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National Board

Listed are the current Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia National Board Directors


The Honourable Shane STONE AC PGDK QC LL. B (Melb) BA (ANU) G. Dip Ed Admin (Adel) D. Tchg (Sturt) Dip FP, TPTC, FACE FAIM FAICD F Fin - CHAIRMAN

Shane Stone is a director of public and private companies in Australia and the UK including the Mayfair (UK) in Australia Group (Anne Street Partners Financial Services, Anne Street Partners Capital and QNV Constructions), QLD power utility Energex Limited, Impellam plc (UK) and Thiess. Alumnus of Australian National University, Melbourne Law School, Adelaide and Sturt Universities and a former Visiting Fellow Cambridge. Life Member and Fellow of the Australian College of Educators. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also the Australian Institute of Management Formerly barrister in Victoria and NSW, Legal Practitioner and Attorney General (NT). Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Honorary Life Member of LAWASIA.  Former Chief Minister, Cabinet Minister NT and Federal President Liberal Party of Australia. Recipient of the Companion of the Order of Australia.



Sandra Nori is a former Minister for NSW with portfolios including Tourism, Small Business, Sport & Recreation, Major Events & Venues and Women. Sandra was also an Assistant Minister for State Development. Currently Sandra is the Chair of Komosion Pty Ltd, is a member of NSW TAFE Commission, a member of Macquarie University Council. Sandra also sits on the Advisory Board of Luxury Travel Magazine and is a Nationally accredited mediator.



Peter is the Managing Director of Consultgroup with clients throughout Asia Pacific, Middle East and Australia.  He has been involved with the management and governance of the Australian Award Program for over thirty years, is a Gold Award holder and the Regional Development Advisor (Hon) for the Asia Pacific Region. He is Chair or director of a number of private company boards, not for profit organisation boards and several Award related boards including the Chair of AwardWare and Secretary/Treasurer of The Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.



Tom is a director of a number of companies in the construction, education services and property development industries. He has worked in both the Public Sector (25 years) and the Private Sector (10 years).  He was formerly Assistant Director General of Education in Queensland. In recent years, Tom has been CEO of an independent schools group and Managing Director of a school services group operating in Australia and China. He is on the board of AwardWare and is an independent director and company secretary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award National Award Authority in Australia Ltd and the Friends of the Duke Edinburgh’s Award in Australia.


Amelia KEAN B.Sci, B.Arts, M. Law (Under Completion)

Amy is the general manager of Pinpoint Earth, a business unit of Pinpoint – Australia’s largest marketing loyalty company. Amy is also a board member of the South Australian Government Renewable Energy Board (Renewables SA), Alternative Technology Association (ATA) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) Regional Advisory Committee.


Andrew DOUGLAS LLB (Hons), Graduate Diploma of Corporations and Security Law, (Hon) FSIA

Andrew is a Principal in the Workplace Relations team, M+K Lawyers. Andrew is also the Co-Editor in Chief of the OHS Handbook, a national OHS loose leaf service for OHS practitioners and small to medium size enterprises, and writes on workplace law issues such as industrial relations, employment law, OHS, equal opportunity, privacy, surveillance and workers' compensation for both print and electronic media. Andrew is also a National Director of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia and Chairman of Awards Victoria, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia. Andrew guest lectures at the University of Victoria and VIOSH and speaks at various seminars and conferences, as well as provides training, in respect of business development, Industrial Relations, Employment and OHS.  Andrew's principal areas of practice are in Industrial Relations, Employment, Equal Opportunity and OHS Law - appearing in Courts, Tribunals and Commissions throughout Australia.


