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Trustees

The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust has a board of Trustees, who are responsible to the Minister for Environment and Heritage, for overseeing the strategic objectives and policy direction of the organisation.

Most notably in the areas of:

  • maintaining and improving Trust lands;
  • encouraging the use and enjoyment of Trust lands by the public by promoting and increasing the recreational, historical, scientific, educational, cultural and environmental value of those lands;
  • ensuring the protection of the environment within Trust lands; and
  • maintaining the right of the public to the use of Trust lands.

The Trustees meet between six and eight times per year for full Trust meetings, and are also involved in a number of sub-committees relating to finance and audit.

Below is a list of the current Trustees. A list of former Trustees can be found here.


Current Trustees

Mr Brian Schwartz AM - Chairman

Appointed: 27 February 2019
Position Expiry: 26 February 2022
 

Mr Schwartz is the non-executive Chairman of the Scentre Group and was recently appointed non-executive director of Guardian Early Learning Group. He was previously a non-executive director and Deputy Chairman of Westfield Corporation, Chairman of IAG, Deputy Chairman of the Football Federation of Australia, and Deputy President of the Australian Museum.

 

Ms Fiona de Jong, LLB (Hons), BIT, AMP (Harvard)

Appointed: 1 January 2015
Position Expiry: 31 December 2022
 

Fiona is Head of Australia’s Nation Brand at Austrade, leading the Australian Government’s most ambitious global brand platform - to develop a unifying nation brand for Australia and its expression across government, private sector and community in order to inspire the world to visit, study, invest and do business with Australia. Fiona is a former triathlete and lawyer with 12 years’ in Olympic sport administration.  As the CEO and Director of Sport at the Australian Olympic Committee she delivered 10 Australian Olympic Team campaigns – 3 summer, 3 winter and 4 youth Olympic Teams - in 9 countries, making Olympic dreams a reality for over 1600 Australian athletes. Prior to sport, Fiona was an IT lawyer with law firm Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashursts) and implemented eCommerce projects with leading funds manager Colonial First State. Fiona holds degrees in Law (Hons), Information Technology and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. She is a board member of Surfing Australia, Governor of the Centennial Parklands Foundation, and former member of the AOC Executive, Australian Olympic Foundation, Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Marketing Commission and various IOC and sports advisory boards. As a recreational athlete, Fiona enjoys running and cycling in the Parklands and lives locally with her husband and young son.

 

 

Ms Caroline Gurney

Appointed: 28 June 2017
Position Expiry: 26 February 2021
 

Caroline Gurney is a Managing Director, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Australasia and Deputy Chief Communication Officer, Asia Pacific at UBS.  She is a member of the UBS Management Committee and a Director of the UBS Australia Foundation.  Prior to joining UBS in 2002, Caroline was Vice President, Director of Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific for Citibank N.A. Caroline has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Australia. Caroline is a member of the Ascham School Council; a director of Our Watch; the Advisory Council and the Dean's Circle, UNSW Medicine; and an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.

 

Mr Brian Long

Appointed: 28 June 2017
Position Expiry: 26 February 2021
 

Mr Long is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia And New Zealand and is a director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Onemarket Limited and Brambles Limited. Prior to his retirement in 2010, Mr Long had been a partner of Ernst & Young since 1981. He was the Chairman of both the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council (worldwide partner governing body) and of the Oceania Area Advisory Council (local partner governing body). He worked with the firm, primarily serving audit clients in many of the firm’s offices including Sydney, Perth, Toronto and Hong Kong with responsibility for major clients of the firm and specialising in significant transactions, initial public offerings and matters relating to governance and risk management. He is a member of Council of the University of NSW and a director of Cantarella Bros. Pty Ltd

 

Mr Robert Regan

Appointed: 21 November 2018
Position Expiry: 20 November 2021
 

Mr Regan is the Partner in Charge of Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney and Chairman of national not-for-profit peak body, Painaustralia.

 

Mr Patrick St John (CCC Representative) 


Appointed: 24 February 2020
Position Expiry: 26 February 2021

Patrick St John is the chair of the Centennial Parklands Community Consultative Committee. Patrick has lived in Coogee and Randwick for the last 30 years, and is a Parklands user on a daily basis. 

Patrick's use of the Parklands has evolved over the years. From pushing prams, holding family picnics, attending children’s birthday parties, teaching his daughters to ride their bikes, walking, exercising, cycling, cheering from the sidelines of school sport, walking his dogs, enjoying concerts and movies and walking the labyrinth.

Patrick believes we are incredibly lucky to have the Parklands in Sydney and that it is very important to maintain, protect and improve them for future residents. Patrick's professional background is in legal practice and management of a large professional services business. He brings to the CCC a knowledge of law, politics, infrastructure development, finance, corporate governance, organizational development, consensus building, change management, design thinking and strategy.