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Sydney NSW 2001 , Level 4, 220 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: 1800 812 164

© 2017 Opportunity International AustraliaABN 83 003 805 043

About Us Board of Directors

The Opportunity International Australia Board of Directors are qualified professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help us achieve our mission. They are responsible for overseeing the organisation, including input into, and approval of, policies and practices, strategy, management and operation of the company.

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Board of Directors

The Opportunity International Australia Board of Directors are qualified professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help us achieve our mission. They are responsible for overseeing the organisation, including input into, and approval of, policies and practices, strategy, management and operation of the company.

Click on the photos to read more about our team.

Edward Kerr

Edward Kerr is the Chair of Opportunity International Australia and is the Lead Director on the Opportunity Global Board. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of The Australian Charities Fund, a not-for-profit organisation that partners with employers and charities to facilitate ongoing community impact through engaged employee giving. Prior to this he had a 32-year career as a lawyer. After working for Sly & Russell and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Ted was a partner in the…

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Joanna White

Joanna White is the Managing Director Business Lending at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Chairs the Investment Committee of the Bank’s superannuation fund. She previously held a number of leadership roles at National Australia Bank. Prior to that, Joanna was the CEO of The Australian Charities Fund, an organisation she founded with colleagues from Bain & Company, where she had been a strategy consultant.

- Chair of the Revenue Committee

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Robert Dunn

Robert Dunn joined Opportunity in November 2006 as Chief Financial Officer, before becoming Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2008. He is also the Chairman of Opportunity’s Indian subsidiary, Dia Vikas Capital. Robert serves on the Boards of the Port Authority of New South Wales and Logosdor Limited. Prior to joining Opportunity, Robert was the Finance Director with Patrick Corporation for 14 years and also worked for Dart Corporation and Price Waterhouse. He is a member of the Australian…

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Greg Hammond OAM

Greg Hammond has over 30 years' experience as a lawyer specialising in banking and the governance, supervision and regulation of Australia's financial system, and was a partner of King & Wood Mallesons (and its predecessor firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques) for over 27 years. Since retiring in 2014, Greg has taken up roles in academia, the banking and finance sector, charities and not-for-profit organisations.  His current roles include being an Adjunct Fellow with the Applied Finance Centre at…

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Matthew Hope

Matt Hope is the CEO of Colour Capital, which he founded to streamline resources required to develop and support operations for his franchise investments. Since then the company has grown to accommodate investments in Queensland, New South Wales, and Western Australia. For the past 10 years, Matt has been focused on the acquisition and development of early stage franchised businesses as both a franchisor and master franchisee. Colour Capital is currently the operating entity for G.J Gardner Homes…

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Andrew Jamieson

Andy Jamieson is a marketing expert who in 2007 co-founded the digital marketing agency Switched on Media with offices in Australia and Europe. Switched on Media’s clients include Westfield, CBA, Canon, Spotify and Vodafone. Switched on Media’s growth was recognised through the BRW Fast 100 and Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. In 2015 Andy exited Switched on Media through a trade sale to global advertising group WPP. Prior to founding Switched on Media, Andy worked in various marketing…

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Barbara Lupient

Barbara Lupient first joined the Opportunity International Network in 2006, resonating with our mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives. She also serves on the Opportunity International US Board and has served on the Opportunity International Nicaragua Board. Based in the United States, Barbara serves as Chair of the Board of several family-held businesses. She has also served as a Board Director for a bank, hospital, university, several non-profits and community…

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John O'Connor

John O’Connor was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 34 years, including 24 years as an audit partner. During his time with PwC, he was Managing Partner of PwC Perth and led the Assurance practice in Perth. John retired from PwC in March 2013 and now holds a number of Non-Executive director roles.  John is also a Director of Opportunity Global and Opportunity International China. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Institute…

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Connie Ridley

Connie Ridley has a consulting business which uses her background in finance and banking as well as her Masters in Business Administration. Connie gives much of her time to assist others – she is a Life Governor for the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Director of Library for All USA, Library for All Australia, Immediate Past Chair of Emerge Women and Children's Support Network. 

- Audit & Risk Committee member
- Revenue committee member

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Suzanne Williams

Suzanne Williams has been a Senior Client Partner with the international talent management solutions business Korn Ferry International for the last 15 years. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Suzanne was the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games for five years. Suzanne has been a Partner in a national law firm, is Deputy President of Kambala School and a member of the Cranbrook School Council.

- Chair of the Appointments & Compensation…

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Edward Kerr
Chair
Joanna White
Deputy Chair
Robert Dunn
CEO Opportunity International Australia
Greg Hammond OAM
Director
Matthew Hope
Director
Andrew Jamieson
Director
Barbara Lupient
Director
John O'Connor
Director
Connie Ridley
Director
Suzanne Williams
Director

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