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Our People

The Rt Hon. the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Councillor Robert Doyle

President: December 2008
Appointed: 2008

Robert Doyle was elected Lord Mayor in 2008. He is a Principal at The Nous Group, a management consultancy business based in Melbourne and since 2007 has been Chairman of Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital). In 2010, he was made a Fellow of Monash University. Robert is also Chairman of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance.

Mr Andrew Baxter, BBus(Mktg), AMAMI CPM, GAICD

Chairman: October 2016
Appointed: 2011

Committee: Strategic Marketing (Chair)
Grants Advisory Panel: Education and Employment (Co-Chair)

Andrew Baxter is currently the CEO of Publicis Worldwide in Australia and New Zealand, and also sits on the Publicis Worldwide global management board.

He has worked with many of Australia’s largest companies and brands, including MYER, Wesfarmers, BMW, Australia Post, AAMI, Toyota, KFC, Nestle, Kimberly Clark, L’Oreal, Qantas, Luxottica, Nintendo & Westpac, as well as the NSW, Victorian, Queensland, NT and Federal Governments.

Andrew is a Director of a number of companies within Publicis Worldwide, Chairs both the Song Room and the Deakin Business School Advisory Board, and sits on the Board of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Ms Jay Bonnington, BCom, MBA, FCPA, FAICD

Deputy Chair: October 2014
Appointed: 2008

Committees: Governance and Nominations, Investment

Jay is a qualified chartered accountant who held senior financial roles both internationally and in Australia, including CFO/ Finance Director roles, and National CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia. She has been a professional full-time director since 2005 on a portfolio of boards. Currently an independent director on the UTA Infrastructure Board, Australian Rail Track Corporation and Metro Fire Brigade.

Jay is a Trustee of The Queens Fund, and an Independent Member of Mercy Health and Aged Care Audit Finance and Risk Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army (Southern Territory), and is Independent Chair of the Audit Committee.

 

Dr Raphael Arndt

Appointed: 2016
Committee: Investment (Chair)


Raphael was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer of the Future Fund in 2014. He leads a multi disciplinary investment team making investments across all asset classes and geographies. Prior to this, Raphael was the Fund's Head of Infrastructure and Timberland. 

Raphael was previously an Investment Director with Hastings Funds Management. He has also held infrastructure policy positions with both the private sector and the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Raphael started his career as an engineer working with Ove Arup & Partners in Melbourne and London. He holds engineering and economics degrees and a PhD from the University of Melbourne which focused on risk allocation in Public Private Partnerships.

Mr Richard Balderstone

Appointed: 2014
Committee: Investment

Richard has worked in the financial and investment markets for 35 years. He was a founding partner and director of JCP Investment Partners, a specialist investment management organisation with over $10 billion in funds under management.

Previously, Richard was a Director of ABN AMRO (and BZW) for over 10 years. He was a Director of the Australian Rail Track Corporation and a Trustee Director of the Commonwealth Public Service Superannuation Schemes (CSS/PSS) between 1998 and 2004. Richard is a Trustee/Director of several charitable organisations including the Baker Foundation, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and the SecondBite Future Trust.

Mr Craig Bell BCom FCPA MACID

Appointed: 2014
Committee: Audit & Risk (Chair)

Craig is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), a Certified Practising Accountant, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently the Chief Financial Officer at the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Craig has over 25 years’ experience in Finance and ICT, having held senior positions across a number of sectors. This includes roles in top tier investment firms in London at Lloyds Bank TSB, Salomon Smith Barney and J.P. Morgan, and in Melbourne at ANZ, NAB and Chimaera Capital, along with various financial positions in the Victorian and South Australian State Governments.

Mr Jon Edwards

Appointed: 2008
Committee: Audit and Risk
Grants Advisory Panel: Affordable Housing and Homelessness (Chair)
Youth in Philanthropy: Mentor


Jon was formerly CEO of Frankston City Council, and State and National President of Local Government Managers Australia, a peak professional association which awarded him its Certificate of Merit for Services to Local Government. Jon is a Life Governor of the Peter James Centre.

Dr Sandra Hacker AO

Appointed: 2014
Committee: Governance and Nominations
Grants Advisory Committee: Healthy and Cohesive Communities (Chair)

Sandra is a psychiatrist in private practice, who also works at the Alfred Hospital Heart-Lung Transplant Unit. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sandra Chairs the Human Research Ethics Committee for the Victorian Departments of Health and Human Services. Sandra was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2005 and received a Doctor of Medical Science (honoris causa) from the University of Melbourne in 2012.

Mr Daniel Leighton, BAppSci(Hons)

Chairman: 2013 - 2016
Appointed: 2008
Committees: Governance and Nominations, Strategic Marketing
Grants Advisory Panel: Sustainable Melbourne
Youth in Philanthropy: Mentor

Daniel is the CEO of Inclusion Melbourne, a progressive disability support provider which promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual disability. He currently serves on the Victorian committee of National Disability Services, the peak industry body and previously served as an advisor on the design of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. He has previously held a range of operational, policy and research roles in government and the not-for-profit sector.

Ms Gail Owen OAM

Appointed: 2016
Committee: Governance and Nominations


Gail is a commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in energy and resources, of nearly 40 years standing. She is currently a partner of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. Gail has extensive board experience having been Deputy Chairman of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation and a member of the boards of the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation, AGEST Super Pty Ltd, the Legal Services Board, the Law Institute of Victoria and Alliance Gold NL. She is also a trustee of The Queen's Fund and a director of Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Pty Ltd.

Ms K. Jane Peck BA, GAICD

Appointed: 2014
Committee: Strategic Marketing, Governance and Nominations

Jane is on the Council of University College, a former president of the Lyceum Club Melbourne and Non-Executive Director of MS Victoria. Jane has broad executive experience across a number of sectors and business models, ranging from marketing to manufacturing with her particular strengths in consumer insights and stakeholder engagement.

Ms Andrea Waters, FCA, GAICD, GAIST

Appointed: 2008
Committees: Audit and Risk, Governance and Nominations (Chair)

Andrea is a professional Non-Executive Director and Chartered Accountant. She was previously an Audit Partner with KPMG specialising in financial services and has more than 28 years experience auditing companies and not-for-profit organisations. She is also a Director of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, CareSuper and Citywide Service Solutions and has previously been a board member of Cancer Council Victoria.

Mr Craig Bell (Chair)

Mr Jon Edwards

Ms Gail Owen OAM

Ms Jane Peck

Ms Andrea Waters (Chair)

Mr Andrew Baxter

Mrs Jay Bonnington

Dr Sandra Hacker AO 

Ms Gail Owen OAM

Mr Raphael Arndt (Chair)

Mrs Jay Bonnington

Mr Richard Balderstone

Mr Daniel Leighton

Ms Jane Peck (Chair)

Mr Andrew Baxter

Mr Daniel Leighton