- Mr Tim Ungar: Chair
- Rowena Albones
- Mr Adrian Fini
- David Flynn
- Rishelle Hume AM
- Fiona Kalaf
- Ben Lisle
- Tayyeb Shah
- Prof Terri-ann White
- Mr Nathan Bennett (Executive Director, Perth Festival)
- Mr Iain Grandage (Artistic Director, Perth Festival)
- Ms Susan Hunt (CEO, Lotterywest)
- Mr Frank Cooper AO (Chair Strategic Resources Committee, UWA Senate)
TIM UNGAR: CHAIR
Tim Ungar has an extensive background as a Senior Executive in the telecommunications and technology industries in the areas of infrastructure, manufacturing, marketing and operations.
He is currently the Chairman of TSA Group, a national sales, marketing and operations company headquartered in Western Australia.
Tim is a long term supporter of the cultural and arts sector in WA. Along with his family, he is a director of the charitable trust, the Ungar Family Foundation.
He is a former Chairman of the Water Corporation of WA and of the Board of Trustees of the WA Museum.
Rowena has had a series of leadership, financial and commercial roles at Rio Tinto since joining the company as a Commercial Analyst for Hamersley Iron in 1999. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the Iron Ore group in June 2018. In this role, she leads the finance function with strong focus on decision making and commercial governance. Before joining Iron Ore, Rowena was Chief Financial Officer Growth & Innovation where she established PACE consulting to provide management consulting and data analytics services to the business and governance and financial oversight of Oyu Tolgoi as a Board member since 2013. Rowena holds a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Economics and Finance and a Masters in Business Administration, both from Curtin University, Australia.
Adrian Fini is Director of FJM Property Pty Ltd, a private property and investment group. He has been involved in the Perth property industry for more than 30 years.
Adrian is a current Board member of the University of Western Australia Business School Board and their New Century Campaign. He is also Chair of the Art Gallery of WA Foundation. He was awarded an OAM for his contributions to the arts in 2014 and was named the 2016 Western Australian of the Year in 2016.
David is a Partner with Azure Capital, a corporate advisory firm. David has over 15 years of experience in corporate advisory and international capital markets, working across a variety of industries including telecommunications, financial services, mining services and natural resources. David holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School, and degrees in Mathematics and Commerce (with First Class Honours) from the Curtin University of Technology.
RISHELLE HUME AM
Rishelle is the Manager, Aboriginal Employment Strategy at Chevron Australia. A Noongar woman with traditional ties to the Whadjuk, Ballardong and Gnaala Karla Booja peoples, she has over 25 years of experience working across Aboriginal engagement in employment, education, justice and health. Her roles include Chairperson of the Mandjah Boodjah Aboriginal Corporation; Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the WA Aboriginal Leadership Institute; Noongar Charitable Trust Advisory Council Member; Ambassador of the EON Foundation; director of AUSPIRE Australia Day Council WA; director of Ronald McDonald House Charities WA; Ambassador of Helping Little Hands; WA Football Commission Aboriginal Advisory Board Member; director of Little Athletics WA; and UNESCO Commissioner of Culture for Australia. Rishelle was the Western Australian of the Year (Aboriginal Category) in 2016, inducted into the 2017 Little Athletics Australia Roll of Excellence (Hall of Fame) in the Achievers Category, and an inaugural inductee on the 2018 WA Roll of Excellence in the Achievers Category for Little Athletics WA. Rishelle was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2018 for significant service to the indigenous community of WA, particularly developing opportunities, promoting leadership and preserving culture. In March 2019, she was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame for service to the Aboriginal community. She holds a Curtin University Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Double Major in Human Resource Management.
Ben is a Director and founder with Linc Property, Western Australia’s largest locally owned private industrial land developer. Ben was previously a Director and co-founder of Azure Capital and a Director of Poynton and Partners. His philanthropic interests include the prevention of youth suicide, aboriginal development, the arts and education. Ben and his wife Gina are involved with a range of not-for-profit organisations including Christchurch Senior Grammar School, Youth Focus and the Ride for Youth, the Black Swan State Theatre of WA, the Noongar Charitable Trust and the SAS Resources Fund. Ben studied mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia, where he graduated with first class honours and as the top student in his year. Ben has since completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment at the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Fiona Kalaf is an experienced chief executive and board chair. She is currently General Manager of Markets and Innovation at the Perth-based international human services organisation APM and the Deputy Presiding Member of Healthway.
Ms Kalaf is a former chief executive of Youth Focus WA and Lifeline WA, a former chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and a former board member of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the Australian Institute of Management, WA.
She also has held senior executive positions at Wesfarmers, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Asgard Wealth Solutions and HBF. Her qualifications include degrees in fine arts and architecture at the University of Western Australia, an MBA at Curtin University and a course in Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management at Harvard Business School.
Tayyeb Shah, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships) at The University of Western Australia.
A globally-renowned expert in higher education, business development and international relations, Mr Shah joins UWA from King’s College London, where he was Deputy Vice President (Global Business Development).
During his 12 years at King’s College, Mr Shah was instrumental in expanding the university’s international and commercial partnerships. He was responsible for identifying, conceptualising and developing a number of strategic multi-million dollar projects which increased and deepened King’s College’s worldwide engagement, particularly in China.
Educated at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and Imperial College London, Mr Shah joined King’s College after more than a decade in the commercial and creative industry sectors.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said Mr Shah brought a wealth of experience to UWA that would complement the University’s future vision.
Terri-ann White is a professor at The University of Western Australia. She was the founding director of Institute of Advanced Studies (1999 – 2011) and has been the director of UWA Publishing since 2006. For twelve years from 1982 she was an independent bookseller, as owner and manager of the Arcane Bookshop in Perth.
Terri-ann White’s fiction and non-fiction writing has been published widely. Over the past two decades she has been a passionate collaborator with other artists: dancers, visual artists, and musicians.
Terri-ann has been involved in a number of arts and cultural organisations in Australia, as a practitioner and a board member.