David is the owner and managing director of Belmore Engineering - the largest steel fabrication workshop in the Northwest region. He also operates sister company, Northwest Cranes.
With over 35 years' experience across a range of industry sectors, both in Australia and overseas, Jim, who is Brisbane-based, has most recently spent six years as Chief Financial Officer of one of the largest providers of employment and disability services in Australia. Jim is a qualified accountant (CPA) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors and of the Governance Institute. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Joblink Plus, managing finance functions and partnering with operational management to drive outcomes and performance.
Christine has more than 40 years' experience working in Human Resources, Vocational Training and Workforce Planning & Recruitment. Christine has held executive roles as CEO and Managing Director in Australia, the United States and UK where she worked with IAG, The University of Sydney, Adecco, Morgan & Banks and Corporate Services Group. In 1999 Christine was recipient of the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award for New South Wales.
Alison Hamilton is principal of Hancock’s Chartered Accountants. She specialises in small business and agriculture enterprise accounting and taxation and self-managed superannuation funds. Alison is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is also a representative of Interprac Financial Services Pty Ltd.
Over the past twenty years Jye has served as a chairperson, president, vice president, and as a board member in various organisations and committees within regional NSW, the Riverina, and the Tamworth region. Jye is the owner operator of the Central Hospitality Group which includes the CH Boutique Hotel, Deco Restaurant, Hopscotch Restaurant, The Pig & Tinder Box and The Pavillion Function Centre. Jye is a current board member of the Tamworth Business Chamber & currently sits on several community committees and advisory groups within the Tamworth Regional Council.
Elizabeth has 15 years of experience working in the not-for-profit aged care sector and is currently the General Manager of the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution in Tamworth. She holds a degree in nursing and has served as a volunteer, coach, board member and committee member for a variety of organisations. Elizabeth has 7 children and is dedicated to active community involvement.
Dr. Paterson is an experienced clinician, manager and researcher with degrees in psychology, education and social policy and has published more than a hundred papers, book chapters and research reports. He has held posts in the NHS, Academia and the private sector.
His present research interests include the development and evaluation of trauma informed professional curricula, the significance of
compassion fatigue in human services and how we can ensure an understanding of the significance of trauma underpins policy and
practice at a national level.
He has acted as an expert advisor to government and the private and not for profit sectors in the UK, Ireland and Australia on the introduction of trauma informed practice and restrictive intervention reduction. He pioneered the introduction of restrictive physical intervention reduction in the UK following a series of ground-breaking UK research studies that explored why cultures of care were prone to becoming toxic and corrupted and what could be done to prevent this.
He has particular expertise in the support of children and adults whose distress may present as behaviour that challenges including violence and presently Chairs the European Network for Trainers in the Management of Aggression, sits on the steering group of the UK Restraint Reduction network and is a member of the Scottish Education Department working group reviewing current guidance for the education sector around the use of restrictive interventions and the recently established Scottish Restrictive Intervention Reduction Network.
He used to play rugby with considerable enthusiasm if not necessarily talent and now gardens instead.