Board

The Jawun Board consists of some of the leading Australian minds in the corporate, government, Indigenous and philanthropic sectors.

  • Karyn Baylis AM

    Managing Director and CEO, Jawun

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    Karyn has led a distinguished business career in Australia and Internationally, having held a range of senior management and C-suite executive roles in multinational businesses including Director of Organisational Renewal at Optus (2004 – 2008), Group Executive Sales and Marketing at Insurance Australia Group (2002 – 2004) and Senior Vice President The Americas at Qantas Airways (1998 – 2001).

    Karyn was appointed Jawun CEO in April 2009. In this role Karyn works with many of Australia’s leading Indigenous reformers.

    Karyn has held a number of Executive and Non-Executive Director roles, including Executive Director experience in the insurance industry; Non-Executive Director experience in the development and construction industries; and has over 5 years Non-Executive Director experience with not-for-profit organisations, CARE Australia and Cure Cancer.

    In 2015 Karyn was awarded The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award in Diversity. Karyn is also a current member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

    In the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Karyn was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the Indigenous community through the development of entrepreneurial initiatives and business programs.

  • Ilana Atlas AO (Chair)

    Non-Executive Director

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    Ilana Atlas is Chairman of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, and a non-executive director of ANZ Banking Group Limited. Ilana is on the board of Paul Ramsay Foundation, and a Panel member of Adara Partners.

    Ilana’s last executive role was as Group Executive, People, at Westpac, where she was responsible for human resources, corporate affairs and sustainability. Prior to that role, she was Group Secretary and General Counsel. Before her 10 year career at Westpac, Ilana was a partner in law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now known as King & Wood Mallesons). In addition to her practice in corporate law, she held a number of management roles in the firm including Executive Partner, People and Information and Managing Partner.

  • Tony Berg AM

    Director, Gresham Partners

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    Tony Berg graduated from the University of Sydney with an Honours degree in Economics, and received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Management. Between 1970 and 1972 he worked on Wall Street, and in 1972 joined Hill Samuel Australia becoming Managing Director in 1984. When Hill Samuel became Macquarie Bank in 1985, he was appointed its first Managing Director and CEO. In 1994 Mr Berg was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Boral Limited, and joined Gresham Partners as an executive director when he retired in 2000 having split Boral into Boral (the building materials company) and Origin Energy.

    Mr Berg is a director of Jawun – Indigenous Corporate Partnerships and of The Ethics Centre. He was a Board member of the National Gallery of Australia for six years and remains a director of The National Gallery of Australia Foundation which he chaired for 7 years. He was a Council member of the Australia Council. He was Chair of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at the University of NSW and a member of the UNSW Foundation. He was the director of Musica Viva Australia for 17 years and Chairman for 12. He was chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the AICD.

    Mr Berg has been director of Westfield and Chairman of ING Australia and ING Australia Bank.

  • Ewen Crouch AM

    Non-Executive Director

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    Ewen is a non-executive director of BlueScope Steel Limited. He is a member of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal and a board member of Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

    Ewen was a partner at Allens from 1988 to 2013 where he was one of Australia’s leading M&A lawyers. His roles at Allens include Chairman of Partners (2009-2012), Co-Head Mergers & Acquisitions (2004-2010), Executive Partner, Asian Offices (1999-2004), and Deputy Managing Partner (1993-1996), as well as 11 years’ service on that firm’s board. He is now a Consultant to Allens.

    Ewen was a member of the Takeovers Panel from 2010 to 2015. He a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the AICD’s Law Committee, and a member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

  • Rachel Perkins

    Managing Director, Blackfella Films

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    Rachel is a film and television director, producer and screenwriter. She is Managing Director of Australia’s premier Indigenous production company, Blackfella Films, which she founded in 1992. Blackfella Films recent productions include First Contact and the drama series Deep Water.

    Informed by her Aboriginal heritage (Arrernte/Kalkadoon), Rachel has contributed extensively to the development of Indigenous filmmakers in Australia and, more broadly, to the Australian film and television industry. Among Rachel’s directing achievements is the First Australians documentary series, and four feature films: Radiance, One Night the Moon, the musical Bran Nue Dae and most recently Jasper Jones and in television, the series Redfern Now,  telemovie Mabo and Mystery Road.

    Rachel has served on the boards of Commonwealth agencies including the Australian Film Commission, Screen Australia and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She was also a founding director of the National Indigenous Television service. She currently serves on the councils of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the Australian Heritage Commission and chairs an education fund named after her renowned Aboriginal activist father, the Charles Perkins Trust.

  • Anthony Roediger

    Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

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    Anthony is the Managing Partner of BCG in Australia and New Zealand, and used to lead BCG’s people development function across Asia-Pacific.

    He works across the public and private sectors, with an emphasis on government, having previously lead BCG’s Public Sector Practice in Asia-Pacific. He has worked with the Australian Government, most State Governments in Australia, and select governments and public sector organisations overseas, covering areas such as transport, health, housing, education and energy. He has also worked with a range of Australian and other companies.

