Our Board

Innes Willox AM

Innes Willox AM

Chair

Innes is Chief Executive (appointed in 2012) of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry organisation representing businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, transport, defence, ICT and labour hire. He also serves as Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration, Deputy Chair of Australian Super, Director of Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre and Australian American Leadership Dialogue, Convenor of Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum, and Chair of RMIT College of Business Industry Advisory Board. Innes served as the Australian Consul General to Los Angeles (2006-2008), was Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs from (2004-2006), and earlier held a number of private sectors and government positions including Manager of Global Public Affairs for Singapore Airlines based in Singapore (2000-2004). Innes began his career as a journalist. His positions included Chief of Staff at The Age in Melbourne and Chief Political Correspondent for The Age in the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery. Innes was educated at Melbourne High School, Monash University (BA History and Politics), and Edinburgh Business School. He is based in Melbourne and is a lifetime supporter of the Collingwood Football Club.

Carmel Guerra OAM

Carmel Guerra OAM

Carmel is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centre for Multicultural Youth, the first and largest organisation in Australia to work exclusively with migrant and refugee young people. Carmel is widely recognised for her knowledge and advocacy on multicultural youth issues. Carmel has served on numerous boards and committees and is currently the Chairperson of the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia, the national peak body representing the rights and interests of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. She is also a member of the Youth Parole Board of Victoria and the SBS Community Advisory Committee. Carmel was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2016 for services to multicultural youth in Victoria and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Community Harmony in 2015.

Gail Ker OAM

Gail Ker OAM

Gail is the Chief Executive Officer of Access Community Services and has more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian multicultural, humanitarian and community sectors. Renowned for her expertise in innovative service solutions for newly arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants, Gail is a recognised thought leader in needs-based community planning, innovative business models, social cohesion, strategic partnerships, employment pathways, funding opportunities and strategic direction. Gail is currently a board director of Seqwater, the Queensland Government Bulk Water Supply Authority. She formerly served the Australian Government Settlement Services Advisory Council and the SBS Community Advisory Committee.

David John Wissler Knox

David John Wissler Knox

David is currently the Chairman of Snowy Hydro, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Knox Anchors, and Micro-X. He is a Non-Executive Director of CSIRO and Redflow. He is a Board Member of Adelaide Festival and a Council Member of the Royal Institute of Australia.
Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, David has more than 30 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry. He was previously CEO and Managing Director of Australian Naval Infrastructure, CEO and Managing Director of Santos Limited, and Managing Director for BP Developments in Australasia. David has held management and engineering positions at BP, ARCO and Shell in the United Kingdom, Pakistan, USA, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Norway. He also served as Chair of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association from 2011 to 2013.

Peter Nash

Peter Nash

Peter spent his executive career at KPMG where he was admitted as a partner in 1993, and served as National Chairman from 2011 to 2017, during which he was responsible for the overall governance and strategic positioning of the firm. His positions with KPMG included member of the Global Board of KPMG, Regional Head of Audit for Asia Pacific, National Managing Partner for Audit in Australia, and Head of KPMG Financial Services. Peter has worked in geographically diverse and complex operating environments providing advice on a range of topics including strategy, risk management, internal controls, business processes, and regulatory change. Peter is Non-Executive Chairman of the Johns Lyng Group Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Westpac Group, ASX and Mirvac. He also serves on the Board of not-for-profit organisations, including The General Sir John Monash Foundation, Golf Victoria, and The Koorie Heritage Trust.

Catherine Scarth

Catherine Scarth

Catherine is the Chief Executive Officer of AMES Australia, an organisation providing a wide range of interconnected settlement, education, vocational training and employment services in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania. Catherine’s career has focussed on the design and implementation of innovative social programs and enterprises in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has achieved this through the creation of partnerships with government, employers and the community sector to deliver programs designed to increase the economic and social participation for newly arrived migrants and refugees. Catherine is a Board Member of Thrive Refugee Enterprises.

Remo Nogarotto

Remo Nogarotto

Remo Nogarotto was born in Sydney of Italian immigrant parents who arrived in Australia in the immediate years following the second world war. Remo grew up in Fairfield in Western Sydney and was educated at Patrician Brothers College, Fairfield. Remo completed an economics degree at Sydney University and has also undertaken post graduate studies at the London School of Economics.

Professionally Remo has navigated the diverse worlds of business, investment banking, politics and sports administration. Remo is the former Head of Business Development at Boral Ltd; the former State Director of the NSW Liberal Party and spent five years with Macquarie Bank in Europe serving on Macquarie Capitals European Advisory board. Currently Remo is Executive Chairman of C|T Corporate Advisory which is part of the global research, campaigning and strategic advisory firm, C|T Group. Remo has also served as Chairman of Soccer Australia and recently stepped down as a board member of Football Australia. He was a member of the bid committee that recently procured joint hosting rights for Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Remo is a periodic contributor to opinion editorials in Australian, European and Asian journals and newspapers.

Daniel Walton

Daniel Walton

Daniel Walton is the National and NSW Secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union. Since 2008, he has held the positions of Assistant National Secretary, National Vice President and National Campaigns and Organising Coordinator at the AWU. Daniel is Vice President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and is an Executive Committee member of the global union federation, IndustriALL. Daniel is a director of AustralianSuper, Chifley Services and Migration Council Australia.He also serves on a number of Government bodies, including the EU & UK Ministerial Trade Advisory Committee.