The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is a company limited by guarantee. The Trust is a not for profit educational institution governed by a Board of Directors who give their time voluntarily. The Directors are responsible for the financial administration of the funds initially raised by the Australian public in the appeal of 1965 and the administration of the Churchill Fellowship award scheme.Download Churchill Trust Constitution (278.8 KB)
Directors currently in office are as follows:
Mr David Trebeck
BSc Agr (Hons), MEc, FAICD
Mr Trebeck is immediate past President of the ACT Divisional Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chair of AOC (Oyster Investments) Ltd and Delos Delta Pty Ltd and a director of Australia’s Oyster Coast Pty Ltd. He is also Alternate Director of the Ginninderry Joint Venture Board.
Mr Trebeck is a former Commissioner of the National Water Commission (2005-08), a former non-executive director of several ASX companies and former adviser to the local subsidiary of the world's largest shipping company, AP Møller Maersk. He was a member of the finance and audit committee of Brumbies Rugby for 5 years, and was a board member and Chairman of the fundraising foundation of Canberra Grammar School for nearly a decade. In 1983, he co-founded (and was later CEO of) ACIL Consulting (now ACIL Allen), from which he retired in 2004. He has also held senior positions with the National Farmers Federation and its predecessors (1972-83).
Mr Trebeck was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1974 and a Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001.
Mr Adam Davey
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND COMPANY SECRETARY
BA Comms, GAICD
Mr Davey, as a highly experienced senior public servant, over his 20 year career he has managed large teams working on complex policy and associated government initiatives. Mr Davey has worked at ComSuper, Defence Housing Australia, Medicare (where he was public spokesman), the Australian Taxation Office, Treasury, IP Australia and has extensive small business experience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Adam is highly regarded for his leadership, strategic direction, creative thinking and people management skills.
Mr Gerard Bradley
B.Com, Dip Adv Acc, FAICD, FCPA, FCA
Mr Bradley is a Non-Executive Director of The Star Entertainment Group, Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited and the Pinnacle Charitable Foundation. Mr Bradley is also the Chairman of Queensland Treasury Corporation and related companies, having served for 14 years as Under Treasurer and Under Secretary of the Queensland Treasury Department. He has extensive experience in public sector finance in both the Queensland and South Australian Treasury Departments and as a Director of public corporations.
Mr Bradley has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at QSuper. His previous non-executive board memberships also include Funds SA, Queensland Investment Corporation, Suncorp (Insurance & Finance) and South Bank Corporation.
Ms Alexandrea Cannon
DIRECTOR SA, RNC Chair**
MBA, B Bus, FAICD, FAHRI, FAMI
Ms Cannon holds the position of Chair of both the Leaders Institute of SA Inc. and SATAC Ltd (SA and NT Tertiary Admissions Centre). Ms Cannon is also a Director and Chair of the Governance Committee of Credit Union SA, Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Hood Sweeney Pty Ltd and Director of Bizbuild Pty Ltd. She also chairs the SA Heart Centres Pty Ltd Board and Audit and Risk Committee and is a governance facilitator with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Cannon's past board positions include roles in the arts, tertiary education, professional associations and health.
Ms Cannon has extensive business experience from national executive roles in international consumer products and FMCG companies and as a consultant with a top five chartered accounting firm.
Ms Suzan Cox OAM QC
DIRECTOR NT, RNC**
BA, LLB, UNSW 1978; LLM (Criminal Law) NYU 1985, MAICD.
Ms Cox is the Director of the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission.
Ms Cox’s past positions include Solicitor at the Office of the Public Solicitor, Port Moresby, Senior Criminal Solicitor at the Central Australian and then Northern Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Services, Barrister at Owen Dixon Chambers, Melbourne, Principal Family Lawyer and then Principal Criminal Lawyer with the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission and Hearing Commissioner with Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
Ms Cox was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002 and is a Fellow of the Charles Darwin University Law School. In 2019 Ms Cox was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to law.
Mr Chris Fennell
Mr Fennell is a Principal of the firm Christopher R. Fennell Chartered Accountant and was formerly a Principal of Pitcher Partners Chartered Accountants and now consults to that firm. He practices in corporate transactions, consults to small to medium sized clients in various industries and maintains a number of directorships in industry and investment.
Mr Andrew Leake
DIRECTOR NSW, RNC**
BEc, FGIA, GAICD, CA
Mr Leake is a senior business leader with extensive governance and management experience in education, publishing, business consulting and corporate finance. He is the Deputy Board Chair of Governance Institute of Australia and a Board member of Wenona Foundation Limited. Mr Leake’s executive role is Chief Operating Officer of Wenona School, a leading Sydney independent school.
Mr Warwick Hemsley
B.Com, Assoc. Dip Val., CPA, FAPI, FAICD.
Mr Hemsley served as Managing Director of Peet Limited for 17 years and was a Director of the company from 1985 to 2011. He is Chairman of Hemsley Paterson Valuers and Property Consultants. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce, he commenced his professional career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and subsequently moved into the property development industry and gained his formal property qualifications.
Mr Hemsley is a past President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division), and a past President of the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is a past member of both the University of Western Australia’s New Century Campaign Committee and the Curtin Business School Advisory Board.
Mr Hemsley’s commitment to community continues through his various involvements as chairman of the Art Gallery of WA Foundation, a member of the board of the Kimberly Foundation of Australia, and co-chairman of the Anglicare Winter Appeal Committee.
