Chair of the Board
Paul Khoury, B.Sc, GD Ed, MA, GD App Finance, SF Fin, GAICD, has more than 30 years’ experience in the Investment Management & Security Services industries across the US, UK and Asia-Pacific regions having held numerous senior positions at the Director, CEO and COO levels.
Paul is currently Managing Partner of Cove Partners, a consultant to the Financial Services industry specialising in business strategy, governance, and operations transformation.
Previously, he held senior roles in the areas of investment management, operations management, and actuarial consulting for several domestic and international investment managers and industry service providers. These included Link Group, State Street Corporation, Focus Investment Management, Hambros Hopkins, GIO, MIRA Consultants and IFA Australia.
Paul joined the Board in March 2018 and is a member of the Education Strategy Oversight Committee. He was elected Chair of the Board on 24th May 2023. Paul is a member-elected Director.
Karen Orvad, B.Comm, MBA (Exec), CA, GAICD, has over 25 years’ experience in Risk, Internal Audit, Governance, Board Advisory and Strategic Human Resources including executive coaching, culture assessment and change management.
Karen is a former KPMG Partner and has worked with some of the worlds most recognised brands in the corporate, government, financial services and not-for-profit sectors.
Karen is the Chair of the Board of St George Community Housing (SGCH) and a member of its Audit and Risk, Safety and Sustainability and People and Culture Committees. Karen is an independent member of the NSW Treasury Audit and Risk Committee. Karen is a specialist adviser in the areas of risk culture and behaviour and in assisting organisations identify and address both the human and structural elements needed for effective governance.
She joined the Board in 2019 and is a Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. She was elected Deputy Chair in July 2021. Karen is a Member-elected Director.
Marielle Latour, B.Ec, Exec MBA, GAICD, is a Non-Executive Director and Business Consultant that has worked across various industries including financial services (30+ years), health services and sport. She is experienced in marketing and distribution, M&A and strategy with strong commercial acumen.
She is currently a non-executive director of CBHS Corporate Health Fund Pty Ltd and Member of the Audit and Risk Committees. Her board portfolio has included Deputy Chair of a mutual health insurer, Chair of a privately-owned pharmacy services business, a credit union, sports technology business network and a national sporting organisation.
Marielle joined the Aspect Board in November 2018 and is Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and a Member of the Governance Committee. Marielle is a member-elected Director.
Pamela Rutledge AM, BA Dip Social Work, MAICD, FIPAA, has over 40 years’ experience managing and leading complex health, community services and mental health services. In her early career, Pamela worked as a Social Worker in front-line mental health service delivery, and was the Executive Officer of the Richmond Inquiry, which significantly influenced the delivery of services for people with a mental illness and those with a developmental disability.
Before joining the not-for-profit sector, Pamela had extensive experience in senior roles in the NSW government, including experience in health, housing, and ageing and disability.
Pam moved to the not-for-profit/community-managed sector in 2009 to become CEO and Company Secretary of Richmond Fellowship of NSW and then CEO of the merged Flourish Australia (RichmondPRA Ltd), a role she retired from in 2017.
She joined the Board in 2018 and chairs the Governance Committee. Pamela is a member-elected Director.
Paul Vevers, PSM, GAICD, BA (Hons), CQSW, Dip Management Studies, is a management consultant working in the human services area. Prior to retiring from the role, he was a Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, with responsibility for public housing, local child protection services and some disability services.
Paul started his career working as a group parent in a Rudolph Steiner residential facility in Switzerland and then had a variety of management roles in child protection in London.
Since moving to Australia in 1999, Paul has had senior management roles in regional and metropolitan areas, focused on social housing, child protection and homelessness. Paul was awarded a Public Service Medal for services to homeless people.
Paul joined the Aspect board in August 2018 and chairs the strategy sessions of the board. He is also a member of the Education Strategy Oversight Committee. Paul is a member-elected Director.
Dr Emily Russo,
Emily Russo, B.A., B.Ec. (Hons), M.I.A., Ph.D., GAICD, has over 20 years’ experience in talent management, consulting, strategy, stakeholder management and academia. She advises organisations on talent management and has a background in professional services consulting in Australia and the US with firms such as KPMG and CEO Forum Group, now part of Gartner Inc.
Emily is an Industry Fellow with the University of Queensland Business School and has research interests in the areas of talent management, diversity equity and inclusion in organisations, and neurodiversity in the workplace. She has numerous publications and has presented her research at international conferences, guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, and during media interviews, such as on ABC Radio National.
Emily joined the Board in March 2020 and is a Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and the Governance Committee. Emily is a member-elected Director.
Tori Haar, BBehavSc(Psych), BA, DipGov, MDisSt, has over seven years’ experience in the government and not-for-profit sectors including project coordination, policy development, research administration and data analysis. She is an autistic woman and has been active in the autistic community since receiving her diagnosis in 2013.
From September 2016 onwards Tori has worked for the Autism CRC, of which Aspect is an Essential Participant, in a variety of roles including as secretary for the Australian Autism Research Council and developing the current version of the Sylvia Rodger Academy Future Leaders program. Prior to this, she worked in the federal public service for the Department of Social Services.
Tori received a Westpac Social Change Fellowship in 2019 to recognise and further her work around leadership and capacity building in the autistic community and was formerly a founding member of the Aspect Advisory Council.
Tori joined the Board in December 2020 and is a member of the Governance Committee. Tori is a member-elected Director.
Georgina Harrisson, BSc, MAICD is the former Secretary of the NSW Department of Education. A leader with over 20 years experience leading public policy reform and public institutions with a consistent focus on social policy areas including disability and education.
Georgina has experience of working at senior levels in Government across multiple jurisdictions. She began her career in the UK Civil Service where she worked on government priorities in immigration and cybercrime. She went on to work in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit where she worked at the heart of government, supporting delivery of major policy commitments.
In 2012, working for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Georgina co-led the taskforce that established the NDIS. She went on to support the implementation of the scheme in NSW during her time with the Department of Family and Community Services.
Georgina joined the NSW Department of Education in 2017and was appointed Secretary in April 2021, where she led the development of educational services for schools, championed the first disability strategy for NSW Public Schools and developed a system wide approach to school improvement and led the response to COVID 19.
Georgina is currently pursuing her passion for policy development and reform in the not-for-profit sector.
Georgina joined the Board in November 2023 as a Board-appointed Director to fill a casual vacancy.
Jenny Bridge BEc, MComm, MTax, Exec MBA, ACA has over 20 years of operational and consulting experience working in, and consulting to, education, government, commercial and not for profit organisations.
In her role at Scyne Advisory, Jenny works across the early childhood, school, TAFE and Higher Education sectors on strategy development, operations, workforce strategy and enterprise transformation to optimise outcomes for students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders. Jenny's work across the education sector has had a focus on student experience, wellbeing and how tertiary education institutions (TAFEs and universities) work with the education provider sector. Prior to joining Scyne Advisory (and PwC) Jenny held executive roles at Think Education Group (now known as Torrens University) and the Australian Institute of Music. and various commercial roles.
Jenny joined the Aspect Board in December 2023 as a Board-appointed Director to fill a casual vacancy.