About Us

Board and CEO


Tony Harrington AM
Chairman

Tony Harrington AM has a distinguished career in financial and professional services, with more than 35 years of business and strategic leadership experience, in Australia and internationally. Most recently, he was Managing Partner of MinterEllison. Prior to that, he was Global Managing Partner, Strategy & Transformation at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was a member of the PwC Global Executive Leadership Team. In 2002 he helped set up the PwC Foundation.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of FINSIA, Chairman of Workplace Giving Australia and advisor to the Sydney University Medical School.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2011 in recognition of his ‘services to the community through a range of philanthropic and charitable organisations’.


Greg Hutchinson AM
Deputy Chairman

Greg Hutchinson AM has been with Workplace Giving Australia since its founding, initially as the Chief Executive Officer and now as Deputy Chairman. Greg is a former Director and Advisory Partner at Bain & Company and has been with the firm for over 30 years.

Greg has also spent considerable time over the past 15 years in community leadership roles, primarily focused on social entrepreneurship, building a bridge between business and community. Greg is also a founding director of GoodStart Early Learning, a unique social enterprise providing early learning for 75,000 children under the age of 5 years. He was also a founding director of the Centre for Social Impact and several other NFPs in the areas of education, community capacity and the arts.

Prior to joining Bain, Greg spent ten years as an international banker in Australia and Europe, and several years as a visiting lecturer in Mathematics of Finance and Demography. Greg holds an honors degree in econometrics from Macquarie University and an MSc from the University of London.

In 2014 Greg was awarded an AM in the Australia Day honours ‘for significant service to the community, to philanthropy, and to business and social enterprise organisations’.


Tim Sims
Director

Tim Sims is a Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners and sits on the Boards of a number of the operating companies. He was Chairman and Managing Partner of Bain in Australia and South Africa and a Founding Partner of the LEK Partnership.

He has served on the Boards of the Garvan Foundation, Ravenswood School, ShareLife and Outcomes Australia.


Edward Kerr
Director

Edward (Ted) Kerr is a lawyer and for 22 years was a partner in the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He acted for a number of investment banks and other participants in the financial markets in relation to derivatives.

Ted has had a long association with WGA. He was the Chair of the Mallesons’ Workplace Giving Committee and was closely involved with the introduction of workplace giving at Mallesons in 2003 and the growth of the program until his retirement as a partner in 2008. Throughout this time he worked closely with WGA in relation to the implementation of the Mallesons’ workplace giving program. Shortly after leaving Mallesons he joined WGA as its CEO. Ted has a BA and an LLB from UNSW.


Peter Stumbles
Director

Peter Stumbles is a partner at Bain & Company. He is the head of Bain’s Asia-Pacific Financial Services practice.

Peter studied at the University of Sydney, where he received a Bachelor of Engineering, First Class Honours.


Jenny Geddes
CEO

Jenny Geddes joined Workplace Giving Australia (WGA) in July 2013. Jenny comes to WGA with over 20 years’ experience in the consumer electronics, public relations, new media and IT industries. Much of this career has been with Sony Australia Limited where she held senior roles in corporate communications, brand marketing and public relations. In parallel with this career, Jenny has been practically and strategically involved in the success of the renowned Sony Foundation.

Jenny uses her skills and background to continue to drive WGA’s mission of seeking widespread growth of workplace giving in Australia. Jenny has a Masters of Commerce in Marketing and Organisational Behaviour from UNSW and a Bachelor of Arts from ANU.