Mark G Smith – Chair


Mark was appointed as a Director on 29 November 2004 and is also current Chairman of The Humour Foundation. Mark has extensive experience in the FMCG Industry, including general management roles and senior marketing roles globally with Cadbury Schweppes, and senior roles including marketing with Unilever and Uncle Tobys. Non-Executive Director of Toll Holdings Ltd since 1 July 2007. Non-Executive Director of GUD Holdings Ltd since May 2009. Managing Director of Cadbury- Schweppes Australia and New Zealand from 2003 to 2007, and a Member of the Asia Pacific Regional Board. Former Managing Director of Confectionary Australia and New Zealand, and prior to that, three years as Director of Marketing for Cadbury Trebor Basset in the UK and senior positions in Cadbury Schweppes' North American and Australian Operations. Former Non-Executive Chairman of Manassen Food Group, Mark is also current Chairman of SIFE Australian Ltd (Students in Free Enterprise).

Peter W Jess – Treasurer

Chartered Accountant CPA

Peter was a founding member of the Foundation and is currently Treasurer. Peter is the principal of PJA Accountants. He is also a Director of the Indigenous Sports Network Pty Ltd, Sports Health Check Ltd, Global Sports Solutions Pty Ltd and Image Sportivo Internationale Pty Ltd.

Damien Meredith

Damien is the Chief Operating Officer - Kia Motors Australia. Damien is also a Director of D. Meredith Pty Ltd.

David Pettigrew

David owns and manages Nourish NFP, an NGO consulting business. His most recent appointment was at ChildFund Australia, an International NGO that runs child sponsorship programs.

Tristan Landers

Tristan is a Management Consultant and Principal of IN21, leading a practice of strategy and change professionals. She has operational and leadership experience as a Senior Executive in Group Strategy, Sustainability, Human Resources, Retail Banking and Corporate Affairs with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and prior to that was a Consultant with KPMG Management Consulting.

She is an active advisor to the Not For Profit Sector and a Director of YWCA Australia, a Director of YWCA NSW and an Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education.