Mr Colin Murphy
FCPA, FCAANZ, GAICD, FIPAA
Mr Murphy served as Auditor General for Western Australia from 2007 to 2018.
Mr Murphy has held strategic leadership positions in State and Commonwealth government roles. He has held key leadership roles within the state government in the Departments of Justice, Treasury and Finance, Land Administration and the Building Management Authority. He was the Business Manager for Murdoch University and has also held financial management roles with the Commonwealth Department of Finance in Perth and Washington DC.
Mr Murphy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow, former Board member and Past State President of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and President of the Institute of Public Administration Western Australia.
Associate Professor Jane Munro
MBBS, FRACP, MPH
A/Prof Munro is a Paediatric Rheumatologist and Head of the Rheumatology Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Group Leader of the Rheumatology Research Group and Senior Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
A/Prof Munro was the national Chair of the Australian Rheumatology Group (2010-2015), is on the Clinical Leadership Group (Musculoskeletal) for the Victorian Government Health Minister and past Chair of the Victorian Paediatric State Committee.
A/Prof Munro was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2004.
Ms Anne O'Donnell
BA (Bkg & Fin), MBA, FAICD, SFFinsia
Ms O'Donnell's current positions include non-executive directorships of Equity Trustees Ltd and Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd. She is also an Independent Member, Audit Committee, IP Australia and an External Member Compliance Committee UBS Global Asset Management (Australia) Ltd. Additionally Ms O'Donnell has been recently appointed to the Code of Conduct Monitoring Committee.
Ms O'Donnell's former positions include Managing Director and CEO Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, non-executive directorships of Grain Growers Ltd, Financial Services Council, the Centre for Australian Ethical Research Pty Ltd, Community CPS Australia Ltd and Eastwoods Group Ltd. Ms O'Donnell also has extensive knowledge of the superannuation and financial sectors gained from over 37 years in industry.
Ms Alex Sloan AM
DIRECTOR ACT, RNC**
BA Curtin University WA.
Ms Sloan has been a journalist for 30 years, 27 of them as a broadcaster with ABC Radio. She formally retired from the ABC in January 2017.
During her career at the ABC, Ms Sloan was awarded a DFAT Travelling Scholarship to travel and report from Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. She is a current member of the ACT Architects Board, former member of both the ACT Placenames Committee (1997-2017) and ACT and NT Selection Panel of Australian-American Fulbright Commission (2007-2010).
In 2012 Ms Sloan was awarded the Clem Cummins Medal which recognises contributions by non-architects and architects to architecture and the public interest. In 2017, Ms Sloan was named Canberra Citizen of the Year “In recognition of her services to the Community of the ACT… and through her selfless support of a range of community organisations and charitable events.” Ms Sloan is also a well-known MC and facilitator in Canberra.
In 2019, Ms Sloan was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community of Canberra, and to the broadcast media as a radio presenter.
A/Prof Richard Roylance
B Med Sc, MBBS, FRACP
A/Prof Roylance is an Eminent Staff Specialist Paediatrician based at Logan Hospital (Brisbane, Queensland). He has a clinical sub-speciality interest in the field of child protection/ child abuse prevention – being active in this area at the state, national and international level. He has served on the executive of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) - Child Protection SIG, as President of Protect All Children Today (PACT) for 10 years, and as an Executive Board Member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) for 14 years.
He is an Associate Professor with the School of Medicine, Griffith University in the area of Paediatric Medicine.
A/Prof Roylance has had an appointment as a Sessional Member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) since its inception. He was a long-standing member of the QCAT’s previous iterations: the Children’s Services Tribunal (CST) and the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal (GAAT).
He held several senior appointments in government: chairing the Child Death Review Committee (a Health Minister Advisory Committee) for several years; and serving as deputy-chair of the Coordinating Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCOCA). He was Chair of the Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee (MS HREC) for three years (having previously served as Deputy-chair) and was the Paediatric Adviser to Queensland Health for almost a decade.
A/Prof Roylance was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1995.
Dr Rob Walters
DIRECTOR TAS, RNC**
Dr Walters is a practising GP in Hobart, as well as sitting as a part-time member on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
From 2002 to 2005 Dr Walters was the National Chair of the Australian Divisions of General Practice, the Australia-wide organisation that represented local Divisions of General Practice, to which over 90% of practising GPs belonged. Between 1994 and 2015 he was on the Board of his local Division of General Practice, including six years as Chair.
Professionally, Dr Walters has a special interest in occupational medicine and workers compensation, and is a long-term director of the WorkCover Board of Tasmania. He has served and continues to serve on a number of national and state boards and councils representing general practice, including the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council, the Headspace Board, and previously the Beyondblue Clinical Reference Council, National Advisory Council on Mental Health and National Advisory Council on Suicide Prevention. He was also a National Men’s Health Ambassador, advising the Australian Government on policy relating to male health matters, and Cancer Council of Tasmania Chair from 2001 to 2004. He has also served on a number of committees for both the RACGP and the AMA, organisations of which he remains a member.
Dr Walters has served in the Australian Defence Force since 1972 and is currently the Senior Medical Officer for the ADF, Tasmania Region in an Army Reserve capacity, holding the rank of Colonel. From 1985 to 2013 he provided military compensation advice to the ADF in Tasmania and from 1996 to 2013 he was general practice consultant to the Surgeon General of Australian Defence Force.
* Investment, Audit and Risk Committee (IARC)
** Remunerations and Nominations Committee (RNC)