Board of Directors

Michael Brown BE, MBA, GAICD (Chairperson)

Michael is the owner and Managing Director of Goldmont Engineering, a Kalgoorlie based steel fabrication and engineering business that provides services to the mining, transport and construction industries.

He previously worked in the mining industry where his work included strategic and operations planning, mergers & acquisitions and performance improvement across the supply chain.  Earlier in his career, Michael worked in investment banking and construction engineering.

Robert Campbell CA, CPA, RCA, MSW, GAICD (Deputy Chair)

Robert is a registered company auditor, tax agent, chartered accountant.

He had over 25 years’ experience leading social welfare and educational organisations in a variety of CEO positions. He is the managing director of Australian Audit Pty Ltd which provides audit and assurance services especially in the not-for-profit sector. He advises on the application of Australian Accounting Standards, fringe benefits tax, trusts, salary packaging, deductible gift recipient and charity taxation matters. He serves on the boards of two other charities in Perth and a number of private companies. He is also a member of the professional users group of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. Robert resigned as a Board member as of March 2018.

David Smith BComm, FCA, MAICD (Treasurer)

David is a former Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). David is experienced in external and internal audit services, accounting and broader business advice across a broad spectrum of industries covering resources, services, media, construction and engineering. David lead client focused teams in the provision of services to clients and has considerable experience reporting to Boards and Audit Committees. David is a director of Royal Fremantle Golf Club Inc., a former director of Fremantle Port Authority and a former member of the Port Hedland Port Authority Risk Assurance and Audit Committee and University of Melbourne Audit and Finance Committees.

Bevan Sturgess-Smith B.Sc, GradDip Bus (Finance), MAICD

Bevan Sturgess-Smith is an investment adviser with over 25 years’ experience in the banking, finance and investment sectors. He currently manages investment portfolios for a range of retail, wholesale and institutional clients. Bevan has qualifications in both Psychology and Finance and has tutored at Edith Cowan University and the Australian Stock Exchange in finance and stock market education. He has also presented market updates, commentary and interactive discussion on stock market issues for the ABC, Channels 7 & 9 and 91.3 SportFM.
Bevan was appointed the chair of St Bartholomew’s Foundation Inc. in 2009 and St Bartholomew’s Developments Pty Ltd in 2013.

Hamish Milne BA(Hons), MPhil, MBA, FAIM, FLWA, FRSA, GAICD

Hamish is a management professional with broad experience working with Anglican organisations, including the Anglican Church Diocese of Perth where he held numerous positions from 2004-2015. His current role is WA State Manager, The Royal College of General Practitioners. In addition to a strong interest in history, contemporary art, ethics and governance, Hamish has been a lay member of hospital research ethics committees for almost 20 years.

Sandra Hackett M.Eng (Hons), MAICD

Sandra has over twenty-five years consulting experience in strategy, risk management, project management and governance. She is a Partner in the specialist management consulting firm, Riskwest, which provides risk and business continuity advisory services to a range of corporate, government and community service organisations and major state infrastructure projects. Sandra has extensive experience in the implementation of risk management programs, assisting Boards, Executive management and stakeholders to understand and use risk information as an integral part of their oversight, strategic planning or operational management function.

Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown PhD, BA(Hons), BComm, FAIM, MAICD, MPRIA

Felicity has over 30 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors. She has served on a number of government, academic and community boards and committees as a member, chair or deputy chair. Specialist skills include strategic policy development, project management, community and stakeholder engagement, change activation and integrated communications planning.

Jan Stewart, PSM, BA, MSW, HonDLitt.West Aust, GAIM, GAICD (Board Director, appointed 29 April 2015)

Jan Stewart held the position of CEO of Lotterywest from 1992 to December 2014 and prior to that appointment was the Director of Grants and Community Development at Lotterywest from 1998 to 1991. From February 2016 to September 2016 she was acting General Manager of West Australian Ballet. Jan holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Western Australia.  Her career before Lotterywest included 8 years as Chief Social Worker at Perth’s major paediatric teaching hospital.

Jan has held many voluntary board positions both locally and internationally for many years. These have included that of Senior Vice President on the Executive Committee of the World Lottery Association for more than eight years. She was the inaugural position of President of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association from 1999 to 2004 and was again a member of the Executive Committee of that organization from 2012-14. She was a member of the Hale School Board for 12 years and on the board of Save the Children for 5 years.  Her current board positions apart from that at St Bartholomew’s House including the Perkins Medical Research Institute, West Australian Opera, MercyCare, Country Arts Chairman of the Raine Study Board and she is a trustee of the Feilman Foundation. Jan is Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact and is a member of the University of Western Australia’s Sports Advisory Committee.

Jan was awarded a Medal for outstanding service to the University of Western Australia in 2004, a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day honours of 2009 and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2016 she was awarded the honourary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Western Australia in recognition of her services to the community and to the arts.

Amber Crosthwaite, LLB

Amber is an experienced commercial lawyer specialising in the Aged Care sector and Retirement Living sector.  She has over 16 years’ experience negotiating complex commercial transactions in Australia, Asia and the UK. In particular, she has extensive experience in risk analysis, strategy development and structuring of complex, high risk, high value, multi-party, multi-jurisdiction transactions across the aged care, retirement living, health, water, power, facilities management, labour procurement, information technologies and oil & gas sectors. Amber has a deep interest in social justice and have been a committed volunteer for many years in the homelessness and refugee/asylum seeker sectors.

Robert Cole, BSc, LLB (Hons) (ANU)

Rob is a former Executive Director of Woodside Petroleum Ltd, and a former Managing Director of Beach Energy Limited. Prior to these executive management roles, Rob had a 20-year legal career with the law firm Mallesons. Rob has skills and experience in leadership, strategy, human resources, public and community affairs, audit, risk management, economic evaluation, legal and commercial affairs and corporate governance. Rob is the Chairman of Synergy, Chairman of the Southern Ports Authority and a non-executive director of Iluka Resources Ltd. He is also a former Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association. Rob has also held directorships in the not for profit sector, including a role as Deputy Chair of the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Pierre Dreyer

Pierre is currently an audit partner with EY in Perth. He has worked in Big 4 professional services firms for the past 28 years, in South Africa, the UK and Australia. He specialises in providing assurance services to clients in the resources industry and has previously served as treasurer/honorary auditor for a number of not-for-profit organisations.