Dr Stephen Spencer


Dr. Stephen Spencer (PhD) is EquiEnergy Youth’s Co-Founder and Clinical Director. He has worked extensively in the areas of acute adult, child and adolescent mental health. Stephen is passionate about the health and well-being of young people. He has made this his life’s work and is recognised as a leader in this field by his […]

Ben Payne


Ben is a Co-Founder of EquiEnergy Youth and brings strong drive and experience in charitable work as well as business acumen. He founded and still sits on the board of a successful charity supporting Parkinson’s Disease and studied Business at Newcastle University achieving a Masters Business Administration degree with Distinction Average. Studying Corporate Governance and […]

Craig Allen


Craig is one of the founders of Equi Energy Youth.  He has spent the past 20 years working in the ‘people’ sector – staffing and HR where he has developed a strong awareness of the importance of mental well-being in society.  Craig has a post-graduate certificate in Business, has global working experience and brings to […]

Dr Caroline De Vries


Caroline grew up in the Netherlands and has been working in health for well over 30 years. For 20 years her work has been in the field of psychiatry, specialising in child and adolescent and family psychiatry. She is a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle in NSW and has trained, worked and taught […]

Dr Ashley Kable


Dr Ashley Kable is a researcher at the University of Newcastle, NSW. She has many years of experience designing, conducting and evaluating health services research projects and is committed to finding ways to improve health service delivery. Prior to being an academic, Ashley worked as a clinical nurse consultant and clinical nurse specialist in operating […]

James Stevenson


James has over 25 years experience as a corporate lawyer in the UK and Australia. He specialises in M & A and capital raising and also provides advice to boards on directors’ duties and other governance issues. He has worked for large national firms and now works as a consultant with a small specialist corporate […]

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Megan has over 20 years’ experience providing businesses with expert financial advice. She works in partnership with her clients to identify and capitalise on business growth and opportunities. She provides strategic and operational support and is passionate about getting outcomes. Megan is a Director at Prosperity Advisers Group with offices in Newcastle, Sydney and Brisbane. […]