Chair

Robyn Hendry

Robyn Hendry


Robyn joined the
 Volunteering and Contact ACT Ltd Board in November 2018. Robyn’s non-executive roles include directorship of Tennis ACT and Forrest Sculpture Gallery at the National Arboretum, Canberra. Robyn has tertiary qualifications in business and management from the University of South Australia, holds an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, and is an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has previously worked in Chief Executive Officer positions for Canberra Business Chamber and Canberra Convention Bureau and is currently General Manager, Global Advisory
Services, Aspen Medical.

Special Responsibilities
Member of CEO Performance and Nominations Committee.

Deputy Chair

George Brenan

George Brenan

George has extensive experience in a range of senior executive roles in the public sector.
From 2012-2017 he was also an Executive of the National Security College, Australian National University. For some years, George was an HR specialist before transitioning to strategic and general management. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

His interests include regulatory and risk management, early music performance, the regional communities surrounding the ACT and the needs of sexuality and gender diverse communities. George is also on the board of Meridian Inc. Previous Board roles include Contact Canberra, Springout Association and Karralika Programs Inc.                       

Special Responsibilities       
Chair of Risk and Policy Committee; Member of CEO Performance and Nominations Committee.

Treasurer

Helen McKenna

Helen McKenna






Helen is a Director at Charterpoint Pty Ltd. She has over 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors across service delivery, policy, auditing, assurance, and risk management, in regional and central offices. She specialises in governance, audit and assurance, program and project management, risk management, business improvement and change management.

Special Responsibilities
Chair of Finance and Audit Committee

 

Director

Jayne Curnow

Jayne Curnow



Jayne joined the Volunteering and Contact ACT Ltd Board in May 2018.  Jayne is Governance Advisor at Freeport Indonesia and has more than 20 years’ experience in international development and applied transdisciplinary research. Jayne specialises in bringing the cross-cutting priorities of governance, gender equity, adult education, and training into the core business. Jayne holds a PhD in Anthropology from ANU and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  
 

Special Responsibilities  
Member of Finance and Audit Committee, Member of CEO Performance and Nominations Committee.

Director

Kim Kachel

Kim Kachel



Kim is the current CEO of Tennis ACT, having overseen significant growth of the sport in the ACT and region over the last four years. Previously working for Tennis Australia, he led two strategic priorities for the organisation and is an experienced leader in the sport and recreation sector, a sector that engages with volunteers on a weekly basis. His expertise provides a valuable
addition to the board
.

Special Responsibilities
Member of Finance and Audit Committee.



     

Director

Dianne O'Hara

Dianne O'Hara




Di joined the Volunteering and Contact ACT Ltd Board in May 2021.
 Di is a senior executive with extensive operational and management experience. She has previously managed a not-for-profit organisation and has held operational and leadership roles across a range of sectors, including telecommunications, energy services, legal and government. Di is currently the CEO of Project Independence. Di holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Public Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing (Journalism). She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Director

Lee Maiden

Lee Maiden





Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Communities@Work, the largest Not-for-Profit organisation in the ACT. Lee has been with the organisation for 30 years and has made many connections with the local government and the community sector during that time. Volunteers play an important role in her organisation so she understands the valuable contribution they make in the community.