Our Board & Advisors
Everyone on the WFEA Board is passionate about getting more women into our parliaments and public service.
Jennifer Morris, Founder and Chair
As a diversity and inclusion consultant, Jenny is a strong advocate for supporting female talent. She has been providing human resource advice and training to organisations since 1986 and founded The Orijen Group in 2000. Since then, Jenny has been responsible for the research, design and implementation of a range of bespoke coaching and mentoring programs in corporations, government and non-government organisations.
In 2014 Jenny received the AFR’s 100 Women of Influence award for her contribution to “creating a bolder and more diverse future for all Australians.”
Brynnie Goodwill, Deputy Chair
With a background in international law and advocacy, Brynnie is passionate about building healthy, sustainable organisations and communities where quadruple bottom-line values – economic, social, environmental, cultural – underpin decision-making and where business is engaged as a valued, responsive and supportive partner with community. She brings a deep knowledge of governance, combined with significant experience working with boards and committees.
Sally Aves, Treasurer
Sally is an experienced leader across the private, public and not for profit sectors; her career has focused on delivering high profile programs which depend on stakeholder collaboration, often within critical time frames and a compliance framework. An economist, Sally has enjoyed an extensive and varied career within large multi-nationals, start-ups, local government and academia in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.
Kat Henaway, Director
Kat is a descendant of the Meriam and Mua people of the Torres Strait Islands who has gained significant experience working in multinational organisations in Sydney, London & Edinburgh over the past 20 years. She has worked for some of the world’s largest private sector companies including Vodafone Hutchison, Arthur Andersons, ABN Amro, Société Générale, Ernst & Young and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In the public sector, Kat has worked for The City of Edinburgh Council, the UK Pensions Regulator, City of Sydney, UNSW and UTS.
In the women’s development space, Kat worked with UN Women Sydney Chapter and is currently Board Director for Women for Election Australia. Her latest venture is Women’s Business, an enterprise that connects women of colour to leadership opportunities. Kat is passionate about empowering marginalised women and believes that “Investing in women and girls is the most powerful way to change the world!”
Coleen MacKinnon, Director
Coleen is a diversity consultant and advocacy specialist with a passion for accelerating progressive social change. She is the Founder of Sydney-based InQ (Inclusivity Quotient), an agency dedicated to co-creating more inclusive companies and communities. She serves as Adviser to the Consult Australia Male Champions of Change and is the co-creator of #Engaging Men, an empathetic approach to authentically involve male leaders in accelerating workplace gender equality.
Deeply committed to increasing the representation of women in parliament, she has worked on a number of political campaigns, both in her native Canada and here in Australia. She strongly believes that our parliaments should reflect the diversity of the country in which we live.
Kriti Colless, Director
Kriti’s professional career started in marketing, moving rapidly into strategy, planning and digital transformation across IT&T, Management Consulting, Financial Services, Education, Government, Not-for-Profit and Professional Services. Kriti has a strong commercial background having worked across the globe with organisations like McKinsey & Co, Accenture, Telstra, Westpac and British Telecom. In addition to serving on the board of WFEA, Kriti is also part of the Central Coast Sustainability Association and the millennial think tank, What About Tomorow.
Elizabeth Crouch, Advisor
Elizabeth spent 16 years with the Federal government before moving into the private sector where she held various positions, including the role of Chief Executive of the Housing Industry Association. Elizabeth holds positions as Deputy Chancellor of Macquarie University, non-executive Director of SGS Economics and Planning, and Trustee of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. She was previously on the Board of Chandler Macleod Group prior to its sale to Recruit Holdings. Elizabeth chairs several audit committees including for the City of Sydney, Health Infrastructure and Railcorp and is a member of the Office of Environment and Heritage audit committee.
Imogen Boas, Advisor
After nearly 30 years of management experience in publishing, advertising, information technology marketing and her own business; Imogen is now devoting her energies to teaching ethics, being a board member, mentoring and helping women get elected to representative office. Using her skills to effect political and social change is proving very challenging but also rewarding.
Sonia Palmieri, Advisor
Sonia is an expert in gender and political participation, with an emphasis on parliaments. She has 15 years’ combined experience supporting parliaments as well as women’s access to, and participation in, political institutions. She is the author of seminal reports on women in parliament, including the IPU’s (2012) Gender-Sensitive Parliaments: A Global Review of Good Practice, and the OSCE ODIHR’s (2013) A Comparative Study of Structures for Women MPs in the OSCE Region. Having developed effective tools to promote gender equality in the work of parliaments, Sonia has facilitated parliamentary self-assessments in Uganda and Rwanda. She has strong UN experience, having worked with both the UNDP in Viet Nam and UN Women in New York.