Public Fund Trustees

Sue’s professional career has encompassed work as a research scientist, senior government public servant and health executive. She graduated with an Honours degree in Biological Sciences from Sussex University and Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology from Oxford University. She is currently an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

Sue is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with extensive experience in governance and ethical management of public funds and charities. She was an elected Trustee of the Guidelines-International-Network for 8 years, and during that time served as Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Finance and Risk Management Committee. As Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, she led the establishment of Therapeutic Guidelines Foundation, management of its public ancillary fund and expansion of its Guidelines International Program in low-and middle-income countries.

Sue was awarded an Australia Day Medallion in recognition of her work in closing evidence-practice gaps in Australian health care settings. For over thirty years, she has remained passionate about supporting charities that work with disadvantaged children to promote sustainable and inclusive futures for them and their communities.

Dr Sue Phillips Chairperson – Public Fund Trustee

Paul is the first Australian to have climbed the Seven Summits (including Everest in 2011) and complete the Polar Hat Trick (North Pole, Greenland Crossing and South Pole), including being a member of the first all-Australian team to establish a new route from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted, along with teenage daughter Jade Hameister. He has been a member of four expeditions sponsored by the Australian Geographic Society, including most recently, a 1,000km expedition through an unexplored region of the Amazon jungle in June 2018. Some of these expeditions have been captured in documentaries aired on Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel globally.

Paul’s main business interest is as Executive Chairman of the private property development business Hamton, which he co-founded in 2005. Hamton has over $3.5 billion of completed or current projects in Melbourne’s inner and middle ring suburbs.

Paul has been a long-term sponsor of SCAI and our projects in Nepal. He has numerous not-for-profit activities. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2019 for service to exploration and business.

Paul Hameister, OAM Public Fund Trustee

Deborah is passionate about active commitment to community involvement. She has wide-ranging experience as a board director for not for profit organisations and with working for the Victorian State Government public service. Deborah’s expertise is in the development of systems to provide good governance and accountability mechanisms for not for profit entities. Deborah has developed an understanding of how government and the public sector work, as well as the mechanisms to develop working relationships with government.

Deborah Skyes Public Fund Trustee