Luke Sayers (Chair)
Luke Sayers is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Sayers Group. From 2012 to 2020, Luke was the Chief Executive Officer of PwC Australia and Vice-Chairman, PwC Asia Pacific. Throughout his career, Luke has been a trusted adviser to leaders, CEO’s and Chairman and an active member of the business community. In 2019 Luke was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to business, to people with a disability and the community.
Cate is the Founder of e.motion21 and Impact21. Witha background in Human Movement Science, music and two decades of experience with Down syndrome, Cate is passionate about raising expectations and creating opportunities for individuals living with Down syndrome to fulfil their potential. After 6 years as the volunteer CEO (2009 – 2015) Cate was delighted to take up a Board role enabling her to focus more on her family. In 2019 Cate was asked by the Board to return as CEO, and she continues to drive the vision and values of the organisation. Cate is the mother of four beautiful daughters, one of which has Down syndrome and who is the inspiration behind e.motion21.
Jason Chequer is a Founding Partner of Sayers and Head of Advice, Sayers Wealth. Jason has over 28 years of experience in financial services, advising some of Australia’s most successful family enterprises and holding senior wealth management leadership roles. Jason works with multi-generational families, entrepreneurs and family business enterprises, consulting on the design, implementation and management of the family’s wealth and stewardship strategies. Jason is a non-executive board member of the Summer Foundation and e.motion21.
Bruce Wilson (currently on extended leave from the Board)
Bruce is a highly experienced and dynamic business leader with an extensive background in International Commerce. With substantial experience in operating international and multinational corporates, large private family, entrepreneurial and private businesses; Bruce has been successful in turning around underperforming companies and operations; and working effectively with boards, executive teams and all level functional teams. He has been particularly successful in building profitable businesses and leading the marketing, sales, operations, strategy, distribution and financial disciplines in multiple categories and industries both in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia; including large corporate companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Unilever, ICI Family Health, Smorgon Group (CEO to GBM Companies), Perpetual Play Group (taking out the global LEGO and Hasbro licenses), KP Multinational, Natural Glamour International and Creative Brands. Most recently, Bruce has built a start-up business in partnership with an incredibly talented team; Your Wills, an online digital retail platform. On a personal note, Bruce is married with five children and is heavily involved in many family and community activities, including volunteer work, cricket and football coaching and umpiring. Bruce remains a member of the Mont Albert Cricket Club veteran’s team as well as the Melbourne Super Rules football club, Old Xavierians Football Club and a Past President and Life member of the Power House Football Club.
Roy, after graduating from Delhi University, as a foreign student, enjoyed a long career in real estate, both in Australia and the Middle East. Inclusion holds an intensely personal place in his heart, as the centre of his world, Parina, has down syndrome. He passionately believes Emotion21 offers her a wonderful opportunity to shine, with dignity and pride.