Creator | Program Director
Duncan is a well rounded, collaborative, down to earth leader with a track record of innovation and program development in industry, community, education and next-gen partnerships. Developing innovative talent is something Duncan is very passionate about, believing that it is critical for our communities, now and into the future, to grow and prosper.
Advisor | Innovation Coach
Clint is a proven innovation professional with a long history of working in the research development industry. Skilled in systems and design thinking, control systems design, functional safety, strategic planning, and advanced product development, the Sustainnovation Challenge participants will be receiving coaching from one of the best thinkers in Australia's innovation space.
Advisor | Education Programs & Relations
Tracey Breese, Principal of The Hunter School of Performing Arts, is a highly respected and recognised education leader in the NSW Department of Education, and with her peers across Australia. Always at the front of innovation in education, Tracey brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and connections to the Sustainnoovation Challenge program.
Dr Scott Sleap
Advisor | Education Partnerships
Scott is regarded as a visionary educator. In 2018, he was the first Technology teacher to win the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence for Secondary Science Teaching. As a genuine collaborator and educational leader with over 25 years of experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to shape the Sustainnovation Challenge.
Advisor | Challenge Development & Industry Connections
Trevor’s background includes R&D associated with construction materials and the circular economy, operations management, project management, economic research, and continuous improvement projects. Trevor plays a key advisory role in testing and connecting industry partners to the challenge themes.
Advisor | Local Government Strategy
Ryan has been the Mayor of Port Stephens since 2017, he is also a company director and Next-Gen advocate. Local government is a key partner in any Sustainnovation Challenge, the insights and direction Ryan provides in this critical area of the program ensure the Sustainnovation Challenge team are delivering an exceptional experience to local government partners.
Advisor | Project Management
When she's not driving change and comms projects for the nib Group Mary is advising the Sustainnoviation Challenge team on the setup of an effective process for delivering the program. Mary is a Certified Change Prosci Practitioner and Prince2 project manager.
Advisor | Challenge Development
Gabe has had an exceptional career as Creative Director on some of Australia's highest rating television programs, and as an innovator in the VET training space creating industry skills driven programs for students breaking into the creative industries. Gabe's contribution to the Sustainnovation Challenge programs ensures students will connect with their inner creator when taking on any challenge.