The Jawun Board consists of some of the leading Australian minds in the corporate, government, Indigenous and philanthropic sectors.
CEO, Jawun> Read more
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 Organistional 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.
In February 2013 she was appointed to the Grocon Board. Prior to this she held a number of Executive and Non-Executive Director roles, including Executive Director experience in the insurance industry; 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).
Ilana Atlas (Chair)
Non-Executive Director> Read more
Ilana Atlas became Chair of the Jawun board in 2017. She is also Chair of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited and is a non-executive director of ANZ Banking Group Limited and Westfield Corporation Limited. She is on the boards of the Human Rights Law Centre, Adara Development (Australia), JewishCare and is also a Fellow of the Senate of Sydney University.
Her last executive role was 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> Read more
Tony is an Executive Director of Gresham Partners. Tony was Managing Director of Macquarie Bank from 1985–1993 and Managing Director of Boral from 1994 until he led a split of the company into Origin Energy and Boral in 2000.
He was Chairman of Record Investments from inception in 2001 until 2005, a director of Westfield Holdings from 1983–1993 and a Member of the NSW State Rail Authority from 1989–1993. He was a director of ING Australia and ING Bank (Australia) from 2000–2007 and Chairman of both for part of that period. He was Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales.
In the Arts, he was Chairman of Musica Viva Australia from 1986–1998 and was a Member of the National Gallery of Australia from 1997–2003 and a member of the Australia Council from 1978–1982. He was Chairman of the NGA Foundation for seven years and remains on its Board.
He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1992, and was awarded the Richard Pratt Business Leadership Award by the Australia Business Arts Foundation in 2002. Tony holds a BEc (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an MBA from The Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration where he graduated with High Distinction and as a Baker Scholar.
After serving as Chair of the Jawun board from 2009 to 2017 Tony stepped down from the role but stayed as Board member.
Ewen Crouch AM
Non-Executive Director> Read more
Ewen is a non-executive director of Westpac Banking Corporation and 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.
Rupert Myer AO
Office of Rupert Myer> Read more
Rupert Myer is a Director of AMCIL Ltd, Healthscope Ltd, eCargo Holdings Ltd and The Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd.
He is Chairman of The Australia Council for the Arts. He serves as a member of the Felton Bequests’ Committee and as a board member of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics Advisory Board and Creative Partnerships Australia.
Rupert holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge. Rupert was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2015 for distinguished service to the visual and performing arts.
Managing Director, Blackfella Films> Read more
Rachel is a film and television director, producer and screenwriter. She is a 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 and telemovie Mabo.
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.
Finn Pratt AO PSM
Secretary of the Department of Social Services> Read more
Finn Pratt has a public service career spanning more than 30 years and during this time he has driven major government priorities including a review of Australia’s welfare system and reforms in disability services.
Finn has been the Secretary of the Department of Social Services (DSS) since it was formed in September 2013. Prior to this appointment, Finn was the Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and before that he was Secretary of the Department of Human Services and the Chief Executive Officer of Centrelink.
He is the Chair of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government Board of Directors.
Finn was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2008 and in 2015 became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration, social policy development and government service delivery reform, and to care and support for people with disability, their families and carers.
Finn has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Australian National University.
Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group> Read more
Anthony is a partner of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), heading their Public Sector Practice in Asia Pacific, and part of their global leadership team for Social Impact.
He has worked across the private sector and government in Australia and overseas, covering areas such as infrastructure, communications, transport, energy, health, social services and education.
Anthony has been involved with Indigenous development since 2003 when he spent a year working in Cape York with Indigenous organisations, and on the national strategy for Jawun (then known as IEP).
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.
Founder and Managing Director, Inside Policy> Read more
Natalie has over 16 years’ experience across small business, government, not for profit, and corporate sectors in various management and non-executive roles.
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 and the Board of Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre. Natalie is also Chair of the Cape York Girl Academy; the country’s first Indigenous-led and owned boarding school for young Indigenous mums and their bubs.
In 2012, Natalie was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.
CEO, KPMG Australia> Read more
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)
CEO, Carnival Australia> Read more
Ann is CEO of Carnival Australia, a division of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator which owns P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard, Holland America, Seabourn and others. She has transformed the industry and growth has been double digit each year since 2007.
Prior to this, Ann was with Westpac for 12 years and was Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand, CEO, Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People and Performance.
Before joining Westpac, Ann was First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra, advising the Prime Minister on policies and programs to improve the status of women and was Australia’s representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women’s rights.
In addition to her executive role, Ann holds a number of non‐executive roles including ING Direct (Australia), The Myer Family Company Holdings Pty Ltd and Australian Rugby Union. Ann is the Chair of Safe Work Australia and Deputy Chair of Cruise Lines International Asia Pacific.
In 2001, Ann was awarded a Centenary Medal for her work on providing banking services to disadvantaged communities. In 2004, Ann was awarded an Order of Australia for her contribution to the Australian community through the promotion of corporate management policies and practices that embrace gender equity, social justice and work and family partnerships. In 2011, Ann was listed in the FTSE 100 Women in Leadership. In 2013, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Macquarie University for her contribution to business and civil society.
Colin Carter AM (Jawun Advisor)
Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group> Read more
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.