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Geoff Lovell

Geoff Lovell - Chairman and Non-Executive Member

Mr Lovell has developed a professional career as a senior executive and non-executive director with over 20 years’ experience in real estate,...

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Mr Lovell has developed a professional career as a senior executive and non-executive director with over 20 years’ experience in real estate, investment management, banking, risk management, corporate governance, management consulting and engineering. He has also had extensive voluntary involvements in for-purpose enterprises in education and Indigenous Australia. Geoff is currently the Vice Warden of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney, having previously worked at Macquarie Group Limited (2001-2015) and Lend Lease Corporation (1997-2001). At Macquarie Geoff held a number of positions including Head of Commercial Property Lending and Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie ProLogis Trust, a property trust listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Geoff is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), a Vice-President of Sydney University Cricket Club and a Member of Council of Shore School. He holds first class honours degrees from the University of Sydney (in Civil Engineering) and the University of Oxford (in Philosophy, Politics and Economics).

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David Ward

David Ward - Non-Executive Member

Mr Ward is a consultant on governance, structure and investment issues for charitable trusts and foundations, Indigenous corporations and other...

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Mr Ward is a consultant on governance, structure and investment issues for charitable trusts and foundations, Indigenous corporations and other not-for-profit organisations. He has written various trustee handbooks and lectures at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, on the governance and structure of charitable trusts. He was a member of the international panel that developed the Investment Management Code of Conduct for Foundations for the CFA Institute in 2010. David has served as Treasurer on the Council of Philanthropy Australia (the philanthropic sector’s peak body) and is a non-executive director of two other charities. He is the Technical Director and a board member of Australian Philanthropic Services, a not-for-profit organisation supporting philanthropists and financial advisers. Consulting clients include peak bodies, Indigenous corporations, public and private foundations and charitable trusts, companies and government departments. David had 20 years’ experience as a senior financial market executive with ANZ, including as Chief Economist at ANZ (NZ), Head of Group Investor Relations and four years as CEO of ANZ Trustees.

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Natalie Walker

Natalie Walker - Non-Executive Member

Ms Walker is a Kuku Yalanji woman from Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, now living in Sydney for the past 12 years. She is an entrepreneur with...

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Ms Walker is a Kuku Yalanji woman from Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, now living in Sydney for the past 12 years. She is an entrepreneur with over 15 years' experience across government, not for profit, corporate and small to medium enterprise sectors. Natalie’s start-up achievements include Supply Nation and KPMG’s Indigenous Business Stream within its Government Advisory Services. Natalie’s current start-up project is Inside Policy – a national collaboration of technologists, policy wonks, political operatives who work with government, corporate and third sector clients to help them solve the most complex policy challenges. Natalie has degrees in Psychology and Law. Natalie is also a director of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, sits on National Australia Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Board and was the Deputy Chair of National Indigenous TV before it merged with SBS.

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Shane - Head Shot - 4 April 2016

Shane Hamilton – Non-Executive Member

Mr Hamilton is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Family and Community Services’ NSW Aboriginal Housing...

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Mr Hamilton is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Family and Community Services’ NSW Aboriginal Housing Office. Shane is a Wakka Wakka man whose family has links to the South Burnett region of Queensland. He is inspired by his grandparents who saw that a stable home and a good education were key to achieving in life. Currently the Chief Executive of the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, his career has taken him right across Australia working in the Government, private and not-for-profit sectors in senior management roles. Shane was an integral member of the working party that established the successful model for Derby Regional Prison, playing a key consultative role across WA and drawing on his experience as a prisons operations manager. Shane delivered the national building stimulus program in WA, developing additional public housing across the state following his roles of Executive Director of the Aboriginal Housing and General Manager Service Delivery. In his dual role as WA and SA State Manager of Community Housing Limited, a global community housing provider, Shane responded to the challenge of developing and delivering housing options in partnership with the private sector and Government, particularly for programs with integrated wrap-around services. Under Shane’s leadership his organisation managed the award-winning East Kimberley Transitional Housing Program.

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Rajiv Viswanathan

Rajiv Viswanathan - Executive Member

Mr Viswanathan joined IBA in February 2012 from the Macquarie Group, where he held various roles in business development and risk management, most...

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Mr Viswanathan joined IBA in February 2012 from the Macquarie Group, where he held various roles in business development and risk management, most recently in New York. Before joining Macquarie Group, he worked as a corporate lawyer in London and Sydney with Slaughter and May and Allens Arthur Robinson. He has experience in a range of commercial transactions including establishing new businesses, acquisitions, joint ventures, establishing and structuring investment funds and capital raising. Rajiv is head of the Investments team at IBA, which makes strategic investments with a view to creating wealth, employment and other opportunities for Indigenous Australians. Rajiv has a longstanding interest in working for better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including pro bono policy and advocacy work with key community organisations. He is currently a non-executive director of Bangarra Dance Theatre, a leading Indigenous performing arts company, and chairs its audit and risk committee. Whilst at IBA, Rajiv has led a range of investment activity, including the formulation of IBA’s strategic asset allocation for its investment portfolio, and more specifically IBA’s asset allocation for its investment into the Indigenous Prosperity Funds. Rajiv led the team responsible for the establishment of the the I-REIT. Rajiv holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Technology Sydney, and is admitted to practice in NSW and England & Wales.

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