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Gill Lawrence, President

PRESIDENT

Gill Lawrence

Gill joined the Board in April 2017. Gill trained with Price Waterhouse and has held senior finance and company secretarial positions in the social housing, disability and...

Gill joined the Board in April 2017. Gill trained with Price Waterhouse and has held senior finance and company secretarial positions in the social housing, disability and most recently family law sectors. She has an MBA from Durham University and is a graduate member of the AICD. She and her family live on the Northern Beaches and she is delighted with the opportunity to make a difference on her own doorstep.
Jon Davies

Vice President

Jon Davies

Jon joined the Burdekin Board in August 2019. Jon brings a blend of not-for-profit and corporate business experience. Jon started his career in some large globally...

Jon joined the Burdekin Board in August 2019. Jon brings a blend of not-for-profit and corporate business experience. Jon started his career in some large globally recognised businesses including Woolworths, Commbank and EY. With a breadth of business and leadership skills he jumped at the opportunity to move into the not-for-profit world, to make a difference where it is really needed. He is particularly passionate about businesses, like Burdekin, which help support young people. Jon is currently managing the social enterprise arm of Relationships Australia (NSW), including a new tech business that connects people with the mental health and wellbeing supports they need. Jon was also the CEO of batyr, a for purpose preventative mental health organisation which focusses on smashing the stigma surrounding mental health for young people. Prior to batyr, Jon worked at the community wellbeing organisation, New Horizons. Jon grew up in Newport, and is keen to support the amazing work that Burdekin does for young people on the Northern Beaches.
Jane Buncle, Board Member

Board Member

Jane Buncle

Jane joined the board in February 2019. Jane is a former journalist, solicitor, and is now a barrister at the NSW Bar in Sydney. She has also previously worked at the United...

Jane joined the board in February 2019. Jane is a former journalist, solicitor, and is now a barrister at the NSW Bar in Sydney. She has also previously worked at the United Nations in New York and indigenous legal aid in Darwin. Jane has a bachelors degree from Charles Sturt University and the University of Edinburgh, as well as a masters in law (BCL) from the University of Oxford. She was raised in Manly and is committed to assisting young people within the area.
Aidan Douglas

Board Member

Aidan Douglas

Aidan joined the Board in 2021. Aidan is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He has a strong background in restructuring and insolvency ...

Aidan advises Australian and international private equity funds and corporations on their acquisitions and disposals across a wide range of industries. He has worked on many cross border transactions, including acquisitions, restructures and divestments of Australian and international operations. He has a strong background in restructuring and insolvency and regularly advises on distressed sale transactions and restructurings. His experience includes advising on platform transactions, portfolio company bolt-ons and roll-ups, joint venture and shareholder agreements, venture capital investments, major restructurings and insolvencies, Australia's foreign investment regime, securities law and financial services regulation.
Hayden King

Board Member

Hayden King

Prior to his recent retirement from permanent executive roles, Hayden was Chief Operating Officer at Pendal Group (formerly BT Investment Management)...

Prior to his recent retirement from permanent executive roles, Hayden was Chief Operating Officer at Pendal Group (formerly BT Investment Management). In that role Hayden was responsible for all functions across investment trading and exposure management, portfolio compliance, performance management and reporting, data management, project planning and implementation, service provider selection and oversight, information technology and product management. Hayden was also a member of the Pendal/BTIM Executive Committee and served as a Director on the Responsible Entity Boards of both the Institutional and Fund Services companies. Prior to Pendal Group, Hayden held similar senior executive positions with some of Australia’s leading financial services organisations over a distinguished career. Hayden is passionate about the mission and objectives of The Burdekin Association and bringing his skills and experience to support the care, support, education and development of young people.
Colin Rockliff, Board Member

Board Member

Colin Rockliff

Colin joined the Board in 2015. Colin is an adviser and project director in property and infrastructure planning, a director on boards, advisory boards and statutory bodies...

Colin joined the Board in 2015. Colin is an adviser and project director in property and infrastructure planning, a director on boards, advisory boards and statutory bodies, an architect and a graduate of Company Directors Course. Board positions held by Colin include not for profit, international corporate boards and he is a member of State and Local Government task forces and advisory committees.
Our board member Shoshana Wall

Board Member

Shoshana Wall

Shoshana has more than 20 years experience working in senior positions in government, utilities and the private sector, specialising in the delivery of infrastructure and ...

Shoshana Wall GAICD, Director, Wall Consulting. Shoshana has more than 20 years experience working in senior positions in government, utilities and the private sector, specialising in the delivery of infrastructure and customer service in complex multi-stakeholder environments, particularly in start-up organisations. This included her role as the inaugural head of corporate relations at the award-winning Service NSW where she designed the communications, marketing and employee engagement strategy leading to high customer and staff satisfaction scores. She also sat on the Service NSW Audit and Risk Committee. Since establishing Wall Consulting in June 2016, she has counselled the CEOs and senior leaders of government and private organisations including the NSW Treasury, NSW Department of Customer Service, NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet, PEXA, the Property Council of Australia & John Holland Group. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Shoshana is keen to use her networks and skills to support young people meet their true potential.
Board Member Morrie Young

Board Member

Morrie Young

Morri joined the Board in September 2021. He has worked in out-of-home care for many years, starting as a field officer with the state government and then managing ...

Morri joined the Board in September 2021. He has worked in out-of-home care for many years, starting as a field officer with the state government, and then managing residential care and foster care programs. Most recently he ran an accounting and consulting enterprise, to support the boards of nonprofits and charities to make sustainable and successful financial decisions. He was awarded an OAM in June 2021 for his contribution to the nonprofit sector.