On Board is where WOB lists women in the network we know are getting onto boards.
It also profiles women and gives an insight into their experience of gaining a board position through case studies.
WOB has achieved considerable success in placing women onto not-for-profit, sports, government and community sector boards. Close to 100 per cent of the positions advertised in The Boardroom are filled by someone within the WOB network. These tend to come from the sectors previously mentioned and a large percentage are paid boards.
Private and public company boards may choose not to advertise, preferring to approach WOB for a short list of suitable candidates. We provide this searching the CVs in our database and knowing our women very well. This highlights the importance of keeping your CV up to date on the website.
WOB is always keen to hear from women who have used the network to achieve a board position or consideration for a board position. Please contact us with your story.
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Cathy Parker, General Legal Counsel & Company Secretary at QT Mutual Bank Ltd has been appointed to the board of National Seniors Australia. Cathy applied to an ad on the WOB website . Cathy is also on the board of Variety Queensland Inc.
Former city councillor Megan Lavender has been elected to the board of Australia’s premier business club, the 110-year-old Royal Automobile Club of Australia (the RACA). WOB assisted with publicising her canditature.
Queenslander Kirstin Ferguson has been appointed to two baords; announced on the same day!. Firsltly ASX listed Dart Energy Ltd. and secondly the Queensland Bulk Water Authority which is the new 'super' water entity created to take over the operations of three separate organisations.
Ann Nelson has joined the board of The Women’s Housing Association in South Australia, thanks to it being advertised through WOB. Ann writes "It is an exciting time to be involved in this sector, with significant policy/regulatory changes mooted at both federal and state level. I’m delighted to be focussed on this new opportunity."
Sarah McWilliams has joined the board of the alliance francaise, a not for profit organisation with the project to spread French language and culture well beyond the borders of France. Sarah is a graduate of the 2012 Next generation of Corporate Leaders program.
Helen Ujvary. WOB provided support for Helen Ujvary's bid to join the Oxford Alumni Board. Helen reports that although she was unsuccessful, she received over 1000 votes and as a result they are now offering her a position on an Advisory Committee. Helen is delighted with the outcome. Thany you to WOBers who supported her.
Christine Gilbertson is set to join the board of MLA Ltd at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Fremantle on 15 November 2012.
Karen Dado has joined the board the board of Pharmaceutical Solutions Ltd, as their Australian resident Director of a family company; after acting as an Advisor to the Board initially
Marie Sullivan, superannuation lawyer, has joined the board of the ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse)
Tara Shaw has joined the Board for the Institute for Breathing and Sleep which is associated with the Austin Hospital
Tammy Medard and Barbara Ryland have been appointed as treasurer and secretary respectively to the board of Victorian based One in Five, an organisation that raises funds for medical research into mental illness.
Jane Floyd secured a board position with the Northern Sydney Medicare Local.
"I am very pleased and wanted to thank you for your training day which I attended in March earlier this year, it helped me understand what was required and how I just had to keep trying!"
Caroline Barrett, veterinary patholiogist, has been appointed to the board of Prime Safe Victoria.
Karen Dado was appointed to the Board of the National Health Call Centre Network in June 2012.
Tonianne Dwyer has been appointed a non-executive director of the ASX200 infrastructure services company Cardno Limited (ASX: CDD) with effect from 25 June, 2012. Cardno Chairman, Mr John Massey, in announcing the appointment said that Ms Dwyer’s international experience and strong commercial skills will complement the Board’s existing expertise as Cardno continues its successful growth strategy both in Australia and internationally.
Abigail Goldberg, has been appointed to the NSW Planning Assessment Commission. This is Abigail's second NED role from the WOB website.
Penny Le Couteur is now a director of Integral Energy, Essential Energy and Ausgrid. Previously a director of Integral she is now a member of the single board that oversees the three electricity distributors in NSW.
Dr Jane Sargison has been appointed as inaugural board member of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Angela Tataroe, Senior Manager Enterprise Risk at MLC has been appointed to the NSW Scouts Insurance Committee
Helen Ujvary has recently become a Board Member of Special Olympics SA.
Sharon Kalsi reports that she has been appointed to the Strategy Committee with ACT for Kids ( http://www.actforkids.com.au/); which was advertised on the WOB website.
Catherine Ordway, sports lawyer and international anti-doping expert has been appointed to the board of Canoeing Australia
Susan Forrester has appointed as a Director to the Board of National Health Call Centre Network Limited
Joan White of Texas, Qld is now a councillor for the Goondiwindi Council. She has also been appointed as Chair for the South West Qld Local Health and Hospital Network.
Ava Bentley, specialist insurance lawyer has been appointed to the board of Second Chance Toys, a start-up not for profit association
Julie Savat Ward is now Chairperson of SGS Economics and Planning (a private consulting company) and Board member of NSW Environment Protection Authority
Susan Harris as been appointed as CEO of ITS (Integrated Transport) Australia
Leanne Bond has been appointed to the board of Coffey International.
Jay Bonnington joins the Utilities of Australia Board in 2012.
Kerrie Christian has been appointed to the ARPANSA Nuclear Safety Committee for 2012-2014. The role was advertised via WOB in October 2011.
Kylie Cochrane, NSW & ACT Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Sinclear Knight Merz was elected to the Board of IPAA NSW.
Margie Haseltine and Abigail Goldberg appointed to the board of the Central Coast Water Corporation.
Trina Hockley MD L&M Electronics appointed to the Regional Development Australia ( RDA) Gold Coast Committee.
Alice McCleary, appointed Chairman of Uranium SA Limited. Alice is an existing director and one of the founders of the company. She is also Chairman of the UraniumSA operating subsidiaries, Samphire Uranium Pty Ltd (owner of the Samphire uranium project), Fatjack Pty Ltd (owner of all the exploration assets) and Angus Resources Pty Ltd (our field operations company).
Erica Smyth joined the board of ASX-listed Emeco in WA. She is also chair of ASX Toro Energy.
Jacqueline Thorley from IBM joined the board of Intech Credit Union.
Robyn Elliott has been appointed to the NSW Government Industry taskforce for the Digital Economy, which is guiding the development of plans for the creative, digital and technology industry in NSW.
Jennifer Hutchison has been appointed Chairperson of the Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management Board for October 2011 until October 2014. She was previously Deputy Chair at Lake Mountain.
