Yvonne Rate AM, Cit WA – Chair
Yvonne Rate has had a long career in Education and Sport. Yvonne was the first Executive Director of the Women’s Sports Foundation and is a strong advocate for improving the status of women and girls across all facets of sport.
Malcolm Freake OAM
Malcolm Freake founded Bluearth Foundation in 2001 after selling his computer software company HUON Corporation. In 2006 Malcom was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community as a promoter of healthy life programs and as a contributor to business and sporting organisations.
Patricia (Trish) Angus PSM
Trish is a Jawoyn woman from Katherine. Trish has qualifications in nursing and midwifery, public sector management and a Masters in Tropical Health. She held senior executive public sector positions in the human services areas of health, housing, local government, regional services and community services in the NT for more than 20 years. Trish has experience of working in the Australian Defence Force and community controlled health organisations, and extensive governance experience, including board and committee memberships across a range of sectors. Trish was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2013 Australia Honours Awards. She is currently a Director of CareFlight (and member the Risk and Audit Committee), of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and of Venture Housing Company, a Tourism NT Commissioner (and member the Finance Risk and Audit Committee) and member of the Northern Territory Heritage Council.
Mike Brady AM
Mike is best known as singer/ song writer behind the unofficial Australian Rules football anthem ‘Up There Cazaly’. He has forged a successful career in advertising and is a respected marketing strategist. In 2013 Mike was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community.
Gail Morgan is currently an Associate Partner for Newgate Communications Australia. Gail has held several CEO roles in the not for profit sector. She has high-level experience in government relations after more than two decades as a senior strategist in Federal Government and business.
Peter is a registered osteopath and the Founder and CEO of Upstanding Kids. Peter has held the roles of State and Federal President of the Australian Osteopathic Association, worked with the world champion Wallabies rugby league team from 1999-2001, and has built and managed one of Australia’s largest osteopath clinics.
Dr Jeffery Simons PhD
Dr Jeffery Simons is Professor of Kinesiology at the California State University East Bay, specialising in the psychology of physical activity. Jeff has more than 25 years’ experience as a consultant in sports psychology which has seen him work with athletes and coaches at six Olympics and numerous international sporting events.
Peter Thomas is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a director of TFG International. He has extensive experience as a director and currently serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Government entity Indigenous Business Australia.