Our board

Our board of directors have experience in both business operations and the process of recovery.

The Sydney Retreat is an entirely not-for-profit organization.
Our Board members are not paid directors’ fees.

A team that’s deeply committed to addiction recovery

John Malone


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

Dr Stephen Jurd


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

Steve Townsend

Company Secretary

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

Matt Handbury

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

Clare Strang

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

Alan Hargreaves

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

Peter Schweikert

Peter’s global executive career in the pharma industry spans more than 40 years.

Kathryn Key

Kathryn is a counsellor and social worker, with over 20 years experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Dominique English

Dominique owns a Music production company and is currently working in the Performing Arts in Music and Theatre in Education

Hugh Macken

Hugh was first admitted as a solicitor in 1986 and is the former President of the Law Society of NSW

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