Yvonne Keane AM

Board of The Sanctuary

As a child of domestic violence, Yvonne is grateful for the opportunity to lead The Sanctuary as its inaugural Chair. Yvonne was formerly the Mayor of the Hills Shire Council. An award-winning TV Producer/Presenter, Magazine Columnist, Yvonne is also the founder of SugarBaby Cosmetics and Hear the Children Early Intervention Centre. Yvonne’s work has been recognised with several accolades including 2016 NSW Local Government Woman of the Year, and the 2019 Third Sector Influencer of the Year.

Paul Hargrave

Principal Solicitor and Owner of Fox Cheshire

Paul is an experienced family and commercial lawyer, with the ability to communicate complex issues in a clear way, with attention and compassion to his clients’ needs.

Annabelle Daniel OAM

Women’s Community Shelters CEO

As CEO of Women’s Community Shelters, Annabelle Daniel has worked with local communities around NSW to establish and open five shelters in as many years at Hornsby, Forster, Castle Hill, Penrith and Bayside.

Carol Harding

Board of The Sanctuary

Carol was elected to the Board of The Sanctuary – The Hills Women’s Shelter in October 2018. Her main role is Community Engagement which involves speaking to organisations and groups, including schools, about the work of The Sanctuary and the impact of domestic violence.

Deborah Yates

Chief People Officer, Lendlease

Deb has extensive experience in Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. She has worked in the US, UK, Netherlands and Australia and is currently the Chief People Officer at Lendlease. Deb has long been committed to advocating for women and joined the Board of The Sanctuary in June 2020.

Jodie Varnai

Head of Governance, Hearing Australia

Jodie has over 20 years’ experience in the public, private and volunteer sectors. Jodie is passionate about supporting the local community and empowering women.

Daisy Brown

Chief Operating Officer, Hornsby RSL Club

Daisy brings her array of experience with operations, marketing, event management, community engagement and all things digital to the Board of The Sanctuary. She is passionate about using these skills to make a difference and change people’s lives.

Paromita Mitra

Direct To Consumer Director, ResMed

Paromita is an experienced omnichannel strategist, focused on driving business growth through implementing customer-centric acquisition and retention strategies. She currently builds and implements strategic omnichannel plans for ResMed DTC. She is keen to make a lasting impact in the community by advocating for gender equality and diversity.

Naomi Mitchell

Partner, KPMG Enterprise

Naomi is a Partner within KPMG Enterprise, with over 25 years of experience working across Australian tax consulting, advisory and compliance. She is passionate about her local community and empowering women and children to build safe futures.

Tania Minchella

Head of Marketing, Combined Franchise Services
Tania is a senior marketer with 15 years of marketing and communications experience across multiple industries including hospitality, retail and real estate. She is focused on applying her professional experience to deliver a positive impact in her community.

Cassandra O’Connor

Senior Manager - Global Risk Operations, Lendlease

Cassandra works in the global risk team for Lendlease and brings a wealth of experience across a variety of disciplines including project management, change and transformation, communications and stakeholder engagement. Cass is keen to utilise her experience across the public and private sectors to deliver positive outcomes for women and the broader community.

Kevin Bates

Group Head of Risk and Insurance for Lendlease

Kevin is the Group Head of Risk and Insurance for Lendlease and a prominent Risk Management Executive. With a senior executive career spanning more than two decades, Kevin brings a deep understanding of the commercial landscape and the contextual risk leadership capabilities and behaviours that enhance business performance.

Kevin has specialist knowledge in risk management, insurance, corporate finance, investment, and development  across the United States, Australia, Europe and throughout Asia.