Jordana Borensztajn is a presentation skills coach, social media strategist, author and humourist.
Jordana has worked as a News Corp Australia journalist, an online music editor, a content producer and a social media manager at Nova Entertainment. She has performed two sold-out shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, spoken at corporate conferences around the world, and has run many school programs that explore online safety for students.
Jordana has been featured on Channel 10’s The Living Room, Nova 100, ABC Radio National, WIN News, Channel 31, and across the Herald Sun, mX, the Sunday Herald Sun, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Michael Crossland has defied the odds of a life-threatening cancer to build a life of exceptional achievements. His first tell-all autobiography, released in January 2016, is now an international best seller across six different countries.
Diagnosed with an aggressive life-threatening cancer before his first birthday, doctors told his parents that school and sport would not be possible. However, despite spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital, Michael has forged a highly successful career in the corporate world, represented Australia in baseball and been presented with the Australia Day Ambassador role for seven consecutive years. He also runs a school and orphanage in Haiti.
Sue is an experienced insurance industry consultant, with expertise in claims and injury management, design, regulation, dispute resolution and stakeholder management.
She served as a Director for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (NSW) as well as heading up the medical assessment service. Sue is particularly interested in the assessment and management of psychological injury claims and is co-author of the Actuaries Institute’s 2017 Green Paper on Mental Health and Insurance.
Sue has a Bachelor of Science Honours degree (Psychology), and Graduate Diplomas in Health Sciences (Rehabilitation) and Law.
Tane is a cancer researcher, bio-informatician, and science communicator. He is a co-founder at Future Crunch, an organisation that helps people understand what’s on the frontiers of science and technology, and how the world is changing for the better.
He has a Masters in Bioinformatics from the University of Melbourne, and has worked for the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital diagnosing rare genetic diseases.
He is currently completing his PhD at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, using molecular biomarkers in DNA and analysing them with artificial intelligence to improve treatments for people suffering from cancer.
He's also a former United States mountain biking champion and an avid sailor.
Raj is a Principal at Finity Consulting and leader of the CTP practice. He is a lawyer and senior insurance claims manager and specialises in the management of long tail claims liabilities including policy design, benchmarking and performance improvement.
Raj works closely with some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading insurers, regulators and businesses. He holds a Master of Laws from Monash University, completed after his Bachelor degrees in Law and Economics.
Dan Kennedy is a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Safety Advocate.
His son Dale was working in a ceiling space when he died from an electric shock. Dale was only 20 and close to finishing his electrical apprenticeship. He was also a young father himself.
Dan shares his story to encourage workers (especially young workers), to voice their concerns if they see something that is unsafe, and to always turn the power off before working in a ceiling space.
Managing Director of PsyFlex and an occupational health specialist, Natasha is an expert in organisational health and psychosocial risk management. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, workers compensation, occupational health and safety and wellbeing and psychosocial risk management.
Natasha's expertise is in combining physical, psychological and social health and developing a holistic and sustainable approach to managing employee’s wellbeing.
Natasha has helped a wide range of organisations to successfully develop sustainable risk management strategies and holistic health frameworks.
In 2014 Natasha invested her time and energy to researching and developing the best practice, scientifically based psychosocial risk management approach, cultural transformation, leadership and resilience training programs. In 2016, PsyFlex took this approach to market and worked with employers across Australia and overseas to successfully support the creation of safe and healthy workplaces.
Dr Nick Mabbott is Director of Beyond Midnight Consulting and has over 21 years of experience in sleep and fatigue management. He has provided fatigue management training and education to thousands of people, from office workers to health, construction, transport, gas and mining sectors.
His research work and experience has illustrated that workplace fatigue is derived mainly from either poor quality or quantity of sleep. For this reason, he pays particular attention to individuals with sleep disorders or an inability to adjust to some of the work schedules or shiftwork.
Nick has over eight years’ experience with road safety research and implementation, and several years’ experience training occupational health and safety in workplaces. He is the author or co-author of more than 50 reports, articles and publications.
Dr. Cameron Mackay is a Specialist Hand and Reconstructive Surgeon with a wide experience of hand trauma and complex microsurgical reconstructions.
