Our Board Members

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.

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Jon Yeo

2021 National President, 2020 National Vice President

Designation: Board Member, Professional Member
Qualifications: B Bus

Jon Yeo is a professional speaker, speaker coach and event organiser.

As a coach he helps leaders articulate strategic messages in meaningful ways. Known for his ability to articulate the complex simply, Jon works with CEO’s and senior leadership teams to build trust, empathy and engagement.

Neryl East

2021 National Vice President

Designation: Board Member, CSP
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.

Catherine Palin-Brinkworth

Designation: Board Member, CSP, Life Member, Global Speaking Fellow, Past National President of PSA, Past International President of Global Speakers Federation
Qualifications: Nevin Award Winner, Member Speaking Hall of Fame, M.AppSci (Social Ecology), Dip.Couns.Psych, Fellow Inst. Mgrs&Ldrs.

Catherine is an in-demand international speaker, leadership mentor and business growth strategist. She has spoken on platforms in 14 countries, and has trained or mentored many thousands of emerging leaders and business owners.

Lisa Evans

Designation: Board Member, CSP
Qualifications: B Sc, MA, MBA

Lisa Evans is a speaker, public speaking coach, soft-skills trainer and business storytelling consultant.

Known to many as The Story Midwife, she brings a unique combination of a long career as a midwife and health professional to her work as one of Australia’s leading speaker coaches. S

Sally Foley-Lewis

Designation: Board Member, Professional Member
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.

Gary Edwards

Designation: Board Member, CSP
Qualifications: LL.B.(Hons), 2021 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.

Tony Eades

2020 National President, 2019 National Vice President
 Immediate Past President, CSP
Qualifications: Bachelor of Design Media, HubSpot Certified Partner

Tony is a Brand Futurist working in the area of customer experience, innovative technology and digital disruption. He assists growing companies to become market leaders through creative brand strategy, brand experience and digital solutions across multiple platforms. He is passionate about future proofing brands – from start-ups to corporates, helping them engage with an ever changing market of consumers.

Alan Cameron-Sweeney

2021 Treasurer

Designation: Appointed Officer
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.

Lesley Ryall

Company Secretary

Designation: Appointed Officer
Qualifications: Williamson Fellow

Lesley has been running her own small business for 20 years which has taught her about the challenges that most of her clients face – limited time, limited money, unlimited opportunities. Technically, her skills and experience include strategic planning and implementation; governance and compliance; marketing and communications; resource management and budgeting.