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The Board is Chaired by the
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
and joined by the heads of Australia’s leading banks.

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Board of Directors

The day-to-day administration of the Foundation is undertaken by a Management Committee, with all the administrative duties and costs being met by volunteers' time. This support enables the Foundation to operate on a unique 'dollar in / dollar out' basis, ensuring that every dollar donated is allocated directly to the Foundation and its Grants (ie. no funds are used for administration, marketing or advertising etc).

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Michele Bullock, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, who is joined by the heads of Australia's leading banks. They include:


Board of Directors

Ms Michele Bullock

(Chair) Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

Mr Matthew Comyn

Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Mr Chum Darvall

Company Director

Mr Shayne Cary Elliott

CEO, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Mr. Matthew Grounds

Company Director

Mr William P Gurry AO

Company Director

Mr. Peter King

Chief Executive Officer, Westpac Banking Corporation

Mr Stuart Green

Managing Director and CEO, Macquarie Bank Limited

Ross McEwan

Chief Executive Officer, National Australia Bank Limited

Mr Paul J Robertson AO

Executive Director


Company Secretaries

Rachael Bassil

Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Paul J Robertson AO

Executive Director


Life Members

Cameron A Clyne


Kenton Geoffrey Farrow


Bernard Fraser


Robert Alan Johnston AC


Victor F Kelly


Marcus Laithwaite


Philip Lowe


Ian John Macfarlane AC


John McFarlane OBE


Prof Craig Michael Mellis AM


David Raymond Morgan AO


David Victor Murray AO


Emeritus Professor Kim Oates AM


Mr Ian M Narev


Ralph Norris


Rick Sawers


Michael P Smith


John Morrison Stewart


Glenn R Stevens AC