Our Governing Board

Elaine Pavlos


Elaine is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Notre Dame Australia. She holds a Master Degree in Nursing from Edith Cowan University and an Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. She also holds qualifications in tertiary education, counselling and coaching. In, Elaine’s professional role she has a strong focus on working with people who are new to their management role.
Elaine is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the College of Nursing Australia. Elaine is also a Director on the Board of Southern Cross Care (WA), and Chair of the Quality Care and Advisory Committee. Elaine joined the Child Australia Board in 2011.


Julia Millar

Vice Chairperson

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.


Steph Shorter

Board Member

Steph is the Head of Impact Consulting at Impact Seed, Western Australia's Leading Impact Advisory. Steph leads a team that partners with organisations on Impact and ESG strategy, measurement and management to create deep impact in WA and beyond.

Prior to Impact Seed, Steph led a strategy team in Rio Tinto’s social performance function and worked with the Department of Communities managing 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 established and managed the WA arm of the Social Ventures Australia (SVA) consulting team where she worked with social purpose organisations, governments and business to support social impact strategy, outcomes management and evaluation, program design and implementation.

Before SVA, Steph was a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting, a strategy manager for a large UK NFP 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

Board Member

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 Warth

Board Member

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.


Susan King

Board Member

Susan has a rare mix of skills and experience across areas including governance, public policy analysis, strategic planning and, strategic resource management.

In recent years, she has actively contributed on university, community service NFP and local government Boards and Committees. Previously, as a senior public servant (in both Federal and State spheres) and as a University senior executive, she led enhancements and reforms at Federal, State and institutional levels.

Susan holds a PhD (Cultural Foundations of Education) and other academic qualifications, and has had broad experience across the schools, vocational education and higher education sectors. Susan is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAIDC), a Fellow of the. Australian Institute of Management WA (FAIM WA) and currently serves on ECU’s governing Council and legislative Committee.