Ardoch Board

Ms Naomi Gorringe



Head of Consumer Marketing at Southern Cross Austereo. Naomi’s background is as a creative advertising agency executive, working 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 since 2016 and Vice-Chairperson since 2021.

Ms Charlie Spendlove

Deputy Chairperson

BA (Hons) Business

Chief Marketing, Communications and Engagement for Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games. Charlie has held Executive roles in a diverse set of industries in both Corporate and For Purpose organisations over her 30 year career. Prior her current role, Charlie spent a decade in the Disability sector focused on public education, brand management, digital transformation and philanthropy.
Director of Ardoch since 2021.

Ms Julie Gow


B Business, CA GAICD

Previously CFO and Company Secretary at Australian Terminal Operations Management (ATOM) with responsibilities for finance and corporate services. Prior to this role she held senior finance and technology roles in the energy, not-for-profit and pharmaceutical sector.

Mr Brent Tulk

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.

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.

Ms Chelsea Patten

Company Secretary

GradCert (Corporate Governance), FINSIA, CPA, BCom

Manager, Investment Stewardship at VFMC. VFMC is a public authority responsible for investing for the benefit of Victorians.

Previously Head of ESG Australia/Asia at BHP and Chief of Staff to the Chair at BHP. Spent the last 15 years at BHP in various roles across Finance, External Affairs and Group Governance.

Director of Ardoch since 2021.

Anthony Raitman

B BAcc, BA (psychology), Grad. Dip. Public Policy, GAICD

Anthony is an experienced Board Director of small not-for-profits with a strong interest in early childhood and education, public policy and management, and social justice. He has dedicated his career to improving the health, learning, development, safety and wellbeing outcomes of children, young people and their families, leading teams and developing systems to address long-term disadvantage.

Sally Lasslett

B Applied Science, Grad. Dip. Edu. M Education

Sally Lasslett is the Principal of Hester Hornbrook Academy and General Manager of Education with MCM. In her time Sally has put the flexible school setting on the map! She has a master plan to ensure that education is accessible to all young people, particularly those who have been failed by the mainstream school system. Sally has been an educational leader in a variety of school settings and roles for over 25 years.

Callum Steele

J.D Law, B Commerce

Commercial Lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin working primarily in Mergers and Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Governance. Callum is also significantly involved in pro bono work, which includes assisting with visa applications and not-for-profit corporate governance advice

Board Observers

Selena Wang

Business consultant at EY, specialising in large-scale transformation programs in the public sector. Selena is passionate about social responsibility and actively contributes to the not-for-profit sector. Serving on the board of Youth Without Borders, Selena drives positive changes for young people and their communities. Additionally, she leads and volunteers for numerous corporate responsibility initiatives in her workplace.

Alisha Rawal

Alisha is a doctor, who has left the medical world for management consulting with Bain and Company. She has been involved with NFP Happy Brain, since its inception in 2016. HBE supports migrant and disadvantaged youth through education and mentorship