Governance

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.

Read our Churchill Trust Constitution

Meet our Board Directors

Mr DB Trebeck

National Chair

CF, 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 Australia’s Oyster Coast Pty Ltd, Delos Delta Pty Ltd and AOC (Oyster Investments 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. 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 GP Bradley AO

Director IARC*

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 SJ Cox OAM QC

Director NT, RNC**

BA, LLB, UNSW 1978; LLM (Criminal Law) NYU 1985, MAICD

Ms Cox is the former Director of the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission.

Ms Cox’s other 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 WD Hemsley AO

Director IARC*

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 Councillor of the National Gallery of Australia and a past Chairman of the Art Gallery of WA Foundation, a past President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division), and a past President of the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Mr Hemsley’s commitment to community continues as a member of the Board of Rock Art Australia, and co-chairman of the Anglicare Winter Appeal Committee.

Mr A Leake

Director NSW, Chair RNC**

BEc, FGIA, FCG, 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 a Board Member and immediate past President/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. 

Ms T McNaughton

Director IARC*

Bec (Hns), MCom (Hns), GAICD, CFA

Ms McNaughton is a senior executive with extensive investment, funds management and financial markets experience. Ms McNaughton’s executive role is Chief Investment Officer at Escala Partners, a leading wealth management business for ultra-high net worth individuals and not-for-profit institutions, where she oversees a team that manages over $8 billion in financial assets. She is Chair of the Escala Partners Investment Committee and is Chair of the Approved Product List Committee.

Ms McNaughton was a former Research Associate at the Centre for Pensions and Superannuation at the University of NSW and a former Board Committee member with the Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA) in Sydney.

Ms McNaughton’s commitment to community is demonstrated through her participation in various mentor programs including a previous role as business mentor for the Sydney University Rugby Club.

A/Prof JE Munro

Director VIC

MBBS, FRACP, MPH

A/Prof Munro is a Paediatric Rheumatologist and Head of the Rheumatology Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and leads Arthritis and Rheumatology research and Senior Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

A/Prof Munro was the Head of Rheumatology at RCH (2011-2020),the national Chair of the Australian Rheumatology Group (2010-2015), past Chair of the Victorian Paediatric State Committee and is currently the Senior Medical Adviser Covid-19 Response Division at the Victorian Department of Health.

A/Prof Munro was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2004.

Mr CP Murphy PSM

Director WA, IARC*

B.Com, FCPA, FCA, GAICD, FIPAA

Mr Murphy was the 18th Auditor General for Western Australia for a period of 12 years until 2018.

Hi career has included senior executive finance and leadership roles across a range of State and Commonwealth government departments in Perth and Washington. Mr Murphy serves on a number of Boards including the South Metropolitan Health Service Board WA, ChemCentre WA, the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board and Winja Wajarri Barna Ltd.

Mr Murphy is currently serving as a Commissioner with the Perth Casino Royal Commission. He was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours in 2010.


Ms S Reid

Director SA

BBehavSc(Psych)

Ms Reid is the CEO of Reconciliation SA.

Ms Reid is a proud Eastern Aranda Women, who has lived and worked across South Australia for most of her life. She has devoted her knowledge, experience, professional and personal life to the advancement and rights of Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities for over two decades. For 15 years, Ms Reid worked across the child protection, young offending and the out-of-home care sector in predominately regional and remote areas.

Ms Reid holds a number of board positions including the SA Youth Centre Review Board, the South Australian Housing Trust Board (Chairperson of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee to the SAHT Board), Co-Chair SA/NT Poche Board, Co-Chair of the Justice Reinvestment of South Australia Board, and Flinders University – Indigenous Advisory Council. She is also an Ambassador for the Bridging the Gap Foundation.

In recognition of her work across different sectors, Ms Reid received a 2020 Flinders University Distinguished Alumni Award for services to Aboriginal children, young people and families.

Ms AM O’Donnell

Chair IARC*

BA (Bkg & Fin), MBA, FAICD, SFFinsia

Ms O’Donnell’s current positions include non-executive directorships of Equity Trustees Ltd, Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd and Agriculture Innovation Australia 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 40 years in industry.

A/Prof RF Roylance

Director QLD, IARC*

CF, 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 is 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 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 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 four 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.

Ms AM Sloan AM

Director ACT, RNC**

BA

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.

Dr RJ Walters

Director TAS, RNC**

BMedSc MB BS

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 and from 1994 to 2015 he was on the Board of his local Division of General Practice, including six years as Chair.

Dr Walters has a special interest in occupational medicine and workers compensation, and is a director of the WorkCover Board of Tasmania. He has served on a number of 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 the RACGP and the AMA, organisations of which he remains a member.

Dr Walters served in the Australian Defence Force from 1972 to 2017 in an Army Reserve capacity retiring with the rank of Colonel as the Senior Medical Officer for the ADF, Tasmania Region. 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)

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