jawun: Indigenous Corporate Partnerships

Board & CEO

  • Karyn Baylis

    Karyn Baylis

    Chief Executive, Jawun

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    Karyn has extensive commercial experience in General Management with an emphasis on sales, marketing and distribution across financial services, telecommunications and airline industries. Working for blue chip organisations including Qantas, Singtel Optus and Insurance Australia Group, she has adapted across industries successfully.

    Karyn was appointed Jawun CEO in April 2009. In this role Karyn works with many of Australia's leading Indigenous reformers. She is also a member of the Jawun Board.

    In October 2012 Karyn took on an Advisory role with Grocon Pty Ltd, working with the Board, CEO and Deputy CEO. In February 2013 she was appointed to the Grocon Board.

    Prior to this, Karyn held a number of senior management positions with the blue chip organisations mentioned above including 3 years Executive Director experience in the insurance industry; and has over 5 years Non-Executive Director experience with not-for-profit organisations, CARE Australia and Cure Cancer.

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  • Tony Berg AM (Chair)

    Tony Berg AM (Chair)

    Director, Gresham Partners

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    Tony joined the Jawun Board in 2006 and accepted the role of Chair in 2009.

    Tony is an Executive Director of Gresham Partners. Tony was Managing Director of Macquarie Bank from 1985-1993 and Managing Director of Boral from 1994 until he led a split of the company into Origin Energy and Boral in 2000.

    He was Chairman of Record Investments from Inception in 2001 until 2005, a director of Westfield Holdings from 1983-1993 and a Member of the NSW State Rail Authority from 1989-1993. He was a director of ING Australia and ING Bank (Australia) from 2000-2007 and Chairman of both for part of that period. He was Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales and remains on the Council. Tony is also a Director of Kaplan Partners Limited.

    In the Arts, he was Chairman of Musica Viva Australia from 1986-1998 and was a Member of the National Gallery of Australia from 1997-2003 and a member of the Australia Council from 1978-1982. He was Chairman of the NGA Foundation for seven years and remains on its Board.

    He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1992, and was awarded the Richard Pratt Business Leadership Award by the Australia Business Arts Foundation in 2002. Tony holds a BEc (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an MBA from The Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration where he graduated with High Distinction and as a Baker Scholar.

  • Dr Sue Gordon AM

    Dr Sue Gordon AM

    Chairperson, Sister Kate’s Children 1934 to 1953 Aboriginal Corporation

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    Sue Gordon joined the Jawun Board in February 2010.

    Sue was taken from her mother aged 4 years in 1947 under Government policies relating to part-Aboriginal children, her family found her over 30 years later. She has served time in the defence forces as a full-time soldier, worked around Australia in various administrative positions, worked for over 14 years in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, for Aboriginal people.

    She was appointed Commissioner of Aboriginal Planning in Western Australia in 1986 making her the first Aboriginal person in WA to head a Government department. She was appointed a Magistrate of the Children’s Court of WA in 1988 making her the first Aboriginal Magistrate in WA. Sue retired in September 2008 under Western Australian law at age 65 years, and she had served over 20 years.

    She was one of the first appointed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) Commissioners in 1990, has sat on various boards and committees around Australia and is a member of a wide range of organisations. She was awarded an Order of Australia – the Australia Medal in 1993 for her work with Aboriginal people and the community generally. She was awarded the Centenary Medial in 2003 and the Defence Service Medal in 2006.

    Sue has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, which she completed as a mature-aged student and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2003 (also by the University of Western Australia) for her services to the community and Aboriginal people.

    In 2001, Sue became the Chairperson of the Sister Kate’s Children 1934 to 1953 Aboriginal Corporation, which has among its objects the building of Aged Persons Units at the Institution she grew up in. She is still the Chairperson.

    In 2002 she was the Chairperson of the Inquiry into Response by Government Agencies to Complaints of Family Violence and Child Abuse in Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia, otherwise known as the Gordon Inquiry.

    In 2004 Sue was appointed as Chairperson of the National Indigenous Council (NIC) under the Howard Government (the Council ceased under the Rudd Government in December 2007). In June 2007 she was appointed as Chairperson of the Prime Minister Howard’s Northern Territory Emergency Response Taskforce for a period of 12 months. Sue sits on a variety of other Boards and Committees around Australia.

    She has travelled extensively overseas and within Australia, and is a frequent guest speaker on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal people, family violence and child abuse, as well as other topics.

  • Terri Janke

    Terri Janke

    Solicitor Director, Terri Janke and Company

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    Terri Janke is an Indigenous Australian lawyer. Born in Cairns, she is of both Torres Strait Islander (Meriam) and Aboriginal heritage (Cape York – Wuthathi). Terri has been living in Sydney for over 20 years.

    Terri Janke is Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, a Sydney based legal firm specialising in intellectual property law. She has extensive experience in Indigenous cultural and intellectual property at the international and national levels. Terri has written a number of reports and Indigenous protocol documents. Her firm also empowers its clients by conducting workshops and training packages on Indigenous Arts and Business and the law.

    Terri is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a board member of Tourism Australia. She is also a Board Member for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, and the NAB Indigenous Advisory Group; as well as for Scots Indigenous Education Advisory Committee. She is currently completing a PHD at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University, Canberra. Terri has been on a number of not for profit boards and committees.

  • Rupert Myer AM

    Rupert Myer AM

    Office of Rupert Myer

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    Rupert Myer is Deputy Chairman of Myer Holdings Limited. He is Chairman of Nuco Pty Ltd, and a Director of AMCIL Ltd, a Director of Healthscope Limited, and a Director of the Creative Partnerships Australia Board.

    He is Chairman of The Australia Council for the Arts. He serves as a member of the Felton Bequests’ Committee and as a board member of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Advisory Board, The Myer Foundation and The Australian International Cultural Foundation.

