Luke Sayers (Chair)
Luke is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Sayers Group. Prior to starting the Sayers Group in July 2020, Luke was the Chief Executive Officer of PwC Australia and Vice-Chairman of PwC Asia Pacific. In this role, Luke led a team of more than 700 partners and over 8000 staff helping Australian and international organisations solve their biggest problems. Luke has long term commitments to community organisations and external Boards. He is currently on the Board of the Carlton Football Club. He is also a member of the Australian Women in Sport Advisory Group, and the Victorian Branch of the Male Champions of Change. 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. Luke is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is proud to take up the Chair position with e.motion21 alongside his wife and founder, Cate Sayers.
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 is an Executive Director of JBWere. Jason’s key focus in a 21 year career in financial services has been advising individual clients and their families and not for profit organisations on investment and financial planning strategies. Jason has worked with JBWere for the last 15 years and during that time has held various senior positions including Victorian Manager of Private Wealth Management for four years and Partner of JBWere Goldman Sachs. Jason takes a keen interest in the philanthropic services that JBWere offers to its clients, providing strategic advice to private philanthropists, boards and committees on donor strategies and structuring; investment strategy and the running of private ancillary funds. Through his leadership roles at JBWere, Jason has gained extensive experience in both business strategy development and execution across a range of areas, including product and service development and people management. Prior to JBWere, Jason’s was a Chartered Accountant, working over six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen. Jason is a currently a committee member of the Victorian Adviser Committee of the Family Business Association and a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Jason has had previous experience with the health sector, working on the Investment Sub Committee of the Public Health Association.
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.