Mentors & Coaches

We find the perfect match for every person

Our formal, structured programs offer a confidential independent mentor or coach to discuss issues and test ideas around leadership, performance and careers.

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. Our trusted network includes some of the most well-respected professionals in Australia and globally, ranging across industries, experience and sectors. They are executives, qualified coaches, company directors, managing partners, business owners and entrepreneurs.

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

A sample of our network of advisors are below:

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

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

Liesel Wett

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

Patrick Walker

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

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

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.

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

James Atkins

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

Gillian Corban

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

Richard Spencer

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

Jane Jose

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

Jennifer Bott AO

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

Maria Newport

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

Marg Lennon

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

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

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

Kathleen Conlon

Non-Executive Director Aristocrat Leisure; Non-Executive Director The Benevolent Society; Non-Executive Director Lynas Corporation Ltd; Non-Executive Director

James O’Loghlin

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

Deborah Protter

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

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

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.

Matt Gaden

Head of Distribution, Janus Henderson Investors.

Pam Dell

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

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

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

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

Paula Rogers

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

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

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

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.

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.

Arun Abey AM

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

Noel Landry

Chief Executive Officer Summernats and Out There Productions

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Sarah Zeljko

Non-Executive Director, Powerlink, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Energy Super, Chair of the Investment Committee, Member of the Governance Remuneration and Nomination Committee
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