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Vice Regal Patrons
His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley
AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of Australia
Mrs Linda Hurley
Mr David DinteBEc, LLB, MAICD
Mr Dinte is a property developer with extensive experience in commercial, retail, industrial and residential development, acquisition and management in both Australia and the United States of America. Mr Dinte is a Director of Souths Cares. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres. Mr Dinte joined the board in 2000, was appointed a Vice President in 2009. In December 2019, Mr Dinte was appointed President and Chairman of the Board. He is also a Life Member of NextSense.
Mrs Barbara Stone AMAM, BA, DipEd, MEd, MAICD, FACE, FACEL
Mrs Stone is a former National Chair of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), past State Chair, AHISA NSW/ACT, former President, Alliance of Girls’ Schools of Australasia. Mrs Stone Retired as Principal of MLC School in 2011. Current other board directorships include Association of Independent Schools, NSW; and Newington College, Stanmore. Mrs Stone joined the board in 2002, and was appointed a Vice President in 2012 and is a Life Member.
Mr Matt Pearce
Mr Pearce has an extensive career in media and events. He has worked in newspapers and magazines and, for the last 18 years, events. He has strong mergers and acquisition experience and sits on a number of industry boards. He has been involved in hearing services in Victoria for the last 25 years, previously serving as Chairman and Board Director for Taralye and Taralye Foundation. Mr Pearce joined the board in 2018 and was appointed a Vice President in 2021.
Mr Charles M CowperBA, LLB, FAICD
Charles Cowper is a solicitor and former partner of national commercial law firms, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Gadens Lawyers. He is currently a consultant to global law firm Dentons. He is an acknowledged expert in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and governance. He has held board positions in a range of for profit and for purpose organisations including in education, on the Council of Shore School and in disability, as a director of Royal Blind Society of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Charles joined the board in May 2017.
Mr Rod JacksonMBA, BEc, GAICD, FCPA, FFIN
Mr Jackson has held senior executive positions within financial services, primarily at Westpac Banking Corporation. Based in Asia and Europe for 11 years, for the past 20 years he was either a Chief Financial Officer or Chief Operating Officer at large financial services organisations. Mr Jackson retired from executive life and the role of CFO, Westpac Institutional Bank in January 2021. He continues in a non-executive director capacity for a range of businesses both domestically and internationally. Mr Jackson joined the board in 2023.
The Hon Robyn ParkerDipEd, DipTeach, GAICDMs
Robyn Parker has over 30 years of public sector experience. Beginning with roles in child and family services across a number of disadvantaged communities, Robyn spent 14 years as a TAFE teacher of child studies and as a CEO of ageing and disability organisation. She also spent 12 years as an MLC, MP and Cabinet Minister in the NSW Government. Currently, Robyn serves as a non-executive director of several not-for-profit and government boards such as the Taronga Conservation Society, Hume Housing and Hunter Local Land Services. She joined the board in 2019.