featured below.


Our Mentors

  • SALLY HERMAN

    Non-Executive Director Suncorp; Non-Executive Director Breville Group; Non-Executive Director Investec Property Ltd; Non-Executive Director Premier Investments Ltd; Advisory Board Member, Evans & Partners; Former Chair Urbis Pty Ltd; Former Westpac General Manager, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability


  • JANE JOSE

    CEO, Sydney Community Foundation; Author, Places Women Make; Former Deputy Lord Mayor, Adelaide


  • GILLIAN CORBAN

    Managing Director, Corban & Blair; Member, Management Committee, Detour House Women’s Shelter; Former Non-Executive Director, TAFE NSW


  • MICK REID

    Principal, M Reid and Associates; Non-Executive Director, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia; Director, Royal District Nursing Service; Former Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Health; Former Director General of Health NSW and QLD


  • SALLY TREEBY

    Non-Executive Director, Plan International and Rainbow Fish Foundation; Director, Sallyport Pty Ltd family investment; Former Executive General Manager, St James Ethics Centre


  • JACINTA CARBOON 

    Founder & Director, Carboon Group; Co-Founder & Director, Taking Care of Business & Me; Former Project Director Women and Money, National Australia Bank


  • ANNE SKIPPER AM FAICD

    Businesswoman, company director and mentor. Managing Director, Anne Skipper and Associates; Chair, The Silver Chain Group; Director, Peoples Choice Credit Union; Director, Plan International Board and Plan International Hong Kong; Director, Tonkin; Consulting Facilitator AICD


  • NICOLE McKENNA

    Principal, McKenna Bespoke Development & Facilitation; Non-Executive Director, Performing Lines; Former Director, People & Performance, Allens


  • PHILIP MANIDIS

    Non-Executive Director, St George Community Housing Association; Governor, Centennial Parklands Foundation; Non-Executive Director, Niche, Environment and Heritage


  • KENNETH WATKINS

    Director of Philanthropy, The Australian Ballet; Published Author “Philanthropy and the Arts”


  • NOEL LANDRY

    Chief Executive Officer Summernats and Out There Productions


  • SAM WEISS

    Chairman, Altium Limited; Chairman, 3PLearning Limited; Chairman, SurfStitch Limited; Former Chairman The Benevolent Society and The Sydney Festival; Former Non-Executive Director Breville Group Limited and Oroton Group


  • PAM DELL                     

    Transformation Director, Business Consultant and Career Transition specialist.


  • PROFESSOR JANICE REID AC

    Former Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University


  • MARIA NEWPORT

    Managing Principal, Newport O’Connor; Non-Executive Director, Coeliac NSW & ACT; Executive Coach, Mentor, Facilitator, Consultant, Lawyer and Mediator


  • JULIA LIMB

    Chair, The Limb Family Foundation; Former journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and News Ltd in Australia and overseas


  • BERNIE BOLGER

    Principal, Bernie Bolger Counselling; Managing Director, Safire Consulting; Director, Collaborative Mediation Practice; Former owner and founder vitalityplus Pharmacy


  • EMMA STEIN

    Non-Executive Director Alumina Limited; Non-Executive Director Transpacific Industries; Non-Executive Director Programmed Maintenance Group; Non-Executive Director DUET; Non-Executive Director Todd Corporation; former Managing Director for Gaz de France Energy and British Fuels


  • PATRICK WALKER

    Non-Executive Director, Good Environmental Choice Australia; CEO, Australian Sports Foundation; Former CEO, PwC UK Indirect Taxes; Director, Pathway Coaching & Consulting


  • PHILIP GRAUS

    Director, Cox Architecture; Conjoint Professor, University of New South Wales


  • WENDY McCARTHY AO

    Chair, Circus Oz; Non-Executive Director, Goodstart Early Learning; Non-Executive Director, IMF Bentham; Former Chair of McGrath Estate Agents; Headspace; Pacific Friends of the Global Fund and Plan Australia. Former Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


  • NEIL THOMPSON

    Non-Executive Director, Horizon Power, Plan International; Advisory Board Member, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University; Non-Executive Director, Smiling Mind Inc.; Advisor, Booodl; Former CEO, Velocity Virgin Australia


  • ROSEMARY VILGAN

    Non-Executive Director, Commonwealth Bank Group Super; Advisory Council Member, AICD QLD; Former CEO, Q Super


  • ARUN ABEY

    Chair & Co-founder, ipac securities limited; Chair & Co-founder, Walsh Bay Partners; Director, The Smith Family


  • JENNIFER BOTT AO

    Chair, National Institute of Dramatic Art; Trustee, The Australian Museum Sydney; Director, The Bundanon Trust


  • ALICIA DARVALL                    

    Executive Director, B Lab Australia & New Zealand; Marketing Strategy, Gordon Ramsey Holdings; General Manager, Moonlight Cinema


  • MAREE WALK                  

    Former Deputy Secretary of FACS, NSW; Former Chief Executive of Community Services (DoCS); General Manager, Operations, The Benevolent Society;  Policy Manager, Violence, Abuse & Neglect, NSW Health; Former Chair: Implementation Board: Social and Affordable Housing Fund; Association of Child Welfare Agencies; Board Member, Families Australia.


