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Our Board

Our experienced, dedicated board provide advice and help steer the strategic direction of Good Things Foundation Australia. Current members include:  

Greg Whiddon - Trustee Chair

Greg Whiddon has had an extensive career in education, as a teacher, principal and at system wide senior management level. He has also worked as an adviser and consultant within the education and training sector in Australia and overseas, especially in the areas of strategic management and planning, data analysis, the use of technology in educational settings and curriculum development. 

In NSW he worked as Chief Education Officer in charge of strategic planning and annual reporting. He also worked for a number of years in Papua New Guinea as Deputy Executive Director and Director of Education with the International Education Agency. 

Greg established his own successful consultancy and software development company which assisted schools and education systems gather and analyse meaningful information about student performance across the curriculum. 

He has considerable experience in policy development and has advised several boards on governance and management issues. Greg has also managed Ausaid projects in the Pacific region, designed to develop the leadership skills of those working in government agencies.


 Amanda Wilson - Trustee

Amanda has a lifetime’s experience as a journalist, editor and media executive, a public-sector communications leader, and a corporate consultant on issues management, strategic communications and stakeholder engagement. 

When she was appointed as The Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald in 2011 she became the first woman in the organisation’s 183-year history to hold this role.  Amanda has also worked as a journalist for The Australian and, in Britain, for the Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times and Sunday Express. In Hong Kong, she worked as a journalist on The South China Morning Post.
 
Amanda is Deputy Chair of Crime Stoppers NSW, and a member of the Strategic Review Panel for the Wicking Trust (Equity Trustees), which funds research into ageing and Alzheimer’s disease. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and for three years was the Australia member of the Board of the Paris-based Global Editors Network. 


Will Perrin - Trustee

Will is the Founder of Talk About Local, an organisation that gives people the simple skills and support to find a powerful online voice for their community.

He is also a Digital Communities Advisor to the Office of Civil Society in the Cabinet Office, and speaks regularly at conferences on how to use the internet to achieve social impact. Will is a trustee of the Indigo Trust, a charity that helps people find or create the information they need to make their lives better.
 


Isabella Wallington - Trustee

Bio coming soon...


We are currently seeking new Board members to help us to achieve our vision of all Australians thriving in a digital world. So if you think you have what it takes to work with our highly-skilled and committed Board to provide strategic input and support us to secure our long-term sustainability, get in touch.