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Jason Glanville

Jason Glanville is a member of the Wiradjuri peoples from south-western NSW. He is the inaugural CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. Prior to joining the NCIE Jason was Director of Programs and Strategy at Reconciliation Australia.

Jason is the Co-Chair of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and on the boards of Reconciliation Australia, the Australia Indigenous Leadership Centre and CarriageWorks. He is also a Trustee of the Australian Museum and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Indigenous Policy. Jason was a member of the Steering Committee for the creation of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.

Jason is member of the Museum Contemporary Art’s Indigenous Advisory Panel and a member of the University of Technology’s Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Advisory Committee. In 2010 Jason was named in the (Sydney) Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of Sydney and in 2011 he was featured in Boss Magazine’s True Leaders of 2011 list.

Sean Godde

Sean is currently working as a Customer Advisor in regional New South Wales. Since leaving high school, he has tried his hand in many areas of the customer and sales services; and used each experience to better himself as a salesperson.

A lover of anything video games and entertainment; Sean's long term goal is to work in the Journalism and Public Relations industry, with the hopes of writing about video games on a daily basis.

Suzanne Gomes

I have been in Telstra for 19 years, started in a call centre in Melbourne, although most of my Telstra life has been in the Customer Service Delivery business, performing roles or leading teams in the field technician environment. My team’s role in Telstra is to install, construct and maintain (copper, HRC and Fibre distribution) and monitor the quality of the distribution network.

I love being out with the team, understanding their day-to-day challenges and how I can support them to improve the way we service our customers and our business. I want to ensure service to our customers is consistently outstanding across every part of Australia.

I am a mad AFL follower supporting the North Melbourne Kangaroos. I follow the Broncos in the NRL and since moving to Queensland I’ve gotten to know the rules of NRL! I love cricket and I am always willing to have a chat about any sport.

Allan Gontar

Allan is the National Energy Manager for Telstra Property. In his role he is focussed on identifying opportunities to reduce the energy, water and waste consumption of over 14,000 sites nationally.

Telstra Property established an energy management group in 2000 who implement a program of works annually to reduce energy & water consumption and improve waste management across Telstra.

Allan has a Master of Engineering in Sustainable Energy from RMIT and really became passionate about the environment when he joined Telstra in 2000, designing solar-power systems to power network sites in remote areas.
In his spare time, Allan is a keen sailor in Port Phillip Bay and recently completed his first ocean race to King Island in the Bass Strait.

Adam Good

Adam joined Telstra as Director of Digital Media and Content in May 2012, and is charged with overseeing the development of a suite of products in entertainment, news, sports, lifestyle and personalisation that are delivered across four digital screen platforms (mobile, web, tablet and IPTV), such as music streaming service MOG, and the hugely popular AFL and NRL Live Apps.

A highly regarded international digital media executive, Adam was previously executive vice president of digital and direct ad agency Proximity Worldwide in San Francisco. He was also a founder member of DDB digital agency Tribal and prior to that spent six years running his own business in the television and film industry

Adam Goodes

Adam was drafted to the Sydney Swan Football Club from North Ballarat U18 at No.47 in the 1997 National Draft. Adam made his debut in 1999 and finished his first season of AFL with the 1999 Rising Star medal.

In more than 250 games for the Swans Adam has become one of the stars of the AFL. He is extremely hard for opposition teams to match up on as he is very quick for his size and has wonderful skills. Adam’s breakthrough season in 2003 saw him share the AFL’s highest honor, the Brownlow medal with Nathan Buckley and Mark Ricciuto as well as win All Australian Honours and the Swans Best and Fairest. In 2005 he played an instrumental role in Sydney’s first premiership win. Adam again had an outstanding season in 2006 that culminated in his second Brownlow Medal, Swans Best and Fairest and All Australian honours.

In late 2004 Adam was invited to join the National Indigenous Council (NIC), an advisory body to the Federal Government on Indigenous affairs. The NIC met 4-5 times each year in Canberra to discuss Indigenous issues and provide expert advice to the Government on improving outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Adam found his four years on the NIC very educational to learn how the Government works and how the Government approaches Indigenous Issues.

The Goodes-O’Loughlin Foundation
At the end of 2009 Adam set up The Goodes-O’Loughlin Foundation (GO Foundation) with Michael O’Loughlin. The GO Foundation aims to help indigenous Australians set and achieve life goals.

The Foundation will exist to enable a brighter future for indigenous Australians. By creating a series of meaningful partnerships, the Foundation will provide the link between Indigenous Australia and Corporate Australia, with a focus on the areas of greatest disadvantage, whether these be in the cities, towns or rural and remote areas of Australia.

The Foundation will be focused on providing sustainable outcomes – encouraging healthy living, a good education, and ultimately leading to getting a career.

For further information go to www.go-foundation.org

Editor's note: This information is from Adam's private blog http://adamgoodes.beinvolved.com.au/about/

Anthony Goonan

Mr Anthony Goonan is responsible for Telstra’s long term network technology roadmap and associated investment plan.

Anthony is a graduate of Sydney University with a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours. Anthony also possesses a Graduate Diploma in Education. He is a Governor on the Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation Board of Sydney University.

Joining Telstra as a cadet engineer in 1982, Anthony has more than twenty-five experience deploying first, second, third and now fourth generation mobile networks. Anthony was also responsible for the design, deployment and operations of Telstra's mobile networks provided for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games – the first ever “mobile” Olympics. He has held senior management positions in mobile planning, product and device development & verification, infrastructure deployment and network operations.

Anthony has been appointed in his current role encompassing long term planning activities associated with Telstra’s fixed and wireless connectivity since October 2010.

Anthony is well acquainted with the industry, customer and community benefits and issues which come with fast evolving technology development and deployment.

Bobby Gorcevski

Bobby has been at Telstra for just over 3 1/2 years now, previously working in the fields of E-commerce and Marketing. Bobby joined Telstra’s I.T department working across a span of project that included; the Windows 7 program, Infrastructure Delivery and Desktop and Application Virtualization service creation. Bobby has recently joined Telstra’s Innovation, Product and Marketing team, looking after the Desktop as a Service strategy for customers that are looking to develop a hosted workspace or satisfy their broader end user computing requirements.

Shelly Gorr

Shelly is Telstra’s Cyber Safety Manager, part of the Digital Inclusion team in Telstra’s Chief Sustainability Office.

Ingrid Gow (Guest)

Born in Randwick, Sydney, Ingrid knew she wanted to be a dancer since she was four. Training at Academy Ballet in Sydney, Ingrid completed her studies at the New Zealand School of Dance. After successfully auditioning, Ingrid spent three years dancing for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and toured China twice performing works such as Christopher Hampson's Romeo and Juliet and August Bournonville's Napoli and La Sylphide. Ingrid joined The Australian Ballet's corps de ballet in 2010.

Interesting fact… Ingrid enjoys crosswords and is passionate about fashion.

Jacob Grainer

Jacob is a tech enthusiast with a penchant for large screen devices and being on the bleeding edge of emerging technologies.

In between hunting out the latest tech gadgets and writing pithy product reviews, Jacob spends his days as a senior lawyer in the Telstra Digital legal team.

Sarah Green

During her time at Telstra Sarah has had the pleasure of working across the company on big PR campaigns. Highlights include the launch of Telstra's music streaming service MOG, Telstra's NYE sponsorships and most recently working to launch Telstra’s Wi-Fi strategy.

From Melbourne, Sarah can be found at a gluten free friendly cafe or any of the live music venues around town.

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