Tjerk (Jack) Dusseldorp
Jack is the Chairman of the Forum. Jack has Degrees in Social Science and Law and his working life has included time with the NSW Law Foundation, the Evatt Foundation and heading up the Office of Youth Affairs in the second Hawke government.
Jack has also served as a Board member of the NSW TAFE Commission and the Australian Student Traineeship Foundation, President of WorldSkills International from 1999-2011 and Chairman of the WorldSkills Foundation from 2011-2015.
In 2000, Jack received the Order of Australia Medal for services to education and to the community. He was awarded a Doctor of Social Science (Honoris Causa) by RMIT University in 2009. Read more.
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Teya Dusseldorp is Executive Director of the Dusseldorp Forum.
Teya worked formerly as a human rights lawyer with the Australian Human Rights Commission as an advisor to the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner and with the National Inquiry into the Stolen Generations. ?As an independent film maker she has produced a number of documentaries.
Teya has degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney and a Master of Arts from the University of Technology Sydney. In 2013 she was appointed an Honorary Associate of the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.
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Geoff was the head of the Commonwealth Bank’s property funds management and corporate real estate division, Colonial First State Property for almost 10 years following an extensive career in the property industry. He left the bank in 2005.
Geoff also has a long history with Lend Lease Corporation spanning over two decades. While at Lend Lease, Geoff worked in a variety of management roles, including Business Development Manager, Marketing Director and Chief Executive of Lend Lease Singapore, Malaysia and London.
Geoff is a director of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Limited, Challenger Listed Investments Limited, the St Laurence Group in New Zealand and the Dunmore Lang College at Macquarie University. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.
Lindie Clark is the Director of Macquarie University’s Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) program – a program that builds experiential, community-engaged learning into all undergraduate degrees. For many years she worked for the Commonwealth Government in the employment, industrial relations and occupational health portfolios.
In the mid-1990s she was awarded a Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy, which enabled her to complete a Master of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
In 2002 she authored a biography of Dick Dusseldorp, ‘Finding a Common Interest‘, highlighting the common interest philosophy which underpinned his highly successful business career.
Tom Dusseldorp is a marketing executive within the private sector and joined the Dusseldorp board in 2010. Tom has grown up with the Forum and has taken an active role in many of its skills projects over the years including early WorldSkills competitions and the ‘Skills across the world’ building initiative in Africa.
Tom’s current role brings a youth perspective within the board and through his marketing experience brings a stronger focus on the role of communications and creativity as a core part of any project or campaign.
Tom has an arts degree from UNSW and a number of certificates from strategic marketing courses attended at AFA throughout his career.
Donna Doyle is an educator with twenty- five years experience working with students who have found it difficult to engage with traditional educational providers. She is the founder of Educate Up, a business that provides institutions with targeted programs to develop students’ reading and writing skills.
Donna worked for 15 years in remote Aboriginal communities where she developed and delivered many community- based programs. For the past 10 years she has successfully raised the reading and writing skills of disengaged school students.
Donna has a strong commitment to research- based practice and has partnered with universities throughout her career.
Evan Kaldor is Founder and CEO of Kinderling, a radio station focused on kids and parenting. Prior to Kinderling, Evan was the General Manager of FBi Radio, a non-profit community radio station in Sydney focused on supporting local bands and artists.
Evan’s background is investment banking, where he worked for Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Grange Securities, both in Australia and the USA. Before returning to Australia in 2004, Evan completed a MBA at the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.</p?
Evan is also a Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects.