Sonya Beyers. LLB (Hons), GAICD, FGIA
Sonya made the move from a career in corporate law to focus on governance so she could combine her expertise with her love of connecting with people.
Providing client-focused, high quality governance advisory and education services, she brings an individual and personal approach to working with clients. As a qualified solicitor, she also provides assistance in troubleshooting a range of constitutional, legal and governance issues.
She collaborates and works with a diverse range of organisations including government-owned corporations, statutory bodies, professional bodies, public companies, charities, private companies, and trusts.
Sonya is a member and accredited facilitator of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and is a member of the Queensland Law Society.
She serves on the board of the BUSSQ Industry Super Board, the Horizon Housing Company Ltd, The Forde Foundation and the Queensland Law Society Not-For-Profit Committee.
Rachael Jansen, BA
Rachael is a reputation strategist who draws on her extensive experience as a journalist to formulate digital and stakeholder engagement.
Rachael’s workshop facilitation skills allow clients to formulate fresh strategic ideas, and identify key issues in what is fast becoming a data-complex decision-making environment.
Her professional expertise, ability to ask pertinent questions, synthesise vast amounts of information to identify relevant and succinct detail, and her ability to put it all in context to appeal to a broad range of audiences and sectors, is invaluable for clients looking to remain relevant in fast-changing economic and social environments.
Rachael’s 20-plus years experience in journalism as a reporter, feature writer, columnist and chief-of-staff at Australia’s leading news organisation means she has a wealth of knowledge relating to issues that impact on the reputation and culture of an organisation and how they play out in the real world.
In addition, her research skills have provided her with working knowledge of diverse sectors including politics and government, education, health, tourism, real estate, aged care, the environment and regional economies.
Lyndall Barnett, LLB (Hons), BA
Lyndall has an international career that saw her working on multi billion-dollar projects in Dubai and the UK, as well as working for some of the world’s biggest mining and property companies.
Previously Lyndall worked with and as in-house counsel for a variety of organisations across three continents, including public and private companies, government-owned corporations and international trusts. That work included time as corporate counsel for Rio Tinto Ltd and senior legal counsel for Leisurecorp LLC, Dubai.
She has has extensive experience in managing and troubleshooting a range of legal and governance issues. She has previously been involved in the drafting and negotiation of an exceptionally broad range of contractual documents and regulatory applications, including in relation to residential master developments (including a $USD18 billion development in Dubai and developments in Morocco, Australia, Singapore and South Africa), industrial and commercial property and construction of one of the world’s largest bauxite mines.
Lyndall is a member of the Queensland Law Society. She has also held various committee roles and is currently secretary of a not-for-profit organisation.
Georgia Henry, GAICD
Organisation Culture Specialist
Georgia’s work enables executives and Boards to identify deficiencies and risks in organisation culture and transform them to create a positive, sustainable and high-performance workforce.
She believes in turning potential into performance and helping leadership teams ensure their organisation not only has a clear vision and values but also the systems and processes to support them.
With more than 20 years’ experience in human resources, organisational development and executive leadership, Georgia has worked across Australia and the Asia Pacific region for diverse national, multinational and family owned organisations.
Georgia is a graduate of AICD Company Directors’ Course; an AHRI industry mentor; a certified chair and mentor with the Queensland Government Office of Small Business Mentor for Growth Program; an approved advisor with the Advisory Board Centre; a non-executive Director for Brisbane Women’s Club; and a member of the Office for Women’s Strategic Advisory Group for Advancing Women on Boards Initiative.