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    Dick Shoobridge

    Chairman

    Dick joined the board in September 2012 after a career of some 50 years as an accountant, agriculturalist and business advisor with Deloitte and earlier Price Waterhouse. Dick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and of CPA Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and a graduate of Lincoln College, New Zealand and of Melbourne University. Dick has been a member of the TSO chorus for more than 10 years.

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    Tim Bugg AM

    Director

    Tim was elected to the Board in May, 2016. He is a Principal and the Managing Director at Hobart-based Dobson Mitchell Allport, one of Australia’s oldest legal practices. Tim was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2014 for “significant service to the law, particularly through executive roles with professional legal organisations, and to the community.” A former Law Society of Tasmania President, Tim served as a member of the Law Council of Australia Executive from 2002 before becoming only the fourth Tasmanian lawyer to serve as President of Australia’s peak legal representative body, from 2006-2007. Tim holds and has held a number of other national and international roles, including as Chairman of the International Legal Services Advisory Council, as a member of the Council of the International Section of the American Bar Association and as a member of the Australian Law Schools Standards Committee of the Council of Australian Law Deans. He is a member of the Appeals Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and chairperson of the Centre for Legal Studies. Tim serves as chairperson of the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts Management Committee, as a trustee of the estate of Henry Allport.

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    Donald Hempton

    Director

    Donald Bennett Hempton became a director in 2015. He graduated with honours at the University of New South Wales as a medical practitioner in 1975 and was a general practitioner in Sydney before moving to Tasmania in 1990. Don ran a farm business and worked part time in Georgetown, Tasmania, for a period, practising as a medical practitioner until 2013. From 1993 until 2009 Don was a director of the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.

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    Janice Foster

    Director

    Janice Foster is acknowledged within her industry as one of Australia’s leading fundraising professionals and best known in that profession as Janice Wilson. With a career that spans over 30 years, she was one of the first fundraising professionals in Australia to be awarded the internationally recognised qualification for fundraising, CFRE – Certified Fundraising Executive. She has been Public Relations and Marketing Manager for St Paul’s School for the Blind and Visually Handicapped in Melbourne, and founded development offices at St Margaret’s School, Berwick, and Tintern Church of England Girls’ Grammar, Melbourne. She consulted at a national level for over 20 years initially as the first woman to be appointed as a consultant for the National Fundraising Counsel of Australia followed by ten years as an executive consultant for Fundraising Management Consultants and four years for DVA Navion. She was appointed inaugural Director of the Queensland Museum in 2002, where she remained for four years, and subsequently took up a fundraising position at the University of Queensland. In 2013 she semi-retired into fundraising consultation for Yalari – an organization funding private school education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children living in remote and regional areas, and for the La Boite Theatre Company from which she left to relocate to Tasmania in 2014. She has twice been awarded state finalist in the Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards.

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    Pat Leary

    Director

    Patricia joined the Foundation Board in 2015.
    For nearly 30 years Patricia was a member of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (now Fair Work Australia), for 12 years President of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission, for some 15 years member and President of the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal, some 14 years as Chair of the Northern Territory Police Tribunal, and for 15 years Chair of the Australian Federal Police Board of Reference. She continues as Chair of the Tasmanian Police Review Board. She is also Chair of the Red Cross Tasmania Bushfire Appeal 2013 Distribution Committee and Chair of the Centenary of ANZAC Steering Committee. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, Member of the Australian Association of Women Judges, Board member of Neighbourhood Watch Australasia Inc, Secretary Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania Inc and Chair of Virtuosi Tasmania Inc. She is a former Chair of Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Holdings Ltd.

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    Peter Stanton

    Director

    Peter Stanton joined the TSOF Board in 2012. For 10 years Professor of Surgery at the University of Tasmania, he is now a surgeon in private practice in Hobart. He is an alumnus of UTAS, thereafter undertaking surgical training in Tasmania, Scotland and Hong Kong. He obtained a PhD from the University of Glasgow, and was a Senior Lecturer in that institution, and consultant surgeon in the NHS, prior to his return to Tasmania. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and served for some years on the governing council of that body as well as chairing its research committee, and was also a member of its Tasmanian State committee for many years. He is chairman of the Scientific and Research committee of the Cancer Council of Tasmania. In 2007, he commissioned a work for the TSO, “Oriental Rain” by Julian Yu. Another commission, from Richard Mills, is to be presented in 2017.