Board of Directors

We are honoured to enjoy the expertise and generosity of our Directors.

Mark has been a business coach for over 20 years working with leaders, managers and business owners across a range of industries including the banking sector, accounting and law, urban planning, architecture and marketing. Mark was a partner of AltusQ and presents to businesses on highly relevant issues nationally.

Prior to becoming a coach, Mark ran his own marketing agency, following a long career in advertising. He served as a Creative Director of McCann Erickson and took a similar role at Rapp & Collins where he also sat on their Board.

Mark is a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle and balances his work with a growing art practice and a passion for cooking and outdoor activities.

Jed is a public policy professional. He has been engaged in large scale strategy development for the NSW Government, including on digital transformation and innovation.

Prior to working in Government, Jed was instrumental in major Commonwealth anti-discrimination law reform and was a Project Director for the Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW, Sydney. He previously served in a number of advisory roles in New Zealand, for both the Human Rights Commission and Office of the Children’s Commissioner and was a co-opted member of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s Taskforce on improving the transition from childhood to adulthood, which culminated in the report Improving the transition: reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence.

He serves in a number of Board and advisory roles in relation to social impact.

Karen is a business woman with her own Gemmological practice in Sydney CBD where she has been for 40 years.

In conjunction with this she has sat on several Government and NGO Boards, been a business mentor with the Dept. of State and Regional Development, received the Pommery Award for Business Excellence and been both the Lane Cove Business Woman of the Year and the NSW Adult Volunteer of the year.

For the past 20 years Karen has been involved with victims and survivors of child sexual assault and worked as a volunteer through several agencies where one on one assistance is required. Through this type of work Karen originally introduced the original three founders of SAMSN because they all had similar goals. She has been on the SAMSN Board since its inception in 2012.

Craig is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a co-founder of SAMSN. Prior to SAMSN Craig worked in hospitality managing cafes and restaurants in Melbourne and then worked for many years in the Arts Industry managing theatre companies, an RTO acting school and as an actors’ and directors’ agent.

Craig is a member of the National Memorial Advisory Group as well as the NSW Sexual Assault Expert Group and the Expert Advisory Group for the Prevention and Response to Violence, Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN). Craig is also a member of the Safeguarding Council – Diocese of Parramatta and was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Reference Group for the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (delivered October 2018).

Craig is a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship from The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (Australia) to travel to the USA, UK, Ireland and New Zealand (when COVID allows) to investigate best practice methods and support models to assist male survivors of child sexual abuse in Australia.

Mark Eggleston - Chair

Mark Eggleston - Chair

Mark has been a business coach for over 20 years working with leaders, managers and business owners across a range of industries including the banking sector, accounting and law, urban planning, architecture and marketing. Mark was a partner of AltusQ and presents to businesses on highly relevant issues nationally.

Prior to becoming a coach, Mark ran his own marketing agency, following a long career in advertising. He served as a Creative Director of McCann Erickson and took a similar role at Rapp & Collins where he also sat on their Board.

Mark is a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle and balances his work with a growing art practice and a passion for cooking and outdoor activities.

Dr Jed Horner

Dr Jed Horner

Jed is a public policy professional. He has been engaged in large scale strategy development for the NSW Government, including on digital transformation and innovation.

Prior to working in Government, Jed was instrumental in major Commonwealth anti-discrimination law reform and was a Project Director for the Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW, Sydney. He previously served in a number of advisory roles in New Zealand, for both the Human Rights Commission and Office of the Children’s Commissioner and was a co-opted member of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s Taskforce on improving the transition from childhood to adulthood, which culminated in the report Improving the transition: reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence.

He serves in a number of Board and advisory roles in relation to social impact.

Karen Lindley

Karen Lindley

Karen is a business woman with her own Gemmological practice in Sydney CBD where she has been for 40 years.

In conjunction with this she has sat on several Government and NGO Boards, been a business mentor with the Dept. of State and Regional Development, received the Pommery Award for Business Excellence and been both the Lane Cove Business Woman of the Year and the NSW Adult Volunteer of the year.

For the past 20 years Karen has been involved with victims and survivors of child sexual assault and worked as a volunteer through several agencies where one on one assistance is required. Through this type of work Karen originally introduced the original three founders of SAMSN because they all had similar goals. She has been on the SAMSN Board since its inception in 2012.

Craig Hughes-Cashmore

Craig Hughes-Cashmore

Craig is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a co-founder of SAMSN. Prior to SAMSN Craig worked in hospitality managing cafes and restaurants in Melbourne and then worked for many years in the Arts Industry managing theatre companies, an RTO acting school and as an actors’ and directors’ agent.

Craig is a member of the National Memorial Advisory Group as well as the NSW Sexual Assault Expert Group and the Expert Advisory Group for the Prevention and Response to Violence, Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN). Craig is also a member of the Safeguarding Council – Diocese of Parramatta and was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Reference Group for the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (delivered October 2018).

Craig is a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship from The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (Australia) to travel to the USA, UK, Ireland and New Zealand (when COVID allows) to investigate best practice methods and support models to assist male survivors of child sexual abuse in Australia.

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