About 9 Board

Our board members

We are governed by a Board of Management who are formally elected in accordance with our Constitution. The Board oversees and monitors:

    • Governance
    • Risk Management
    • Finance
    • Performance against plans and budgets
    • The organisation’s values, vision and purpose

    Robyn Fortescue

    Chairperson

    Robyn has held executive positions on B Miles Women’s Foundation’s Board of Management for many years including the positions of Secretary and Chairperson.

    Robyn has a background in industrial relations and is the Assistant State Secretary for the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.

    Brendan Dunne

    Treasurer

    Brendan has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Technology Sydney and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

    He has held senior roles within Australia and internationally with a background in Finance, Risk, Strategy and Transformation and is employed by Allianz Australia as General Manager Strategy and Transformation.

    Simon Chapple

    Ordinary Member

    Simon is a barrister with a practice in succession law, elder law, property law, general commercial law, corporations’ law, consumer protection law and administrative law.

    Simon graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Law. In 2010 Simon was awarded a PhD from the University of New South Wales. He is an adjunct Fellow in the law faculty at University of Western Sydney.

    Renee Bianchi

    Secretary

    Renee is a barrister with a diverse practice in common law, commercial and equity matters, including the areas of professional negligence, product liability, insurance, general commercial and succession law.

    Renée has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) from the University of Newcastle. Renée was the President of NSW Young Lawyers in 2016 and is currently the Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Young Lawyers Committee. Renée is also an active volunteer with Girl Guides Australia and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, having been involved for over 20 years.

    George Quinn

    Ordinary Member

    George is a registered nurse and has a Masters Degree in Public Health from University of Sydney and an Arts Degree (Hons) with a Philosophy major from the University of NSW.

    He is currently the Secretary for Bushwalking New South Wales. He is the former President of the Coast and Mountain Bushwalking Club. Through his former clinical, senior and team management positions with St Vincents Mental Health Service he had an association with B Miles Women’s Foundation spanning twenty years.

    Kate Dennis

    Ordinary Member

    Kate is a corporate communications and public relations practitioner with 20 years’ experience in the corporate, government and education sectors.

    Kate holds a Master’s in Business (Marketing) from UTS, a Graduate Certificate of Change Management from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Arts in Organisational Communications from Charles Sturt University.

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