JP, B.Bus(Acc), CSA(Cert),MIPA
Belinda has 20 plus years of finance and business experience predominately in the manufacturing sector. Belinda has a strong background in corporate governance, business and finance management, audit and risk and competitive/lean manufacturing. She is currently CFO of leading Steel Fabricating business. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from UWS and a Certificate in Governance Practice with CSA.
Angela is a senior finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in commerce. She has experience in reporting to the boards of both small and large corporations, some of which were listed on the stock exchange in Australia and the UK.
Angela specialises in Finance, Leadership, Change Management, Governance and Retail. She is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance at the Governance Institute Australia.
BA Psychology (Hons), PGrad Dip Psychology, PhD, MAPS
Terry is a registered psychologist with over 30 years clinical experience working in mental health in the public sector, non-government organizations and private practice. Terry is currently appointed by the Minister of Health to the Official Visitor Program under the Mental Health Act (2007). He has researched the impact of trauma and vicarious trauma on emergency service personnel funded by the Australian Research Council. Terry is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and sits on the Sydney Branch Management Committee and he is also a clinical member of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Terry is a survivor of childhood abuse.
Dr. Cathy Kezelman AM is a medical practitioner, mental health consumer advocate, President of Blue Knot Foundation, director of Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) 2009-2014, member of the Mental Health Community Advisory Council (NSW), of the Advisory Panel of Tzedek, and of the Jewish Child Protection Taskforce.
Under her stewardship Blue Knot Foundation has grown from a peer support organisation to a leading national organisation combining a prominent consumer voice with that of researchers, academics and clinicians advocating for socio-political change and informed responsiveness to complex trauma. She is a prominent voice in the media and at conferences, as well as author of a memoir chronicling her journey of recovery from child sexual abuse: Innocence Revisited- a tale in parts.
On Australia Day 2015, Cathy was awarded an Australian Member of the Order (AM) "for significant service to community health as a supporter and advocate for survivors of child abuse".
She is co-author of the Blue Knot Foundation document Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery and co-author of the 2015 Economic Report into the Cost of Unresolved Childhood Trauma and Abuse in Adults in Australia.
BSc, MBA, MBT, MACID, SA FIN
Jon has more than twenty years’ experience in financial and general management with a significant emphasis on operational matters. His career includes working for large public listed organisations in the U.K. as well as private companies here in Australia and continued involvement in the not for profit sector. Jon holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Master of Business and Technology, both from the University of New South Wales. Jon is also a Doctoral candidate at the University Of Newcastle (DBA).
BA, MArt (Admin), JD
Simon Cole is a survivor and a lawyer who has helped many other survivors to seek compensation and justice for past abuse. The Child Abuse Royal Commission has increased social awareness of the damage and financial cost to society of childhood trauma. Simon is committed to improving the quality of justice for survivors seeking just compensation, restitution and healing. Simon believes the relationship between personal injury lawyers and survivors can be improved through professional legal training. In a previous career, Simon worked in Government and in trade unions. He has experience in juvenile justice and employment law. As a Senior Policy Advisor to NSW Government Ministers, Simon worked in policy development and to improve the access of community organisations to Government decision-making.
BSc Psychology (Hons), MScMed (Psychotherapy)
Elana is a psychologist and psychotherapist with extensive experience in working with trauma. She also has an interest in biofeedback, in particular Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, which is an evidence-based treatment modality. Prior to her career as a psychologist and psychotherapist Elana spent 18 years in the corporate sector. She is a clinical member of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP), a member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is Treasurer to the APS Neurofeedback and Psychology Interest Group. She is also an active member of the ASCA Clinical Advisory Committee and the ANZAP Education Sub-Committee. Elana works in private practice.
BCmn, Marketing and Event Management
Sharon has more than 14 years’ experience in media and communications, predominantly in financial services firms. She specialises in reputation management strategy, media relations, issues and crisis management, internal communications and strategic planning. Previous roles include Head of Corporate Affairs and Head of Communications for large divisions at two of Australia’s major banks. She is currently in Group Media Relations at a major Australian Bank. Sharon also serves as a Strategic Advisor (Media & Communications) for the Australian Futures Project and was previously an advisory committee member for the MLC Community Foundation.
Executive MBA (AGSM), General Manager Program (AGSM)
Anita is a business development specialist with over 30 years experience having held Senior Management roles in the Education, Art, Travel, Retail and IT sectors. She is currently the Corporate Development Manager at Australian Catholic University (executive education) and over the last 34 years has served on community committees and within her own professional area of IT to improve working conditions for Women through Directorship of the Women’s Board at the Australian Computer Society. Her extensive background in NGO and Fundraising includes World Vision, the Konkani Association of Australia, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Contempo Committee where she served as Treasurer. Anita has first hand experience as a volunteer with the Indo Dutch Project for Child Welfare in India where she worked tirelessly to improve the outcomes for families and communities affected by traumatic events.
Grad Cert Adult Ed Training, HND Business & Finance
Adrian is a leadership speaker, facilitator, coach and consultant. He is a director of Evolution Learning and member of The Supernova Tribe speaker agency. He has eighteen years of knowledge and experience developing, conducting and leading successful development and transformation programs for major corporations across Australasia, Asia and Oceania.