Through its reputation for making a real difference in the workplace, Converge International has attracted an influential and experienced governance and executive team with the skills and industry experience to help Converge International achieve its goal of increasing workplace wellbeing.
Terry Winters
In addition to his role as Chairman of Converge International, Terry is Chairman of Seeing Machines Limited, Intelledox Pty Ltd and past Chairman of Opportunity International Network Inc., and Australian Home Care Services. He is also a director of Redflex Holdings Limited, Many Rivers Microfinance Ltd and Future Fibre Technologies Limited. Terry founded Link Telecommunications Pty Ltd in Australia in 1982 and led the creation of Optus Communications from 1989-1992 and served on the Optus Board until 1995.
Jenny George
PhD (Stanford); BSc (Hons) (Canterbury)
Dr Jenny George is the CEO of Converge International, joining the organisation in the role of CEO in January 2016 after serving as a non-executive board director for 2 years. Jenny has more than 15 years’ experience in executive roles at Melbourne Business School including serving as Dean for two years. Jenny holds a B. Sc. (Hons) with first class honours in Operations Research from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ and was awarded her PhD in Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, California, USA in 1999. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Non Executive Director
Russell Bricknell
Russell is the Chief Executive of the Aged Care Channel and brings 13 years’ experience in senior roles in the Aged and Community Care sector to his role on the Converge International board. Prior to this role, Russell was Chief Operating Officer of Australian Home Care a leading provider of home based care to the elderly and people with disabilities in NSW and Victoria. Russell’s previous experience includes General Manager of Baptist Community Services NSW and ACT; Managing Director of Integrated Aged Care a specialist consulting and management company; Chief Executive Officer of Churches of Christ Care in Queensland and Senior Manager, KPMG Consulting. In his roles Russell has advised public and private companies, not for profit and public sector organisations on Strategy, Leadership, and Change Management initiatives. Russell has also filled Board and leadership roles in a range of industry bodies representing members in a variety of forums.
Non Executive Director
Trevor Harvey
GradDipBus; BE (Hons); MIEAust; CP Eng; FAICD
Trevor is a senior commercial manager for Synergy – the largest electricity retailer in Perth, Western Australia - negotiating and managing the company’s large wholesale electricity supply contracts. He previously served as manager of strategic human resources for Western Power Corporation, including a strong involvement in strategic corporate change management & building organisational capability. Trevor has also held responsible roles in planning & resource management, commercial and engineering project management and power station operations management. He has eleven years experience as a company director. Trevor has a strong volunteering commitment and has been involved in a variety of local community projects and service in various community organisations. Trevor provides regular mentoring through Kid’s Hope Australia.
Non Executive Director
Tara Commerford
Tara is the Vice President and Managing Director for GoDaddy Australia & New Zealand. Tara has more than 15 years of experience leading the setup, operation, management and expansion of companies, with a focus on market entry, strategic development and leadership. She played a key role as a member of the startup team for LinkedIn Australia where she was responsible for driving brand awareness, as well as monetisation of business units across the Asia Pacific. Tara is an advocate for small businesses and startups, technology adoption and women in leadership and technology.