Our Board

Michael Cook

Board Member

Michael is Vice Chairman of RBC Capital Markets (Royal Bank of Canada) for Australia. He has had a long career in investment banking, with senior leadership positions at Macquarie Group and Bankers Trust in Sydney and New York.

Michael has specialised in providing corporate advice, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and private equity investment during his career. He has served on the Macquarie Group Foundation in North America and currently serves on a number of boards of emerging technology and health focussed companies. These include Emprevo and loop+, where he is Chairman and Mport/springday, where he is a board member. He also sits on the investment committee and Board of Marshall Investments, a Sydney-based family investment office.

Rachael Natoli

Founder and CEO

Rachael Natoli is an accomplished primary school teacher, who drove successful change and performance within the education sector. Rachael has attained a postgraduate certificate in Early Professional Development and BA (Hons) in Primary Education from Leeds Beckett University. She is also the recipient of three Duke of Edinburgh Awards, including the gold standard, which she gained in 2007 for her community service, skill and physical recreation. She shares her experience and offers inspiring messages of hope for victims and survivors.

Rachael loves sport and is passionate about her team, the Sydney Roosters, which she supports religiously.

Alokita Kapur

Board Member

Alokita is an experienced HR professional within the Financial Services sector. She has led large organisational development projects across Banks. In addition to the cause of DV, she has a strong passion for mental health, is on BeyondBlue steering groups, and an Ethics Teacher at her local school.

Garth Tinsley

Board Member

Garth is manager of a large global law firm’s pro bono practice . His current role involves management of a legal practice that provides free legal advice to marginalised and disadvantaged individuals, organisations who assist these individuals and in matters of wide public interest or concern.

Broderick Smith

Board Member

Broderick has 16 years owning and building technology companies, 21 years in systems integration, managed services and online application development, 8 year in cyber-security. Broderick’s experience is in business/digital transformation, strategy consulting, governance consulting particularly Information Governance and project advocacy & leadership. Broderick’s achievements include being a CRN Fast50 3 years running and a CRN “Industry All Star”. Broderick’s FinTech business Onetick is an Industry Award Winner for Innovation.

Karen Holmes

Board Member

Karen is a senior leader in the media arena, with over 20 years excperience, driving outstanding outcomes for clients and the business with companies such as dmg radio, Pacific Magazines and mcm entertainment.

Karten has have pioneered changes to the radio landscape introducing to the market truly integrated radio promotions that clients pay a premium, and has extensive experience in developing and managing high performance teams and mentoring them to success. Karen has an in-depth understanding of cross platform media ranging from print, to radio, to digital/social and some television.

Elyse Daniels

Board Observer

After completing a Business & Marketing degree at the University of Western Sydney, she joined the family business in promotional products full-time and while there learnt the importance of personalisation and the demand for custom products. She saw an opportunity to sell jackets that were designed by the customer and customised inside and out focusing on the leavers wear market and community groups. In August 2009 she took her first order of custom jackets and with that Exodus Wear was born.

From there it was a quick transition to full-time entrepreneur but a long journey with many ups and downs to reach the point of running a multi-million dollar. In 2017 she took her passion for video and create a YouTube Channel with weekly vlogs and how-to's and tutorials to help other people get started in video.