Meet Our Board

Dominique Chandler

Dominique Chandler is an experienced marketing director who has worked within many prominent Australian companies, including Kimberly Clark, Nestlé Australia, Greens General Foods, Cadbury Schweppes and Pepsi Cola Australia. She has successfully planned and implemented nation-wide promotions and campaigns and has led highly skilled teams to achieve goals and targets. 

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Western Sydney University and has continued to use her skills and knowledge to innovate new digital and brand marketing strategies throughout her career. 

Geoffrey Buchanan

Geoffrey Buchanan is a highly successful corporate leader with a proven record of directing large-scale acquisitions and change management programs within the sector. Geoffrey is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in Australia and in emerging markets in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific.

From 2013 to 2018, Geoffrey was the Regional CEO for the Soloman Islands and Timor Leste for ANZ. he led a series of highly successful and innovative endeavours that had many successes, including the launch of the ANZ goMoney App in the region, the first bank to deliver the service in the Pacific.

Brian Dalton

Brian has more than 30 years demonstrated experience in business development, marketing and communications in the for-profit sector, holding Australian and Asia-Pacific regional senior executive roles at prominent companies, including American Express, Goodman Fielder and Nestlé.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing/Marketing Management from the University of New South Wales. In 2010 Brian transitioned full time into the Not-for-Profit sector, turning his expertise and insights towards advising and securing diversified funding source opportunities for organisations such as Mission Australia, The Salvation Army and Cancer Council Australia.

Monika Gisler

Monika Gisler is a professional coach, consultant and co-founder of ThinkChangeGrow, a consultancy firm with a strong focus on bringing positive change to workplaces around the world. 

Monika has had an impressive career, previously working at Google Australia as Head of Peer-to-Peer Learning and founding a variety of different organisations focusing on important, and often overlooked, causes. Monika holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and History as well as a Masters of Media and Communications Studies, German Linguistics and Literature from the Universität Basel in Germany. She also holds a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney. 

Dr. Nida Denson

Nida Denson is an Associate Professor at Western Sydney University (WSU) in the School of Psychology. She is a member of the WSU Young and Resilient Research Centre, a collaboration with more than 100 stakeholders (eg; non-profits, big business, government, young people themselves) to find holistic, technology-based strategies to support intergenerational resilience. Nida’s research focuses on young people from underrepresented minority groups, such as people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and sexuality and gender diverse youth. More recently, her research has broadened to examine other issues such as racism, homophobia, transphobia, and disablism. 

She holds a Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis (USA), a Master’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach (USA), and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (USA). 

Louise Schuster

Louise Schuster is an experienced information security, cyber, privacy and technology risk professional with over twenty years’ experience. She has been involved in successfully establishing and leading teams to deliver business-aligned strategic programs for local and international organisations including Mars (Manufacturing), Integral Energy, The University of Sydney, and Ashurst (Legal).

Louise holds a Bachelor of Information of Technology from Charles Sturt University, a globally certified risk (CRISC) and security executive (CISC) with a strong track record of successfully delivering tailored functions across multiple industry sectors aligned to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected. Louise provides expertise to the Australia Pacific CyRise investor support program in her role as Industry Advisor, helping to influence, grow and shape the Cyber Security start up scene in Australia. 

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