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.

Maria Blake, Board Member

Maria Blake holds a Bachelor of Arts (English) and a Masters in Human Resource Development. After a successful career in Government, she left to have and raise children. On returning to work, Maria entered the university sector and became the Director of Organisation Development at three leading universities in Western Australia and Victoria. She was responsible for programs related to leadership, client contact, staff selection, complex problem-solving and change management. She also designed and implemented performance management systems and staff induction processes. Throughout her career she was able to attend international conferences and have early access to innovation in her field, particularly related to complex problem solving. She has published articles on client service and learning. Currently she is retired and enjoys gardening, writing, bridge, and working as a volunteer in welfare and personal growth.

Irwan Wyllie, CEO

Irwan is a senior executive, consultant and educator with 30 years’ experience in the public and private sector. He has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Arts and postgraduate qualifications in town planning history and education. His experience includes Bid Management, Outsource Management, Merger Management, Client Management, Transition Management, Program Management and Change Management whilst working for Compaq Computers, Hewlett Packard, and Volante in Australia. He was MD of ASX-listed Computronics Corporation Ltd. He has taught at the University of Canberra and Southern Cross University, and in corporate training. He is a founding director of Yes Quest International that facilitates young adults to identify and develop their unique talents.

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