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Board member profiles

Board member profiles

GIULIANA BAGGOLEY Appointed August 2011

G Baggoley

Giuliana Baggoley is an optometrist and State Eyecare Manager with Luxottica.

A former Policy Adviser with Optometry Australia (OA), Giuliana has previously served on OA state councils and is a member of the ACT Clinical Senate.

The majority of Giuliana's 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 love people’s stories and I value how different experiences and lifestyles enrich a community.”

JACK MANNING BANCROFT Appointed August 2011

J Bancroft Manning

At 29 years of age Jack Manning Bancroft is the CEO and Founder of AIME. In 2005, then a 19-year-old uni student, Jack founded the AIME Program with 25 Indigenous kids in Redfern. AIME incorporated in 2008 and Jack became a CEO at the age of 22.

Jack is now one of Australia's youngest CEOs leading a team of nearly 100 staff across the country. Today, AIME works with over 3,500 Indigenous high school students and 1,250 university student acting as mentors across five states in Australia.

Over the last four years, AIME students have finished school at almost the same rate as every Australian child. By 2018, AIME seeks to expand across the nation to connect with 10,000 Indigenous high school kids annually—that's roughly one quarter of the Indigenous high school population—and have all of these kids finishing school at the same rate as every Australian child.

Jack was named 2010 NSW Young Australian of the Year, 2010 Young People's Australian Human Rights Medallist and received the University of Sydney 2010 Young Alumni of the Year Award.

Jack is also the CEO and a Founder of one Free Feb and a graduate of the University of Sydney and Stanford.

SUE BOYCE – Appointed September 2014

Sue Boyce

Sue served as a Queensland Senator for seven years, retiring on 30 June 2014. She was first elected by the Queensland Parliament on 19 April 2007 to fill a casual Senate vacancy, and then elected in her own right at the Federal election on 24 November 2007.

She is a company director, former journalist and public relations practitioner with experience in Queensland, Victoria, PNG and the UK. She was based in Melbourne for more than 20 years before returning to Queensland, in 1994, to work with her family's manufacturing company. The company, established in 1926, employs about 200 people, and is a manufacturer, importer and exporter of products used primarily in the water and wastewater industries. Sue has a strong understanding of issues faced by Australian business, especially manufacturers and family companies.

During her time in the Senate, Sue’s roles included Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs which oversees the Departments of Health, Social Services and Human Services and associated legislation, and Deputy Chair of the Joint Committee for Corporations and Financial Services which has statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Sue remains committed to improving the political participation rates of women. She continues her work as a disability advocate and is a past president of the Down Syndrome Association of Queensland (DSAQ).

She is also a past president of the Liberal Women's Council (Qld). She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), a Masters of Business and is a Fellow and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Most importantly, she is the mother of three adult children and grandmother of four.

MARIA COSMIDIS Appointed August 2011

M Cosmidis

Maria Cosmidis is currently employed by the South West Sydney Community Legal Centre as the Executive Officer. The Legal Centre provides free legal advice to those unable to afford a lawyer, and supports many hundreds of women affected by domestic violence every year.

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 12 years. Maria is actively involved in many multicultural events and programs in Sydney.

Maria has a Bachelor of Arts/Social Work, and a Masters of Management from UTS, having been granted a scholarship with the Australian Sports Commission’s “Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women” to undertake this further study.

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.

PAUL DOORN  Appointed September 2014

P Doorn

Paul is Executive Director of Sport and Recreation in the NSW Office for Sport. In this position, he leads the development of strategic directions for sport and recreation in NSW linked to government priorities and NSW 2021 outcomes.

He was Chief Executive Officer of Institute of Public Administration (NSW) between 2009 and 2012.

Paul spent two years working in the Abu Dhabi Education Council managing a major public private partnership program for schools in the Emirate and providing leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality educational support to schools in the Emirate.

He has also worked in curriculum development and as a classroom teacher in the NSW government system. He has a Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and most recently was awarded a Graduate Diploma of Public Administration.

A passionate sport participant and fan, when he’s not at work Paul likes to spend time supporting his wife and two daughters in their sporting endeavours, and when time permits you will often find him out in the early morning riding his bike with friends and thousands of other MAMILs.

FIONA GILES Appointed August 2013

F Giles

A well-known writer and editor, Fiona is Senior Lecturer and Chair of 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, "The Magazine that Isn’t”: The Future of Features Online published in TEXT in April 2014.

