Mentors & Coaches

Mentoring and coaching are powerful professional development strategies to effectively develop, retain and manage talent.

Our formal, structured programs offer a confidential independent advisor and sounding board to discuss issues and test ideas around leadership, performance and careers. It helps to reframe thinking, strengthen capability, build confidence and clarify goals.

Our research and experience shows that the match is critical to the success of the program. Which is why each program includes a detailed process to strategically identify and personally connect participants to our unparalleled network of more than 100 mentors and accredited coaches. These trusted advisors are some of the most well-respected professionals in Australia and globally, ranging across industries, experience and sectors to enable us to find the perfect match for every person. They are executives, qualified coaches, company directors, managing partners, business owners and entrepreneurs.

They will offer support, strategic advice, practical tools, fresh perspectives, inspiration and sometimes a reality check. Most importantly they all share our commitment to developing, engaging and supporting others to reach their potential.

A sample of our network of advisors are below:


Our Mentors

  • 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


  • JACQUELINE FEENEY

    Director, Zinn & Co Consultancy; Non-Executive Director, Documentary Australia Foundation; Former Managing Director, Fox Networks Group & National Geographic Partners; Head of Foxtel, SVOD & Content Partnerships; Directorships with Nickelodeon, ASTRA and Sydney Film Festival


  • DEBORAH PROTTER                   

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


  • BARRY MANN                        

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


  • LOUISE WALSH

    Chief Executive Officer, Future Generation Investment Company & Future Generation Global Investment Company; Non-Executive Director St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, the City Recital Hall in Sydney and the Snow Foundation.


  • MARIA NEWPORT

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


  • 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.


  • PAM DELL                     

    Head of Change, Metcash. Chief Executive Officer, Re-Map.


  • RICHARD SPENCER

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


  • KAY VEITCH FAICD

    Non-Executive Director, Evolve Housing, Chair of Governance, Nominations & People Committee, ASPECT Studios Pty Ltd, Member Remuneration Committee; Chair, Keep Australia Beautiful NSW                                                                                                        

     


  • MARG LENNON

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


  • SARA WATTS

    Non-Executive Director, Vision Australia; Non-Executive Director, Literacy Planet; Non-Executive Director, BagTrans; Trustee, Australian Museum; Former CFO IBM A/NZ and COO University of Sydney


  • ANDREW BUCHANAN

    Vice President & Vice Chair Cerebral Palsy Alliance; Board member, Cerebral Palsy Research Alliance Foundation (USA); Member of NSW Trustee & Guardian Independent Financial Advisory Committee; Deputy Chair of NSW Accessible Arts.


  • PAULA ROGERS

    State Director of CEDA Western Australia; Former General Manager, The Hub Marketing Communications; Former National Business Development & Marketing Leader, Squire Sanders


  • NOEL LANDRY

    Chief Executive Officer Summernats and Out There Productions


  • 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


  • JAMES O’LOGHLIN                   

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • MARTIN SMITH

    Non-Executive Director, ALH Group (Australian Leisure & Hospitality); Principal of Mansewood Consulting. Formerly Managing Director, Endeavour Drinks Group also known as the Woolworths Liquor Group. Former General Manager Dan Murphy’s.


  • PHILIP MANIDIS

    Non-Executive Director, St George Community Housing Association; Governor, Centennial Parklands Foundation; Non-Executive Director, Niche, Environment and Heritage. Former Chair & Managing Director of Manidis Roberts.


  • 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.


  • GILLIAN CORBAN

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


  • MICK REID AM

    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


  • 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


  • WENDY McCARTHY AO

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


  • 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


  • LIESEL WETT

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


  • PENNY MOYLE

    Former CEO, OPP Ltd (now The Myers-Briggs Company); Executive Advisor, Race Against Dementia, Meyler Campbell Faculty; Consultant, Said Business School, Oxford University; Director, Highview Insights


  • PATRICK WALKER

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


  • JANE JOSE

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


  • ARUN ABEY AM

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


  • CHARLES SHIPLEE

    Director, BRANDGP London, Fetch Digital London, Business Networking International;  Non-Executive Director, Roehampton Club London; Trustee Friends of Queen Mary’s Hospital London; Member of the Institute of Directors London; Former Director, George Patterson Australia, Bates/141 Worldwide, Publicis Dialog Worldwide.


  • PETRA BUCHANAN

    Director, PSB Ventures; Former CEO, McGrath Foundation, Pay TV industry body ASTRA in Australia.


  • VICKY PAPACHRISTOS

    Non-Executive Director, GMHBA Private Health Insurance, myOwn Health. Managing Director, Currant Marketing Pty Ltd. Former GM Myer One / National Manager Customer Strategy & Loyalty.

     


  • 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


  • ALICIA DARVALL                    

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


  • JAMES ATKINS

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

     


  • 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


  • MATT GADEN                 

    Head of Distribution, Janus Henderson Investors.


  • KYLIE SPROTT

    Chief Transformation Officer, Xenith IP Group Ltd; Non-Executive Director, Position Partners; Director, The Oranges Toolkit, Leader of the Corporate Champions, The Smith Family; Ambassador, Rainbow House Iligan Orphanage, Philippines


  • 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


  • SUSAN LENEHAN

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


  • JENNIFER BOTT AO

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


  • 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


  • IAN ELLIOT

    Chairman, Elliot Enterprises; Chairman, Dry July Foundation; Former Non-Executive Director and Chairman, Salmat, Hills Industries, Impelus; Former CEO, George Patterson Advertising; International speaker and best-selling author

     


  • NEIL THOMPSON

    Non-Executive 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; Former Non-Executive Director Horizon Power


  • SALLY LOANE                          

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




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