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Board

Greg is the Chairman of Leftfield Investments, Inclusive Housing Australia, TierONE Capital and the Non-Executive Director of Charter Hall Group and Eureka Group Holdings. Greg’s career spans over 45 years in the real estate and funds management industry. He is a past president of both the Property Council of Australia and Investment Funds Association and…

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Founder & CEO, BackTrack

Bernie is the founder and CEO of BackTrack Youth Works in Armidale NSW. He has spent the past 25 years working and living out his passion…. catching wild dogs and wild kids.For many years he lived in the Northern Territory learning his trade in remote areas, learning the lessons of life in the bush and…

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Rosemary has worked as a journalist in Toowoomba, Brisbane, London and Sydney. She is also the former editor of New England Times and The Armidale Independent newspapers. Prior to this she was a senior reporter at The Armidale Express. Rosemary also ran a delicatessen for two years. She has operated her own independent media business…

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Director

Penny has more than 25 years of media sales, marketing and leadership experience across metropolitan, regional and communities both in the UK and Australia. She is an authentic and intuitive award winning leader, Harvard Business School graduate in High Potential Leadership and recently completed the Australian Institute of Board Directors course. As the newest member of the BackTrack family,…

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Philip is the Managing Director of Direct Agriculture; specialist agricultural investment advisors facilitating investments in farmland and agribusiness for financial institutions and family offices.  A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Philip came to Australia after serving eight years as an officer in the British Army, where he served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and…

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Director

Vicki Mullen is a lawyer with over 25 years of experience in public policy and regulatory affairs. She has worked in various roles in government, including positions with a High Court Judge, the NSW Parliament, the NSW Cabinet Office, and a senior NSW Minister. She has also worked across the insurance and financial services sectors…

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BackTrack Youth Works Team

Bernie Shakeshaft

Founder & CEO, BackTrack

Melinda Phillips

General Manager

Jane Watson

Business Development Manager – Partnerships

Marcus Watson

Business Development Manager - Social Enterprise

Jemma Tombs

Executive Assistant

Jannelle Brandley

Operations Manager

James Warne

Head of Education & Training

Haley Booth

Case Coordinator

Paul Dawson

Program Coordinator

Matt Pett

Supervisor - Carpentry

Emma Hoving-Dubber

Finance and Administration

Nathan Bliss

Youth Worker

Melissa Vella

Youth Worker

Darren Harrison

Youth Worker

Brady Morris

Youth Worker

BT Works Team

Ike Roberts

BT Works Leader

Andrew Hine

Supervisor - Fabrication

Marcus Potter

Supervisor - Agriculture

Trainees

Zac Craig

Trainee - Youth Worker

Brenden Lowe

Trainee - Agriculture

Beau Parker

Trainee - Agriculture

Phill Pickford

Trainee - Agriculture

Perry Palmer

Trainee - Agriculture

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