Peter Mares is Cranlana's Lead Moderator. In consultation with our expert moderators, Peter will be responsible for the custom design of your program. Peter spent 25 years as a broadcaster with the ABC, mostly with Radio National and during this time as a foreign correspondent in Vietnam. He has several award winning books.
Dr Matt Beard
Dr Matt Beard is the Program Director of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship. Matt has had an extensive career as a moral philosopher and ethicist. He is a presenter on the ABC’s Short and Curly program, an award-winning ethics podcast for children, and is a regular contributor to major news sites.
Rhys Edwards is the principal of RDME Consulting. His 18 years in the public sector included six as Secretary for the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet. Rhys has an economics degree, and completed a MSc in Comparative Social Research as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.
Dr Travers McLeod is the CEO for the Centre for Policy Development. Travers holds a DPhil and MPhil (Dist) in International Relations from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar and was a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations.
Dr Jean Ker Walsh
Dr Jean Ker Walsh was most recently Customer and Communities Advocate at Transurban. She has career experience as a broadcast journalist, political advisor and strategic communications practitioner. She holds a PhD (Political Communication), Master of Letters - MLitt (Cultural Studies) and a BA (Journalism).
Frank Di Giorgio
Frank di Giorgio has extensive experience in the Public Service at Senior Executive level. Until 2013 he served as a General Manager and Principal Adviser in the Commonwealth Treasury. Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Economics and Psychology.
Rebecca Cody is the first woman and first Australian-born principal to lead the iconic Geelong Grammar School. Rebecca received a WA Business News award for her change management at Methodist Ladies’ College, Claremont. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours).
Carl Murphy’s long career as a senior executive in the Australian Public Service included serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Master of Public Administration, is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and a CPA.
Genevieve Nihill is a Deputy President at VCAT and Head of VCAT’s Human Rights Division. Her background and foundation is in community law, having worked as a lawyer, community educator, manager and volunteer in many community legal centres for over 35 years.
Emma Greenwood’s extensive public service career included roles as Chief People Officer in the departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and The Treasury. Emma currently works in the Australian Public Service in program management and delivery. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours, a Masters by Research in History and the Executive Masters of Public Administration.
Annamarie Rooding is director and principal of Principled Workplace Consulting. As the former General Counsel reporting to the board and executive of an ASX100 company, Annamarie has particular expertise in organisational ethics and the creation of a speak-up culture, including whistleblowing framworks. Annamarie holds a Masters, Labour Relations Law, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology).
Olivia Brown is a Partner of MorrisBrown Communications, a strategic communications firm advising clients on authentic, transparent and realistic communications with their stakeholders.
Prior to starting her own business, Olivia spent 12 years in investment banking in the UK and Australia. Most recently, she was an Executive Director with Goldman Sachs and prior to that, she worked with Lazard in Melbourne and London. She has advised publicly listed companies and privately-owned business on a number of major corporate transactions. Olivia is a member of the Human Rights Watch Melbourne Committee.