Meet The Team

ShelterBox Australia Board, Executive Team, and Patron

We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter after disaster strikes. 

Our Board and Executive Team share our determination and have all pledged to help make this happen.

Patron


Portrait of Sir Angus Houston

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston, AK, AFC (Retd.)

“ShelterBox continues to impress me with their no-nonsense, practical approach to disaster relief. Their determination to reach the most vulnerable in the hard to reach places of the world sets them apart. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the need for emergency shelter and in many cases, shelter provision can save lives. The organisation’s ability to ‘pivot’ during the current crisis and continue to support families in need, shows that where there is a will, there is a way. Now, more than ever, the world needs organisations like ShelterBox”

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.

Sir Angus retired from the military in July 2011 after serving for 41 years. He was Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 2005-2011 and prior to that was Chief of Air Force for four years.

Sir Angus is Chancellor for the University of the Sunshine Coast, Chair of the Murray Darling Basin Authority and chairs several other boards. He also serves as a board member for numerous organisations as well as being a visiting fellow of the Australian National University National Security College. In addition, he is the Ambassador/Patron for a number of charitable organisations, including several mental health charities. Sir Angus has been awarded four honorary doctorate degrees from the University of South Australia, the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales and Griffith University.

Board of Directors


 

Paul Roger

Chair

 

I have recently transitioned into retirement after a successful career with government and private organisations developing, maintaining, and enhancing organisational capabilities, and business resilience.  My strengths include strategic planning, operational design, capability development, and change management; with underlying strengths in program and project management, and as a consultant in my latter career, I program managed many strategic and organisational reform and transformation projects for a diverse range of clients, both within Australia and internationally.

Prior to consulting, I had a successful career within the public sector with many years at senior executive level within the national security and law enforcement community.

I have always had a passion for community service, and throughout my career, I have frequently engaged with and assisted the community in a variety of volunteer roles, and through ongoing involvement with community service groups and Not for Profit organisations.

As a Rotarian for the past 12 years, I have served in many roles including Assistant District Governor and participated in many community projects both locally and internationally, and I have been actively involved with ShelterBox since 2008 as a fundraiser and an Ambassador.

I was elected a Director of ShelterBox Australia in early 2018 and sit on the Operations Committee and Finance and Risk Committee. I believe that shelter is a basic human right and am passionate about helping to ensure families impacted by disasters are able to start to rebuild their lives with the dignity of shelter and protection from the elements.

I hold a Master of Justice and a Bachelor of Justice Studies and during my professional career received recognition as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers.

Dr Rob Walliser

Deputy Chair

 

I have over 25 years of international work experience, including financial services, top-tier management consulting, government and oil & gas. I am able to translate insight into action and have delivered substantive organisational change within businesses ranging from start-ups to ASX 20 listed companies.

I hold a PhD in Electrical Engineering as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.  I am an Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Finance.

I collaborated in the development of ShelterBox Australia’s Strategic Plan in early 2019 and was elected as a Director in July 2019.

I believe in shelter as a basic human right and empathise with the ShelterBox global mission of a world where no family is without shelter after disaster.

Yvonne Howie

Company Secretary

 

I am a CEO, senior executive and company director, with over 30 years of experience. I was CEO, NSW for The CEO Institute, a leading membership organisation for CEOs and future CEOs, providing experiential professional development for leaders and entrepreneurs. Later, I consulted with the Institute, working with major organisations and the tertiary sector.

Previously, I was CEO of a major Chamber of Commerce in Greater Western Sydney. Earlier in my career, I was a senior regional public relations manager with The Coca-Cola Company, based in Sydney. My track record is in building up organisations and in mentoring leaders.

Concurrently, I developed a director career over 15 years and have served on a wide range of boards across the NSW Government, pharmacy, health, retail, education and philanthropy as Chair, Deputy Chair and Chair of key board committees.

I have a B.A, Dip. Ed. and am a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and am a member of Sydney’s Balgowlah Rotary Club. I’m delighted to support SBA’s vital work in overseas community service.

 

Tony Monley, OAM, FCPA, GAICD.

Finance Director

 

I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, a Graduate Diploma in IT from RMIT and a Masters in Finance from Monash University.

As a finance professional, I have spent my career in the oil, gas and energy sector both domestically and internationally working across all facets of the industry, predominantly in CFO, financial control and risk-related roles.  In later years, I have served on a number of boards as a non-executive director in the corporate, state and not-for-profit sectors.  In 2015 I was awarded Citizen of the Year for Manningham and in 2016, was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the community.

Born in Sydney, I spent my primary school years in rural NSW before the family moved to WA where I completed school and university before embarking on a series of moves around Australia and south-east Asia with work, finally settling in Melbourne.

I have been a member of Rotary since 1995 and before that, a member of Rotaract and Apex.  I served as a District Governor in 2014-15.

 

Kent Heffernan

Director

 

I am an experienced senior executive with over 25 years of experience. I have held numerous leadership roles within corporate and government sectors leading marketing, sales and strategy functions across a number of high-profile organisations including NBNCo, Qantas, Westpac, Telstra and the CSIRO.

