BILL HUTCHISON FOUNDATION BOARD
The Bill Hutchison Foundation board comprises Chairman Ray Horsburgh, Graham Billings, Peter Lewinsky, Michael Salter, June Kane, Mark Bolton and Dominic Cato.
Ray Horsburgh AM
Ray was until 2007 Managing Director and CEO of the Smorgon Steel Group, an Australian-based steel business. The company was publicly listed in February 1999 with more than 30,000 shareholders and employs over 5,000 employees, with businesses in nine countries and an annual turnover of $4 billion.
Ray began work with ACI as an Engineering Cadet at the Spotswood glass plant. He held a range of senior positions during 31 years with Australian Consolidated Industries Limited including Chief Executive ACI Glass Packaging Group, responsible for operations in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Indonesia, Malaysia and China, and is experienced in managing business in each of these countries. He also held directorships of Nylex Malaysia, ACI Shanghai Glass and Guangdong Glass in China, and PT Kangar, Indonesia.
In 1994 he joined Smorgon as the CEO of their steel business, and was appointed Managing Director and CEO on formation of the Company in 1998.
Ray is a former Chairman of the Essendon Football Club, a member of the Business Council of Australia, Past President and member of the Board for 30 years for the Westbourne and Williamstown Grammar Schools, a Director of listed companies : Toll Holdings Ltd, CSR Ltd, Traffic Technologies Ltd and the Epworth Hospital. Ray is member of the Athenaeum Club, the MCG and St Leonardís Golf Club.
In 2007, Ray's contribution to Australian business and to the community was recognised when he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Graeme has been a chartered accountant since 1977. He retired from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he was a senior partner in the Assurance practice, in 2011 after 34 years. Graeme is a former head of the Melbourne Assurance practice as well as leading the firmís Australian and Global Industrial Products businesses. He has extensive experience in providing assurance, transaction and consulting services to multinational and national companies in the automotive, manufacturing, consumer goods and construction industries. Graeme was also a regular media commentator on the Industrial Products sector.
Graeme is now an advisor to various companies as well as acting as a non-executive director for a number of public and private companies.
Peter, a Chartered Accountant, has conducted a private investment banking and corporate advisory practice since early 1991. This follows 10 years investment banking and stockbroking experience both in Australia and internationally with Capel Court, McIntosh Corporate and Morgan Grenfell.
Over the last 20 years, Peter has been a member of ASX-listed public company, private company and voluntary boards and is currently a member of the Boards of Holmesglen TAFE, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, The Emmy Monash Home for the Aged. He is also Chair of the Panel of Administrators of Brimbank City Council and a member and Chair of a number of State Government Audit Committees and various government advisory committees. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Senior Fellow of the Australian Financial Services Institute and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Michael was a partner in the national law firm Phillips Fox for more than 35 years, practising principally in the field of professional liability, before his retirement to work on his farm in 2011.
After a career in university teaching and journalism, June moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1992 as Director of Information for the International Red Cross. Two years later she began working in an advisory capacity with United Nations agencies involved in humanitarian coordination and post-conflict reconstruction and in 1995 was appointed by UNICEF as Spokesperson for the first and second World Congresses against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Since 1996, June has worked with the International Labour Organization and UNICEF on issues related to labour and exploitation, including human trafficking. From 1996 to 2007 she was the European Commissionís Expert on Violence against Children, Young People and Women, and in 2007 was senior advisor to the UN Secretary-Generalís Study on Violence against Children. Since 2010, June has also worked as a member of an international evaluation team visiting projects across the globe supported by the UN Democracy Fund.
In 2007 June was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her work in the international community. Since 2010, June has been a Visiting Professor at Swinburne University of Technology and in 2012 began an on-line training initiative at www.kaneinternational.com.au
Mark is a retired AFL footballer who enjoyed a 10-year career with the Essendon Football Club. He was awarded Life Membership at the club in 2007. Mark was the first recipient of the Ron Evans Community Leadership Award. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at Swinburne University of Technology, a Masters of Property and Construction degree at the University of Melbourne and attended Harvard Business Schoolís Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management programme. He is a member to the Ministerial Advisory Council on Homelessness (Vic) and a director of the Foyer Foundation.
With his strong involvement in community projects, Mark was appointed as Project Manager of Ladder in 2007 and was appointed General Manager in 2009. He is leading the strategy to establish Ladderís vision of a national presence with eight sites by 2020.
Dominic is Chief Operating Officer at the Essendon Football Club and in this capacity has overall responsibility for the Community Affairs Programme.