Australian Red Cross Board
The members of the Board are the key policy-makers of Australian Red Cross.
Michael Legge | President
Ross Pinney | Deputy President
Jan West AM | Chair, Audit and Risk Management Committee
Pearl Li | Youth Member
Sam Wong AM | Chair, ACT Divisional Advisory Board
Sam Hardjono | Chair, NSW Advisory Board
Charles Burkitt | Chair, NT Divisional Advisory Board
John Pinney AM | Chair, QLD Divisional Advisory Board
Sue Vardon AO | Chair, SA Divisional Advisory Board
Lyndal Herbert | Chair, TAS Divisional Advisory Board
Lyndal originally joined Red Cross as the Treasurer of the Tasmanian Divisional Advisory Board in 2003, before being elected Deputy Chair in November 2006, and Chair in November 2012. During this time Lyndal has been involved in a number of committees, including the National Asset and Investment Strategy Committee (2008 - 2013), the National Awards Committee (2009 - 2012), and is a current member of the Finance Committee and the Investment Sub-Committee. Lyndal commenced her career in Melbourne with Arthur Andersen & Co, and moved to Hobart where she has worked with KPMG since 2001 and is currently a Director in KPMG's tax practice. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Anne Macarthur OAM | Chair, VIC Divisional Advisory Board
Dianne Buckles | Chair, WA Divisional Advisory Board
James Birch AM | Chair, Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Margaret Piper AM | Additional Board Member
Margaret is a consultant with almost 30 years' experience in the refugee sector, including as Executive Director of the Refugee Council of Australia (1991 - 2005) and as a board member of a number of agencies working with refugees and asylum seekers. She currently is a member of the Advisory Board of Multicultural NSW and also works as a consultant, primarily in the areas of policy, research and capacity building. Margaret served over many years as the non-government adviser to the Australian Government delegation to the annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and has undertaken field work in many parts of the world. In recognition of her service to the community through leadership and advocacy roles assisting refugees and asylum seekers, Margaret was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in 2011. Margaret has had lifetime connections to the Red Cross and in addition to her current role on the Board, she also chairs the Services Committee and is a member of the Migration Programs Advisory Committee and Audit and Risk Committee.
Dr David Hamill AM | Additional Board Member
The Honourable Dr David Hamill served on the Queensland Divisional Board of the Australian Red Cross Society from 2003 to 2007. David was a member of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Board from 2004, being appointed Chair in 2007 a position which he held to his retirement as the in January 2016. He served in the Queensland Parliament as the Member for Ipswich from 1983 to 2001, and was a Minister in the Goss and Beattie governments. He received a Centenary Medal in 2001 and became a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2009. David is also a member of Australian Red Cross' Nominations and Remuneration Committee. David received both a Distinguished Service Award and Honorary Life Membership from the Society in 2015.
John D Dorrian | Additional Board Member
John Dorrian has been a member of the Australian Red Cross Board since August 2012. He is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Finance Committee and Chair of the Investment Sub-Committee, and was a previously a member of the National Asset and Investment Strategy Committee. John has had extensive experience as a non-executive director of a number of significant listed and unlisted public and private companies, including the ASX-listed Spark Infrastructure Group, Melbourne Airport, electricity distribution businesses Powercor and CitiPower in Victoria and SA Power Networks in South Australia, and Deutsche Asset Management (Australia) Limited. He is currently Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of Colonial First State Infrastructure Managers (Australia) Limited and First State Infrastructure Managers (International) Limited. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Non-Board Member Attendees
Judy Slatyer | Chief Executive Officer
Cameron Power | Chief Financial Officer (Interim)
Jeni McDonough | Secretary