Anglicare WA Chairman, John Atkins

John Atkins AO
John Atkins joined the Anglicare WA Board recently after returning to Perth from London, where he had been appointed Western Australia’s Agent General to the UK and Europe. With an extensive career in law and commerce, spanning 40 years, John is well-respected and highly-regarded across the political and corporate divide. He has significant experience as a non-executive director of public, listed and unlisted organisations including a five year tenure as Chair of Lotterywest, ten years on the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA Board and nine years as Deputy Chair of the Committee for Perth. In addition to a Bachelor of Laws (UWA) and Masters of Law (University of London), John is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Simon Axeworthy


Simon Axworthy
Simon brings to the Anglicare WA Board a high level focus on strategy and analytics. He currently oversees PACE Consulting in WA - the internal consulting group at Rio Tinto. Previously, Simon has been a Partner at Azure Consulting and a Senior Manager at Bain & Company in their Californian office. Simon has a wealth of experience advising established philanthropists and major foundations on their operating models to maximise their investment impact – including Atlantic Philanthropies, The Poses Family Foundation, and Social Ventures Australia. He has an MBA from INSEAD (Dean’s List) and a Bachelor of Economics (1st Class Honours) from UWA, graduating summa cum laude.

Julie Baker

Venerable Julie Baker
Julie currently serves as Archdeacon and Diocesan Administrator of the Bunbury Diocese of the Anglican Church based in Bunbury, which includes committee work with the Diocesan Executive. Prior to this, Julie was the Ordained Minister and Priest In Charge  for the Parish of Pinjarra-Waroona which followed from her role as Priest Vicar in The Cathedral Parish of Llandaff, UK. Julie brings a wealth of expertise in pastoral care both from overseas and here in Western Australia and has made Mandurah her new home. Julie’s connections to the Church are complemented by the business skills she developed working in the aerospace industry before her ordination.   

Nicole Casley


Nicole Casley
Nicole is a Nyoongar and Ngadju woman with extensive family links throughout Southern WA. She completed a Bachelor of Laws at UWA and is currently engaged as a lawyer and policy Advisor at ASIC. Over the past 20 years, Nicole has worked in a variety of roles across State and Federal Government, in a commercial legal practice and as a claim lawyer for Australia's largest native title representative body. Her professional experience has had a strong focus on advocacy and social justice, and she has dedicated her career to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Nicole is a graduate of the Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal Women's leadership program and was a founding member and convenor of the Law Society of Western Australia's Aboriginal Lawyer's Committee. She also maintains memberships of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, the Aboriginal Family Law Services, and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance. 


Andrew Friars

Andrew Friars
Andrew is a part of the leadership of EY’s Asia Pacific Advisory Business and has worked around the world as a Management Consultant for almost 30 years.  Andrew has led many Strategy Implementations and the resulting transformations in critical areas such as Operations, Customer Service, Contact Centres, Risk, Finance, HR, Sourcing, Procurement and IT.


Jane Harries

Jane Harries
Jane is an experienced executive and brings to the Board more than 25 years' experience as a human resources business professional. She has worked in corporate and consulting capacities, both in Australia and internationally. Prior to joining the BGC Australia executive leadership team, Jane established a human resources advisory practice, plus held a number of executive leadership and executive director roles across a variety of organisations and sectors, including Wesfarmers Chemicals Energy & Fertilizers. Jane has extensive strategic human resources experience particularly in the areas of talent, organisational development and succession.



John O'Connor (Treasurer)
John is a former partner of PwC where he spent 34 years, including 24 years as an audit partner. He retired from PwC in 2013 and now holds a number of Non-Executive director roles.  During his time with PwC, John was Managing Partner of PwC Perth and led the Assurance practice in Perth. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and also a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. John is Chair of the Audit and Risk sub-committee.


Sue Robertson
Sue brings over 40 years’ experience working in the disability sector. From 1984 to 2014 she was Managing Director and co-founder of EDGE Employment Solutions, for job seekers with disabilities. In 1987 Sue was co-winner of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability’s National Research Prize. In 2005 she was awarded the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Western Region. In 2008 she won the List Inspire Woman of Influence Award. She entered the Disability Employment Australia Hall of Fame in 2011. Sue has served on national Boards and advisory councils in the disability sector and as a Board Member of the Disability Services Commission. Sue is Chair of the Service Quality sub-committee.  




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