Board Members and CEO
The role of the Board and its Directors is to ensure the organisation is operating at its optimum. Our work aims to strengthen, connect and empower those we serve and provide effective leadership to represent and promote the power and value of volunteering.
Ann-Marie Chamberlain, Chairperson
Ann-Marie was appointed to the board in 2017, bringing over 35 years of experience in Banking and Wealth Management at Senior Executive levels with National Australia Bank. Ann-Marie specialises in executive coaching, leadership, customer experience and employee engagement. She is a Board Trustee for Kalyra Communities, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and AGSM & UNSW Business School. Ann-Marie is a Telstra Business Woman's Award winner and a recipient of a Centenary Medal for Leadership.
Kristen Martins, Deputy Chairperson
Kristen has been running her own consulting company for six years where she specialises in Human Resources and Business Development. She services many clients from a variety of sectors including an Aboriginal not-for-profit organisation where she works in both South Australia and Northern Territory. Her client base includes small, medium and large organisations around their people and business development strategies, focused on business growth and diversification. She previously held the role of Executive Manager at Scope Global and Kristen brings valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities volunteering brings to communities throughout the world from her exposure to the Australian Government’s Volunteers for International Development (AVID) Program. She has worked in the international development sector for many years as well as holding commercial roles in the human resources and environmental services industries.
Simon Bennett, Deputy Chairperson
Simon’s career has spanned a number of senior leadership roles in financial services in Australia and South East Asia. He is presently the non-executive Chair of a financial services business in Indonesia, following almost 10 years as the organisation's CEO. Simon is also a volunteer business coach and mentor assisting in the development of young managers and entrepreneurs. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Management together with an MBA from Monash University.
With over 15 years’ experience in the SA volunteer sector as a volunteer, volunteer manager and advisor on volunteering best practice, Mike is currently the HR Business Partner – Volunteer Management for the City of Onkaparinga. His state-wide roles to support the development of volunteering include; member of the Ministers Advisory Group on Volunteering, inaugural steering group member and Working Group Chair of the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia and Chair of the Local Government Volunteer Managers Network. Mike has extensive networks across South Australia, is passionate about volunteering and volunteer management and is looking forward to contributing to the future of volunteering across the sector.
Paul is a legal practitioner in South Australia and has worked in areas of licensing and registration, regulatory work, compliance, investigative and enforcement acquired through Consumer and Business Services in the Attorney-General’s Department of the Government of South Australia. With an earlier background in accountancy, Paul has also worked overseas in events, commercial sponsorship finance and management roles. Paul lends his professional skills and experience for not-for-profit causes include housing homeless young people and as a volunteer solicitor with JusticeNet SA. Paul is also the treasurer and partnership director for the Singapore Business and Social Association. His appointment to the Board comes after joining as a Finance Risk and Audit committee member in 2018.
Kate is passionate about supporting volunteers, and has extensive connections and community-based experience. She is currently Executive Officer with Carers and Disability Link and has worked within the NFP sector at executive level since 2013, and within senior management for 17 years. Kate has held several board positions and is a current member of the VSA&NT Strategy and Governance Advisory Committee. Kate's professional experience in senior management has given her a strong understanding of the needs of government, business, the not-for-profit sector and local communities. Kate is strategic and outcome focused and will promote quality support and vital opportunities for communities.
Representing Volunteering NT on the Board, Andrew has lived and worked across the Top End of the Northern Territory for over 30 years. As an experienced Director of Operations, Andrew has a demonstrated history of working in the government, administration, land management and emergency management fields. Andrew is currently Chief Fire Control Officer, Bushfires NT where he oversees operational capacity and resources as well as volunteer management. Andrew has an active interest in local government (as an elected member of Coomalie Shire Council), the volunteering sector and community development (Variety NT Board Member).
Tracey Fox A/CEO
Tracey has been with Volunteering SA&NT since 2012, and Executive Manager, South Australia for the past seven and a half years. Prior, Tracey was Manager, Training and Development. She has worked with community service organisations for over 35 years in disability programs and case management, business excellence and policy development, mental health and domestic violence support. Tracey’s qualifications include Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) and Master of Policy Administration (Management). With a strong focus on volunteering, business and training development, Tracey has extensive experience and in policy administration, volunteer management, program and project management, change design, professional development and training. Tracey also has experience in state, national and international Board and Committee work, has been a Board Chair of a small not-for-profit organisation, and is also a versatile presenter and public speaker.
Andrew Turner (Chair), Andrea Lee, Rex Mooney, Kylie Edwards, Julie Ross and Daniel Bacon
Strategy and Governance Advisory Committee
Paul Liew (Chair), Kristen Martins, Kylie Edwards, Kate Preiss and Michael Feszczak
Finance, Risk and Audit Committee
Simon Bennett (Chair), Paul Liew, Sophie Spall, Jason Muir and Julie Ross
Aboriginal Reference Group