The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is a company limited by guarantee. The Trust is a not for profit organisation 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.

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Mr DB Trebeck

National Chair

David Trebeck

BSc Agr (Hons), MEc, FAICD, CF.

Mr David Trebeck is Chair of Delos Delta Pty Ltd and AOC (Oyster Investments) Ltd, a director of Australia’s Oyster Coast Pty Ltd and an Alternate Director of the Ginninderry Joint Venture Board. He is a former President of the ACT Divisional Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, former Commissioner of the National Water Commission (2005-08), a former non-executive director of six ASX-listed companies, and former director of, and adviser to, the local subsidiary of the world’s largest shipping company, AP Møller Maersk (Denmark).

In 1983, he co-founded (and was later CEO of) economics consultancy, 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) and was a director of Canberra Grammar School for several years and chair of its fundraising Foundation.

Mr Trebeck was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1974 and a Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001.

Her Honour Chief Judge E J Morris AM

Director NT

BA (Hons), LLB, USYD 1990, GCert PSM

Ms Morris is the Chief Judge of the Local Court of the Northern Territory.

Judge Morris’ legal career includes work with NT Legal Aid Commission and the Office of the Coroner She held various executive positions within the Northern Territory, including Executive Director of Racing, Gaming and Licensing, and Deputy CEO of the Department of Justice. Judge Morris was appointed as a Magistrate to the Northern Territory Magistrates Court in 2010, now the Local Court, and was appointed as Chief Judge of the Local Court in 2019.

Judge Morris currently serves on the Governing Councils of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, the Australian Judicial Officers Association, the Cultural Diversity Justice Network and the Australian Association of Women Judges.  She also serves on the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee. Her past appointments include Chair of the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission, Chair of the Northern Territory Community Benefit Fund, Vice President of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the NT, and as a Councillor for the Law Society.

Judge Morris’ community work has included leadership of various organisations such as NT Scouts, the Darwin Community Legal Centre and the Forster Foundation for Drug Rehabilitation.  She was appointed Second Dormant Commissioner Holder as Acting Administrator of the Northern Territory in 2022.

Mr WD Hemsley AO

Director IARC*

Warwick Hemsley AO
Warwick Hemsley AO

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**

Andrew Leake
Andrew Leake


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*

Tracey McNaughton
Tracey McNaughton

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

Assoc Prof Jane Munro
Assoc Prof Jane Munro


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*

Colin Murphy PSM
Colin Murphy PSM


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

His career has included senior executive finance and leadership roles across a range of State and Commonwealth government departments in Perth and Washington DC. 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 served 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

Shona Reid
Shona Reid


Ms Reid is the SA Guardian for Children and Young People.

Ms Reid is a proud Eastern Aranda Woman, 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. 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.

 Prior to taking up the SA Guardian role, Ms Reid was the CEO for Reconciliation South Australia, held 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 of the Justice Reinvestment of South Australia Board, and Flinders University – Indigenous Advisory Council. Ms Reid’s current board positions include the Rio Tinto Australian Advisory Group and The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Ms AM O’Donnell

Chair IARC*

Anne O'Donnell
Anne O'Donnell

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

Ms O’Donnell’s current positions include non-executive directorships of Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd and Agriculture Innovation Australia Ltd. She is also an Independent Member on the Audit Committee of the NCA, an External Member Compliance Committee UBS Global Asset Management (Australia) Ltd, the Industry Representative on the Banking Code of Conduct Committee and the Chair of the ACT Long Service Leave Authority.

Ms O’Donnell’s former positions include Managing Director and CEO Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, non-executive directorships of Equity Trustees Ltd, 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.

A/Prof RF Roylance

Director QLD

Assoc Prof Richard Roylance
Assoc Prof Richard Roylance


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**

Alex Sloan AM
Alex Sloan AM

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.

Dr RJ Walters

Director TAS, RNC**

Dr Robert Walters
Dr Robert Walters


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.

Ms K L Williams

Director, IARC*


Ms Williams is a professional non-executive director who has extensive experience in the financial services and retail sectors, including 20 years as an adviser to institutional investors on investments, risk and governance-related issues.  Ms Williams is currently a Non-Executive Director at U Ethical Investors, a social enterprise and funds management business with an ethical investing approach, where she is also Chair of the Investment Committee. She is also an independent Board member at MAV Insurance, and a member of the Sisters of St John of God Finance Advisory Committee.

Prior to her non-executive career, Ms Williams held a number of senior leadership positions, including as Director of Strategy and People at Frontier Advisors. In 2017, Ms Williams was awarded the “Superannuation Executive of the Year” in the Women in Financial Services Awards.

*Investment, Audit and Risk Committee (IARC)

**Remuneration and Nominations Committee (RNC)

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