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Board member profiles

Board member profiles

GIULIANA BAGGOLEY Appointed August 2011

G Baggoley

Giuliana Baggoley is an optometrist in clinical practice and is also employed as clinical policy adviser for Optometrists Association Australia.

Giuliana has previously served on the Optometrist Association of Australia Boards and currently serves on the ACT Clinical Senate and her local school board.

The majority of her professional life has been spent in rural and regional Australia and she now lives in Canberra where she is married with two young children.

Giuliana’s interests include health, media and the arts. Giuliana thrives on community involvement. “I am interested in people’s stories and I value how different experiences and lifestyles enrich a community.”

JACK MANNING BANCROFT Appointed August 2011

J Bancroft Manning

At 19 years of age and in the third year of his Media and Communications degree, Jack founded the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), partnering 25 Indigenous and non-Indigenous university student volunteer Mentors with 25 Indigenous students from Alexandria Park Community School in a pilot Program.

Jack has since become the CEO of AIME and in 2012 the Program now operates out of 10 university campuses across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Heading up a group of 42 staff, Jack and the team are currently working with close to 1000 university student volunteers who will mentor over 1000 Indigenous high school students in 2012. The Program is currently increasing the Indigenous rates of school completion and university admission across the East Coast of Australia – to the point where some of our sites are already exceeding local and national averages.

At 27 years of age Jack's vision is to see Indigenous high school students finishing school and entering universities at the same rate as their fellow Australians.

Jack was the 2010 NSW Young Australian of The Year, has recently been awarded the Young People’s Australian Human Rights Medal and was also the University of Sydney’s 2010 Young Alumni of the Year.

SIBYLLA BUDD Appointed August 2006

Sibylla Budd grew up in Canberra and moved to Melbourne to study acting at the Victorian College of the Arts, where she graduated with a degree in dramatic art.

Since then, Sibylla has shot to prominence with her role in the Australian drama, The Secret Life of Us, and Australian feature film The Bank. Her other television work has included roles in The Farm, All Saints, Something In The Air, Kath and Kim, Sea Patrol and Canal Road.

Sibylla's film credits include September, The Bank, The Book of Revelation, September and The Bet, for which she was nominated for an AFI award for best supporting actress in 2007. Sibylla has also worked solidly in theatre with the Melbourne Theatre Company, Company B (Belvoir street theatre), The Griffin, Newtheatricals, and The Queensland Theatre Company.

MARIA COSMIDIS Appointed August 2011

M Cosmidis

Maria Cosmidis is currently employed by the South West Sydney Community Legal Centre as the Executive Officer. She has a long history of working in the field of multicultural affairs, being the current Chairperson of the Metro Migrant Resource Centre and sitting on that board for over 10 years.

Maria is currently undertaking her Masters of Management as part of a scholarship with the Australian Sports Commission’s “Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women”. She is also a member of the “Next Generation of Corporate Leaders” program initiated by Women on Boards and UBS Investment Bank.

She is also one of the producers of a movie review show on a local Sydney radio station and enjoys heated debate amongst co-reviewers on the latest film releases.

A passionate sport participant and fan, Maria enjoys watching and playing sport and spending time with her young daughter. Being of Greek heritage, Maria and her family travel to Greece regularly. 

BARBARA DAVID Appointed August 2008

Barbara David has broad experience with both young and mature-age Australians. Her career has included time spent as a high school music teacher as well as a lecturer and researcher in social and child psychology at the Australian National University.
Barbara has retired from lecturing and is currently reliving the student experience, undertaking a TAFE Diploma in Visual Arts. She was awarded Arts and Media Student of the Year in 2007.
Barbara's passion for informed investigation of social issues continues in her ongoing supervision of PhD students. Their research covers topics such as the role of modeling (imitation) in children's gendered behaviour, and the part played by perceptions of capability in the perpetuation of inequality in the workplace.