Fiona’s current research interests include creative non-fiction, long-form journalism, and feature writing, together with health communications and 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, a Brisbane city congregation. Her ministry primarily focuses on multi-cultural young adults, youth and mission.

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. As part of this work Karen meets with young adults from across Queensland, helping them to contribute to mission and community work in countries with the greatest need.

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. She is currently enjoying learning through the Arrow Leadership program, developing emerging leaders in the Australian Evangelical sector.

In her spare time Karen enjoys being a part of her local community. Libraries and parks are her destination of choice, while she is on a first name basis with the coffee shop owners in the area. She hopes to continue to find ways to contribute to the well-being of her city and local area.

SOPHIE KOWALD Appointed August 2006

S Kowald

Sophie works at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and recently completed a Master of Laws 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 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. As the mother of two young children, she currently holds memberships with her local playgroup, toy library and breastfeeding association.

Born in Canberra and raised in Brisbane, Sophie is now Sydney-based, but has spent significant amounts of time in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast in recent years.

JAY LAGA’AIA Appointed September 2014

Jay is an actor with over 30 years in the entertainment industry, Jay has worked in many different fields, including stage, radio, film and TV in Australia, New Zealand and the US. He has performed in many TV series including Water Rats, Xena: Warrior Princess and Home and Away. He is also a well-known presenter on long-running children’s show Play School and has recorded several children’s albums and toured with his Jays Place shows. Jay has recently been working on a new pre-school show, Jays Jungle, which will go to air in 2015.

A three time Aria nominated recording artist, Jay has won the Sydney Critics award for best live Children’s Show. He co-produces songs for Scholastic Reading Books and works closely with the State Libraries of Australia performing impromptu shows for the unsuspecting public.

Since 2012 Jay has been the Ambassador for Queensland Kindergartens. He is also an Ambassador of the Lets Read Foundation in Victoria and for Playgroup Victoria as well. Jay has been an Ambassador for the Touched by Olivia Foundation since 2008 and is very proud of his association with all his foundations.

Theatrically, Jay played the lead character Mufasa in the long running production of The Lion King and starred in Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The New Rocky Horror Picture Show, Westside Story and Sweet Charity.

Born in South Auckland, New Zealand, Jay is of Samoan descent. He has been married to Sandra since 1990. He has eight children and three grandchildren.

GINA LEE Appointed September 2014

G Lee

Gina was born and grew up in Sydney but some years ago underwent a tree-change and moved to central western NSW with her husband and family. Prior to her move, Gina worked as an intellectual property lawyer in a top tier Sydney corporate law firm. Since then, she has worked as a legal editor and as a government lawyer. She also spent some time working with the community as a criminal lawyer with Legal Aid. She is currently completing her Masters of Laws.

Gina is involved in many aspects of life in the central west—work, school, church and the arts, particularly with the local music conservatorium of which she is an active member and avid supporter. She particularly enjoys playing cello with her local orchestra. She has taught scripture in a local public school, is an involved member of her church and has been active in a local resident action group.

As a second-generation Korean-Australian, Gina has a particular interest in questions of displacement—spiritual, cultural and physical—and completed her undergraduate English Literature Honours thesis on this area.

She is the mother of three children and loves a good cup of coffee with friends, training in Tae Kwon Do and going on long drives.

WILLIAM McINNES Appointed September 2014

W McInnes

William is one of the most accomplished and popular actors on the Australian landscape today. Equally at home in theatre, film and television, comedy and drama, he has played lead and supporting roles in some of Australia’s most successful and memorable productions.

In television, William has shone in dramatic lead roles in The Shark Net, My Brother Jack, Blue Heelers, Stepfather of the Bride, Seachange, the critically acclaimed ABC telemovie Curtin, about Australia’s wartime Prime Minister and in the hard hitting SBS television series East West 101. William most recently starred in the ABC telemovie, Dangerous Remedy, and alongside Claudia Karvan in The Time Of Our Lives.

William received the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2005 cinema feature film, Look Both Ways, as well as an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for his performance in Unfinished Sky (2007). In 2009, William featured in David Caesar’s Prime Mover and Blessed directed by Ana Kokkinos and in early 2011, William was in the New Zealand feature, The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell, directed by Brendan Donovan.

