22 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michelle Collins Treasurer Michelle Collins has been on the board of the Newsboys Foundation and a member of the Audit Committee since June 2015. She became Treasurer of the Foundation in December 2015. A Chartered Accountant, Michelle was familiar with the Foundation having worked on Newsboys Foundation audits for some years. Michelle is Senior Accountant – Projects at the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. In her previous role as Assistant Manager with Grant Thornton, within Audit and Assurance, Michelle was seconded to London, England, and to Perth, Western Australia. She was also seconded to Victoria’s Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust for an industry based secondment. Each of these secondments provided Michelle the opportunity to represent Grant Thornton while also providing extensive exposure to a range of different business environments and the opportunity to further develop her skills. Michelle’s clients varied in size and included listed and unlisted entities from sectors such as manufacturing, mining, not-for-profit and services. Michelle said she was impressed by the support Newsboys provides to young Victorians through grants to a range of organisations. “There are so many diverse and disadvantaged young people that are supported by Newsboys and I feel it is a privilege to be a part of that,” Michelle said. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce with major studies in Indonesian/Malay and Accounting from La Trobe University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Deryk Stephens Former Treasurer Deryk joined the Newsboys Foundation board in July 2005. He was Treasurer of the Foundation from July 2008 to December 2015. Deryk has been chairperson of the Audit Committee since May 2009 and a director of the Newsboys Foundation Trust since July 2013. Deryk brings 50 years of business experience to the board. He has worked with major companies including BHP, Price Waterhouse, Bank of America, Jardine Fleming and Mallesons (Lawyers). He has also served as a director at Bank of America (Australia Ltd) and at Jardine Fleming (Australia Ltd). David Coombes Director David Coombes has been a director of Newsboys Foundation since June 2010 and has been a director of the Newsboys Foundation Trust, which receives donations on behalf of the foundation, since May 2013. David is a lawyer with more than 40 years’ experience. He specialises in taxation law. While growing up, he was a newspaper delivery boy, delivering the morning papers to South Yarra and Toorak. David joined Newsboys to help the Foundation assist young people to further their education, stabilise their lives and provide opportunities to develop their careers. David is a partner at Gadens Lawyers; a member of the Tax and Revenue Committee at the Law Institute of Victoria; a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia; a director at Wintringham Ltd; a director at the Wynn Group of Companies: Whitton Holdings Pty Ltd (Manor Investments Pty Ltd; Whitton Pty Ltd; Viton Pty Ltd); and a director at Octanex Ltd. David’s qualifications include: LLB (Bachelor of Laws), M Tax (Masters of Taxation) and CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser).