The GreenX7 Board of Advisors

Many years of research and development has lead us to develop what we now call the X7.

This could not have been accomplished without the extensive knowledge, on-going support, motivation, and brilliance of both our GreenX7 Facilitators and Board of Advisors. Thank you also to the thousands of participants that we’ve had the pleasure of connecting to themselves, others and the natural environment through our workshops.

Smart People with Big Hearts


Professor John Fraser

GreenX7 Board of Advisors


Professor John Fraser is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where he received fellowships in Medicine and Anaesthesia during his basic ICU training. He arrived in Australia in a second hand kilt via Russia, Mongolia and China via the Trans Siberian Railway. He completed his ICU training in Brisbane prior to his PhD on burns and smoke inhalation injury through University of Queensland.

He is a pre-eminent Intensivist at The Prince Charles Hospital, where he founded and heads the multi disciplinary Critical Care Research Group, the largest group of its kind in Australasia. He is the Director of ICU at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane, and has 5 professorial appointments.

Professor Fraser currently supervises over 20 PhD, MPhil and honours students in medicine, surgery, basic science, engineering and allied health fields across 7 laboratories. Since the inception of CCRG in 2004, the group has earned more than $29 million dollars (AUD) in grants and industry funding. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and multiple book chapters.

In 2014 the group was awarded The Centre for Research Excellence (one of only of six clinical CRE’s) in Australasia looking at the development and utilisation of bionic hearts and lungs, collaborating throughout Australia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Professor Fraser was the co-founder and chief medical officer of BiVACOR, a total artificial heart and the Medical Director for the Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering Laboratory.

He is the proud father of 5 great children and is supported by the beautiful Katrina, who says she has six children!

Josie Thomson BOA

Josie Thomson

GreenX7 Board of Advisors

Josie Thomson combines fifteen years of corporate experience with BHP Minerals and Coal, and almost two decades of coaching to corporate executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders. She is a multi-award winning coach, speaker, trainer, mentor, author, single mother and two-time cancer survivor. Josie has consulted with private and corporate client companies world-wide. She is Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support and Veterans for Youth, and has completed masters studies in Neuroscience of Leadership. Josie was awarded International Gold Stevie Award for Maverick of the Year (Difference Maker) for 2014, The Women In Business Coach/Mentor of the Year 2014 Silver Award in New York City, and is a former Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist. Combining direct personal experience, a genuine passion for enhancing human potential and her neuroscience studies, Josie shares exciting scientific advances in the field of resilience which provides answers and tools to increase personal resilience and effectiveness in fostering resilience in others. Josie is an avid lover of nature and has a daily morning ritual which connects her to Source and the wonders of our natural environment.

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Ron Frederickson

GreenX7 Board of Advisors


Director of a private consulting firm with over 30 years relevant industry experience and has been a Non-Executive Director of an ASX listed company.  Ron has filled CIO roles and provided strategic consulting services to a variety of organisations around the world. Ron specialises in the strategic assessment of business and technology alignment and value. This incorporates the creation of vision and direction together with establishing the governance to deliver measurable results. Working with global businesses and single focused businesses he has demonstrated results in improving alignment of business with delivering value, based on excellent relationship skills.

He is big believer in stepping back to enjoy the simple things in life while having a clear purpose. His family and health are his number one priority. Everything else fits in around these priorities. GreenX7 embodies all the elements that he values daily and ensure he lives life to the fullest potential every day.

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Janelle van de Velde

GreenX7 Board of Advisors


A seasoned Executive Officer, C-suite Corporate Services Leader and Company Secretary, Janelle van de Velde has forged a successful career maturing the capabilities of ambitious start-up enterprises into global, publicly listed corporations. Over the fifteen years, she has progressed through a series of executive leadership roles advancing the strategic growth objectives of organisations in the resources and technology sectors based in Australia, Singapore and United States.

Naturally commercial with an acute understanding of the need for both agility and governance in achieving scale, Janelle offers a track record in establishing the appropriate frameworks to set businesses on the path of profitable business growth and global expansion. Janelle is a collaborative executive leader who is committed to leaving businesses in a better place than they were, through bold thinking and rigorous structure. She believes that high performance is a result of creating work environments that inspire and motivate all stakeholders to deliver results, together.

Graduated from Bond University with Executive Master of Business Administration and currently studying for a Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance she is an avid learner.

Mark Olsen

Mark Olsen

GreenX7 Board of Advisors

Mark is General Manager of EarthCheck, a not-for-profit environmental consulting and certification program operating in over 70 countries.  As a consultant Mark provides solutions to some of the world’s leading corporations and destinations on sustainable business practices, investment, and workforce development. Mark’s workshops and conference presentations have been televised live, posted on National, State and Regional websites and cover topics as broad as regional economic development, risk and crisis management, tourism, social media, and Local Government Engagement.


Liz Horne

GreenX7 Board of Advisors

Liz Horne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the delivery of quality outdoor programs. She has been held a variety of key leadership roles in outdoor education, camping, community recreation and sector performance in both Australia and the USA. Liz has led staff teams from 20 to 250+ staff, and has remained passionate about supporting these staff to be the best person they can be. She currently works on strategic development projects for Outdoors NSW and is project leading the review of the Outdoor Recreation Training Package Product for SkillsIQ. Liz estimates that she has played a part in 100,000’s of children and adults accessing the outdoors in her 30+ years as an outdoor professional. She has seen first-hand how time spent in nature can change someone’s perspective on life.

Liz has a Diploma of Community Recreation, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, is a Graduate of Sydney Leadership – Social Leadership Australia program 2015.