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Audette Exel was elected a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, is a founder of the Adara Group, established in 1998, and Chief Executive Officer of its Australian corporate advisory businesses, Adara Advisors Pty Limited and Adara Partners (Australia) Pty. Limited. The Adara businesses were established as “for purpose” businesses with the principle objective of supporting Adara Development. Adara Development is focussed on improving health and education for women, children and communities living in poverty, through best practice service delivery, conducting world-class research and sharing knowledge globally.
Audette Exel is a lawyer by profession specialising in international finance. She was formerly Managing Director of one of Bermuda’s three banks, and also acted as chair of the Bermuda stock exchange. She is one of the youngest women in the world to have run a publicly-traded bank.
Audette is a Non-Executive Director of Suncorp Group Limited, an ASX 20 company. Audette was formerly Vice Chairman of the Board of Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Trustee (Bermuda) Limited (for 18 years). Audette was NSW Telstra Businesswoman of the Year 2012 and was one of The Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2012. In 2013, Audette was awarded an honorary Order of Australia for service to humanity and in 2014 was recognised by Forbes as a "Hero of Philanthropy". In 2015, Audette was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame, and was a recipient of a World Class New Zealander Award. Most recently, Audette was named Australia’s 2016 ‘Leading Philanthropist’ by Philanthropy Australia.
Adam Mooney has considerable experience in community development, social inclusion and financial services, working in Australia, Cambodia, England and New Zealand. He joined Good Shepherd Microfinance in 2012 from Reconciliation Australia, where his roles included Acting CEO.
Adam was Head of Community Development Finance with ANZ from 2005 to 2008, prior to which he worked with development agency Concern Worldwide in Cambodia, where he helped establish Cambodia’s largest financially sustainable microfinance institution. Adam has also held senior roles with ANZ and Merrill Lynch, including CFO and Head of Finance.
Adam has a Masters in International Development, a Masters in Applied Finance and is an Australian CPA.
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Dr Bill Monday is presently Chief Medical Officer for Pacific Life Re Australia, a position he has held since November 2016. As way of background Bill qualified from Cape Town University in 1987 and continued post graduate studies at Wits Medical school in Johannesburg as a Medical Registrar in cardiology, cardiothoracic and renal transplant units. Bill joined the insurance industry in 1997 and since then he has acted as CMO both in insurance and reinsurance in the South African and Australian markets
Bill enjoys the varied aspects of insurance medicine with a particular interest in knowledge transfer and keeping the insurance industry abreast of advances and trends in medicine.
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Professor Niki Ellis is an occupational and public health physician. She has worked on mental health in the workplace in various capacities since she was the National Director for the RSI Strategy in the 1980s. Over that time she has led the development of a number of evidence-based national guidelines on the prevention and management of mental health in the workplace. Niki was the foundation professor and CEO of the Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health at the University of Queensland, and at ISCRR at Monash. She is now, amongst other things, the Work for Health Advisor for Comcare.