Board of Directors

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

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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.

Karen is a recently retired business woman who had a Gemmological practice in Sydney CBD 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 support and assistance is required.

Karen has been on the SAMSN Board since its inception in 2012 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to social welfare initiatives, and to the jewellery industry.

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 on a number of Boards and advisory roles in relation to social impact.

Tanem is an employment lawyer with over 10 years of experience advising businesses in various sectors and assisting them to navigate complexities within their workforce. She is renowned for her global focus and international practice and after almost a decade in private practice, is currently leading the employment team at a fast-growing tech company.

Before her private practice career, Tanem worked for the NSW Crown Solicitor where she advised NSW Government departments and agencies in relation to child protection law issues. Since then, she has worked with a number of not-for-profit organisations on a pro bono basis to continue her passion to do work that strengthens the community.

A passion project for Tanem is to bring family and domestic violence into the frame as a business issue with a particular view to implementing measures of support in a workplace context for victims.

Craig is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a co-founder of SAMSN.

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). In June 2021, Craig was appointed as a Community Member on the Victims Advisory Board by the Attorney General of NSW.

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.

Karen Lindley AM

Karen Lindley AM

Karen is a recently retired business woman who had a Gemmological practice in Sydney CBD 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 support and assistance is required.

Karen has been on the SAMSN Board since its inception in 2012 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to social welfare initiatives, and to the jewellery industry.

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 on a number of Boards and advisory roles in relation to social impact.

TANEM TASKIN

TANEM TASKIN

Tanem is an employment lawyer with over 10 years of experience advising businesses in various sectors and assisting them to navigate complexities within their workforce. She is renowned for her global focus and international practice and after almost a decade in private practice, is currently leading the employment team at a fast-growing tech company.

Before her private practice career, Tanem worked for the NSW Crown Solicitor where she advised NSW Government departments and agencies in relation to child protection law issues. Since then, she has worked with a number of not-for-profit organisations on a pro bono basis to continue her passion to do work that strengthens the community.

A passion project for Tanem is to bring family and domestic violence into the frame as a business issue with a particular view to implementing measures of support in a workplace context for victims.

Craig Hughes-Cashmore MD/CEO

Craig Hughes-Cashmore MD/CEO

Craig is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a co-founder of SAMSN.

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). In June 2021, Craig was appointed as a Community Member on the Victims Advisory Board by the Attorney General of NSW.

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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