Susan Forrester has been appointed to the board of ASX listed G8 Education Limited. Chairperson, Jenny Hutson, in announcing the appointment of Ms Forrester and Mr Reynolds, said: “their corporate experience, combined with their governance expertise, will complement the skills of the existing directors and position G8 Education to continue to be a pre-eminent child care provider in Australasia.”
Marlene Kangar, engineer & NED, was elected National President of Engineers Australia recently and will hold this position for the calendar year 2013. She will be President Elect in 2012. Marlene is the second woman to hold this position in the 94 year history of this Institution.
Robyn Watts has joined the board of The Vita Group (ASX:VTG) and also the not for profit organisation Camp Quality.
Hilary Knights hs been appointed to the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Council. The TAFE has five campuses across south east Queensland servicing over 30 000 and is the largest institute of its kind in the state.
"I applied for the role back in May 2010 upon hearing of the opportunity through WOB so another success for WOB – thank you!"
Jane Sargison of JSA Consulting Engineers in Tasmania has been offered a board position with Southern Water Tasmania. Jane is in her mid 30s.
Jonquil Ritter has joined the board of Theatre of Image, which was advertised on WOB recently.
Tonianne Dwyer has been appointed to the Board of the Dexus Property Group (ASX200) as an Independent Non Executive Director. This is her first asx directorship.
Debbie Goodin ICA has been appointed to the board of CPA Australia from the advertisement on the WOB website. She begins her NED role next month and then the plan is to take on the role as chair of the audit committee in December.
Shelley Roberts has in the third quarter of 2011 taken up the newly created role of Executive Director of Aviation Services at Sydney Airport with responsibility for airport operations & service delivery, aviation business development, regulation, planning, environment & commercial relationships. She has joined the board of private company Apparel Group (Country Road etc) and she had her first child during the Next generation of Corporate Leaders Program. Congratulations.
Allison Golsby MAusIMM, MEngSc (Min Man), MMinEng (Geomech), GDipMV has been appointed to the CEO role with ConsultMine. ConsultMine is a group of mining professionals who bring intelligence and education to mining problems; using cutting edge technology, the best mining engineering practice and exemplary safety standards.
Sports lawyer and anti-soping authority Catherine Ordway has joined the Asia Pacific World Sport and Women Advisory Board
Trina Hockley,Managing Director of L & M Group of Companies has been appointed as Chair of ON-Q Human Resources, a not- for –profit specialist employment service in NSW and Qld.
Abby Bloom has been appointed to the Western Sydney Local Health District Board as constituted under section 26 ofthe Health Services Act 1997, effective from 1 July 2011.
Yasmin King has been appointed as the first Small Business Commissioner for New South Wales
Elisa Sturzaker has been nominated for a Board position with the Victoria Racing Club. Support Elisa. If elected, she would be the fourth female director in the VRC's almost 150 year history. There are currently two female directors on the Board of nine and all directors are unpaid. Contact Elisa at email@example.com
Lorraine Mouafi was elected Chair of the Board of Enterprise & Training Company Limited (ETC) at the recent AGM. Lorraine says 'This is a real win for female power, especially when our board is predominately male.'
Sandra Deane has been appointed by the Minister to the Board of Southbank Institute of Technology (a paying Queensland Statutory Authority) for 3 years.
Georgie Somerset, "beef farmer from Kingaroy" and director about Queensland has been appointed to the board of QRAA (Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority). QRAA administers assistance programs including subsidies, rebates, grants and loans on behalf of the Commonwealth and State Governments throughout Australia. These programs progress Government climatic, sustainability, biosecurity and productivity enhancement policies and objectives.
Robyn Elliott, CIO Foxtel, has joined the Board of the Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.org). FFITS is a privately listed NFP looking to raise awareness and education about reducing the environmental impacts of technology at consumer and corporate levels.
Nicola Wakefield-Evans, partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Hong Kong, was appointed as the first female director to Toll Holdings on 11 May 2011. This now removes Toll Holdings from our Name and Shame list on the Boardroom Diversity Index.
Kirstin Ferguson, professional non-executive director (SunWater Limited and the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Board) was recently appointed as the first female director of Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) in their 129 year history.
Gyanam Sadananda was appointed to the Council of the Parramatta College. THis is her first external board or council appointment. Gynam is looking forward to contributing actively.
Michelle Tredenick was appointed to the Bank of Queensland as a non-executive Director. Michelle has more than 25 years experience in the banking, insurance and wealth management industries across Australia and New Zealand.
Lynn Wood was appointed as a part-time Chair of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for a three-year period from 11 March 2011.
Ainslie van Onselen was appointed as the paid external director of the Migration Institute of Australia
Alison Morley was appointed as CEO of Perth based Brumby Resources (BMY)
Penny and John Lancaster of Australian Dance Vision attended the WOB Christmas party and reported 'Thank you for the WOB Christmas Party. We enjoyed ourselves and most importantly we found a Treasurer for Australian Dance Vision. Just goes to show that the networking does work!"
Christine Hawkins was appointed the inaugural Chair of Wheat Quality Australia Limited which has been formed to undertake some of the industry functions formerly carried out by AWB International when it had the single desk. Christine says "This is a start-up with substantial industry and business development challenges which is what I seem to be drawn to, and back in the grains industry where I haven't worked for some time." She has also joined the Audit & Finance Committee of the Fred Hollows Foundation and on the corporate side, she has joined Compliance Australia as Executive Director, Governance.
Dr. Bronwyn Evans was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the John Holland Group Board.
Bambi Staveley was recently appointed to the board of Aftercare, an NGO in the healthcare industry. Aftercare provides assistance for people with mental health and intellectual disabilities. Given Bambi's extensive business and in particular marketing experience, along with a being an ex-trained nurse, the match with Aftercare is a win for both Bambi and Aftercare. This opportunity came about due to Bambi's membership with WOB.
Kylie Gilbey joined the board of Access Housing Nov 2010, her first non-exec board position gained through WOB. Access Housing is on a significant growth path having won $80M in asset transfers from the government, which it must now manage, borrow against and construct new dwellings. This is a very exciting time. Have now accepted a role as Chair of Finance and Audit Committee.
Jayne Hart and Lisa Jeffery were appointed to board of One in Five Association in June 2010 following a WOB posting.
Rhonda Arnott, Partner at B2B Lawyers has secured her first Board role on the not for profit organization Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. Rhonda says "This position was advertised on the WOB Website. The Foundation has a very exciting 12 months ahead of it, with Christina Noble herself visiting Australia and some big fundraising events surrounding Christina’s visit to increase the awareness of the Foundation."
