Simon Gillies is a partner with PWC and was formerly a director with Booz & Company with over 20 years of senior management and strategy consulting experience. Simon specialises in advising leading telecommunications, media and consumer goods organisations on growth strategy development, mergers and acquisitions and strategic pricing.
Simon has significant experience in providing strategic advice to Government and the Not-For-Profit sector. Simon holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne.
Mike has been a Board member of Social Traders since December 2008 and was appointed Chair in mid 2009. Mike is a Chartered Accountant. In 2007, he retired as a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers after spending 30 years with the firm. Mike was a tax partner with responsibility for many of the firm’s major clients. He also held a number of senior leadership roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers. His non-executive career since has included roles on the Board of the Brotherhood of St Laurence (and its associated finance committee). He was also a director of GoodStart Childcare until 2011. Mike has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia.
Helen has more than 15 years experience advising international corporations on strategic stakeholder engagement and corporate social responsibility. She also advises private trusts and foundations, encouraging strategic and proactive approaches to philanthropy.
Helen has been involved in planning, developing and implementing business/community partnerships with some of the world’s leading companies. She is an internationally accredited partnership broker, a mentor and a former Regional Director of the Partnership Brokers Accreditation Scheme, developed by the International Business Leaders Forum. She also has extensive experience in both the business and not-for-profit sectors.
Patricia has extensive experience in generating greater levels of corporate community investment. Through a career in public affairs, communications and marketing, Patricia has been involved in a range of dynamic business and community partnerships in response to some of the major social issues affecting our community.
As a director of her own consulting practice, Patricia now advises business on their corporate responsibility programs with a particular emphasis on community investment, stakeholder communications and staff engagement.
Peter is a Partner with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. He has over 30 years of legal experience in commercial law, energy and resources advising both private and public companies. He has provided advice to several large corporations in relation to corporate social responsibility and community partnership issues. Peter holds degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne.