Hilary is a Graduate Member of the AICD, and holds concurrent roles as Managing Director of CROSSMARK HOST, and Director People & Culture for CROSSMARK Asia Pacific. Her career began in the UK in Sales & Marketing, transitioned through Account Management and Learning & Development into Human Resources and Executive Leadership positions in Australia. Having worked in large Corporations, and owned and built medium sized businesses, Hilary’s multiple perspectives give her unique insights, assisting her to influence people development strategies, diversity and gender equality initiatives in large and small enterprises. With a very young granddaughter and even younger grandson, it is Hilary’s personal, as well as business, goal to contribute to changing the environment to provide equal opportunity for everyone. Hilary balances her corporate life with a passion for dragon-boat racing at the elite level, as well as long-distance outrigger canoe and ocean ski paddling.
Lucia has over 12 years experience across a diverse range of industries with experiences in accounting, risk and operations and is a qualified CPA. She started her career at ExxonMobil and is currently working at the National Australia Bank as a Delivery Manager; where she is responsible for continuous process improvements, change management and operational excellence. She is fortunate to have worked with many inspiring women in her current and past workplaces to know that when given the opportunities, women can do anything.
While she has always been a passionate supporter of gender equality, it has always been as a passive observer but now is committed to using her financial background and experience to support the 100% Project in achieving its target.
Lauren is a cultural change and HR specialist with over 10 years’ experience developing and implementing cultural and behavioural change initiatives. As an experienced Organisational Psychologist she applies the latest research to deliver effective behavioural change that directly contributes to business success. Lauren has spent eight years working in Management Consulting, at PricewaterhouseCoopers, managing teams on large, complex projects covering a wide range of industries including telecommunications, financial services, resources, retail, energy and the not-for-profit sector. Currently, she works in Organisational Development and Enterprise Culture at Australia Post. She wholeheartedly agrees with the 100% Projects’ belief that in order to address systemic inequality, preventing women from reaching senior leadership positions, both men and women need to be part of the dialogue. She is extremely proud to be on the Board of the 100% Project and help contribute to this change.
Growing up in Denmark has significantly influenced Signe’s views on gender equality. She believes women and men should enjoy equal rights, opportunities, resources and rewards in order to fulfil their potential. Signe is an Executive Manager at CAE and was the Co-Chapter Lead of the Change Management Institute (VIC).
As a leader, Signe takes a strengths-based and consultative approach which enables her to deliver strategic projects and desired outcomes across multiple functions and areas. She has an M.A. in Psychology and Communication Studies and a background in narrative and cognitive coaching.
Besides being a spokesperson for female leaders, Signe is a passionate cyclist (no Lycra!), a sun worshipper, and an advanced scuba diver. Signe joined the Board in 2015.
Mike’s professional career in people and culture, change management and strategy spans over 30 years in the banking and professional services sectors. Recent roles have included Executive Change Manager and Head of People. His current focus is as an independent consultant focusing on people and culture strategy and implementation. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is certified by Prosci and holds an MBA from Western Sydney University.
Mike lives the workplace flexibility needs of a husband to a busy executive and father to two pre-school boys (as well as an adult son and daughter). He is passionate about striving for a world where gender is irrelevant and all people can maximise their opportunity to be successful at work and in their family lives.
Tim has more than 30 years of corporate experience in Australia and internationally including Senior Executive and General Management roles in the Energy Industry. He has spent his career in production, operations and project delivery and brings insight into the diversity challenges and opportunities in these areas. He has chaired culturally diverse technical and management committees, developed and led behavioural and other change initiatives and held a number of Enterprise-wide roles including on the Diversity Council of an ASX 20 company. Tim is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of South Australia and a MBA from Deakin University.
Tim has witnessed the benefits that diversity brings and as a father of four, with two girls and two boys, is passionate about ensuring people are treated equally and have the same opportunities regardless of their gender.
Penelope is globally and nationally awarded for technology, innovation, marketing and leadership expertise. Her diverse career has spanned 20+ years working at the forefront of digital development, transformation, program directing, strategy and change management in financial services, media, technology, start-ups, superannuation and professional services. Penelope is ably supported by strong professional and academic credentials – Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Masters of Business (Computing); Graduate Diploma of Project Management; Graduate Diploma of Marketing and Tourism; Certified Scrum Master; Masters of Marketing (deferred).
Penelope has 4 sisters so grew up knowing that within her house, nothing was impossible but observing that this was not the same experience outside the door. Penelope is committed to contributing to a better world for her daughter and to helping her family and others have a more equal day to day life.
Toni brings a wealth of executive experience from previous leadership roles at Oracle Corporation and most recently, as Business Operations Manager APJ Professional Services, VMware Corporation. Toni’s current role in a professional services context involves driving organisation change programmes for profitable growth whilst ensuring they operate efficiently and effectively. This involves strategising with and influencing key stakeholders to undertake initiatives and make decisions that help achieve business goals.
Per Toni, “I approach my work and life with high levels of energy, passion and drive. I’m a full time working mother of two very dynamic sport loving children and in support of them am very involved in their netball and rugby clubs. I have in the past enjoyed flexible working conditions and am a great example of how flexible working conditions can be highly effective and should be available to all”.
Toni is looking forward to being part of the 100% Project team and in particular working to raise corporate awareness of the value that diversity brings to corporations.