KHOA DO Appointed August 2006

K DoKhoa Do was born in Vietnam, but left with his parents and brother in a small fishing boat in 1980. They arrived in Australia and settled in Western Sydney, where Khoa developed a passion for storytelling and cinema. 
Khoa began working in the performing arts in the late 1990s, developing and producing a number of shows and films. Over the years, he has worked extensively with marginalised communities in film – working with homeless youths, former prisoners and refugees of many nationalities. Khoa's works include Footy Legends in 2006, starring Anh Do, Angus Sampson and Claudia Karvan. His first feature film, The Finished People, was a gritty and realistic story about at-risk adolescents on the edge of survival.
Khoa has been nominated for AFI Awards, IF Awards, Film Critic’s Circle of Australia Awards and was recently awarded prizes at the Orlando, Canada and Vietnamese International Film Festivals.
In 2012, Khoa wrote and directed a mini-series on capital punishment, Better Man, starring David Wenham, Bryan Brown and Claudia Karvan. 
Khoa has also worked as a volunteer with Open Family Australia at Cabramatta in Sydney, assisting at-risk youths. He was awarded Bankstown City's Young Citizen of the Year Award in 2002. In January 2005, Khoa was announced as Young Australian of the Year, the first-ever filmmaker to have been awarded the accolade.

FIONA GILES Appointed August 2013

K Do

A well-known writer and editor, Fiona is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, where she has worked since 2005. Fiona is on the editorial advisory board of Australian Feminist Studies and Outskirts: Feminisms Along the Edge.
Since graduating in English Literature from Oxford University Fiona has worked in publishing, editing and print journalism and has published six books, 11 book chapters, and numerous journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Her books include Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts (2003) with her most recent publication ‘Reinstating Pleasure in Reality: Promoting Breastfeeding Through Ars Erotica’, appearing in Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities (2012).
Fiona’s current research interests include literary journalism, creative non-fiction, feature writing, and textual analysis, together with health communications and social marketing, particularly the role of pleasure in health promotion. She has featured in two documentaries on breastfeeding, Milk Men: Can We Deliver? (2003) and Breast Milk (2012) and is interested in representations of breastfeeding and maternal sexuality.
Fiona lives in Sydney with her two teenage sons.

KAREN HAYNES Appointed August 2011

K Haynes

Karen is from Brisbane and since 2008 she has been a Queensland Baptist Pastor.  She is Associate Pastor at Windsor Road Baptist Church, and Brisbane city congregation.  Her ministry primarily focuses on young adults and newcomers to Australia. 
She also works for Australian Baptist's Cross-Cultural Agency, Global Interaction. As “Young Adults Consultant” for Queensland, she works across the state to increase awareness and involvement in cross-cultural work. 
Karen is also a member of Queensland Baptist’s Administrative Services Group, the property and finance committee of Queensland Baptists.
Karen has worked with young people and their families since she was teenager. She began her working career in administration and business roles, after completing a Bachelor of Business, but then changed direction and completed a Master of Divinity and a Graduate Diploma of Ministry through Malyon College a member of the Australian College of Theology.

NATHAN HINDMARSH Appointed August 2011

N Hindmarsh

Nathan Hindmarsh is considered one of Australian rugby league’s great forwards. He captained the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League (NRL) as well as playing his entire 330-game, 15-year career with the Eels.  
Since retiring in 2012 he has taken on roles as the National Rugby League (NRL) game development coordinator and will be part of the Fox Sports team, hosting and co-hosting a number of sport and rugby league shows.
Nathan was also a New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative second-row forward. He was the first player to make 10,000 tackles in the NRL.
Nathan five times, consecutively, received the Provan Summons award (most popular player in rugby league) and has also been named ‘Women’s favourite Son’ at the annual Women in League awards for the past three years.
He was also the 2009 recipient of the Ken Stephens medal for outstanding services to charity. His dedication to community programs such as Can Assist, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Hope Rwanda, The Nathan Hindmarsh Cup and his ongoing work with numerous One Community programs secured him the medal.
Nathan grew up in country New South Wales.
He is married to Bonnie and they have three boys - Archie, Buster and Rowdy.

SOPHIE KOWALD Appointed August 2006

S Kowald

Sophie works at the Australian Communications and Media Authority and is a Master of Laws candidate at the University of Melbourne. Previously Sophie has worked as a research fellow on cross-border tobacco advertising control at the Centre for Media and Communications Law, a judicial associate in the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia and as a casual university academic in law and media studies.

