The Soap Aid board comprises 9 volunteer directors who are passionate about using their skills to direct and support Soap Aid in its mission to save lives.
Tracy is a commercial lawyer with a profound interest in the improvement of health and education opportunities for children in the developing world.
A partner at Riordan & Riordan, a boutique commercial legal firm in Melbourne, Tracy provides corporate/commercial advice and transactional support to her clients who are high-net worth individuals and family owned SMEs. Broadly, she advises on the following matters: mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures and start-up issues, employment, intellectual property, supply and distribution arrangements.
Tracy has been involved with a variety of philanthropic and community-based causes including the Homeless Persons Legal Clinic, the Bushfire Legal Helpline (following the Black Saturday fires), Whitelion and Committed2Change.
Michael Matulick is one of Australia’s new generation of passionate and creative leaders. He continually challenges the status quo, seeking better ways of doing things. With a 35-year family history in the hotel guest supply business, Michael is driven by creating positive change in the industry with a fundamental respect for the planet and its communities.
Michael is Managing Director of Hunter Amenities (Asia Pacific & Middle East) a world-leading supplier of unique and exclusive bath and body products. Witnessing the large volumes of discarded hotel soap thrown into landfill each year and the growing crisis in childhood hygiene related deaths, Michael was determined to act.
Michael is also the founder and CEO of Soap Aid, helping to transform the way the industry treats hotel waste soap.
Tim Clelland has over 15 years experience as a senior lawyer and risk practitioner, having worked in global financial services organisations such as Dresdnerbank AG, Barclays Bank plc and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He has extensive Australian and international experience, having managed legal and control teams across multi-jurisdictional, multi-product line financial services businesses.
Tim has managed major corporate change programs, regulatory issues, complex litigation and cross-border M&A activities. As a member of various senior management teams, Tim has helped steer significant businesses through periods of rapid expansions, as well as intense regulatory, media and government oversight.
Tim is a passionate advocate for community involvement in the charity sector. He has been actively engaged in various international charities over the years through the provision of both legal services and practical, community based engagement.
Clinton offers 18+ years’ experience in the Tourism and Hospitality scene having worked within hotels, luxury lodges and resorts throughout Australasia. He has held board positions within the arts and tourism sectors and is currently General Manager of Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne.
His experience ranges from personal company, non-profit organisational and local government (CCO) directorship positions as well as General and Senior Management roles within the hospitality industry throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Clinton is passionate about engaging with local community, wider industry and stakeholders to support ongoing and sustainable tourism practices.
Kerry Kornhauser has a background in the advertising industry including positions with two major ad agencies, Clemengers and George Pattersons. She also spent time in private health creating a private hospital chain Australian Health Resources and establish successful private corporate accommodation Hotels.
Kerry has contributed to many volunteer organisations and in 2008, was asked to chair the first Sudanese Women’s’ Conference, which she notes, though very successful, was also very challenging. Mid 2008, she joined the Rotary Club of Albert Park and has been awarded a Royce Abbey Award, Paul Harris and Paul Harris Sapphire Awards. She has held a variety of Rotary Board positions leading up to her Presidency in 2011-2012 and continues to be involved in strategic initiatives such as her passion for women and their role in Rotary with a personal mission to increase the current 17% of women in Rotary to 30%, which is sitting now on 28%.
Recently, Kerry joined the Bridge of Hope’s White Dove movement working to help vulnerable girls and young women as they exit from the State care and youth justice systems, trying to create a positive difference and influence in their lives. Kerry also sits on the Violence Free Families Board and Road Traffic Support Services Victoria and was awarded an OAM in the Australian Day Awards 2017.
Professor Jeggo holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Tropical Veterinary Science and a Doctor of Philosophy. He currently holds an Adjunct Professorship with Deakin University, Australia and is the Director of Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID). From 1996-2002, Prof. Jeggo worked for the United Nations as the Head of the Animal Production and Health Science Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA, Division of Agriculture here in Vienna. Prof. Jeggo oversaw the management of FAO/IAEA laboratory networks dealing with the control of many livestock diseases including rinderpest and contagious bovine pleuro- pneumonia in Africa, Foot and Mouth disease in Asia and brucellosis worldwide. During this period Prof. Jeggo managed projects in around 150 countries.
From 2002 – 2013 Prof. Jeggo was the Director of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL). As the world’s most advanced high containment laboratory, he managed an extensive program of research, and the delivery of diagnostic services for all the major diseases affecting livestock. His current interest centers around developing globally the concept of One Health which sees a strong partnership between human, animal and environmental health professionals to better manage the risks posed by new and emerging infectious diseases.
Marketing, brand strategy, and working with teams and individuals to bring their brands alive is the space Peter been consulting in for more than 20 years. Peter’s work has been defined by his sixth sense in unearthing brand propositions that are differentiating and inspiring. He has an excellent understanding of marketing, branding and strategic theory gained from his formal studies (B.Ec, MBA (Dux)) and his work as an academic in the early 90’s teaching Monash University MBA students Marketing and Strategic Marketing.
He has had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of organisations and individuals in sectors as diverse as food and wine, place branding, financial services, professional services, celebrity chefs, sporting organisations, entrepreneurs and individuals on their career journeys.
He established Brand DNA in 2000 and in 2010 merged with design specialist Storm to become the creative brand design agency Truly Deeply. In the past year Peter sold down his equity in Truly Deeply and established Singline & Co to focus on brand strategy and personal branding consulting.
Diana Siniakov is a senior marketing executive with over 15 years marketing, branding and communications experience. She has worked for large corporations and boutique marketing consultancies across many industry sectors including government, food, utilities, automotive and retail. Diana has experience in all aspects of marketing and advertising from new product launches, database management and customer loyalty programs through to integrated above and below the line advertising campaigns. Diana’s experience includes working with Boards and senior management teams to formulate and drive their marketing and communications strategy, whilst establishing the processes and business structures to achieve their goals.
Diana is passionate about community involvement, previously a committee member for the Foundation for Young Australians and is currently very active within her local sporting and school communities.
Van is a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and advises private and listed companies in respect of tax, accounting and general business matters across a number of industries such as technology, manufacturing and retail. She primarily works on structuring, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and assisting clients with managing their tax and accounting compliance obligations.
Van has a Bachelor in Commerce and Law and is a Chartered Accountant and Affiliate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Van is passionate about community engagement and is actively involved in skilled volunteering with a few local community associations.
Rachel has worked at a senior level in the health sector across a variety of roles including workforce policy, project management and education. These roles have been in the not-for-profit and government sectors, at both state and commonwealth levels. As a Senior Project Officer at Health Workforce Australia, Rachel was involved in the development of the strategic direction for the Simulated Learning Environments program, investing over $90 million into simulation-based buildings, equipment and education projects.This led to her role as Director of Education at Health Education Australia Limited, where she was responsible for the organisation gaining certification as a registered training organisation and for the development of an accredited program to train simulated patients. Prior to her involvement with the health sector, as a manager with a large national retailer, Rachel managed a team of 130 retail store administration officers across Australia and New Zealand.
Rachel has a Master of Social Science (International Development) and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education. She has worked with refugees and asylum seekers teaching English and holds a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.