Employed with KPMG in 1962 to 1974 qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Formed own accountancy practice in 1974, employing 60 staff when left in 1990.
Joined Computershare Ltd and took a major interest in the company in 1980, Finance Controller through to 1990, then executive Finance Director. Floated company on ASX in 1994, took it international in 1997 and retired as executive Director in 2003 and non- executive in 2010.
Tony joined SMART Recovery in 2007 and was instrumental in establishing the organisation in Australia. He has remained on the Board since as a non-executive Director and Chairperson.
SMART Recovery Australia’s representative on the SMART Recovery Board for nearly eight years.
He is an Australian representative on the transition team establishing SMART Recovery International.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the
Chartered Institute of Secretaries.
Tony now spends time looking after the family investments, philanthropy, and The Family Foundation.
Joseph Gerstein, MD, FACP. Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Founding President, SMART Recovery Self-Help Network. Retired Board Member, SMART Recovery UK and current Board Member, SMART Recovery Australia. Facilitator of over 3000 SMART Recovery meetings. Inventor of several SMART Recovery tools. Practicing Internist and Pain Management specialist for 30 years. Medical Director for 10 years of the #1-Rated US HMO. Introduced SMART Recovery into UK, Australia, South Africa. Volunteer Advisor of SMART Recovery/Massachusetts, where there have been over 26,000 SMART Recovery meetings. Instigated and helped develop the InsideOut Prison Program of SMART Recovery funded by the US National Institute of Drug Abuse. Introduced SMART Recovery into the US Federal Prison System. Presented SMART Recovery at 2 Harvard Addictions Symposiums. Wrote the Chapter on Alternatives to the 12-Step Programs in the 2nd Edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Textbook of Addiction Medicine.
Retired from the Principal Advisor Alcohol and Drugs and Health Promotion, Corrective Services NSW.
Previously, Senior Research Officer, Drug and Alcohol Services, South Australia.
Sue has a Masters of Social Science, Applied Social Research (University of Social Science) and Bachelor of Education (Flinders University).
Experienced executive manager with wide experience in all aspects of human resource management including with Qantas, National Foods and AGL.
Prior to joining the private sector she worked as a senior Executive in the Federal public sector.
Ruth’s areas of specialisation included Company restructuring, dispute resolution, pay negotiations, demergers, floats and takeovers as well as policy and governance.
Five years ago she changed direction and took up alcohol and drug counselling
NSW Attorney General’s appointment as Official Visitor to NSW Prisons.
She has worked as a director of superannuation funds, held Government board appointments and worked as a director in the not for profit sector.
Ruth is an extensive traveller who loves reading and music.
Jennifer is a senior associate lawyer in the Corporate and Commercial Advisory group at Marque Lawyers, a boutique law firm in Sydney.
Jennifer received her J.D. from the University of New South Wales and her B.A. from York University in Toronto, Canada, where she was born and raised.
Jennifer has experience in commercial and IP law, including contracts, franchising, advertising, been living in Sydney for about 6 years and can’t bring herself to leave. She is an Australian representative on the transition team establishing SMART Recovery International
She currently sits on the Board of Ethiopiaid Australia, which she joined in 2012
Jennifer briefly worked at Amnesty International Australia for a 6-month secondment while she was working at DLA Piper, where she worked before Marque Lawyers.
Currently leads the Corporate Governance practice for Ernst & Young across Asia Pacific.
Mike has over 14 years experience advising clients on corporate governance best practice and how to improve their governance and compliance risk profile.
He has experience working with a range of clients including private groups, not-for- profits and multi-national organisations.
He has provided corporate governance advice and support to a range of US, European and Australian multi-nationals from various industries including financial services and consumer products.
Mike specialises in the identification and management of significant corporate governance risks across the structure from the executive board to key offshore subsidiaries.