Our Board


Clyde is the Technology Development Manager for Scott Technology.  Clyde has over 30 years industry experience and a vision to provide the latest world-leading technology and turnkey automation and robotics solutions to clients looking for a competitive edge. In 1987 Clyde founded Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) and grew the company to 70 staff with offices nationally and internationally.  In 2014 the business was acquired by Scott Technology. Clyde has been an Australia Day Ambassador for the past 7 years.

Graeme Fear


Graeme is founder and Managing Director of the mentoring and coaching firm, G S Fear Pty Ltd. He has extensive directorship, chief executive and senior executive experience in a variety of sectors. For over nine years (up to July 2013) Graeme chaired a group of 36 CEO’s and senior executives as part of The Executive Connection (TEC) and also works independently with eight other companies. He was the first Australian awarded the Robert Nourse TEC Chairman of the Year Award in 2009 and over his nine years as a Chair won seven Gold and two Silver Chair Excellence Awards.


Born and raised in northern New South Wales, Greg lives in Lennox Head on Australia’s North Coast. Greg joined Clyde in setting up Machinery Automation & Robotics in 1987. Greg has extensive business experience and a business interest in six private companies.

Rick Crethar joins the board of Shake It Up Australia Foundation


Rick is a partner at PwC and has over 24 years’ experience working with some of Australia’s leading companies. He helps companies achieve their business objectives by working with them to assess key risks in order to build more effective and efficient internal controls and processes for managing them. Rick has a Degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.


Tony is a chartered accountant and a certified practising accountant. He is the founder and managing director of Kreston Dormers. Tony has worked at general-manager level in several leading organisations, and specialises in business mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, taxation and business planning. Tony is on the board of several of Kreston Dormers’ corporate clients and holds a board position with Kreston International and is Past President of the NSW Business Chamber.


Jenny has had a long and successful career in the media industry. After more than 20 years in the media, at both PBL Media and Seven West Media (SWM), Jenny launched SWM’s integrated sales division SMG RED in 2008. RED has since re-defined how advertising agencies and clients engage with the media and is Australia’s leading integrates sales division. In 2013, Jenny was named Media Sales Woman of the Year in the B&T Women in Media awards.


Noel started his career in a chartered accounting firm in 1968 and has practised as a senior partner in a firm of chartered accountants since 1974. Noel has achieved fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, the Taxation Institute of Australia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Noel is both a registered company auditor under Australian corporations law and a registered tax agent under Australian income tax legislation.


A northern New South Welshman, Andy lives in Lennox Head on Australia’s North Coast. Andy was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1989 and is an accredited specialist in personal injury law, the principal of Mulcahy Lawyers, and sits on the Law Society of NSW Injury Compensation Committee. Andy has also served as director/vice chairman of the Ballina Jockey Club.


After four years as CEO of Shake It Up, Ben Young, has transitioned to a position on the board. He has re-joined the commercial construction sector as part of his day job but he is thrilled to commit his time and expertise to support the foundation as part of the board. Ben holds an undergraduate degrees focussing on Business and Economics as well as a Masters of Business Administration.