I am a dynamic leader with a passion for overseas aid, spending time abroad implementing community programs in Africa and local fundraising for both Compassion Australia and SIM.

I  hold an Engineering Degree, Masters of Business Management and Graduate Certificate in Leadership and am proud to serve an organisation that is globally making a real difference to those in need.

 

Laurence Billiet

Director

 

I am a content strategist with over 20 years experience in content creation and marketing across TV, web video, online, social media and print.

I am currently the Director and co-founder of General Strike, a Melbourne-based creative studio. Previously I worked for global brands including Lonely Planet where I was Head of Television with responsibility for their television and online video strategy. I am a creative with acute business management skills and hold an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

I have a strong interest in travel and culture and this is what brought me to ShelterBox. I appreciate the organisation’s no-nonsense, grassroots, action-orientated approach of getting help to those who need it in times of crisis. I joined the Board of ShelterBox Australia in 2017 and I am currently the Chair of the Fundraising and Marketing Committee.

 

Greg Moran

Director

 

I am a retired Civil Engineer,  however, I have kept an active role within the engineering field. I was a Director of Engineering for some 27 years before taking up a Consultant role. I was also the NSW State President of the Engineering Association IPWEA and a member of the National Board as well during this time.

I joined Shelterbox in 2009 as a Shelterbox Response Team member and since that time have participated in 9 overseas deployments and training courses in various parts of the world, as a team member and team lead. I joined the ShelterBox Australia Team in 2017 and took on the role of Operations Director. I have found my time with Shelterbox as an SRT and Board a very satisfying experience.

I have been involved with Rotary since 1995 as a club member and president. I have served as District Governor (2014/15), Assistant Governor, and other positions on the District team, especially in the International Portfolio involved with overseas aid projects. To date, I have lead 16 projects teams since 1998 to Papua New Guinea and East Timor building infrastructure at Hospitals and schools and improving peoples lives.

I am passionate about ShelterBox and its ability to respond to disasters assisting displaced people when they need it most.

 

Nicole Carnovale

Director

 

I have over 20 years experience in strategy, marketing, brand, communications, product development, digital strategy, customer experience, campaigns and analytics across earned, paid and owned channels in B2C, B2B and B2B2C markets.

I hold a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University and a Master of Marketing from Monash University.

I was elected in 2020 and sit on the Fundraising and Marketing Committee.

I am proud to be part of an organisation that helps people in need and gives practical assistance to improve people’s lives.

Kimberly Ryan

Director

 

My 20+ year career spans various risk, technology, and consulting leadership roles predominantly in financial services. Currently, I am the Head of Operational Risk and Compliance for a major Australian bank. Previously I have held senior roles in Technology and IT Consulting.

I hold master’s degrees in system design and management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as an accreditation from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professionally, I have managed organisations through a number of crises, such as the riots across the USA after the Rodney King trial, September 11 and its aftermath, the 2019 Australian Bushfires and COVID-19.

I am proud to be able to use the knowledge and skills that I have gained through my professional career to give back through my role at Shelterbox and make a difference in the lives of those impacted by disaster.

 

Executive Team


Mike Greenslade

CEO

 

I am a professional photographer by trade, with over 29 years of experience working in the UK and Australia.

I have been involved with ShelterBox since 2006 and have deployed 22 times as a Response Team Member and Team Lead. I joined the board of ShelterBox Australia in 2011 as Communications Officer, was made General Manager in 2014 and CEO in 2016. I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the organisation with a focus on fundraising, communications, IT, recruitment, and procurement. I rely on a small dedicated part-time staff of three, the support of the board and the dedication of our fantastic volunteers.

I am a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Community Directors Australia. I sit on the Fundraising and Operations Committees. As an employee, I sit on the board in an ex-officio basis.  I am the Secretary and International Director of the Rotary Club of Alstonville, NSW.

ShelterBox has been a passion for the past fifteen years and will continue to be so as long as there are people in need of help.

 

 

 

Kieryn Deutrom

Volunteer Program Manager

 

I have worked for over 20 years across non-government and government organisations, with 10 years experience in management and project administration.  I have managed small and large teams of staff and volunteers working in projects here in Australia, England, Canada, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

I relish the opportunity to work with an organisation like ShelterBox to make a real difference to lives of people affected by disaster.  With strong connections to many developing countries I am committed to supporting our volunteer team here in Australia.  Our volunteers have a critical role in promoting ShelterBox and raising funds that I know has a lasting and positive effect in the lives of families who have lost everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Reports


Every year your amazing support helps us provide emergency shelter and aid to disaster-stricken families around the world.

View our 2019/20 report to learn how your support helped ShelterBox respond to 145,000 people affected by natural disasters and conflict in 9 different countries during the 2019 calendar year — countries including Syria, Bangladesh, Paraguay and the Philippines.

Download the 2019 report

Download the 2018 report

Download the 2020 report