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
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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
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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

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

Adam Ross

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

Olivia Brown

  • 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

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