Our leadership

The CoAct Board

Jenni Mack (AM) 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), Graduate Certificates in Applied Finance and International Food Laws and Regulations and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She is also a qualified day skipper (yachts up to 74 feet) and spends her spare time sailing.

Jenni chairs the CoAct Board.


Dianne Hill

Independent Director

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

Dianne chairs the Audit and Risk Committees for Sydney Children’s’ Hospital Network, Service NSW and The Audit office of NSW and is a member of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committees of the  University of Technology (UTS) Council.

She is a past Director of Insearch Limited, accessUTS, 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 fellow of 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.



Wendy Field

Independent Director

Wendy is a consultant with the Department of Defence in the Capability and Sustainability Group.

Previous roles include Chief Strategy Officer for Feros Care, a not-for-profit organisation delivering aged services; 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, Wendy 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 is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.


Lynn Smart

Independent Director

Lynn is an experienced company director with appointments over the last ten years across privately owned, government and non-profit organisations. Her substantive profession is in accounting where she gained experience of over 30 years across several industries including infrastructure, mining and mining services, energy, food manufacturing and retail.

She is currently Chair of Zarraffa’s Coffee Group, a privately owned national retail franchising network and a director of Neumann Contractors Pty Ltd, part of the Neumann Group of Companies. Lynn is also a director at Mercy Community Services SEQ Ltd, which provides residential aged care and community services and a director at HCL Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mater Hospitals and Health Services. Prior appointments include director of Bundaberg Investigation Board Stage 3 for the Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply, Deputy Chair of Open Minds Australia Ltd and director of the Anywhere Theatre Festival Ltd.

Lynn holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), an MBA from the University of Queensland, is a Certified Practising Accountant and has been a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2002.

Lynn is a member of the Governance and Membership Committee, the Digital Strategy Oversight Committee and chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.


Tom Mangan

Member Director

Tom is General Manager, Community Solutions Group, a subsidiary of Endeavour Foundation.  Community Solutions Group  includes Acclaim, SkillsPlus, BRACE Education and Training, and TORGAS Apprentices and Trainees, delivering a diverse range of workforce, education, training, community wellbeing and NDIS services throughout Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

Tom has over thirty years’ experience in leadership roles in the employment, banking, finance and building products sectors before joining Community Solutions 4 years ago. He is also the current Chair of the Apprentice Employment Network Queensland and Northern Territory, and a director on the National Apprentice Employment Network.

Tom is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Griffith University Business School and Securities Institute of Australia.

Tom is a member of the Governance and Membership Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.


Andrew Thomas

Independent Director

Andrew is the Executive Director of Mater Foundation, which is a community based fundraising organisation that supports the work of Mater Health, Education and Research.

Recognised as a specialist in non-profit leadership and philanthropic giving, Andrew brings extensive experience in leadership, finance, charitable giving and marketing operations. Andrew has a strong career record in the not for profit sector delivering enduring transformation through developing and growing sustainable income streams.
He brings extensive governance and leadership experience from a variety of past and current appointments to non-profit Boards and Advisory Committees. Andrew currently serves as a Board Member and the Chair of Finance and Risk Management of Loreto College.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Business Administration, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Digital Strategy Oversight Committee.


Angat Sandhu

Independent Director

Angat is a Partner at Oliver Wyman, a leading global management consultancy and leads their Asia Pacific Insurance business. He assists organisations solve complex problems centred around their strategy, growth and operating model. Angat is passionate about the role data and technology are playing in changing customer expectations of Financial Services organisations and the challenges and opportunities this is creating for such organisations. He works across diverse markets and cultures across Asia, Europe and North America.

Angat brings to the CoAct Board a sharp analytical approach to strategy, and experience in assisting organisations adapt successfully to a changing environment.  As the child of migrants who had to establish themselves in Australia, he is a firm believer in the power of employment to impact people’s well-being.

Angat holds a Bachelor of Commerce (double majors in Actuarial Studies and Finance); is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (AIAA), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, as well as holding the Finance Risk Manager (FRM) designation. He has completed Executive Leadership courses at INSEAD and Wharton and is a member of the AICD.

Angat chairs of the Governance and Membership Committee and also the Digital Strategy Oversight Committee.

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