    Rupert holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge. Rupert became a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2005 for service to the arts, for support of museums, galleries, and the community through a range of philanthropic and service organisations.

  • Gary Wingrove

    Gary Wingrove

    CEO, KPMG Australia

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    Gary was elected CEO of KPMG Australia on 1 July 2013.

    As CEO, he sets the firm's strategic direction, oversees its operation and presides over the principal management body, the National Executive Committee.

    Gary joined another Big 4 firm in South Africa in 1988 and spent four years as an auditor, before moving into Corporate Finance. He relocated to Australia in 1994 and joined KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice in 1997. Admitted as a partner of KPMG in 2000, Gary led the Melbourne and later the National Valuations team of the firm until 2007.

    In recent years he has held leadership roles as National Head of Corporate Finance, National Managing Partner of Financial Advisory Services and National Managing Partner of Advisory. He was appointed to lead the firm’s Advisory practice in July 2009 following the merger of the firm’s Financial Advisory Services and Risk Advisory Services practices.

    Gary’s area of client expertise includes public fairness opinions on merger and acquisition transactions; valuations of businesses, shares and intangible assets and general corporate advice related to transactions. His clients have included some of Australia’s largest corporates such as National Australia Bank, Wesfarmers, Westpac, General Motors Holden and BHP Billiton.

  • Stephen Sedgwick AO

    Stephen Sedgwick AO

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    Mr Sedgwick has had a long and distinguished career in the public sector, having served in a number of departments beginning in 1972. He was Secretary to the Commonwealth Departments of Finance, Employment and Education between 1992 and 2002, and was a member of the Board of the Asian Development Bank for five years until 2007. He became Australian Public Service Commissioner in December 2009 after a period as Professor and Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in January 2001 and was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in June 2012.

    Mr Sedgwick graduated with Honours in Economics from the University of Sydney and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of London (LSE).

    He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU), and is a member of a number of Boards and Advisory Groups. These include the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, the Advisory Council of the ANU Crawford School of Economics and Government, the Advisory Board for the Australian National Institute for Public Policy, the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management, the Advisory Group for the Australian Human Rights Commission Male Champions of Change Research Project, the Jawun Board and the Parliamentary ICT Advisory Board.

  • Ilana Atlas

    Ilana Atlas

    Non-Executive Director

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    Ilana Atlas is a non-executive director of Suncorp Group Limited, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, Westfield Corporation Limited, Westfield America Management Limited, and the Human Rights Law Centre. She is Chairman of Bell Shakespeare Company and a Board Member of Treasury Corporation of NSW.

    Her last executive role was as Group Executive, People, at Westpac, where she was responsible for human resources, corporate affairs and sustainability. Prior to that role, she was Group Secretary and General Counsel.

    Before her 10 year career at Westpac, Ilana was a partner in law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques. In addition to her practice in corporate law, she had a number of management roles in the firm including Executive Partner, People and Information and Managing Partner.

  • Anthony Roediger

    Anthony Roediger

    Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

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    Anthony is a Partner of BCG, heading their Public Sector Practice in Australia and Asia-Pacific, and part of their global leadership team for Social Impact.

    He has worked across the private sector and government in Australia and overseas, covering areas such as infrastructure, communications, transport, energy, health, social services and education.

    Anthony has been involved with Indigenous development for over ten years, starting in 2003 when he spent a year working in Cape York with Indigenous organisations, and on the national strategy for IEP (now known as Jawun).

    Prior to BCG, Anthony was a lawyer with Minter Ellison in Australia and Europe. He holds Law and Economics degrees from Adelaide University, and a Masters of Law from Oxford University (First Class) where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Ann Sherry AO (Jawun Advisor)

    Ann Sherry AO (Jawun Advisor)

    Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia

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    Ann is CEO of Carnival Australia, a division of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator which owns P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard, Holland America, Seabourn and others. She has transformed the industry and growth has been double digit each year since 2007.

    Prior to this, Ann was with Westpac for 12 years and was Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand, CEO, Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People and Performance.

    Before joining Westpac, Ann was First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra, advising the Prime Minister on policies and programmes to improve the status of women and was Australia’s representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women’s rights.

    In addition to her executive role, Ann holds non-executive roles including ING Direct (Australia), The Myer Family Company Holdings Pty Ltd, Australian Rugby Union, and Sydney Airport Corporation. Ann is the Chair of Safe Work Australia and the Chair of Cruise Lines Industry Association SE Asia.

    In 2001, Ann was awarded a Centenary Medal. In 2004, Ann was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. In 2013, Ann was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Macquarie University for her contributions to business and civil society. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of The Institute of Public Administration.

  • Colin Carter AM (Jawun Advisor)

    Colin Carter AM (Jawun Advisor)

    Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group

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    Colin is an Advisor to Jawun having served on the board of Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships since its inception and chaired the board between 2005 and 2009.

    He is one of the founding partners of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Australia. He retired from the partnership in 2001 and since that time has held a part-time role as Senior Advisor to BCG.

    Colin was previously a director of the Cape York Institute for Policy & Leadership and in early 2010 was appointed by the Prime Minister as ‘Ambassador for Business Action’ – the role being to advocate for greater Indigenous employment in the corporate sector as a contribution to ‘Closing the Gap’. He is currently a non-executive director of two Australian public companies - Wesfarmers and SEEK and is chairman of the AFL Foundation (having recently retired as an AFL Commissioner). He is also a director of Geelong Football Club and World Vision Australia.

    Colin’s career was as a management consultant most recently focusing on board-related issues. He has carried out board performance reviews for a number of leading companies and co-authored a book, "Back to the Drawing Board", published by the Harvard Business School Press in late 2003.

    Colin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with Distinction and as a Baker Scholar.