Bill Hurditch

Chairman, Hagar Australia Director, since 2012

Bill is a Principal at Sydney-based business strategy and advocacy group, The Fifth Estate. He advises Australian and international firms on natural resource management, environmental technology and government policy, and has postgraduate qualifications in ecology. Bill has taught in Masters and undergraduate programs at Oxford University, he serves as a director of Moore Theological College, and is an ambassador for Business for Millennium Development.

Melanie Gow

Director, Hagar Australia, since 2012

Chief of Staff and Strategy at World Vision Australia, Melanie began work at World Vision Australia in 1995 in the policy and research division. She holds a Masters in Development Studies and in Public and International Law.
In 2000, Melanie left World Vision Australia to join the World Vision International office. Based in Geneva, she was co-chair of the UN’s Expert NGO Panel for the UN Study on Violence Against Children, and President of the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Melanie rejoined World Vision Australia in 2004 and took on her current role in 2011. Melanie is a member of the Advisory Board of Researchers for Asylum Seekers at the University of Melbourne.

Susie Condron

Director, Hagar Australia, since 2013

Susie is a Director and Principal of Sterling Group, an Engineering based Infrastructure Management and Project Delivery firm. She has 20 years experience within senior management leading change projects both in private and government organisations encompassing business strategy, operational design and supply chain.

Rod Dring

Director, Hagar Australia, since 2014

Rod is a partner in the Sydney office of PwC, delivering assurance and advisory services to a broad range of clients, and leading PwC’s Asia Pacific Technology, Media and Telecoms program. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Australia Korea Business Council, and has served as a non-executive director of Camp Quality.

Simon Creek

Director, Hagar Australia, since 2016

Simon is Managing Director of Perth-based law firm HHG Legal Group and leads its Family & De Facto law team. He is a founding member of Collaborative Professionals (WA) and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries. He has been published in numerous professional publications and presents regularly at professional conferences and on TV and radio. He has also served as a Director of the Albany branch of the Bendigo Bank.

Catherine Jacob

Director, Hagar Australia, since 2017

Catherine is the Founder and Director of Footprint Consulting and specialises in business diagnostics, vision setting, strategy development, strategy deployment and business improvement. She is a highly experienced General Manager with international management consultancy experience in a range of industries, and has previous roles in management and engineering in the building industry.