Our People



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Grants and Initiatives

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Marketing and Development


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Finance and Operations

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Media Enquiries

For media enquiries please contact:
Suzanne Doig
Senior Manager Communications and Events
Direct 9633 0008
Email suzanne.doig@lmcf.org.au

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Board Members

Andrew Baxter


Appointed: 2011
Board Chair: October 2016 - present
Committees: Strategic Marketing (Chair)
Grants Advisory Panel: Education & Employment (Co-Chair)

Andrew Baxter is the Senior Advisor at KPMG's entrepreneurial Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory business, as well as the Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Sydney, and a Non-Executive Director at Australian Pork and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this he was the CEO of two of the country's largest communications agencies, Publicis, and Ogilvy, where he was a trusted counsel to many of Australia's most iconic brands.

Andrew has also held a number of significant Board and Chair roles at Deakin Business School, The Song Room, Melbourne Aces, Catch Group, NBL and the Communications Council.

Andrew regularly writes and speaks about the future of marketing, in a world where both consumers and technology are ever-evolving. He is one of LinkedIn's Top 40 Australian influencers, and the winner of Australian Marketing Institute's Sir Charles McGrath Award for his significant contribution to the field of marketing.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Monash University.

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Dr Sandra Hacker AO


Appointed: 2014
Deputy Chair: October 2017 - present
Committees: Governance, Audit and Risk
Grants Advisory Panel: Healthy & Resilient Communities (Chair)

Sandra is a psychiatrist in private practice, who is also honorary consultant Psychiatrist at the Alfred Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sandra chairs the Human Research Ethics Committee for the Victorian Departments of Health and Human Services. Sandra was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2005 and received a Doctor of Medical Science (honoris causa) from the University of Melbourne in 2012.
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Dr Raphael Arndt


Appointed: 2016
Committees: Investment (Chair)

Raphael was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer of the Future Fund in 2014. He leads a multi disciplinary investment team making investments across all asset classes and geographies. Prior to this, Raphael was the Fund's Head of Infrastructure and Timberland.

Raphael was previously an Investment Director with Hastings Funds Management. He has also held infrastructure policy positions with both the private sector and the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Raphael started his career as an engineer working with Ove Arup & Partners in Melbourne and London. He holds engineering and economics degrees and a PhD from the University of Melbourne which focused on risk allocation in Public Private Partnerships.

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Craig Bell


Appointed: 2014
Committees: Governance, Audit and Risk (Chair)
Grants Advisory Panel: Environment & Sustainability (Chair)

Craig is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Foresters Friendly Society. Craig has over 25 years’ experience in Finance and ICT, having held senior positions across a number of sectors. This includes roles in top tier investment firms in London at Lloyds Bank TSB, Salomon Smith Barney and J.P. Morgan, and in Melbourne at ANZ, NAB and Chimaera Capital, along with various financial positions in the Victorian and South Australian State Governments.

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Paul Bird


Appointed: 2018
Committees: Investment

Paul returned to Melbourne, his birthplace, 25 years ago after qualifying as a chartered accountant in the UK and then managing KPMG’s practice in Gambia and francophone West Africa, before working for the Lutheran World Federation in Bosnia and Croatia during the conflict, followed by an earthquake rehabilitation program in northern Philippines.
Leadership roles in Melbourne include the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Very Special Kids, The Body Shop, Mission Australia, World Vision and YSAS, before joining Australian Volunteers International (AVI) in 2015. Over this time, Paul has developed enduring and innovative collaborations between business, governments, NGOs and communities including six social enterprises in Melbourne.
Paul has extensive experience with not-for-profit Boards and committees, including recently as Chair of Good Cycles Ltd.

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Angus BL Graham OAM


Appointed: 2018
Committees: Investment

Angus is currently the Chief Executive Officer at DMP Asset Management, a specialist funds management firm of some 28 years based in Melbourne. Prior to joining DMP, Angus held several Senior Executive positions at ANZ Banking Group including Head of Money Markets within the Global Markets division.

