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Australian Maths Trust

Board and Governance

Board Members

The AMTT Ltd Board is a volunteer board charged with the overall strategy, direction and management of the Trust’s activities.

Belinda Robinson FAICD FRSN, Chair

Belinda is a highly experienced and effective company director and chief executive.  She has served on a number of ASX listed, private and NFP Boards. She currently serves as a non-executive director on three boards, two of which she chairs. She is the minority shareholder nominee to online education company OES Ltd (80 per cent owned by SEEK and 20 per cent owned by Swinburne University of Technology), Chair of Western Sydney University Enterprises, and Chair of Cooperative Research Australia.  Until October 2020, she was Vice-President University Relations & Strategy with the University of Canberra and served as the University’s interim Vice-Chancellor for four months pending the appointment of the permanent appointee.

Belinda was a well-respected chief executive of national peak industry bodies including Universities Australia, the national body representing Australia’s university sector; and has served on many committees, reference groups, and advisory bodies.

Belinda has worked in state, local and federal governments in a variety of senior and senior executive positions, including eight years with the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet serving both Labor and Coalition governments.  She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed both its ‘Company Director’s Course’ and the invitation-only, ‘Mastering the Boardroom’.

Belinda’s career interests lie in corporate governance; public policy development and analysis;  political advocacy and campaign development; strategy development and execution; and community and stakeholder engagement.

 

John Bament

John Bament is a passionate educator who strives to evolve his teaching with the principal aim of inspiring students to enjoy Mathematics; fully understanding what they are studying and see its relevance in their other subjects.

John believes that it is up to the teacher to enthuse their students to appreciate the wondrous art of Mathematics.

Norman DoAssociate Professor Norman Do

Associate Professor Norman Do is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University, where he teaches undergraduate students and engages in research at the interface of geometry and physics. Norman has a passion for mathematics education and enrichment, which has been recognised by a citation for outstanding contributions to student learning at the Australian Awards for University Teaching, as well as a BH Neumann Award for significant contribution to the enrichment of mathematics learning. He is the current Chair of the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee.

Elisa Martinez-MarroquinProfessor Elisa Martinez-Marroquin FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Eng IntPE(Aus), GAICD

Dr Martinez-Marroquin is Professor of Engineering at the University of Canberra and Chartered Fellow and Engineering Executive member of Engineers Australia. She has developed her academic profile internationally for over 20 years, with academic positions in Europe, Singapore and Australia, ranging from Director of Technology Transfer, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Discipline to Acting Executive Dean, and recently Chair of Academic Board.

Emeritus Professor Robyn Owens FAA FTSE

Robyn is an Emeritus Professor in the Australian university sector and the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of the University of Western Australia. She has over 30-years’ experience working as a teacher, researcher, and university leader, focusing on strategy and national policy.

Robyn was trained in mathematics at UWA, Oxford and the University of Paris. Her research was primarily in computer vision, where she contributed to both theoretical and applied aspects of feature recognition in images and image understanding. Her work has been acknowledged with several national and international awards, including the 2010 UK Rank Prize.

Robyn is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering, and the Australian Computer Society. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Vincent Fairfax Ethical Leadership Program. She currently sits on the Senate of Murdoch University.

Dr Geoff Shuetrim LSE

Dr Geoff Shuetrim’s background spans applied economics and econometrics, financial risk management and information technology. Geoff worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and KPMG before starting his own consultancy in 2005. Alongside his role on the board, Geoff chairs the business development committee at the Australian Mathematics Trust, assisting the organisation with its broad programme of innovations.

Allan Dougan

Allan trained as a Mathematics Teacher in Scotland. After several years in classrooms and leadership positions in both the UK and Australian schools, Allan moved to an ASX listed Education Technology business where he held the senior leadership role of Global Head of Education. This role saw him lead the education strategy of the company globally.

He currently holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of AAMT Inc.—the national peak body for mathematics education in Australia where he combines his excellent knowledge of the international education landscape with his finely honed business acumen to advise, advocate and consult on excellence in mathematics education pedagogy, practice and policy.

Additionally, Allan serves as Director for The Australian Alliance of Associations in Education and on several Advisory Boards relating to both mathematics education and technology in education.

Following 10 years in a Canberra-based  Chartered Accounting firm, David spent some 20 years as a senior executive holding positions over time of CFO, COO, CEO and Company Secretary, most recently in the Planning Institute of Australia (a large professional association) and prior to that the same roles in Greening Australia (a very large NFP environmental organisation). David’ strong emphasis on staff & board culture underpinned significant success in both CEO roles. Developing and communicating clear long-term strategies and implementing those with a highly agile and innovative team delivered impact and growth.  For 20 years David has worked with, for and on Boards and has a deep understanding and appreciation of the Board’s role, particularly in relation to culture, strategy, risk & opportunity. David is a highly regarded governance practitioner combining his executive board work with Non-Executive Director roles in a NFP Registered Training Organisation and a community-based sporting body.

