Our board

Meet our current board members.

Our board members

Patrick Forth

Patrick Forth

TFA Board Chair
  • Senior Adviser and former Senior Partner at the Boston Consulting Group
  • Ex Global leader of BCG’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice
  • Founding board member of BCG’s Digital Ventures
  • Member of the UNSW Business School Advisory Council, and of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact
  • Ex Vice President of Cranbrook School Council

Melodie Potts Rosevear OAM

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
  • Former Think Tank Coordinator of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership
  • Former Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group
Headshot of Board Member Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies AM

Board Member
  • CEO, Alannah & Madeline Foundation
  • Former CEO of Philanthropy Australia
  • Former CEO at The Reach Foundation and The Australian Communities Foundation
  • Board Member of the Centre for Social Impact and Council Member of the National Museum of Australia
  • ACNC Advisory Board Chair
Headshot of Board Member Ben Jensen

Dr. Ben Jensen

Board Member
  • Founder of Learning First
  • Former Director School Education Program, Grattan Institute
  • Former OECD Analyst, Directorate for Education
  • Former member of groups including: Australian Government Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group; and OECD expert groups for Program of International Assessment (PISA) and Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)
  • Former adviser to groups including: Aspen Institute’s Urban District Leadership Network; Victorian Minister’s Expert Advisory Group; NSW Education Statistics and Evaluation Advisory Committee; Independent Schools Queensland Leadership advisory group; Myer Foundation’s Education Committee

Adam Ross

Board Member
  • Leadership Development Program Alumnus (Cohort 2012)
  • Manager, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
  • Cofounder of pilot program Teach Towards Excellence

Edwina Dohle

Board Member
  • Leadership Development Program Alumna (Cohort 2010)
  • Director – Women’s Economic Security, Commonwealth Treasury
  • Acting Assistant Secretary, Social Policy Division, Commonwealth Treasury

Olivia Brown

Board Member
  • Founding partner, MorrisBrown Communications Pty Ltd
  • Former co-COO of Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs in Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of Grande Experiences advisory board and the Melbourne Committee for Human Rights Watch
David Williams

David Williams

Board Member
  • Founder and Principal, Clansadale Consulting
  • Former Heritage Branch Head, Heritage Branch, Department of Environment and Energy
  • Over 35 years’ experience in community, state and national public policy and administration
  • Spearheaded the successful 2019 Australian Government World Heritage site listing of Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, and the nomination of the Murujuga Cultural Landscape in 2020
Kirsten Andrews

Kirsten Andrews

Board Member
  • Vice-President, External Engagement, The University of Sydney
  • Board Member, Sydney Policy Lab, The University of Sydney
  • Former Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sydney

Past board members

Larry Kamener

Board Member 2009-2022, Chair 2016-2022

Dorothy Hisgrove

Board Member 2018 – 2021

Paul Brasher

Board Member 2016 – 2020

Rufus Black

Board Member 2009 – 2017

John Denton AO

Founding Board Member 2009 – 2017

Julian Leeser

Board Member 2014 – 2016

Susan Boucher

Board Member 2010 – 2016

Carol Schwartz

Board Member 2015

Steven Schwartz AM

Board Member 2013 – 2019

Alan Tudge

Board Member 2009 – 2013

Anthony MacKay AM

Board Member 2009 – 2017

Peter Van Onselen

Board Member 2017

Alyce Bradford

Board Member 2017-2021

Christine Christian

Board Member 2021-2022

Elana Rubin

Board Member 2019-2022

Keita Matsumoto

Board Member 2020-2023