Angus is currently the Chairman of Down Syndrome Australia. He is a Scholarship Trustee of the Mary-Jane Lewis Scholarship Trust & Trustee/Director of the Lauriston Foundation. He previously held Directorships at the Melbourne Football Club, Leukaemia Foundation of Australia, Responsible Investment Association of Australasia, and the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO). In 2015, Angus was appointed to the Advisory Committee (Intellectual Disability) of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

In 2014 Angus received an Order of Australia for service to the Community & the Banking & Finance sector.

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Jane Hansen


Appointed: 2017
Committees: Strategic Marketing

Jane Hansen is a Company Director with more than 20 years investment banking and management experience in London, New York and Australia. Currently Chair and CEO of the Hansen Little Foundation and all associated philanthropic initiatives, Jane was formerly a mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance specialist at Macquarie Bank and First Boston/Credit Suisse.

Jane joined the Board of the Melbourne Theatre Company in February 2015 and is also the inaugural Chair of the theatre company’s Foundation. She also sits on the Council of the University of Melbourne, and the Melbourne University Humanities Foundation and is Deputy Chair of the Believe Campaign. Previous directorships include the MCG Trust, the State Sport Centres Trust, the Federal body of Athletics Australia and the Foundation of the State Library of Victoria.

Jane Hansen holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Monash University, a Masters Degree in Finance and Business Administration from Columbia University in New York, and is currently undertaking an Arts Degree majoring in History at Melbourne University.

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Rob McGauran


Appointed: 2017
Committees: Strategic Marketing
Grants Advisory Panel: Homelessness & Affordable Housing (Chair)

A founding Director of MGS Architects, Rob’s particular areas of interest are around the themes of knowledge cities, inclusive cities, sustainable cities and connected cities and the buildings and programs that support these themes. This is drawn from both the particular and distinctive attributes of and challenges facing Australian cities.

His relevant skills are in master planning, design of mixed-use, inclusive community activity nodes, affordable housing, sustainable transport infrastructure and sustainable architecture.

He is an experienced advocate, managing community consultation and government partnership processes. His master planning projects involve the design management of large and complex multidisciplinary consultant teams and stakeholder groups.

At a strategic planning level Rob has been responsible for urban design frameworks and structure plans for key areas of Melbourne, including Arden Urban Renewal Precinct, Footscray University Town, Chapel Vision Structure Plan, and Cremorne Precincts. He led the master plans for La Trobe University and Monash University campuses, University of Wollongong’s Wollongong Campus, and the historic Alphington Paper Mills.

His built projects are known for their innovation, relevance to contemporary issues and community focus. Each has won multiple awards across planning, urban design, architecture and environmental and social sustainability disciplines.

He acts as an expert witness at VCAT on numerous projects and provides urban design advice and expert advice to the Planning Minister, Government Agencies and Local Government jurisdictions.

In the not-for-profit sector, Rob has been a board member of Housing Choices Australia and Melbourne Affordable Housing.

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Gail Owen OAM


Appointed: 2015
Committees: Governance, Audit and Risk
Grants Advisory Panel: Education & Employment (Co-Chair)

Gail is a commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in energy and resources, of nearly 40 years standing. She is currently a partner of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. Gail has extensive board experience having been Deputy Chairman of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation and a member of the boards of the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation, AGEST Super Pty Ltd, the Legal Services Board, the Law Institute of Victoria and Alliance Gold NL. She is also Chairman of the Victorian Fisheries Authority, a trustee of The Queen's Fund and a director of Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Pty Ltd.

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Governance, Audit and Risk

Craig Bell (Chair)
Dr Sandra Hacker AO
Gail Owen OAM 


Dr Raphael Arndt (Chair)
Paul Bird
Angus Graham OAM

Independent Committee Members
Jane Simon
Trevor Williams

Strategic Marketing

Andrew Baxter (Chair)
Jane Hansen
Rob McGauran

Independent Committee Members
Andrew Gowers
Michelle Sherwood 
Natalie Truong

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Honorary Founding Patron - The Lord Mayor of the Day

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation is an independent community foundation established in 1923 by the then Lord Mayor, Sir John Swanson.

The Lord Mayor of the day is an honorary patron under the Foundation's Act.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor Sally Capp

Honorary Founding Patron

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