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Tycho Buningh

Tycho Buningh

Chairman

Tycho Buningh is a port management and logistics consultant. Tycho has extensive experience in management and has held a number of senior executive roles in port administration and the shipping industry, including roles in port operations and port infrastructure planning, coastal shipping operations, business development, project management and commercial management. Tycho is also the founder of Winangali Logistics, an independent majority owned Indigenous logistics company providing road transport, warehousing, pick ‘n’ pack, inventory management, integrated logistics and supply chain solutions.
Rob Henry

Rob Henry

Director

Rob Henry has worked with marginalised groups at a grass-root level for over a decade. Since 2008, Rob has lived and worked with the Mentawai community in western Sumatra, conducting anthropological research focused on Indigenous cultural knowledge, oral literature and the cause and impacts of loss of connection with their culture, land and its resources. In 2014, Rob founded the Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) to empower the Mentawai community and other Indigenous peoples across the globe to reconnect with and further strengthen their culture as a means to prevent poverty. In 2017, Rob produced and directed award-winning documentary film, As Worlds Divide. In 2019, Rob co-editored the first-edition Mentawai Rereiket to Indonesian language dictionary. Rob held the position of Chairman of Directors on the IEF Board from 2014 - 2018. He continues volunteering his time as IEF President and working closely with our Indigenous partners.
Tri

Tri Duc Nguyen

Director

Tri Duc Nguyen arrived to Australia from Vietnam by boat as part of the UNHCR Refugee Program in the early 1980s, at a young age. Having benefitted greatly from growing up in strong supportive communities that encouraged cultural diversity and importantly retention, he is particularly keen to ensure that Indigenous cultures are maintained wherever possible and through empowerment. Professionally, he is currently the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Redundancy Payment Central Fund Ltd (Incolink), a redundancy fund for the Commercial Building and Civil Construction industry in Victoria and Tasmania.  He is an accomplished corporate lawyer with substantial commercial and legal experience, particularly in the areas of M&A, Capital Raising, Litigation, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance (ASX listed entities & Government), Company Secretarial & Compliance (ASX listed entities & Government), General Commercial Law, Property, Industrial Law and Intellectual Property. Tri has been in practice for over 22 years with 18 years in various senior in-house roles at ASX listed entities and Federal Government. He is a founding Board member of the Vietnamese Australian Benevolent Foundation (SA) and a Director of Clean Swell Dreaming Pty Ltd.
Jade Preston

Jade Preston

Director

Jade Preston has dedicated twenty years of her career to supporting disadvantaged individuals in align with her strong sense of social justice. Within her current role in the Department of Health and Human Services she is tasked with supporting vulnerable individuals with complex needs who are experiencing significant challenges navigating disability and mainstream systems. Jade works with people at risk of homelessness, justice involvement, children in the protection system and those unable to leave mental health facilities due to a lack of support in the community. An integral element of Jade's work is to empower each mainstream interface by building capacity, and ensuring each intersect is held accountable to their responsibilities. Jade brings a wealth of hands-on experience and knowledge to the IEF Board.
Greg Heath

Greg Heath

Director

Greg Heath is a professional sole trader with ten years’ experience within the environmental and social industry, both private and government sectors. For most of his career, Greg has worked with Coffey International as a Senior Consultant within the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment team; working on a wide variety of local, national and international projects across a range of industries. Greg has extensive experience designing, implementing and managing a range of environmental and social field surveys in Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Within this position, Greg has held roles including: field program manager for over 20 independent environmental and social surveys, survey mobilisation and logistics, in-field person in charge, team coordination, project risk management, health and safety, data management and survey reporting. He is skilled in the following areas: project management, stakeholder engagement, field survey management and execution, specialist study management, data analysis and interpretation, environmental and socioeconomic baseline characterisation, environmental and social impact assessment and management plans, and health and safety leadership. Prior to commencing work with Coffey, Greg was employed by the Victorian State Government as a Project Officer for the Central Coastal Board. Greg holds a Master Degrees in Social Science (Environment and Planning), RMIT University.
Andrew Lunardi

Andrew Lunardi

Director / Secretary

Andrew Lunardi is a lawyer at Allens in the banking and finance practice group. He recently completed a Masters degree in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford, after previously completing a Bachelor of Commerce and the Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne.
Rudy Kelemen

Rudy Kelemen

Director

Rudy Kelemen commenced his commercial real estate career with his appointment as “Associate Director”, City sales at L. J. Hooker (Vic) Pty Ltd in the early eighties. Following this as a partner at Raine & Horne from 1986-1990 during which he was in charge of major transactions. In 1993-94, Rudy commenced a partnership with The Buxton Group and was C.E.O. of Buxton-Kelemen Commercial Pty Ltd. In 1996 Buxton Kelemen Commercial was acquired by DTZ Australia, and Rudy was employed by DTZ in the role of Director (Special Projects). In 2001 Rudy opened his own agency trading as Kelemen Commercial Pty Ltd, specialising in providing personalised service in the Commercial property market. Rudy is currently servicing some 50-70 major property organisations providing a range of services from Advisory to Acquisition and Disposal of Commercial property.
DamianSutherland

Damian Sutherland

Treasurer

Damian Sutherland is Senior Director at a leading Australian Accounting firm, William Buck, and holds numerous Board positions.


Renae Lulham

Renae Lulham

Indigenous affairs and marketing advisor

Renae Lulham TBC
Pamela Varela

Pamela Varela

Financial advisor

Pamela Varela has over 9 years of actuarial professional experience. She has worked in various fields including consultancy, health insurance, workers compensations, data analysis and so forth. Pamela is passionate about education and helping others to thrive. Aside from this, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading and learning. etc.

IEF Constitution & Policy

IEF Constitution

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IEF Policies

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IEF Strategic Intent, 2018

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