Directing improvements for children

Save the Children Australia's corporate governance and performance is the responsibility of our Board of Directors.

Our Board delegates the responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the company to our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who together with our Executive team is accountable to the Board.

The role of Save the Children's CEO and our Chairman are separate. With a maximum of 14 directors, Save the Children Australia must have at least one director resident in each State. We currently have 11 directors who all volunteer their skills, experience and time to help improve the lives of children.

Read our latest annual report for more information.

Current Board of Directors

Peter Hodgson

Peter Hodgson
MA (Honours) in Law Cambridge University UK
Chairman of the Board and ex-officio member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Programs & Risk Committee and Board Human Resources Committee.
Peter Hodgson is currently a director of several ubic companies and until late 2016 the Chief Executive Officer of The Myer Family Company a privately held investment and wealth management business with offices in four states. Until 2008, Peter was Group Managing Director Institutional at ANZ. Previously he was Chief Risk Officer for two years (2005-2007) before which time he had been Head of Structured Finance. Prior to returning to Australia in 1997 Peter had been working in advisory and structured finance, in the United Kingdom, Asia and the US, variously at Bank of America and BZW. Peter has been a director of Save the Children since May 2012 and became Chairman in June 2012.Jill Cameron

Jill Cameron
BA, B.Ed
Member of the Board Programs and Risk Committee
Jill Cameron has a wealth of experience across education, health and children's services in government and non-government sectors. As a consultant for the past 17 years, she has undertaken strategic planning, policy development, program and project design and evaluating projects, large and small, at the local, state wide and national levels.  Jill has been a director of Save the Children between 2003 and 2009 and most recently since May 2012.Christine Charles

Christine Charles
Member of the Board Programs and Risk Committee
Christine is an independent chair and director, and provides strategic advice in the mining, oil, gas and energy sectors. Christine was the Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of Human Services and prior to that she headed the South Australian Cabinet Office. Christine is an adjunct Professor at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland, and a Senior Advisor with the Nous Group. Christine has been a director of Save the Children since September 2012.Michelle Somerville

Michelle Somerville
Treasurer, Chairman of the Board Audit Committee
Michelle was an audit partner at KPMG and has 26 years of experience in financial accounting, audit, risk management and compliance across a range of industries including the not-for-profit sector, in both Australia and the United States. Michelle has been a director of Save the Children since December 2012.Kim Clifford

Kim Clifford
Member of the Board Human Resources Committee
Kim has been a director of Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd since May 1996. Her role deals with the marketing and promotion of the Incat product, organisation and personnel. Kim has extensive experience in corporate public affairs and media liaison. Kim was chair of the Tasmanian State Council for Save the Children from October 2009 until its dissolution in December 2012.Gary Oliver

Gary Oliver
Member of the Board Human Resources Committee
Gary has been on many boards in the past, including as chair of the Aboriginal Legal Service, and has held senior government positions including with Aboriginal Affairs NSW and most recently with the Queensland Department of Communities. Currently he is General Manager, Indigenous Business Development, Pearls MiiHome, an innovative building and development company based in south-east Queensland and part of the Pearls Global organisation.

Jenny Roche

Annabelle Herd
Member of the Board Audit Committee
Currently Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Network Ten, Annabelle is a senior corporate affairs executive with 20 years' experience and expertise in policy development and implementation, regulatory affairs, and government relations in both commercial and public sector roles. Before Ten, Annabelle spent four years as Senior Adviser to Federal Communications Minister, Senator the Hon. Richard Alston. She has also worked for Virgin Mobile Australia, and led copyright policy and advocacy functions for Australian and international industry peak bodies the Australian Digital Alliance and the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee in addition to completing a secondment to the Federal Attorney-General's Department. Annabelle is a director of Freeview Australia and an alternate director of Free TV Australia.