The ACF Board & CEO

Tony Harrington AM - Chairman

Tony Harrington AM is the Chief Executive of MinterEllison. He has a distinguished career in financial and professional services, with more than 35 years of business and strategic leadership experience, in Australia and internationally. Most recently, he was Managing Director of the fast-growing and innovative global investment bank, Moelis & Company. Prior to that, he was Global Managing Partner, Strategy & Transformation at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was a member of the PwC Global Executive Leadership Team. In 2002 he helped set up the PwC Foundation that focuses on workplace giving and volunteering, raising about $3 million a year, and he is currently chairman of the Australian Charities Fund.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of FINSIA, Chairman of The Australian Charities Fund and advisor to the Sydney University Medical School.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2011 in recognition of his 'services to the community through a range of philanthropic and charitable organisations'.

Greg Hutchinson AM - Deputy Chairman

Greg Hutchinson AM has been with The Australian Charities Fund since its founding, initially as the Chief Executive Officer and now as Deputy Chairman. Greg is a former Director and Advisory Partner at Bain & Company and has been with the firm for over 30 years.

Greg has also spent considerable time over the past 15 years in community leadership roles, primarily focused on social entrepreneurship, building a bridge between business and community. Greg is also a founding director of GoodStart Early Learning, a unique social enterprise providing early learning for 75,000 children under the age of 5 years. He was also a founding director of the Centre for Social Impact and several other NFPs in the areas of education, community capacity and the arts.

Prior to joining Bain, Greg spent ten years as an international banker in Australia and Europe, and several years as a visiting lecturer in Mathematics of Finance and Demography. Greg holds an honors degree in econometrics from Macquarie University and an MSc from the University of London.

In 2014 Greg was awarded an AM in the Australia Day honours ‘for significant service to the community, to philanthropy, and to business and social enterprise organisations'.

Tim Sims - Director

Tim Sims is a Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners and sits on the Boards of a number of the operating companies. He was Chairman and Managing Partner of Bain in Australia and South Africa and a Founding Partner of the LEK Partnership. He has served on the Boards of the Garvan Foundation, Ravenswood School, ShareLife and Outcomes Australia.

Edward Kerr - Director

Ted Kerr is a lawyer and for 22 years was a partner in the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques where he specialised in derivatives, standard bank documents and consumer credit law. He acted for a number of investment banks and other participants in the financial markets in relation to derivatives. Ted has had a long association with ACF. He was the Chair of the Mallesons' Workplace Giving Committee and was closely involved with the introduction of Workplace Giving at Mallesons in 2003 and the growth of the program until his retirement as a partner in 2008. Throughout this time he worked closely with ACF in relation to the implementation of the Mallesons' Workplace Giving  program. Shortly after leaving Mallesons he joined the Board of ACF. Ted is on the Board of Opportunity International Australia. Ted has a BA and an LLB from UNSW.

 

David Zehner - Director

David Zehner is the Managing Partner of Bain & Company in Australia and New Zealand. He has more than a decade of consulting experience in a wide range of industries, including consumer products, retail, financial services, telecommunications and airlines. David graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degree from the University of NSW. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

 

Robert Milliner - Director

Robert Milliner is a  Senior Adviser, International Affairs at Wesfarmers Ltd, Senior Adviser at UBS and to the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce, Special Adviser to China B20 2016 and Australian Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council.

He is Chairman for the Foundation for Young Australians and a member of the International Legal Services Advisory Council (which advises the Federal Attorney-General on the export of legal services). From 2004 - 2011 he was Chief Executive Partner of Australia's pre-eminent international law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). Robert retired from Mallesons in January 2012 after 28 years as a partner.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce and  Bachelor of Laws (Hons) form the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. In 2010 he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

 

Jenny Geddes - Chief Executive Officer

Jenny Geddes joined The Australian Charities Fund (ACF) in July 2013. Jenny comes to ACF with over 20 years’ experience in the consumer electronics, public relations, new media and IT industries. Much of this career has been with Sony Australia Limited where she held very senior roles in corporate communications, brand marketing and public relations. In parallel with this career, Jenny has been practically and strategically involved in the success of the renowned Sony Foundation. Jenny looks forward to utilising her skills and background to continue to drive ACF’s mission of seeking widespread growth of workplace giving in Australia. Jenny has a postgraduate Masters of Commerce in Marketing and Organisational Behaviour from UNSW and a Bachelor of Arts from ANU.