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Mr Peter Fitzpatrick AM

Commenced January 2016
Chairperson

Peter Fitzpatrick AM is widely respected and recognised for the outstanding contributions made during his professional life at the helm of two peak bodies as the Chief Executive Officer for the legal profession and the motor industry. Prior to this Peter had a distinguished twenty year military career, including service with the elite Special Air Service (SASR) Regiment as an Australian Army Officer, taking early retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1997 he was a strategic adviser to the then Prime Minister, John Howard.

For the past five years Peter was a coach and mentor of a group of 18 high performing CEOs committed to leading profitable and effective companies. He is currently a director on seven boards and is chair of four. The boards are a mix of for profit and not for profit organisations. He has also recently finished a four year term as the Chair of the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention.

He is the Chair of the Bravery Trust which provides support and financial assistance to veterans from the Afghanistan and Gulf Wars and the widows and children of deceased veterans. He is an adviser and Patron to a number of Veterans and mental health organisations and provides training for the Indigenous community.

Peter facilitates four modules on the Company Directors’ Course, for local government and for not for profit and registered organisations on Governance, Board Performance Finance, Strategy, Risk and Leadership. He is a graduate of the Company Directors Course and has an advanced diploma in Company Directorship having completed the Mastery of the Boardroom qualification. He was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 1984 and was a state finalist for Australian of the Year in 2008-09.



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Dr Glenda Campbell-Evans

Commenced October 2006
Deputy Chairperson

Glenda Campbell-Evans is a member of academic staff at Edith Cowan University (ECU) with teaching and administrative responsibilities at post graduate level including supervision of a number of Med and PhD research students. She is Associate Dean, Research, School of Education. Current and recent research activity includes projects exploring school-level governance, motivation of members of voluntary boards, educational leadership, and delivery models of social services. Glenda has previously led a university-wide project to embed a new curriculum framework into undergraduate courses at ECU, and held the position of Director, Transnational Quality, Associate Dean International, Head of School of Education, and Associate Dean, Faculty of Education.

Glenda began her professional life as a special education teacher and primary school administrator in Canada before moving to Perth and to the university sector. Glenda served as both deputy chair and a member of the Council of Christ Church Grammar School for twenty years, has held various executive roles in professional associations, including President, and National Board member of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL). Glenda is a Fellow of ACEL. She has served on a number of state advisory committees and sits on the WASO Patrons and Friends committee. Glenda is Deputy Chairperson of the Board.



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Mr Michael Brady

Commenced August 2011

Michael Brady graduated from Murdoch University completing a Bachelor of Psychology and a Bachelor of Laws, after which, he was admitted as a lawyer to both the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. Michael also holds a postgraduate qualification in Applied Finance, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia as well as numerous other professional organisations.

Michael is currently employed as General Counsel and Company Secretary of an ASX listed, diversified minerals exploration company.

Previous to this role Michael was a senior lawyer at a national top tier law firm, where he practiced principally in commercial and corporate law with a focus on corporate transactions relating to the energy and resources industry. During his career, Michael has acted on a number of complex transactions which have provided him with a broad understanding of the commercial issues faced by organisations, including those in the not-for-profit sector.

Michael hopes that the knowledge he has gained through his qualifications coupled with his commercial experience can provide valuable expertise to the UnitingCare West Board.



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Mr Anton Ferreira

Commenced September 2013

Anton was born in South Africa in 1957 and studied at the University of Pretoria, qualifying as a teacher in 1980. He worked in Special Education for twenty years with children who were physically disabled, hearing impaired, blind and socially disadvantaged in secondary schools. He was a school principal from 1992 to 2000 during which he completed his Masters research on developing a curriculum for schools in Places of Safety.

Anton immigrated to Western Australia in 2000 and has taught at four schools over the past fourteen years. He is currently working as a Woodwork teacher and VET coordinator at Tranby College, a Uniting Church School in Baldivis.

Anton attends the Uniting Church in the City where he has been a member of the congregation for the past ten years. He has also served as an Elder of the Trinity Congregation and Chairperson of the UCIC Church Council for the past three years.

Anton has recently been elected on the UCIC Church Council for a further period of three years.



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Ms Lisa Fini

Commenced June 2015

Lisa Fini started her first business at the age of twenty one and has owned and managed several Perth-based businesses. Lisa brings extensive experience to the UnitingCare West board in all aspects of business management including human resources, marketing, financial control, reporting and analysis, budgeting and planning.

