Board members

Meet our board:


Peter Bars

Peter Bars

Peter Bars TBC

Responsibilities: Member of the Governance Committee

Appointed: 2019
Current term expires: 2022

Peter is the Deloitte Technology and Innovation leader for the Asia Pacific Region. He has over 35 years information systems consulting and project experience in Australia, Asia, and Europe. Prior to joining Deloitte he was responsible for establishing Gartner Consulting in the Asia Pacific region. Peter specialises in the provision of consulting services to clients in areas such as IT strategic planning, system selection IT Due Diligence and vendor negotiation. Peter previously all Deloitte led client services for the Australian Department of Defence. He was up until recently the Deputy Chairman of the Deloitte Australian Board of Partners. Peter is a member of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Board of Partners.


Ann Byrne

HDTS, Grad Dip (HRC), Grad Dip (Superannuation), FAICD, FAIST

Ann Byrne

Ann Byrne

Responsibilities: Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

Appointed: 2009
Current term expires: 2020

Until November 2013, Ann worked in the finance sector particularly in the management of superannuation funds (UniSuper and Superannuation Trust of Australia) and with the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors advocating for the effective management of environmental, social and governance investment risk to achieve long term sustainable performance. Ann is a Board member of LUCRF Super and a Board member of ECPAT International.  Ann is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.


Dennis Goldner

BEc (Hons), FAICD

Dennis Goldner

Dennis Goldner

Responsibilities: Chair of the Board, Chair of the Nominations Committee, Member of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee, Member of Governance Committee, Chair of Remuneration Committee

Appointed: 2011
Current term expires: 2020

Dennis was a partner at Deloitte for 20 years, retiring in 2009. His earlier career was spent in the Australian and Victorian public sector, having worked in industry policy, trade and competition policy agencies reaching senior levels. He led Deloitte’s Responsible Business agenda nationally and chaired The Deloitte Foundation for 10 years ending in 2019. Dennis also serves Treasurer on the board of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and chairs the Castlemaine State Festival. He has completed terms on the board of The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Library Board of Victoria, Deloitte Australia, Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts Victoria (both as chair). Dennis has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Melissa Houghton

MBA, BA

Melissa Houghton

Melissa Houghton

Responsibilities: Memberof the Public Engagement Committee

Appointed: 2012
Current term expires: 2020

Based in NSW, Melissa is an experienced marketing and communications executive and owner of Eighty20 Communications. In her 20 plus years, Mel has worked for corporate, government and not-for-profits, successfully developing and delivering communications and marketing strategies to drive the commercial outcomes for the organisation. Her breadth of industry experience ranges from publishing, property, recruitment, telecommunications and food manufacturing, having held senior positions in a number of large organisations including News Digital Media, Telstra, Defence Force Recruiting and the Green Building Council of Australia. She has a record of active community involvement and is a keen Oxfam Trailwalker participant.


Dr Fiona Kotvojs

D. Ed, MEval, MBA, Grad Dip Bus Mgt, Grad Dip. Ed, Grad Dip Assess & Eval., BSc [Hon], GAICD

Fiona Kotvojs

Fiona Kotvojs

Responsibilities: Member of the Governance Committee

Appointed: 2012
Current term expires: 2020

Dr Fiona Kotvojs brings 30 years’ experience in the international development sector, encompassing design, management and evaluation of programs.  She has a commitment to sustainability and capacity development, and is a recognised expert in these areas. Fiona has worked across a range of sectors including education, agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure, economic governance, community development and law and justice. This is supported by postgraduate qualifications in education, business and evaluation. Fiona is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Community is a strong focus for Fiona. Consequently she maintains an active involvement in her community, including a number of leadership roles.


Geoff McClellan

LLB BEc

Geoff McClellan

Geoff McClellan

Responsibilities: Chair of the Governance Committee, Member of the Nominations Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee

Appointed: 2017
Current term expires: 2020

Geoff is an experienced senior executive, director and chairman. He is one of Australia’s leading corporate litigators dealing with major strategic corporate disputes and regulatory matters for a significant cross section of ASX100 listed companies. He combines this with many years of experience in senior leadership, governance and global management positions at leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). He is currently a partner of HSF, a Director of Lifeline Australia Ltd, a past Chairman and Senior partner of Freehills and Managing Partner of HSF.


Sally McCutchan

GradDip AccFin, BEc, CPA, GAICD

Sally McCutchan

Sally McCutchan

Responsibilities: Chair of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee

Appointed: 2018
Current term expires: 2021

Sally is the CEO and Executive Director of Impact Investing Australia. She has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy, and has spent many years working in and understanding Asia Pacific markets. She has held senior roles with Accenture, Legg Mason Asset Management and SBC Warburg [now UBS]. Sally is a non-executive director of Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management and a National Australia Bank securitisation company. She is currently a member of: the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the QBE Classification of Social Impact Committee. She was previously a member of Working Groups of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing and the AHURI inquiry panel into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes. Sally is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University.


