Clyde founded Shake It Up after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 44.  Clyde has over 30 years of 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) which won the Telstra Australian Business of the Year in 2008. In 2014 the business was acquired by SCOTT.  Clyde has been an Australia Day Ambassador for the past 10 years.

On 26 January 2021, Clyde was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division)  in the Australia Day Honours List, in recognition of his significant service to community health, particularly to people living with Parkinson’s disease.


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 business interests in a number of private companies in the Lennox Head / Byron Bay area which include Lennox Boulevard, Celebrations Lennox Head, IGA Lennox Head and Ember Restaurant Byron Bay.


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 Managing Director for Australia of Tricor. 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 Past President of the NSW Business Chamber.


Katrina Hodgkinson is Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, at Australia’s Academic & Research Network (AARNet), a sovereign organisation providing ultra-high speed Internet and communications services to Australia’s research and education sector.

Katrina is also Chair of the Holdmark Advisory Board and a board member of Realise Business. As a Member of Parliament, Katrina represented regional communities across a broad sector of Central and Southern NSW for 19 years and was the NSW Government’s first female Minister for Primary Industries. She was also Minister for Small Business and Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events in the O’Farrell and Baird Governments.


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.


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 integrated sales division. In 2013, Jenny was named Media Sales Woman of the Year in the B&T Women in Media awards.


After four years as CEO of Shake It Up, Ben Young, has transitioned to a position on the board. Ben is now a Director for Hutchinson Builders but 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.


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