The Wyatt Trust Governors

18 October 2016: We are thrilled to have two new Board Members join us at Wyatt – Pam Simmons and John Van Ruth:

Pam was appointed to the newly created position of Guardian for Children and Young People in South Australia in August 2004 and served in this role for 10 years. Immediately prior to this position, Pam was Executive Director of the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS), a position that she held for more than five years. Pam’s work history has been with non-government organisations in Thailand, England and Australia, working in the areas of youth homelessness, housing, women’s services, environment and development, and primary health care. She is Deputy Chair of the Welfare Rights Centre (SA). Pam’s qualifications are in social work and her Master’s degree is in public policy and administration. Pam is currently Senior Manager – Strategic Initiatives I Corporate Services at UCW Pt Adelaide.

John serves as Chief Executive Officer of Operation Finders Foundation. He is an eBusiness and information security specialist. John has more than 20 years of national and international IT experience. He served as Chief Financial Officer for Coopers Brewery for four years and held a number of senior executive roles with other iconic South Australian companies including the RAA of SA, Inc. and Faulding. He worked at EY, KPMG and Arthur Andersen with particular focus on strategic advisory services in emerging technologies in Australia, Netherlands and Canada. He served as Chief Information Officer of Adelaide Bank Ltd. from September 1, 2004 to February 12, 2007 and served as General Manager of Information Services since joined in February 2004. He has been a Director of Buddy Platform Ltd. since February 11, 2016. John serves as Chairman of the Chartered Accountants ANZ SA/NT Regional Council and councilor on the Chartered Accountants ANZ joint governing council. He is also a councillor on the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) SA Regional Council, and member of the National AICD Director Professional Development Oversight Committee.

Welcome aboard! And huge, heartfelt thanks go to Rosemary Osman and Tony Scammell, our two outgoing Board Members who have made invaluable contributions to Wyatt through the years they have served.

2016 Chairperson

Liz Wilson BSW, AUA (Soc Stud)

Deputy Chairperson

David Minns BEc, F Fin, FCA, FTIA


Andrew Davies BArch (Hons), Grad Dip, F.R.A.I.A. M.A.I.P.M.

Jon Gregerson LLB

Anne McCutcheon BA, Dip Soc Stud, MBA, AFAIM

Pam Simmons (from October 2016)

John Van Ruth (from October 2016)

The Wyatt Trust Staff

Chief Executive

Paul Madden AM, MDR

Grants Managers

Megan Coupland BA (Hons), MA

Clare Randall BBehavSc (Psych), MSW

Jessica Sutherland BA (Hons)

Grants Assessor

Kate Fenton

Business Services Manager

Kate Fox BSW, MBA


Julie Maguire – Administration Officer

Simone Pomeroy – Receptionist/Administrative Assistant