Kate Grieve won re-election to the Fremantle Football Club board for another two year term.
Anne O'Donnell was appointed to ASX listed Equities Trust Ltd
Elizabeth Flynn was appointed to the board of board of Bennelong Funds Management, a member of the Bennelong Group
Jennifer Dalitz was elected chair of the Peer Support Australia, after two years as a board member
Alexandra Rose was reappointed to the NSW Law Society Council; after a promo in eNews
Eve Bosak was appointed as chair of the Southern NSW Local Health Network Governing Council. This is one of the fifteen Councils for NSW
Dr Lyndal Thorburn, Managing Director, Viria Pty Ltd was appointed to board of Neopec Pty Ltd, a start up company developing stem cell treatments for replacing breast tissue lost because of cancer surgery.
Arlene Wherrett, GM, Business Development at Marsh Pty Ltd, was appointed to the Board of Hope Media which is Australia’s largest community radio station
Cristina Cifuentes, joined the board of the Australian Energy Regulator, a division of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Sunil Govinnage, was appointed to the board of CASE for Refugees, a community organisation she has been volunteering with for some time.
Victoria Lister, was appointed by the Queensland Minister for Education and Training to The Bremer Institute of TAFE Council until 30 June 2013.
Anita Mulrooney, General Manager - Marketing & Communications at Peoplecare, was appointed to the Board of IRIS Research in August 2010. IRIS is an organisation that specialises in economic, community and industry research for government, business and academic institutions since 1980. IRIS also provides consultancy services in the areas of market and social research, strategic planning, economic development and place marketing.
Womensport NSW appointed Susan Horwitz, Sarina Jackson, Mary Macken, Lucy Prior and Amanda Spalding to their board, following an advertisement on the wob website.
Sandra Deane, was appointed by the Qld Minister for Education and Training to the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Council until 30 June 2013.
Keri Pratt, Head of Client Service at GMO Australia Ltd was selected for The Junction Works board.
Sam Sheppard, Director Buildmore Building Solutions Group, was appointed to the SkillsTech Australia Council
Ruta Asimus, former executive at IBM, was appointed to the seven member NSW Premier's Advisory Council on Women.
Traci Williams, the head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Gilbert and Tobin, was appointed to the seven member NSW Premier's Advisory Council on Women.
Susan Price, executive lawyer at Barter Perry, was appointed to the seven member NSW Premier's Advisory Council on Women.
Lesley-Anne Houghton, Director Connexus Consulting, was appointed to the ACT for Kids Board in July 2010. ACT for Kids is a Queensland-based non-profit organisation which works to treat and prevent child abuse. Leslie says " They do fantastic work with children and families throughout Queensland, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville, Cairns and the North-West Cape. "
Daljit Rao, Director of Marketing and Operations, International College of Hotel Management, has been appointment onto the Education Adelaide Board which is a ministerial appointment effective August 2010 for a 2 year period.
Robyn McLachlan, was appointed as a member of the Board of Management of a public hospital - the Yarram and District Health Service. This is a three year appointment from 1 July 2010.
Anne O'Donnell, was appointed to the board of the Grain Growers Association on 1 July. Anne says - "it is a really interesting organization, who ever thought there was so much to know about grain."
Catherine Putt, Associate Director Banking and Financial Services at Macquarie Bank, was appointed to the Board of the STaR Association, a position advertised on Women on Boards. STaR is a not for profit organisation which supports the development of children from age 0 - 5 years with special needs within early childcare settings. This is her first Board position. She expects to add value in terms of her business management skills.
Dianne Ball, was appointed to the board of Sisters of Mercy Aged Care which was advertised through WOB. This is her first board appointment in Queensland after moving from NSW. This is the second successful board appointment she has gained through WOB membership.
Tanya Skilton, a logistics and supply chain professional at Rio Tinto, was asked to join the board of Tura New Music. Tanya says 'They are the premier WA body for the production, and distribution of new art music and are seen by their Australian and International peers as being a leading group in this regard. I have been in conversation with them for a few months after being referred to them by the Rio Tinto Community Investment team. The Tura board has some key Perth personalities. I am thrilled about the opportunity and am looking forward to contributing as I learn my new role.
Dr Patricia Jenkins was appointed a member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee, Waverley Council
Susan Roberts, MD of Lazard Asset Management, following a discussion with WOB organised herself to join the Board of the local Lazard Asset Management subsidiary to increase her experience.
Emily Mudge, the Design Manager for the Bovis Lend Lease Royal Children's Hospital Project, was appointed to the Victorian Buildings Appeal Board, recently advertised on wob website.
Patricia McKenzie was appointed as the independent Chair of Diabetes Australia Limited, having responded to the advertisement on the WOB website. This is a high profile paid not for profit board.
Sally-Anne Lyster was appointed (in a voluntary position) to the Housing Advisory Committee for Waverly Council.
Sally says " The advisory committee provides a sounding board for the council's strategies to accommodate housing for the disadvantaged and lower socio economic segment of the community. As well as being an interested resident within Waverley, I bring a finance background, an MBA and over 10 years experience within business to the role. I applied for the role through the WOB job postings and am excited that this is my first board / committee position."
Rebecca Murray joined the board of Cape Credit Union
Allison Golsby was appointed the chairperson of the Central West NSW and Canberra branch of the AusIMM (Australaisian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy)
Amanda Spalding was appointed to the board of NSW based startup MP3ED Pty Ltd
Jane Shelling joined the board of Beryl's Place - a women's refuge in Canberra
Penny Le Couteur added The Song Company (pro bono nfp) and Ecotuitive Ltd (start up doing sustainable housing) to her portfolio of boards.
Michelle Blicavs was appointed a director on the Australian Christian Superannuation Board of Trustees from 1 July 2010. "It was through the encouragement I received at the last WOB events held in Wollongong that helped me through this process, so thank you very much."
Kim Braybon joined the board of BMX Australia as Director of Events. They have two women and four men on the board which Kim says is a good mix.
Andrea Staines was appointed to the Board of Allconnex Water, one of the three water distributor/retailers at the end of the streamlined water supply chain for South East Queensland. She has also been appointed to board of Queensland Rail National, ahead of its $3b float later this year. Once floated QR National is expected to be a top50 company.
