Staff & Board Staff & Board

CARE Australia’s ability to deliver life-saving assistance and bring lasting change to poor communities is largely due to our talented, passionate and committed team.

In Australia and overseas we have 957 staff, of whom ninety-four per cent are nationals of the countries in which we operate, dedicated to our mission to work around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

We have a corporate governance system which ensures that management is fulfilling our mission and complying legal and ethical requirements. This is detailed in CARE Australia Governance. The Senior Leadership Team and Board of CARE Australia are listed below.

Senior Leadership Team

Sally Moyle, Chief Executive

Sally joined CARE Australia in November 2016 as the Chief Executive.  Sally has had extensive experience in international development policy and practice, and almost twenty years’ experience addressing gender issues both domestically and in international development.  Most recently, Sally was the Principal Gender Specialist and Assistant Secretary, with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has been in senior executive roles in the Australian Government since 2008, including DFAT, the Office for Women, and working on Indigenous Affairs and in Disability Care in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.  Prior to joining AusAID in 2006, Sally had senior roles at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Robert Yallop

Robert Yallop, Principal Executive International Operations

In 1991 Robert joined CARE Australia as Country Director in Iraq, before going on to establish CARE’s Regional Office for the Middle East in Jordan in 1992. As Regional Director, Robert established programs in Jordan, Mauritania, Palestinian Territories and Yemen. In 1996, he established the Overseas Operations and Program Department in CARE Australia and has held his current position since 2008.

Robert has extensive experience in management, governance, project design and implementation in both small and medium-sized NGOs within Australia and internationally, and has engaged with a wide range of bilateral and multilateral agencies. In addition, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) from 2007 to 2010, and the ACFID Development Practice Committee from 2002 to 2010, including three years as Co-Chair of the Committee. Robert has been a member of the CARE International Program and Operations Committee since its establishment in 2009.

Louise Gray, Principal Executive Corporate Services

Louise joined CARE Australia in January 2016. She is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for CARE Australia and holds responsibility for human resources, business support, finance and information communication technology.

Over the course of her career, Louise has held senior positions in the federal government and not for profit sectors including as Chief Financial Officer of a major government department and Deputy CEO of a community organisation in Canberra.  She also ran a successful consulting business for many years.

Louise has a BA Hons from the Australian National University, was a finalist in the 2000 Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Awards and winner of an Australian Graduate School of Management scholarship.

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly, Principal Executive International Programs

Paul has worked in international development for more than 25 years. From 2010 to 2013 he was responsible for Country Support at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) in Geneva, drawing on the technical expertise of WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank to introduce vaccines and delivery systems worth $1.5 billion annually.

Prior to this, Paul was Development Coordinator with the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI). As a senior Australian aid official in Honiara, he managed a significant increase in the size of the bilateral aid program.

Paul spent more than 20 years with AusAID working on humanitarian and development programs as well as corporate change processes. He has undertaken postings with AusAID in the Solomon Islands, Vietnam and Fiji. Paul joined CARE in November 2013.

Howard Ralley

Howard Ralley, Principal Executive Marketing and Communications

Howard has worked in marketing for more than 20 years. At Lonely Planet, as the International Marketing Director and Asia Pacific Head of Sales & Marketing, Howard was responsible for one of the world’s most recognisable travel brands. In supporting the launch of the Lonely Planet’s Foundation and then as the GM of Marketing & Fundraising at Save the Children, Howard’s experience developed into the not-for-profit world.

Most recently, as the National Director of FebFast, co-founder of Ride the Night, and growing a social enterprise café in Melbourne CBD, Howard has considerable experience across a range of brands, innovations and fundraising strategies.

Howard has a Masters in Marketing, winning a scholarship in 2009 from Monash University.

We also have a range of experts who are available to discuss our work, in areas such as emergencies, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, climate change, food, education, health and human rights. Visit our media section for more information.


The Board of Directors is responsible for directing CARE Australia’s activities towards the achievement of our vision and fulfilment of our mission, while living our core values.