    Anthony’s involvement with Jawun began in 2003, living nine months in Cape York with his family working with Indigenous leaders and organisations. He subsequently spent three months assessing the progress and developing the national strategy for Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships (now called Jawun). He now sits on the Jawun Board, and in the intervening years has supported many BCG efforts with Indigenous Australia.

    Prior to BCG, Anthony was a lawyer with Minter Ellison in Australia and Europe. He holds Law and Economics degrees from Adelaide University, and a Masters of Law from Oxford University (First Class) where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Natalie Walker

    Founder and Managing Director, Inside Policy

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    Natalie has over 17 years’ experience across small business, government, not for profit, and corporate sectors in various management and non-executive roles. She was appointed to the Board on June 1st 2017.

    Natalie has tackled every role with her entrepreneurial spirit. Her latest venture – Inside Policy – is a national collaboration of policy wonks, political operatives, and technical geeks who love making the world a better place by designing new solutions to old and complex policy challenges.

    Prior to founding Inside Policy, Natalie established Supply Nation. She also led the Aboriginal Employment Strategy and built KPMG’s Indigenous business stream within its government advisory group.

    Natalie sits on various boards including National Australia Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Board, Goodstart Early Learning, Telstra Foundation, Life Without Barriers, and is a member of the Prime Ministers Community Business Partnership.

    In 2018, Natalie was Australia’s representative on the G20’s Business Women’s Leaders Taskforce which advised G20 members on initiatives to increase women’s economic participation.

  • Gary Wingrove

    CEO, KPMG Australia

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    Gary was elected CEO of KPMG Australia on 1 July 2013.

    As CEO, he sets the firm’s strategic direction, oversees its operation and presides over the principal management body, the National Executive Committee.

    Gary joined another Big 4 firm in South Africa in 1988 and spent four years as an auditor, before moving into Corporate Finance. He relocated to Australia in 1994 and joined KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice in 1997. Admitted as a partner of KPMG in 2000, Gary led the Melbourne and later the National Valuations team of the firm until 2007.

    In recent years, he has held leadership roles as National Head of Corporate Finance, National Managing Partner of Financial Advisory Services and National Managing Partner of Advisory. He was appointed to lead the firm’s Advisory practice in July 2009 following the merger of the firm’s Financial Advisory Services and Risk Advisory Services practices.

    Gary’s area of client expertise includes public fairness opinions on merger and acquisition transactions; valuations of businesses, shares and intangible assets and general corporate advice related to transactions.  His clients have included some of Australia’s largest corporates such as National Australia Bank, Wesfarmers, Westpac, General Motors Holden and BHP Billiton.

  • Ann Sherry AO (Jawun Advisor)

    Advisor, Carnival Australia

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    Ann is one of Australia’s leading business executives with a career that spans Government, Banking and Cruise Tourism.

    Ann is the Chair of UNICEF Australia and ENERO and currently holds non-executive roles with National Australia Bank, Sydney Airport, Palladium Group, Infrastructure Victoria, Cape York Partnerships, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

    She is an Advisor, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia and a division of Carnival Corporation & Plc. After joining as Chief Executive Officer in 2007, she has transformed the industry and growth has been in double digits each year since.

    Beginning working life as a radiographer, Ann became First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra before moving to the banking sector initially in HR roles, then in CEO roles with Westpac NZ and the Bank of Melbourne.

    The Australian Government awarded Ann the Centenary Medal in 2001 and in 2004 she was awarded an Order of Australia. In 2015, Ann was named as the overall winner of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Award.

    Ann devotes considerable energy to her passion for women’s rights (currently as convenor of the MCC STEM group), supporting opportunity for Indigenous communities, personal philanthropy and support of the arts.

  • Colin Carter AM (Jawun Advisor)

    Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group

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    Colin is an Advisor to Jawun, having served on the board since the organisation’s inception. He chaired the board between 2005 and 2009.

    Colin is one of the founding partners of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Australia. His consulting career included carrying out board performance reviews for companies and not-for-profits and he has co-authored a book on boards, Back to the Drawing Board, published by the Harvard Business School Press.

    Colin was previously a director of the Cape York Institute for Policy & Leadership. In early 2010 he was appointed by the Prime Minister to be an advocate for greater Indigenous employment in the corporate sector. In 2014, he was appointed by the Prime Minister’s department as an adviser to the Empowered Communities project. He is currently a non-executive director of two Australian public companies – SEEK and Lend Lease – as well as of World Vision Australia and the Ladder Project (the AFL Players’ project tackling youth homelessness). He is also chairman of the Geelong Football Club and a former AFL Commissioner. Now retired from BCG, he now holds a part-time role as Senior Advisor to that firm.

    Colin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with Distinction and as a Baker Scholar.