Articles by Michel Hogan
Michel is an independent brand analyst dedicated to helping organisations and individuals make promises they can keep and keep the promises they make – with a strong, resilient organisation and brand as the result. Michel is a regular contributor to print and online publications including smartcompany.com.au. She serves as an advisor for several nonprofits and is currently board chair for Gowrie Victoria, a leader in early childhood education.
Articles by Susan Bannigan
Susan has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Europe and Australia. Susan has worked closely with community groups, social entrepreneurs and the business sector to support new innovations in addressing the complex issues of homelessness, long-term unemployment, social inclusion for refugees and those living with issues of mental health in communities across Australia. Prior to joining Westpac, Susan spent three years in investment banking in London and five years as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Sydney, Solomon Islands and Paris.
Articles by Moya Sayer-Jones
Moya is regarded as one of Australiasia’s leading experts for NFP’s and purposeful people. She founded onlyhuman.com.au in 2005 after gathering a collection of stories about families suffering disadvantage. She’d probably describe that experience as an epiphany (if she was sure how to spell it). Her visionary clients come from all sectors and include NSW Cancer Council, Uniting, Victorian Women’s Trust, Department of Veterans Affairs, Queensland Mental Health & the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs.
Articles by Heather Watson
Heather Watson is a Partner at McCullough Robertson Lawyers. Heather has broad experience across the non-profit sector, having acted for and been a member of many community and charitable organisations. Her expertise includes aged health and community services, affordable housing and indigenous communities. Heather focuses on establishing and restructuring legal and tax entities for non-profit organisations, advising boards on risk and governance related issues and establishing charitable foundations. Heather recently completed the maximum nine-year term as a board member of UnitingCare Queensland (including seven years as its Chair).
Articles by Swain Roberts
Swain has an extensive background in corporate advisory and finance and in recent years has combined that with his work in the not-for-profit sector. He is involved in a range of community and charitable organisations across sectors such as health, education and social finance. He co-chairs the Health Industry Group within McCullough Robertson and is also co-chair of the recently launched Queensland chapter of Social Impact Measurement Network Australia. Swain advises on structuring and tax related issues for charities and not-for-profit organisations as well as advising on governance and funding options for long-term sustainability.
Articles written by Sabine Phillips
Sabine represents health, aged and disability care clients in areas such as risk management, inquiries and investigations, dispute resolution, coronial inquests and policy review and development. She also undertakes corporate and clinical governance reviews and facilitation of board planning. She is a board member of Uniting AgeWell, a FAICD, a Fellow of the College of Nursing, and an Associate Fellow of the College of Health Service Executives. Sabine was nominated by peers as “Best Lawyer” in the 2017 Awards in the category of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law.
Articles by Barb Barkley
Barb is Lead Coach and Managing Director with Brava Coaching and Senior Coach with Leadership Space. Barb partners with Executives, Teams and Organisations through coaching and facilitation to co-create positive team and cultural dynamics; and work with leaders to clarify strategic priorities for sustainable business outcomes.
Articles written By Michael Corry
Michael is a finance and governance professional who straddles the commercial and community sectors through a range of skills, qualifications and experience. After work as CFO in a range of businesses, Michael founded CFO Clarity in 2012, providing CFO services to a range of clients. He balances this with several directorships and Chair of Finance roles in diverse non-profit organisations. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and also the Governance Institute of Australia.
Articles by Fi Mercer
Fi is a governance specialist, innovator and successful entrepreneur, with 25 years’ leadership experience in the health, not-for-profit and business sectors. Fi is the founding director of the award winning, Governance Evaluator, a disruptively innovative online platform for board evaluation and capability building requirements. She is the past chair of Pathways Inc and a director on the St Laurence Community Services and Rural Workforce Agency Boards. Fi has just returned from Haas Business School at Berkley (Silicon Valley, California) where she completed entrepreneurship studies.
Articles written By Belinda Cohen
Belinda Cohen is a former lawyer and manager who provides coaching and consulting services across a range of sectors. Belinda works with boards to improve their performance and decision-making through analysis of boardroom behaviours and dynamics. Belinda is co-author of the forthcoming book ‘Shift: Making the change that matters’, a leader’s guide for developing performance at work.