Your PSA Board

The PSA Board comprises up to eleven voluntary Board Members, including four office bearers; President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Company Secretary. The Immediate Past National President is also a contributor to regular PSA Board meetings.

The Board welcomes member input and ideas. PSA members can submit ideas for consideration HERE.

Gary Edwards

2023 National President

Designation: Board Member, CSP, 2021-22 Accreditation Chair
Qualifications: LL.B (Hons), Nevin Award Recipient

Gary is a speaker, trainer and coach and an expert in influence, communication and negotiation.

Gary works with organisations, leaders and professionals to help them create conversations that build relationships, increase trust and improve outcomes. Gary is passionate about helping people to unlock the potential of situations that they find themselves in daily.

Sally Foley-Lewis

Designation: Board Member, CSP
Qualifications: MBA, Grad Dip in Management, BA Leisure Studies, Dip Career Guidance, Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Certificate in Executive Coaching

Sally helps managers be high performing, purposeful and productive. Obsessed with boosting productive- and self-leadership that ensures people reach their potential. Sally’s presentations and workshops positively impacts your results, confidence and effectiveness.

Amanda Lambros

Designation: Board Member, CSP, CVP
Qualifications: BHSc., PGDipEthics, MAForensicSexol., MACouns.

Amanda is a professional speaker, trainer and therapist.  Known as the Love Coach, Amanda is an in-demand International Speaker and TEDx presenter on Sex, Love and all things Relationships, Mental Health and Grief & Loss. With more than 20 years of experience, she has a no-nonsense approach to educating and informing audiences with instant take-aways to level-up themselves and their relationships.

Lindsay Adams OAM

Designation: CSP, Global Speaking Fellow, Life Member – PSA, Past National President -PSA, Past International President – Global Speakers Federation
Qualifications: OAM, Nevin Award Recipient, Member Speaking Hall of Fame Australia and the Philippines, Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Known around the world as The Relationships Guy, Lindsay specialises in building effective business relationships and generating more sales in less time by doing business by relationship.  Lindsay was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia, OAM, in the 2020 Australia Day Awards, for his services to the professional speaking industry.

Mark Jones

Designation: Board Member, CSP
Qualifications: BA Communications, Certified Practicing Marketer, Certified Virtual Presenter

Mark Jones is an acclaimed author, storyteller and brand strategist on a mission to inspire and equip leaders to harness the power of storytelling to change the world for good. He has more than 25 years’ experience in journalism, speaking and business leadership.

Rael Bricker

Designation: Board Member, CSP, CVP, PSA Convention Chair 2024
Qualifications:DIP Fin Serv. FMFAA, MAICD, BSc (Engineeering),  MSc (Software Engineering), MBA

Rael is a speaker, trainer and facilitator working with people and companies on their journey to excellence.

From being 6000ft underground in mining, to starting an education business that grew to 4000 students, spending years  in venture capital and starting a financial services group that settled more than $3bn in mortgages, Rael has experienced the rollercoaster that is business. He has listed companies on multiple international stock exchanges and interviewed 85 companies over 25 countries about their excellence drivers.

Dr Neryl East

Past President

Designation: Officer, CSP, 2022 National President, 2021 National Vice-President
Qualifications: Master of Arts, PhD (Journalism)

Dr Neryl East CSP is a communication and credibility expert who shows current and future leaders how to be heard, stand out and command influence. Her business model is a blend of live and virtual offerings including keynote speaking, customised workshops and executive coaching.

Alan Cameron-Sweeney

Treasurer

Designation: Appointed Officer, Associate member
Qualifications: FCCA

Alan Cameron-Sweeney is a speaker, corporate educator and consultant who helps people improve financial decision making within their organisations.

He has over 15 years’ experience in finance and originally trained as an accountant within Ireland’s largest company, CRH.

Denise Quinn

Designation: Board Member, CSP
Qualifications: MA Leadership; MEd (Adult Ed); GAICD; Dip Quality Auditing; Dip Business; Dip WHS; Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training

Denise has built a sustainable speaking, consulting and coaching business in Quality Management Systems support and small business development.  She first joined the PSA in 2001 and has served on the Queensland Chapter Leadership Team, twice as a Director on the National Board and is now in the role of Company Secretary.  Denise has held a number of Directorships on not-for-profit Boards.

One of the niche areas in which Denise has had considerable success, is supporting the personal and professional development of women in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia by utilising government grants and strategic partnerships.

Anneli Blundell

Designation: Board Member, CSP, Past Vic/Tas Chapter President 2022-23
Qualifications: AITD L&D Professional of the year 2021, Gold Stevie Award winner 2021- Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Bach of Business (HR), Diploma of Coaching (Advanced Practitioner), Certified Conversational Intelligence Practitioner, Master iWAM and LAB Profile trainer and consultant (Language and behaviour profiling)

As an expert in Communication Dynamics, Anneli helps people get heard at work. Whether it’s being heard by the Board or the boss, getting through to other colleagues, speaking up in meetings or discussing tricky topics, this is about building conversational cultures where people feel seen, heard and valued at work. Affectionately known as the People Whisperer, Anneli is an award-winning professional, sought-after for her keynotes, workshops and executive coaching that humanise the leadership landscape and build connection and conversation at work.