BOS Australia Committee
Australia is a volunteer committee that is elected annually. Following
the AGM held on 18th October 2012, the current committee is:
Tony Gilding (NSW)
Tony was elected as a committee member of BOSA in 2009, became acting President in mid-2011 and was elected as President in October 2011. He has developed solid relations between BOS Australia and BOS Foundation Indonesia on his recent trips. He manages the web site and administration teams as well as assisting with fundraising. Tony has been actively working with the Australia committee to develop energetic and innovative awareness and fundraising programs for BOS Australia for the next year. Tony was previously Vice President of Australian Orangutan Project (AOP) for eight years and is currently a director of Rainforest Rescue and joint founder of the Palm Oil Action Group. He has served on many boards and was previously CEO of Australia’s largest gift importer.
Louise Grossfeldt (NSW)
Louise is one of the supervisors of the Primate Unit at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo where she has worked for the past 20 years specialising in the husbandry and management of a range of different primate species. Lou has been involved in BOSA for the past eight years and has been a committee member since 2007. She provides animal husbandry advice on the care of the non-releasable orangutans held within the BOS sanctuaries in Indonesia. Lou also has a teaching background so is responsible for the Orang-u-friends program, encouraging school children to learn more about orangutans, the issues facing these animals in the wild and how they can help.
Deborah Mohr (SA)
Deborah Mohr is a chartered accountant
with over five years experience working with non profit organisations in
Sydney, London and Uganda. Prior to working with non profits, she trained at
PriceWaterhouseCoopers and brings sound technical experience to the board.
Secretary Jade Harley (NSW)
Jade has extensive experience in cross-platform sales solutions, event
production, content creation and integrated media planning for brands. She was
formerly head of integration at Peer Group Media, Associate Publisher of The
Music Network, General Manager of Australia’s largest festival event company
Future Entertainment and Managing Editor of youth title 3D World for nine
years. Jade is a passionate animal lover and joined us in July 2010 with the
aim of contributing with the development of a strong and diverse calendar of
fundraising events and strengthening media relations and marketing.
is a chartered accountant specialising in tax advice with over 16 years
experience working with medium to large business entities. She is has taken
over the role of volunteer coordinator and has been very active in fundraising
events. She is committed to the survival and protection of animals and has
joined BOSA to assist with achieving our goals wherever possible.
Cathy Heawood (NSW)
Cathy is a Certified Practising Marketer with over 14 years of financial services marketing experience gained in Australia and the UK. Cathy joined BOS Australia in 2010 and is responsible for running the adoptions programme. She brings to the Committee specialist marketing skills gained in the corporate environment and a commitment to the survival of orangutans.