It is responsible for approving strategic direction, monitoring implementation and fulfilling stakeholders’ expectations, along with overall performance, compliance with relevant laws, codes of conduct and ethical standards and for the oversight of risk management.


Colin Galbraith

Colin Galbraith, AM – Director since 2004

Special Adviser, Gresham Partners Limited; Chair, BHP Billiton Community Trust; Director, Arrium Ltd; Director, Colonial Foundation; Trustee, Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation.

Formerly – Director, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Colin is also the Chair of the CARE Australia Transformational Change in CARE International Committee.


Peter Debnam

Peter Debnam – Vice Chair – Director since 2013

Chair, The Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW; Chair, Advisory Board Our Big Kitchen Ltd; Chair, Fundraising and Communications Committee; Director, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia; Director, The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW; Director, Disability Sports Australia Ltd; Director, Soils for Life Pty Ltd; Member of Sydney Legacy; Associate Member of North Bondi Surf Club.

Formerly – Member of NSW Parliament, Shadow Minister and Leader of the Opposition; Director, Paddle NSW Inc.

Dr Megan Clark, AC – Director since 2015

Non-executive director of Rio Tinto; member of Australian Advisory Council to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Formerly – Chief Executive, CSIRO; Vice President, Western Mining Corporation; Vice President, Technology, BHP Billiton; Director, NM Rothschild and Sons; member of Australian Prime Minister’s Council on the International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change.

Dr Clark was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2014.

David Feetham

David Feetham – Director since 2013

Deputy Chairman, Gresham Advisory Partners Limited.

Formerly – Macquarie Bank in Sydney; Baker & McKenzie.

David is a member of the International Program and Operations and Fundraising and Communications Committees.

Bob Glindemann

Robert (Bob) Glindemann, OAM – Director since 2008

Deputy Chair and Non-Executive Director of Navy Health Limited; Deputy Chair, Very Special Kids Foundation; Chair, Australian Institute of Motor Sport Safety; Director, SecondBite; Director, East Timor Roofing Holdings Pty Ltd; Director, East Timor Roofing and Training UNIP LDA.

Formerly – Chair, RMS Logistics Pty Ltd; Director and Vice President, Confederation of Australian Motor Sport; Principal, PRO:NED Vic Pty Ltd; Past President, Rotary Club of Darwin and Rotary Club of Melbourne Inc.

Allan Griffiths

Allan Griffiths – Director since 2008

Non-Executive Director.

Non-Executive Director, IOOF Holdings Pty Ltd; Westpac Life Insurance Services Ltd; St George Life Ltd; Westpac General Insurance Ltd; Westpac Lenders Mortgage Insurance Ltd.  Advisory Board Member, Cloud8 Health Pte Ltd.

Formerly – Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Australia; Managing Director, South East Asia Aviva Asia.

Allan is also the Chair of the CARE Australia People Committee.

Stephen Howes

Professor Stephen Howes – Director since 2012

Professor of Economics, Director, Development Policy Centre and Director, International and Development Economics graduate program, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; Chair, Papua New Guinea Family and Sexual Violence Case Management Centre.

Formerly – Chief Economist, Australian Agency for International Development; Lead Economist, World Bank in India; Director, Pacific Institute of Public Policy; Advisory Board Member, Asian Development Bank Institute

Stephen is also the Chair of the CARE Australia International Program and Operations Committee.

Danielle Keighery – Director since 2015

Group Executive, Corporate Communications

Danielle Keighery has more than 20 years of experience in corporate affairs with some of the largest and most innovative multinational companies. Danielle is currently the Group Executive of Public Affairs, Virgin Australia and has worked across Sir Richard Branson’s diverse business portfolio, leading the communication strategies across a number of industries including banking, health clubs, mobile phones and airlines. Previous roles have included Global Director of Corporate Communications for Nokia leading teams across the UK, Europe, Asia and US.

Larke Riemer

Larke Riemer – Director since 2015

Director, Women’s Markets, Westpac Banking Corporation

Over 31 years with the Westpac Group, a regular commentator in the media on issues relating to women and the female economy; awarded Lifetime Recognition Award for her Outstanding Contribution to Women and Banking; the preliminary judge of Australian Financial Review & Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards; current Chair and Global Ambassador of the Global Banking Alliance for Women in Banking; previous Board involvement with Diversity Board, Allen Linklater and NBCF Advisory Board.

