Our Board

TFN is committed to best-practice governance and processes, to enhance our effectiveness and ensure transparency and accountability to our stakeholders. TFN Australia is a public benevolent institution and registered charity, constituted as a public company limited by guarantee called The Funding Network Australia Limited (ABN 75 166 134 774), which has deductible gift recipient status, item 1. The board of directors ensures TFN’s culture and behaviour is consistent with its vision, mission and strategic objectives, and has ultimate responsibility for the performance of the organisation.

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    Chair
    Shaun Kamler

    Shaun Kamler is Division Director, Banking and Financial Services at Macquarie Bank. He is an internationally experienced business executive, with over 18 years in retail banking, wealth management and manufacturing industries, and is looking forward to helping grow TFN’s presence in Australia’s original home of philanthropy, Melbourne.  

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    Company Secretary
    Deb Hook

    Deb Hook is a senior lawyer with the University of Sydney’s in-house legal team with over 10 years’ experience in the fields of business law, intellectual property commercialisation and research. She, like TFN, is committed to best practice corporate governance in non-profits as a way of being accountable to all stakeholders. Before her philanthropic interests led her to the University, Deb was a Senior Associate in private commercial practice, having worked at both national law firm DibbsBarker and boutique commercial firm Harris Freidman. Deb believes that positive collaborative relationships are the key to a venture’s success, and enjoys witnessing the network behind TFN enable grassroots causes to thrive.

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    Board Member
    Anita Jacoby AM

    Anita is one of Australia’s most respected and entrepreneurial media executives. Her career spans 30 years in the broadcast industry as an award-winning news and current affairs journalist and she has produced TV programs for all the major networks. She was Director of TV and Head of Development and Production for Zapruder’s Other Films, which created and produced Enough Rope with Andrew Denton and The Gruen Transfer. More recently she has been Managing Director of ITV Studios Australia.

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    Board Member
    Bill Marynissen

    Bill Marynissen has over 30 years' financial markets experience. As an Executive Director at Macquarie Bank, he held leadership roles in its FICC and Banking & Financial Services Groups. Bill also served as Macquarie Group's Integrity Officer from 2009-2013 and on the Sydney Futures Exchange Board.

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    Board Member
    Jordan Griffiths

    Jordan leads the Accenture Operations team in Australia and New Zealand, advising organisations on the most innovative, long-term and sustainable ways of doing business. Jordan has 20 years of consulting and outsourcing experience across a wide range of corporate services, including finance, HR, procurement, digital marketing and analytics. He is passionate about making a difference and driving innovation for people and the community.

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    Liza-Jayne Loch

    Liza-Jayne (LJ) is CEO of Alpha Consult and brings almost three decades of experience in helping organisations, causes and individuals successfully grow their profiles and accentuate their positive proactively and reactively. She is a highly respected reputation management and amplification expert within the Asia Pacific region. LJ is the Chair of NOW Australia, and the NSW Convenor of Women in Media.

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    Melissa Abu-Gazaleh

    Melissa is Founder and Managing Director of the Top Blokes Foundation, one of Australia's leading boy's social education organisation that supports young men's health. She was named NSW Young Australian of the Year (2016) and was awarded EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2017). In 2018, the Top Blokes Foundation was named most Significant Contribution to Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Young Men and Boys.