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the board

Chairman - Colin J G Smith FAICD FRMIA RFGRC CPRM

Colin enjoyed a 42 year career in the insurance & risk sector and has also been engaged as a Non-Executive Director. Colin has acted as CEO, COO and Managing Director of a number of companies employing from 10-500 employees and was a Non-Executive Director of Rail Corporation NSW, a large government body responsible for rail throughout NSW. Colin is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nicholas Bolto

Nicholas Bolto has worked in the community and social justice sectors since his undergraduate years including as CEO of numerous regional and national charities. Nic conceived The Difference after reading photojournalist Jim Goldberg’s “Rich and Poor” between philosophy and and media studies lectures at Monash University. After a twenty year incubation period and now in year three, The Difference offers a new angle on old issues so that problems faced by many Australians can be more readily solved.

Nic is a fellow of AIM, AICD, a past Churchill Fellow and Chairman of Chapter Seven Limited, publisher of The Difference.

Damian Richmond

Damian brings nearly 5 years of experience of working with the social sector as a a community banking manager with bankmecu. One of Damian's key functions is to look for banking solutions to key social issues and has dealt with many organisations who work in the area The Difference reports on. Damian is also a founder of HopeBuilders who deal with disadvantaged orphans and widows in Uganda.

Daniel Bignold

Daniel Bignold is currently the Managing Director of a Consulting firm – Saqqara Enterprises. Prior to this he held several roles in the General Management, Sales and Marketing areas: He was the Executive General Manager of the online comparison company - iSelect Pty Ltd; the Head of Residential and Head of Commercial at the online property portal - realestate.com.au Pty Ltd; the Global Marketing Director of a healthcare software company - TrakHealth Pty Ltd; the Managing Director of a strategic business consulting firm – The Marketing Dept. and; Brand Manager and Sales Operations Manager at IBM Australia.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Commerce.

Dr Fiona Tweedie

Fiona gained her PhD in Ancient History from the University of Sydney in 2009. Since then, she has worked in research and policy for a number of government and nonprofit organisations including the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. As a local ambassador for the Open Knowledge Foundation, she has extensive experience in community building and events management. She currently works as a research community manager at the University of Melbourne.



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