Articles by Aaron Goldsworthy
A Senior Consultant with Australian Strategic Services, Aaron assists boards and individual directors to not only understand what their duties at law are but understand key concepts underlying organisations and how these enable fundamental governance principles and practices.
Articles by Jane Boag
Since beginning her career as a clinician, Jane has held a variety of senior and executive roles in health and related fields such as Benetas, Australian Unity and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in which she has demonstrated her focus on positive client experiences and strong business performance outcomes. Her understanding of risk management and governance is the focus of her current role at VMIA as Head of Enterprise Risk Advisory, where the team supports approximately 4300 Victorian public sector organisations to improve their risk maturity and capability.
Articles by Brenton Cox
Brenton Cox works independently as a consultant to not-for-profit organisations and charities. He is based in Adelaide but he operates Australia-wide and his areas of expertise include social enterprises, not-for-profit start-up work, governance, accounting/finance, training and technical/compliance matters. He has worked extensively as an adviser to not-for-profit boards and has served on a number of boards himself. He is passionate about the effective functioning of for-purpose organisations and initiatives.
Articles by Jeremy Irvine
Jeremy is an experienced industry association executive who has led peak bodies in Australia and New Zealand. At the time of writing Jeremy was Executive Director at Victorian TAFE Association. Prior to joining the VTA, he was CEO of the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association for four years. Jeremy commenced his career in the-then Commonwealth Employment Service and then moved to Canberra where he worked as a policy analyst, public affairs manager and adviser in portfolios including employment services.
Articles written By Vera Visevic
Vera heads up the Sydney Not-For-Profit & Social Enterprise team at Mills Oakley. Acting for numerous charities, religious and not-for-profit organisations, Vera has over 25 years experience in the legal profession. In her work, Vera is well recognised for her expertise in assisting clients with governance and fundraising issues, restructuring and mergers and regularly advises on constitutions and ACNC/ATO endorsements. Vera has written several academic works, including a chapter within ‘Charity Law’ (2012, 2016 and 2018) published by Thompson Reuters.
Articles by Beth McConnell
Beth McConnell is passionate about improving the way boards and teams work together, providing practical guidance to boards, directors and executive teams to empower them to achieve their organisation’s strategic goals. Beth provides a range of services to boards, including board reviews, board training, tailored workshops, facilitation and coaching – bridging the gap between theory and practice. Beth focuses on improving the way boards and executive teams work together, to empower them to achieve their organisation’s strategic goals.
Articles written by David Castle
At the time of writing David is a legal practitioner accredited by the Law Society of NSW, with over 50 years in practice as a solicitor, a member of the Law Society of NSW business law committee and a member of the Law Council of Australia taxation committee. Current Experience includes President, Marian Street Theatre for Young People Inc, Vice President, The Loyal Henry Community Association Inc, Legal Consultant, CB Consulting Pty Ltd.
Articles by Chris Bertinshaw
With the backing of 30 years’ experience as Chief Executive Officer of six very different organisations, Chris Bertinshaw has been consulting with a range of public and private companies providing advice on corporate governance and effective management. At the time of writing, Chris is the Chairman of Relationships Australia NSW Limited. He is a Director of St Andrew’s House Corporation and a non-executive director of Swimply Australia Pty Ltd. Chris was the Executive Director of the Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network Ltd (ASCIN) and General Manager of Parramatta Mission.
Articles written by Wenda Gumulya
Wenda is one of the co-founding members of Hoshizora Foundation, a leading education not-for-profit in Indonesia, and now serving as the Board Chair, focusing her efforts in strengthening the strategy, governance, and operations of the Foundation. She is also serving as an Advisor for several NFP organisations and social impact projects in Australia, Asia and Europe. Wenda has extensive experience working and collaborating in the social impact space, analysing and delivering solutions related to strategy and risks, program activation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.