Director & Chair
Mel Greblo is a speaker and author on purpose-driven leadership and business. She is also a trusted advisor around how to develop purpose thinking in your business, creating a thriving purpose culture to future proof and succeed in the purpose economy.
She is Founder and Director of Talking Sticks Communication, a boutique agency specialising in strategic communications, unlocking purpose and crafting fresh, authentic conversations around it.
Mel Greblo spent 20 years in executive roles, building the brands of some of Australia’s great organisations: The Art Gallery of NSW, RMIT, CanTeen, YWCA, The Benevolent Society, and SchoolAid Trust. She was the Founding CEO of HOME Hospice, a social enterprise creating social change at end-of-life. She writes about lessons from the values-driven sector for the commercial world, speaks about community building and engagement, shared value and coaches leaders and executives around personal brand and purpose.
She is passionate about conversations, collaboration, stories, mindfulness, innovation, sustainability and partnerships to affect both business growth and positive social change. Mel is also a passionate philanthropy advocate and serves as a Director on the Board of SchoolAid Trust, the inspiration behind KidsGive, Australia’s first crowdfunding platform for kids.
Randall Pearce is the managing director of THINK: Insight & Advise, a consultancy focused on the strategic management of not-for-profit organisations and government. A native of Canada, he made his permanent home in Sydney in 2003.
As a gay man, Randall lived through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s and, as he tells it, ‘I have lived experience of talking about death with the dying and of not being able to talk about death with the living.’ He’s hoping to normalise discussion about end of life and death through his participation on the Board of the GroundSwell Project.
Randall’s background is in politics and public policy. He has served as an advisor to a former Canadian prime minister, a lobbyist for professional associations, an advocate for gay and lesbian equality and as a candidate for public office.
He has spent his entire career working in and for not-for-profit organisations, including serving as the CEO of a 63,000-member professional association. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Jackie has worked in leadership roles in a diverse range of sectors. Her business management career started in publishing and included a stint at The Financial Times. She spent nearly ten years as an Associate Director with Macquarie Bank where she established Macquarie Digital, a video-based online information service.
In 2009, Jackie transitioned to the for-purpose sector, taking up the position of General Manager at AMPCo, a subsidiary of the AMA, and publisher of The Medical Journal of Australia. From 2012 - 2016 she was a Strategic Advisor at Goodstart Early Learning, Australia's largest not-for-profit provider of early childhood education and care and for the past two years has been Director of Corporate Services and Company Secretary at Black Dog Institute, Australia's leading mental health medical research institute.
Jackie is passionate about social justice and is committed to high quality service delivery and evidence-based practice.
Anthony commenced his professional career with a three year stint in Audit working for a ‘Big 4’ firm of Chartered Accountants overseas, and moved out of the profession to enjoy a 25 year career in (increasingly senior) accounting and finance roles across a multiplicity of industries: transport, electronics, chemicals manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services.
Moving in and out of finance roles over the years, Anthony spent a period firstly managing the Supply and Operations functions for a multi-national Japanese manufacturing company based in Dandenong Victoria, before being promoted in the same company to General Manager Business Systems with responsibility for Sales, Marketing and Customer Services. A seventeen year career in Financial Services followed, with roles as GM Finance and Risk of a large Industry Fund, CFO of a State government Superannuation Fund, and then appointment as CEO of a $9Bn Industry Fund, a role that lasted ten years. Anthony is now transitioning from ‘boss to boardroom’ in an encore career as a non-executive director; an interest which blossomed some years ago after experience as a member of two not for profit boards in Melbourne.
Dr Mark Hohenberg
Mark is a practicing geriatrician with a special interest in end of life care for patients and those around them. He is an established researcher with Western Sydney University and UNSW, involved in projects on dementia, frailty and creation of models of care. He explores emerging technologies to be used in healthcare, health professionals education and supporting patients. Mark’s leadership in driving change for patients within the healthcare and education systems give him a unique perspective for the Groundswell project.