OUR BOARD


Carol Saffer MAICD – Chair

Carol brings extensive business, finance, leadership and management proficiency skills to NPCO Limited. She is a leader and innovator in the fashion industry, having established in 1989, Computer Marker Services (CMS), a niche-market pre-production technology service to the fashion and related industries.

Carol has been involved at executive level on peak industry bodies, the Fashion Group International (FGI) and Fashion Technicians Association Australia (FTAA). Carol’s commitment to giving back to the community motivates her involvement on community development projects in regional Victoria, including the Ballan Farmers’ Market. She is currently a Director on the Board of Governance of Ballan District Health and Care.

Carol holds an MBA from Swinburne University of Technology and is currently undertaking a Master of Journalism at Monash University.

David Brennan MAICD – Deputy Chair

David is currently the Head of Engagement – act. Banking within the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group. David is a Non-Executive Director of the Bendigo Community Bank® network, the Australasian College of Sports Physicians and General Practice Registrars Australia. He also previously held roles at Dimensional Fund Advisers and Macquarie Bank. David was the Founding Chairman of the Dry July Foundation and an advisory board member at the ATO representing the not-for-profit sector.

David holds degrees in Finance and Business Law from ESC Rouen and the University of Technology, Sydney along with post-graduate studies in Strategy Management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

 

 

David Donnelly GAICD – Non-Executive Director

David is an experienced solicitor and Partner of Allens legal practice specialising in infrastructure projects with significant experience advising on resource development projects and project financing transactions. David is also a member of the Social Infrastructure and Public Services Taskforce at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia which is complimented by his strong public-private partnership (PPP) background.

David holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David is Chair of the NPCO Governance Committee.

 

Wendy Geraghty GAICD - Non-Executive Director

Wendy is an Executive Director of Fivenines Consulting Pty Ltd, a management consultant firm she co-founded in 2002. Wendy specialises in process reform and change management, assisting organisations and people to perform more effectively and efficiently. Wendy has significant experience in the not-for-profit arts arena, having been a past President and Treasurer of the Australian Youth Band, a community concert and marching band that was formed in 1978.

Wendy holds an MBA for the Australian Graduate School of Management, and a Masters of Information Systems Management from Swinburne University. Wendy is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Nicole Bradshaw CPA GAICD – Non-Executive Director

Nicole is currently the Business Manager and Company Secretary for Mentone Grammar School in Victoria.  Nicole has extensive experience in business operations in the not-for-profit area. She is skilled in financial management, ICT, risk management, human resources, strategy, marketing and capital development. Nicole is a committee member of the Association of School Bursars and Administrators (ASBA Vic). Nicole is passionate about education and a strong advocate for the importance of arts in Australian culture.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University, Member CPA Australia and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gemma Turvey – Executive Director / Artistic Director

Gemma founded the New Palm Court Orchestra in 2011. She is an active composer, writing and arranging the music for her four studio recordings and has also written music for Australian TV Series Neighbours, short film, theatre, public installation, and private commissions.

Gemma completed a Bachelor of Music (Piano) at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2004, studying under classical pianist and pedagogue Stephen Savage and jazz pianists Louise Denson and Stephen Newcomb. She is a seasoned performer, having performed nationally and internationally in the USA and Southeast Asia.

Gemma is a passionate educator and a tireless advocate for the importance of instrumental music as a legitimate listening and lifestyle choice for contemporary society. Gemma is also the Chair of the NPCO Executive Committee.