Advisory Board

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Paul Canterbury

Paul is the Industry CTO – Consumer, Retail, Travel & Transport - for DXC Technology.

Throughout his career, he has worked across Australia and internationally, with experience across retail, manufacturing and gaming. Paul has been an outspoken evangelist and an enthusiastic adopter of pioneering technology. Combined with a focus on helping companies obtain keener insights into their clients while edging out competition through the ingenious use of technology. Paul is naturally curious which helps him embrace change, and in turn help clients embrace and navigate digital disruption and transformation. Paul is driven by the belief that the democratisation of technology where engagement with people is the outcome is the true driver of business value.




Joe is President and Managing Director of Alliancesphere APJ region and the Founder of Unitive. He is a highly experienced leader and facilitator who focuses on driving growth & change agility. His functional experience has seen him shape collaboration strategies, forge partnerships, and build programmes that scalie initiatives on a worldwide basis. His collaborative business services have seen global companies and emerging leaders create mutual value with all stakeholders and realise the full potential of their strategic relationships.

Executive Chair

Executive Chair

Taiss Quartapa, GAICD

With an extensive career as a globally experienced strategy leader with diverse industry background across client and consulting environments, Taiss' background has seen him in the functional roles of technology executive, transformation management, chief operational officer, and cultural change management.

Whether dealing with transformational programmes, pragmatically driving strategic positioning or assisting with executing operational effectiveness, he has specialised in the re-positioning of organisations to improve the impact on people, proceeds and purpose.

Independent Experts & Mentors

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Mark Nebreda

Mark has more than 20 years of business and technology consulting experience where he has shaped and implemented multimillion–dollar innovation projects for global companies.

Mark’s analytical and strategic thinking, understanding of the applied use of complex technology for business outcomes, and ability to build relationships and engage stakeholders is widely respected. Mark’s specialty is in applying innovative and emergent technology and practices across industries to bring new capabilities that can unlock new sources of value.

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With a broad skills-base gained from over 20 years in sales, consulting and executive management roles, Paul has personally trained over 3,000 people in business acumen and strategy, teaching, finance, leadership and sales. 

Paul has consulted to many organisations both large and small around Australia and SE Asia and is passionate about working with small-medium businesses and mentoring startups as a part time sales director.

For two years, Paul was a guest lecturer at Australia’s top business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) where he led 2-day sessions on Strategic Management, Marketing, Financial Analysis and Leadership as part of their Executive Development Programmes.

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Scott Fraser

As the Director of Portfolio Careers, Directioneering, Scott partners with executives providing the expertise, framework and rigour required to ensure clarity for those contemplating self employment.

With more than 20 years commercial lending experience with 3 of the 4 leading Australian banks, his depth of expertise around commercial operations, business start ups, seed funding, ownership models and business planning and forecasting is substantial.