Corporate Committee

Mark Azzopardi

Findex
Mark is the Managing Partner of Tax Advisory at Findex, across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Findex, Mark was a leader and partner at both Deloitte and Grant Thornton. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University). Mark joined the Board in 2020 and Chairs the Finance & Risk Committee.

Shane Bilsborough

Moving Mindz

Shane was the original co-founder of the Global Corporate Challenge. He brings a wealth of big data mental health analytics and scientific rigor to the organisation, setting it apart from others in the space. With a background in Human Nutrition and strong business development acumen, Shane is extremely passionate about Moving Mindz and its mission. “It’s important for organisations to not only run mental health programs, but to measure and evaluate them, so that they understand the impact made.”

Dan Copsey

First Move Digital

Daniel is the son of a retired Victorian Police Officer Phil Copsey, who served over 40 years on the Force. Daniel grew up with his father undertaking a varied number of roles within the Victoria Police Force which included both time in the Traffic Operations Group and the State Event Planning Unit.  Since entering his professional life Daniel has moved through senior roles in both the construction and infrastructure space around Australia and now is the Co-Founder and CEO of the JRJD Group.

The JRJD Group comprises of Marketing Agencies, Digital Service providers, Consumer marketing insight products, Blockchain focused podcast, budding web3 media service and a VC fund focused on emerging technologies. With offices in London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney Auckland and the Middle East, Daniel overseas a headcount of over 150 product specialists and executives.  

Clive Scott

Sofitel
Clive Scott is the General Manager of the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and has worked in Hospitality over 45 years He has a Diploma in Hotel Management and a Degree in Economics. He is actively involved in Melbourne’s business and arts community. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for Hope Street Youth & Family Services, is Chairman of the Georges Mora Fellowship and is Chairman of Judges for the 2021 Melbourne Awards. Clive has been honoured with the Gold Tourism Medal from the French Minister of Tourism for his contribution to tourism development between France and Australia, The Brolga Award from the Australian Dancing Society and in 2021 Quens Birthday Honours was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Hospitality industry and the Arts.

Luke Lawlor

With over twenty years’ experience in owning and managing multiple real estate agencies on the Mornington Peninsula, Emergency Services Property Advisors director Luke Lawlor came up with the concept of offering his services exclusively to emergency services workers after returning home from a ‘bucket list’ walk of the Kokoda Track in 2016. Joining Luke on the trek were some lifelong friends who are current emergency service workers including Peter Condon, a serving police office and the owner of Kokoda Courage treks.

Fast forward to 2021, and ESPA provides a completely free service to emergency services professionals looking to buy or sell property. Breaking free from conventional real estate, Luke is able to better serve the community that he is most passionate about – the emergency services sector.

Sean Higgins

Sean hails originally from New Zealand. He spent his first 22 years of his working life as a Detective in the New Zealand Police, covering everything homicide to sexual abuse. He was one of the first detectives in the country to specialise in child and adult sex abuse victims. During this time, he spent three years working voluntarily on the Crimewatch programme in NZ.

Retiring from the Police, Sean worked for the NZ Prime Minister & Cabinet doing crime prevention projects and in his spare time he became the Chairman of the local Victim Abuse Support committee.

David McGowan

Police Veterans Victoria

David has extensive experience in policing and the corporate sector having held senior management positions in risk and compliance across the Banking sector. David is also a police veteran with >21 years service.

Deb Underwood

Deb's career has been diverse, and she has worked with some significant brands. Success has come not only from a well-rounded marketing experience but from an interest and understanding of economics, culture and people (employees and clients). Deb values and work significantly with Global teams to build campaigns and assets and is often called on as a reference point. Deb values the opportunity to work across countries. She has acted as a leader, advisor, and advocate of APAC/ASEAN team. Her expertise is called on for everything from strategy and PR to client advocacy.

Carla Deale

Police Veterans Victoria
Carla is PVV’s resident wordsmith and Marketing & Communications Manager, with a background in Journalism and Professional Writing and Editing. She has a wealth of experience across finance, sport, health and wellness, is award-nominated in Journalism and published across multiple media and literary journals. Carla also has former tertiary experience in Counselling.