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Julie White has over 40 years’ experience in both not-for-profit and corporate sectors.

Executive Chair of Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation; Independent Chair of COORDINARE (SE NSW PHN) and a Board Member of Southern Highlands Community Foundation.

A member of Chief Executive Women and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Peter is a philanthropist involved in funding, developing and scaling social sector organisations and the founder of WCS.

As an investment banker Peter advised local and multinational companies and governments in Australia.

Peter became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2010 for services to the philanthropic sector.

Paul Say


Paul has over 40 years’ experience in commercial property with Lendlease, Dexus and JLL.

Currently he is a Non-Executive Director of listed company Cedar Woods and Chairman of the Mirvac Wholesale Office Fund providing governance, transactional and strategic advice.

Paul is a Fellow of the AIV and RICS and a qualified property valuer.

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Emily Hodgson is Chief Financial Officer at Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Emily is also a member of Ashfield Council and Inner West Council Audit and Risk Committee, where she oversees the Councils’ governance, internal controls, financial reporting and internal and external audit.

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Sr Mary Louise Petro


Sister Mary-Louise Petro is a Sister of Mercy, of the Parramatta Congregation.

In 1985, Mary-Louise founded The Mamre Project at St Marys, which assisted the unemployed, people with a disability, youth at risk and refugees.

Mary-Louise is currently the Congregation Leader for her order.

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Daniel Martin


Daniel Martin is the Director of Foundation at St Aloysius’ College and serves on the College’s Leadership team.

Daniel has over 20 years’ experience working within leading health-related charities, universities and schools and previously held senior leadership positions at UNSW Sydney and the University of Sydney, where he contributed towards the successful $1B INSPIRED philanthropic campaign.

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Terence Kwan


Terence is a partner at Fidelis Advisors, a risk advisory firm.

He has had a long relationship with Women’s Community Shelters commencing in 2016 when he led fundraising efforts with the Macquarie Group Foundation.

Terence is a Board Director for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and is a former Director for Radio Community Chest Incorporated as well as One Disease, which works with remote indigenous communities in Australia.

This is an image of WCS Board Member Sister Mary Louise Petro

David Winterbottom


– joined February 2023

David is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of expertise in complex financial scenarios.

He specialises in not-for-profit boards and executive roles, including being the Chief Financial Officer of the Paul Ramsay Foundation since 2020.

Previously, he led KordaMenthaʼs restructuring practice for 13 years.

David also serves as a Non-Executive Director at the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation.

This is an image of WCS Board Member Daniel Martin

Harriet Whyte


– joined March 2023

Harriet Whyte is an Executive Director with the Department of Regional NSW.

Across numerous roles with the NSW Government, Harriet has worked on policy challenges and with communities, politicians and all levels of government to improve the lives of all NSW residents.

She has previously served as NSW State Director for LGBTIQ+ mentoring charity, Out for Australia.

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