Damien is a senior partner at Olvera Advisors, a Sydney based transformation and restructuring firm. He also sits on a number of company boards and is a firm believer in growth and change.
A proponent of independent government, Damien has been involved in fundraising for independents for several state and federal elections.
In 2012 Sue was recognised in Inaugural 100 Aboriginal Woman of Influence, and in 2015 Sue was awarded the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standing Stronger Together award, in 2018 Sue also was nominated for the Hornsby Council woman of the year as co-founder of Bungee Bidgel Aboriginal Health Clinic. Sue’s latest role was as Senior Cultural Advisor at Macquarie University. Sue’s commitment to the LGBQIT+ and Queer Black communities has been in her fifty years of community activism and as a First Nations participant in numerous Mardi Gras parades.
She has worked in many complex and challenging environments, ranging from financial services, infrastructure, bio-technology, consumer goods and government.
She is currently the Corporate Relations Director for Diageo Australia and Chair of Bundaberg Distilling Company.She is also an Non-Executive Director of Canberra Airport.
Amanda has worked for former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, former NSW Premier Bob Carr, as well as major listed companies the ASX and Cochlear. She understands the importance that collaboration and highly engaged teams play in delivering successful outcomes.
Phillipa’s prior experience includes six years working for Hamilton Island Enterprises as well as a variety of globally-focused senior sales, marketing and product roles across e-commerce, retail and wholesale tourism platforms in London and Sydney. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication and Psychology) from Macquarie University and an MBA from AGSM at the University of NSW.
As Head of Content at GRC Solutions, he works with lawyers and creatives to develop regulatory compliance training and workplace learning.
Steven has previously co-chaired the City of Sydney Aboriginal Advisory Committee and is proud to be on the National NAIDOC Committee.
Her appointment to TTF in 2014 followed eight years with Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA) as its first CEO. The organisation was created in 2006 to represent some of the largest national retailers in Australia. Margy headed the State and Sydney Chambers of Commerce in NSW for five years. She founded the Sydney 2000 Olympic Commerce Centre and the Sydney First projects, for which she sat on several roundtables. Margy has been a media adviser and chief of staff respectively for two NSW Ministers. She currently serves as a board member for UITPANZ and Chair of National Tourism Associations Council [World Travel and Tourism Council - WTTC].
Jan’s career began in education and she has worked in both private and public sectors. She holds a Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Education.
Jesse has a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy and degree in Communications and is AICD trained. He has been published in a range of community, national and international publications including BuzzFeed, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Associated Press.
With a background in theatre, events and multimedia, Giovanni has over 20 year experience in the IT industry, where he works as a Senior Project Manager for infrastructure and cloud computing solutions. The role requires working with numerous and diverse stakeholders, with a focus on planning, budget, risks and issues management: skills which he contributes to his board roles. Giovanni is also one of the funding members of his current employer’s Inclusion & Diversity program.
A governance specialist she has extensive experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors improving governance systems and practice, in Australia and internationally. Driven by integrity, she is committed to best practice and aims to create the benchmark in not-for-profit governance. A Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, she has completed a Certificate in Corporate Governance and Executive Master of Business Administration. She is also a non Executive Director.