Andrew Fairley AM

Andrew was appointed as the Chair of FARE on 1 July 2013. He practices as an equity lawyer with Hall & Wilcox Solicitors in Melbourne and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading superannuation lawyers.

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Andrew is Chair of Equipsuper, an industry superannuation fund with assets of $7.5 billion. He is also Chair of Parks Victoria, which manages 18 per cent of the State of Victoria.

Andrew has had considerable experience with the sustainable tourism industry, and currently serves as Deputy Chair of Tourism Australia. He has a long association with the philanthropic sector through multiple board roles and is Chair of the Sir Andrew Fairley Foundation and the Luke Batty Foundation. He also sits on a number of family boards as an independent director and is the Consul General for Finland in Victoria.

Andrew was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2015 for significant service to the community through contributions to, and support for, a range of organisations, to the law, and to philanthropy.

Jonathan Nicholas
BA (Hons) MPH
Deputy Chairman

Jonathan Nicholas was appointed a Director of FARE on 19 October 2011. He is the CEO of Inspire Foundation, the organisation behind the youth mental health service Jonathan was previously the Founding CEO of Inspire Ireland Foundation and a human rights consultant for AusAid and UNICEF in Indonesia and Cambodia.

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Jonathan currently sits on a number of advisory committees including the NSW Commission for Children and Young People and the NSW Expert Advisory Group on Drugs and Alcohol.

Jonathan is the Chair of the FARE Nominations and Remuneration Committee and also sits on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Funding Development Committee.

Steve Ella
MPhil, GradDip-IndigHP

Steve was appointed as a Director of FARE on 25 October 2013. He is the Manager of the Aboriginal Health Service at the Central Coast Local Health District. Steve previously worked for 18 years in the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Field.

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Steve was inducted into the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Honour Roll in 2012 at the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol conference in Fremantle, WA and was also awarded the First Peoples award at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference in Brisbane in 2013.

Steve is a mentor for the NSW Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Leadership group as well as lecturing at the NSW Aboriginal Health College and at Sydney University as an Adjunct lecturer. Steve has co-authored a handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work, and also serves on a variety of NSW Aboriginal drug and alcohol committees. Steve is also an executive member of the NSW Drug and Alcohol Network Executive Committee.

Steve serves on the Research Committee and the Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

Tony Walker
BA (Politics/International Relations)

Tony Walker was appointed as a Director of FARE on 25 October 2013. He is the International Editor for the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

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Tony is a former Political Editor for the AFR, and the Washington Correspondent. He has worked variously for the ABC, The Age and the Financial Times of London. His work as a correspondent covered postings in Beijing, the Middle East and North America. He is a dual Walkley Award winner for commentary.

Tony co-wrote Behind the Myth: Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Revolution (W.H. Allen, 1990) with Andrew Gowers.

Tony is also a board member and convener of the C.E.W. Bean Foundation. A graduate of The Australian National University, he now resides in Melbourne.

Tony serves on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Investment Committee.

Kirstie Clements

Kirstie was appointed as a Director of FARE on 6 June 2015. She is an author, journalist, speaker and former editor in chief (1999-2012) of Vogue Australia. Her memoir of three decades in fashion publishing, “The Vogue Factor” (MUP) was released in 2013 and has since become an international bestseller.

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Kirstie has co-authored two illustrated books on fashion, In Vogue Australia: 50 Years of Australian Style (Harper Collins 2009) and The Australian Women’s Weekly Fashion: The First 50 Years (2014) for the National Library of Australia. In 2015, she released her fifth book on style and business etiquette aimed at young people, titled Impressive: How to Have a Stylish Career.

Kirstie is currently employed as an editorial consultant to Bauer Media, predominately working on top line marketing, print and online concepts for Myer and Westfield. She is an also an ambassador for Camp Quality.

Kirstie serves on the Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as the Funding Committee.

Associate Professor Nadine Ezard


Associate Professor Nadine Ezard was appointed a Director of FARE on 23 February 2017. Nadine is the Clinical Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr Ezard’s body of peer-reviewed research focuses on building the evidence base for improved health interventions for marginalised populations. She has a particular interest in public health and clinical care linkages for reducing substance-related harm.

She is a registered medical practitioner and Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM), Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). She has previously worked for the World Health Organization and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Teresa Dyson
LLB (Hons), BA, MTax, MAppFin, GAICD

Teresa Dyson was appointed a Director of FARE on 23 February 2017. She is a lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience advising governments and the private and not-for-profit sectors on complex business and governance issues, strategic decision-making, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and social infrastructure.

