Perry Cross AM

Perry Cross AM, broke his neck in a rugby accident that changed his life forever. At the age of 19 he was severely injured in a rugby union tackle and told he would never walk again. Paralysed from the neck down, relying on a ventilator to breathe and requiring 24/7 medical care, Perry quickly had […]


Mr Tom Ray

Tom Ray was born in Sydney and raised on the Gold Coast where he attended The Southport School. In 1994 he graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Communications (Business) degree in Marketing and Communication. He began his career in Sydney at advertising agency John Singleton Advertising (becoming Singleton Ogilvy and Mather) where he […]


Dr Brent McMonagle

Brent McMonagle is The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation’s Scientific Director. After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1996, he completed a surgical fellowship in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery in 2004. In 2005 and 2006, he undertook additional post-fellowship training in Sydney (St Vincent’s Hospital), London (Guy’s and St […]


Mr Marcus Dore

Marcus is a co-founder and director of BluePoint Property, a real estate investment and development group focused in commercial, retail and residential sectors.  Prior to co-founding BluePoint Property he held positions with national corporations including Mirvac and Colliers International. He has been actively involved in business advisory and real estate investing for over twenty years, […]


Mr Ryan Holsheimer

Ryan has worked in Asian financial markets for almost 30 years, between Sydney, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He has held Asia Pacific leadership positions at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America and more recently he lead the Asia Pacific Cash Equities business for J.P.Morgan before returning to Australia in April 2022. Ryan, his wife Bec […]


Mr Daniel Marino

Dan Marino is an owner and partner of Hickey Lawyers on the Gold Coast, and owner of Commercial Licensing Specialists, Queensland’s leading liquor and gaming consultant. He is a qualified solicitor, and studied a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business at the Queensland University of Technology, gained a Graduate Diploma in legal practice at […]


Mr George Moskos

George Moskos is the Executive Director of Moskos Branding & Communications, a creative, communications, branding and lifestyle group which has also created, launched and managed several successful brands. George was the Chairman of the successful cosmetics brand, Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr, which he founded with Miranda Kerr in 2007. In doing so, George brought […]


Mr Brett Walker

Mr. Brett Walker has worked in Australia higher education since 1994, when he first commenced at Bond University. After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Modern Asian Studies) in 1992, he spent two years in Japan teaching English and learning Japanese. He has since worked at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, in International Admissions, […]


Melanie Leis

Melanie is a life time Gold Coast local. After completing schooling at Marymount College she enrolled at Queensland University of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) – Honours with High Distinction. She is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent and Chartered Tax Advisor. Having spent her professional career in mid-tier and Big […]


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