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A voluntary, unremunerated President, Treasurer and Secretary, and Board of Directors is elected annually to oversee the activities of FNPW.

Garry Browne AM
President
Garry Browne AM

Elected President in 2013
Appointed Director 2010
Nominations Committee Chair
Finance and Risk Committee member

 

Garry Browne AM is the CEO and Managing Director of Stuart Alexander & Co., a company founded in 1884 that imports, markets and distributes premium global brands.

Having led Stuart Alexander & Co. since 1997, Garry is an expert in transforming organisations, managing cultural change, leading innovative practise and building brands into household names.

A committed philanthropist and advocate of corporate social responsibility, Garry holds several non-executive Board roles and supports numerous causes personally as well as through the S’Team Foundation. Garry’s significant service to the community was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014.

Garry has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a former student of the Harvard Business School’s Owner President Management Program.

Garry is married to Robyn and has two young adult sons.


Susie Corlett
Treasurer
Susie Corlett

Appointed Director 2018 
Elected Treasurer 2018 
Finance and Risk Committee Chair

Susie has enjoyed a 25 year executive career in natural resources, investment banking, private equity, risk management and governance. Susie was most recently an Investment Director for a Global Private Equity Fund and has served as a non-executive director on a range of ASX and TSX listed boards. Susie is currently a Trustee of the AusIMM Education Endowment Fund and a board member of The David Burgess Foundation, a not- for-profit providing tertiary scholarships to students who have suffered adversity. Susie holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours in Geology), Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment and is a graduate of the AICD.


David Pumphrey
Director
David Pumphrey

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.


Mary-Louise Williams AM
Director
Mary-Louise Williams AM

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.


Patrick Medley
Director
Patrick Medley

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.

 


Katherine O'Regan
Director
Katherine O'Regan

Appointed Director 2018

Katherine is an experienced commercial Board Director specialising in banking and finance, economic development and urban management. She has strong strategic abilities, commercial acumen and international experience across banking, property, infrastructure, trade and investment, urban development and the environment. Through her  Board and executive roles in government and the private sector Katherine has a deep knowledge of regulatory and governance frameworks and the responsibilities to shareholders and the community.


David Knowles
Director
David Knowles

Appointed Director 2018

David heads Koda Capital's Philanthropy and Social Capital team, with primary responsibility for providing strategic advice to charitable and philanthropic investors.  In a 28-year private wealth management career he has worked for Coutts and Merrill Lynch in the UK and held senior leadership positions at Perpetual and JBWere, where he was Managing Director and Head of Philanthropic Services.  He has a strong background in professional trusteeship and governance.

David is also a member of the Centre for Social Impact's advisory council, Impact Investing Australia's market building working group, Raise Foundation's patron's advisory council and a Director of the charity BoardConnect.


Robert Quirk
OEH Representative
Robert Quirk
Bachelor of Natural Resources

Robert Quirk is the Executive Director, Park Operations, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), part of the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Having started as a ranger in 1987, Robert has 30 years of experience in national parks, of which more than 20 years were in senior management and executive leadership roles. With experience spanning park management, policy, and programs, Robert is a well-respected leader. Robert has been the operational and strategic leader for critical incidents (including fires, search and rescue and marine mammal strandings) and represented the organisation on a number of significant media and stakeholder issues. He is known for his work leading large multi-disciplinary teams through complex operational and policy issues and has contributed to high-profile programs such as the Aboriginal Joint Management, Enhanced Bushfire Management, and Saving our Species. 


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