Bev Clarke, President

BEc (ANU), senior executive in the Commonwealth Public Service for 15 years, industry policy consultant and professional association CEO. Extensive management experience including as CEO of a not-for-profit organisation. She has served as Company Secretary and on several company Boards.

Dorothy Danta, Vice-President

Gallery director of Giles Street Gallery Kingston 1986-1990; gallery director of The Gallery at Canberra Grammar School 1990-2002; fundraising committee of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 15 years.

Govert Mellink, Vice President

PwC Consulting: Business Management, Public Sector and Not for Profit Governance Arrangements. MSc, Business and Marketing Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. MBA Michigan State University. 20 years’ experience in business improvement in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Specific specialisation in the field of public governance, management controls and organisational performance management.

Will Laurie, Treasurer

BEc (Sydney), ASIA, FAICD; Managing Partner Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers Canberra 1992-2001; Chairman Boyce Chartered Accountants 2001 onwards; Chairman Department of Defence Audit Committee; ACT Auditor-General’s Audit Committee, Attorney-General’s Audit Committee; Chairman of other audit committees and member of Boards of Directors.

Anna Prosser

Governance and management experience professionally as a Consultant and Head Occupational Therapist and Counsellor (BA OT, MA Counselling) during her career and as committee member and President of WIC (Women’s International Club) over many years. Strong networking and cultural links with the diplomatic, local and rural community. Professional link as member of the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). Lifelong passion for music and commitment as a volunteer, fundraiser and event organiser on committees (e.g. ACO, ADFAS, CMRI) and own fundraising initiatives for Australian and overseas charities. Commitment in various ways to CIMF since 1999.

Christina Cook

President of the Alliance Française de Canberra and employed in administration for the ACT Office of Musica Viva. While now involved in culture and the arts, Christina’s background is in aviation management. She had a 20 year career with Qantas in various parts of the organisation, primarily operational areas. Her main expertise is in safety and regulatory affairs. She has also worked with ADFA and Griffith University.

Kent Chambers

Kent is an experienced capability investment analyst with a strong record of delivering results for Defence. His skills cover capability analysis, project cost analysis and business operations, including successfully leading a major Division reform program involving significant long-term engagement with executive staff and industry stakeholders.

Kent has a strong history of participating in community organisations and holding leadership positions across professional organisations, education institutions and not-for-profits. He is currently a member of the UNSW ADFA Academic Board. In 2017 he was selected as an inaugural member of the ANU Crawford School Future Shapers Program. Kent is currently studying for a Master of Business and holds a first-class honours degree in International Relations, a Bachelor of International Business, two foreign languages and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Chessell

Director of M16 Artspace, Hockey ACT and two property investment and management companies. Following a 17 year career in the Commonwealth Treasury, including working at the International Monetary Fund, he was a co-founder of Access Economics. He worked as an economic consultant and as a fund manager with Access Capital Advisers, which he also co-founded and chaired. He has a BA Hons (University of Melbourne), BEc (ANU) and PhD (Yale).

Genevieve Jacobs

Genevieve has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. She is the former Mornings presenter for ABC Canberra reporting on everything from federal and local politics to human interest stories, and drawing on a deep understanding of her community. She works with a wide range of organisations including the Tara Costigan foundation, Gift of Life ACT and Asthma ACT and sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for historic places. She has an enduring interest in the arts and in strengthening community engagement. She is a Graduate of the Australian Company Institute of Directors (GAICD).

Catherine Hawkins

Catherine Hawkins was with Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in many roles (1993-2017). She has worked on the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee, as an intellectual property law training consultant, and ran a successful UN Committee election (Committee on the Rights of People with a Disability). Catherine's not-for-profit experience includes work establishing the ACT Women's Legal Centre. In 2016 she did a Jawun secondment to the NPY (Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Women's Council in Alice Springs. Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts/Law (Hons) (University of Sydney), Masters in Law (Fordham), Masters in Public Policy (Princeton) and is a Graduate of the Australian Company Institute of Directors (GAICD).

Jennie Cameron AM

Director, CC&N Pty Ltd, Social Enterprise Development Consultants. Jennie Cameron has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition for service to children and people with a disability. Jennie was recognised for her volunteer work with the National SIDS Council of Australia and SIDS and Kids ACT over the past 18 years. She was also the Chair of the National Board of SIDS and Kids Australia between 2004 and 2009. Jennie has had a lifelong interest in the not-for-profit sector and community-based organisations. She was a previous chairperson of the Fundraising Institute of Australia. She is a member of the ANU Endowment for Excellence Board of Governors.