Cameron SMART 

Cameron Smart has 30 successful years of experience in the commercial property industry. Cameron began his career with Craig Miller Pty Ltd where he was responsible for the property and asset management of a portfolio of commercial properties, gained experience as a property valuer as well as exposure to court work in the areas of land acquisition, resumption and family law. Throughout his career with several high profile property companies including Richard Stanton & Sons and Landsburys International (of which he was a founder), he has been responsible for investment sales and acquisitions for and on behalf of high net worth individuals, property trusts and institutions. Cameron has also become involved with some of Australia’s leading institutions, guiding their investment and development strategies, in particular the Uniting Church in Australia. Cameron has been an active committee member of BOMA (the forerunner to the FCA) and a Non-Executive Director of the Uniting Church Trust Association, a role which we held for some 13 years. Through his involvement with the Uniting Church, Cameron has served on School Councils, The Board of Education (the church’s governing body for its educational and conference activities) and Burnside Home. Cameron is currently the Executive Chairman of Stirling Bridge Capital Australia and is on the National Board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia.


David SPEIRS LLB (Hons)

David Speirs is a principal policy advisor in South Australia’s Cabinet Office with expertise in community engagement, strategic planning, housing and education policy.  He is Deputy Mayor of the City of Marion in Adelaide’s south. Prior to his election, David was the City of Marion’s Young Citizen of the Year in recognition of his voluntary work in Australia and overseas. In 2012 he was named South Australian Young Community Leader of the Year. David is a passionate environmentalist, surf life saver and gained his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2008. 


Geoffrey O’HARA

Geoff O’Hara was born in Brisbane, Queensland and joined the RAAF after completing high school. He was posted to multiple locations in Australia, several countries within Asia, the US and UK and was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his successful career in the RAAF in aviation, training, communications, intelligence and management, he retired from full time service.  Geoff remains in the Air Force Reserve, is Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Tasmania, is on several military related committees, is a Training Officer with the Tasmanian State Emergency Service and manages three small businesses. He is an avid bushwalker, sea kayaker and long distance runner.



Greg is the Acting Chair for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award WA. Greg has been a WA Board Member for the last couple of years and is a specialist in WH&S. Greg has achieved the Gold Award and this year became an Award Ambassador. Greg is currently Principal Consultant at Meridio Solutions.


Jeff WRIGHT B.Comm, M.Comm, Grad.Dip Ed., Grad Dip. Hum., GAICD, CFTP

Jeff Wright is Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, Corporate Solutions of the Northern Territory based banking and insurance entity, the Territory Insurance Office. He is also Chairman of the Northern Territory Division of Duke of Edinburgh. In addition to 30 years in the finance industry, Jeff has also worked in the tertiary education sector for the last ten years.



Judy is Chairperson of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in South Australia. She is Chairperson of Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium and Adelaide Central Market Authority. Judy is also a Director of the SA Film Corporation and Musica Viva Australia. In addition to her Board duties, Judy works as a consultant for the Joint Venture, HYLC who are building the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.


Matthew POWER

Matthew is the General Manager of Iken Commercial Interiors, a national fitout company.  Matthew sits on the ACT state board.  Having completed his Gold award in 1988, Matthew attended IGAT 1995 in Indonesia, and then each of the International award forums since 2000 in South Africa. Matthew has been a candidate, hiking co-ordinator, caving instructor, volunteer, registered operator, state board member and National board member as well as being an international World Fellow.


Michael O’HAGAN

Mike O’Hagan is the founder and owner of MiniMovers a unique short distance Furniture Removal business. He is also on several boards including Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM QLD/NT), the AwardWare board and the National Board of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  Mike has been on various Government committees including a Small Business Advisory Panel to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a term as a Commissioner on the Australian FairPay Commission.  Recently Mike completed a three year Masters Entrepreneurship Program at MIT in Boston.  In his spare time Mike volunteers his expertise to several community groups and start-up businesses.


Phillip ANDERSEN MBA, BA, Dip Ed, Grad Cert Management, AFAIM

Phil Andersen was previously involved in the education sector where he was a school principal before moving to the then NSW Department of Sport and Recreation. Phil has held numerous positions in that organisation including Regional Director, Director Business Information and Strategy, and General Manager. His current role is as the Director of Commercial Services for Sport and Recreation, which is now a division of the Office of Communities and part of the larger Department of Education and Communities.  He is Chairman of the NSW Division.