Independent Strategic Analysis of Australia’s Global Interests

The Board

Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery (Retd)

Major General The Honourable Michael Jeffery is the Founder and first founding Chairman of Future Directions International. He was born in Wiluna, Western Australia. He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into Infantry serving operationally in Malaya, Borneo, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam, where he was awarded the Military Cross and the South Vietnamese…

Major General John Hartley (Retd)

Major General John Hartley graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in December 1965. Three months later, he deployed to South Vietnam as a platoon commander with the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. He returned to Vietnam in 1970 as a senior adviser to a South Vietnamese infantry battalion. In these two appointments, he was…

Mr John Garland

Previously from an agricultural background John established what was then John Garland & Co in 1965 to specialize in rural associated property and business sales in Western Australia. Over the past 46 years the company’s expertise has grown to one where it is now recognized as a leader in the marketing and sales of lifestyle…

Professor Eeva Leinonen

Professor Eeva Leinonen joined Murdoch University as Vice Chancellor in April 2016, after three years of service as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Wollongong. Professor Leinonen has an academic background in linguistics and psychology and has extensive experience in higher education in the United Kingdom, Europe and internationally. Her academic research focuses on…

Mr. David Humann

Mr. David Humann FCA, FCPA, FAICD, serves as a Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Mincor Resources NL since September 30, 1999. He is also serving as Nonexecutive chairman of Advanced Braking Technologies Ltd and Atomaer Holdings Pty Ltd., Nonexecutive director of India Resources Ltd, as well as Director of James Anne Holdings Pty…

Mr Andrew Shearwood

Mr Andrew Shearwood is a partner of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, based in Perth, with particular expertise in corporate and financial services law. Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth, Andrew practised at Herbert Smith Freehills (and its predecessor firms) for over 30 years. For many years, Andrew has been a trusted advisor to boards and senior management…

Mr Tom Wallace

Mr Wallace was educated in Scotland. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Mr Wallace trained as a Chartered Accountant in Aberdeen, Scotland and then spent four years in an international accounting firm in London. He moved to Perth, Western…

Ms Rebecca Tolstoy

Rebecca Tolstoy operates a boutique Accounting Practice in Perth and Kalgoorlie. With more than 24years of business experience in Australia and Internationally,  she is also the CEO of a FinTech start up in Perth CBD. Rebecca is Chair, Co-Founder and Director – Path of Hope Foundation a joint venture between Rotary & The Salvation Army….

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