Technology for social justice

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Infoxchange’s Board members: (back from left) Amy Orange, Carol Austin, Krithika Hansen, Martin Sheppard, Jon Bisset, (front from left) Bianca Oana Asanache (observer), Jo Fisher (former director), David Spriggs (CEO), Elana Rubin (Chair), Katherine Boiciuc. Not featured: Brenz Saunders, Linda O’Brien, Partha Nag.

Elana Rubin, Chair 

elana_rubin.jpgElana has over 20 years’ experience as a non-executive company director across diverse sectors. Her career reflects a deep understanding of corporate social license to operate and a commitment to diversity, social equity and participation. Elana is currently a director of listed companies Dexus and Telstra. She is also Chair of Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and the Australian Business Growth Fund, and a director of several unlisted entities. Previous board roles covered the property, financial services, insurance, infrastructure, innovation, public policy, professional services and not-for-profit sectors. Elana received a Member of the Order of Australia in 2021 for services to corporate governance and community and was granted a Life Fellow by the AICD in 2022.

Linda O'Brien, Deputy Chair 

linda_105x105.jpgLinda is a consultant, board director and Adjunct Professor in Griffith University’s Business School. She is currently an independent Director of the Queensland Cyberinfrastructure Foundation and consulting with the Australian Research Data Cloud on the development of a national persistent identifier strategy to accelerate Australian research, innovation and impact. Linda has published and presented both nationally and internationally and contributed to a number of state, national and international digital research infrastructure initiatives. She holds a Masters in Public Sector Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science, a Bachelor of Education and a Corporate Directors Diploma.

Martin Sheppard, Director

Martin SheppardMartin joined the Infoxchange Board in 2023 and is a member of the Finance & Risk Committee. Martin is the National Chairman of KPMG Australia with responsibility for the overall governance and strategic positioning of the firm. He is also a member of KPMG’s Global and Asia Pacific boards. Prior to becoming National Chairman, Martin served on KPMG Australia’s National Executive Committee, first as National Managing Partner of Brand & Innovation and later as National Managing Partner of Client Growth & Markets. Martin has worked across the firm’s audit, transaction services and advisory practices, leading some of the firm’s largest local and global clients and advising on prominent market transactions. Martin also has listed company executive experience, serving as CEO and Managing Director of Spotless Group Ltd. Martin is passionate about sustainable growth, harnessing the potential of technology and innovation, strategy development and building executive capability. Martin is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Economics, Accounting and Finance from the Australian National University.

Krithika Hansen, Director

Krithika HansenKrithika has over 20 years’ experience across Marketing, Human Resources, Organisational Development drawn from various industries globally and locally – most recently in professional services. She has worked in senior global roles across America, Europe, South East Asia and Australia. Within Australia, her career has spanned within iconic Australia businesses both globally and nationally in HR and Change Management roles and she is now the Director of People Experience at Pitcher Partners.

Partha Nag, Director

Partha NagPartha joined the Infoxchange Board in 2014 and is Chair of the Finance Committee. He has more than 17 years’ experience in senior executive roles, corporate governance & risk management. He is currently Executive Director of Strategic Business Alliance and also serves as a board member for various other not-for-profit organisations.

Brenz Saunders, Director

Brenz - Board DirectorBrenz is the Founder and CEO of Cheedoona Energy, Chairperson of Tauondi Aboriginal College and Chairperson of Far West Coast Investments. He is a strong and passionate advocate for digital inclusion in particular supporting greater opportunities to ensure digital accessibility and education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. He also serves as a board member of Generation Australia’s First Nations Advisory Group and as a regional council member for the Australian Information Industry Association.

Carol Austin, Director

Carol - Board DirectorCarol Austin is an experienced investment professional with a strong interest in public policy and social justice. She is currently Chair of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation and a Director of State Super and the Grattan Institute. She is also Chair of the ACT Investment Advisory Board. Carol has served on the Future Fund board and several advisory boards. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.

Jon Bisset, Director

Jon BissetJon is the CEO of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, the Chair of the Local and Independent News Association and a Non-Executive Director of the Community Council for Australia. He has spent more than 25 years as a Chief Executive and non-executive director of not-for-profit organisations, covering health and ageing, media, technology and fundraising. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Harvard Business School Strategic Perspectives of NFP Management Program and the Sydney Adaptive Leadership Program.

Katherine Boiciuc, Director

Katherine BoiciucKatherine Boiciuc leads Digital Transformation at Viva Energy Australia and is recognised as one of Australia's 29 Inspirational Women making waves in STEM. She has been an advocate and global keynote speaker on diversity in technology and women in tech for more than a decade. Katherine has held senior and influential roles focused on global impact and world technology enablement. Her credentials include a Master of Leadership, Master of Business Administration and GAICD.

Amy Orange, Director

Amy OrangeAmy is Co-Founder of Collab4Good, Social Procurement Lead at Social Traders and Principal of Fourth Sector Solutions. Amy uses her experience and expertise from more than 12 years in the not-for-profit community services and social enterprise sectors to develop sustainable impact-driven business models and strengthen ecosystems to align people, planet and profit for a better world. Amy holds an MBA and was recognised in 2018 as one of the InDaily Top 40 Under 40 business leaders in South Australia.

Thank you, David Jonas
Infoxchange Board Member 2013-2023

David JonasInfoxchange recognises the life of David Jonas and his contribution to our vision of technology for social justice. David loved Infoxchange and contributed significantly as a member of the Board for 10 years, serving on both the Strategy Committee and Finance & Risk Committee. He had a generous spirit which he shared with family, friends and colleagues alike.

Sadly, David passed away on 20 March 2023. We miss his friendship, wisdom and sharp sense of humour. Thank you David for your generosity of service to Infoxchange and the community more broadly.

Thank you, Jo Fisher
Infoxchange Board Member 2013-2023

Jo FisherJo made an outstanding contribution to the work of Infoxchange over the last 10 years as a Board member and inaugural Chair of the People Committee. Thank you, Jo for the critical role you played in our growth to become a leading social enterprise with impact at scale across the communities and organisations we serve. We appreciate your focus on our people and the development of a thriving team.

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