Meet The Team

MIKE CLARK

CO-FOUNDER

As an industry advocate, Mike has a 17-year history of running events and training companies to over 70,000 people in over 4 continents. He brings this depth of experience to support the visitors, exhibitors, and sponsors to make each and every expo bigger and better. Mike is passionate about working with providers to share their stories on how they are tackling industry-wide NDIS challenges, so they can work together to find solutions.

RIVER NIGHT

CO-FOUNDER

Mr Night brings to his role almost 3 decades of sector experience across disabilities, child safety, guardianship, advocacy, youth justice, forensic services, education and community service settings in government and non-government agencies. With personal, lived experience of disability, as a carer and father, he works significantly in media and as a sector advocate. His vision is to see a Disability Sector we can all be proud of.

BERNADETTE ALIZART

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EVENTS

With many years’ experience delivering world-class events, Bernadette brings a steady hand, compassion and almost criminal organisational and logistic skills to oversee the events team in delivering national expos. A solutions-focussed communication professional driven to create bigger, better and broader experiences for people with a disability, their families, friends and carers.

BILL POULOS

SALES MANAGER

With more than 22yrs experience coaching Sales Teams in the FMCG industry. Bill brings a wealth of experience in delivering great customer service and a customer centric focussed team.

ALMA CLARK

SENIOR NATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER

With a passion for guiding others to make meaningful decisions, Alma is a world-class professional and supports DAC’s clients to the highest levels.

DEON SPANN

EVENT DIRECTOR

After being introduced to the disability sector at a young age, Deon uses his significant expericence and attention to detail to craft engaging experiences that help participants connect & enhance lives.

ROSCHI DE SILVA

SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

With a strong background in private and public sector experience for over 20 years, Roschi is excited to work closely with all the sponsors for the expos and bring value to their journey with DAC. She is keen to combine her energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence to make a positive impact in the disability sector.

CASSANDRA HAMILTON

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Having many wonderful years of nursing newborns and children in the disability sector, working in aged care and community service projects, Cassandra is passionate to connect providers to participants to offer solutions and choices.

NAOMI CZITAN

EVENTS TEAM

Passionate about the sector and helping to create inclusive events focused on connecting people. Naomi’s strengths lie in the ability to multi-task, partly thanks to her kids, and her exceptional communication skills means everybody is understood. Naomi is excited to use her customer service experience and love of organising to provide an exceptional expo for you!

PETE COCKROFT

EVENTS TEAM

With a great eye for detail and a commitment to making the expos the best they can be, Pete is DAC’s dedicated operational foreman. Pete oversees a marketing build team for registration, expo help, the support hub, entertainment and the main stage. Pete is also DAC’s friendly Entertainment Area MC showcasing the talents in the sector!

KATH TAMAYO

FINANCE AND ADMIN MANAGER

Fiercely passionate about accuracy, efficiency and supporting others so they can operate at their best.

CHLOE MCCLURE

SPONSORSHIPS TEAM & VIRTUAL EXPO TEAM

Committed to supporting others, Chloe brings significant flexibility and consistency to the team

JC DIAGO

VIDEO AND SPONSORSHIP SPECIALIST

JC brings over a decade of experience in video creation, from editing and storytelling to motion graphic design and animation. He handles all DAC video creation, adding his innovative and creative flair to the team. Equipped with a strong background as facilitator in learning and development teams, JC also plays a key role in enhancing the DAC sponsorship experience.