Helen Lynch AM | Elizabeth Bryan AM | Adrienne Clarke AC | Rosalind Dubs | Susan Oliver AM | Margaret Jackson AC
Diane Grady AOKatherine Woodthorpe AO | Therese Ryan | Dr Kerry Schott

Graduate Success Stories

WOBSX has graduated nine syndicates since commencing in 2018.  Congratulations to the many who have achieved board roles during the program or since graduating, including those who have secured ASX roles. 


Helen Lynch AM Syndicate 1 - December 2018

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Our most successful syndicate to date, with five women achieving ASX roles and others achieving success on a range of boards.
  • Claudia Bels - Australian Settlements Ltd,  ANZ Recycling Platform Limited (Techcollect), CBHS Corporate Health Pty Ltd,  Active Super
  • Cheryl Hayman - Beston Global Food Company (ASX: BFC) & Shriro Holdings Limited (ASX: SHM)
  • Leanne Heywood OAM - Midway (ASX: MWY), Quickstep (ASX: QHL), Symbio Holdings Limited (ASX: SYM)
  • Kelly Humphreys - Raiz Invest Limited (ASX: RZI),  NSX Limited (ASX: NSX) and Victory Offices Limited
  • Fiona Jolly - Goodwin Aged Care & HCF, Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW Southern Region, ACT Cemeteries and Crematoria Authority, CHOICE, HCF Councillor
  • Keri Pratt - Guild Group
  • Sophie Ray - Peak Care Equipment & Chair RSL NSW, The GO2 People Ltd (ASX :GO2)
  • Kay Veitch - GNS Wholesale Stationers & Local Land Services, Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Sara Watts - Trajan Scientific and Medical (ASX: TRJ) & Syrah Resources (ASX: SYR), Uniting NSW/ACT, Literacy Planet  

Elizabeth Bryan AM Syndicate 2 - February 2019

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  • Karin Hawkins - G&C Mutual Bank, ADIG - Armidale Diocesan Investment Group 
  • Yasmin King - Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Rhyll Gardner - Advisory Board Chair (various companies)
  • Kerry Skellern - Advisory Board (Deco Australia), Chair Galvin Engineering Pty Ltd
  • Lyndal Thornburn - FRDC - Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Regional Development Australia ACT, CSU Foresight and Finance Committees
Adrienne Clarke AC Syndicate 3 - July 2019
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  • Jacqui McGill AO - 29Metals (ASX: 29M), New Hope Corporation Limited (ASX: NHC), Robern Menz, RAA, Trustee Adelaide Festival Centre
  • Ruth Adler - Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies Asia-Pacific
  • Joanne Butterworth-Gray - Seafood Industry Victoria (Chair), Southern Rural Water (Chair), 
  • Sandra Gamble - Tribunal Member & Committee Chair IPART
  • Melissa Hamilton - Navy Health
  • Philippa Taylor - Raiz Investment (ASX:RZI), We Make a Difference, Western Leisure Services, Apollo League

Rosalind Dubs Syndicate 4 - December 2019

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  • Lil Bianchi -  4DMedical (ASX:4DX), Qscan Group, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd
  • Alison Creagh AM CSC - Chair SME Gateway Pty Ltd, ACT Ministerial Advisory Group ArchTIS, Trustee Commando Welfare Trust, Classifcation Advisory Panel Member Paralympics 
  • Gillian Davie - Advisory Board Yarno,  Scouts Australia, Board / Committe Member United Hills Football Club
  • Dominique Hogan-Doran SC - Disciplinary Tribunal Member Chartered Accountants ANZ, Australian Crickers' Retirement Account Board 
  • Sally McCarthy - ECG Review Committee Australian Government Department of Health (Chair)
  • Trisha Mok - yourtown
  • Rachel Nolan - Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health, Advisory Board of Luminary
  • Catherine Skippington - Northside Community Services
  • Rene Van der Merwe - Australian Institute of Health & Safety 

Susan Oliver AM Syndicate 5 - August 2020

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  • Jennifer Cook - Centuria Property Funds No. 2 Limited (ASX: CIP)
  • Jane Crombie - AICD Qld Division Council, Investment Committee RSL Qld, Hand Heart Pocket the charity of Freemasons Qld
  • Catherine Dube -  Assetinsure Pty Ltd,  Member Public Trustee and Guardian Investment Board
  • Joanne Ford - CEnet Ltd,Deka Australia Management One Pty Ltd and Deka Australia Management Two​
  • Denise North - Advisory Board Catherine Henry Lawyer

Margaret Jackson AC Syndicate 6 - November 2020

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  • Sandy Chakravarty - Kidney Health Australia, Queen Victoria Market
  • Karen McIlwain - Women's Health West
  • Simona Turin - Planday, Nomos One
  • Samantha Winter -  Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB)

Diane Grady AO Syndicate 7- February 2021

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  • Michelle Burke - Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
  • Cate Daniels - Mount St Benedict College, 
  • Lisa May - Advisory Board Member Priestley's Gourmet Holdings Pty Ltd, Nominations Committee Gymnastics Australia
  • Julie Orr - AvSuper, NSW Biodiversity Conseration Trust

Katherine Woodthorpe AO Syndicate 8 - October 2021

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  • Melanie Laing - Keypath Education (ASX:KED) & Chair of People, Performance & Culture Committee

 Therese Ryan Syndicate 9 - March 2022

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  • Jenny Selway - HILT CRC, Engineers Australia Victorian Division

Dr Kerry Schott Syndicate 10 - Yet to Graduate

  • Ilona Meyer - Micro-X Limited (ASX:MX1)
  • Cathy Hales - Navigator Global Investments Limited (ASX:NGI)

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