Capt. Warwick Norman AM

Former CEO, Rightship


An accomplished senior executive with a strong profile in the international maritime industry, demonstrating leadership and willingness to change the status quo for the betterment of the seafarers and the shipping industry.

As the founding Chief Executive Officer of RightShip, under his stewardship the company has become a global authority on maritime safety and environmental sustainability, helping shippers, ship owners & managers, terminals and maritime finance organizations’ minimize their safety and environmental risk.

Largely credited with improving international maritime safety, RightShip is now the world’s largest provider of third party vetting services conducting over 43,000 vets per year, which accounts for approximately 30% of global seaborne trade. RightShip’s environmental rating is also used as a vessel selection tool for 20% of vessels chartered worldwide.

In the 2018 Australia Day awards he was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for services to the Maritime industry

Warwick is the current Chairman of both the Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) and its peak body, the International Marine Environment Protection Association (INTERMEPA), a member of the Lloyds Register Asia Advisory Committee, a Sailors’ Society Ambassador, a Member of the Australian Seafarers Welfare Council, and a Director of the Seafarer Foundation

Pete Yao

Chief Impact Officer, Thankyou.


Pete Yao started at Thankyou as a volunteer in the organisation’s early years and went on to become one of the organisation’s very first full-time employees in 2012. With experience in youth social work and a genuine heart for helping others, Pete’s studies in international development opened his eyes to poverty on a wider scale and the importance of addressing current issues of injustice affecting communities globally.

Pete is now Thankyou’s Chief Impact Officer and carries the responsibility of overseeing the development and implementation of projects worldwide as well as managing the social enterprise’s innovative Track Your Impact system. Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts majoring in Human Resource Management and International Studies, Pete’s knowledge of development and passion for the developing world enables him to lead our Impact Department in ensuring that the projects Thankyou funds are sustainable, cutting edge and committed to empowering local communities.

Renzo Mostacci

Chief Information Officer, Uniting


Renzo Mostacci is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Uniting. He drives the strategy and vision for technology supporting the growth of Aged Care and Community Services. Since the mid 1990’s Renzo has worked in senior IT management roles in across diverse industries including equipment hire, transport, health and NSW government. He specialises in building highly capable senior IT management teams, leading technology strategy and driving end to end efficiencies through organisations. Renzo has an MBA and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.

Aviva Beecher Kelk

Co-founder & Co-Director, Clickability


Aviva is the co-founder and co-director of, the first online Australian disability services directory. She is a Westpac Social Change Fellow (2016), a social worker and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne’s Social Equity Institute researching ‘Diversity in decision-making: co-designing informed choice under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)’.

Patrick O’Meley

Executive Engineer, Data Analyst & Software Engineer, Therapeutic Goods Administration


Patrick is a widely experienced biomedical engineer and data analyst with a Master of Biomedical Engineering from UNSW and an MBA from Australian Institute of Business. Patrick has held senior positions in public and private sector in engineering and IT support. More recently, he has focused on data analytics in healthcare safety. He is currently leading efforts to derive insights from data held by TGA. Patrick lives in Canberra with his wife and young son.

Tania Brown

Chief Operating Officer, UOW’s SMART Infrastructure Facility


Tania Brown is the Chief Operating Officer at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility, responsible for day to day operations as well as attracting research and business investment to the facility. Prior to joining the University in 2009, Tania was a Senior Ministerial Policy Advisor, having spent 13 years working for State and Federal Governments.

In September 2017 Tania was elected as a Councillor for Ward 2, Wollongong City Council.

Tania served as Chair of Destination Wollongong from 2015-2017 having joined that Board in 2013, and remains a current Board member. In 2017 she was elected to the Board of the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, and is now Deputy Chair.

Tania has participated in many local charity campaigns including the St Vinnies CEO Sleepout, NSW Cancer Council’s ‘Stars of Wollongong,’ Chair of the Illawarra Centenary of ANZAC Committee, and as a Director for the Wollongong Hawks from 2011-2014.

Blair Hudson

Sydney Data Science Community Leader


Blair is a passionate data science influencer and changemaker. He has practised data science and analytics in a broad range of contexts including financial services, management consulting in a variety of other sectors, innovation, universities and volunteer communities. As an advocate for impact, he encourages everyone – regardless of their role or skills – to focus problems worth solving in their organisation or community, develop a ‘model mindset’ and invest in the data assets needed to realise the amazing potential of data science for the greater good. Twitter: @blairhudson

Anthony Kachenko

Research & Development Team Leader, Horticulture Innovation Australia


As the Research & Development Team Leader at Horticulture Innovation Australia, Anthony is active in the management of research, development and extension programs, relating to Australian horticultural industries, including the nursery and turf industries.

Anthony has published extensively on the topic of green infrastructure in scientific and industry journals. Anthony is a passionate horticultural scientist, interested in communicating the benefits of green space with the wider public backed by scientific research. He aims to raise awareness of green space as an essential element in urban infrastructure development and remains eager to sponsor and participate in research on all facets of green space.

Anthony holds a PhD in Agricultural Science, a Masters in Agribusiness, an Honours Degree in Horticultural Science and as an Advocate for the 202020 Vision.

Neil Shah

Chapter Lead, DataKind Singapore


Neil has his Masters degree from National University of Singapore and works as a Senior Data Engineer in a fintech based in Singapore. He started volunteering with DataKind in 2014 and currently serves as a Chapter Leader for DataKind Singapore. DataKind Singapore launched in August 2014 with a vision of bringing together data scientists and nonprofits to tackle challenges in Singapore and beyond. He strongly believes in the power of data and the way it can shape our world. When not making plans about taking a holiday, you can find him reading a book or spending time with loved ones.