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Our Board

Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM
Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM
Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Chair
Ann Evans
Professor Ann Evans
Dean
Higher Degree Research
ANU Representative
Deputy Chair
Helen Sullivan
Professor Helen Sullivan
Dean
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
ANU Representative
Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM
Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM
Australian Public Service Commissioner
APS Representative
Dr Steven Kennedy
Dr Steven Kennedy PSM
Secretary
Department of the Treasury
APS representative
Professor Ruth Wallace
Professor Ruth Wallace
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Arts and Society
Charles Darwin University
CDU representative
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Akiko Jackson
External Representative
Professor Juliana Ng
Professor Juliana Ng
Director
ANU Research School of Accounting
ANU Representative
Natalie James
Ms Natalie James
Secretary
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
APS representative
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Professor the Hon Tony Smith
Professor in the Practice of Politics
ANU representative
Ms Adina Jordan
Ms Adina Jordan
Department of Social Services
Alumni Advisory Group representative

Pat Turner Scholarship Advisory Group

Professor Anne Martin AM
Director, Tjabal Centre
The Australian National University
ANU representative
Professor Ruth Wallace
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University
CDU representative
Dr Lisa Conway
Chair
SES Indigenous Network
APS representative
Mr Cris Castro
Acting Assistant Secretary, Closing the Gap
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
Alumni representative

ALUMNI ADVISORY GROUP

Ms Adina Jordan
Co-Chair - Pat Turner Scholarship
Department of Social Services
Dr Nathan Deutscher
Co-Chair - Sir Roland Wilson Scholarship
The Treasury
Ms Carlyn Waters
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Dr Rick Zentelis
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

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 Professor Bruce Chapman AO Chris Moraitis PSM
Dr Ken Henry AC Mr Steve Sedgewick AO Mr Ted Crook
Professor John Hewson AM Professor Asmi Wood Ms Cath Ingram
 

Our Team


Rebecca Gibb

Rebecca Gibb

Executive Director

As the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation’s Executive Director, Rebecca Gibb 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.

With a background in law and international development, Rebecca has served previously as a career officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with deep expertise in management of international development cooperation and scholarships programs, including the Australia Awards program and the New Colombo Plan.  Rebecca has worked in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific.

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Georgina Nash
Senior Program Coordinator - Pat Turner Scholarships
Georgina has experience working in not-for-profit foundations, and managing Indigenous programs. She holds postgraduate qualifications in Education and Aboriginal Studies.
Liz Long
Liz Long
Communications and Engagement Manager
Liz believes in the value of university education and research and enjoys telling stories. She has a Master of Arts (Organisational Communication).
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Meggan Fitzgerald
Senior Program Officer


Meggan has considerable experience in scholarships program management, stakeholder engagement, and project coordination developed throughout 15 years in the non-profit sector in Australia and the United States.

Cassandra Peisley
Cassandra Peisley
Office Manager
Cassii is the Office Manager for the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation. 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

Namesake 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

Namesake of the Joan Uhr Prize

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.


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Professor Bruce Chapman AO

Professor Bruce Chapman is an economist who has worked at The Australian National University since 1984, and is a former Foundation board member and the inaugural Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Chair of Economics. He has extensive experience in public policy across a number of roles. He worked on the design of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS), introduced in 1989. Bruce was as a senior economic advisor to Prime Minister Paul Keating, a higher education financing consultant to the World Bank and a number of international governments, and a consultant to the Bradley Review of Australian Higher Education and to the Australian Government’s Base Funding Review.

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