  • PETER CLOUGH

    Former Government Affairs Manager in the oil, gas and minerals sector


  • BARRY MANN                        

    Head of Projects, Urban Growth NSW. Former Director of Property Development, Parramatta City Council; Vice President, UDIA NSW; Head of Residential Development NSW, Stockland


  • MATT GADEN                 

    Head of Distribution, Henderson Global Investors Australia.


  • DEB MILLER

    Chair, Acuere Pty Ltd; Non-Executor Director, Rundle Mall Management Authority; Non-Executive Director, Affinity Private; Non-Executive Director, RSPCA


  • RICHARD SPENCER

    Non Executive Director, Social Ventures Australia; Chair, Coordinare – Primary Health Network for SE NSW; Director, China Committee for Intercultural Education, Beijing


  • SUSAN LENEHAN

    Chair, Principals Australia Institute Board; Syndicate Chair, CEO Institute; Former Minister & Member of Parliament in South Australia


  • THERESE RYAN                        

    Chair of Gippsland Water, Deputy Chair of Victorian Managed Insurance Authority,  Deputy Chair of VicForests’ Trustee Director of WA Super; Non-Executive Director ASX Listed Bapcor Ltd’ independent member of City of Melbourne Audit and Risk Committee.  Former VP and General Counsel, General Motors International Operations


  • SALLY LOANE                          

    CEO, Financial Services Council; Former Director of Media & Public Affairs, Coca Cola Amatil; Journalist, Media, print & radio


  • DEBORAH PROTTER                   

    Founding Partner of The Values Partnership; Chair, The Hunger Project WA Development Board


  • PETER LOXTON                   

    Managing Director, Peter Loxton and Associates Pty Ltd; Chair, NSW Health Pathology, Former Chair, Carriageworks; Former Assistant Director General, Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW); Former Head of ABC Radio


  • MARG O’DONNELL AO      

    Chair, SANE Australia, Chair, Griffith Law School Visiting Committee; Former Chair, National Breast Cancer Network of Australia; Former Director General of several Queensland Departments


  • JACQUI WALTERS

    Director, Jacqui Walters Advisory Pty Ltd; Chair, City Train Response Unit; Partner, Era Innovation; Director, Building Queensland; Former Group Strategy Leader, Evans & Peck Pty Ltd


  • KATE DUNDAS

    Executive Director of Performing Arts, Sydney Opera House; Member Board of Directors, Australia for UNHCR; Council Member, Australian Film Television and Radio School; Former Deputy Secretary Arts and Culture, NSW Government – Arts NSW Screen NSW; Former Director ABC Radio


  • ELIZABETH CARR AM

    Chair, South Metropolitan Tafe (WA), St Catherine’s Aged Care Services (NSW), Seton Villa Disabilities (NSW), icare Foundation, Family and Community Services A&R (NSW); Non-Executive Director, St Mary’s Anglican Girls School (WA), icare (NSW), Kokoda Track Foundation; Member, Environmental Protection Authority (WA)


  • JAMES ATKINS

    Director, Vantage Strategy & Marketing; Non-Executive Director, Circus Oz; Chair, hockingstuart; Non-Executive Director, Connective Group

     


  • JAMES O’LOGHLIN                   

    Radio and television broadcaster, author, comedian, and keynote speaker on innovation and work/life balance


  • LIESEL WETT

    CEO Pathology Australia; Chair Goodwin Aged Care Services; Non-Executive Director Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); Non-Executive Director Osteoporosis Australia


  • KATHLEEN CONLON

    Non-Executive Director Aristocrat Leisure; Non-Executive Director The Benevolent Society; Non-Executive Director Lynas Corporation Ltd; Non-Executive Director realestate.com.au


  • MARG LENNON

    Managing Director, Unlimited People Potential Pty Ltd; President and Chairman, YMCA NSW; Former VP Human Resources and Organisation Development, Cochlear


  • DR RUTH HARLEY OBE FAICD

    Former CEO, New Zealand Film Commission; Former CEO, Screen Australia


  • CARMEL McGREGOR PSM

    Adjunct Professor Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra; Non-Executive Director Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI); Non-Executive Director ACT/SNSW Rugby (Brumbies); Former Deputy Public Service Commissioner; Former Deputy Secretary, People, Department of Defence.




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