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Michael Anderson

Chairman

Michael Anderson

BEc, FIAA, Grad Dip (Christian Studies), MAICD

Michael joined the Board in 2011. Michael is also a director of Uniting Financial Services, Morling College Foundation and Wesley Mission. He has other roles around investment, ethics and leadership and is a member of the AMP Capital Responsible Investment Leaders Ethics Committee and Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Council. Michael had a career at AMP Capital Investors spanning a range of senior investment and general management roles over 27 years. These included Head of Australian Equities; leading Australia’s largest Sustainable Investment Fund from its inception; and being a company spokesperson on corporate governance issues.


Tony Carpani

Tony Carpani

B Eng. (Sydney Uni ) FAICD.

Tony has an extensive background in senior management positions both in Australia and in the United States where he was Vice President of a US based multinational company, Wabtec Corp. Since retiring from full time employment, he has formed his own consultancy firm focusing on business management, company mergers and acquisitions. During his 13 years with Wabtec Corp, Tony managed a global rail manufacturing division of engineered components for rail rolling stock located in 6 countries. He was a member of several international boards and was chair of the German, Italian and Australian companies.


Myree Harris

Myree Harris

OAM rsj BA (Macq), MPS (Loyola), GradDip (Religious Studies) (ACU)

Myree is a sister of the congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites) and has been a member of the EHL board since 1998 She is community leader and public officer of Gethsemane Community Inc, Chair of the Australian Catholic Disability Council, and co-founder and convenor of CASA: Coalition for Appropriate Supported Accommodation for people with disabilities in NSW, and member of the Boarding House Expert Advisory Group.


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David Mann

BAppl Science (Building)

David has over 30 years’ experience in the property development and construction industry. During that time has held senior executive positions for a number of major corporations including Mirvac, Macquarie Bank, Brookfield Multiplex and AV Jennings. David has extensive experience in leadership, management and motivation of multi-disciplinary teams for the planning and delivery of residential development projects, including the preparation of strategic business plans with core objectives, financial targets, risk analysis, programmes, governance and structure. David is a member of the William Clarke College Council and is Chair of the College’s Building and Infrastructure Committee. He attends Emmanuel Anglican Church, Glenhaven where he and his wife are both active members including David being a member of the Parish Council and Chair of the Church’s Property Taskforce .


John K. Martin

John K. Martin

B.Eng. GAICD

John has held a variety of technical IT and senior management roles for over 25 years in a large Australian corporation. Over the last 10 years, John has been assisting congregations with mission, property & business planning. John also has served on several not-for-profit boards of Christian organisations. He is currently working as a part-time Property Development Manager for Uniting, as well as providing consulting assignments across the Uniting Church and in the not for profit sector. John aims to help not-for-profit organisations through good governance & improved business operations and focussed strategy to achieve their organisational goals in a just and socially responsible way.


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Albert Olley

B.Bus (Accounting & Computing), MBL, Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance, GAICD, ACIS, AGIA

Albert joined the Board in 2016. He has over 30-years corporate and public sector experience with over 15-years’ experience as a Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive in the human services, banking and insurance sectors. He is currently working as a management consultant and prior to this provided support services to the NSW public sector housing, disability and child protection functions.


David Schwarz

David Schwarz

David is an experienced non executive director and governance expert. He began his career at the Department of Housing in the early 90’s and then moved into executive search in London where he placed executives and board member candidates into some of the largest not for profit housing and regeneration organisations in the UK. He was the Deputy Chair of United Residents Housing Association in London and was the Chair of the Performance Sub Committee. On returning from the UK, he worked at the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently runs his own governance and board recruitment company


Zara Tai

Zara Tai

B. Urb Reg Plan (UNE), Cert IV Project Management (UNE)

Zara is a consecrated virgin from the Diocese of Parramatta. She joined the board in 2015. She has worked as a town planner in development assessment, compliance and strategic planning for over 20 years in Sydney and regional NSW. She is now a strategic planner at Blacktown City Council. Her work focuses on precinct planning in the release areas in Blacktown. Zara was on property related advisory boards in the Diocese of Parramatta for around 10 years. She was also on the National Council of Australian Catholic Women. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.


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Natasha Thompson

B.Com, CA, MAICD

Natasha joined the Board in 2015. Until recently, Natasha was an executive in the private sector and has worked in senior finance, governance and risk management roles for some of Australia’s leading listed companies. Natasha’s most recent private sector role was Head of Group Risk, Compliance and Insurance at AGL Energy Limited. In 2015 Natasha was appointed Chief Financial Officer at So They Can, a not for profit organisation working in international development to support communities in East Africa. Natasha is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, a Graduate of AICD and is currently completing a Bachelor of Theology. Natasha is passionate about seeing not for profit entities both in Australia and abroad operate sustainably to meet the needs of vulnerable people and to provide solutions to assist them to meet their full potential.

 

Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

B.Bus, FCPA, FFin

Andrew joined the Board in 2015. In the last ten years he has had a career as a senior executive within the community-based Not For Profit Sector. Initially as CFO of Wesley Mission and more recently as Executive Director Enterprise and Corporate at CatholicCare and CFO of Sylvanvale Foundation Limited – a Disability Service Organisation . In these roles he has guided these organisations into a sustainable financial position with a strong focus on robust infrastructure and technology to support the needs of the clients these organisations serve. In addition, he has overseen the effective delivery of client services within the areas of employment, disability support, vocational training, mental health and supporting organisational preparedness for the changes arising a result of the NDIS. Andrew is currently providing consulting services within the Not For Profit Sector with a focus on corporate planning, NDIS transition and assisting organisations in strategic growth and business development. Prior to these roles he held senior executive positions in commercial enterprises across the technology, media, financial services and member services sectors. He is currently a member of the Dunlea Board in support of young people and their education.