Board of Directors, Australia
Anne-Marie Cade, LLB
Anne-Marie has a diverse range of qualifications and experience in dealing with separating families. She’s a nationally accredited mediator; trained as a divorce coach, NLP master practitioner, parenting coordinator and family dispute resolution practitioner; and qualified as a lawyer, having been admitted to the Victorian Bar in 2006. She’s also a Churchill Fellow, adjunct lecturer at the College of Law and city councillor in Victoria. As founder of Divorce Right, she’s passionate about helping separating families and believes strongly in the importance of early interventions.
Karen is the author of From Bullied to Brilliant, a fresh look at the nature of bullying and how best to deal with it, and director of Powerful Positive People. A qualified Trainer of NLP and Time Line Therapy® Coach, Karen helps children, adults, performers and athletes overcome confidence and self-esteem issues. Karen has a broad understanding of the dynamics of personal interactions, particularly bullying and social isolation, through both her professional and personal life. As a coach, she has seen how even the most hostile of parents, in seemingly intractable disputes with ex-partners, can be supported and coached towards better outcomes for themselves and their families.
David Curl, MA (Oxon), PhD
Film-maker, scientist and writer, David’s career bridges art and science. An award-winning cinematographer, director and producer, he has created and worked on numerous international films, produced media for TV, radio, print and online, and worked in science and wildlife conservation. He has been a long-time contributor to policy development in a number of fields, and a board member of industry guilds and non-profits for the past two decades. He is currently CEO of the Two Wishes Foundation and For Kids Sake, a registered Australian charity, and an active member of a Cafcass UK Advisory Board improving practices relating to family violence and separation.
Cheryl is a certified divorce coach, accredited mediator and author of the “The Divorce Tango“. She’s a regular media contributor on TV, radio and in print in Australia and the USA.
After an 18-year career at a Global IT company leading transformational change programs, she found that the most difficult change & transformation she had to manage was her own divorce. Challenged and driven by her own experiences, she founded the online Divorce Centre with the ethos that “divorce isn’t the end – it’s a new beginning”.
Born and raised on the South Island of New Zealand, Toni is an award-winning technical producer with a career in radio at both New Zealand’s and Australia’s national broadcasters. Having undertaken courses in life coaching, explored family therapy practices, and volunteered as a Counsellor with Youthline in New Zealand, she brings a wealth of practical experiences and ideas to the work of Two Wishes. She has been a Board Member of For Kids Sake since 2018. She has two sons and is passionate about ensuring that all children get the best possible start in life.
Two Wishes International
Our international executive comprises family court judges, child psychiatrists, life coaches, media and many other professionals in six countries, from the USA to Australia, from London to Shanghai.
Our work crosses many boundaries and covers many disciplines – from media and communications to social policy and family law. Eight separate Advisory Boards convene quarterly to give advice and make recommendations to our Executive and Board of Directors. These prominently include the views of Young People, First Nations peoples, social and community workers, and health and media professionals.
We currently have representatives in eleven countries and five continents. In addition to working with Two Wishes in each country, many contribute to our international campaign and to issues that are universal: the importance, for instance, for all children of being able to maintain and develop positive relationships with all who love and care for them.