Executive Committee

USCMA Executive Committee 2018




Maggie Lawlor


Maggie completed the Masters of Coaching Psychology in 2013 and joined the executive committee in 2015 as research officer.  Maggie has a particular interest in a systems approach and in collective leadership - helping individuals utilise their own strengths in conjunction with their team’s strengths to achieve outstanding outcomes.

Mary Ann Das Neves

Vice President

Mary Ann joined the executive committee as a general committee member assisting with functions and events in 2014, and she and completed the Masters in Coaching Psychology the same year. Mary Ann's particular interests are in positive education and in coaching school leaders to develop positive and effective leadership practices.

Kaz Verma



Michelle Duby

Communication Officer

This is Michelle’s first year on the USCMA committee completing her degree in 2007.

Michelle has worked in a number of organisations to bring about growth and change by either working with people individually or securing coaches for business leaders and learning initiatives.

Michelle also contributed the Standards Australia “Handbook of Coaching” which was published in 2011.

Jo Topfer

Communication Officer

Jo completed the Master of Coaching Psychology in 2014. This is her first year on the executive committee as a general member assisting with communications. Jo has over twenty years’ experience as a coach and facilitator. She has a particular interest in using a systems based approach to help people develop their personal and organisational leadership capacity as well as optimise their own career transitions.

Aggie Lim

Professional Development & Events


Penny Holt

Professional Development & Events

Penny joined the Committee in 2018 and is focused on professional development opportunities for our members. Penny completed a Masters of Organisational Coaching in 2005 and is particularly interested in leadership development and career transition coaching. She has worked for many years in recruitment, search and career transition consulting. Her current role spans a range of talent projects including talent and succession, leadership development and coaching, learning and recruitment.

Sue Stewart

Major Events Coordinator

Sue joined the Executive Committee 2015 as the Events Co-ordinator, having completed the Master of Human Resource Management and Coaching in 2005. Sue specialises in Student Career Coaching (Years 11 & 12 students) with life effectiveness & study skills to achieve greater results in the HSC.

Tim Hicks

Member Feedback

Tim graduated with a Master in Science (Coaching Psychology) in 2012. He is the founder and head coach of an evidenced based coaching practice that supports the leadership development and performance of C-suite, executives, senior and middle managers employed by organisations in the public and private sector. He’s an active member of the committee with a focus upon research projects and professional development speakers.

Clayton Spence

Website content officer

Clayton joined the Executive Committee in 2017, having completed the Masters in Coaching Psychology in 2013.  Clayton is particularly interested in developmental and leadership coaching, and the intersection of individual development and organisational cultural change.

Arthur Gurjian

Partner Relations Officer

Arthur joined the Executive Committee in 2016 as a General Member after completing the Masters of Coaching Psychology in 2015. Arthur is an Executive Coach and Business Consultant focusing on leadership, strategic sales performance and strengths based coaching for individuals and teams.

Katrina Darnbrough

New Member Officer

Katrina is an experienced leadership coach working with leaders in small business, corporate, and government sectors. Common focus is gaining a broader perspective and building a new narrative of making the impossible possible or the unseen seen.
Katrina completed her Master of Science in Coaching psychology in 2017, and joined the USCMA committee in 2016 with a focus on member connection and experience.

Casey Featon

Student Representative


David Rickabaugh

Social media Representative

David joined the Executive Committee in 2014 as Student Representative, and he currently serves as a general overseas member from Seattle USA, focusing on technology and social media.  David is most interested in executive and workplace coaching, with a focus on developing leaders and their capability for innovation.  David completed the Masters of Coaching Psychology in 2015.

Sean O’Connor

Faculty Representative


Committee members have overall responsibility and duty of care for each area and recruit assistance and resources from other members as needed.

All members are welcome to contact the Committee with offers of help or with inspirational suggestions.