For many years, Sophie has been a singer in choirs around the country, including The Australian Voices, Canticum, The Melbourne Chorale and, most recently, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Sophie was born in Canberra and raised in Brisbane. She now lives between Sydney and Melbourne with her husband and daughter.

JOHN LEE Appointed August 2006

J Lee

John is the Chief Executive of the Australasian Casino Association. He is responsible for delivering the strategic and operational outcomes for the organisation.


Early in his career, John worked in hospitality including an extended period working for some major Australian iconic resorts. John has also held senior positions in Government, notably as head of communications and marketing for transport for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and as a Director General in NSW.  He has run major transport logistic companies and prior to this role John was the CEO of the Tourism and Transport Forum (Australia).


John has spent most of his life based in western Sydney where he has been involved in numerous community and charity projects.  John is married and his family includes two daughters and a son.

PAULA McNAMARA Appointed August 2008

P McNamara

Growing up with parents in the hospitality industry, Paula made her first coffee at 15 and has worked in a variety of cafes and restaurants in Melbourne, Sydney and London. Working in businesses focused on food Paula loves the sense of community and familiarity that builds up over time between regular customers and staff—in a big anonymous city, the local cafe and shops can be a small haven of neighbourliness.

Returning to study Paula recently finished an Arts Degree at Sydney University, majoring in English literature and Australian History. With an interest in theatre, film and television, time constraints have made television her main form of entertainment. She loves documentaries, particularly stories about real people and the challenges life throws our way.

Paula lives in Sydney with her teenage daughter.

NIGEL MILAN, AM Appointed August 2011

N Milan AM

Now a professional non-executive director, most of Nigel’s career has been in television and broadcasting, in the Australian and New Zealand public and private sectors. Nigel, who has held numerous non-executive directorships in not for profit organisations, was a member of the board of the Fred Hollows Foundation from 1997 to 2007 (Chair from 2002) and National Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) from October 2006 until October 2010.

While Managing Director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) from 1998 until 2006, SBS television and radio audiences grew significantly as did the quantity and quality of Australian (including Indigenous) produced programs on the network. 
In Australia, Nigel had a successful commercial radio career in CEO and leadership roles in the Macquarie, Bond Radio and ARN networks. He was Chief Executive Officer of Radio New Zealand from 1991-1995.

Currently Nigel is on the Board of the Sydney Catchment Authority, Chairs the Advisory Board of The Australian School of Performing Arts and is Vice Chair of Special Olympics Australia.
He and his wife Judi own a small cattle farm in the Southern Highlands of NSW. His daughter Lucy is a teaching musician and singer, she lives in London.

JAIME PHILLIPS Appointed August 2011

J Phillips

Jaime Phillips’ career has taken her to regional and remote communities across Western Australia. Working in the private sector, Jaime develops community strategies for large resource and infrastructure projects. As a director of Palea Project Associates, Jaime moves between corporate offices, construction sites, mines and remote towns.  She is inspired by projects that create jobs, address disadvantage and capture the imagination of local and Indigenous people in the regions. 
Jaime has an honours degree in History and English from the University of Western Australia and is involved in Perth’s creative sector. She volunteers on urban design and art groups and is fascinated by plans to revitalise the cityscape of Perth. 
Jaime has served on the National Advisory Council of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Advisory Committee of the Western Australian Maritime Museum.

PETER PHILLIPS Appointed August 2011

P Phillips

Peter grew up in Frankston and now lives with his wife and two young sons, Will and Tom, in Melbourne. 
Following university, Peter worked in Canberra as an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury, and has maintained an interest in economics and regulatory policy since then.  Peter is the director of a small regulatory and governance consultancy, specialising environmental and regulatory frameworks. 
Peter has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), Master of Applied Finance and Master of Regulatory Studies, and is currently working on a regulatory history of Victoria for his PhD. He has a keen interest in Australian history and is in receipt of a research grant to write a history of Australia in the First World War.  
Peter is involved in a number of small community groups, including his sons’ football team and various church committees.  Peter also serves as a Justice of the Peace and is a board member for an organisation working with people with disabilities

