Davin Shellshear, Chairperson
Davin has 45 years’ experience as an engineer. For 12 years he was Operations & Maintenance Manager with one of Australia’s largest local government integrated water utility, Brisbane Water. Since 2003, Davin has worked as a consultant in water and sewerage infrastructure, and outsourcing infrastructure development and operation, maintenance and asset management. He also consults in behavioural risk management, cultural management, and performance optimisation for alliances and organisations. He is an expert in applying ISO 44001 (Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems) through his consultancy, the Institute of Collaborative Management.
Miyako Armytage, Board Member
Miyako is co-director of the Centre for Judicial Studies (CJS) which consults to international donor agencies on court-related projects in developing countries. She is responsible for CJS’s corporate compliance, finances and IT needs. Miyako has lived and worked in the Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal, Azerbaijan and Cambodia. She co-authored a book of social justice photographs, “Unseen Faces, Unheard Voices” (IBC Publishing, 2018) which showcases the resilience and beauty of people living in adversity and destitution. Miyako and her husband, Dr. Livingston Armytage AM are advocates of the transformative power of education. They give lectures at venues such as the United Nations University in Tokyo on how education can dramatically improve the lives of impoverished girls.
Arif Matthee, Board Member
Arif is a qualified accountant with degrees in economics, law and accounting. He has extensive experience in stockbroking, funds management, personal income tax and accounting for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). Arif is now semi-retired and actively manages his investments. His particular interest is in share investments and following regulations relating to SMSFs. Arif is genuinely motivated to be part of the Board as he enjoys applying and sharing his financial skills and supporting the charitable side of Dharma Care. Arif also enjoys “tramping” in the mountains of New Zealand where he spends part of every year.
Markus Fraval, Board Member
Markus has a passion for sustainable development – in particular, new systemic models of development that prioritise people and the planet. He has a diverse background as an entrepreneur, multinational business executive, United Nations consultant and volunteer working in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. He is currently Director of Strategy and Business Development at the Australian branch of leading recycling and sorting technology company, TOMRA, and also sits on the board of Australia’s peak body on recycling. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management Studies from Cambridge University in the UK, and his interest in participatory and strength-based approaches to development led him to additional studies in International Development.
Rashidah Pope, Board Member
Rashidah has over 30 years experience in diverse administrative roles in Australia and overseas. She has a BA Environmental Design (Architecture) and has worked as a designer, a corporate executive in investment banking as bookkeeper and compliance officer, and currently works as a medical administrator/practice manager for a specialist doctor in a private hospital. As a founding board member of a school and a not-for-profit educational foundation in Central Borneo, she worked for seven years as deputy manager of the school, to help raise educational standards in an impoverished area. Having lived and worked in Indonesia for over 30 years, Rashidah speaks Indonesian fluently and appreciates a multicultural life.