BOARD

Richard Miller Chairman

 

Richard is an experienced business strategist and management consultant. Previously, General Manager of Strategy for the Operations and Technology division of National Australia Bank, he co-sponsored the bank’s micro-finance initiative.

He has also worked at Deloitte and The Boston Consulting Group.  Prior to this, he co-founded and was Executive Director of Profesionales Proactivos, a volunteer-based organisation providing professional advisory services to charities in Ecuador. More recently he was a Founding Partner and Leadership Committee member of Social Venture Partners Toronto, a Canadian venture philanthropy fund.

Craig Brown

 

Craig served as a member of the St Margaret’s School Board from 1998 – 2005 and the Committee of Management of GordonCare for 20 years, and is now a Life Governor. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2003 for his work with schools and the achievement of international best practice in Performing Arts Centres for Schools.

Angela Forbes

 

Angela has more than twenty five years experience working with vulnerable and disadvantaged families and young people. With more than three years as CEO of Connections UnitingCare, Angela has effectively guided the work of a rapidly expanding organisation. Prior to Connections, Angela gained extensive experience working at the Department of Human Services in the management of child protection services, disability programs and client information systems.

She has shown her capabilities in forging strong and lasting relationships between government and community sector organisations, including as the Chief Executive Officer of Kildonan UnitingCare. Angela holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Social Work and Certificate in Information Technology and Organisational Self Assessment. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Alumnus of the Ashridge Business School in the United Kingdom and La Trobe University.

Geoff Dober Founding Chairman (2013 – 2015)

 

Geoff Dober was the founding Chairman of the ten20 Foundation. Previously President of GordonCare, Geoff originated the strategy that led to transforming the organisation into a Venture Philanthropy Foundation and forming the ten20 Foundation.

Geoff has held senior positions in companies including CRA, Hamersley Iron, CUB, RACV, Andersen Consulting and Telstra. He also owned and ran a niche Business/IT Consultancy.

During his career, Geoff has worked on business strategy and a wide range of projects and assignments, in most areas of business including financial services, accounting, mining, telecommunications, risk management and IT strategy.

Geoff was President of the Australian Computer Society in the 1990s and held several other Board positions in the ACS.

Helen Kemp

 

Helen is an MBA graduate from Melbourne Business School, finishing in 1994. Helen has a Bachelor of Arts from Queensland University and is a hospital trained nurse.

She is also Vice President of the MBS Alumni Council and Chairs the Awards and Nominations Committee, and has been an active participant in school activities since graduation.

Helen’s professional background includes being CEO and COO of 2 of Australia’s largest labour hire firms in health – Origen Healthcare (Nursing Australia) and HCA group. She has also worked as an Executive Director and General Manager in 2 of Victoria’s largest health services, being responsible for the leadership of over 5000 nurses.

Helen’s current role is Joint Managing Director, Newly Pty Ltd – this is an SME that operates in the aged care and disability sector, assessing and recruiting high quality carer staff. In addition, she works with her own consultancy company which encompasses Executive coaching, leadership development and large consulting projects. Helen is also a volunteer spokesperson for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ruth Jones

 

Ruth Jones is an independent nonprofit/philanthropy consultant. She recently returned to Australia after more than 12 years in North America, 10 of these as CEO of the Social Venture Partners Network, the largest network of engaged donors operating globally.

Previous to this, Ruth held senior roles at Community Foundations of Canada and Philanthropy Australia. She was Chief Executive of the Australian Film Institute before moving to the field of philanthropy.

Seri Renkin Managing Director ten20

 

Seri brings over twenty years’ experience in senior executive and advisory roles to her leadership of the ten20 Foundation. Having worked across the corporate, non-profit, philanthropic and government sectors she has a unique perspective of how diverse sectors operate and utilises her strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial skills to build cross sector collaborations focussed on social impact. She joined ten20 as founding CEO in 2012.

Following a decade working as a management consultant with Accenture in Australia, New Zealand and Italy and Hay Management Consultants in the UK, Seri’s passion for social justice saw her applying her business and management skills to initiatives for social change. Seri was founding Director of the Melbourne office of Social Ventures Australia (SVA), providing expertise to the emerging social enterprise sector. Following this she worked with the Social Innovation Group in the Australian Government on place based, systems reform strategies.

She holds a BA (Hons) from The University of Melbourne.

Seri serves on the boards of the ten20 Foundation, the Stella Prize and The Lyceum Club.

Bronwyn Wellings

 

B. Ec, FCPA, FFTP, GAICD

Bronwyn is a senior executive with over thirty years experience in the Finance and Treasury functions of major multinational and Australian companies including BP, Amcor and, most recently, OZ Minerals. She has a strong background in all aspects of finance and a particular interest in corporate finance, risk management, strategy and performance management.

She is currently a member of the Property Board and Trust of the Uniting Church (VicTas) and previously served on the Board of Connections UnitingCare from 2007 until 2016, including as Deputy Chair from 2010.

Jan Owen AM ex officio

 

Jan Owen is CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians. In 2012, Jan was named the inaugural Australian Financial Review & Westpac Group ‘Woman of Influence 2012’. In 2000 she was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for services to children and young people and in 1999 received a fellowship for leadership and innovation to the Peter Drucker Foundation in the US. Jan is the author of Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime (1996).

Before joining FYA, Jan was Executive Director of Social Ventures Australia, which aims to increase the impact o the Australian social sector. Prior to this, Jan founded the CREATE Foundation, the national consumer body for children and young people in out of home care.

Jan has contributed to the establishment of many social change organisations in Australia and served on a wide range of Boards. She is currently Board Director, Australian National Development Index (ANDI); Chair, Bridges to Higher Education Advisory group; Member, RMIT College of Business Industry Advisory Board and Patron of Vanish.