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Operations

Operations comprises Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal and Compliance. These teams are responsible for the administration of best practice processes across our global initiatives to ensure Minderoo Foundation runs as efficiently and effectively as possible. Without these important powerhouses, the Minderoo Foundation change-machine would shudder to a halt.

Governance, Structure and Charitable Registration

Minderoo Foundation Limited as trustee for the Minderoo Foundation Trust (ABN 24 819 440 618) is the legal entity which operates what we refer to as the Minderoo Foundation. This entity is specifically listed by name in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 as a Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR), is endorsed as an Income Tax Exempt Charity and entitled to GST concessions.

The Minderoo Foundation Trust is governed by a Trust Deed and registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

The Minderoo Foundation Trust is registered under applicable fundraising legislation as required in each state where it raises funds and has been issued the following licence numbers:

  • New South Wales – Licence number: CFN/23873
  • Western Australia – Licence number: CC 21871
  • Queensland – Licence number: CH3386
  • Victoria – Licence number: FR0015520
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Minderoo Foundation is managed at all levels of the organisation under the guidance of an executive team. The board of directors of Minderoo Foundation Limited are responsible for corporate governance and accountability and comprises seven directors (one of whom is an alternate director) as listed below:

Andrew Forrest
Andrew Forrest
Chairman and Co-Founder
Nicola Forrest
Nicola Forrest
Co-Chair and Co-Founder
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Allan Myers
Director
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Andrew N. Liveris
Director
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Barry McGuire
Director
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Grace Forrest
Director
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Tony Grist
Director
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Maria Myers
Alternate Director
Empowering women

Minderoo Foundation is committed to increasing female employment in our workforce. Four members of our nine-person Board of Directors are women. Of the senior leadership group responsible for the Foundation’s operations, five out of eight positions are held by females. A staggering 71 per cent of all Minderoo Foundation employees were female as at 30 June 2018.

Minderoo Foundation is focused on creating a positive working environment, with an emphasis on retention and professional growth. Given the challenges associated with retaining key female talent, Minderoo Foundation is committed to facilitating flexible working locations and hours, staggered return to work programs following parental leave and broad professional development opportunities.

Prioritising human rights

Minderoo Foundation is committed to respecting and upholding the human rights of every employee and also those working within our supply chain.

Minderoo Foundation adopts a partnership-based approach with suppliers to support, train and have ongoing, honest conversations about the risks within their own operations and supply chains.

Minderoo Foundation doesn’t have a “zero tolerance” for identifying risks or cases of slavery, we instead have a “zero tolerance” for inaction should our partners identify risks and vulnerabilities within their supply chain.

Our team

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John Hartman
Chief Executive Officer
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Bree Fraser
Chief Financial Officer
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Kaitlyn Scannell
Head of Research and Evaluation
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Kristen Stevenson
Head of Business Transformation
Adam Bryant
Adam Bryant
Business Transformation Lead
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Alysha Mansutti
Financial Controller
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Amila Ratnayake
IT Support Analyst
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Angela Pleydell
Finance Manager
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Ben Manifold
Legal Analyst
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Brett Muller
IT Support Analyst
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Chris Thompson
IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Christin Gillespie
Office Coordinator
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Daniel Spaeth
Tax Manager
David Moore
David Moore
Chaplain
Francine Ryan
Francine Ryan
Head of Tax and Treasury
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Frederick Schwass
IT Project Manager
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Gina Pepas
Accounts Payable Coordinator
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Helen Navarro
Accounts Payable Officer
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Jennifer Doyle
Executive Assistant
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Jessica Fanning
Assistant Accountant
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Julie Burrell
Assistant Business Analyst
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Katie Tomarchio
Office Manager
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Lauren Geling
Executive Assistant
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Louise Ward
Systems Accountant
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Maddison Peck
Executive Assistant
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Malerie Durham
Senior Lawyer
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Matt Voorn
Senior Financial Accountant
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Megan Tremaine
Business and Strategic Planning Analyst
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Melissa Parlour
Finance Systems Manager
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Michael Little
Indigenous People & Culture Manager
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Penny Sullivan
Executive Assistant
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Peter Murdoch
Legal Analyst
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Renee Prentice
Accounts Payable Coordinator
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Samantha Hogan
Tax Accountant
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Stephen Bird
Senior Lawyer
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Suzy Montandon
Senior Lawyer
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Tanya Gorey
Executive Assistant
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Thierry Challot
IT Business Analyst
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Warren Jansen
IT Infrastructure Engineer
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William Clapin
Lawyer
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Yannick Dodin
Application Support
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Zara Jastremski
HSE Manager
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Zoe Henham
Senior People and Culture Business Partner