WorkVentures is governed by a diverse board of directors who generously donate their time 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 a wealth of experience using technology to transform traditional businesses. 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 working in strategic businesses and technology planning. He has been recognised for his specialised expertise in shaping and negotiating complex IT projects. He also has extensive experience living and working in the Asian and European regions selling, negotiating and delivering projects.

Other roles currently held:
Chair – SIRCA
Chair – Rozetta Technology Limited
Director – OneVue Holdings Limited
Director – ARQ Group Limited
Director – Ruralco Holdings Limited
Director – Capital Markets CRC Limited.

Jennine Blundell

Chief Executive Officer & Board Director
Joined: April 2018
Jennine is a highly effective leader with diverse sector experience, providing strategic solutions that have delivered proven and sustainable organisational growth and achieved business goals and social outcomes. With a Grad Cert. Community Mgt, MMgt (Community & NFP), MAICD, she has held executive and consulting positions in both commercial …

(banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, professional services) and not for profit (human services, education, philanthropic, community housing) organisations. Jennine has been a WorkVentures Board Member since 2015 and had previously held the role of Head of Employment, Training and Human Resources. She is also a Fellow in the UTS Business School and the UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre. Jennine now brings her authentic and collaborative leadership to build on the success of WorkVentures as a sustainable social enterprise.

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.

Inese Kingsmill

Director
Joined: February 2018

Inese Kingsmill, B Bus, 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 led major transformation agendas to ensure businesses and brands remain relevant and sustainable.

Other roles currently held:
Director – Breakfast Ephiphanies Consulting Group

Doug Taylor

Director
Joined: January 2019

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.

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, 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, the Middle East and Africa. He is also a successful entrepreneur whose previous business interests included occupying the position of Managing Director and Partner of HatadiCorp a broad-based telecommunications and wholesale electronics distributor and a start-up Vodafone Service Provider, Advance Digital Services.

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