Friends Board – Dukeofed

Friends Board


larryB Comm., FAICD, F Fin.

The Hon. Larry Anthony is a former Federal Minister for Community Services and Social Security in the Howard government. Mr Anthony is a professional company director having served on numerous private, public ASX200, and GOC companies. He is currently the Director of SAS Group and was appointed Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia by His Excellency the Governor General on 1 July, 2005. Larry retired from his Chairmanship of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia in March 2012 and has now taken up the role of Chairman of the Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia. In 2015 Mr Anthony became Federal President of the National Party of Australia.



AM BSc, BE (Civil), MBA

Andrew’s current position is Director, Wealth Management at Ord Minnett Limited. He graduated as a Civil engineer in 1966 and worked as a Consulting Engineer for 20 years before moving to the Investment industry in 1987. Andrew is an Honorary Fellow of Sydney University and an Honorary Fellow of St Andrews College where he was Chairman of the Council. He has been involved in Rugby Union as a past President of Sydney University Football Club & Australian Universities as well a past Director of NSW Rugby Union and Deputy Chairman of Australian Rugby Union. Andrew has been a Board member and a Trustee of the National Parks & Wildlife Foundation of NSW and a Member of the Friends of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Andrew was awarded an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2016.

The Hon. Sandra NORI – SECRETARY

sandraBEc. GAICD

Sandra Nori is a former Minister for NSW and was a member of NSW Parliament from 1988-2007. She held portfolios in Tourism, Small Business, Sport & Recreation, Major Events & Venues and Women. Sandra was also an Assistant Minister for State Development and was previously a director and Chair of Komosion Pty Ltd . Sandra was a Board Member of NSW TAFE Commission from 2008-2013, she has trained as a Nationally Accredited Mediator and is a member of Macquarie University Council. Currently, Sandra is the Chair for Taekwondo NSW 2016, sits on the Advisory Board of Luxury Travel Magazine and is Secretary of The Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia.




Tom is Managing Director of the Trade Glass Depot group of companies and is an executive director of Merchant Place. He also serves as a non-executive director for a number of companies in the construction, education services and property development industries. He has worked in both the Public Sector (25 years) and the Private Sector (12 years). He was formerly Assistant Director General of Education in Queensland. He is an independent director, company secretary and treasurer of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia. Tom is also a Director of The Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia. Tom was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2019.


Cameron SMART

THEDUKEOFEDINBURGHSINTERNATIONALAWARD_eventphotography-060418Cameron Smart has 30 successful years of experience in the commercial property industry. Cameron began his career with Craig Miller Pty Ltd where he was responsible for the property and asset management of a portfolio of commercial properties, gained experience as a property valuer as well as exposure to court work in the areas of land acquisition, resumption and family law. Throughout his career with several high profile property companies including Richard Stanton & Sons and Landsburys International (of which he was a founder), he has been responsible for investment sales and acquisitions for and on behalf of high net worth individuals, property trusts and institutions. Cameron has also become involved with some of Australia’s leading institutions, guiding their investment and development strategies, in particular the Uniting Church in Australia. Cameron has been an active committee member of BOMA (the forerunner to the FCA) and a non-executive Director of the Uniting Church Trust Association, a role which he held for some 13 years.  Throughout his involvement with the Uniting Church, Cameron has served on School Councils, The Board of Education (the church’s governing body for its educational and conference activities) and Burnside Home. Cameron is currently on the National Board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia.



dave sandersDavid graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is currently a partner in the Adelaide office Assurance practice of EY. A qualified chartered accountant and registered company auditor (ASIC), David manages a wide variety of clients that range from small businesses to large corporate and government organisations.  With over 25 years of experience in auditing, David has had exposure to a wide range of industries including agribusiness, government, manufacturing, retail and services. David is involved with Zoos SA as President, a Board Member and Treasurer for Believe Foundation and Prince Alfred College, as well as Chairman of Moo Premium Foods Pty Ltd, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Terandi Group and former Deputy Chair of ElderCare Inc. for 11 years. Additionally, David is Deputy Chairman and Treasurer of Operation Flinders Foundation and involved with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award through his roles as Chairman for SA Friends of the Award and was appointed a Board Member for the National and Friends Boards in 2016.



charlieCharlie was born in the UK and relocated to Sydney, Australia in 2003 and is now married with three Children. Charlie is a Gold Award holder, having completed her Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as a student of Gordonstoun School. Charlie has 20 years of post-graduate experience, primarily in SME’s within both private and public sector environment. She holds a B.Sc (Hons) in PE, Sports Science & Recreation management from Loughborough University. Charlie served as a British Policewoman before commencing a career in travel with the Flight Centre UK where she excelled in sales and leadership, progressing to Area Leader of London and the UK Executive team. Charlie used her experience to mentor and coach small business teams in Sydney upon relocation. More recently she has worked in leadership and project roles and has demonstrated achievements in general management, sales, operations and procurement with the majority of her work in the sports, travel, events and corporate hospitality industry. Charlie joined the National Award Authority for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia earlier this year as the Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager.




Angus is a Partner at KPMG. He is the Deal Advisory Tax Leader for KPMG Australia and ASPAC Tax Practice with extensive tax expertise in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Angus also leads the National Transaction Services and Valuations Practice.

A graduate of the University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Angus is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia and the Tax Practitioners Board.

Angus is a Member of the Advisory Board of NSW Positive Rugby Foundation and a Board member of NSW Country Positive Rugby Foundation.


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