Dr Tracey Dodd GAICD, MSPPM

Tracey is an academic and non-executive director with over two decades of cross-sectoral experience. As the Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Innovation, she guides strategic planning and policy advice for national clients. In addition to her role as a Non-Executive Director with AMTT Ltd, she serves as a Board Member and Chair of the Governance Committee for Green Industries South Australia.

Dodd oversees research development within the Adelaide Business School and holds the position of Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter (UK). She is also the Academic Lead for Governance with the Governance Institute of Australia and is the inaugural facilitator of the Climate Governance course for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Her work on environmental, social, governance (ESG) has been published and presented globally, including to the United Nations and World Business Council on Sustainable Development. She also has two decades of systems reform experience, including intergovernmental reforms valued at over $400M. 

Business Development Committee

The Business Development Committee is a volunteer committee that assists the AMTT Ltd Board in identifying and developing new opportunities for the Trust to pursue in achieving its mission. 

Dr Geoff Shuetrim LSE

Dr Geoff Shuetrim’s background spans applied economics and econometrics, financial risk management and information technology. Geoff worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and KPMG before starting his own consultancy in 2005. Alongside his role on the board, Geoff chairs the business development committee at the Australian Mathematics Trust, assisting the organisation with its broad programme of innovations.

Jonathan Palmer PSM

Mr Palmer’s career has been largely devoted to the application of technology in official statistics and the public sector.  He has held CIO and Deputy CEO positions with Statistics New Zealand and the Australian Bureau of Statistics and served for six years as the CIO for the International Monetary Fund. 

As the Asia Pacific Chief Transformation Officer, Robert Hillard is responsible for driving business model transformation and changing the way the firm works work through the use of alternative delivery models, technology and new business models.

With has over 20 years of experience as an innovator and leader in consulting, Robert is widely recognized as a leading thinker on the information economy. He has previously served as a member of Deloitte’s global board (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited) and the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for Deloitte Australia. Robert was also the Managing Partner of Deloitte Consulting in Australia where he more than doubled the size of the business during his tenure.

Robert is passionate about building world-class teams that deliver profound transformational change in large, complex enterprises. He is a leader in considering how to use digital technology to make his clients not only more competitive but also more responsive to the needs of their customers.

Rob has written extensively, including authoring Information-Driven Business (Wiley 2010), and co-authoring Information Development using MIKE2.0 (Motion 2013).  His contributions to the Australian technology industry were recognised in 2014 with his admission as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He is currently Chair of the board of the Australian Information Industry Association.

Finance Audit Risk Management Committee (FARM)

The Finance Audit Risk Management Committee (FARM) is a volunteer committee charged with overseeing the prudent and professional management of the Trust’s finances, investments and audit processes.

Dr Geoff Shuetrim LSE

Dr Geoff Shuetrim’s background spans applied economics and econometrics, financial risk management and information technology. Geoff worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and KPMG before starting his own consultancy in 2005. Alongside his role on the board, Geoff chairs the business development committee at the Australian Mathematics Trust, assisting the organisation with its broad programme of innovations.

David Kennedy

David Kennedy is a practising teacher. After being Head of Mathematics in a number of schools in the UK, he and his young family resettled in Brisbane, where he became particularly interested in Primary Education. David sits on the CAT problem setting committee, has written a book on mathematical problem-solving strategies and is currently a representative of the volunteers on the FARM committee of the AMT.

Bob Thompson BSc UNSW, MACS Snr

Bob Thompson is a retired senior university academic who has worked as a professional for organisations in Australia, USA, UK and Europe; mainly as a mathematician, statistician, computer scientist or manager. During his career, he has been appointed to a number of committees at both the state and national level. He was a foundation member of the Australian Computer Society and is currently a senior honorary life member.

While at the University of Canberra, he became an early and strong supporter of the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). He became a foundation Director of the Australian Mathematics Foundation (AMF) and later lobbied for it to join with the Australian Mathematics Olympic Committee to form the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT). Currently, Bob is still a member of the AMF department and sits on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of the AMT.

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Following 10 years in a Canberra-based  Chartered Accounting firm, David spent some 20 years as a senior executive holding positions over time of CFO, COO, CEO and Company Secretary, most recently in the Planning Institute of Australia (a large professional association) and prior to that the same roles in Greening Australia (a very large NFP environmental organisation). David’ strong emphasis on staff & board culture underpinned significant success in both CEO roles. Developing and communicating clear long-term strategies and implementing those with a highly agile and innovative team delivered impact and growth.  For 20 years David has worked with, for and on Boards and has a deep understanding and appreciation of the Board’s role, particularly in relation to culture, strategy, risk & opportunity. David is a highly regarded governance practitioner combining his executive board work with Non-Executive Director roles in a NFP Registered Training Organisation and a community-based sporting body.