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Teresa is currently a consultant at McCullough Robertson Lawyers, specialising in advising on taxation issues as well as governance and operations in the not-for-profit sector. She is formerly a partner of Ashurst Lawyers and Deloitte Australia and was named Lawyer of the Year in 2011 by the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.

Teresa is also Director of Energy Queensland, Deputy Chair of the Gold Coast Hospital & Health Services Board, and Chair of the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section. She is a member of the Boards of UN Women National Committee Australia and Opera Queensland Limited, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Lifeline Australia.

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Past Board Members

Mark Addy
BA (Graphic Design)

Mark Addy was appointed as a Director of FARE on 6 March 2014. Mark is the co-founder of 3TWINS a creative content marketing agency.

Mark is an advertising creative director for multiple platforms including screen, web, tablet, mobile and branded entertainment.

Mark’s experience in advertising has included creating campaigns for Australian Defence Recruiting, Schweppes, Heinz, Air New Zealand, Vodafone, Nestle and Mars.

Mark is one of Australia’s most awarded digital creatives, winning over 40 creative awards in 2012, including 4 Cannes Gold Lions for work on Defense Australia.

Born in South Africa, Mark is now a New Zealand citizen, and resides in Sydney.

Mark served on the Fundraising and Research Committees.

Kate Conigrave

Professor Conigrave was appointed as a Director of FARE on 19 October 2011. She is an Addiction Medicine Specialist and Public Health Physician based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

As well as caring for patients with alcohol or other drug problems, Professor Conigrave provides education and training for health professionals, including at the University of Sydney.

Professor Conigrave has co-edited clinical textbooks on Addiction Medicine and her research has been recognised by the Senior Scientist award from the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs. Her research includes a focus on early detection and treatment for alcohol problems.

Professor Conigrave has also had the opportunity to work in partnership with Aboriginal communities and agencies in urban and remote Australia on research and health promotion initiatives.

Trevor Riley QC

Trevor Riley was appointed a Director of FARE on 5 July 2016. Trevor studied a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Australia. He is an experienced solicitor who commenced practice in the Northern Territory in 1974. He was a partner of the Darwin-based firm Ward Keller (1975-1985). In 1985 he went to the independent Bar and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1989.

He was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court in 1999, and as Chief Justice from 2010. He has previously served as Chair on the Northern Territory Parole Board (2005-2010), as President and Vice President of the Northern Territory Bar Association, and is a former councillor and Vice President of the Law Society of the Northern Territory.

Trevor’s community service includes being a board member of St John Ambulance, serving as Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Northern Territory Football League Disciplinary Tribunal, and officiating as the AFLNT Affiliated Leagues Commissioner. He is a former Vice President of the Marriage Guidance Council (NT) and was a Director of the NT AFL Football Development Foundation (1997-2001). He is a Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University, where he has been a lecturer and mentor of law students for many years. He authored the book titled The little red book of advocacy.


David Crosbie
BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Spec Ed

David Crosbie was appointed a Director of FARE on 17 October 2001. David is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Council of Australia and was previously the CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia, the national peak body for the mental health field, the CEO of Odyssey House Victoria, one of Australia’s leading alcohol and drug treatment agencies and the CEO of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia.


Pippa Grange

Phillipa was appointed as a Director of FARE on 4 December 2013. Phillipa is a Doctor of Applied Psychology, the General Manager, People and Culture at Cotton On Group and the Director of Bluestone Edge Pty Ltd, which is a consultancy business helping sports people and organisations thrive. Her career has been spent providing strategic leadership to organisations and teams on culture, ethics and leadership, with Bluestone Edge focusing predominantly on elite sport. Phillipa was a Vincent Fairfax Fellow graduate (Ethics in Leadership) in 2010 through the St James Ethics Centre and is an international keynote speaker on the culture and ethics of sport. Phillipa is the Chair of the Research Committee and also serves on the Funding Development Committee.


Peter Thomas
B. Comm; FCA

Peter served as a Director of FARE on 27 May 2010 to 8 June 2016. During his time with the Foundation, Peter served as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, and on the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. He is a director of TFG International, a boutique consulting and advisory firm which specialises in the area of business strategy. Peter is a chartered accountant in private practice, providing specialist taxation advice as well as general business advice. Prior to establishing his own business, Peter was a partner at KPMG for 25 years. In the not-for-profit sector, he is on the board of Bluearth, a foundation which promotes healthy activity as a means of preventing disease in later life resulting from sedentary living. He also sits on the boards of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and Indigenous Business Australia which are Commonwealth government owned entities.


Bernadette Tobin
MA (Melb) MEd (Melb) PhD (Cantab)

Dr Tobin served as a Director of FARE from 2001 to 25 October 2013. She is currently the Director of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and Reader in Philosophy at Australian Catholic University. She is Honorary Ethicist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Conjoint Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and Conjoint Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.


Cheryl Bart AO

Cheryl Bart served as a Director of FARE from 17 October 2001 to 30 June 2013 and Chair from March 2010 to 30 June 2013. Cheryl is a lawyer and company director who serves as a Director on the boards of the ABC, Spark Infrastructure Ltd, South Australia Power Networks, Football Federation Australia, Audio Pixel Holdings Ltd, Local Organising Committee of the Australian Asian Cup 2015, SG Fleet Ltd, and the Australian Himalayan Foundation. Cheryl is also the immediate past Chairman of ANZ Trustees, FARE, South Australian Film Corporation, the EPA and the Adelaide Film Festival.


Coralie Ober

Coralie Ober served as a Director of FARE from 13 November 2012 to 15 March 2013. Coralie is retired as a Research Fellow from University of Queensland. She is Islander by birth with Aboriginal kinships in the Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT) communities of Cherbourg and Palm Island. Her Torres Strait Island kinships are with the Island of Saibai in the Torres Strait and her South Sea Islander kinships are with the Islands of Vanatau.


Scott Wilson
MIndigH (SubUse)

Scott Wilson served as a Director of FARE from 17 October 2001 to 13 November 2012. Scott is the State Director of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc, which is the only Indigenous organisation of its kind in Australia. In 2003, Mr Wilson was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Indigenous substance misuse issues. Scott serves on a variety of other national and state committees.


Ian Webster AO

Professor Webster served as a Director of FARE from 17 October 2001 to 19 October 2011, and Chair from 2001 to 2009. He is a consultant and Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine of the University of New South Wales. He is Patron of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia, Chair of the Australian Suicide Prevention Advisory Council, NSW Expert Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drugs and Governing Council of The Ted Noffs Foundation.


Timothy Costello AO
LLB, DipEd (Monash), Bdivinity (BTSRuschlikon)
Mtheol (Whitley) AO, Doctorate of Sacred Theology

Tim Costello served as a Director of FARE from 17 October 2001 to 19 October 2011. Tim is currently the Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Australia. Tim is one of Australia’s leading voices on social justice issues. He has taken a prominent role in national debates on issues such as gambling, urban poverty, homelessness, reconciliation and substance abuse.


Elizabeth Anne Mosey

Elizabeth Mosey (known as Anne) served on the Foundation’s board from 17 October 2001 to 13 October 2010. Anne has worked with remote Aboriginal communities for over 20 years in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia to assist them in the development of strategies concerning alcohol abuse and petrol sniffing. Anne is currently working as a consultant providing training, resource development, and community development support to government and non-government agencies in the areas of alcohol, community night patrols and inhalant substance misuse.


Peter Harald Nilsen d’Abbs

Professor d’Abbs served on the Foundation’s board from 17 October 2001 to 13 October 2010. He holds a position as Professor of Substance Misuse Studies at the Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, and adjunct appointments with James Cook University, Queensland, and the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth. He has conducted extensive policy related research and evaluation in the areas of alcohol problems, volatile substance misuse, and community-based interventions, particularly in Indigenous and rural/remote settings.


Ngaire Brown
BMed, MPHTM, FRACGP, Professor of Indigenous Health and Education

Dr Ngaire Brown served on the Foundation’s board from 17 October 2001 to 20 February 2006. Ngiare is currently the Medical Officer for the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and conjoint Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong. Her research and clinical interests focus on early childhood and adolescent well-being. Over the past two decades she has developed extensive national and international networks in Indigenous health and social justice, including engagement with the UN system.


Timothy Stockwell
PhD (London, UK)

Professor Timothy Stockwell served as a Director of FARE from 17 October 2001 to 1 July 2004. Timothy is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and Director of the Centre for Addiction Research of BC. He is a psychologist who accomplished both clinical and research work in the UK before spending 16 years with Australia’s National Drug Research Institute as Deputy Director and then Director. He studied Psychology and Philosophy at Oxford University and obtained a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. He was President of the international Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, 2005-7. He was the recipient of the prestigious international E.M. Jellinek Memorial Award for Outstanding Research on Social, Cultural and Policy Studies of Alcohol in 2013 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.