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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 former primary school teacher, barrister and Member of Parliament. Since retiring from parliamentary politics in 1999 he has served as a director of public and private companies in Australia in the UK including Anne Street Partners Ltd, UK owned Mayfair Ltd and iEC. He is also Deputy Chairman of UK AIM listed Impellam plc and Chairman of Impellam subsidiaries in Australia - Medacs and Commensura. Also formerly Thiess Australia and PT Thiess Indonesia. He is Chairman of Energex Ltd, QLD Government owned power distributor. He is also the owner and Executive Chairman of the APAC Group of companies. He is an alumnus of Australian National University, Melbourne Law School, Adelaide and Sturt Universities and a former visiting fellow at Cambridge University; 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. Former Chief Minister, Cabinet Minister NT (1990-1999) and Federal President Liberal Party of Australia (1999-2005). Former National President of the Order of Australia Association, National Chairman Reserve Force Defence Council and director Australian Children's Television Foundation. Current Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia. Active Navy Reservist, Head of Navy Legal Panel NT and Northern West Australia. Appointed Chairman of Northern Australian Advisory Group by Prime Minister Abbott June 2014. Recipient of the Companion of the Order of Australia, Bintang Jasa Pratama (Order of Service Republic of Indonesia) and Panglima Gemilang Dariah Kinabalu (Commander Most Illustrious Order of Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia).

The Honourable Sandra NORI B,Ec. GAICD - DEPUTY CHAIR

Sandra Nori is a former Minister for NSW and was a member of NSW Parliament from 1988-2007. She held portfolios in Tourism, Small Business, Sport & Recreation, Major Events & Venues, and Women. Sandra was also an Assistant Minister for State Development. Currently Sandra is a directory of Komosion Pty Ltd and was previously Chairperson. She was a Board member of NSW TAFE Commission from 2008-2013 and is a member of Macquarie University Council. Sandra also sits on the Advisory Board of Luxury Travel Magazine and is a nationally accredited mediator.



Tom is Managing Director of the Trade Glass Depot group of companies. He also serves as a non-executive director for 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 (12 years).  He was formerly Assistant Director General of Education in Queensland. He is an independent director, company secretary and treasurer of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia. Australia.


Peter is the Managing Director of Consultgroup, providing governance and HR management services through Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Australia. Peter is currently on leave from Consultgroup to undertake the role of CEO(hon.) for The Award. Peter has been involved with the management and governance of the Australian Award Program for over thirty years and is a Board appointed director, a Gold Awardee and the Regional 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 former Chair of AwardWare and currently Treasurer of The Friends of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in 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 Landsbury 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 (for forerunner to the FCA) and a non-executive Director of the Uniting Church Trust Association, a role which he held for some 13 years. Through his involvement with the Uniting Church, Cameron has served on School Councils, The Board of Education, and Burnside Home.

Michael O'HAGAN
Mike O'Hagan is the founder and owner of MiniMovers, a unique short distance Furniture Removal business. He also owns 8 other businesses, several of which operate exclusively overseas. He is a previous Board member and Life member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM QLD/NT) and the AwardWare Board. Today Mike sits on several Boards including our National Board and the Cyber Institute Board. Mike has been on various Government committees including a Small Business Advisory Panel to the Governor of the Reserve Banke of Australia and a term as a Commissioner on the Australian FairPay Commission. Mike completed a 3 year Masters Entrepreneurship Program at MIT in Boston. In his spare time Mike volunteers his expertise to several community groups and start-up businesses. Mike is a Board appointed director.

Jeff WRIGHT B.Comm, M.Comm, Grad.Dip Ed., Grad Dip. Hum., GAICD, CFTP
Jeff Wright is a Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of Corporate Solutions of the NT based banking and insurance entity, the Territory Insurance Office. He is also Chairman of the NT Division of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. In addition to 30 years in the finance industry, Jeff has also worked in the tertiary education sector for the last ten years. Jeff is appointed as the nominee of the Northern Territory Board.

