advisory group

The Advisory Group is primarily responsible for providing counsel in key areas of expertise.


anna lohe - Marketing expert

Anna has over 25 years experience in the marketing and advertising space, most recently as the Head of Brand Communication for Woolworths. She has developed brands across many industries particularly as part of the executive team for advertising agencies in Melbourne, Sydney and London. She is currently a marketing consultant working from the Northern Beaches and a mum of two little ones.


Dylan Lamont - business expert

Dylan is the Enterprise Relationship Manager, Talent Solutions at LinkedIn.


jan wiseman - accounting expert

Jan is a long-term resident of Avalon and an active participant in the Northern Beaches community. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants and has recently retired after thirty years of private practice. During her time in private practice she looked after the financial and taxation requirements of a variety of companies, trusts, super funds, and sole traders.


ken licence - finance expert

Ken is the Managing Director and majority shareholder of Principle Advisory Services, an Australian based capital sourcing and strategy firm. Principle acts for Australian and international investment managers and advisors to help them establish and manage working relationships with Australian Institutional Investors and family offices.  Ken has over 26 years’ financial services. He has also held senior management positions with Lend Lease, Deutsche Asset Management, and CP2.  Ken has been a Board Member of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (NSW) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Queensland.


liz whyte - mental health expert

Liz is a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Training Facilitator, and Training Specialist. As a result of her own experience with suicide bereavement and trauma Liz is passionate about mental health and emotional wellbeing. Liz believes that education in mental health, suicide, self-harm and interpersonal communication can enable individuals to develop the life skills and understanding required to have meaningful conversations with family, friends, and colleagues, and thereby reduce stigma, provide support and save lives.

associate professor kirsten morley - mental health expert

A/Prof Morley was awarded 2017 NHMRC TRIP Fellowship and a 2017 NSW Health mid-career translational research fellowship. She is a member of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use.


Gilbert lorquet - fundraising and NFP expert

Gilbert is a social entrepreneur, innovator and influencer. He is passionate about fundraising, football, music, and helping young people. Gilbert has over 20 years experience in marketing, communications, law, fundraising, and philanthropy.

Gilbert has spent the past decade involved in virtually every aspect of fundraising, including major gifts, corporate fundraising, bequests, and crowd funding. He has worked in senior roles at the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and JDRF Australia Type 1 Diabetes Research. He joined the Foundation of the Northern Sydney Local Health District as its new CEO in September 2018.


Julie ryan - hr expert

Julie is a successful Human Resources, Organisational Development and Change professional with over 20 years experience. Prior to consulting, she was the HR Director, Asia Pacific, for a global Financial Services Organisation. She has extensive experience across multiple types of Industries including Banking and Financial Services, Superannuation, Oil and Gas, Public Sectors Agencies and NFP.


LES GALBRAITH - business expert

Les has been in front line operational, sales and direct line management for over 35 years. Les spent 20 years at American Express in their card, travel and traveller’s cheque divisions, and his last role was Vice President of Corporate Card and Business Travel Australia and New Zealand. Les has recently worked in a number of change management and consulting roles in the marine manufacturing, pharmaceutical, travel franchising and financial services industry. He joined Spartan Sports 3 years ago to lead the brand’s international development and major business transformation strategy. Les has been active in a number of charities, and is currently a member of the board of Pittwater House School at Collaroy.