Board of Directors

Our Directors

Andrew Ellis

Andrew Ellis

Board Chair

Elected to the Board Chair on 28 May 2021, having joined the Board in May 2018, Andrew is a business consultant, and experienced Board Director/CEO. Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Project Management.

Special responsibilities:
CBM Australia Board Chair
Member of all Board Committees as Board Chair

Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas

Deputy Board Chair

Appointed to the Board in November 2016, Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Partner with Grant Thornton

Special responsibilities:
Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and Member of the Programs Committee

Claire Velasco

Claire Velasco

The Board appointed Claire in November 2019. Claire holds a Master of Marketing Communications and is a General Manager with Achieve Australia.

Special responsibilities:
Chair of Community Engagement & Fundraising Committee and Member of the Board Development & Human Resources Committee

Mick Turnbull

Mick Turnbull

Appointed to the Board in September 2016, and having served as Board Chair from May 2017 to May 2021, Mick is a professional company director in commercial and not-for-profit sectors. He holds a post graduate Diploma of Management and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Special responsibilities:
Member of Finance & Audit Committee
CBM Global Board Member

Michael Pilbrow

Michael Pilbrow

The Board appointed Michael in May 2018. Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a Partner with the Strategic Development Group, specialising in international development.

Special responsibilities:
Chair of Programs Committee and Member of Community Engagement & Fundraising Committee

Elizabeth Lathlean

Appointed to the Board in May 2021, Elizabeth is a senior lawyer with Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney, where she provides legal advice to charities and not-for-profits. She has a Master of Laws.

Special responsibilities:
Member of the Board Development & Human Resources and the Community Engagement & Fundraising Committees.

Nicole Dicker

Appointed to the Board in May 2021, Nicole is a lawyer and international development and human rights practitioner. She has a Doctor of Philosophy (Law) and a Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development.

Special responsibilities:
Member of the Programs and the Finance & Audit Committees.

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