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.
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.
James is Strategy Partner at Sydney Brand Experience agency GHO. Originally hailing from the UK, James has a broad experience across digital transformation and marketing with both agency and client-side roles at companies including Dyson and DDB. He is also a strategic advisor to a number of Australian start-ups and lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, where he enjoys surfing, fishing and exploring the great outdoors.
Digital CEO and C-suite leader, 20+ year commercial lawyer and board director / chair / company secretary. Extensive international experience in tech, telco and media. Expertise in strategy, risk, innovation, change management and leading global + local business critical functions including legal, compliance, ethics, regulatory + government affairs, privacy and data protection. Certified yoga teacher and performance coach.
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.
Tory Loudon is one of Australia’s leading directors of public talks, cultural festivals and events that explore the intersection of culture, technology and future society. She has a track record in tackling taboo topics and engaging the community in difficult conversations – particularly around stigma. Tory has produced Ideas and Cultural festivals for a number of leading organisations including the Sydney Opera House, Carriageworks and Vivid Ideas, Vivid Sydney. She is known for championing innovation and has increased the profile of organisations such as the Guardian and the Australia Council for the Arts. Her extensive experience includes business and audience development, stakeholder engagement, marketing, public programming and philanthropy. Tory has worked with a number of organisations in the mental health, well-being and addiction field including Noffs Foundation, Groundswell Project, Hello Sunday Morning and Black Dog Institute to present talks and events that ask people to question their assumptions and to equip them with the tools to have more empathetic discussions. Tory is planning to take her amateur but life-long interest in psychology to the next step and enrol in a counselling degree. She is looking forward to applying her experience to become an advocate for mental health support and tackling addiction in the creative industries.