GRAHAM RIXON Appointed August 2008

G Rixon

Graham Rixon is currently engaged in part-time educational consultancy work particularly in the areas of school registration, middle schooling, technology in education, strategic planning and executive coaching. 
He stepped down as Principal of Penrhos College a Uniting Church School, Perth, Western Australia at the end of 2007 - a position he held since September 1986. 
Graham is a passionate educator and has worked on a number of state and national committees aiming to improve the quality of education in both government and non-government schools. He is currently an Educational Consultant for the Western Australian Department of Educational Services.
Graham is the Chairman of the Amanda Young Meningococcal Septicemia Foundation - a non-profit organisation working in the area of community awareness, survivor and carer support and offering grants for research to develop a Meningococcal Type B vaccine. 
Graham grew up in Melbourne where, along with his career in education, he was active with Lifeline and his local Uniting Church. He moved to Perth in 1986 with his wife, Meredith and two children. Graham and Meredith share interests in travel, reading, cycling and kayaking.

JOSEPHINE TIDDY Appointed August 2006

J Tiddy

Dr Josephine Tiddy is the Managing Director of JTCT Consultants specialising in dispute resolution and organisational wellness. She provides strategic, legislative, governance and policy advice and investigates, mediates and resolves disputes to organisations in educational and not for profit sectors.

Josephine is a director with over 20 years experience, currently serving on various boards and statutory committees and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 
Prior to establishing JTCT in 2000, Josephine was Commissioner for Equal Opportunity in South Australia, administering State and Federal laws for 16 years, as a statutory office holder and the Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunity Commission. 
During that time, she successfully managed and promoted controversial and complex legislative and social changes throughout South Australia and nationally - changes which have been accepted as common practice and integrated into the Australian community. 
Josephine has written widely on equality, fair treatment and discrimination. Her book, It’s Just Not Fair, describes the personal stories of Australians, supported by the law, who confronted and changed the way our society thinks, works and lives.
She was awarded an honorary doctorate by The Flinders University of South Australia in recognition of her national contribution to administrative law, public policy, dispute resolution and legislative reform.
Josephine is actively involved with the community and has extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of community views. She is a Justice of the Peace and has worked with people from the early years of a nursing career, which she followed by establishing and managing the first Australian Nurse Counselling Service, at the South Australian Women’s and Children’s Hospital. 

CRAIG WHITE Appointed August 2008

C WhiteCraig has served as a Queensland police officer for almost 20 years.
He has been awarded both the National Service Medal for 15 years Police Service and the Queensland Police Service Medal for good conduct.
Craig has served throughout Queensland including 10 years working in remote communities in Far Northern and Central Western Queensland. During that time he was involved in implementing a number of publicly funded projects aimed at reducing substance abuse and domestic violence.
As well as being a serving member on numerous boards and committees, Craig is currently involved in a number of community organisations. He holds a Masters Degree in Business, Graduate Diploma in Human Resources and a Diploma in Public Safety (Policing).
Craig is married and has three children and enjoys spending spare time with his family.

PETER WILLIAMS Appointed August 2011

P Williams

Peter Williams is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia and a Visiting Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong, where he was previously Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Before working at the University of Wollongong, Peter was the Director of Scientific and Consumer Affairs at Kellogg for three years, and previously worked as the Chief Dietitian and Food Services Manager at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
Peter has been an active researcher in nutrition in Australia, with over 100 peer reviewed publications. He has served on National Health and Medical Research Council working parties for the review of Dietary Guidelines for Australia and the review of Nutrient Reference Values, and is a member of the steering committee for the Heart Foundation's Pick the Tick program. He has also conducted consultancy projects with the NSW Department of Health to help develop Nutrition Standards for Adult Hospital Inpatients.
Peter is among those selected to be on the Federal Government’s The National Food Policy Working Group which includes representatives from supermarkets chains, farmers, service providers and leading scientists.  From 2005-2011 Peter was a member of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand and now serves on the Therapeutic Goods Authority's Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines (ACCM).
In his spare time Peter enjoys cycling, bushwalking and yoga.


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