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.
He is a founding member and Treasurer of SMART Recovery International.
Tony was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Member of the Order (AM) level on Australia Day 2019. (The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent way Australians recognise the achievements and service of their fellow citizens).This award was predominantly for his enormous contribution to SMART Recovery Australia and SMART internationally.
He is a 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.
Joyce is a senior marketer with experience across global pharmaceutical sales and marketing portfolio management roles at AstraZeneca, BMS, Janssen, Shire and Sanofi Genzyme. Her therapeutic areas and specialty network cover genetic medicines, neurology, nephrology, haematology, immunology, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. She is also a team leader who led product launches and works with government funding authority and patient advocacy groups.
Joyce joined the Board of SMART Recovery through the University of Technology Sydney Community Development Program to support NFP organisations. She has been a guest lecturer at UTS Business school since graduating from there with her Executive Master of Business Administration with Dean’s Award in 2013. She was also a trained broadcaster who obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at Macquarie University and University of New South Wales respectively.
Joyce is a graduate member of Australian Institute of Company Director, GAICD with interest in strategy development, business consulting, corporate governance, and financial management. She is passionate about working with people and assisting different stakeholders to bring out their best to achieve better health outcomes.
Jenny Valentish is a journalist with lived experience of problematic drug and alcohol use. She is the author of Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment (Black Inc), and covers drug-related stories for The Age, The Saturday Paper, and The Monthly. Valentish is a consultant for the University of New South Wales’ National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, and ambassador for BrainPark, a project of Monash University’s Brain and Mental Health Laboratory. Jenny is currently the Chairperson of the SMART Recovery International Brand and Communication Committee.
Tania is the Director of Avertis Consulting, management consulting in the health and human service sectors. Her prior role was as Deputy Mental Health Commissioner for the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales. Tania Skippen is an Occupational Therapist previously employed as a senior manager in a NSW mental health policy and leadership unit. Tania has a Master of Health Services Management, majoring in Planning, and extensive experience in strategy, policy and service development for the mental health sector.
Tania has worked across three Australian states in public, private, and community managed settings. She authored the ‘My Mountain’ narrative assessment tool for child and adolescent mental health services and has developed and delivered clinical training nationally and internationally.
Tania is a member of the University of Sydney OT External Advisory Group and is passionate about helping people experience mastery and satisfaction in their valued life roles.
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.
Some years ago she changed direction and took up alcohol and drug counselling
NSW Attorney General’s appointment as Official Visitor to NSW Juvenile Justice Centres.
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.
Jennifer is a founding member and Secretary of SMART Recovery International.
Clare has more than 20 years’ experience in providing financial and operational audit, governance and risk advice to Australian and global organisations including major ASX listed companies, public sector departments and the not-for-profit sector. Her most recent role was as a senior partner at Deloitte where she was the Lead Partner of the Australian Risk Services Public Sector and Not-for-Profit industry group. She was a founding Director of the Deloitte Foundation and a recognised advocate of work place diversity as an executive of the firm’s Inspiring Women program. Clare is the Chair of SMART Recovery Australia’s Finance, Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committee, as well as the Vice Chairperson of SMART Recovery International’s Fundraising Committee.
Clare holds a degree in History and Philosophy (BA Hons), is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, studied post graduate accounting at the University of Technology Sydney and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Currently, Clare’s focus is using her skills to make a community contribution. She is also a Director of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and Treasurer of the Australian Watercolour Institute.
For most of his career, James has worked in large media companies across operational, strategic and sales functions.
Most recently James has worked as Digital Commercial Director at Network 10, where he was responsible for commercial partnerships and digital sales operations. In addition to this James was a committee member of 10Gives, the charitable group within Network 10, which worked closely with UnLtd to raise funds for youth charities.
Prior to Network 10 James worked at Fairfax Media, News Limited, The Daily Mail, and several other large media organisations in the UK. James is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has also delivered guest lectures at AFTRS to Masters of Screen Business and Leadership students on the topics of digital and business growth strategies.
Brett is currently CEO of Quantify Technology, an ASX-listed Smart Home Automation provider. Prior to that, he was a partner in PwC and has held a variety of operational roles since coming to Australia in 2005. Brett lives in Sydney with his wife and two children. He is on the advisory board of RESULTS Australia, enjoys literature and hiking, and playing golf, badly.