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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 - Board 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 - Board Member

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 - Board Member

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.

Nadia Jamal - Board Member

Nadia Jamal is a financial crime analyst, qualified lawyer and author.

She began her career in journalism, working for 15 years at The Sydney Morning Herald/The Sun-Herald as a reporter, editor and news manager. She was instrumental in leading the newspaper's transition to the online version,, which is one of the English-speaking world's top news websites.

Nadia's book, The Glory Garage, about growing up with a Lebanese Muslim background in Australia, was shortlisted for the 2006 NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Ethel Turner Prize. Her latest book, Headstrong Daughters, published in 2018, delves into how Muslim women in Australia straddle different cultural and religious expectations.

Isabella Wallington - Board Member

Isabella is an innovation and digital transformation professional working within the NSW State Government to drive innovation in primary industries.

An anthropologist by degree, Isabella has worked across several commonwealth and state government departments managing national programs in Indigenous strategy, health and welfare and in large service delivery reform programs.

Passionate about innovation in public and social services, Isabella has led successful digital and design teams with skills spanning digital, design and organisational change within and outside of government, including as the Head of FutureGov Australia.

Heather Rea - Board Member

Heather is a passionate sustainability and social inclusion advocate.

She is currently Senior Advisor for Digital Inclusion in Telstra's Chief Sustainability Office where she helps customers and communities connect, participate and interact safely in the digital world, irrespective of age, income, ability, location or disadvantage.

Heather drives a number of large scale digital capability programs including Tech Savvy Seniors, in partnership with State Governments and the Digital Ambassador program which enables Telstra employees to provide coaching for those with minimal or no digital skills.

Heather is an experienced local area, consumer and B2B marketer who is actively involved in her local community.

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.