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Bridget Thakrar
Board Director
Director since 2021.
Bridget Thakrar
Bridget is a People and Safety executive currently working for South East Water and responsible for all facets of human resources, payroll, employee experience, and safety and wellbeing. She brings a wealth of experience in the people field, gained across various industries including construction and manufacturing at Grocon and Fonterra respectively. Bridget is the co-founder of In The Game, a game-based leadership consultancy and is an Activator as part of the SheEO movement. An AICD qualified board member, Bridget has a passion for driving high-performance outcomes by way of cultural transformation. From a personal perspective, Bridget is a staunch feminist, mum of two and aspiring Muay Thai fighter.
Emily Ryder

Emily Ryder

Chair

Director since 2019.
Appointed Chair July 2021.
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Raymond Burnett

Raymond Burnett

Deputy Chair

Director since 2018.
Appointed Deputy Chair July 2021.
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Kerrie McMahon

Kerrie McMahon

Treasurer

Director since 2018.
Appointed Treasurer 2021.
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Professor Karen Smith

Professor Karen Smith

Secretary

Director since 2020.
Appointed Secretary 2021.
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Bernadette Dobeli

Bernadette Dobeli

Board Director

Bernadette joined the wider collective of Brenda House in 1990.
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Kerryn McLean

Kerryn McLean

Board Director

Director since 2020.
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Lino Sinni

Lino Sinni

Board Director

Director since 2021.
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Paula Piccinini

Paula Piccinini

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed as CEO in 2019.
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