Who we are

Non-Executive Director; Member of the Partnerships Committee Adam Lees was appointed as Rio Tinto’s Chief Indigenous Affairs Advisor in May 2021. He has over twenty…

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Alan Joyce has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Qantas Group since November 2008. In his time as CEO, he has overseen…

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Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Andrew is Managing Director and CEO of The Pinnacle Foundation. He is also Non-Executive Chair of search and outplacement…

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Member, Investment Committee Annette Mullen was appointed as a member of the Investment Committee in April 2017. Annette is an Adjunct Professor with the Discipline…

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Volunteer Governance & Risk Manager Ben is a Senior Analyst within Deloitte’s Risk & Regulatory practice, specialising in financial services risk advisory. Prior to joining…

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Benjamin Law is the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012) and the Quarterly…

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Robert James “Bob” Brown is an Australian former politician, medical doctor, and environmentalist who is a former Senator, and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian…

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Champion of the LGBTIQ+ Community Brenda retired in 2009 after 35 years working in the corporate sector and was heavily involved volunteering with a wide…

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Victorian Committee Chair Caitlyn joined The Pinnacle Foundation in January 2020 as Alumni Manager. She was subsequently appointed as Chair of the Victorian Committee late…

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South Australian Committee Chair Originating from the rural towns of Roxby Downs and Port Augusta, Courtney understands the importance and value of higher education, and…

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Daniel Kowalski is an Australian former middle and long-distance swimmer specialising in freestyle events. He competed in the Olympic Games in 200-, 400- and 1,500-metre…

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Volunteer Chief Information Officer Darren has been creating innovative technologies and managing software development teams in the digital space for the last two decades; working…

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Non-Executive Director; Member of the People, Remuneration & Nominations Committee  Craig personally experienced the uplifting experience of education. As a teenager, growing up in a small country…

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Volunteer Foundation Advisor Dr Jim Sait worked in the higher education sector for 35 years. He has taught at universities in the UK, Canada and…

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Australian Capital Territory Committee Chair Beth has worked in enterprise risk management, performance audit, corporate and academic governance for the past 15 years. She is…

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Volunteer Company Secretary Evelyn is a senior associate in King & Wood Mallesons’ Mergers & Acquisitions team.  Evelyn advises corporate clients (including leading ASX-listed companies)…

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Volunteer Chief Financial Officer Gavin has extensive experience in leading commercial and enterprise planning, budgeting, reporting and analysis. This includes the provision of strategic advice…

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Georgie Stone is one of the most visible transgender individuals in Australia. In 2011 she was the youngest person to receive puberty blockers in Australia,…

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Tasmanian Committee Chair Ginna is a long-term and passionate public servant having worked in both the Commonwealth and Tasmanian State Service all of her career….

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Chair of the Board of Directors; Chair of the Investment Committee Greg is chair of The Pinnacle Foundation. Following a corporate career in finance, strategy…

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Volunteer Alumni Program Lead Han Worsley is a passionate educator, gender equality and LGBTIQA+ advocate, and public speaker. Growing up on the family farm north…

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Patron-in-Chief We are honoured to welcome Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria as our Patron-in-Chief. On 1 July 2015, the Honourable…

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The Business Council of Australia is the nation’s premier business organisation, advocating for a stronger and fairer society through a more prosperous Australia.Jennifer Westacott AO…

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Non-Executive Director: Member of the Audit & Risk Committee Jerome Tse is a partner in the tax group at King & Wood Mallesons based in…

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Volunteer Chief People Officer Jill is an organisational development specialist, coach and mentor with twenty years of industry experience in the financial services sector in…

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Non-Executive Director; Chair Partnerships Committee Karen is National Director at strategic communications firm Cannings Purple. A trusted advisor and expert communicator, she has worked at…

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Partnerships, Events & Planned Giving Manager Keirin has worked across further education, project management and policy for fifteen years. Most recently, Keirin has been working…

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Member, Partnerships Committee Ken is a fairly new transplant to Melbourne Australia after having spent most of his career as a talent agent in Los…

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New South Wales Committee Chair Liam has recently joined at NSW Committee Chair, having previously been a Pinnacle Mentor. Liam has had a broad career…

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Libby O’Donovan is a “powerful and sassy performer” (SMH), renowned for her nuanced interpretations and extraordinary voice. She is a critically acclaimed Jazz and Cabaret…

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Non-Executive Director; Chair of the People, Remuneration & Nominations Committee Madeline is an experienced senior executive in the South Australian public service. She holds a…

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Non-Executive Director; Acting Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee Mark has spent the past 20 years working in the not-for-profit sector in Australia, Europe…

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Member, Investment Committee Michael is the Head of Investment Strategy at First State Super, one of Australia’s largest profit-for-members superannuation funds. He is responsible for…

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Narelda Jacobs has been a journalist at Network 10 since 2000 and has presented 10 News First Perth for the last 11 years. She is…

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Volunteer Rural, Regional & Remote Scholar Liaison Nic grew up in regional Australia and currently lives in Junee, New South Wales. After coming to terms with…

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Co-Founder Paul is a Co-founder of Pinnacle Foundation. He was inspired by the vision of fellow founders Sean Linkson, Philip Comans and Susan Brooks to…

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Western Australian Committee Chair Paul Ward is a technology expert with more than 25 years’ experience. He specialises in business intelligence, data engineering and training…

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Founding Chair Paul Zahra served as chair of the board of directors of The Pinnacle Foundation from February 2016 until October 2021, after joining the…

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Program Manager Paula Corvalan has over ten years’ experience working in communications, marketing and social services. Paula has worked in print and digital media, advertising…

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Co-Founder Philip is the partner of Sean Linkson, and the youngest in a family of four children born in Canberra in 1959. Philip was lucky…

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Scholar and Mentor Manager Sam (they/them) is a community development and wellbeing professional with a background in LGBTIQ+ mental health and youth empowerment. Based in…

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Volunteer Chair Scholarship Selection Committee Sam Jacob brings more than 25 years’ experience in higher education in the UK and Australia, including senior roles at Laureate…

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Member, Investment Committee Sarah Percy-Dove, Managing Director, is Head of Asia Pacific Fixed Income Research within BlackRock’s Asia Pacific Active Investments Group. She holds a…

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Founding Patron Sean is one of the four Co-founders of Pinnacle along with Philip Comans, his partner of 20+ years, Susan Brooks, and their long-term…

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Financial Accountant Sophie is a qualified accountant (CPA) with substantial experience encompassing both industry and business services roles. Sophie has nearly 20 years of experience…

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Co-Founder Susan has extensive experience in managing regulatory risks and consumer issues from within executive government, statutory administrative bodies and the financial services sector. She…

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Member, Investment Committee Susan is an investment professional, her career spanning over 30 years in the financial markets, with the focus of the last 20…

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Non-Executive Director; Member Partnerships Committee A dynamic and commercial executive in the world of theatre and live events, Suzanne Jones has been actively involved in…

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Michael Kirby was Australia’s longest serving judge before his retirement from the High Court in February 2009. He is a strong advocate of human rights,…

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The Pinnacle Foundation’s first Queensland-based Ambassador, Justice Bradley was born in Cairns. He was educated at St Bernard’s School and Clairvaux College in Brisbane and,…

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Marketing Manager Tim has over 25 years of experience working in the retail technology and professional services space. Tim was appointed The Pinnacle Foundation’s Marketing…

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Queensland Committee Chair Tom has several years’ experience in professional services, delivering risk, compliance, and learning solutions to a range of clients throughout Australia and…

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