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Board of Directors

We have a diverse skills-based Board of Directors from corporate, community, development and construction backgrounds. Our Board is actively involved in overseeing, monitoring and assessing the performance of the organisation and contributing to the development of strategic objectives.

Meet our Board:

Paul Howlett

Board Chair

Skill area: Engineering and Management, Government, Private and Not-For-Profit (NFP)

Member: Governance, Nomination and People Committee; Strategic Projects Assessment Committee; Finance Risk and Audit Committee

Chair: Governance Committee Evolve Pacific Development

Paul is Joint Managing Director of Wright Corporate Strategy (WCS). Paul joined WCS in 1997 and specialises in policy, strategy and procurement in the environment and waste management sectors. Paul has over 40 years’ experience advising all levels of government and the private sector as well as not-for-profit organisations such as the RSPCA, EcoForum and Evolve Housing.

Bachelor in Engineering

Rhonda Hawkins

Deputy Board Chair

Skill area: Strategic Planning and Risk Management, Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporate Strategy and Services

Chair: Governance, Nomination and People Committee

In 2015 Rhonda received the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to higher education through governance and leadership roles, and as an advocate for social justice and gender equity.

Rhonda recently retired as  the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Sydney, where she led Corporate Strategy and Services and was responsible for functions including Finance, Capital Works and Facilities; Student Services; Strategic Planning and Quality Management; Organisational Development; Policy and Governance; Legal Services; Audit and Risk Management; Marketing and Communications; Human Resources; and Equity and Diversity.

BSc, Master of Public Policy, AICD, FAICD, AFAIM


Alan Zammit

Skill area: Urban, Regional and Community Development, Stakeholder Management, Government, NFP, Finance & Economics, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Member: Strategic Projects Assessment Committee, Board Member Centacare Evolve Housing; Governance Committee Evolve Pacific Development

Alan has over 40 years' experience in urban, regional and community development and is a director of ASX listed FKP Property Group. Alan was responsible for the planning and development of Norwest Business Park and chairs Norwest Association Limited.  Alan is a director of Caprock Limited and Wentwest Limited, chairs the University of Western Sydney Board of Trustees' Audit and Risk Management Committee and is an independent member of various Audit and Risk Committees including NSW Land and Housing Corporation and the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.


Dr. Robert Lang


Skill area: Government, Change and Risk Management, Urban Regeneration, Property Development, Stakeholder Engagement

Chair: Strategic Projects Assessment Committee;

Member: Finance Risk and Audit Committee

Dr Robert Lang was the CEO of Parramatta City Council and also has over 13 years’ experience as Chief Executive Officer, including at Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Pacific Power. He has significant experience as a director and has been a member of 13 Boards of Directors, including not-for-profits, private companies and government statutory authorities.

Ph.D, Bachelor in Engineering, BSc

David Borger


Skill area: Government, Public Policy, Economic Development, Partnerships

Member:  Strategic Projects Assessment Committee

David is the Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.  Prior to entering public life, David worked as an Urban Planner and adviser to the Minister for Planning. At 30 years of age he became the youngest person to hold the office of Lord Mayor of Parramatta, where he served for three terms. In 2007, David was elected to represent the Granville electorate in the NSW Parliament. He served as Minister for Western Sydney, Minister for Housing and Minister for Roads, as well as Assistant Minister for Transport in the NSW Government.

Bachelor in Economics

Kay Veitch

Skill area: Executive Leadership, Commercial, People and Culture, Change Management

Member:  Governance, Nomination and People Committee

Kay has more than 25 years of experience in global executive leadership at Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia Airlines, and is presently Group General Manager People, Culture and Communication at GWA Group Limited. Kay is a member of The Global Foundation and a former director of CARE Australia and Bestest (the Best of the Best Kids Charity).


Natalie Walker

Skill area: Social Enterprise, Governance, Operations, Social Policy Design, Social Impact, Impact Investment, NFP

Member: Governance, Nomination and People Committee

Natalie has over 15 years experience across small business, government, not for profit and corporate sectors in various management and non-executive roles. Natalie brings deep knowledge and expertise in social enterprise governance, leadership and operations, social policy design, impact investment, and creation of social impact.

In 2012, Natalie was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.  Natalie is the Director of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and sits on the National Australia Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Board.

Masters Degree in Economics, BA Psychology