Foresters Community Finance Ltd ABN 32 087 649 296
Foresters Community Trust ABN 60 319 469 985
Foresters Community Finance Ltd (Foresters) is committed to high standards of corporate governance and has recently undertaken a complete review of its corporate governance practices. Policies have been established and approved by the Board and include:
- Board Charter
- Risk Management Policy
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Ethical Investment Policy
- Environmental Policy
Please contact us on 07 3851 8000 or
should you wish to receive copies of these policies.
Foresters’ Board of Directors
Directors do not receive remuneration for their work with Foresters Community Finance Ltd and Forester’s Members Ltd. The Board of Foresters Community Finance Ltd is supported by the following sub committees:
- Audit & Finance Committee
- Group Compliance Committee
WILSON, Therese (Ph D, LLM, BA LLB)
Therese is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Griffith University and teaches corporate law, banking and finance law and international commercial arbitration. She wrote her Ph D thesis on “Regulating to Facilitate Access to Safe and Affordable Credit for Low Income Australians.”
QUINN-WATSON, David (B.Science (Hons))
David Quinn-Watson is an actuary with more than thirty years experience in investments and advising on the financial management of insurance and employee benefits arrangements.
His clients include state government agencies, superannuation funds and listed and private companies.
He is Managing Director of the actuarial consulting firm DeeDeeRa Actuaries and previously held senior positions with some of Australia's leading financial services organisations and employee benefit consulting firms.
David is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree.
O’CONNOR, Morrie (B.Soc.Wk., M.S.W.A.P.)
- Coordinator, Community Living Association Inc
- Past President, Foresters Community Finance Ltd
- Member of Federal Department of Family and Community Services Advisory Board – Stronger Families & Communities Programme (2001 – 2003)
- Member of Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Advisory Board (2000 – 2003)
- President, Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS) (2000 – 2005)
- Past Director, Australian Oxfam/Community Aid Abroad National Board of Governors
- Past Director, Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)
- President, Nundah Community Enterprise Co-operative Ltd
- Part-time lecturer University of Queensland Social Work and Social Policy
Morrie has extensive experience as a director on a number of community organisations. He is a long-time community development practitioner in the Brisbane area, and is committed to being part of the process by which ordinary people address social, economic and environmental issues through mutual aid.
- Business Administrator, Community Living Association Inc
- Director, Foresters Community Finance Ltd (1992 – current)
- Advisor and Assistant to a local housing cooperative
- Presently on committees of management for two local community organisations
- Former President of Parents and Citizens Assoc. with local large high school which educates over 1200 students
As a part of Carmel’s commitment to volunteering within her community, Carmel has a long history of active participation on committees of management with local community organisations, including an energy conservation group and a local work cooperative. Carmel is a strong advocate for justice and equity for people with learning difficulties.
KEEHAN, Paul (B.Com, GAICD)
Paul is Executive Chairman of InterFinancial Corporate Finance and is a corporate financier and investment banker who has worked for more than 25 years in the corporate finance sector. Before joining InterFinancial in 1997, he worked for Merrill Lynch's investment bank division, having previously headed the Research Department in a stock broking firm. He has expertise in the areas of corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, valuation and capital management.
Paul has served on a number of company boards including the Port of Townsville and is a Panel Member of the CPA National Valuation of Equity and Other Securities Forum Group.
BARRAKET, Jo (PhD, GradCert University Teaching, BA Hons)
Jo Barraket is Associate Professor of Social Enterprise at The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, where she researches and teaches management and policy aspects of social enterprise and social innovation. Jo’s PhD was on the consumer cooperative movement, in which she has a long standing involvement. More recently, Jo led the first research effort to document the scope and activities of the Australian social enterprise sector. She has researched and published widely on social enterprise, and on relationships between governments and the not for profit sector in policy development and implementation. In addition to her Foresters board membership, Jo is a director of Feral Arts.
Ethical Investment Association and UN Principles for Responsible Investment
Foresters Community Finance Ltd has been certified by the Ethical Investment Association (EIA) according to the strict disclosure requirements under the RI Certification Program. The RI Symbol signifies that an investment product or service takes environmental, social, ethical and governance considerations into account along with financial returns.
Foresters Community Finance Ltd is a Signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.