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.

Dr Neryl East

2022 National President

Designation: Board Member, CSP, 2022 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.

Julie Garland McLellan

2022 National Vice-President

Designation: Board Member, CSP
Qualifications: FAICD (Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors), Advanced Diploma of Company Directorship, Diploma of Company Directorship, Grad ip Applied Finance and Investment, Master of Business Administration, BSc (hons) Civil Engineering

Julie Garland McLellan is the Board Chair’s Confidante – she speaks, writes and mentors on all topics boardroom and backs up her impressive qualifications with practical experience on real boards.
Her courses are developed for individual companies and prestigious institutions. She speaks to global audiences including brand-name and little-known boards. Her books are written for everyday heroes on boards of all shapes and sizes. Her mentoring spurs many successful boardroom careers.
Julie has previously served as President of PSA NSW.

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Jon Yeo

Designation: Board Member, Professional Member, Past National President, Past National Vice-President
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.

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.

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.

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 Winner, 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, Professional Member
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.

Kim Seeling Smith

Designation: Board Member, CSP
Qualifications: BSBA, Summa Cum Laude, The Ohio State University

Master storyteller, passionate educator and trend translator, Kim Seeling Smith helps organisations build and retain a future fit workforce to reach their commercial goals, create thriving cultures and be able to overcome challenges and seize opportunities presented by the post-pandemic world. Kim is also a frequent media commentator.

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.

Denise Quinn

Company Secretary

Designation: Appointed Officer, 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.