Emerging Leader Membership (AIMe) has a dedicated board, who bring together a dynamic, diverse and passionate group of outstanding next-generation managers from across the country.

The Emerging Leaders advisory board (ELB) within AIM promotes strategies and initiatives aimed at increasing engagement and opportunities for our Emerging Leader Members. The ELB is made up of passionate leaders across Australia who recognise the importance of supporting and promoting good leadership and management practice at all stages of your career, assisting you to:


Meet like-minded young professionals across a range of industries and build a network for future opportunities.


We want to put you in the spotlight! It’s critical for future leaders to have a voice in the community and as an emerging leader, we will help you do that.


Self-development and continuous learning are the foundations for personal growth and success.

What ties the Emerging Leaders category together is the aspirational nature of its members as they work towards becoming and setting best practice for future leaders.

“As an Emerging Leader, I have found the initiatives at AIM such as the mentoring program, events, online resources and magazine invaluable stepping stones to take my leadership development to the next level. As a member of AIM, I have been able to grow my network and build my profile through opportunities like the Emerging Leaders Board. I encourage Emerging Leaders to join AIM, get involved and experience the benefits of membership.” Kimberley Britt, Chair, Emerging Leaders Board

Join the next generation of leaders, and together let’s build a better world. For more information visit http://emergingleaders.myaim.com.au/ or call 1300 661 061

Meet the current Board

Kimberley Britt AFAIM (Chair)

Kimberley Britt is an emerging leader with a passion to make a difference. As Chair of AIM’s Emerging Leaders Board, Kimberley has been proactive in fostering engagement and opportunities for young and emerging leaders to reach their potential.

As an experienced Project Manager and Communication Specialist, Kimberley has worked across aviation and government industries to lead and manage significant change. A budding entrepreneur, Kimberley believes passion is a driving force in career decisions.

Stephanie McConachy AIMM

Stephanie has always been interested in what drives people's behaviour which is what initially led her to marketing. With a strong background in marketing and communications and a focus on B2B, Stephanie's experience has been varied from working in a three person strong startup through to her current role in a global advisory firm.

As a Senior Marketing Manager at PwC, as well as leading the local marketing strategy in Adelaide, Stephanie is one of five in the National Marketing Leadership team where she has management oversight of all other State Marketers. In this role Stephanie creates and implements national marketing strategies that uniquely position the organisation in the relevant state market. Following her own interests, Stephanie has developed a Personal Branding Program which is being rolled out to high performing PwC partners nationally.

Supporting and developing managers and leaders has always been a passion of hers. Stephanie has been involved with the Australian Institute of Management for a number of years, first as part of the Young Professionals Group in SA, latterly serving as Chair, and currently as a member of the Emerging Leaders Advisory Board.

Rob Soros AFAIM

Rob Soros is an experienced risk and reputation management consultant with a track record of helping organisations negotiate threatening issues and develop influential strategy. Utilising experience gained in Australia and China, he specialises in risk communication strategy, issues and crisis management, in-house team management and social license to operate.

Recently Rob has project managed multi-national clients in pharmaceutical, racing and palm oil industries. He has also advised and supported risk communication and crisis management projects for animal welfare and export projects as well as facilitated workshops with executive teams to assess and de-risk organisations with a focus on sustainable business development.

Rob has a Bachelor of Public Relations and is undertaking further studies in corporate financial analysis and decision-making while completing his MBA at the University of Melbourne. He is an Associate Fellow at the Australian Institute of Management and Chair of its Emerging Leaders Board.

Michael Sterry AFAIM

Michael is an engineering professional with experience on projects up to $AU3.5 billion in value within Australia, and internationally with a Fortune 500 company.

After graduating from Monash University, he worked as consultant with Beca within infrastructure, utilities, mining and industrials. Michael moved to Norway in 2012 to design and build drillships with Cameron International.

Returning to Beca as a Project Manager, he is currently providing advisory services to Melbourne Airport. He is studying his M.B.A. at Melbourne Business School.

Stephanie Lorenzo AIMM

Stephanie is the founder and CEO of PROJECT FUTURES a not for profit organization that raises awareness and funds for anti-human trafficking projects in Australia and Cambodia.

In 2014 Stephanie was named one of The Financial Review and Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence and joined AIM’s Emerging Leaders Board in 2015 after being named as one of their 30 under 30 achievers. 

Melissa Sinopoli AIMM (Deputy Chair)

Melissa Sinopoli is the Commercial Practice Group Leader at MacDonnells Law, overseeing the 40+ commercial team state-wide.

She practices predominantly in the areas of corporate and commercial law and has experience in a variety of commercial matters and has advised small, medium and large businesses, private companies, public companies and not-for-profit organisations in an array of industries, as well as government-owned corporations and local governments.

Melissa was a finalist in the national Lawyers Weekly Senior Associate of the year in 2015 and has previously won the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland lawyer of the year Award. Melissa is also a Board member of various Boards and is the CEO and Founder of an innovative digital start-up in the legal space.

Eve Vickerson AIMM

Eve Vickerson is a marketing and communications professional residing in Brisbane. She has previously worked as an urban planner and a cat herder (also known as a Project Manager).

Eve got involved in the Emerging Leaders board to help younger people transition into leadership having experienced this challenge firsthand.

She is no stranger at rising to meet a challenge having obtained a degree in urban and regional town planning, a diploma of project management, a graduate certificate in business administration and is currently completing a masters in marketing at the Queensland University of Technology. 

Rebecca McSwiney AIMM

Rebecca is a passionate marketer and leader. The pace, the continuous development in the digital space and ability to be dynamic are just some of the many things that she loves about the ever evolving business landscape.

She has been personally acknowledged as the 2015 Australian Institute of Management Young Manager of the Year and is based in South East Queensland.