David Simpson had an extended career in advertising around the globe. He returned to Australia to run Bluearth, a not-for-profit promoting physical activity in primary schools. He is now a professional non-executive director, chairs a TEC (The Executive Connection) group and is active in executive coaching.
He believes there is a long-term opportunity for Cool Australia to fill a niche for people turned off by the green/not-green debate who just want unbiased information about being environmentally sensible.
Susie has 20 years experience working in the agricultural sector in sales, marketing and management roles. Although Susie elected not to return to corporate life following 12 months maternity leave in 2008, she retains a special interest in agriculture, women in agriculture, rural communities and the environment.
Susie currently donates her time to community organisations in and around St Kilda and renovates houses in her spare time. She brings broad based business skills to Cool Australia, and a passion for high quality, evidence based environmental education.
Peter is a founding principal of Hive Legal. He is also a corporate transactional partner with 25 years experience representing clients on their domestic and cross border investment activity.
He has lived and worked in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. As a father of teenage sons, Peter believes that one of the biggest challenges their generation faces is finding a sustainable balance between our environment and the effects of human development.
Craig is the father of Jason Kimberley and the former Chairman of Just Jeans Group Limited and has been involved with clothing and textile industry for 40 years. He was the founding chairman of the Melbourne Fashion Festival.
He served a term on the AFL commission. In 2012 he was awarded the Champion of Entrepreneurship at the Australian Entrepreneur Awards. He and his wife Connie own and operate of the Herberton Historic Village in Far North Queensland.
In 2015 he was awarded the AM, or Member of the Order of Australia for his work in fashion, the AFL and at the historic village in Herberton.
Guy Olian is a Senior Consultant at GerrardBown. Prior to joining GerrardBown, Guy co-founded Cleaner Climate and led the organisations’ efforts in Australia, Mexico and South Africa. Guy has broad strategy development, process and organizational improvement experience. He has assisted a variety of large multinational corporations in the finance, defense, transport, travel, retail sectors and not-for-profit organisations.
This work involves reviewing existing operations and programs; evaluating new opportunities; and implementing initiatives to optimise financial, operational and social outcomes. Guy graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.