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Board of Directors

The Shared Value Project Board comprises a wealth of cross-sectoral experience and disciplinary expertise. This means we are better able to keep abreast of regional and international opportunities and challenges for shared value. 

Peter Yates AM

Chair, Shared Value Project
FTSE FAICD BCom (Melb), Master of Science (MGT) (Stanford), Doctorate of the University (Murdoch) Peter is Chairman of AIA Australia Limited, a Director of Linfox Australia Pty Ltd and Mutual Trust Pty Ltd.

Dr. Meena Thuraisingham

Director, Shared Value Project
Meena is Founder and Principal of BoardQ, a niche advisory practice advising and coaching boards and top teams on effectiveness, development and renewal.

Steve Spurr

Director, Shared Value Project
Steve is a strategy and reputation expert, and is the Executive Director of Spurcoe, a strategy consultancy. He counsels leaders to identify untapped potential, improve organisational outcomes and operate with a reputation-enhancing mindset.

Margo Lydon

Director, Shared Value Project
Margo is the Chief Mental Health Advisor at Workplace Mental Health Advisory, a boutique consultancy, partnering with industry and organisations to achieve both wellbeing and productivity impacts through creating mentally healthy, sustainable and thriving workplaces.

Rhod Ellis-Jones

Deputy Chair and co-founder, Shared Value Project
Rhod is a business strategist with diverse experience delivering advice and services to major private and public companies, governments and non-government organisations. He has been an adviser to high profile politicians and government leaders at capital city, state and national levels.

Jennifer Stevenson

Director, Shared Value Project
Jennifer is the Vice President of Communications and Brand for Cochlear, an ASX top 50 company. Cochlear is the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, helping people of all ages, in more than 180 countries to hear using cochlear implants, bone conduction implants and acoustic implants.

Helen Steel

Co-founder, Shared Value Project
Helen has more than 20 years’ cross-sectoral leadership experience in business development, stakeholder engagement and developing networks of influence across Australia, the US and wider Asia.

Sarah Downie

Chief Executive Officer
Sarah is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of SVP; engaging with the organisation’s stakeholders and members to lead, foster and promote shared value in Australia & New Zealand. She has more than 20 years' cross-sectoral leadership experience.