Ardoch Board

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

Board Observers

Callum Steele