Meet our 2022. MC.

Terry Chenery

Master of Ceremonies

Terry is an Anaiwan man who has a 30 year career in both the Government and Non-Government sectors and is the owner and Managing Director of Altitude Strategies.

He has a distinguished career in law, governance, lecturing, investigations and business.  Having been a police officer, youth worker, probations and parole officer, Senior Investigator for the NSW Ombudsman, Advisor to Ministers and Premiers as well as the Head of Legal, Land And Culture, Terry now run his own business improving Corporate Governance and internal Quality Systems.

With qualifications in law, leadership and management, and Quality Auditing, Terry’s business specialises in the Not-For-Profit sector, improving efficiencies to ensure communities and individuals are able to access the services they need.

A father of two daughters and one fur baby, a failed footballer, a believer in being nice and looking for the good in people, please welcome the semi-professional, part-time amateur MC, Terry Chenery.


Resilience. 2022. Speakers.

Steven Bradbury


Speed Skater Steven Bradbury collected the most unlikely, unthinkable gold medal in the history of the Olympics. Australia’s first Winter Olympic Gold medal!

Steven tells an amazingly inspirational story of triumph over adversity, of how he underwent years of obsessive training, pain, setbacks, sacrifice and life-threatening injuries and of how he armed himself with the information and tools he needed to achieve this amazing success.

Last Man Standing: Tuesday 16 March  @ 9:00am


Charlotte Thaarup-Owen

Director  of The Mindfulness Clinic. Dip Mediation (London University), DipArtThy (London University) MBSR, MBEAT, CBMT. 

Charlotte Thaarup is one of the pioneers of Mindfulness within Australia, having trained hundreds of psychologists in Mindfulness, many business leaders, as well as individuals from all walks of life.  Her ‘Mindfulness@Work’ program and her ‘Mindful Leadership program’ are some of the first corporate mindfulness programs within Australia.

 Over ten years ago she offered professional development for psychologists in mindfulness as retreats in Bali and there have been many retreats since!

 Charlotte has over 20 years of experience in facilitating change and personal and interpersonal development as well as leadership training and 360 feedback. For the past ten years, she has been facilitating Mindfulness as retreats, workshops, and coaching. She is also contributing to Newcastle University’s new Executive MBA with Mindful Leadership.  She contributes to academic writing on Mindfulness and is often described as the ‘real deal’. 


Stephen Lynch


Stephen Lynch is a solicitor specialising in the passenger transport sector.  He has consulted to a wide range of transport organisations including Transport for NSW, BusNSW, the NSW Taxi Council and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. 

Stephen was responsible for developing many of the documents used by TfNSW as part of the bus operator accreditation scheme and has assisted bus operators and community transport operators with BOAS and other compliance-related projects.


Barbara Wise

Transport for NSW

Barbara is the Executive Director, Transport Partnerships in the new Regional and Outer Metropolitan Division of Transport for NSW. A key part of her role is to help shape the strategic direction for public transport services in regional and outer metropolitan NSW, to unlock the integrated, multi-modal potential identified in Future Transport 2056.

Prior to moving to the Regional and Outer Metropolitan Division Barbara was the inaugural NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner – the regulator for taxis, hire cars, and rideshare services established by the NSW Government’s point to point transport reforms, which she played a key part in developing and implementing. In 2019 Barbara received the Public Service Medal (PSM) for her outstanding public service to transport reforms in New South Wales.

She has previously worked as a regulator, in policy and planning and in service delivery in transport in NSW and has twenty years of experience across Federal and State Government, specialising in transport and education policy.


Lyn Phillipson

A/Prof School of Health and Humanity University of Wollongong

A/Prof Lyn Phillipson is an award-winning public health academic who engages in research and action to promote aged and dementia friendly communities. In 2018, she was appointed as a World Health Organisation – International Federation on Ageing – Age Friendly Mentor. 

Her collaborative research activities support local action across the 8 domains of the WHO framework including: improving the built environment, transport, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and community support and health services. 


Prof. John Nelson

Chair in Public Transport, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney.

Prof John Nelson holds the Chair in Public Transport, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney, a renowned international centre for the latest thinking on the crucially linked areas of transport, infrastructure, logistics and supply chain management.

From 2007-2019 he was the Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR). Before moving to Aberdeen, he was Professor of Public Transport Systems in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University. John is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve transport systems as well as the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable mobility. He is active in the ITS community and served as Scientific Director for the 11th ITS European Congress (June 2016).

