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.

Joanne Gorton

Director
Joined: July 2016

Joanne Gorton has over 20 years’ experience in professional services. She is the Managing Partner, Audit & Assurance for Deloitte in Australia. She also serves as a member of the Australian firm’s National Executive. A trusted advisor at Board and C-Level, Joanne’s career has spanned Australia’s two largest professional services firms. Prior to joining Deloitte, she was a Partner at PwC. 

Joanne specialises in providing audit services to large listed clients, in particular those 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 and accounting advice on complex transactions and arrangements.

Inese Kingsmill

Director
Joined: February 2018

Over the course of a career spanning 25 years, Inese Kingsmill has earned a reputation as a growth focused and customer oriented business leader. Her end-to-end business experience has spanned leadership across a broad spectrum of accountabilities at Microsoft, Telstra and Virgin Australia.  During her career, she has been involved with and led major transformation agendas to…

ensure businesses and brands remain relevant and sustainable.  Inese is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Bachelor of Business, and currently serves as non-executive director on the boards of hipages (ASX:HPG), rhipe (ASX:RHP), Spirit Technologies (ASX:ST1) and NobleOak Life. She is also a Director of Breakfast Epiphanies Consulting Group.

Doug Taylor

Director
Joined: January 2019

Doug Taylor is the CEO of The Smith Family, having previously been the Deputy Executive Director at Uniting NSW & ACT, where be provided organisational leadership in a range of areas including Disability, Early Learning and Home and Community Care services. He has built a 25-year career domestically and internationally in the social sector. These interests are manifest in his membership…

of the Boards of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, WorkVentures and as Chair of Warakirri College. He’s also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Centre for Social Impact and the Community Services Industry Alliance Reform Council. Doug is a Community Fellow for Western Sydney University and 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. 

Felix Wong

Director
Joined: May 2021

Felix Wong is an experienced senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry.  He has held several leadership roles at Ingram Micro Inc.  Most recently as Chief Country Executive ANZ and prior to this he was President of Mobility Asia Pacific.  Felix is also a successful entrepreneur who cofounded Advanced Portable Technologies a specialised IT distributor… 

He has been recognised for his leadership and contribution to the ICT Industry through his induction into ARN’s ICT Industry Hall of Fame.

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