Who we are

Non-Executive Director; Member of the People, Remuneration & Nominations Committee BA (Griffith University, Grad Dip (Monash University) Adam Lees has over 20 years of experience…

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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 BA & LLB (The University of Melbourne)    Andrew is managing director & chief executive officer of The Pinnacle…

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

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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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Brenda retired in 2009 after 35 years working in the corporate sector and is heavily involved volunteering with a wide range of community groups, including…

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Non-Executive Director; Member of the Audit & Risk Committee  LLM (The University of Melbourne), LLB Hons I & BA (The University of Adelaide)    Caitlyn…

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Dan Bourchier is an award-winning multi-platform broadcaster with the ABC, accomplished company director and non-executive director, and in-demand public speaker and event MC and facilitator.  …

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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 Psychologist – Scholarship Selection David is a registered psychologist and has worked as a research psychologist in the School of Community Medicine at the…

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Non-Executive Director; Member of the Investment Committee BCom (University of South Africa), MBA (Warwick university), GAICD Dominique has been in the energy sector for more…

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Non-Executive Director; Member of the People, Remuneration & Nominations Committee MBBS (The University of Melbourne), MBus (Swinburne University), GAICD, MAICG     Craig personally experienced the…

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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 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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Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee; Member of the People, Remuneration & Nominations Committee BCom & MCom…

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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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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; Chair of the Investment Committee LLB, BCom and LLM (The University of Melbourne) Jerome is a partner in the tax group at King…

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South Australian Committee Co-Chair Jess is currently a director of The Umbrella Collective, a consultancy business providing strategic expertise in workforce diversity, stakeholder engagement and…

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Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Charlotte connected with The Pinnacle Foundation in 2014 as mentor to Caitlyn Georgeson, a Law/Arts…

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Non-Executive Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors; Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee BA & Dip Ed (The University of Western Australia), GAICD …

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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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Tasmanian Committee Chair Kevin has had a broad career spanning the advertising, marketing, medical and health industries. He has founded or co-founded several businesses, the…

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Scholar and Mentor Manager Laura Cripps joined The Pinnacle Foundation as a scholar in 2018 during her final year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)…

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Lorraine has been a supporter of the Pinnacle Foundation for nearly ten years and has previously mentored two Pinnacle Foundation scholars, starting in 2016. She…

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Non-Executive Director; Chair of the People, Remuneration & Nominations Committee  LLB (The University of Adelaide) & MPA (Flinders University)     Madeline is an experienced senior executive…

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Non-Executive Director; Member of the Audit & Risk Committee  BCom (Deakin University), GAICD    Mark has spent the over 20 years working in the not-for-profit…

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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 is a Whadjuk Noongar journalist, presenter, commentator and keynote speaker. Her career at Network 10 has spanned more than two decades, starting in…

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Victorian Committee Chair Nic has volunteered with The Pinnacle Foundation since 2019 as a member of the Victorian Committee where he has held the roles…

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Partnerships & Events Manager Ola has almost 20 years of experience across a wide variety of professional roles helping people discover their full potential, all…

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Patricia Karvelas is a prominent and highly respected Australian journalist, television and radio host, podcaster, political journalist, and commentator. Patricia began her professional career at…

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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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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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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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