Like many not-for-profits, Take 3 benefits from a board of non-executive directors who generously give their time to share their expertise and knowledge with the organisation. With diverse backgrounds and many years’ professional experience, board members provide an independent and objective perspective on decisions around critical issues such as strategy, financial sustainability, communications and risk management.
In November, Take 3 welcomed five additional board members:
Paul has been CEO at NRMA Parks and Resorts since 2017. He has had a career in transport and tourism, with previous roles with Tourism Australia, Qantas and British Airways in the UK and Malawi, Africa. He is fortunate to be directly connected to the issues of ocean conservation as a beachside resident in the Gold Coast, and with two teenage children who remind him of the current and future challenges of sustaining healthy ocean environments.
Currently Deputy Director for Development at Monash University, Heather began her fundraising career at The Vegetarian Society in the UK and has held roles at The Woodland Trust, the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), and Blue Cross. A values-driven fundraiser and philanthropy expert, she has a proven track record of delivering transformational philanthropic income. Heather actively volunteers for wildlife, environmental and conservation organisations, and social welfare causes.
Rebelle has more than 25 years experience in highly commercial HR leadership roles and most recently worked for Boral Ltd, a multinational company manufacturing and supplying building and construction materials. Rebelle enjoys reading, yoga, swimming, hiking, kayaking and SUP.
Amanda is an experienced sustainability professional having held roles across the corporate and government sectors in both the UK and Australia. She is a Green Star Accredited professional, a Chartered Environmentalist and the Chair of Sydney’s Sustainable Destination Partnership working across the tourism, accommodation and entertainment sector to lift industry standards. Amanda lives on the Eastern beaches of Sydney with her family, and loves being in the ocean.
Jack Whelan is an international development consultant, with a focus on infrastructure, environmental management and sustainability. He has specialised on inter-governmental policy negotiations in the OECD and United Nations on climate change, biodiversity, agriculture and sustainable development. Jack is a regular dawn rower on Sydney harbour and walker on dog-friendly beaches and parks from where he Takes many multiples of 3.
“I am delighted to welcome our five new directors,” said in-coming Board Chair Amy Somes. Each of them brings a wealth of expertise and an array of perspectives which will be of great benefit to Take 3. I look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
The five new directors were appointed to their positions at the AGM in November and will join the existing board members: Amanda Choy, Stephen Lloyd-Jones, Gill McLaren, Sandrina Postorino and Amy Somes.