We have come together, connected by a common desire to make a difference in the world and community in which we live. Each of us brings different experiences and talents, and are working together to raise funds for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
We chose our team name for several reasons. Firstly, Epione (Greek: Ἠπιόνη) was the goddess of soothing of pain; in fact, her name actually means soothing. Secondly, epi reminds us of the epidermis, and places front of mind, the cause we are supporting.
Our purpose is to raise money and awareness of the new Centre of Excellence for Childhood Burns at the Perth Children’s Hospital. Professor Fiona Wood is bringing together an interdisciplinary expert team, with research embedded in treatment processes. The mission is to understand how the burn affects long term health, to improve the life trajectory for injured children and their families. In reducing the pain and disruption of frequent interventions, we can also reduce health costs. The research will increase knowledge, assist clinical decision making and develop new treatments to improve the outcomes for young burn survivors.
See our vision below:
How we are raising funds
Inner Circle will give access to a fortunate few. Each Inner Circle event is an intimate gathering in an exclusive venue for a few dozen emerging leaders like you: The Seekers. Each features six corporate and community leaders who have achieved excellence in their own lives: The Sages.
In small groups, the Seekers engage each of the Sages in real, face-to-face conversation. You can expect the occasional stick of dynamite to drive conversations in unexpected directions. Inner Circle is a unique personal growth opportunity, challenging your thinking and shaping your aspirations.
You will gain unheard of personal access to the elite in their fields.
You will explore your aspirations with leaders who know the way.
You will make lasting connections with other smart, passionate people who want to have a positive impact on the world.
Crystal has over 10 years experience within the commercial construction industry, in both national and international markets. She is currently responsible for successfully leading and managing project groups to achieve project deliverables of time, cost, quality and safety standards through her practical and pragmatic management style. Awards include the 2015 NAWIC Lend Lease ‘creating best project’ Award and the 2016 Norton Rose Fullbright ‘outstanding contribution to construction’ Award at the National Association for Women in Construction Awards (WA).
Alison van Lent
Head of Robotics, Woodside
A creative yet analytical thinker, Alison loves to work with a team on complex issues to deliver solutions that work. She spent several years living and working in the Pilbara and loves the Australian outback. Alison was sponsored by Woodside to complete her MBA in 2016 and is currently developing cognitive robotics solutions for the Oil & Gas industry.
Tamara is a lawyer with over 10 year's experience in commercial property. She acts for developers, private equity and government and has significant experience in property developments and commercial negotiations on significant projects. She became a Partner in the Property Services team at Lavan in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and was the Property Council of Australia (WA) Young Achiever of the Year in 2008. Tamara has also been recognised in the Doyle's Guide as a Recommended Lawyer (Property Law) in 2015 and a Leading Lawyer (Property Law) in 2017.
Manager Sustaining Capital, Rio Tinto
Mark has over 27 years’ of experience working in Australia, U.K. and Saudi Arabia. His experiences include Business Development and Management, Project/Progam/Portfolio Management, Construction Management and Engineering Management and Design. He holds a Masters (MSC) in Project Management and an Associate Diploma of Civil/Structural Engineering. Mark’s willingness to be involved in PCHF and the ELiP Program has come from his own experiences involving PMH both for himself as a child and more recently as a parent.
Financial Planner, Morgan Stanley
Jenny is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) who has been helping clients build and manage their wealth for over 15 years. Her strong client relationships are based on trust and centred around her ability to appreciate her clients most important aspirations. As a Financial Planner, Jenny provides tailored personal advice and access to valuable financial opportunities and insights. In addition to the CFP, Jenny holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). She is SMSF accredited; an accredited Aged Care Professional and has recently completed the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA®) accreditation through the Tax Institute.
CEO, Technical Resources
There is nothing more satisfying than helping someone find a job. Having a positive impact on that experience is what drives me.
My parents started Technical Resources, a Perth based engineering recruitment consultancy in 1990. I am fortunate they chose a business that suits my skill set and I am passionate about.
Over the past 13 years I have successfully navigated our business through the highs and lows of the resources sector, managed a smooth transition from the founders and built a culture which values quality, teamwork and philanthropy.
I have ensured we work with the best people in our industry. Without our loyal client and contractor base (which we refer to as our TRFamily) we would not be where we are today.
I am proud of the company we have created, the direction that I have taken the business and I am excited about building future success.