Board of Governors
President: Bruno Camarri AM LLB
“I am involved with Meerilinga because of its commitment to the advancement of children, particularly, within their family and the community.”
Since 1969, Bruno has worked as a corporate lawyer, primarily representing clients in energy and natural resources, construction and technology industries. From 1979 to 1987, Bruno was the managing partner of the Perth office and a member of Freehills’ National Board. He is now a senior member of Freehills’ National Energy and Resources team.
He has advised both private industry and government in relation to joint ventures, sale, purchase and delivery of assets and commodities, financing, construction, foreign and local takeovers, taxation, capital raisings, due diligence, titles (including native title), corporate governance and technology transfer. Between 1994 and 1996, he was Senior Counsel for the Western Australian Commission on Government.
Bruno is also a private investor in farming, engineering, land subdivisions and tourism and actively participates in these businesses.
He has been the Chairman of Board of Governors of Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation Inc since 1994, is the Patron of United Way (WA) Inc. and is a Trustee of The Royal Institute for the Blind Foundation. Bruno is a Member of the College of Law Advisory Board, University of Notre Dame Australia and was awarded the Butterworth’s Lawyers Community Service Award (1998), the St. Georges Rotary Community Services Award (1999) ), named a Paul Harris Fellow (1999) by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and honored as a member of the Order of Australia 9 June 2008.
Treasurer: Graeme Sheard
Graeme started his tertiary qualifications at the University of Western Australia and combined that with full time employment upon joining KPMG partway through his academic life in 1984.
He has now been a partner for 19 years and has over 29 years experience working for KPMG in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Thailand.
During his professional life, he has spoken widely about taxation matters, worked on a voluntary basis in community organisations and maintained a highly active lifestyle participating in a range of sports over many years.
Graeme is in the Perth Office, Partner in Charge of the KPMG Private Enterprise division, which provides a range of audit, tax and advisory services to private companies and family-owned businesses. He has a broad range of clients, but has a particular focus on the mining, mining services and energy and natural resources industries as well as the property sector.
Vice President: Fiona Lander
Fiona Lander is a Partner with Deloitte Australia, working in the Public Sector Consulting area.
She was previously an Executive General Manager with Perth Airport Pty Ltd for more than six years, where she had responsibility for a range of functions over time including policy, government relations, stakeholder engagement, communications and media management, customer complaints, marketing, business systems and risk management, human resources and information technology.
Prior to joining Perth Airport, Fiona held a range of Senior Executive roles in human service portfolios in the State Government for more than 10 years. She has also worked for a number of State and Commonwealth Ministers providing policy advice.
Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Science), an Executive Master of Public Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Fiona holds a number of non-executive director board positions including Director – Youth Focus and Vice President – Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation and was formerly a Director – Fremantle Port Authority, Members – Women’s Advisory Council and Member – Healthway.
Board Member: Dr Helen Grzyb
Director of Helen Grzyb and Associates since 1997, Dr Grzyb is an expert in the field of governance, stakeholder engagement, executive coaching and strategic planning. Boasting a substantial client list including: Department of Finance (WA), Landgate International (WA), Northern Development Taskforce for the Department of Industry and Resources (WA), Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Australia, Federal Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and most recently Clough Projects Ltd, Dr Grzyb’s advice is highly sought after throughout Western Australia.
Prior to starting her own business, Dr Grzyb held numerous senior policy positions in the WA Government.
As well as being Director of her own successful company, Dr Grzyb also works as a cabinet-appointed member of the Western Australian Charitable Collections Advisory Committee.
Aside from these professional positions, Dr Helen Grzyb continues to find time to contribute her expertise in a variety non-governmental organisation (NGO) board member roles. Dating back to 1988, Dr Grzyb has sat on the board of NGOs such as: Rosewood Care Group, Open Gardens Australia, WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rocky Bay Inc., Quadriplegic Centre Inc., Presbyterian Ladies College, and the list goes on.
With a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development, a Master of Commerce and a Doctor of Philosophy to name a few, Dr Grzyb brings an equally impressive list of academic qualifications to her position on the board of Meerilinga.
Through these industry roles and her academic experiences, Dr Grzyb has contributed to broader industry development, advocacy to governments and the development of partnership opportunities, particularly in relation to small and medium enterprises in their key relationships with the corporate sector.