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Our Board

Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM
Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM
Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Chair
Steve Sedgwick
Steve Sedgwick AO
Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Deputy Chair
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
Sub-Dean (Indigenous)
ANU College of Law
ANU Representative
Peter Woolcott
Peter Woolcott AO
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
Dean, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Charles Darwin University
CDU 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
Dr Angelia Grant
Dr Angelia Grant
Department of the Treasury
Alumni Advisory Group 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
Robert Willmett
Group Manager (Operations & Delivery Eastern Division), National Indigenous Australians Agency
APS representative
Dr Virginia Marshall
Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral fellow, Australian National University
ANU representative
Peter Yu
Vice-President First Nations, National Centre for Indigenous Studies
ANU representative

ALUMNI ADVISORY GROUP

Dr Angelia Grant, PhD ‘15
Chair
Department of the Treasury
Dr Camille Goodman, PhD ‘19
Deputy Chair
Attorney-General's Department
Dr Michael McKenzie, PhD ‘16
Attorney-General’s Department
Dr Neal Hughes, PhD ‘15
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

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
 

Our Team


Sally-Anne Henfry

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.
 


Melanie Broder

Melanie Broder

Associate Director
Melanie has completed her SRW PhD scholarship and her thesis 'Rhetoric over reality? Assessing the ‘success’ of deterrence in cyberspace: Israel and the US' will be submitted in 2021. Melanie is currently Associate Director for the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation; in 2022 she will return to the Australian Public Service. Melanie has worked across government in a range of portfolios, including the Departments of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Defence; and most recently Prime Minister and Cabinet. Melanie’s fifteen years of experience across analysis, policy and capability portfolios has developed into a career passion for evidence-based policy to protect Australia’s strategic interests.
Olivia Wenholz
Olivia Wenholz
Communications and Engagement Manager
Olivia has experience in digital communications, web, marketing, project and events management, engagement and stakeholder relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Economics.
Georgina Nash
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.
Anthony Chan
Anthony Chan
Alumni Relations Manager
Anthony has experience working in the engagement and outreach space at ANU. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Master of Asian and Pacific Studies.
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

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.


An image of Professor Bruce Chapman

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.