Josephine Sukkar joined ASX listed Trust Company. Josephine is the co-owner and principal of Buildcorp, a successful NSW based construction business.
Michele Adair accepted an offer to join the Board of Spinal Chord Injuries Australia. Michele says "I saw the vacancy and applied through WOB and am very grateful for the service."
Sylvia Grigg was appointed to the Queensland based Moreton Bay College Board.
Dr Lisa Springer and Dr Michele Allan joined the Board of Directors of the HEARing CRC Limited. A/Professor Robert Cowan, the Chief Executive Officer of The HEARing CRC & HearWorks said
"We certainly appreciated the assistance of your organisation in recruiting two new Directors with such wonderful expertise and experience."
Bronwen Parsons, General Manager Addwealth, was appointed as Investment Director to the Meridian Global Board which was listed on WOB in November/December 2009.
Joanne Grainger, the Chair of Cotton Australia was a speaker at the 2009 Diversity. Conference. At that time she said she had applied for appointment to the Federal Government's Primary Industries Education Foundation Board. She was successful - this is a new board that was advertised in the weekly Board vacancies. It has a focus on both education and primary industries. Joanne was appointed as one of seven from a field of 164 applicants. Joanne says "The organisation is currently in establishment mode and therefore very operational at the present, however I am enjoying the challenge and opportunity to work with a diverse group of people.
Viv Thomson, a 2009 Diversity on Boards Conference Scholarship winner, was appointed to the new National Parks and Wildlife Southern Ranges Region Advisory Committee. The appointment is for a four year term beginning 1st January 2010. She is additionally a Director of Thomson Coaching Services and Company Secretary for Australian Women in Agriculture.
Di Gursansky, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia was gazetted as a member of the Guardianship Board of SA.
Trina Hockley, Managing Director L & M Group of Companies, was appointed as a member of the Cancer Australia Consumer Network which was offered on the WOB site. She has also taken up the Chair for Gold Coast Institute of Tafe.
Bronwyn has joined the Softball SA board.
Jane has been appointed to the board of the Port Adelaide Football Club. She is the first women in SA to be appointed to an AFL Board.
Anne has been appointed by the Victorian Minister for the Environment to the Alpine Advisory Committee which is advising Parks Victoria on the review of numerous management plans for alpine parks across the state. Of a committee of 16 there are 4 women.
Debra recently became the first woman on the Board of AFMA (Australian Financial Markets Association)
Dr Kay Pearse of CBB Consulting has been appointed to the Board of GP Partners. advertised with WOB in June 2009.
Lucy is a financial services professional who has joined the board of not one but two WOB advertised opportunities over the past 6 months. They are:
- Odyssey House McGrath Foundation (August) and
- Cape Credit Union (November commencing in the New Year)
Sarah has been appointed a Director of WA based Workability, an innovative charity that supports people with disabilities.
Michele is a professional NED.She has been appointed as Chair of Go Grains Health and Nutrition Limited, a position only advertised on WOB. "Thanks and keep up the great work for women."
Margie Haseline has been appointed to the AgriFood Skills board. She is also chair of the Ourimbah campus board and a member of the BRI board.
Sue Avery of the SA Department of Environment & Heritage (Corporate Planning & Development Manager) has been appointed to the National Board of the Australian Association of Volunteer Administrators and the Board of the YWCA of Adelaide. Both of these positions were advertised on the WOB site.
Sue Davey of Intertek Testing Services has been appointed as the Secretary /Treasurer of Melbourne NFP One In Five.
Leeanne has joined the board of ASX listed Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (the "Company") This is her first ASX listed company. LNG listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 14 September 2004.
The Company says that it brings a new concept to the international energy market in providing an "Energy Link" between stranded and flared proven gas reserves and existing LNG buyers as well as niche energy markets. The Company's business model is based on the development of highly efficient small and mid scale liquefied natural gas ("LNG") plants located near the gas reserves then shipping or trucking the LNG to the identified markets, secured by long term LNG sales agreements.
Congratulations to Leeanne - her profile is at http://www.womenonboards.org.au/subscribe/profiles/index.htm.
Leanne has been appointed to the Board of Communicare Sydney. She is an executive at UniSys in Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services.
Kerrie has been made the Chairman of the Gold Coast Housing Company. This is a not - for - profit community housing company.
Winnie has been appointed to the board or Workability, an organisation in WA that supports people with disabilities, mental health problems and those marginalised within the community.
Karen Scott Davie
Karen has joined the board of the Hills Grammar School which was advertsied with WOB in early 2009
Leith has been appointed to the board of SEQWater - South East Queensland’s bulk water supply provider. Leith's comment 'patience and persistenc paid off '
Bronwyn says " Thanks to Women On Boards I have been successful at gaining my second Board position. This time with one of Bendigo's Community Banks - Gosnells Financial Services. I am very excited about this oppotunuity to gain some experience in the financial services industry as most of my background has been within the resources sector. My next goal will be to gain a paid board position, however, I understand this can be alot more challenging. "
Vicky has been appointed to the Board of EFTPOS Payments Australia Limited (EPAL). She says "Thank you for your service as I saw this one, and my Mt Baw Baw appointment too on WOB."
Vicky has spent over 20 years as a management and marketing executive with major corporations in Australia and the USA. Her work has spanned Petrochemicals, Banking, Sport, IT & Retailing holding senior roles in Shell, Westpac, Visa, Myer, the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics as well as an IT start-up in the US. Her expertise is in strategy and marketing.
In 2006 Vicky formed Currant Marketing – an independent consultancy in the fields of loyalty and customer strategy specialising in retail and consumer products.
Many thanks for your ongoing support for women. Following the terrific workshop earlier this year, I have secured a Board position with the Camden Park Community Centre. Keep up the good work regards.
Jude Hines, Deputy Principal, Blackwood High School
Linda is the CEO of Sterling leadership. She was appointed to the role of President, Warringah Chamber of Commerce (WCC) effective 12th August 2009. The President leads an Executive Committee of 16. Linda says "The WCC is a vibrant Chamber with a strong reputation in the local business community and a solid relationship with the local council and local government. I am honoured and delighted with the appointment. I look forward to leveraging my strong Human Resources Management and leadership acumen in this role.
I recently completed the Getting Started: Realising Your Board Potential which was instrumental in generating clarity on prospective Board/Committee roles. Thank you for your support."
Anna Brown has been appointed as a Board member of the Child Abuse Prevention Service, Sydney.
