MComm, BBus, Dip Th, FAICD
Chair - Relationships Australia NSW Board
Chris has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2013 and Chair since 2014. Chris is also a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee and Governance, Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
He is a corporate governance systems consultant to a range of national and international corporations and not-for-profits around Australia. He is an accredited facilitator of AICD courses in governance, finance, risk and strategy. Chris has extensive board and senior management experience, and has been CEO of four organisations, in social services, education, IT and health.
BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Comp Studies, GAICD
Vice-chair Relationships Australia NSW Board of Directors.
Steve has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Steve is a member of the Governance, Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
He has extensive experience in senior management positions in the private sector, including 12 years as Managing Director and Vice President in the Australian subsidiaries of global technology companies in the IT, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. Steve has also served as Chair of the Audit, Governance and Risk Committee in a member based technology recycling management company. His professional interests include leveraging technology platforms to support business growth, improve service delivery and manage risk.
BSc (Hons), PhD, Dip Corp Man, FAICD
Merilyn has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011.
She has extensive experience in senior management positions in the public and private sectors, including six years as CEO of an ASX–listed biotechnology company. Merilyn is currently a non-executive director on several boards spanning health, agriculture and food industries.
M Int Law, Grad Cert Legal Practice, LLB, BA (Linguistics), Cert IV Training & Assessment
Andrea has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015. Andrea is a member of the Governance Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
She is a Partner of Salvos Legal, delivering pro bono legal services to disadvantaged members of the community in family, criminal, immigration, and administrative law matters. Having started her legal career at Clayton Utz, Andrea left her career in corporate law to pursue her passions in the community sector.
Andrea completed a Master of International Law at the University of Sydney, during which she undertook an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She was awarded a scholarship to complete a Graduate Certificate in Not for Profit Management, and has volunteered her time as a member of various committees, including the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee, the Salvation Army’s Women in Leadership Committee, and on the Management Committee of an NGO.
B Comm., MBA, FGIA, CA, CFTP (Snr), FAICD
Peter has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015. Peter is the Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.
He has had wide ranging senior leadership experience in global corporate financial management across a range of industries, mainly multinational and multi-jurisdictional and predominantly within cost and margin constrained industries. His professional focus has included business risk assessments, change management, cost minimization and restructuring, funding, corporate governance and merger and acquisitions.
In addition to being a facilitator with the AICD, Peter acts as an consultant to organisations, provides executive coaching services, volunteers in aged care and is a non-executive director of a board in the health sector.
BA (Hons), MBA, FCA, GAICD
Company Secretary and CFO - Relationships Australia NSW
Gill has been employed by Relationships Australia (NSW) Limited since 2011 when she was also appointed as Company Secretary to the Board and all Board Committees. Gill is also the Chief Financial Officer of Relationships Australia (NSW).