William’s stage performances further highlight his career. Performances include Don Juan for Sydney Theatre Company, Macbeth for Melbourne Theatre Company and Darcy for both company’s landmark productions of Pride and Prejudice. Most recently, William appeared in Equus for Perth Theatre Company and My Fair Lady in New Zealand.

William is also an author of seven books, including Worse Things Happen at Sea, which he co-wrote with his late wife Sarah Watt, and was awarded the 2012 Indie Non Fiction Book of the Year. His most recent book The Birdwatcher, was published in November 2013.

 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 and executive coach, 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 Greater Sydney Local Land Services , Chairs the Advisory Board of The Australian School of Performing Arts and is Chairman 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.

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 his interest in economics and regulatory policy. Peter is the director of a small regulatory and governance consultancy, specialising in environmental and regulatory frameworks.

He recently assisted the Asian Development Bank launch a red tape reduction program in the Philippines.

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, and also serves as a Justice of the Peace.

GRAHAM RIXON Appointed August 2008

G Rixon

Graham Rixon is currently engaged in part-time educational consultancy work particularly in the areas of non-government school registration, reviews of independent public schools in WA, 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 Septicaemia 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.

ANDREW ROBINSON Appointed September 2014

A Robinson

Andrew is currently a fourth year medical student at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

He is a passionate member of his local community and has filled various elected roles within the Medical Students’ Society of Bond University, founded a surgical interest group and was a councillor on the Queensland Medical Student Council in a student representative capacity.

Prior to studying Medicine Andrew completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science. He has always wanted to study medicine and hopes to volunteer in clinics both internationally and in Australia. Upon completion of his medical degree, he has not decided what he wants to do but does take an interest in Psychiatry and Women’s Health.

Andrew has been employed as a disability support worker, cleaner, theatre orderly, barista, bar tender and tutor as well as volunteering in a number of organisations. Further to this he initiated an annual All Abilities Olympics whereby individuals with a disability can engage in a day of fun and healthy competition.

Born in rural New South Wales, Andrew moved to the Gold Coast and has lived there for the past 16 years. When he’s not studying Andrew enjoys café hopping with friends and travelling to new places.

SUE SMETHURST Appointed September 2014

S Smethurst

Sue has worked in a diverse range of fields. She has held senior positions in Australian radio, television, and magazines, she is a best-selling author and has created, marketed and successfully sold a premium Australian skin care brand.

Starting out as a cadet at New Idea’s Melbourne office in 1996, Sue rose rapidly through the ranks and in 2000 at just 26 years of age, took the helm of the iconic magazine—the youngest woman to edit a major weekly women’s magazine in Australia.

In addition to her editorial career Sue has been a radio commentator and worked as a television current affairs show producer and on camera as a social affairs and entertainment reporter. She is also the author of three best-selling books about weight loss and dieting.

Her foray into brand development reflected her keen commercial awareness, a solid common sense market understanding and the ability to devise highly effective strategic promotional and marketing campaigns both nationally and internationally. She cites this as being the critical factor in the successful sale of her skin care brand to a United States pharmaceutical group in November 2009.

Sue is currently contracted to The Australian Women’s Weekly, Co-Coordinator of the iconic fundraising event, Open Houses, and she was recently appointed to the Board of the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital.

In her spare time Sue enjoys running and reading and spending time with her two children.

CRAIG WHITE Appointed August 2008

C White

Craig is a senior police officer employed with the Queensland Police Service.

Craig has served throughout Queensland including several years working in Indigenous communities in far northern and central western Queensland.

During his policing career he was been involved in implementing a number of publicly funded projects aimed at reducing crime by addressing community issues including substance abuse, domestic violence and high risk behaviour involving youth.

Craig is involved in a number of local community organisations. He holds degrees in policing and business.

Craig is married and has three children. In his spare time Craig enjoys surfing and spending time with his family.

PETER WILLIAMS Appointed August 2011

P Williams

Peter Williams is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia, an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra.

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 reviews of Dietary Guidelines for Australia and the review of Nutrient Reference Values, and is a member of the Heart Foundation's Food and Nutrition Advisory Committee. He has also conducted consultancy projects with the NSW Department of Health to help develop nutrition standards for hospital inpatients.

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 Medicine.

In his spare time Peter enjoys cycling, bushwalking and yoga.

 

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