Cam studied medicine at the University of Queensland where he was elected as Vice President and then President of the UQ Medical Society. After graduation he was an intern and house officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital before commencing advanced training in general surgery in Cairns. He completed training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2010. The following year he undertook a fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery in Adelaide.
Over the last 12 years Cam has treated patients with a wide variety of reconstructive problems due to trauma and malignancy. He is regularly involved in the multidisciplinary management of complex cases with surgeons from other specialties. He also has a keen interest in rehabilitation and return to work post injury and has a subspecialty surgical interest in hand and reconstructive microsurgery.
He is a visiting consultant surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where he treats patients with a wide variety of hand surgery and reconstructive problems. He remains committed to education and training and regularly teaches junior doctors and registrars.
Kim is a widely respected senior legal practitioner who has represented many national and local employers. Her experience extends from supporting clients to manage a diverse range of difficult people issues, helping them navigate and manage complex workers’ compensation cases and providing strategic advice that achieves premium reductions.
Kim has extensive working knowledge across the health, education, construction, local government, manufacturing and professional services industries. Kim held senior positions at prominent law firms before joining FCW Lawyers in 2018.
Kim’s impeccable technical knowledge, breadth of legal experience and her unwavering commitment to deliver value to her clients and team, makes her a highly respected legal counsel to clients, and admired workplace leader.
Alison Skate is a Senior Workplace Mental Health Consultant for the Workplace Mental Health Institute. As a registered psychologist, Alison began her career in the Australian Army as a Psychology Officer, giving her a broad range of experiences–from supporting the recovery of those with mental health problems, providing crisis support, implementing strategies to build engagement and resilience, human factors research, and a year-long posting as Senior Instructor of the Army's Psychology Training Team. This role included delivering resilience training to the SAS and other high performing teams.
Since leaving the defence force and establishing herself as a workplace performance consultant and executive coach, Alison has worked with many small businesses, medium enterprise and multi-national corporations, and is well versed in how mental health issues impact workplaces. She has years of experience in workplace counselling, personnel assessment and research and is also an accomplished author and speaker. Alison looks after her own mental health and wellbeing by spending time with her husband and two teenage daughters.
Katrina has built a reputation as a pioneer of workplace wellness in Australia. She has over 23 years’ experience in the development and implementation of multi award-winning wellness and human capital solutions for small to large organisations across the globe. This includes two-time winner and finalist of the Australasian HR Institute (AHRI) Award for Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2012/2009 and 2011 respectively) and three-time winner of the Australian HR Award for Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2006/2007/2009).
Katrina is a speaker and trainer, having presented throughout Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom, including as an Adjunct Lecturer with the Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University.
In 2015 she launched the inaugural Wellness Wise™ Academy–the dedicated training arm of Wellness Designs, to educate and empower senior leaders, practitioners and site-based champions in-house to foster a successful and sustainable workplace health and wellness strategy.
In her spare time, you'll find Katrina relaxing in a yoga pose, enjoying a nice glass of Barossa Shiraz or planning her next travel adventure with her family.
Bruce Watson has been CEO for WorkCover Queensland since January 2017. Bruce was previously CEO of Mine Wealth and Wellbeing Super Fund for 11 years and was awarded ‘Executive of the Year’ in 2010 by the Fund Executive Association for his contributions to business and industry.
Bruce is an experienced CEO, who is recognised by industry for delivering sustainable financial performance and customer service excellence in the financial services sector.
Bruce is committed to achieving WorkCover’s vision of being Australia’s leading workers’ compensation insurer by driving the delivery of technologically advanced claims management platforms and outstanding customer experience.
Sally is the Business Director for mwah. Making Work Absolutely Human, Adelaide Office. She has expertise in change, projects and their impacts on people gained from government and non-government roles in emergency services, road safety, defence, child protection and reform programs.
Her career achievements include leading cultural reform in SA Police to enhance the organisational culture to being one of safety and respect and being recognized for that work. Sally was also awarded with the South Australian Women in Innovation Award for Innovation and Intrapreneurship in Government in 2019 for her work.
With a degree in Psychology and multiple project management qualifications, Sally puts people at the very heart of change – fostering and enabling effective relationships to deliver great outcomes.