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Our leadership

The CoAct Board is composed of Member Directors appointed by the membership at the AGM and Independent Directors appointed by the Board.

Jenni Mack (Chair)

Independent Director

Jenni is an experienced governance professional with over two decades of board experience, including over ten years as a chair of a board. She has particular expertise with member-based not-for-profit organisations operating in highly commercial environments. This includes strategy development, risk management, organizational transformation and business innovation, especially using digital platforms. Over the last decade Jenni has focused on risk management and cyber security, digital delivery of member services, cloud services, social engagement and marketing. From earlier in her career Jenni has high level experience in public policy, regulation, stakeholder relations, media and corporate affairs.

As well as Chair of CoAct she also serves on the board of one of Australia’s largest super funds Sunsuper and is a Director of the Red Cross Blood Service.

Jenni has a BA (Journalism), MA (Public Policy and Administrative Law) and Graduate Certificates in Applied Finance and International Food Laws and Regulations. She is also a qualified day skipper (yachts up to 74 feet) and spends her spare time sailing.

Jenni is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Governance and Membership Committee, and the Customer, Technology and Growth Committee.

 

Dianne Hill

Independent Director

Dianne has been a Non-Executive Director for over 25 years and currently is a Director of AccessUTS and of management consulting firm Sector Research.

Dianne chairs the Audit and Risk Committees for Sydney Children’s’ Hospital Network and The Audit Office of NSW and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committees of Department of Finance, Services and Innovation; Service NSW; the Land and Housing Corporation and NSW Property.

She is a past Director of Insearch Limited, Scope Global, the Australian Consumers Association (Choice) and the Internal Audit Bureau (IAB) of NSW.

Dianne’s background is in chartered accounting, financial services and program management of large IT and business projects in both the public and private sector. She is a facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Chartered Accountants Advisory Group (members ethical counselling), a member of the Benevolent Foundation grant advisory committee, and a trustee member of CEDA.

Dianne chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

 

David Curd

Member Director

David is the Executive General Manager of Endeavour Foundation’s Community Solutions subsidiary business, which consists of Community Solutions Group, Acclaim, SkillsPlus, BRACE Education and Training and TORGAS Apprentices and Trainees. Together, the subsidiary delivers a diverse range of workforce, education, training, community wellbeing and NDIS services throughout Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

As the founder of Community Solutions Group, David has over 20 years’ experience in education, government, business and community sectors. David’s key strengths include strategic planning, business development, partnership facilitation, mergers and amalgamations and sound governance

David sits on the Board of each of the Community Solutions subsidiary organisations as the MD/Director and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David chairs the Governance and Membership Committee.

 

Bryan McCormick

Member Director

Bryan is the CEO of Workways Australia since May 2013.

Bryan has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer with expertise in franchising and group structures, including leadership roles as managing partner and appointment as a Supreme Court Mediator. After leaving the legal profession in 2008, Bryan joined the high-profile Leading Teams organisation as a facilitator working with elite sporting teams including the Essendon Football Club.

He has been a CEO in the not for profit sector since 2010, with a focus on strategy, business diversification, partnership development and financial management. In 2012, Bryan was appointed as the Victorian representative of the NDS National Committee for Open Employment, which advised government on employment policy. Bryan is a director of the East Gippsland Marketing Board. Bryan is a member of the Governance and Membership Committee and the Customer, Technology and Growth Committee.

 

Jacob Hook

Independent Director

Jacob is Managing Partner for Asia Pacific for Oliver Wyman, a leading global management consultancy. At Oliver Wyman, Jacob’s consulting work focuses on business strategy, risk management, and public policy. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Jacob worked for the superannuation division of National Mutual (later AXA) in Australia, as well as a consultant for private and public sector entities in South East Asia.

Jacob was previously a Non-Executive Director of National Economic Research Associates (Australia). He has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (Boston) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jacob is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Customer, Technology and Growth Committee.

 

Wendy Field

Independent Director

Wendy is the Chief Strategy Officer for Feros Care, a not-for-profit organisation offering home care and community care aged services.

Previously, Wendy was the Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand for Ecolab Inc. the global leader in water hygiene and energy technologies and services and before that served as Chief Executive Officer at an Employment Services organisation for three years. Earlier in her career, she worked for the Spotless Group for 15 years, holding various positions including Group General Manager of the Managed Services Division and MD of the New Zealand operations. Wendy brings detailed understanding of the large employer perspective and a strong capability to develop staffing solutions for employers for permanent and temporary workforce requirements across a broad range of industry sectors.

Wendy has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Business Management. She also is a graduate of the INSEAD Business School for the World and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Wendy chairs the Customer, Technology and Growth Committee.

 

Paul Kelly

Member Director

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of CHESS Employment, an organisation that delivers employment and human services to people with disability, health issues and disadvantage. CHESS Employment is located on the Mid North Coast and Clarence Valley regions of NSW. Paul has extensive experience in the areas of strategy, business transformation, governance and stakeholder management. He has previously held executive management and leadership positions in the financial services sector.

Paul is an Adjunct Professional Fellow, Southern Cross University School of Health and Human Services and an advisor to The North Coast Primary Health Network Centre for Healthcare Knowledge and Innovation.

Paul is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Governance and Membership Committee.

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