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James Meares

Board Chair; Member, Board Performance & Audit Committee

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering

James has a background leading major multinational corporations operating throughout Asia Pacific. He has also held Board positions in health, superannuation, FMCG industry, and child & family service organisations; as well as corporate entities throughout Asia.

Anne King

Member, Risk & Compliance Committee

Anne is currently General Manager Corporate Services of Disability Sport & Recreation which is a registered charity, and disability service provider. She has previously held Board positions with the Victorian Olympic Council Education Commission, Vicsport and Table Tennis Victoria, Anne previously held positions as CEO of Table Tennis Victoria and Executive Director of the Oceania Australia Foundation. She was also a member of the Australian team for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Anne is an innovator with strong leadership and governance skills/experience in international and national arenas and a proven track record in managing complex issues, diverse stakeholder relationships and organisational strategic planning and implementation.

Basil Jenkins

Member, Finance Committee and Risk & Compliance Committee

Bachelor of Science

Basil has held senior roles with Lurgi Group of Companies, Coopers & Lybrand, Western Mining and Mobil Oil.  Basil is a member of the Finance Committee.

Bernard Morris

Chair, Risk & Compliance Committee

Bernard comes with a background in the IT and Finance industries.

Craig Bryan

Chair, Finance Committee

B.Bus and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Craig is an Audit and Assurance Partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and chairs the Finance Committee.

Jane Brockington

Chair, Board Performance & Audit Committee

Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma in Economics, Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria), Executive Fellow of the Australia New Zealand School of Government

Jane is the Principal of Bridging Policy & Practice, a consultancy and advisory practice focused on strategy and transformation; regulatory design and practice; governance and integrity; and building capability.  Previously Jane had a distinguished 20+ year career in leadership roles in the Commonwealth and Victorian public sectors in policy, reform, and research in microeconomics, budget, regulation, competition and infrastructure policy. Jane is a member of the Board of Worksafe Victoria, and Chairs the Audit & Risk Committees for Victoria Police and VicRoads.

Keith Louie

Member, HR, Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Keith’s experience has been garnered from 25 years working in senior roles in eCommerce, retail, supply chain, management consulting, production management and financial services.  Keith’s six years leading one of the largest eCommerce businesses in Australia have led to significant knowledge and a deep interest in the emerging digital economy.

Peter Guy

Member, Finance Committee

Solicitor

Peter is a director of Kennedy Guy. He joined the firm in 1987 after working as in house counsel for a national company. Peter was appointed as a partner to the firm in 1992 and is a member of the Finance Committee.

Ronda Jacobs

Chair, HR, Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and is a Member and Graduate of AICD

Ronda is currently CEO of Carrington Health which is a community health service located in Box Hill, supporting children, youth, families, carers and older people across allied health, counselling, oral health services, chronic disease management, and social support and prevention programs with priority given to people who are at greatest risk of poorer health outcomes. The organisation operates from 3 sites and has revenues of $12m with 150 staff (75 FTE). Ronda originally joined Carrington Health in early 2012 as Interim CEO to both manage the day to day operations and develop a focused and sustainable strategic direction and implementation plan then moved to the permanent CEO role after 12 months. Prior to this Ronda was Managing Director Australia & SE Asia for Catalent Pharma Solutions and General Manager Australia & SE Asia & Director Business Development for Cardinal Health (which was acquired by Blackstone Group to form Catalent). Ronda is currently Vice Chair of Primary Care Partnership. She has previously held non-executive director roles with Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, Relationships Australia Victoria, Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia and Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI). Ronda has developed broad strategic, leadership, marketing and financial credentials together with a strong background in Board governance and compliance which have afforded her a reputation as an energetic, innovative and strategic leader in both the private and NFP sectors.

Sharon Smith

Member, Finance Committee

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering & PostGradDip in Management

Sharon has worked on business expansion and strategy projects for the last 15 years. Working in the management consulting and manufacturing sectors she has extensive stakeholder management and business development experience. Sharon lives in Melbourne after several years with an international focus based in London and Singapore and was previously a non-executive director on an art gallery board.

BOARD COMMITTEES

Board Performance & Audit Committee

Jane Brockington (Chair) & James Meares

Finance Committee

Craig Bryan (Chair), Basil Jenkins, Peter Guy & Sharon Smith

HR, Remuneration  & Nomination Committee

Ronda Jacobs (Chair) & Keith Louie

Risk & Compliance Committee

Bernard Morris (Chair), Anne King & Basil Jenkins

Julia Cambage

Chief Executive Officer

Julia is a commercially astute, outcomes driven, dynamic leader with a proven track record in managing through corporate change and competitive markets.  She is someone who can take vision and make it reality, drawing the threads of opportunity weaving across the organisation together to create sound coherent strategy!

With over 20 years’ experience as a CEO she is highly regarded for her ability to drive complex processes and relationships and is considered to be someone who makes a difference, provides clear leadership and achieves results!

Avtar Singh

Director – Finance, Risk & ICT

Master of Business Administration

Avtar is responsible for TRY Australia’s entire financial management including corporate finance, treasury, financial strategy, reporting and compliance, as well as, risk and information technology management. Prior to TRY, he held financial leadership roles in Australia and Canada with the local and multinational corporations, from the services, manufacturing and construction sectors. He holds an MBA from Monash University, and is a member of CPA Australia and CPA Canada.

 

Bradley Frohnert

Director – Manufacturing & Enterprises

Master of Marketing & Bachelor of Arts (Advertising)

Joining TRY Australia in October 2018, Brad brings over 15 years’ experience at a senior level in project management, business, sales & marketing strategy, construction services and management from the private and public sectors. Employing a people first approach, he combines his high level of academic and professional experience to drive growth strategies for TRY Australia.

 

 

 

Grace Gallicchio

Director – Children, Youth & Families

Bachelor of Business & Diploma in Education

Joining TRY Australia in October 2013, Grace brings a vast range of private sector experience in finance, human resources and general management in a number of industries. Grace combines her qualifications with a professional interest in how people in organisations can be best supported to achieve both personal and business objectives. Grace is committed to delivering best practice across all of TRY’s Children’s Services

Greg Lavis

Company Secretary & Corporate Administration

Graduate Certificate in Business (Executive Administration) 

Following a career in the public & private sectors in corporate services, Greg joined TRY in February 2009 and has undertaken a variety of corporate roles and projects. As Company Secretary, Greg’s focus is to ensure TRY complies with its regulatory obligations and assist the Board of Directors in undertaking their governance responsibilities.  In addition, he is also responsible for managing a range of corporate activities and supporting the Chief Executive Officer.