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.
Vice President: Fiona Lander
Fiona Lander BA(Curtin), ExecMPA(Curtin), GAICD
Fiona has a unique combination of government, non-government and commercial experience as an Executive and Non-Executive Director. She holds an Executive Master of Public Administration and brings strategy, governance, human resources, information technology, communications and stakeholder engagement expertise to the Board.
Fiona is a Senior Executive and Consultant and has held numerous government positions including with the Departments of Health, Child Protection and Communities and with private companies Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Perth Airport Pty Ltd.
She is a Board Director of the WA Institute of Sport and held previous directorships with Fremantle Ports, South Metropolitan TAFE, Youth Focus, the Women’s Advisory Council and Healthway.
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.
Treasurer: David Morrison
In 2018, Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation welcomed David Morrison to the Meerilinga Board. With a business career spanning in excess of 28 years, David is a hands-on strategic marketer who has led a number of major client projects in the fields of brand development, digital strategy, television production and employee value proposition development and implementation. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University with Honours in Marketing.
After commencing with Adcorp Australia Ltd as General Manager of WA in 2003, in March 2011, David was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. As well as managing the company’s marketing agency operations across Australia and New Zealand, he has also spear-headed the establishment and growth of Showrunner Productions, Adcorp’s television production company specialising in factual documentaries and managed the investment in the global start-up video production business, Shootsta.
David is a Director of Volunteering Western Australia, the peak body for volunteering that aims to strengthen communities through volunteering by connecting volunteers from all walks of life with community-based initiatives and organisations.
Board Member: Claire Werner
“I have a passion for working with people and organisations, collaborating with them to foster peer learning and evolution in an increasingly complex, knowledge based and changing environment.”
Claire has been working in Learning and Development for many years and my approach is always grounded in real events and practical situations. Claire aims to challenge assumptions and stimulate genuine dialogue and learning. She has worked in and for public and private sector organisations and my experience spans managing training and assessment, learning and development, accreditation, quality control, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) design and management, business improvement, project management, research and organisational and cultural change. Claire’s recent work has focused on the reviewing and developing capability frameworks, organisational learning and development functions, organisational processes and quality systems.
Board Member: Jason Shapcott
“I thrive in roles where I can work with stakeholders to implement innovative evidence-based improvement plans that lead to success. My leadership experience, across the public sector spectrum, is diverse with experience across all aspects of school and system improvement.”
Jason has been working in education as a school administrator in the public sector for over 10 years. He is an experienced school principal with a strong focus on developing professional learning communities that are focused on improved learning outcomes and support for students. Jason has specialist expertise in building corporate capacity for public organisations to harness stakeholder support to succeed.