Lisa has held board and volunteer positions for twenty-five years in the not-for-profit and educational sectors. She was treasurer of the Mark Howlett Foundation when it received the 1996 Premier’s Award for ‘Most Innovative Sponsorship for the Arts’. Lisa is a Foundation Member of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, member of the Curtin Alumni and Perth College Old Girls Association.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) as well as a Graduate Diploma in Property from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Edith Cowan University.



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Dr Chris Ford

Commenced September 2008

Chris Ford is an engineer, lecturer and course co-ordinator at Curtin University. He is also is a member of the Duncraig Uniting Church and has previously served on the congregation’s Council. Chris is an active member of the Rotary Club of Western Endeavour, and has previously served as President in 2008/09, Club Service director and Community Service director.

Chris brings to the Board of UCW a keen interest in areas such as community service and social justice, working with young people, and examining the impact of energy efficiency on the organisation itself and its service users. He has skills and experience in strategic planning and management, policy development, and in gaining and organising knowledge to better inform decision making. Currently, Chris is a member of the Strategic Property and Asset Committee.



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Mr Chris Hunt

Commenced September 2013

Chris Hunt is the Chief Financial Officer for BC Iron Limited, an ASX listed company which exports up to 6mtpa of iron ore from the Pilbara to China. Chris has a Bachelor of Accounting (minor Law) from Curtin University, is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment through the Financial Services Institute of Australia. In addition he has completed the Company Directors’ Course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chris has over 20 years’ worth of experience primarily in the resources sector with both large and small companies at the local and international level. Chris’s skills and experience relate to accounting, finance, taxation, commercial, risk management, compliance and internal controls.

Chris’s risk management and internal controls skills were developed through his time at Cliffs Natural Resources, an SEC registrant, with significant Sarbanes Oxley ongoing requirements. Chris also recently held the role for four years of Chairperson on the Board for Excelsior Primary School, an Independent Public School. As well as being a member of the UCW Board, Chris is the Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Board Committee.



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Mr Ian Jackson

Commenced September 2008

Ian Jackson currently holds the position of Director People and Culture at Curtin University and is also on the Advisory Council of Reconciliation WA. Ian’s previous roles include General Manager, People, Change and Innovation at the RAC Group, Director of Corporate Services at Oakajee Port and Rail, and Head of Human Resources at the Water Corporation.

During his career Ian has worked in a range of high profile and complex roles holding key positions responsible for the creation, management, and leadership of four organisational start-ups, including significant elements for two Royal Commissions and two Standing Commissions of Inquiry.

Ian is a graduate of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia's Copland Program. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership and post-graduate degrees in both Business and Sustainability. Ian is a former recipient of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Medal.



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Ms Deborah Marshall

Commenced September 2013

Deborah migrated to Australia in 1988 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the UK. After eight years in public practice she had time out to raise her family and at that time decided to establish her own small tax practice and is a registered tax agent. In this role Deborah specialises in small to medium size businesses. Since 1996 the Marshall family have been attending Floreat Uniting Church.

Deborah has been the congregation treasurer, and was active in the establishment of the “Creative Living Centre” (“CLC”) which runs outreach programmes, mainly with an Indigenous community in the Kimberley and students at the Ottow Giessler University in West Papua. Recently the CLC board sought and were granted deductible gift recipient status. Deborah joined the board of UnitingCare Crossroads as the treasurer.

With the transition of the Crossroads Services to UnitingCare West, the opportunity to continue an involvement in the wider service and mission of the Church via the UCW Board was offered and happily accepted. A strong commitment to a community based on equality of opportunity is a driving force behind Deborah’s involvement in various local groups and she brings that to her role as a UCW Board member.



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Mr David Thomas

Commenced December 2006

David has more than 40 years’ experience in hospitality, management and logistics in remote areas and globally, particularly for the resources sector. He is a business owner and Director and also manages the first indigenous facility management company for the resource industry in remote WA. David holds the position of director/part owner of a Facility Management Company in Mongolia.

David holds a Diploma in Human Resources and Hospitality and subsequent practical experience in business and strategic planning, compliance management, quality assurance, OHS&E and corporate governance. David is a councillor on the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia, Fellow of Leadership WA and on the committee of the SASR Association. Currently, David is the Chair of the Strategic Property and Asset Committee.



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Mr Mark Webb

Commenced June 2015

Mark Webb studied at the University of Western Australian and Cambridge University in the UK. He has a background in research, farming and management. From 2004 until March 2016, Mark was the Chief Executive Officer of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority based at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

In March 2016, he was appointed A/Director General of the Western Australian Department of Agriculture and Food. He sits on several national and international committees and Boards. Mark attends Northreach Community Church and has a long term interest in social justice.