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Therese Ryan 
Board Chair 

Therese holds a Bachelor of laws and has experience being the past Vice President and General Counsel for General Motors. She is extremely passionate about giving people, especially women and girls, the skills to be financially self-sufficient so they can break the cycle of disadvantage and have better lives.

David Bilston-McGillen
Member, Finance Committee

David is a Chartered Accountant providing taxation advisory and accounting services to individuals and families. He is a Director of Dominion Private Clients, a specialist tax consulting practice.

Danielle Curry
Chair, Marketing & Fundraising Committee

Danielle works in the Financial Services Industry at ANZ Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters of Marketing from RMIT and has worked in a range of sales and marketing roles over the last 10 years.

Stephen Hill
Member, Finance Committee

Stephen is Divisional Financial Controller with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and is also a Board Member of ANZ Trustees Limited. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a Chartered Accountant.

Marilyn Webster

Marilyn holds a Diploma in Social Studies, a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Social Statistics). Currently employed as Policy Director at the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Marilyn worked as the Manager of Good Shepherd's Social Policy and Research Unit for nine years until 2011.

Greg Baker

Greg has degrees in Engineering and Commerce, and has had a career in the manufacturing and transport sectors, working in the areas of Marketing and Strategic Planning. He is currently Head of Strategy for Pacific National Rail. Greg is married to Libby, has two kids and two dogs, and is passionate about ethics and justice.He joined our board in January 2013.

Frank O'Connor

Frank is a retired senior executive with extensive governance experience and is currently a Director on a number of Boards. He has been a long term community activist, a former local councillor and four times Mayor of South Melbourne and Port Phillip, and is a passionate fighter for the marginalised and disadvantaged. Frank is also a Director of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.

Alison McClelland

Alison is a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission. She has previously worked in government, academia and the community sector. Her work over the past 40 years has been directed to the development of effective responses to poverty and inequality in Australia.

Sister Monica Walsh

Monica has Master's Degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Counselling in addition to her Social Work and Group Work qualifications. As a Good Shepherd sister Monica has been working with women and girls for more than half her life and is passionate about gender justice and inclusion. She is currently on the Province Leadership Team for the sisters.