Our Governing Board
Prof. Elaine is a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She has a wealth of experience working in senior executive and academic positions within the Western Australian Healthcare sector. She has recently retired as Dean of the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Notre Dame University Fremantle.
Elaine is a qualified coach who works predominantly with nurse managers and people who find themselves in new roles. Elaine has a Master Degree in Nursing, an MBA from the University of Western Australia, Graduate Diploma in Ontological Coaching and qualifications in counselling.
Elaine is a sitting member at the State Administrative Tribunal, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the College of Nursing Australia. Elaine also sits on the Board of Southern Cross Care. She joined the Board of Child Australia in 2011.
Julia Millar practices in the area of competition and commercial litigation for Clayton Utz. Acting for a number of large Australian and overseas clients in complex disputes she has over 10 years of experience. Julia’s practice also includes acting in a range of competition and regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to joining Clayton Utz in 2009, Julia was the Associate to the Hon Justice Buss in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Julia is experienced in all facets of litigation and has a specific focus on co-ordinating applications across a number of international jurisdictions. Julia has two children both still attending local childcare.
Partha, MAICD, CPA, is the Executive Director and co-founder of Strategic Business Alliance (SBA), a firm offering innovative consulting and outsourcing solutions to a wide range of clients. Partha has a deep interest in the not-for-profit sector and currently is on the board and audit committees of Infoxchange, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement and Interchange Loddon Mallee.
Partha has extensive experience in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Corporate Strategy, Governance and Risk Management. He has forged lasting relationships with stakeholders in his senior executive roles, and, in the process, enhanced organisational value.
Partha joined the Board in 2011.
Steph is currently leading a team to develop and implement Rio Tinto's Community and Social Performance (CSP) strategy and uplift CSP performance in order to improve RT's impact on local communities and Traditional Owners.
Prior to this Steph worked with the Department of Communities in the Strategy and Transformation Division where she managed a $200m fund that aimed to create pathways towards social and economic independence and well-being for Aboriginal people in the Pilbara and Kimberley.
Steph also spent four years setting up and running the WA arm of the Social Ventures Australia consulting team. In this role Steph worked closely with social purpose organisations, governments and business to support them with social impact strategy, outcomes management and evaluation, program design and implementation.
This was across early childhood development, youth justice, out of home care, mental health, Indigenous disadvantage and affordable housing. Before SVA Steph was a senior strategy & operations manager with Deloitte Consulting, a strategy manager for one of the largest UK NFPs and worked in a range of commercial roles in the oil and gas industry. Steph is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark Fitzpatrick has been the Chief Executive Officer of Telethon Speech and Hearing since February 2017. Prior to this role, Mark was the CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia for five years. After graduating from Curtin University with a Commerce degree, Mark has worked in a variety of roles in a range of not-for-profit, education, and government organisations.
Mark has a strong interest in community development and plays a number of roles in supporting the not-for-profit sector. He is the Chair of the Board of First Voice, Deputy President for the Deafness Council, a member of the Hearing Health Sector Alliance. He has been the Deputy Chair of Work power, a member of the UWA Centre for Social Impact’s Advisory Council, Board member of the Alchemist Foundation, a past-President of Edventures WA Inc, and was the Vice President of the Western Australian Council of Social Service – a position he held for 6 years. At a local level Mark has also played an integral role in the establishment of the inaugural Belmont Redcliffe Junior Football Academy in 2017 and in his spare time provides mentorship to various young people seeking to overcome adversity.
Nick is a Director at international accounting firm KPMG and a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Nick is part of KPMG's international tax and transfer pricing practice and has over 15 years experience providing tax advice to multinational companies and assisting in determining and defending the pricing of their cross border transactions with related parties.
He has previously worked for KPMG in the UK providing tax advice and assistance to companies across a broad range of industries.