Our Board

Victoria Weekes – Board Chair

Victoria Weekes BComm LLB, FAICD, Senior Fellow Finsia is, a professional non-executive director with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry in senior executive roles in major listed companies. Victoria is currently Chairman of OnePath Custodians Limited, a $45 billion market leading superannuation fund, a director of Sydney Local Health District, Deputy Chair of St George Community Housing and Chairman of NSW Treasury’ Audit & Risk Committee. Victoria is also the Vice President of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the NSW Urban Growth Development Corporation and the State Library of NSW.

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Coral Ross – Board Deputy Chair

Coral Ross is the National President of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association and was previously the ALGWA Victorian President. A professional journalist with more than 20 years’ experience, Coral has been a local government councillor at the City of Boroondara, in Metropolitan Melbourne since 2002. She has been elected five times and in November 2014 Coral was elected Mayor of the City of Boroondara for the third time. Coral was on the Board of the Australian Local Government Association, the peak body for local government in Australia 2015-17. From 2011 to 2017 she was on the Board of the Municipal Association of Victoria – Victoria’s peak body for local government, and President from November 2016 to March 2017.

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Dr Terry Fitzsimmons – Board Member & Managing Director

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons is a Senior Lecturer in leadership, human resource management and change management with the University of Queensland Business School. He is the Director of the AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace. He is also a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience. His PhD in Leadership examined successful attributes of CEOs and differing pathways to CEO roles for men and women. In June 2015, Dr Fitzsimmons and Professor Callan released ‘Filling the Pool’ a major report into gender inequality in Western Australia and what governments, organisations and individuals can do to address the issue. Dr Fitzsimmons has published many papers in leading journals exploring the issue of gender equality in leadership roles.

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Ann-Maree David – Board Member

Ann-Maree David is an Executive Director of The College of Law, the largest provider of practice-focused legal education in Australasia. She has worked in the legal profession for over 30 years, in public and corporate sector roles and in private practice as a solicitor.

Ann-Maree has held a career-long passion for developing and delivering education and training programs to enable all involved in the delivery of legal services to thrive both personally and professionally.

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Helen Badger – Director

Helen Badger is currently a senior project manager with Manteena Security Pty Ltd and sees firsthand the challenges faced by women both at the front line and in the executive areas. Helens approach to advocating for women is to embrace everyone in the industry and encourage all levels of government, corporates, contractors and individuals (men and women) to create a workplace that reflects the community that we all live in.

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Liz Ritchie – Board Member

Liz Ritchie is currently the General Manager Strategy and Partnerships at the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), which she joined in August 2018. For almost 20 years, Liz has worked with NFP’s and corporates to ensure organisations are preparing themselves for the future. Most recently Liz has held leadership roles with Westpac Commercial Bank (2016-18) and CEDA (2008-16) and during this time Liz has advanced her interest and advocacy in gender equality in Australia.

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Sandy Hutchison – Board Member

Sandy Hutchison is the Founder and CEO of Career Money Life. A disruptive and innovative, award winning marketplace business providing employees and organisations the power of choice in career transition, parental leave programs, transition to retirement, mental health & wellbeing services and financial advice. Sandy’s commitment to gender equality is reflected in the fact that over 65% of her community of suppliers are women owned businesses.

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Loren Bridge – Board Member

Loren Bridge is the Executive Officer and Company Secretary of the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia and has been in that role since 2013. The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia is a founding member of the Australian Gender Equality Council and is a leading voice for the education and empowerment of girls and women. In collaboration with girls’ schools and key partners, the Alliance strives for a world where women make a difference in new and impactful ways, promoting inclusion and enhancing society.  The Alliance network comprises 165 diverse member schools. The Alliance represents over 132,000 girls, over 10,000 educators and attracts over 6000 program participants annually to local events, and regional and international conferences, also reaching a broad local and international audience via social media and print and digital publications.

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Pascale Helyar-Moray – Director

Pascale Helyar-Moray has over 20 years financial services marketing and brand-building experience. Her most recent role was as CEO of Human Super, a superannuation fund crafted for women. Previously Pascale was the Head of Marketing for the Investment Trusts and WealthManager+ businesses of JPMorgan Asset Management in London, and has also held senior marketing roles at BT Financial Group and BNP Paribas. She is also an entrepreneur, having founded and run StyleRocks – a custom jewellery ecommerce business – while on maternity leave.

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