Mark was previously a partner/executive director in the Tax Consulting division of Pitcher Partners Melbourne.
He joined the firm in 1998 and was admitted to the partnership in July 2002, stepping down in June 2015 to free up more time to devote to community and charitable activities
Mark is currently a director on a number of boards, both for profit and not-for-profit.
Mark is a regular presenter for the Taxation Institute of Australia, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia on issues impacting the middle market.
Robert Masters, LFPRIA
Robert Masters is a highly-experienced public relations practitioner with a background covering more than 30 years in the industry.
His experience covers corporate and government sectors, industrial and consumer markets as well as issues and crisis management, employee relations and investor relations.
He is a former senior political journalist having covered Federal Parliament as a member of the National Press Gallery and State Parliaments in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, as well as the Town Hall round in Brisbane and Melbourne.
He is a Life Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and a past National and State President.
John Hobday, LL.B (Melb.)
John practised as a general law practitioner country Victoria for over 40 years until his retirement.
He has made a significant contribution to the development of golf in Victoria for more than 30 years.
He was elected to the Victorian Golf Association Council (VGA) in 1993 and served as President of the VGA 2007 to 2009.
He then took over as President of the newly formed Golf Victoria 2010 and served on its Board until recently.
Colin Wilson, Director, Key Business Advisors
Colin is the go-to resource for businesses who are looking to motivate and invigorate their staff to achieve their business goals. His career consists of sales, sales and more sales. Under the Key Business Advisors brand, Colin developed his own training programs in Business to Business, Business to Consumer and Retail Sales, as well as Inbound and Outbound Telephone Selling Techniques. His training programs are tailored to clients’ businesses, as well as industry groups and franchises. Many clients have welcomed the results of Colin’s training programs, which they have praised because they are not off-the-shelf, common training programs.
Passionate about team leadership training and the value it can bring to your business, Colin is an accredited facilitator to deliver the 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Workshop. Powered by Everything DiSC and based on Patrick Lencioni’s book, “The FIVE Dysfunctions of a Team”, Colin really drives the value of teamwork and focuses on the importance of building a high functional team. Colin’s motto for himself and his business is, “Practice what you preach.”
Neil Broomhall, Tax Manager, Blaze Acumen
Originally from Timboon, Victoria, Neil moved to Geelong in 2003 to attend Deakin University where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce.
In 2007 Neil he moved to Melbourne where he has been working as an accountant and tax consultant for the past 10 years. Neil is a member of CPA Australia and holds a Master of Tax from Melbourne University.
Over the past 10 years Neil has worked closely with Charities and Not-for-Profit entities as a trusted advisor, assisting with entity structuring, ACNC and ATO endorsements/registrations.
A keen golfer since a young age, he has built networks amongst golfing circles in southwest Victoria, Geelong and Melbourne, as well as being able to tap into a significant professional network built throughout his career.
Joshua Goldsmith, Tax Advisor, Deloitte
Joshua has a strong education, corporate and sporting background, along with community services.
He completed his studies at Monash University in 2016 where he attained his Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws degrees.
During his studies, Joshua was a state manager of Elevate Education where he presented study skills seminars to parents, staff and students of up to 700 people at a time. He has presented across Australia (pioneering the Tasmanian branch of the company) and in South Africa. He has also privately tutored over 100 VCE students and has written a VCE textbook in Legal Studies.
Since 2014, Joshua has been actively involved in Flying Fox, an organisation that runs camps and weekend getaways for young adults with special needs. Joshua has been engaged by the Committee to coach them in public speaking and to facilitate training sessions amongst participants. He continues to have an active role in the organisation, frequently meeting with founder.
Joshua is a member of the National Golf Club, playing off a handicap of 6. In 2017, he was appointed the captain of the Colts Pennant team and to the Young Members Committee on which he continues to serve.
Michael Starke, founder and CEO Dineamic
Michael is the founder of Dineamic, an integrated food retail and events business striving to get Australian’s healthier one meal at a time. Dineamic operates from six premises, and distributes its healthy, tasty, and convenient meals nationally.
Sport across many formats has always played a huge role in Michael’s personal and professional development. Throughout his schooling at Scotch College he represented both his school and state in hockey before a return to the football field whilst serving as School Captain in 2003. His dedication to sport continued whilst at Monash University where he was honoured with a Monash Sports Award for serving as the Captain of Monash University Sport in 2007.
After completing his Double Bachelor of Business (Accounting, and Banking & Finance) Michael enjoyed a short stint in the banking industry before his entrepreneurial spirit took over to establish Dineamic in Camberwell mid-2013.
A keen golfer since 6 years of age, Michael is a member of Commonwealth Golf Club.