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Stephen Hare
Chair

Stephen’s professional history reflects unusual diversity. A practising Chartered Accountant for 16 years, he held three senior executive positions involved in organisational change at North Limited before accepting the position of General Manager Commercial Services. Following North’s takeover, he became the CEO of Victoria’s National Trust. Stephen’s appetite for revitalising organisations found prime subjects in the Trust and subsequently the Victorian Bar where he was also the CEO. Stephen has held many small to medium company director and officer appointments during his career and continues to devote himself to philanthropic work.

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Christopher Balmford
BA LLB (Hons)

Christopher a former lawyer with Baker & McKenzie and DLA Phillips Fox, is the founder and managing director of Words and Beyond an Australian-based plain-language training, rewriting, and cultural-change consultancy launched in 1999. Clients include major law firms, public companies, government agencies, the United Nations, and the European Central Bank. Christopher is also the founder, and former Managing Director, of online legal document provider Cleardocs, which launched in Australia in 2002. In June 2012, Thomson Reuters acquired Cleardocs.

Amy Boyd

Amy Boyd is the granddaughter of Robin Boyd and the Boyd Family representative on the Board of the Foundation.

Lucy Clemenger
BPD B.Arch (Hons) RAIA

Lucy is a practicing architect, a member of The Australian Institute of Architects, a board member of The Australian Ballet Ambassador Board and Director of Lucy Clemenger Architects, a Melbourne based architecture and interior design practice.

Lucy has spent significant time working as an architect for leading architecture practices in Australia, the Netherlands, The United Kingdom and Greece. She has worked on the design and documentation of a broad range of projects including commercial, retail and residential developments, and the design of the public realm.

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Sophie Gannon

Sophie Gannon is a leading commercial gallerist specialising in Australian contemporary art.  Prior to establishing her premises in Melbourne in 2006, Sophie worked with Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane and Sotheby’s in Melbourne. Sophie represents more than 15 leading Australian artists.

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Professor Philip Goad
BArch PhD

Philip is a Director of the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne and is internationally known for his research and is an authority on modern Australian architecture. Philip is an expert on the life and work of Robin Boyd, and has held visiting scholar positions at Columbia University, Bartlett School of Architecture (London) and UCLA (Los Angeles). Philip is a past editor of Fabrications, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, and is a contributing editor to Architecture Australia. Along with Associate Professor Julie Willis, he is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.

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Daryl Jackson
AO B.Arch Dip. Arch

Daryl is an Australian architect, a member of the RIBA (British) and an Honorary fellow of the AIA (American).  He is the Principal Director of Jackson Architecture, an international practice. Daryl is an Honorary Doctor of Ballarat University and Melbourne University; and an Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University. He is Chairman of the Heritage Council of Victoria and a Director on the Essendon Football Club Board. Daryl is a recipient of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

Emily Millane

Emily is a research fellow and PhD candidate at the Australian National University. She has a keen interest in Australian history and its role in current policy and political debates. Emily has also worked as a policy advisor, a research fellow at the Per Capita think tank, and has practised as a commercial lawyer with Maddocks, specialising in general commercial law and corporate governance. She has degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne.

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Dennis Paphitis

Dennis Paphitis is the founder of Aesop, a rapidly expanding company. He is committed to creating outstanding products and retail spaces, and passionate about growing a company that has found loyal followers across the world. He is a voracious reader and traveller, with a keen interest in design, architecture, poetry and food. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail, and his conviction that activities undertaken with integrity, commitment and intelligence improve people’s lives.


Kaylene Dawson
Company secretary
LLB (Hons), B.Ec, GAICD

Kaylene has a diverse background in legal, commercial and non-profit advisory roles. Having commenced her career at Allens Linklaters, Kaylene has also worked in investment banks, as a barrister and in various Corporate Counsel roles. As Senior Advisor at Wendy Brooks & Partners, Kaylene currently provides strategic business planning and fundraising advice and services to for-purpose clients. Having been General Counsel and Company Secretary of a multi-national company, corporate governance and risk management is a particular area of interest.


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Mary Featherston
Dip.Int Design RMIT

Mary is an Interior Designer and was one of the inaugural inductees into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame. Mary Featherston is a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and a Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne.