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Australian Maths Trust

Executives and Staff

Executive Team

Nathan trained as a musician and teacher in the United States and in the UK.  He has been a senior not-for-profit executive for more than 10 years in the education and health accreditation environments.  He has also worked with a range of not-for-profit boards as a volunteer and director and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  His current favourite mathematical idea is Cantor’s Theorem.

Louise’s professional experience is in business management and project management, having worked as a senior executive, national business manager and project manager for leading Australian project management companies, the Federal Government and in small business for over 30 years.

Louise has also volunteered for the local community, not for profit, charity and sporting groups consulting in the areas of governance, strategy, risk management, business management and stakeholder management. Louise has served on numerous not for profit boards and committees and is currently the President Netball ACT. Louise has a passion for all sorts of problem solving.

AMT Director of Performance and PathwaysBen has a strong background in both the government and not-for-profit sectors for over 15 years, and has tertiary qualifications in law and sports management. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a passion for good governance, structure and policy. A keen student of organisational health, Ben enjoys collaborating with peers on strategic objectives to drive innovation and excellence in delivery.

He also has a keen interest in sports governance and administration, having held senior local, state and international roles across a variety of sports including touch football, football, softball and hockey.

AMT Director of ProgramsLaura has diverse professional in a range of environments including the not-for-profit sector, business, and government. In her most recent role she led the People and Culture function at Canberra ag-tech startup company Goterra.

Laura is a purpose-driven leader and is passionate about working with people to solve problems and drive change.

AMT team

Nathan Ford (CEO)

Nathan trained as a musician and teacher in the United States and in the UK. He has been a senior not-for-profit executive for more than 10 years in the education and health accreditation environments. He has also worked with a range of not-for-profit boards as a volunteer and director and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His current favourite mathematical idea is Cantor’s Theorem.

  • Diana Melham (Governance Officer)

Creative Team

  • Chris Wetherell (Senior Mathematician)
  • Mike Clapper (Mathematician)
  • Andrew Kepert (AMC Problems Coordinator)
  • Emily Peterson (Mathematician)

AMC Problems Committee (Chair: Mike Clapper)

CAT Problems Committee (Chair: David Clark)

Challenge Problems Committee (Chair: Kevin McAvaney)

AIMO Committee (Chair: Kevin McAvaney)

Louise Bilston (Director of Corporate Services)

Louise’s professional experience is in business management and project management, having worked as a senior executive, national business manager and project manager for leading Australian project management companies, the Federal Government and in small business for over 30 years.

  • Louise has also volunteered for the local community, not-for-profit, charity and sporting groups consulting in the areas of governance, strategy, risk management, business management and stakeholder management. Louise has served on numerous not for profit boards and committees and is currently the President Netball ACT. Louise has a passion for all sorts of problem solving.

Human Resources

    • Gabrielle Sykes (HR Manager)
    • Renata Gianchou (HR Liaison Officer)

Finance

    • Christelle Grebe (Senior Finance Manager)
    • Julie Graber (Senior Finance Officer/Payroll)
    • Helen Hartmann (Finance Officer)
    • Wendy Elliott (Debtors)

Communications

    • Roslyn McAlary (Designer)
    • Gabi Reid (Communications and Publications Coordinator)

IT and Admin

    • Wendy Elliott (Administration Officer)
    • John Lusty (Admin Officer/Logistics Officer/Bookshop)
    • Jigna Solanki (IT/Helpdesk Officer)

Laura Stuart, Director of Programs

Competitions, Programs, Problemo

    • Tyesha Hardy (Program Manager)
    • Georgia Dummett (Customer Service Officer)
    • Divya Hadiya (Program Administrator)
    • Nathan Richards (Program Administrator)

Australian Mathematics Foundation (AMF) Committee

    • Ben Kirk (Director, Performance and Pathways)
    • Mark Barnes (Performance and Pathways Program Manager)
    • Donna Priol (Performance and Pathways Administrator)
    • Conor John (Performance and Pathways Administrator)

Mathematics

    • Dr Angelo Di Pasquale (Mathematical Olympiads Director of Training) 
    • AMOP team
    • EGMO team  

Informatics

    • Angus Ritossa (Informatics Olympiad Director of Training, IOI Team Leader) 
    • AIOP team
    • EGOI team (Paula Tennent, Team Leader)

Curious Minds

    • Letiesha Whyte (Curious Minds Program Administrator)

Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC)