Through its reputation for making a real difference in the workplace, Converge International has attracted an influential and experienced governance and executive team with the skills and industry experience to help Converge International achieve its goal of increasing workplace wellbeing.
Terry Winters
In addition to his role as Chairman of Converge International, Terry is Chairman of TasmaNet Pty Ltd and past Chairman of Seeing Machines Limited (LSE: SEE), Intelledox Pty Ltd, AVA Risk Group Limited (ASX: AVA), Opportunity International Network Inc., and Australian Home Care Services. He is also a director of Redflex Holdings Limited (ASX: RDF), and Many Rivers Microfinance Ltd. Terry founded Link Telecommunications Pty Ltd in Australia in 1982 and led the creation of Optus Communications from 1989-1992 and served on the Optus Board until 1995.
Jenny George
PhD (Stanford); BSc (Hons) (Canterbury)
Dr Jenny George is the CEO of Converge International, joining the organisation in the role of CEO in January 2016 after serving as a non-executive board director for 2 years. Jenny has more than 15 years’ experience in executive roles at Melbourne Business School including serving as Dean for two years. Jenny holds a B. Sc. (Hons) with first class honours in Operations Research from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ and was awarded her PhD in Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, California, USA in 1999. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Non Executive Director
Russell Bricknell
Russell is currently CEO of Baptistcare WA Ltd one of WA’s larger providers of aged care services. Baptistcare WA provides Retirement Living, Home Care and Residential Care services in metropolitan and regional locations including the Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia. Russell has an extensive background in the aged care and community services sector, holds degrees in education, science and a masters in business administration, is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He was previously the Chief Executive of Aged Care Channel, overseeing operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand. Prior to this role, Mr Bricknell was Chief Operating Officer of Australian Home Care, a leading provider of home based care to people with disabilities in NSW and Victoria, General Manager of Baptistcare NSW and ACT, and Executive Director of Churches of Christ Care in Queensland.
Non Executive Director
Trevor Harvey
GradDipBus; BE (Hons); MIEAust; CP Eng; FAICD
Now consulting to the energy sector in Western Australia, Trevor is a former senior commercial manager for Synergy – the largest electricity retailer in Perth, Western Australia - negotiating and managing the company’s large wholesale electricity supply contracts. Previously manager of strategic human resources for Western Power Corporation, including a strong involvement in strategic corporate change management & building organisational capability, Trevor has also held responsible roles in planning & resource management, commercial and engineering project management and power station operations management. With a strong volunteering commitment, he has been involved in a variety of local community projects and service in national and local community organisations. He has 20+ years experience as a company director across the ‘for-purpose’ and ‘for-profit’ sectors.
Non Executive Director
Tara Commerford
Tara is an experienced media and technology leader with over 18 years of commercial experience in the management, operation and expansion of companies. She has held a range of executive leadership positions in multinational corporations, most recently as Australia/NZ CEO of GoDaddy – the world’s largest technology company dedicated to small business. Prior to this, she was part of the start-up team for LinkedIn Australia, responsible for driving the marcomms strategy for new-market entry across Southeast and North Asia. Tara has worked with several not-for-profits and is recognised by fellow industry leaders as an advocate for small businesses and start-ups, promoting technology adoption, and women in leadership. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).