Mentors

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

Our unparalleled network of over 100 mentors across diverse professions and industries enables us to find the perfect mentor 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 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.

Some of our mentors are profiled below.


Our Mentors

  • WENDY McCARTHY AO

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


  • ALICIA DARVALL                    

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


  • PHILIP MANIDIS

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


  • 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, an author, a comedian, and keynote speaker on innovation and work/life balance


  • PETER CLOUGH

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


  • NICOLE McKENNA

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • PETER LOXTON                   

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


  • JACINTA CARBOON 

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


  • JULIA LIMB

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


  • JANE JOSE

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


  • 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


  • PHILIP GRAUS

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


  • 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.


  • PATRICK WALKER

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


  • JACQUI WALTERS

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


  • RICHARD SPENCER

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


  • 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


  • BARRY MANN                        

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


  • 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


  • BERNIE BOLGER

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


  • GILLIAN CORBAN

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


  • NEIL THOMPSON

    Non-Executive Board Director, 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


  • SALLY LOANE                          

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


  • 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


  • SUSAN LENEHAN

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


  • PROFESSOR JANICE REID AC

    Former Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University


  • KATE DUNDAS

    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


  • LIESEL WETT

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


  • MARIA NEWPORT

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


  • 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


  • DR RUTH HARLEY OBE FAICD

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


  • DEBORAH PROTTER                   

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


  • DEB MILLER

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


  • KENNETH WATKINS

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


  • MARG LENNON

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




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