Our Board

WorkVentures is governed by a diverse Board of volunteer directors who generously donate their time and and contribute to the strategic direction and governance of the organisation.

Andrew Macpherson
President
Joined: March 2017

Andrew Macpherson, Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Honours) UNSW 1978, is an experienced senior executive with strong interests, and specific experience, in the use of technology to transform traditional businesses. He is chair of SIRCA & Rozetta Technology Limited and a director of OneVue Holdings Limited, ARQ Group Limited, Ruralco Holdings Limited and Capital Markets CRC Limited. Over the past 12 years he has been actively involved as an investor, director and executive in the agribusiness, retail, hospitality and services sectors. Following 27 years at Accenture, he retired as Regional Managing Director in 2005. Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in strategic businesses and technology planning and has been recognised for his specialised expertise in shaping and negotiating complex IT projects. He also has extensive experience in selling, negotiating and delivering projects in Asia and Europe and has lived for a number of years in both regions.

Bruce Thomlinson
Director
Joined: February 2015

Bruce Thomlinson is an experienced public company executive with over 25 years senior management  experience in the telecommunications and technology industry. His most recent position was President of BrightPoint Inc. Asia Pacific who are specialists in the distribution of wireless devices and customized logistics services to the wireless industry. Bruce has led operations in various executive roles in Europe, Middle East and Africa and is also a successful entrepreneur whose previous business interests included Managing Director and Partner of HatadiCorp a broad based telecommunications and wholesale electronics distributor and a start-up Vodafone Service Provider, Advance Digital Services.   

Inese Kingsmill
Director
Joined: February 2018

Inese Kingsmill has held executive positions with world class companies including Microsoft, Telstra and Virgin Australia. She has a broad range of experience leading marketing, digital, sales, customer and channel partner functions. During her career, she has been involved with and led major transformation agendas to ensure businesses and brands remain relevant and sustainable. Inese has a Bachelor of Business and is also a of Director of Breakfast Epiphanies Consulting Group.

Joanne Gorton
Director
Joined: July 2016

Joanne Gorton, B Bus, ICAA member and registered company auditor, has over 20  years’ experience in professional services. She was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 5 years and is currently a partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Joanne specialised in providing services to clients in the financial services sector. In addition to her audit roles, Joanne has also provided advisory services to a number of clients including internal audit, risk management, compliance, budget analysis and accounting advice on complex transactions and arrangements.

Doug Taylor

Doug Taylor is the Deputy Executive Director at Uniting NSW & ACT, having previously provided organisational leadership in Disability, Early Learning and Home and Community Care services. He has built a 25-year career domestically and internationally in the social sector and was previously CEO of United Way Australia. These interests are manifest in his membership of the Boards of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation and WorkVentures. As well as being part of the Advisory Boards of the Centre for Social Impact, Community Services Industry Alliance Reform Council and the Western Sydney University (with whom he is a Community Fellow) School of Business. He has completed post graduate studies in management, attended the Stanford Executive Non Profit
Leadership Program and is a graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.