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Our people

Our Board

Dr Ken Henry
Dr Ken Henry, AC
Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Chair
Steve Sedgwick
Steve Sedgwick, AO
Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Deputy Chair
Bruce Chapman
Professor Bruce Chapman
Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Chair of Economics
College of Business and Economics
ANU representative
Ann Evans
Professor Ann Evans
Dean
Higher Degree Research
ANU Representative
Helen Sullivan
Professor Helen Sullivan
Director
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Representative
Asmi Wood
Professor Asmi Wood
Acting Director
National Centre for Indigenous Studies
ANU College of Law
ANU Representative
Peter Woolcott
Peter Woolcott, AO
Australian Public Service Commissioner
APS Representative
Chris Moraitis
Chris Moraitis, PSM
Secretary
Attorney General’s Department
APS Representative
Dr Steven Kennedy
Dr Steven Kennedy, PSM
Secretary
Department of the Treasury
APS representative
Cath Ingram
Cath Ingram
ACT Chair and Lead Partner
Federal Government, KPMG Australia
External Representative
John Hewson
Professor John Hewson, AM
Chair of Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
Crawford School of Public Policy
External Representative
Ted Crook
Ted Crook
Sir Roland Wilson Foundation External Representative

Pat Turner Scholarship Advisory Group

Anne Martin, AM
Director, Tjabal Centre, Australian National University
ANU representative
Professor Ruth Wallace
Dean, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University
CDU representative
Kevin Brahim
Deputy National Director (Delivery), National Indigenous Australians Agency
APS representative
Dr Virginia Marshall
Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral fellow, Australian National University
ANU representative
Joe Hedger
Leader, Indigenous Sector Practice, EY Oceania
External representative

Former Board Members

Professor Richard Deane Terrell, AO Professor Keith Houghton Mr Ian Castles, AO OBE
Professor Glenn Withers, AO Professor Imelda Whelehan Ms Melanie Fisher
Chancellor, Professor Peter Baume, AC Professor Bruce Stening Professor Shirley Leitch
Mr Philip Gaetjens Mr Ted Evans Professor Jenny Corbett
Mr Bruno Yvanovich Professor Michael Wesley Ms Helen Williams, AC
Professor Jayne Godfrey Mr George Pooley Mr Finn Pratt, AO PSM
Mr Christopher Burgess Dr Martin Parkinson, AC PSM Mr Andrew Podger
Professor Andrew MacIntyre Professor Chong Ju Choi Professor Alex Clarke
Mr John Wallis Dr Rod Tyers Ms Lynelle Briggs, AO
Ms Joan Uhr, PSM
 

Our Team


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Sally-Anne Henfry

Executive Director

As the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation’s Executive Director, Sally-Anne Henfry sets the Foundation’s strategic aims and outcomes and engages with Australian Public Service executives and key academics at the Australian National University and Charles Darwin University.

Sally-Anne was previously the Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser at the Global Partnership for Education in Washington D.C. Her past roles also include working in international development for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and at the World Bank. Sally-Anne has worked in Australia, the Asia Pacific and the US. 

Sally-Anne is passionate about working in policy areas covering issues like public education provision, gender equality and women’s empowerment, social protection and strengthening health systems in developing countries. Her academic training is in international affairs and comparative education.
 


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Dr Fiona Scotney

Foundation Manager

Fiona has experience working across the public and tertiary sectors in education, policy and management roles. She has a specific interest in learning and development, capability and leadership development programs, and scholarships.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management) and learning French.

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Katherine Ellis
Senior Communication and Engagement Officer
Kate has experience working in public sector communication and account management, and in the private sector as a journalist for NBN Television. Kate holds a Diploma of Government and Bachelor of Communication (Hons).
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Georgina Nash
Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner Scholarship Co-ordinator
Georgina has experience working in not-for-profit foundations, and managing Indigenous programs. She holds postgraduate qualifications in Education and Aboriginal Studies.
Anna Grigson
Anna Grigson
Senior Alumni Relations Officer
Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Marketing and has experience working in the private and tertiary sector in Australia, Asia and Europe.
Cassandra Peisley
Cassandra Peisley
Executive Assistant
Cassii is the Executive Assistant to Executive Director, Sally-Anne Henfry. Cassii has worked previously as a retail manager and personal assistant.
 

Our Partners

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

We partner with Charles Darwin University to offer postgraduate programs to Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner scholars studying outside of Canberra.

APS

Australian Public Service Commission

We partner with the Australian Public Service Commission build research-informed public policy capability and leadership through post-graduate scholarships, professional development and networking opportunities.

Our Patrons


Pat Turner AM

Pat Turner, AM

Patron of the Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner Scholarship

The daughter of an Arrernte man and a Gurdanji woman, Pat was raised in Alice Springs. As CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, she is at the forefront of community efforts to Close the Gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Pat has over 40 years’ experience in senior leadership positions in government, business and academia including being the only Aboriginal person, only woman and longest serving CEO of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Commission.  Amongst her many appointments, she also spent 18 months as Monash Chair of Australian Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC, and was inaugural CEO of NITV.  Pat is the Coalition of Peaks Convenor and Co-Chair of the Joint Council on Closing the Gap. Pat holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Canberra where she was awarded the University prize for Development Studies.


Joan Uhr PSM

Joan Uhr, PSM

Joan Uhr, PSM was the inaugural Executive Director of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation. She played a key role in establishing the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation scholarship programs. The Joan Uhr Prize—awarded each year to the PhD scholar who made the greatest contribution to public policy—was named in recognition of her contribution to the Foundation.

 
The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation is a partnership between The Australian National University, Charles Darwin University and the Australian Public Service.