Our Board of Directors has experience in both business operations and the process of recovery.

 
 
The potential for the Retreat model is unlimited. It’s a sad commentary on our health care system that so many people who need addiction care never access it. So, if we can provide an affordable alternative such as The Sydney Retreat, we can remove one of the biggest barriers to care.
— John Malone, CEO The Sydney Retreat
 

 

Most of us have been through addiction and have recovered. Some of us have several decades of recovery.

The Sydney Retreat is an entirely not-for-profit organisation. None of our directors are paid any fee or other remuneration.

It is a registered public benevolent institution and has deductible gift recipient status and tax concession status endorsed on 21 May 2015.

The Sydney Retreat’s registered business name is Steps Retreats (Australia) Limited. ABN 51 604 038 422.

 

Our Board Members

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John Malone,

CEO

John is the founder and former MD of Vizibill Telecommunications Consultancy.

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Dr Stephen Jurd,


Chairman

Stephen is an addiction medicine specialist psychiatrist and Professor at the University of Sydney.

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Diane Young,


Deputy Chairman

Diane is a Psychotherapist and Counsellor specialising in addiction and mood disorders.

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Steve Townsend,
Secretary

Steve is the founder and former managing director of Recognition Public Relations specialising in IT.

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Darren Davis

Darren is a Sydney based Corporate Sales Director who has worked with clients within the financial services, real estate & government sectors.


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Matt Handbury

Matt is the Executive Chairman of Murdoch Media, blueshyft and Australian Rain Technologies.

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Clare Strang

Clare has had a career in public relations, advertising, media and publishing.

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Alan Hargreaves

Alan is a retired investment banker formerly Managing Director at ABN Amro Asia.


 

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