BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founding Board of Directors
Meet our Founding Board of Directors. Each Director brings vast experience and is highly respected within the flexible workspace industry. Together they share our core values and are committed to our vision.
Brad Krauskopf is the founder and CEO of Hub Australia which has grown to become Australia’s largest privately held coworking operator. Targeting the premium end of the market, Hub is known for its high levels of customer service, quality fit outs and a hospitality-inspired offering that helps customers grow their businesses by attracting and retaining the best talent. Hub is a Bcorp, recognised as an employer of choice in the Great Places to Work rankings and all of its workspaces are certified carbon neutral. Brad is also the founding Co-chair of Flexible Workspace Australia, the peak-industry body for flexible and coworking space in Australia.
Fiona Mayor founded The Thrive Network in 2017 with her partner to create a space that they would love to come to work to everyday. Thrive has grown into a burgeoning community of SMEs, creatives, ASX listed companies and freelancers. The glue that holds them all together is the team at Thrive. Fiona’s background is in marketing and advertising after spending 7 years at The Age in Melbourne overseeing the client side transition from print to digital advertising. She left The Age in 2006 to start her own social media and web design agency, Pop Media, which she still runs today. She has two children, two rescue dogs and loves cupcakes.
Clive Dale is Australia’s leading independent advisor on flexible workspace and business-centric property amenity.
He is a futurist, with a particular focus on the development of workplace solutions that create significant competitive advantage for developers, landlords, occupiers and flexible workspace operators.
He has driven property solutions for customers and clients for more than twenty years, and his delivery experience and thought leadership spans commercial, industrial and retail sectors for owners, tenants, governments and not-for-profits.
He and his business partner/wife share a house with a wild rabbit, three mostly grown-up kids and a string of house guests.
As CEO of Eastern Innovation, an innovation and coworking hub in Melbourne’s South East, Danielle Storey aims the organisation to actively impact founders and their teams and guides them to commercialise their innovative and disruptive initiatives, ideas, products and services.
Danielle is passionate about helping businesses generate revenue and/or results before investment and encourages founders to grow clean businesses for greater long-term results.
She is engaged with all levels of Government and regional stakeholders to bring the best connections – connections that generate opportunities to navigate hurdles and grow.
Danielle is also author of The Selfish Servant and a skilled emcee.
She is fast adopter of technology, general champion of innovation, loves to travel and is Grandma to five grandsons.
Joanne Camilleri is the co-founder of Work Tank. An independent flexible workspace located in Niddrie, midway between the Melbourne Airport and CBD.
Work Tank brings an inspiring, focused, and professional environment traditionally found in the CBD and surrounds to the suburbs. It provides an excellent location, facilities, and ultimate flexibility. With a choice of 16 offices of varied sizes, 28 open desk spaces and a range of meeting rooms including a zoom virtual meeting room, you have the tools, space and amenities to ensure ultimate productivity.
Prior to being on the Board for Flexible Workspace Australia, Joanne had association experience as an active member of the Meetings & Events Association and the General Manager of the Telstra Licensee Association.
Michael Benson is a very active member of the coworking community. Michael is a founder and joint CEO of workspace365 and has driven the growth and development of this business from a single site in Victoria 5 years ago to 19 sites across Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Michael is also a qualified Australian Chartered Accountant and has been involved in the coworking and serviced office industry for over 20 Years. Michael’s serviced office experience included being a partner in Corporate Executive Offices, which was one of the largest serviced office groups in Australia until its sale in 2014 to Regus as well as a period at Regus Australia. Michael also enjoys being a member of several not-for-profit councils and boards.
Kate Dezarnaulds founded WorkLife in 2017 to create for herself the coworking community she so desperately needed to balance her consulting work, with her local tree-changing life in Berry NSW. Since then WorkLife has grown to a community of 70 members across three South Coast sites- Berry, Kiama and Coledale.Kate’s background is as a consultant, connector and advocate who has worked with cultural organisations, not-for-profits and social ventures to increase the financial value of culture.She has previously been a Board Director for Underbelly Arts, The National Trust of Australia, Art Month Sydney and the South Coast Tourism Board. She was also the Head of Partnerships for TEDxSydney for 7 years.