We champion learning that is more engaging, inclusive and creative

OUR FOUNDER

GJ (Dick) Dusseldorp

After 30 years at the helm of his group of companies, Lend Lease Corporation, Gerardus Jozef (Dick) Dusseldorp’s final address as Chairman at the 1988 AGM summed up his business beliefs. He reflected that “caring” and “sharing” in industry had a powerful impact. “Caring, of itself desirable, also pays.”

While his business acumen was legendary, Dick Dusseldorp’s achievements are characterised by his determination not only to succeed but to also share the benefits of that success. Read more.

OUR BOARD

Tjerk (Jack) Dusseldorp

Jack is the Chairman of the Forum. Jack has Degrees in Social Science and Law and his working life has included time with the NSW Law Foundation, the Evatt Foundation and heading up the Office of Youth Affairs in the second Hawke government.
Jack has also served as a Board member of the NSW TAFE Commission and the Australian Student Traineeship Foundation, President of WorldSkills International from 1999-2011 and Chairman of the WorldSkills Foundation from 2011-2015.
In 2000, Jack received the Order of Australia Medal for services to education and to the community. He was awarded a Doctor of Social Science (Honoris Causa) by RMIT University in 2009. Read more.

You can email Tjerk by clicking here.

Teya Dusseldorp

Teya Dusseldorp is Executive Director of the Dusseldorp Forum.

Teya worked formerly as a human rights lawyer with the Australian Human Rights Commission as an advisor to the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner and with the National Inquiry into the Stolen Generations. 
As an independent film maker she has produced a number of documentaries.

Teya has degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney and a Master of Arts from the University of Technology Sydney. In 2013 she was appointed an Honorary Associate of the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.

You can email Teya by clicking here.

 

Geoff McWilliam

Geoff was the head of the Commonwealth Bank’s property funds management and corporate real estate division, Colonial First State Property for almost 10 years following an extensive career in the property industry. He left the bank in 2005.

Geoff also has a long history with Lend Lease Corporation spanning over two decades. While at Lend Lease, Geoff worked in a variety of management roles, including Business Development Manager, Marketing Director and Chief Executive of Lend Lease Singapore, Malaysia and London.

Geoff is a director of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Limited, Challenger Listed Investments Limited, the St Laurence Group in New Zealand and the Dunmore Lang College at Macquarie University. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.

Lindie Clark

Lindie Clark is the Director of Macquarie University’s Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) program – a program that builds experiential, community-engaged learning into all undergraduate degrees. For many years she worked for the Commonwealth Government in the employment, industrial relations and occupational health portfolios.

In the mid-1990s she was awarded a Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy, which enabled her to complete a Master of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

In 2002 she authored a biography of Dick Dusseldorp, ‘Finding a Common Interest‘, highlighting the common interest philosophy which underpinned his highly successful business career.

Tom Dusseldorp

Tom Dusseldorp is a marketing executive within the private sector and joined the Dusseldorp board in 2010. Tom has grown up with the Forum and has taken an active role in many of its skills projects over the years including early WorldSkills competitions and the ‘Skills across the world’ building initiative in Africa.

Tom’s current role brings a youth perspective within the board and through his marketing experience brings a stronger focus on the role of communications and creativity as a core part of any project or campaign.

Tom has an arts degree from UNSW and a number of certificates from strategic marketing courses attended at AFA throughout his career.

Donna Doyle

Donna Doyle is an educator with twenty- five years experience working with students who have found it difficult to engage with traditional educational providers. She is the founder of Educate Up, a business that provides institutions with targeted programs to develop students’ reading and writing skills.
Donna worked for 15 years in remote Aboriginal communities where she developed and delivered many community- based  programs. For the past 10 years she has successfully raised the reading and writing skills of disengaged school students.
Donna has a strong commitment to research- based practice and has partnered with universities throughout her career.

Evan Kaldor

Evan Kaldor is Founder and CEO of Kinderling, a radio station focused on kids and parenting. Prior to Kinderling, Evan was the General Manager of FBi Radio, a non-profit community radio station in Sydney focused on supporting local bands and artists.

Evan’s background is investment banking, where he worked for Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Grange Securities, both in Australia and the USA. Before returning to Australia in 2004, Evan completed a MBA at the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.

Evan is also a Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects.

OUR STAFF

Margot Beach

Margot is General Manager of the Dusseldorp Forum, and has worked in the community services sector for the past 30 years.

She has experience in senior and executive management positions within both government and not-for-profit organisations in the areas of early years education, child protection, disability services and community aged care.

Highlights include six years at The Benevolent Society in a range of management positions, including general manager, in which she lead the development and implementation of an integrated service model to better support families, children and communities. Margot has also mentored agencies in the establishment, implementation and evaluation of their services both in Sydney and regional areas.

Margot’s passion is to work respectfully in partnership with others to strengthen the wellbeing of children and young people so they can strive for their goals, explore possibilities through learning, and build the futures they want. Her commitment is to engage with compassion, mindfulness and respect.

You can email Margot by clicking here.

Jessica Duffy

Jessica Duffy is Office Manager at the Dusseldorp Forum. Jess has a degree in Psychology and Human Resources, has a wide range of experience in the customer service industry and a background in executive services and office coordination. She has a passion for working with children and is inspired to help encourage them to reach their full potential through creative learning and education.

You can email Jess by clicking here.

Rachel Fyfe

Rachel is the Communications Manager at Dusseldorp Forum and has worked in not-for-profit communications for over 14 years.

She has a Bachelor of International Studies from Flinders University and has previously worked for a children’s cardiac charity, Chain of Hope UK, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Foresight Australia. Rachel’s experience is hands on, working in the field to deliver health service development projects in rural and remote Australia, Mozambique, Jamaica, Philippines and Solomon Islands.

You can email Rachel by clicking here.

Jo Cory

Jo Cory is the Finance Officer at Dusseldorp Forum and has worked at the Forum for the past 7 years.
Jo has a degree in business and completed her CPA qualifications in 2017. Jo previously worked for over 20 years as a Pharmacist.
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