Currently, he is a member of the ITS Australia MaaS National Reference Committee and the newly established ASCE Technical Committee on MOD and MaaS. John is Series Editor for Routledge’s Transport and Mobility and Transport and Society book series and an Editorial Board member of several leading journals. He is a co-author of Understanding Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Past, Present and Future (Elsevier, May 2020) and co-editor of Urban Form and Accessibility (Elsevier, December 2020) and The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport (Routledge, May 2021).

Rebecca Richardson

Director of Home Aged Care Reform in the Department of Health.

Rebecca’s key focus is designing the new in-home care program, which would bring together the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and the Home Care Packages Program, in the context of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report.

Previous roles within the Department that Rebecca has held include: Director of Home Support (CHSP) Policy and Director of Health (General Practice) Training.

 Prior to working in the Department of Health, Rebecca worked at the government-funded company General Practice Education & Training – as General Manager of Program Improvement & Workforce, Chief Information Officer, and General Practice Workforce & Training Advisor. In Rebecca’s early career she worked for a small LPG transport company while undertaking tertiary studies.

 Rebecca has a Degree in Information Technology (Information Systems) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors Course).


Anthony Wing

Point to Point Transport Commissioner

Anthony Wing is the Point to Point Transport Commissioner – the regulator for taxis and hire vehicles (including rideshare) in NSW.

As Commissioner, Anthony is responsible for administering and enforcing point to point transport laws to improve safety and contribute to the creation of a more adaptive, innovative and competitive market for the whole industry. His focus is on promoting a culture of accountability for safety across the industry.

The Commissioner is supported by the Point to Point Transport Commission, which ensures industry is complying with their safety obligations and wider requirements of the Act and Regulation through safety auditing, advisory visits, education campaigns, on-road compliance and investigations.


Ann Adams

Occupational Therapist and Manual Handling Consultant

Ann Adams is an Occupational Therapist and Manual Handling Consultant. Ann has extensive experience in developing and implementing manual handling training and injury prevention programs in-home care and community service organisations.


Lyndon Stevenson

Chair of Australian Community Transport Association & CEO, Community Transport Services Tasmania. 

Lyndon is the current Chair of the National Peak Body for Community Transport in Australia (ACTA), a position held this since May 2018. Through his work on the ACTA Board Lyndon is also a member of the National Aged Care Alliance (NACA). Prior to taking on the role of Chair, Lyndon was appointed to the Board of ACTA in 2015. Lyndon also currently holds the office of Chair of the Victorian & Tasmania peak body (VCTA); since 2019. 

 Lyndon commenced his role as CEO of Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc (CTST) in May 2015. Lyndon pursued the opportunity to work with CTST because the organisation aligns with his passion for helping communities address issues of access and inclusion.  CTST has a proud history of delivering community transport services across Tasmania, and more recently has diversified its services to encompass regional public transport and employment program transport; directly assisting people to access the labour market and the greater community under the brand of Area Connect.


Keith Whelan

The Grants Guy

Specialising in grants, tenders and funding consultancy, Keith Whelan provides high level assistance to local, State and Federal Government, not for profit organisations and private enterprises, in planning for and accessing extra income streams.

Keith develops Grants Project Management Plans, Grants Calendars and Funding Strategies, enabling organisations to approach grants and tenders in a proactive manner. His plans and strategies provide a structured and strategic approach to obtaining extra funding for the progression and completion of projects.

Keith has worked in the grants and philanthropy sector in Ireland and Australia, across both the public and private sector. He presently works with a number of companies across Australia in developing their respective corporate social responsibility strategies, social enterprise and social procurement strategies.

He has consulted with and taught at a number of Universities in Australia such as ANU Canberra, University of Adelaide, University of Sydney, UTS, University of Newcastle, Macquarie University and Massey University in New Zealand. He presently facilitates courses for research staff at these universities in how to attract funding through grants, crowd funding, PAF’s, trusts and bequests.

He has also worked with the likes of NSW Health, Caltex Australia and ADCO advising on their respective tendering processes for commercial contracts.

Charlie Robinson

Corporate Companion

Charlie Robinson has been Company Secretary/Governance Advisor to a range of charities in the disability, aged care, health, education, and research sectors for over 20 years. He has assisted organisations with funding reviews and governance reviews. He has delivered training courses and programs on the application of corporate governance in an organisation; highlighting the practical aspects of getting corporate governance right.


He has been in Business Manager/Chief Administration Officer roles which included being a Company Secretary as part of that role and had responsibility for financial, legal, risk, commercialisation and administrative matters.

In addition, he developed systems to capture information to enable these organisations to understand their activities and also how to demonstrate benefit to company members, government, stakeholders, and other interested parties.

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