Our Crew

Team. Board. Pro bono Partners. Funders

Gather My Crew exists thanks to a range of wonderful people and organisations who have come together to make this vision a reality.

We are supported by a talented board of directors, generous pro bono partners and fabulous philanthropic supporters who have provided the seed funding to get this initiative off the ground.

Together – we are Gather My Crew.

Dr Susan Palmer

Founder & CEO

Susan, the founder and CEO of Gather My Crew, is a registered psychologist and health consultant. She has worked in public health and the not-for-profit sector for the past 20 years and has significant experience working with those suffering trauma. Susan has experience developing clinical psychology services, a research PhD investigating the impact of trauma on young people, experience conducting psychosocial research projects in hospital and health services, and has worked with large health organisations in her capacity as a health consultant advising on health design and service delivery. A passion to build healthier and stronger communities has been combined with this clinical, research and consulting experience to create the foundation of this unique project.

Board Members

Ben Davidson

Ben, a Partner with Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers, chairs the Gather My Crew Board. Throughout his career as a lawyer, Ben has stood out for his ability to understand the commercial impacts to his clients’ operations and tailor solutions that lead to favourable outcomes. Ben’s expertise in managing negotiations and disputes has seen him act for a number of Corrs’ major clients across a range of industries.

Trent Peterson

Trent is the Managing Director at Catalyst Investment Managers, a leading Australian mid-market private equity manager. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Director of Cirrus Media, Max and Home & Decor Holdings (Adairs & Dusk businesses) and a director of the SkyBus parent company. Trent has previously worked with the Corporate Advisory Division of NM Rothschild & Sons and the Taxation and Corporate Finance practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Simon Want

Simon is committed to pursuing positive and aspirational changes to public policy and business strategies that deliver better communities. As co-founder of Fabrico, an advisory firm that works with Government, private enterprises and public benefit organisations, Simon identifies compelling propositions that deliver greater value to the community, customers, members and shareholders.

 

Jane Fenton AM

Jane has more than 20 years experience as a non-executive director, including as the chair of a number of not-for-profit boards. She founded the marketing communications consultancy Fenton Communications in 1987 where she is currently an advisor. She is also the Chair of the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Deputy Chair of the Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd and Cancer Council Australia and a trustee of the MCG.

Chris Eade

Chris is the founder, and co-founder of a number of companies, all with a digital and technology focus. Utilising his finance background Chris founded Lifebroker, a company that pioneered the digital space for life insurance. Lifebroker grew to be the largest life insurance broker in AustraliaMost recently Chris has focused on sophisticated phone habit technology currently used to understand consumer behaviours.

Dr Susan Palmer

Susan, the founder and CEO of Gather My Crew, is a registered psychologist and health consultant. She has worked in public health and the not-for-profit sector for the past 20 years and has significant experience working with those suffering trauma. A passion to build healthier and stronger communities has been combined with this clinical, research and consulting experience to create the foundation of this unique project.

 

Pro bono Partners

Philanthropic Funders