Rae-Maree POWELL B. Education, B SC., Grad Dip. Ed.
Rae-Maree is the Principal Consultant for UXC Consulting, specialising in IT Service Management. She has 20 years of experience teaching Information Technology across schools in different states/territories, as well as 15 years of experience in the corporate IT industry. During her teaching years, she became an Army Cadet Officer for a short period and also took on the role of Coordinator for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for a 10 year period. Rae-Maree spent 10 years as a Venturer Leader with Scouts Australia ACT where she achieved a number of outdoor and instructor certifications. She is currently a member of St Johns Ambulance Australia, ACT where she is the Training Officer for the Namadgi Event Health Services (volunteer) Division and the commercial trainer for St John Ambulance during weekends, instructing both Advanced First Aid and Remote Area First Aid courses. Rae-Maree is the Chairperson for the ACT Division of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia and is appointed as the nominee of the national Board.

Peter DALKIN B Sc., BA
Peter Dalkin has 30 years of experience with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade during which time he worked as an SES Officer in many countries. Following this, Peter took up the position of CEO of the Australian Gas Association for 3 years, an association representing natural gas, production, distribution, and manufacturing companies. Peter has language qualifications in French and Indonesian and was a former Lieutenant. He associates himself with the outdoors and is an active outdoor adventurer, sports person and sailor. Since his retirement, Peter has focussed his attention to the development of young people in Tasmania and was subsequently appointed as the Chairperson for TAS Division of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia.

Rosemary DAVIS
Rosemary is the Director of Commercial Services for Sport and Recreation in NSW with over 30 years' expertise in the government sector of NSW education. She was formerly the Curriculum Manager for the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and was also the Assistant Director of Curriculum in the Department of Education and Training for government schools K-12. At an international level, she has managed the development of nine Abu Dhabi Curriculum subjects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Recognised for their excellence, these are now taught in all seven Emirates in the UAE. A high-level spokesperson and strategist, Rosemary is a passionate advocate of education, community health, physical activity and sport.

Rob is the Chairperson of the QLD Division for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia. Rob is also the Chief Executive Officer of Police-Citizens Youth Club Queensland (PCYCQ) and a serving Police Officer in the Queensland Police Service. In his role as CEO of PCYC QLD, Rob has promoted the Award to the 54 PCYCs operating across Queensland with 30 branches now delivering the program including in rural and remote areas of the State. PCYC is recognised as a leading youth development organisation in Queensland with responsibility to deliver National Youth Week events, PCYC Emergency Service Cadets and Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Programs on behalf of the State Government. Rob until recently has served as the Chairperson of Queensland Youth Alliance for seven years and was on the Government's Youth Violence Task Force.

Andrew DOUGLAS LLB (Hons), Grad. Dip Corp & Security Law (Hon) FSIA
Andrew is Director at M+K Lawyers and Victorian Head of the Workplace Relations Team. Andrew is a highly sought after Employment and Safety professional within Australia. Andrew's proactive approach to understanding ever-changing IR and OH&S laws ensures his clients are always one step ahead of their competition. Andrew was the Editor in Chief of the OH&S Handbook, a national OH&S loose leaf service for OH&S practitioners and small to medium sized enterprises, and wrists on workplace law issues such as industrial relations, employment law, OH&S, equal opportunity, privacy, surveillance and workers' compensation for both print and electronic media. Andrew is also a National Director or The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - 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 OH&S. Andrew's principal areas of practice are in Industrial Relations, Employment, Equal Opportunity and OH&S Law - appearing in Courts, Tribunals, and Commissions throughout Australia.

Gregory STAGBOUER DipBus(FLM), AssocDipMinTec, Bed(AET), MOccEnvSafHlth, RSP (Aust), MAICD, FLWA
Greg is the Chair for the WA division of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia and a National Board member. Greg has been a WA Board member from 1995 through to 2007 and then from 2009 to now. Greg has achieved the Gold Award and became an Award Ambassador in 2012. As a Wing Commander with the Australian Air Force Cadets, Greg has previously been both the WA and National Award Coordinator and currently leads the National Safety and Risk Team. He is also Vice Chair for the Safety Institute of Australia College of Fellows. Greg is currently Principal Consultant at Merido Solutions.