Ardoch Board

MR BRENT TULK

Chairperson

B Econ, LLB

Partner at Mercer and leads the Governance team, specialising in advising financial services organisations on governance, compliance and risk management. His background is as an actuarial consultant and practising lawyer with a commercial law firm. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2015, appointed Company Secretary 2015. Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.

MS NAOMI GORRINGE

Vice-Chairperson

BA

Advertising agency executive who has worked with clients across commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and Canada. Founded the Perth campus of Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) in 2009. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2016

MR JAMES ALEXIADES

BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, FACEL, MACE, AFAIM

Special Projects – Consultant at Caulfield Grammar School. Former Deputy Principal – Head of Caulfield Campus, Caulfield Grammar School (2003 – 2020). Member of the School Executive, making decisions across five campuses. Appointed Fellow of the Australian College of Educational Leaders (ACEL) in 2018. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2008. Chair of the Nominations Committee.

MS JOELLE TABONE

Treasurer

B BAcc, CA, Grad Dip App Fin, GAICD

Partner at HLB Mann Judd. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2011, appointed Treasurer 2012. Chairperson of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.

MR ADAM TODHUNTER

Grad Dip App In Sys, MAICD

High-level executive experienced in operations and strategy in both the public and private sectors, including roles at Dimension Data Australia, Department of Treasury and Finance, Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and Department of Premier and Cabinet. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2015.

MR ANDREW WEAR

BA (Hons), LLB, MA, Grad Dip App Econ, GAICD, FIPAA (Vic)

Director of Economic Development with the City of Melbourne. Former senior public servant with the Victorian Government. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2015.

MS AMANDA ROBBINS

B Econ (Social Sciences), Dip Law, LLM

Amanda brings extensive expertise in economic policy having started her career at the Federal Treasury and having been Deputy Chief of Staff to the Australian Federal Treasurer in the former government. Amanda founded Equity Economics and currently works for the World Bank in Washington DC. Amanda holds a Master of Laws from ANU, an Executive Global MBA and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

MS CHELSEA PATTEN

Company Secretary

GradCert (Corporate Governance), FINSIA, CPA, BCom

Now the Head Of Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) at BHP, Chelsea has participated in our Literacy Buddies® program and is a  key champion within the company for Ardoch and our work. Chelsea brings strong governance skills and experience.

 

MS CHARLIE SPENDLOVE

BA (Hons) Business

Head of Marketing and Communications Centre of Excellence for Guide Dogs VIC and NSW/ACT. Following a corporate career in IT, Construction and Retail, Charlie has held executive roles within the Disability sector for the last ten years, focussed on public education, brand management and philanthropy. Director of Ardoch since 2021.

Board Observers

Mr HUHU CHEN

Huhu joins Ardoch as a board observer in 2021 as part of the Observership Program. Huhu is a Business Analyst at Powershop and is leading innovation projects to help Australians better adopt renewable energy.

Huhu brings extensive business management experience with an MBA from Melbourne Business School and from years of managing his own business units. His experience spans across international borders and industry leading organisations. Huhu comes from humble beginnings, similar to the beneficiaries of Ardoch, and is honoured to have the opportunity to give back.