Year 12 Leavers: 13
The Clontarf Foundation pilot programme is launched in Perth, WA with a budget of $35k.
Mr Gibbs is a proud Yuwalaraay man from Goodooga in North Western NSW. Mr Gibbs is the General Counsel & Company Secretary of Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd, and is responsible for the legal affairs of the VW, AUDI, SKODA and CUPRA brands in Australia. Prior to working in the motor industry, Mr Gibbs worked as a practising lawyer for top tier law firms in Sydney and Perth. In that time, Mr Gibbs has also devoted his time to helping pro bono clients on a range of legal issues. Mr Gibbs is passionate about helping to deliver better educational and life outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Zone Manager – Queensland
Lee was appointed as GM – Human Resources in September 2020. Prior to this, Lee was the Foundation’s HR Manager, an Employment Officer in Cairns, Queensland and an Academy Director at Gunbalanya in the Northern Territory. Lee has a degree in Human Resources and has extensive experience working in remote communities.
Mr McCormack has over 35 years’ experience in energy infrastructure, having lead ASX listed APA Group between 2005-2019. During this time enterprise value grew from $1b to over $24b, which included Investments in gas pipelines and distribution, gas processing and storage, gas fired power generation, renewables (wind and solar) and electricity transmission across Australia. Mr McCormack is a Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Foundation and has been a long term supporter of the Clontarf Foundation.
Mr Gillam is a professional Company Director. He worked for 20 years within the Wesfarmers Group where he was the CEO of Bunnings from 2004 to 2016 and the Chairman of Officeworks from 2008 to 2016. Other roles during Mr Gillam’s Wesfarmers career included Managing Director of CSBP and Company Secretary. Prior to Wesfarmers, Mr Gillam was General Manager of Medical Corporation Australia Ltd and he also worked in KPMG’s corporate recovery and corporate finance areas. Mr Gillam is Chairman of CSR Limited, Chairman of Bluefit Pty Ltd, Chairman of Trinity Grammar School, Kew as well as a board member of the Heartwell Foundation.
Mr Tyson is the Managing Partner of Newgate Australia and the Deputy CEO of SEC Newgate, Newgate Australia’s parent company, an AIM-listed global communications company based in Europe. Mr Tyson is one of Australia’s leading communications practitioners with expertise in strategic issues management, government relations, media management, financial transactions and community campaigning. Mr Tyson is also Director of the Sydney Swans AFL club, SEC Newgate, Porta Group (United Kingdom) and the Committee for Sydney. Prior to his career in consultancy, Brian was a school teacher, journalist for The Land newspaper and a political adviser to the Greiner and Fahey Governments in New South Wales.
Zone Manager – Victoria & South Australia