Sally has been appointed to Scouts NSW board. Sally says " Many thanks to WOB for bringing this to my attention - it was the first one I had seen that I was interested in, being a former scout leader for many years. "
Anita is a member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Board Anita says " thanks to your referral, I have been the community member on the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Board for nearly 2 years. "
Linda Gentilcore and Maggie Dowling
Linda and Maggie have joined the board of The Women's Housing Association in South Australia.
Robyn has been appointed to the Australian Research Council (ARC) Advisory Council. The independent ARC Advisory Council advises the ARC CEO on key research issues and strategy to ensure the integrity of Australia’s research funding system.
Robyn is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of law firm Clayton Utz—focusing on health,age care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology. She is also on the board of the Bio Melbourne .
Catherine has joined the anti-doping tribunals for the International Baseball Federation and the International Cricket Council. Catherine is a lawyer who now specialises in the area of anti doping in sport.
Suzanne has been appointed as The Rotary Foundation Chair in District 9750. The Foundation was established in 1917 and is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Bronwyn has been invited to join the CLAN WA Board. Bronwyn says: " I have been a member of WOB for a couple of years and gaining a board position has been a goal of mine for a while. I am really thrilled to feedback that I have just been invited to join the CLAN WA Board which I saw advertised on your site a month or so ago. Thank you so much for your direct and practical support in helping me to achieve this goal (which I was worried was unrealistic)."
Ann has recently been made a director of the IGA State Board (as in IGA Supermarkets).
Ann says: " No other women on the board at this stage – but there have been two others in previous years. I attended your fabulous conference at Bondi last year and want to do the next course."
Shirley who is the Director Frontline Strategies Pty Limited has joined the Hawkesbury Hills Division of General Practice. There are some 100 plus dividions of GP and many are seeking to appoint non GP directors. Shirley also joined the board of Sydney West Inner Sydney Housing - now called Bridge Housing Limited.
Renee joined the board of Child Abuse Prevention Service
Dawna is a partner with McGrath Nicol in Melbourne who joined the board of the Women’s Circus.
Pamela joined the Board of Interact Australia. Pamela says "Recently, thanks to Women on Boards, I've been offered a directorship with Interact Australia, commencing this year."
Libby Skipworth was appointed to the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority for a 3 year term in 2008. Libby says "Women on Boards played no small part in giving me the confidence to apply, and in making a successful application. The lessons learned as a recipient of a scholarship were invaluable - not least being an understanding of my unique skill set. Since my appointment I further appreciate the different combinations of skills and personalities that are necessary to an effective board and governance."
‘I have had an 'interesting' year. I have not sought new directorships, but will become active once more in January. I have lined up a paid board role with an architectural firm, and will continue my voluntary role as Chair of the Lifeline Gold Coast Fundraising Advisory Board.I do very much enjoy receiving WOB updates, and am so impressed with your work.
Over the years I have sat on the boards of three not-for-profits, three private companies and have been Chair of the Board of Directors of Horwath Brisbane, the second tier accounting firm now merged with WHK.’
‘I am happily in my second year on the YHA NSW Board (elected as Chairman in Apr this year and heading a Sub committee working on a NSW/QLD merger to be effective Jan 2010). It was through WOB that I became aware of the YHA Board position. I am thoroughly enjoying the role. And I have a new found appreciation for Board members of the organisation I work for. ‘ General Manager IT, State Super Financial Services.
Prof Hilary Winchester
Hilary has been appointed to the Board of Orana Inc, a not-for-profit in South Australia.
Denise has accepted an appointment as a non-executive director to KEA Australia board. KEA (Kiwi Expatriate Association) was established in New Zealand by Stephen Tindall of The Warehouse Group and other prominent New Zealand business people as a means to capture and utilize the talents of Kiwis living offshore and to keep them connected New Zealand. It has global presence with the largest group being those Kiwis resident in Australia. NZ currently has the largest % of its population living overseas in the world. Denise targeted this organization as part of her trans-tasman company director strategy.
Lorraine has been successful in gaining a board position with Enterprise & Training Company, (ETC) head office in Coffs Harbour. ETC is a non for profit registered training provider incorporated in 1989 and offering employment, training and business facilitation services. Lorraine says "Gaining a board position especially with another training provider will ultilise my twenty years background of working within the vocational education and employment industries, the last of course being TAFE NSW in Sydney."
Elissa has been appointed to the new Green Institute which is a new political research organisation that has been set up to educate about, research and promote Green political ideas, founded on the principles of ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, non violence, sustainability and respect for diversity.
“I do believe my membership with Women on Boards and my attendance at seminars and conferences – and all the learnings that went along with that – held me in good stead to be selected as a director alongside some of the country’s brightest minds. The selection panel apparently consisted of Senator Christine Milne and one of Senator Bob Brown’s senior advisors. It is a volunteer commitment and completely separate to my work at Lifeline, but as Lifeline supported my membership to Women on Boards, it makes sense to write you from this e-mail address. Thanks so much to you and Women on Boards for your wisdom and support. This is a real career highlight for me and I wouldn’t have had the courage to apply without my experiences with Women on Boards.”
Sue says "You will recall that at the WOB PD meeting held in Newcastle earlier in the year I used "UniSuper " as my Board to work out a strategy to try and get appointed. I am delighted to tell you that I have recently been appointed to the UniSuper Board for a 3 year term.
I just wanted to say thanks so much for your help and encouragement - you helped me have the confidence to put my plan into action. Best wishes Sue Dr Susan Gould Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Services) The University of Newcastle Super."
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Congratulations to Kelly Jones and Michele Phillips who have joined the board of Citrus Australia.
Brian Ramsay managed the selection and sent this email to WOB. ‘I thought I would get back to you on what actually happened…. We had lots of interest and a good number of applications from women who mentioned WOB as the source. Overall, I was impressed with the way WOB was able to quickly and effectively promote the positions that were available. I was also impressed with the quality of those candidates who mentioned they are part of WOB.
The end result was that the new board of 7 had two directors from the previous board appointed and 5 new directors. The board includes four men and three women. Of the women appointed: one had identified WOB as the source for becoming aware of the position and another advised that she became aware via a friend who is part of WOB. The new board and organization is in its first week of operation. Selecting people for boards is not my core business, but I am promoting WOB to women of talent I come across in my management consulting work. Again, thanks for your help in promoting the positions with your network. Now it’s up to the new board to perform… Regards, Brian Ramsay’
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Nicole Davis, Manager Marketing and Communications for Thiess Services, has been appointed to Queensland Athletics. David Keating, Chairman Queensland Athletics wrote "I am pleased to advise that we did get a very strong candidate from posting a Director's position with you.We have now offered the directorship and the nominee has accepted."
