Jo Schofield 

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is an Australian Company Limited by Guarantee and a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC). It has a governing Board that meets four times a year and its Board members are either appointed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) or elected by its members. The Board may also appoint experts to sit on the Board in a non-voting capacity.

The current Board is:

  • Andrew Dettmer (Chairperson)
  • Michele O’Neil (Vice-Chairperson)
  • Mark Lennon (Treasurer)
  • Danae Bosler (Secretary)
  • Michelle Robertson
  • Michael Wright
  • Lori-Anne Sharp
  • Linda Kelly
  • Jo Schofield
  • Nicole Calnan

The Executive Officer of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is Kate Lee.

The Board has one delegated sub-committee, the Finance and Risk sub-committee. Its members are:

  • Mark Lennon, Hon. Treasurer and Chair of sub-committee
  • Madeleine Johnston, external expert representative
  • Kate Lee, Executive Officer
  • Lois Rahayu, Chief Finance Officer

The Board or Executive Officer may be contacted by emailing or phoning +61 2 9264 9343.

The Constitution of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA can be found here.


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