SCARF Patrons, Ambassadors and Board
FOUNDER & AMBASSADOR
Sharyn Mackenzie OAM
Sharyn Mackenzie OAM is SCARF's co-founder (alongside her husband, Kel) and official ambassador. Sharyn's inspired vision and dedicated work for 10 years since SCARF's founding is the reason SCARF exists today.
The Hon Sharon Bird MP is the current elected Federal Member for Cunningham and is our inaugural Patron. SCARF is delighted to have Sharon as a Patron and public supporter of SCARF.
Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbury AM is the current elected Lord Mayor for the City of Wollongong. SCARF is thrilled to have Gordan as a Patron of SCARF and a voice for our work in the wider community.
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (BOARD)
PRESIDENT/HUMAN RESOURCES AND RISK MANAGEMENT ADVISOR
Kath is Executive Director, Business Transformation for UOW Enterprises. Kath has employment experience in the steel manufacturing and health insurance sectors, and in consultancy engagements with transport and local government sectors. Kath is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Drew is Managing Director of Micronet Systems (Australia). Drew manages a portfolio of Information Technology companies in Sydney, Wollongong and Brisbane. Drew is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Irene is a qualified CPA with over 25 years corporate business experience, including in key financial and general management with Nestle and Nespresso in Australia and overseas. Irene owns and manages First Class Accounts – North Wollongong.
Greg is a Quality Engineer with over 30 years of business experience. He has worked as a business planner and process improvement consultant. Greg is a guest lecturer at UoW in Statistics and a life coach.
ORGANISATIONAL STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
Mark is Head of Client Relationships for a large not-for-profit organisation. Mark is passionate about educating youth through real life experiences in the outdoors, and supporting cultural change, innovation and organisational development in the not-for-profit sector.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
Peter is CEO of the Illawarra Regional Information Service (IRIS) – the Illawarra’s leading market research company operating in government and private sector markets. Peter has worked in the Illawarra for the past ten years following an international business career.
PR & MARKETING ADVISOR
Alina is Manager, Economic Development in local government and has previously held senior marketing and business management positions in both private and public companies in Australia and the UK. Alina is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Joanna owns and manages etaxperts – a business advisory, tax and technology business that supports small business owners to have a ‘Balanced, Rich Life’. In line with this purpose, Joanna is focused on supporting SCARF to become a financially self-sustaining not-for-profit. Joanna is a qualified CPA.
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