Susan says "I thought you might be interested to know that earlier in the year I applied for an independent director position that was advertised on WoB for the Quality Improvement Council. Not only was I successful in being appointed to the position but today at the AGM was elected Chair. Had it not been for WoB I would never have known that the opportunity to join this board was available in the first place "
Sue has been appointed to the board of Ergon Energy Corporation Board where she will provide legal and mining industry skills to complement the board's skill set.
Melinda has been appointed to ASX listed Vita Group. This vacancy was advertised with WOB with 38 applying and 8 gettting to shortlist.
Monique has been appointed to her first paid position on the Health Quality and Complaints Commission, Clinical Advisory Committee. The HQCC is an independent commission, reporting to the Queensland Parliament, and responsible for the oversight of quality activities in all public and private health services in Queensland. It promises to be an interesting and challenging role.
Heather was elected to the Board of the Service One Credit Union which is based in the Canberra region. Heather says - ‘This is good news and will be the third Board that I have been on. It is obviously a challenging time to be on the Board of any financial institution. I am grateful to each of you for the support you have given me in this venture’ .
Pip has joined the board of Swimming Australia. This was as a result of a focussed strategy that leveraged Pip's past experiences as a swimmer togther with her subsequent business expertise.
"Just a note to let you know I have been appointed to the Board of Hunter Water Corporation, a state owned corporation. I am enjoying it very much and am on a steep learning curve. Thank you for the advice, functions and workshops with speakers who provided useful information as to how to go about seeking a Board position. I don't think I would have bothered pursuing such a goal but for the fact that your organisation made me realise it was a possibility."
Margie has been appointed the Chair of the Ourimbah Campus Advisory Board of the University of Newcastle. The campus comprises the satellite offerings, Tafe and conservatory of music . 'This is a not for profit, but a good start I think, and in my own home back door'.
Kathie has joined the board of the Australian Hospitality Services board. “I wanted to thank you very much for your recommendation of me which was clearly of great assistance in getting me on the radar for this, my first commercial board. I found the process educational, as it was quite formal (3 interviews then ref checks), in contrast to the NFP appointments I have enjoyed in the past which tended to be "they ask you, you accept" type scenarios. I've been impressed with the professionalism of AHS and ANZ Private Equity.
Jan became a director of Grampians Wimmera Mallee Corporation in October 2007 and recently was also appointed to the board of Parks Victoria. These were both through an application and competitive process. “I have realized that it is critical to understand which organizations you may be best suited for when beginning the director’s journey as well as being very clear about why you wish to join the organization and what you can offer specifically.”
Penny, a long time WOBer has been appointed to Integral Energy Board in NSW. Doubtless there will be interesting times ahead as the NSW Government struggles with the privatisation issue.
Jeanette has been appointed to board of Eastern Health in Victoria.
Fiona has been appointed to the Board of VicForests which is the Victorian state owned enterprise responsible for the sustainable harvest and commercial sale of Victoria’s forest timber.
Margaret has joined board of Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Ltd (CFQ). This is her first role since retiring as the director of a Queensland vaher based hedge fund that she started 15 years ago.
Qld based Susan Dann has been appointed to the Quality Improvement Council Board which you advertised at The Boardroom in early 2008. firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma has joined the board of previously female free ASX listed Clough Limited. Emma is an experienced director who has supported WOB for a number of years.
Emma says " Just to let you know that wef 1st July, I will join the board of Perth based engineering company, Clough. Clough is chaired by Mike Harding. Mike is ex-BP and currently sits on the board of Santos. Mike and I have worked together as directors of oil and gas explorer, Arc Energy.
Clough is in the business of engineering, construction and asset support contractor for major whole life cycle capital projects in mining, oil and gas, and energy. It is also involved in marine construction and fabrication. Its projects span Australia and Asia. I’m very much looking forward to working with Clough’s CEO John Smith who was appointed in August 2007, as well as the board and management, at a time of huge growth in the sector. "
Jane is a Marketing Director and Brand consultant and has been appointed to the paid board of Mini Movers; a company that moves people short distances.
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Both have been appointed to the Advisory Board of Australain School of Performing Arts. This is a paid board and was advertised in mid March.
I am thrilled to advise that I am now on the National Board of Keep Australia Beautiful, which was advertised by WOB. I have also been offered and accepted the role of Treasurer on this Board.
I have just returned from Tasmania where I participated in my first Board meeting, attended the National Tidy Town Awards and presented a National Award for Environmental Innovation. My thanks to you and your team for assisting me to achieve my initial goal – a national board position.
Alison Gaines from WA has been appointed to the 2020 Summit. She is on the Governance Group. Alison is Global Practice Leader at Gerard Daniels.
Claire was invited to join the Board of Youth Enterprise Trust about 6 months ago after replying to a WOB vacancy. "I have found it a hugely enjoyable and interesting experience so far, as well as learning a great deal.'
Pauline Stanton, Assoc Professor Graduate School of Mangement, Latrobe University has joined the board of Black Hole Theatre .
Ro says "After waiting for months - I recently landed a board role with Western Sydney Parklands Trust as a NED! I was surprised and thrilled because this will provide a great career development opportunity - and importantly - it's an opportunity would not have been possible without membership of WOB - and Kerry Chater's sage guidance on developing the CV.
So - many thanks to you and WOB - it's a sterling endeavour that's gathering steam - more power to you!
Helen was appointed a Director of Try Youth and Community Services in 2004. In December 2007 she became Chairman. Try Youth and Community Services is a multi-million dollar Melbourne based not for profit incorporating Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kids Who Care and Work for the dole programs. This year they celebrate our 125th anniversary.
Helen is the second woman in 125 years to hold this position, which is not paid position but all expenses are covered. Helen is the author of Apprentice to Business Ace
Peta has been appointed to the Bradman Foundation (which runs the Bradman Museum and associated activities.
Denise Aldous has been appointed Chair of the International Assessment Panel for a multi-million dollar private sector fund for allocation within the private sectors of nine countries in Asia and the Pacific. This keeps her strategic understanding of business in the region fresh and consolidates her chairing skills. It is pro-bono but with all expenses paid.
