JP, BEc, Grad Dip Ad Ed, FAICD. FRSA,CMAHRI
Peter has nearly 40 years of Award volunteering, management and governance. He was previously the Managing Director of Consultgroup, providing governance and HR management services through Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Australia. His Award roles have included a Board appointed director (1996-2016), a Gold Awardee and the Regional Advisor (Hon.) for the Asia Pacific Region. He is also a recipient of the Award’s Gold Distinguished Service Medal. He is Chair or director of a number of private company Boards, not-for-profit organisation Boards, former Chair of AwardWare and currently Treasurer of The Friends of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia.
Finance & Admin Manager: Tania ETUALE
Tania Etuale is Manager of Finance and Administration having joined the National Award team in October 2005 . Tania is responsible for finance, human resources and administrative activities, compliance including the management of all financial management practices, accurate and timely reports and records, and the preparation and audit of financial statements. She also provides governance secretariat support to the National Board and The Friends Board actively contributing to the Award’s management planning process. Tania has had key roles with the hosting of the International Forum and three Royal Visits.
Tania previously worked in Government for 10 years followed by another 10 years in a leading multinational and national companies in finance and management. During this time she was also seconded to project teams to implement new financial systems. Tania is married with two daughters and is actively involved in other committees and projects that support and celebrate cultural diversity and the Pacific Island community.
Jamie joined the National Office in June of 2017 and brings to the Award extensive experience in senior management roles within both commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Jamie was Head of Partnerships at Anglicare WA whilst prior roles included Director of Marketing and Communications and as the General Manager of Marketing & Media within the thoroughbred racing industry at both the NT and WA principal Turf Clubs. His diverse background also included consultancy work within the aged care sector and as a journalist with news services in both Perth and Alice Springs.
With responsibility over key growth targets across several commercial revenue streams for a wide range of organisations, Jamie is now responsible for leading and securing growth in National Delivery Partnerships, driving the National Digital strategy whilst working closely with IAF and NAA licence compliance with all Divisions and National Award Units across the country.
Jo joined the National Office in 2014 and was actively involved in the planning and execution of a number of events during the Royal Tour in November 2014. Previous to working with The Award, Jo worked in Human Resources, specialising in the Hospitality industry for 5 Star hotels such as Four Seasons, Hayman Island and Starwood properties. Jo has an interest in the fundraising world, having sponsored a number of children from third world countries via World Vision, and raising funds for charities by participating in marathons and triathlon events. Jo has two young children and is actively involved in school fundraising, school social committees and sporting activities.
Kelly joined the National Office in March 2010 to assist with the roll out of the Australian Online Record Book. Her background is in operational projects in both not-for-profit and commercial organisations, publicity and events management. Kelly is currently responsible for implementation of projects relating to employability and capacity building, a collaboration with the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the development of the Institute of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and building both delivery and activity partnerships.
Online Record Book Manager – Ross CONNELL
Ross joined the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Australia in February 2012 and is responsible for managing our digital technology platform including the Online Record Book (ORB) and the Help Desk. In addition Ross is the Award Leader for the national Open Award Centre assisting over 300 participants with their Award. He has an extensive background in IT including working in the finance sector for many years.