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Our Board

The Infants’ Home is governed by a voluntary, independent Board of directors. 

With more than 100 years combined experience in commercial and not-for-profit management, our Board is committed to integrity, diversity, collaboration and innovation.

Mary Verschuer

President

MBA, MScSoc, BAppSc

Mary Verschuer

Mary has over 25 years senior management experience globally across a range of industries from engineering to mining services to packaging. Most recently she was a director of ASX/NZX listed entity Nuplex and President Minerals and Metals for Schenck Process. Mary was on our Board from 2008 until early 2015 and has now returned. Member since 2016.

Lindsay Smartt

Treasurer

BA, FIAA, FNZSA, ASA, GAICD

Lindsay Smartt

Lindsay is a non-executive director, consults in risk and strategy and is a qualified actuary. He sits on the boards of the Westpac / BT Financial Group insurance subsidiaries and is an experienced audit and risk committee chair.  He has served on the council of the Actuaries Institute since 2010 and as president in 2016, chairs that board. During Lindsay’s career in financial services he has held chief risk officer, CFO and appointed actuary roles, having worked in large financial institutions, global reinsurers and consultancies (including his own). Member since 2016.

Sandra Cheeseman

Vice President

PG Cert Research (EC), B.Ed, Dip Tch

Sandra Cheeseman

Sandra Cheeseman is a lecturer in social policy, leadership and professional practice at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University. She has over 30 years’ experience in the early childhood sector working in diverse roles and communities as a teacher, co-ordinator of  professional learning and in senior executive positions. She has been a member of a number of Boards and advisory groups and is a strong advocate for considering the perspectives of children in policy and decision making. Sandra was appointed to the Board of The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA in April 2016. Member since 2015.

Anthony Kutra

Director

B.Ec (Hons), MBA, FAICD, FAIM

Anthony Kutra

Anthony has held various senior management and director positions in Australia and overseas, covering the global mining services, and engineering services industries. Anthony is Chair of the Advisory Council for Centacare Broken Bay. Member since 2008.

Carolyn Swindell

Director

BA (Hons), MA, GAICD

Carolyn Swindell

Carolyn Swindell is an experienced marketing and public relations professional. She is the principal consultant of Charliesierra, which specialises in strategic communication to support organisations and Boards. Her experience includes a career in both corporate and community organisations as well as being a political advisor. Member since 2012.

Hugh Humphrey

Director

MBA, BCOMM (Economics & Marketing)

Hugh Humphrey

Hugh is a senior executive in financial services with a background in telecommunications and management consulting. Hugh has held a number of leadership roles and is currently General Manager in the Wealth Management division of Australia's largest financial services organisation. He has served on a number of corporate boards at Vodafone Australia, Hillross Financial Services and AMP Ltd (NMLA). Member since 2015.

Our Honorary Advisers

ARCHITECTS

David Burke and Michael Bullen of Brewster Murray Pty Ltd

AUDITORS

James Winter of Grant Thornton Audit Pty Ltd

SOLICITOR

John Gray of Clarke Kann Lawyers

PHILANTHROPY

Gavin Thomson

VISITING MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Eleanor Brumby

 

 

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