Belinda has joined the 2007/08 RSPCA (ACT) Board.
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I've taken the role of Treasurer for the Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre, which I am enjoying. I have to say I am finding my feet at not actually 'doing' the work but being at the board level setting direction.
Alexandra says "Just advising that I was successful on my re-appointment to the Murray Irrigation Ltd Board following the shareholder election count- thanks for your assistance, greatly appreciated.
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Jeanette says "Great news!! I've been appointed as a board director for Learning Links - a childrens charity - supporting children who have difficulty learning and assisting their families. Having a background in Technology was a definite plus in obtaining this role. I'm looking forward to making a difference.
Linden Smibert has been appointed to General Practice Victoria Board, which until last week was called General Practice Divisions Victoria (GPDV), the State based body of the Australia wide division network. This is a paid position. Linden is a GP with experience on a range of health committees.
I thought you may be interested to know that I have recently been appointed to the Board of Chamber Made Opera Company.
Having been told about WOB by a member, and encouraged to join and apply for one of your advertised vacant Arts boards, I was interviewed by the Australian Business Arts Foundation, and then by the Chamber Made Opera Chairman and CEO. Since I am absolutely passionate about Opera I am delighted to have been appointed and really look forward to being able to contribute to the organisation. Many thanks for running such a helpful organisation, hopefully we will meet at the next networking meeting in Melbourne?
Yvelline received a 2006 WOB Scholarship for attendance at AIDC course “Risk: Issues for Directors”. There were a dozen participants, all with interesting and varied experience.
We covered concepts such as risk appetite, risk identification, risk mitigation, the role of corporate culture on issues of risk, the link between risk and strategy, what directors can or should do to find out about existing risk in their organisation and what is being done about it. We also looked at some useful matrices depicting risk likelihood against consequences and finished on a brief review of actual cases. I also had an opportunity to talk in more detail with the presenter after the session.
It was a very enjoyable and useful workshop. Thanks to Women on Boards for giving me this valuable opportunity.
WOBer Zalinda was appointed to the WA Water Corporation Board in July 2007 and recently to the WA Forest Products Commission Board. Zalinda is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who retired from the WA Home Building Society in late 2006.
Queensland based Maureen Frank has joined the board of the Gold Coast TAFE.
Adelaide based, Susan has agreed to join the board of the National Foundation for Australian Women an unlisted public company.
Rural WOBer Judith Merryweather has joined the Board of Directors of the Peer Support Foundation.
Judith says: "The selection process was interesting. After an initial culling, the short listed candidates were interviewed by the Chairman and past Chairman of the Board and then a number of the candidates selected for the next round. Second interviews were with the Chairman, again, and the General Manager. The second interview was aimed at ensuring that the new Board member would "fit" with the small team of staff of the organisation and with the "culture" of the Board."
The Chairman commented that they were indeed impressed with the quality of candidates who had applied after it was advertised on the WOB site. In fact although they were initially looking for one new Board member, they decided to appoint 3 - all candidates from WOB! Jennifer Dalitz and Cheryl Hayman (who are both listed under On Board 2007) are the other 2 WOB members appointed.
Two interesting points have surfaced out of this selection and appointment process for me. Firstly is the recognition by the Board of the different skills set we bring to the Board table. Jennifer for her corporate governance skills set, Cheryl for her marketing expertise and myself for my IT skills. Secondly, I was interested to learn that one of the concerns for the Board was that I did not live in Sydney. I believe that this is another hurdle not only for WOB but for all potential Directors who do not reside in metropolitan areas.
So thank you to WOB for the important work being done in promoting Board opportunities and in raising the profile of women on Boards. “'
Jane has joined the board of Glennie Memorial School, Toowoomba after getting inspiration from a WOB strategy session.
Tracy has joined the board of Brisbane Boarders Ltd. This is a not-for-profit/charity that aims to reduce the number of homeless by providing affordable housing and where needed supportive accommodation.
Kristy is Deputy Company Secretary at ASX. Kirsty has joined Shine for Kids (the charity that WOBer Helen Wiseman is Chair of, a contact she made through WOB) and also the Audit and Governance committee of Scouts NSW. Kristy said “Neither of these roles would have been made possible without the support and connectivity that WOB provided me. Many thanks.”
Jennifer has been successful in gaining a directorship with Peer Support Foundation which was advertised on the WOB website. When Jennifer met with WOB in 2006 she undertook to apply to some paid board positions, however it was also part of her strategy to secure a NFP in an area of interest. “Education is a passion for me and I am thrilled that I will be able to support PeerOz in the capacity of a director. The application process was thoroughly enjoyable and very professional. Chairman David Stanton has been most engaging throughout the process and I am very much looking forward to working with him and the rest of the Board. Despite initially looking for 1 new director, PeerOz has ended up appointing 3 new directors, based on the quality of the candidates that came vie WOB. This is good news and would be good PR for WOB.”
Dianne of Organisational Change Consulting has joined the Board of Cumberland Industries “I'd like to notify you of my successful appointment to the Board of Cumberland Industries Inc which I heard about from this site. This is my first Board of Directors position, and I was pleased that the process of finding my first position and being selected was so straightforward and a pleasant experience. Cumberland Industries Ltd provides work opportunities for disabled people, and provides a wonderful service to the community. When a Board position became vacant the CEO recommended to the Board that they use the services of WOB - and I'm so pleased they did. Thank you WOBers for this valuable service.
Cheryl, Managing Director www.haymanstrategy.com has joined the Advisory Council of the International Institute of Studies which has membership drawn from the University (of Technology Sydney) and from the broader community. This helps to ensure relevance of the Institute's programs to community interests and provides expertise for the Institute's decision-making.
Denise who was until recently a senior developing countries finance specialist with the World Bank has made a start to her board career as a mentor on the inaugural mentoring programme for NFP CEO's that Nonprofit Australia advertised on WOB website last year. She has also picked up a layperson role with the NSW Bar Association Professional Conduct Committee. She says she is slowly making progress and hopes eventually for some paid boards.
Susanne has recently joined the ABN (Australian Business Women's Network Board. She had this to say: "This is my first board. It was an advertisement on the WOB website that I responded to. Since I am passionate about fostering women in their professional endeavor, I am confident I can make valuable contributions.
