My name is Karyn Hinder and I am a military veteran with service in the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. This year I have served 25 years with 12 of those also in the Australian Army. I commenced my career as a Soldier in the Australian Army. I have had the pleasure of working with exceptional male and female leaders, whilst also experiencing extreme situations.
With over 23 years Corporate & Commercial Banking experience behind him, Heath brings a wealth of business experience to the team. Heath has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) QUT and Accelerated Learning Laboratory (AGSM) - Leadership & Coaching. He has been a participant of the QUT Mentor Scheme since 2005.
Shamala has 20 years experience across 2 countries in the HR & Recruitment sector for some leading private business as well as Defence Force recruitment expertise. Her skills & experience include resource management, strategic sourcing & talent pooling and she can build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
Melanie has a Bachelor of Business from QUT & has over 10 years experience in the corporate world across accounting and taxation. She is an attention to detail orientated person with a keen interest in how Social Media can be used effectively to raise the profile of Working Spirit to help veteran employ-ability.
Kevin Poynton is a leader with a proven track record in local government, the waste management industry, the military, the health sector, and the not for profit arena. Kevin recently completed a nearly five year term as Chief Executive Officer, Town of Mosman Park. Previously, Kevin was Chief Executive Officer at Mindarie Regional Council. Prior to this , Kevin held leadership appointments as an officer in the Australian Regular Army, for a period of sixteen years, preceded by four years at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.
Sandra Seman-Bourke is a highly experienced and respected journalist, broadcaster and university lecturer.
She is passionate about volunteering with Working Spirit. With Sandra’s extensive background in media and communications, she has been instrumental in assisting our veterans with resume assistance, job preparation and interview skills.
Adrienne is a proud jack-of-all-trades with experience in everything from copywriting and project management, to employment mentoring. A passionate advocate for equal opportunity, she currently manages a company that assists people with disability to live life with more choice and control. From the moment her brother was medically discharged from his service with the army, Adrienne has been committed to learning about how such a transition impacts all involved, but most importantly, the opportunities and growth that can stem from such change. After she completes her Bachelor of Sociology, Adrienne plans to undertake a Master of Social Work and apply her knowledge to supporting veterans and their families.