Who Matters, Everyone Matters
OUR
PEOPLE
 
 
 
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Jon Burgess

Founder & Director

Jon is a thought leader in people advocacy and collaboration. His passion to help organisations gain and maintain their competitive advantage through a deeper approach to relationship building, led to the launch of Kwan. He is renowned for his development of The Three Minds™ advocacy model.

Jon works with organisations and executives, helping them develop a greater understanding of how to connect and collaborate, and remain relevant and top of mind. Prior to this, Jon had a successful career for more than 20 years in communications and sports management. Born in Bermuda, and raised and educated in East London, Israel, Africa and Australia, Jon enjoyed a brief professional football career with English Premier League club, West Ham, in their youth division, before moving back to Australia. His own journey is testament to the power of his core belief that everyone matters.

 
 
 
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Samuel Koh

Chief-of-Staff

Sam has worked alongside Jon Burgess to position his business for growth. He has played a key role in repackaging and repositioning Kwan’s offer to be significantly more scalable for clients. This includes developing a new licensed offer for the business.

Sam’s work spans business strategy and planning, brand positioning and managing Kwan’s network of valued partners.

Experienced in big picture thinking and forging strategic partnerships, Sam also uncovers shared value and meaningful alignment to enhance commercial relationships. His approach brings to light the exceptional attributes and unique value propositions of each stakeholder to fully realise potential opportunities. In his decade of practice, Sam has partnered with leaders and organisations such as Qantas, Marriott International, PwC, Commonwealth Bank and Europcar.

 
 
 
BOARD
MEMBERS
 
 
John Ilhan  Founding Board Member

John Ilhan
Founding Board Member

Robert Kirby  Board Member

Robert Kirby
Board Member

Trevor O’Hoy  Founding Board Member

Trevor O’Hoy
Founding Board Member

Caitlin Iles  Board Member

Caitlin Iles
Board Member

Peter Day  Board Member

Peter Day
Board Member

Charles Macek  Board Member

Charles Macek
Board Member

David Fraser  Board Member

David Fraser
Board Member

Lindsay Tanner  Board Member

Lindsay Tanner
Board Member

Launa Inman  Board Member

Launa Inman
Board Member

Symon Brewis-Weston  Board Member

Symon Brewis-Weston
Board Member

 
 
 
MILLENNIAL
COUNCIL
 
Deng Adel  Kwan Millennial Council

Deng Adel
Kwan Millennial Council

Hugh Bowman  Kwan Millennial Council

Hugh Bowman
Kwan Millennial Council

Helena Chen  Kwan Millennial Council

Helena Chen
Kwan Millennial Council

Patricia Testoni  Kwan Millennial Council

Patricia Testoni
Kwan Millennial Council

Christopher Pope  Kwan Millennial Council

Christopher Pope
Kwan Millennial Council

Holly Ransom  Kwan Millennial Council

Holly Ransom
Kwan Millennial Council

Leah Fried  Kwan Millennial Council

Leah Fried
Kwan Millennial Council

Terri-Leigh Jacobs  Kwan Millennial Council

Terri-Leigh Jacobs
Kwan Millennial Council

Jessie Broadway  Kwan Millennial Council

Jessie Broadway
Kwan Millennial Council

Will Hyde  Kwan Millennial Council

Will Hyde
Kwan Millennial Council

Charlie Todhunter  Kwan Millennial Council

Charlie Todhunter
Kwan Millennial Council

Wage Reis  Kwan Millennial Council

Wage Reis
Kwan Millennial Council

Mark Franke  Kwan Millennial Council

Mark Franke
Kwan Millennial Council

Shade Zahrai  Kwan Millennial Council

Shade Zahrai
Kwan Millennial Council

Jim Bourke  Kwan Millennial Council

Jim Bourke
Kwan Millennial Council

 
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