Michael Dwyer AM (Chair)

Michael has been on the Board since 2000 and was appointed Chair in 2018. He is the former CEO of First State Super and currently serves as a Director of NSW Treasury Corporation, Iress, and Bennelong Funds Management Group. In 2011, he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the superannuation industry and to the community through Australia for UNHCR.

Michael is passionate about galvanising support for UNHCR from the financial sector and has spearheaded corporate support for our annual World Refugee Day event, which has raised more than $2 million since 2007. He has travelled with Australia for UNHCR to support displaced people in Timor-Leste, Turkey and Lebanon.

Michael Dwyer AM

– Chair

Kate Dundas (Deputy Chair)

Kate joined the Board in 2015 and was appointed Deputy Chair in 2018. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Sydney Festival and an Executive Mentor at McCarthy Mentoring. Kate’s previous roles include Head of ABC National Networks, Director of ABC Radio, and Director People and Learning for the ABC.

Kate instigated ABC Radio’s annual fundraising initiatives, partnering with Australia for UNHCR in 2014 to raise millions of dollars for Syrian refugees. She has visited our projects in Kampala, Nakivale and Kyaka II camps in Uganda supporting vocational and livelihood programs for refugee women and girls. Kate is also a Founding 50 donor of our Leading Women Fund, supporting Syrian and other refugee women and their families in Jordan.

Kate Dundas

– Deputy Chair

John Boultbee AM

John is a lawyer and the CEO of the National Sports Tribunal. Previously, he was CEO of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), CEO of World Rowing (FISA), and Head of High Performance of the Football Federation Australia and Volleyball Australia. He is a member of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, and became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1990 for his services to sport.

John is a strong advocate for the transformative sports programs UNHCR provides for young refugees, having observed sports initiatives in refugee camps in Thailand, and has helped galvanise support for refugees from the Australian sports community.

John Boultbee AM

Rick Millen

Rick is a qualified chartered accountant and a former partner with PwC. He joined the Board of Australia for UNHCR in 2012. At PwC, he was responsible for the firm's corporate responsibility agenda both in Australia and globally and he headed up the PwC Global Foundation. In this role, Rick helped drive PwC’s 10th Anniversary gift of $6m to UNHCR, one of UNHCR’s largest corporate gifts, which helped build schools and refugee camps in Chad.

Rick is a Director at A2B Australia Limited and Director at Palmera Projects. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rick Millen

Lynn Dang

Lynn joined the Board in 2019 and is currently Human Resource Leader for Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was Recruitment Lead at IBM Australia/New Zealand.

Lynn’s family fled Vietnam when she was a child, and they spent time in a UNHCR refugee camp in Malaysia where she experienced firsthand the impact of UNHCR’s humanitarian assistance. Lynn is a long-term supporter of Australia for UNHCR and has previously run in the Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon to fundraise for the organisation. She has also worked and volunteered with organisations such as Settlement Services International, Tech Girl Superheroes and Fitted For Work. Lynn is a Founding 50 donor of our Leading Women Fund.

Lynn Dang

Lynn Dang

Peter Shergold

Peter joined the Board in 2020. He is Chancellor of Western Sydney University, NSW Coordinator-General for Refugee Resettlement, and Chair of the Centre for Social Impact, the AMP Foundation and Crescent Institute. He has extensive governance and leadership experience in the public, academic and not-for-profit sectors.

Peter has experience coordinating the successful long-term resettlement of refugees, and collaborating with government, not-for-profit, community, education and corporate sectors. He is a strong advocate for recognising the strengths, skills and value of refugees, having witnessed the immense contribution refugees make when they get the support they need.

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