Tim McMinn

MPP (Oxon), BEng, BCom, MIEAust

Tim McMinn

Tim McMinn

Responsibilities: Chair of the Public Engagement Committee, Member of the Governance Committee

Appointed: 2018
Current term expires: 2021

Tim is a Senior Manager in PwC’s Consulting practice, where he focuses on policy and economic advisory services for public and health sector clients. Prior to his current role, Tim spent three years working as an international development consultant with PwC in the UK, where he focused on cities, urbanisation, and economic development. Tim is a long-time supporter of Oxfam Australia and served as the Western Australian State Committee Chair between 2009 – 2012. He remains active in the Oxfam supporter community. Tim has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, and also holds a Masters of Public Policy with Distinction from the University of Oxford.


Greg Ridder

BBus(Acc) GradDip(Mktg) CPA GAICD

Greg Ridder

Greg Ridder

Responsibilities: Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

Appointed: 2016
Current Term Expires: 2020

Greg has an extensive career as an executive in the packaging industry, where he was formerly President of Asia Pacific Operations at NYSE listed Owens Illinois.  He is a past President of the Packaging Council of Australia and has been a member of the Business Council of Australia. In the not-for-profit sector Greg has held interim leadership roles as CEO at the Australian Institute of Architects; CEO at Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and at World Vision Australia where he has been CFO. Greg’s board roles include Kogan.com and Tibaldi Smallgoods, both of which he chairs, and also at Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and Ethical Property Australia. Greg has completed an Accounting degree at RMIT, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing at Monash University and the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD in France.  He is a CPA and graduated member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


James Riturban (Staff Participant)

MS, BA

James Riturban

James Riturban

Responsibilities: Member of Public Engagement Committee

Elected: 2018
Current Term Expires: 2020

James is a Portfolio Manager for Oxfam Australia, overseeing its work in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan. With over 15 years of international development and humanitarian experience, he brings a strong technical background as the Staff Participant to the Oxfam Australia Board. Throughout his career, James has worked on humanitarian response, agriculture, economic development and gender-based programs in South and South East Asia, East Africa and the Middle East. James has a Bachelor’s Degree in Rhetorical Studies and Master’s Degree in International Development from DePaul University in Chicago, US.


Belinda Tallis

LLB, BEc, GDLP, GAICD, TFASFA

Responsibilities: Deputy Chair of the Board, Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

Belinda Tallis

Belinda Tallis

Appointed: 2016
Current term expires: 2020

Belinda is an experienced company director with expertise in financial services, not-for-profit organisations, strategy, legal, compliance, risk and governance. Until 2014, Belinda worked as a senior executive in the finance sector primarily in the funds management industry. Formerly a lawyer with 30 years commercial legal experience, Belinda spent 17 years as the head of legal and compliance and company secretariat for several large global financial services firms with Asia Pacific operations and off shore head offices including UBS Global Asset Management (Australia) Limited, Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co, Nikko Asset Management Australia Limited and BankSA. Belinda has been serving as a member on the compliance committees of investment fund managers since 2010 and has been acting as an executive and non-executive director since 2002 in both the commercial and not for profit space. Belinda has a Law/Economics degree from the University of Adelaide and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Trustee Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.


Dr Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

PhD, BA(Hons)

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

Responsibilities: Member of the Governance Committee, Member of the Public Engagement Committee

Appointed: 2018
Current term expires: 2021

Jasmine is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at La Trobe University, and Research Associate at the Developmental Leadership Program. Her research revolves around peace processes and peacebuilding in contexts of civil war, the roles of women in war and peace, and the long-term impacts of sexual exploitation and abuse in peace and humanitarian operations and she has published extensively on these issues. She has undertaken field research in Timor-Leste, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nepal, Cyprus, Palestine, Cambodia, at UN Headquarters in New York and with the humanitarian sector in Geneva. Jasmine has conducted policy and research work with a range of NGOs including the Humanitarian Advisory Group, International Women’s Development Agency, World Vision, ActionAid and others. Jasmine has been extensively involved in designing, delivering and facilitating training for peace builders and humanitarians globally, including with the International Peace and Security Institute and for NGOs in Palestine. She is also a convenor of the Melbourne Free University.


Alan Wu

BA, LLB, GDLP, LLM

Alan Wu

Alan Wu

Responsibilities: Member of the Governance Committee

Appointed: 2010
Current term expires: 2020

Alan is the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator at the Open Government Partnership, a multilateral project to make governments more inclusive, responsive and accountable. Previously, Alan served as Chair of Australia’s peak body for young people, where he led the successful campaign to re-establish a federal Minister for Youth position. He also helped secure new, annual government funding to ensure, for the first time in over a decade, that young Australians had a seat at the table, wherever the national agenda was being shaped. He then served as an executive and lawyer with the Australian Government, and worked across the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Attorney-General, and Prime Minister and Cabinet. Internationally, Alan has served as Special Envoy for Young People to the Executed Director of the UN Environment Programme, and on the Australian National Commission for UNESCO. After attending the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Alan was also recently commissioned to help grow the Forum’s Global Shapers Community, which supports young change makers across the world.