A voluntary, unremunerated President, Treasurer and Secretary, and Board of Directors is elected annually to oversee the activities of FNPW.
Elected President in 2013
Appointed Director 2010
Nominations Committee Chair
Finance and Risk Committee member
Garry Browne is CEO/Managing Director and Company Director of Stuart Alexander & Co, founded 1884. This company markets and distributes household brands such as Guylian, Mentos, Werthers and Fisherman’s Friend. From an early age Garry has been committed to community service. He created and serves as a Director of The S’Team Foundation, the philanthropic entity of Stuart Alexander & Co with a primary focus on developing underprivileged youth. Garry is also a Past President of the Rotary Club of Sydney. Garry has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a former student of the Harvard Business School, where he completed the Owner President Management Program (OPM). Garry is married and proud of his two sons. His interests include golf and long distance running.
Elected Treasurer 2015
Elected Secretary 2015
Appointed Director 2015
Finance and Risk Committee Chair
Catherine has over 19 years’ experience in finance, accounting and governance and is currently Deputy Company Secretary for Isentia Group Limited. Catherine has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Governance Institute of Australia. Previous roles held by Catherine include CFO and Company Secretary for Austral Gold Limited, an ASX listed company with gold mining operations in Chile. She has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and Corporate Express Australia Limited in various finance roles including acquisitions and taxation, internal audit, risk management and Sarbanes-Oxley. Other current voluntary positions held by Catherine include Treasurer for the parents group of KU Castlecrag Pre-school and Nippers crew at Balmoral Beach Club.
Appointed Director 2009
Finance and Risk Committee Member
Nominations Committee Member
Currently a professional director, Mark Bethwaite has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and an MBA. In 2012, Mark was appointed a Director of the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority. Mark has been Managing Director of two of Australia’s largest mining companies – North Limited in Melbourne and Renison Goldfields Consolidated Limited in Sydney – for a total of ten years. He was also Managing Director of one of Australia’s leading industry associations for five years before retiring in 2006. Mark represented Australia in sailing in the1972 and 1976 Olympic Games and has won World Championships in a number of classes. He is married to Carolyn, and their son and daughter are now in their late 20s, early 30s.
Appointed September 2011
Melinda Murray is the Manager, Reserve Establishment and Land Information in the National Parks and Wildlife Service, part of the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). Melinda has been in this role since late 2010 and leads the OEH land acquisition, reservation and wilderness programs. From 1995 to 2010 Melinda worked with the Legal Services Branch in OEH’s predecessor agencies, most recently as a Principal Legal Officer providing expert legal advice and managing legislative reforms. As a lawyer Melinda specialised in Aboriginal joint management of national parks, Aboriginal cultural heritage protection, environmental planning law, contaminated land management and pollution law. She was recently the expert contributor to the Pollution Law chapter in the forthcoming 5th edition of the Environmental Law Handbook.
Appointed Director 2012
Fundraising and Marketing Committee Chair
David Pumphrey attended St. Andrews University, Scotland where he gained an MA in Economics and Political Science. He undertook his MBA degrees at Cranfield School of Management in England and the Harvard Business School, USA. He joined McKinsey & Co Inc as a Consultant in the London office and worked on assignments in the UK, Holland and Ireland. He moved into line management in the early 1970's and was Managing Director of a number of consumer durables and manufacturing companies in the UK. He and his family migrated to Australia in 1981 and he became General Manager of a hotel and motel group and then Managing Director of an American owned toys and games company, Milton Bradley. He joined the international search firm, Spencer Stuart, as an Associate Consultant in the Sydney Office in March 1984. In November 1988 he was elected a Partner and Senior Director worldwide and was Managing Director of the Australian practice between 1989 and 1991. In May 1993 David Pumphrey joined Heidrick and Struggles as a Partner in their Sydney office. He has a wide network of contacts and significant experience as an international executive search consultant built up over twenty eight years in the industry. He has worked extensively in the areas of CEO and board appointments and reviews, and education and social enterprise. He was appointed a Partner Emeritus in February 2012, and continues to consult to the firm in the areas of board governance and effectiveness. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management. He is an Honorary Life Member and a past Director of the Bell Shakespeare Company and its Foundation. He is a past Director of the National and New South Wales Societies of Multiple Sclerosis, and a past President of the Harvard Club of Australia. David Pumphrey was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife in 2012, and is an ambassador for two FNPW projects.
Appointed Director 2013
Projects Committee Chair
Mary-Louise has been a leader in the Australian cultural sector for 25 years. For the past 10 years she has been Director of the Commonwealth Government’s Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) in Sydney. She has forged strong ties with international organisations, represented the Government at major events in Australia and overseas, chaired several international and local cultural committees and refereed funding programs and academic journals in the UK, Australia and elsewhere. Mary-Louise has strong leadership and management experience and has overseen several significant building programs at ANMM’s Darling Harbour site. Since leaving ANMM in 2012, she continues to apply her skills as an advisor to Government and community groups on cultural matters. Mary-Louise was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in January 2013.
Appointed Director 2015
Fundraising and Marketing Committee Member
Patrick Medley has had 27 years as a management consultant, working for Coopers & Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM in London, Singapore and Sydney, specialising in strategy and marketing consulting to the consumer facing industries. He joined Coopers & Lybrand in 1989 and in 1990, established one of the first professional environmental management consulting services, in London and subsequently Sydney. He is currently the Managing Partner of Kedleton & Co. He has a B.Sc and B.Com double honours degree from Birmingham University, UK, an MBA from Sydney University, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Appointed Director 2015
Charles is Managing Director of Gresham Partners Limited and a Managing Director Gresham's Corporate Advisory business. Prior to joining Gresham, Charles was a Managing Director with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. Charles' transaction experience spans across M&A and financings with a cumulative value of in excess of US$100 billion. Prior to Goldman, Sachs & Co., Charles worked for Rio Tinto at its aluminium operations, Comalco, in engineering and business development roles. Charles holds Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Commerce from the University of Sydney, a Masters degree in Information Technology from Deakin University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Charles is a Director of Musica Viva Australia and HCA Philanthropy and Honorary Treasurer of the Harvard Club of Australia.
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