Joseph Tesvic – Director since 2016

Joseph is a Partner in McKinsey’s Sydney office, which he joined in 2001. His work spans strategic, operational, and implementation topics across a variety of client sectors including banking, consumer/retail, industrials, mining, services, and telecommunications. He leads McKinsey’s Implementation Practice for Asia-Pacific, and McKinsey’s Operations Improvement Practice for Australia/New Zealand.

Louise Watson

Louise Watson – Director since 2008

Managing Director and Principal, Symbol Strategic Communications; Communications Adviser to many of Australia’s leading public companies.

Formerly – Chair, Corporate and Finance, Edelman Public Relations in Australia; Non-Executive Director, Odyssey House and McGrath Foundation; Advisory Board Director, Grant Samuel & Associates; Committee Member, the Prime Minister’s “Supermarket to Asia” Communications Working Group.


Chris Vein – Director since 2017

Partner PwC Australia

Described by FedInsider as “innovating innovation itself”, Chris is a Partner at PwC Australia where he is developing a new global consulting practice in Digital Government Transformation. He is also Chief Advisor to the Start-up Policy Lab and adjunct professor at Universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Previous diverse roles have included Chief Innovation Officer for Global Technology Development at the World Bank and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation in the White House.


Marcus Laithwaite – Director since 2017

Partner at PwC Australia

Marcus is a partner at PwC, and a specialist in the financial services industry. He has extensive experience in external and internal audits, risk management, due diligence and regulatory advice. Presently a board member of the European Australian Business Council (EABC) and member of its President’s Committee. He was also formerly the Chair of ChildFund Australia.

Previous roles include PwC Australia’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PwC Executive Board member, Leader of PwC Sydney Financial Services Assurance Practice.

Advisory Council

Membership of the Advisory Council is by invitation from the Board to individuals who have given exceptional service to CARE Australia. Its objectives are to support and endorse the organisation’s vision, mission and core values, and to assist and provide counsel to the Board and the executive through the experience, corporate knowledge and community influence of its members.

Willoughby Bailey, AO, GCLI
Sir William Deane, AC, KBE
Tony Eggleton, AO, CVO
Philip Flood, AO
The Hon Barry Jones, AO, AC
Harold Mitchell, AC
Jocelyn Mitchell
Peter Smedley

Founding Chair

Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, AC CH


His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.


Board Subcommittees

The Board appoints Committees, which regularly report to the Board, to assist in the discharge of its obligations, consider issues referred and delegated by the Board, and make recommendations to the Board. The Executive Committee exercises all the powers of the Board between meetings of the Board. It is not empowered to take action in contravention of a Board decision and utilises all practical means of consulting the full membership of the Board on significant matters.

The Finance and Audit Committee assists the Board in discharging its responsibilities concerning the integrity of financial management, and reporting its compliance with regulations and principles of best practice to achieve operational, financial and compliance risk management. It also oversees the effectiveness of audit functions. The People Committee reviews and assists in the development and execution of CARE Australia’s human resource strategies, policies and practices.

The Fundraising and Communications Committee reviews and assesses marketing and communications strategies and fundraising investment proposals, and oversees relevant budgets. It facilitates the engagement of stakeholders, and identifies and supports fundraising and profile-building opportunities.

The International Program and Operations Committee assesses the strategic direction, performance and risk monitoring of program strategies developed by CARE Australia; projects where CARE Australia is contractually responsible; and the status of Country Offices for which CARE Australia is designated as Lead or Coordinating Member of CARE International. It has a particular responsibility to monitor safety and security conditions for staff in the field.

The People Committee assists the Board in its governance role of ensuring the organisation operates effectively, efficiently, ethically and legally in the context of industrial relations and health and safety requirements.

Subject to the direction of the Board, the Governance and Nominations Committee oversees the selection of appointees to the Board to ensure the right mix of skills, experience and expertise.