The Lady Musgrave Trust
Annual Forum is back in 2023!

Navigating the pathway out of homelessness and building a better future

The Lady Musgrave Trust
Annual Forum is back in 2023!

Navigating the pathway out of homelessness and building a better future

Rachel Mealey, Journalist, ABC

Rachel Mealey is a Walkley-nominated ABC journalist and presenter with over 25 years experience. She can be heard on the ABC’s national current affairs programs AM, PM and The World Today, and she’s also a regular presenter on ABC Brisbane. Rachel has reported from overseas as the ABC’s Tokyo Correspondent and was previously the ABC’s Sydney Court Reporter. 

Cathy Taylor, Independent Implementation Supervisor, Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce

Cathy was appointed as the permanent Independent Implementation Supervisor to oversee the implementation of the government response to recommendations made by the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce in March 2023. 

Cathy has over 20 years of experience as a senior public servant in Queensland and South Australia. She has spent that time working in and across strategic policy, legislative reform, planning and service delivery roles in the areas of child protection, youth justice, disability services, and domestic, family and sexual violence.

Chris Seiboth, Executive Lead, Community Services Support Centre, Lutheran Services Australia

Chris Seiboth is currently working with local neighbourhood Lutheran Church congregations to identify property and assets that can be leveraged for wider community benefit.

His work with a Brisbane congregation recently enabled a previously unused parcel of land to become eight fully accessible units, funded by the Australian Government, for women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Darcy Robertson

Darcy Robertson, Safe Relationships Program Coordinator, Safe Relationships at BYS

Darcy is a youth worker who works with young people using violence in their family and/or intimate partner relationships. He has particular interest in reducing violence and improving safety in young people’s relationships using flexible, trauma-informed interventions. Darcy facilitates the K.I.N.D. Program, an evidence-informed, psychotherapeutic intervention for young people using IPV and/or APV. This role involves working directly with young people and their family members/partners to build skills and awareness aimed at reducing violence in family and dating relationships.

Dave Kramer, Behavioural Scientist & Ambassador of Small Steps 4 Hannah

Dave is a Behavioural Scientist who is passionate about eliminating all forms of violence and creating safe, equal, inclusive homes, workplaces, schools, and communities.

His mission is to empower people with the skills and tools they need to change the world. 

Dean Cooper, Violence Prevention Specialist, MATE Bystander Program, Griffith University

Dean Cooper delivers gender-based violence and respectful workplaces training across Australia. 

His passion for ensuring the safety of women and children led him to specialise in working directly with the perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence, via facilitating men’s behavioural change programs. Dean recently hosted the Behind the Doors of Domestic Violence podcast in collaboration with the Queensland Police Service.

Fiona Worrall, General Manager, Peggy’s Place

Over the last 12 years, Fiona has led the Domestic Violence High-Risk Team (HRT) in Moreton Bay. She also established the PRADO Team (a partnership response co-located with Queensland Police Service) in Moreton Bay.  

These roles have seen Fiona forge partnerships with police, Child Safety, Corrections, Qld Health, Qld Justice and local DFV Services, while overseeing 3000 domestic violence cases each year. 

John Nicholls, Global Head of ESG and Sustainability, Corporate Travel Management (CTM)

John joined CTM in 2022, bringing with him extensive national and global sustainability and environmental expertise and a wealth of experience across public and private sectors. 

John has been an integral part of the record three-year partnership agreement between CTM and The Lady Musgrave Trust – an excellent example of corporate organisations joining forces with charities to make a significant impact on the lives of Queenslanders.

Kate Colvin, CEO, Homelessness Australia

Kate Colvin is the CEO of Australia’s national peak body for homelessness. Kate’s professional life has been dedicated to advocacy for social justice, including more than 20 years in leadership roles in homelessness and housing, and the youth and welfare sectors.  

Kate is passionate about achieving the changes needed to end homelessness.

The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC, Former President, Queensland Court of Appeal

Margaret McMurdo was President, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland from 1998 until 2017.  She was the first woman to be appointed to such a position in Australia.

She was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to the law and judicial administration in Queensland, particularly in areas of legal education and women’s issues. 

From March 2021 until July 2022, Margaret was chair of the Queensland Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce. 

Margaret is currently chair of the Legal Aid Queensland board and the board of governors of the Queensland Community Foundation. 

Professor Michael Flood, Researcher, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Michael Flood is an internationally recognised researcher on men, masculinities, gender equality, and violence prevention. 

He is the author of Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention (2019), the co-author of Masculinity and Violent Extremism (2022), and the lead editor of Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality (2015) and The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (2007).

Pam Barker, CEO, Brisbane Youth Service (BYS)

Through her work with BYS, Pam Barker supports homeless and vulnerable young people and their children to secure and maintain housing, address physical and mental health issues, establish successful relationships and support networks, and access pathways to education and employment. 

Pam has worked with children and young people for more than 10 years; she has a passion for achieving better long-term outcomes for children and young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, especially those in out-of-home care.

Sara Parrott, CEO, Hand Heart Pocket

Sara has over 25 years of experience in social and environmental impact, stakeholder relations, and communication. Sara is passionate about social justice and the transition to a sustainable future.  

Hand Heart Pocket is an independent charity and philanthropic foundation established by the Freemasons of Queensland, with a history of helping the community for more than 110 years. 

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Sonya Keep, Director, The Lady Musgrave Trust

Sonya has more than two decades of experience in not-for-profit governance and leadership with organisations working in housing, homelessness, family and community support, employment and emergency services. She has served on State and Local Government advisory boards working to improve housing supply and reduce disadvantage for vulnerable members of the community.

Sonya was the inaugural CEO of Common Ground Queensland (CGQ), a specialist housing organisation working to end homelessness through the creation of supportive housing for individuals and families.

Sonya is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Association of Certified Practicing Accountants. She holds a master’s degree in business administration, a bachelor degree in business majoring in accounting, and is currently completing a Master of Counselling.

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