Meet our Board

Our Board of Directors are appointed by the Treasurer and the Attorney-General. This is based on the recommendation of the current Board members.  They are also selected on the basis of their complementary skills and ability to add value to our Board.

The Board has adopted a Charter setting out its powers and functions and operational details relating to the Board.

Meet Therese

Meet Therese

Therese Taylor -  BCom (Journalism), BA, Dip.Ed, GradDip Administration, GAICD.

  • Chairperson
  • Member of Investment Committee
  • Appointed October 2020
  • Current term: 20 October 2020 - 20 October 2023 

Therese brings extensive governance and executive leadership experience to the Board developed through a diverse career working across social and economic portfolios. She has held leadership roles in government, business and not for profit sector.

She brings core skills of governance, shaping strategy, advocacy, stakeholder engagement and management, partnership development, fundraising and philanthropy.  Therese has built extensive networks across the public and private sectors.

In addition to her current consultancy work, Therese holds directorships on the Board of The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, The Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation and Contemporary Arts Tasmania.


Meet Tracy

Meet Tracy

Tracy Matthews BCom FCA FAICD

  • Non-Executive Director
  • Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Original appointment: 25 January 2016
  • Current term: 29 July 2019 to 28 July 2022 (extended)

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Tracy is a chartered accountant and non-executive director with experience across a broad range of sectors and industries. Tracy’s core skills are in the areas of accounting, governance, audit and risk, funds management, business and strategic planning. She also facilitates governance training courses for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tracy is currently a Non-Executive Director of Forico Pty Ltd and PFG Group Pty Ltd; Independent Chair of the Housing Connect Consortium and Hazell Bros Risk and Audit Committee; and Past Commodore of The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.

Meet Barbara

Meet Barbara

Barbara Hingston AM. BA.BSW.MAASW GAICD

  • Non-Executive Director
  • Member Audit Committee
  • Appointed May 2016
  • Current term: 29 July 2019 to 28 July 2022 (extended)

Barbara is a highly experienced professional Non - executive Director; member and Director and Chair of Boards and Committees nationally and in 4 States, including a past Director of the former Tasmanian Health Service Governing Council and Member of the Ministerial Disability Advisory Committee TAS. 

She is a director of the not-for-profit disability service provider SCOPE (Aust) Ltd VIC and NSW, where she has Chaired its Risk and Audit Committee; is a Member of its Consumer Experience and Customer Outcomes Committee, and a former member of the Business Development Committee.

Barbara has contemporary governance and managementexperience in the not for profit and government sectors. She has implemented and governed major organisational transformation, business growth and driven cultural change in sensitive contexts of changing social economic legal and political expectation, also bringing her professional experience in addressing the impact of trauma in the lives of people and their communities to her Board roles.

She is experienced in collaboration and partnership, seeing,and understanding client experience to inform strategy and decision making for Boards and staff in health, social and community settings.

Committed to improving health, environmental and social outcomes for vulnerable individuals and communities her professional roles include those in therapeutic practice, advocacy, and support for people whose lives intersect with multiple trauma and disadvantage - family violence, sexual abuse, disability, homelessness, and mental illness.

Barbara is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). Her qualifications include - Bachelor of Arts (Administration, University of Canberra). Bachelor of Social Work (ACU National).and Executive coaching Certification with the Australian Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECLA). 

In 2021 Barbara was Appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to community, health and to people with disabilities. 

Meet Michael

Meet Michael

Michael Dontschuk BSc (Hons), FFTP, GAICD

  • Non-Executive Director
  • Chair of the Investment Committee
  • Original appointment: 4 July 2017
  • Current term: 6 July 2020 to 6 July 2023

Michael Dontschuk is a finance professional with over 40 years’ experience in investment, finance, treasury and financial risk management.

He currently is a professional non-executive director and sits on a number of company boards including Grange Resources Limited, Australia Ratings, Eticore and Public Trustee.

Previously he has been an executive with Grange Resources Limited, Group Treasurer of ANZ Bank, Managing Director of Treasury Corporation Victoria, President and Director of the Finance and Treasury Association of Australia, Manager at Bankers Trust, Director at Motor Accidents Insurance Board (Tasmania) and has worked extensively in corporate financial advisory and investment banking.