Angela Forbes Chairman
Angela has more than twenty five years experience working with vulnerable and disadvantaged families and young people. With more than three years as CEO of Connections UnitingCare, Angela has effectively guided the work of a rapidly expanding organisation. Prior to Connections, Angela gained extensive experience working at the Department of Human Services in the management of child protection services, disability programs and client information systems.
She has shown her capabilities in forging strong and lasting relationships between government and community sector organisations, including as the Chief Executive Officer of Kildonan UnitingCare. Angela holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Social Work and Certificate in Information Technology and Organisational Self Assessment. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Alumnus of the Ashridge Business School in the United Kingdom and La Trobe University.
Craig served as a member of the St Margaret’s School Board from 1998 – 2005 and the Committee of Management of GordonCare for 20 years, and is now a Life Governor. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2003 for his work with schools and the achievement of international best practice in Performing Arts Centres for Schools.
Geoff Dober Founding Chairman (2013 – 2015)
Geoff Dober was the founding Chairman of the ten20 Foundation. Previously President of GordonCare, Geoff originated the strategy that led to transforming the organisation into a Venture Philanthropy Foundation and forming the ten20 Foundation.
Geoff has held senior positions in companies including CRA, Hamersley Iron, CUB, RACV, Andersen Consulting and Telstra. He also owned and ran a niche Business/IT Consultancy.
During his career, Geoff has worked on business strategy and a wide range of projects and assignments, in most areas of business including financial services, accounting, mining, telecommunications, risk management and IT strategy.
Geoff was President of the Australian Computer Society in the 1990s and held several other Board positions in the ACS.
Ruth Jones is an independent nonprofit/philanthropy consultant. She recently returned to Australia after more than 12 years in North America, 10 of these as CEO of the Social Venture Partners Network, the largest network of engaged donors operating globally.
Previous to this, Ruth held senior roles at Community Foundations of Canada and Philanthropy Australia. She was Chief Executive of the Australian Film Institute before moving to the field of philanthropy.
B. Ec, FCPA, FFTP, GAICD
Bronwyn is a senior executive with over thirty years experience in the Finance and Treasury functions of major multinational and Australian companies including BP, Amcor and, most recently, OZ Minerals. She has a strong background in all aspects of finance and a particular interest in corporate finance, risk management, strategy and performance management.
She is currently a member of the Property Board and Trust of the Uniting Church (VicTas) and previously served on the Board of Connections UnitingCare from 2007 until 2016, including as Deputy Chair from 2010.