Susanne has a medical background and has worked in the global health care and insurance sectors. She is originally from Germany
Leanne has just been voted onto the Handy Help ACT board - which was advertised on the WOB website at The Boardroom. Leanne says “Unfortunately the first item on the agenda was that another organisation had made an "amalgamate or assimilate by 1 July 07" offer and considering the president and CEO think it is a good idea...... Oh well”
Catherine Shirley said “Great to receive the latest email about progress made by Denise Aldous whom I met and sat next to recently at the Women on Boards Dinner. I also have some good news that I'd like to share”
As a result of a Women on Boards ad, I have accepted an invitation from Prof Ross Melbourne, Vice-Chancellor of UTS, to join the Advisory Council of the Institute for International Studies. This matches my skills and experiences perfectly and will also provide me with an extended professional network in my People Development role for ABC-TV.”
Denise accepted a Uniting Care Board position in November 2006 after advertisements went out in March/April. "It was a long process and they were very thorough," Denise said, "but WOB works!" Denise recently left the World Bank after 10 years assisting Pacific Nations. She is looking to leverage her financial and organizational skills to establish a board career.
Heather Nash, ANU
"I have been a Board member of UniSuper Ltd since 2001, elected to represent the general staff of all Australian universities. As I enjoyed the work from the beginning I began looking for other directorships and enrolled with Women on Boards (WOB). Early in 2006 WOB was contacted by the Uniting Church (NSW) Trust Asscn which was looking for a female appointee to fill a vacancy on the Board. As they needed someone with a finance background and who was a member of the Church, I was appointed. This would not have occurred were it not for WOB."
Head Shoalhaven Campus, University of Wollongong
"As of January this year, I have been elected Chair of a not for profit board. The organisation has a history of operating in one region for about 10 years and is in a transition process which sees its contracts with government growing in size (place and staffing) and complexity and thus the strategic response is significant.
It is in that interesting time when governance is critical and where there are huge government expectations of the operation of not for profit boards. We cover reasonable expenses of board members but have no history of payment of same."Leharna Black
"At the WOB Networking seminar held at Parliament House in Melbourne I chose to sit at table whose mentor was Leigh Snelling, the Chair of an organisation called CERES (Centre for Education and Research into Environmental Sustainability). I have had a keen interested in CERES and after meeting Leigh wanted to get to know her better. I sent her an email inviting her to coffee.
We met and discussed some of the current challenges faced by CERES, one of which was that the Board members had a limited understanding of the responsibilities of Directors. As a member of the AICD I thought that I might be able to help. I approached the Victorian Branch Manager who was delighted to deliver a workshop for them. So the CERES board members were trained on the duties of directors for NFPs.
As a result my efforts I was invited to become a member of the CERES board which I gratefully accepted, becoming the organisations' Treasurer. Through that position, I was invited to become a Director of another organisation, People and Parks Foundation. So, from attending that one WOB seminar almost 2 years ago I managed to generate two board positions and Leigh and I are now great mates. So grateful to WOB."
The good news is that Gabrielle was re-elected to the UNSW Council for a four year term. Thanks to WOBers for their support!
General Manager, Sales and Marketing, HBF Health Funds Inc
"I recently logged into the Boardroom section of the Women on Boards website and discovered a position for a member of the Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital. I applied for the position as I believed my experience as a Director on other boards, together with my knowledge of the health care industry (albeit people, not animals) may have held me in good stead. I was successful and have recently attended my first meeting.
Thank you to the Women on Boards team for putting together such a valuable resource, both for organisations seeking board members and for women seeking positions.
"I have commenced on the St Andrews (aged care facility) Board in Canberra. I am really enjoying the challenges it presents. They are a passionate and skilled bunch, and I am finding the Chair is a great role model - she is articulate, accomplished, runs a tight ship and ensures difficult decisions are made in a prompt, considered and effective manner. It is also wonderful to be able to make what seems to be a valuable contribution with my financial skills, particularly at this time of year as we prepare for year-end and audit. The changes to prudential regulations will also pose interesting challenges to all care facilities and we are in the process of assessing the budgetary impact of both these and our plans for the new stage of our development (an additional 74 beds). I am loving it!
Melanie has gained her first publicly listed company board seat - WHK Group. She is also on the Board of Hydro Tasmania and was previously an investment banker with Deutsche, BT and Westpac. Congratulations Melanie.
Martina was appointed to NAPCAN board. She is a tax law specialist and chartered accountant.
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"My legal practice has developed well over here and I am very busy. I am also now on 4 boards and WebCentral Ltd, The Legal Practice Board (WA) and two NFP boards; Barking Gekko Theatre Company and Resource Unit for Children with Special Needs. The latter board position was achieved as a direct result of my networking at the Perth Women on Boards event so it had direct results!! Keep up the good work with WOB.
A lawyer and arbitrator in Perth, Anna was recently appointed a member of the Architects Board of Western Australia. Earlier this year, Anna was also appointed a member of the Governing Council of West Coast TAFE. Anna has skills and experience in many areas including building, property, and tertiary education and sees her appointments as an opportunity to contribute to the work of these boards in a very practical and meaningful way.
Deb was invited to join the Management Committee of ShelterWA after applying for the opportunity advertised on the Women on Boards website. Deb is Principal Consultant, Organisational Development and Analysis ExpertEase Consulting Pty Ltd Steering Change.
Belinda has what some may regard as the dream job – Marketing Manager for Mercedes NSW. She was also a NSW Telstra Businesswomen of the Year winner. As a consequence of being a Women on Board's member, Belinda has been on a couple of not-for-profit boards for some time and was recently invited to join the Australian Businesswomen's Network (ABN) and Kids Earth Fund Australia.
Helen is based in Canberra and works in a senior role in the Department of Veterans Affairs. For some time she has been developing her executive coaching skills. As part of this she did some coaching work for residential aged care provider Villagio Italiano Ltd. She was subsequently invited to join the board where she is contributing her strategic planning expertise and learning a lot from the board member side of the table.
Katie Bickford and Deborah Healey
From Ron Finlay, President Australian Baseball Federation
"You may recall three years ago being kind enough to assist me in identifying new directors for the ABF. I am pleased to advise that Katie Bickford and Deborah Healey, who have just completed their three year terms as directors of the ABF, have agreed to extend their term for a further three years. The Board of the ABF is delighted to have such talented directors continue with the ABF. Both Katie and Deborah have made significant contributions to the ABF during the last three years and we are very pleased that their contributions will continue. Thank you once again for your assistance. I would be pleased if you would publicise these re-appointments as you see fit."