Our Ambassadors

MOORAMBILLA VOICES AMBASSADORS perform a crucial role in helping us generate support for our candidates and the program.

 

Ms Jennifer Aaron: Jennifer has a background in nursing, Industrial Relations, organisational and cultural change and was an international negotiator and mediator for 12 years. She is a member of the Leadership team of the Leichhardt Annandale Business Chamber and the Leichhardt Residents Precinct Committee. A successful business owner Inner West Sydney for 26 years, is a donor, choir supporter and energetic networker.

Ms Suzanne Blythin: Suzanne is a trained teacher with 30 years’ experience in education and children’s services. She strongly advocates for community partnerships in children’s Education and Care. Suzanne has supported Moorambilla since its inception in a volunteer capacity and has extensive knowledge of program, partnerships and stakeholders. Suzanne is passionate about the power of working within a learning community to enhance and change lives. She is committed to the achievement of excellence in her business of school aged care provision for over 4000 children (Primary OSHCare), and through her wider involvement in the development of curriculum through TAFE NSW, liaison with social agencies, sponsorship and support of community events. Primary OSHCare are currently establishing a research project with Macquarie University and are in partnership with Max Employment to place and train long term unemployed people in supported workplaces.

Mr John ClarkAn experienced management consultant and social researcher as director of Decided Advantage, former Marketing Manager with Unilever, and senior lecturer in Marketing at Sydney University, John is a Fellow of the Australian Market and Social Research Society. He is skilled in research design and data interpretation, and in the use of evidence by senior decision-makers in the public and private sectors. In NFP governance, John is past chair of forestry company Tilba Lake Community and a former director of Good Beginnings Australia, for whom he developed board objectives, comprehensive governance policies, and corporate marketing strategy.

Mr Mark Ferguson: Mark Ferguson is currently weeknight presenter for Seven News in Sydney. He was previously a senior news presenter with Nine News Sydney, presenting the weeknight news bulletin. Ferguson was one of nine children. He and his wife Jayne (a successful publisher) have three children (Jack, Ted and Paddy). He is passionate about World War II Aviation and is known to frequent Bankstown Airport. He got his start interviewing veterans in Georges Hall and hopes to one day write a biography of Simpson the Donkey man. Ferguson was a Goodwill Ambassador for the Good Beginnings charity organisation. He is known affectionately as ‘Fergo’ by friends and television presenters Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic.

Prof Alan Hayes AM: Former head of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, now Distinguished Professor of Family Studies and Director Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle, Alan brings extensive knowledge of research and policy related to the wellbeing of children, families and communities.

Ms Sue Kingwill: CEO of Contact Inc (Contact) a leading Australian charity helping to address the impacts of isolation for children, families and communities, working across all child, family and children’s sectors, providing service delivery in ways that best fit local child and family need and designed to improve outcomes for children (see http://www.contactinc.com.au). Sue has a wide range of community, regional, government and philanthropic connections.

Mr Luke Robinson: Founding chair and board member of Moorambilla Voices Luke has been integral to the program in the support provided to the back end systems, corporate day to day operations and compliance with the various reporting bodies. Luke trained as a percussionist and drummer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is active in the Sydney contemporary and art music scenes. Luke formed Guuramali Pty Ltd in 2007 providing Event, Risk and Crowd Management Services along with Technical Production advise to festivals and events across Australia. He has been engaged on all continents with organisations such as FIFA, Red Bull, Red Bull Air Race, Formula 1, the Government of Abu Dhabi Ministry for the Interior. Luke is engaged by the Commonwealth and various state governments delivering Event Strategy, Stakeholder Consultation and Risk Management Advice. He stood down as chair and board member of Moorambilla Voices in June 2016 after 10 years and is excited about the next stage in the organisation’s development.

Ms Elizabeth Stanley: Beth Stanley came to Moorambilla in 2013 as the International Educational Observer. Beth has been in education for 37 years mainly in the United States. She continues to lend her services to Moorambilla as an Ambassador and is seeking ways for Moorambilla Voices to be a sustainable organisation for the future.

Ms Barbara Wellesley AM: Barbara has a long and successful career in child and youth health services planning and management, in policy development and program evaluation and extensive clinical experience in community child, youth and family health and well being. As a former NSW child health policy advisor, and Child Health Manager for Orana and Far West Health Region her work has covered urban, rural, remote and indigenous communities.  She was Co-Founder and National Director of Good Beginnings Australia, now a division of Save The Children. She has served on ministerial and departmental advisory committees. She has experience in collaborating with corporate Australia, the NFP sector and major service organisations. Currently a director of Contact Inc., a director of Perinatal Infant Research Institute (PIRI), and Convenor of ARACY Early Years Chapter.