Charles Sitch BCom, LLB Melb, MBA Columbia
Chair Robin Boyd Foundation

Charles is a director of Spark New Zealand Ltd, Pacific Edge Ltd and Aplam Animal Health Ltd. Previously Charles spent 24 years at McKinsey and Company, New York, London and Melbourne. At McKinsey he was a director and leader of the retail, consumer and marketing practices. He has been an advisor to Trinity College, University of Melbourne since 2000 and is currently a Board Member and Chairman of the Pathways Program and is on the Committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club. From 2006-08 Charles was a Board Member of the Melbourne Football Club. In 2002, Charles was awarded the President's Medal for services to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria.



          Suzy Boyd B.Arch  Boyd Family Representative

Suzy, the daughter of Robin Boyd, a registered Architect and has been practicing as a Landscape Architect for over 20 years.



          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.


          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.



          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.


          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. 



          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.



          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

Kaylene has a diverse background in legal and commercial roles, including work as a solicitor at Allens Linklaters, Judge’s Associate for Justice Finkelstein in the Federal Court, and General Counsel and Company Secretary for Innovia Security.