Business Development | Strategic Partnerships
With over twenty five years' leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector including local church leadership, education and training, humanitarian work, and social entrepreneurship, both in Australia and abroad, Stephen brings an engaging and refreshing perspective to fight against modern slavery.
Known for his depth of insight, unique perspective and engaging presence, Stephen draws upon lessons learnt from his practical experience as a leader, and also his work in academic research. He also uses his cross-cultural leadership experience to help develop critical skills in a global marketplace.
Stephen currently serves on the advisory board of the Freedom Business Alliance.
Professional Speaker | Writer | Communications
Sarah is an inspirational speaker, writer, and masterful storyteller, who is passionate about helping people. She helps individuals and companies reach their potential through positive engagement with their core values and due diligence on human rights issues.
Sarah establishes an energetic rapport with her audience and inspires them to discover impactful solutions. As Young Australian of the Year (NSW, 2004), Sarah is known for her commitment to a socially sustainable future.
Sarah brings the 'why' to making an impact on modern slavery. Through our initial workshops, Sarah's stories and insights encourage clients to think about leading beyond compliance, to engaging with the reality of modern slavery.
Risk Assessment | Improvement Strategy Lead
Talita has more than ten years of experience in Supply Chain and Logistics in large companies in Brazil and Australia. She is a very motivated and flexible person with logical and strategic thinking and excellent problem-solving skills.
Through Unchained, Talita consults on the risk of modern slavery and assists in the deep dive investigation service and supplier engagement, ensuring a collaborative approach to reducing the impact of modern slavery on supply chains.
Currently, Talita also is researching "The role of Logistics 4.0 in Modern Slavery" as a PhD student at the University of Wollongong.
Systems | Social Impact Strategy Advisor | Remediation
Katie Bjorem is an experienced operations manager, with proven success in scaling from startup to SME while managing multiple regions. She is passionate about the potential for businesses to be a vanguard for social justice.
Previously, Katie was the International Operations Manager with Outland Denim, a premium denim brand founded to provide training and employment for women who had experienced exploitation, she oversaw operations enabling 300% growth of Outland Denim's Cambodian team.
With a special interest in merging business goals with social impact indicators, Katie's role at Unchained focuses on innovating processes to streamline systems, ensuring both the individual and the company thrives.
Senior Consultant | Social Impact Advisor
Rasika is a senior strategist, designer and innovation professional, with a passion for sustainable outcomes, that enable prosperity and well-being of humans and the Earth.
Over the last sixteen years, she has worked with clients and teams across the corporate, not-for-profit, and government sectors to develop business strategies, design products and services, and lead program implementations.
An experienced speaker and facilitator, she specialises in the application of design thinking, systems thinking and innovation methods in her projects and engagements. Rasika loves helping leaders crystallise their vision for positive impact in the world, and enabling tangible action to make that vision a reality.
Governance | Accounting | Business Planning
Cathy is a seasoned Chartered Accountant and Consultant with extensive experience successfully scaling organisations. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a fellow at the Institute of Chartered Secretaries in Australia/Governance Institute in Australia and has performed senior roles roles at APAC, the TMF Group, and EY.
Cathy provides Unchained structural and organisational advise, as well as assistance in financial modelling and accounting.
Her passion for making an impact on modern slavery stems from her volunteer work with RAW Impact in Cambodia and her support of the IJM Australia.
E-Learning Training Products | Social Impact Strategy
Jasmine is a recent post-graduate from University of Wollongong in International Relations and International Relations. She has a keen eye for detail and looks for ways to ensure the work of Unchained is relevant and current with the needs of its customers.
Jasmine works with Unchained to assist in the development of its e-learning training products and social impact strategy.
Modern Slavery Statement Reviews
Zairul is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia with 8 years of teaching experience in the Professional and Bachelor program. For the last 2 years, she taught Strategic Business Reporting and Financial Reporting for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) program.
Zairul possesses a Master of Accountancy and a Professional Accounting qualification of ACCA, UK. She did her internship at Ernst & Young Malaysia in 2006 then worked as an Audit Assistant for 4 years at the National Audit Department of Malaysia starting from 2007. The offer to pursue her Doctoral degree at Macquarie University with a scholarship is a way forward to progress her academic career profession.
Through her partnership with Unchained, Zairul is researching the corporate response to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), through analysing Modern Slavery Statements and conducting qualitative research.