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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…

Emeritus Professor Jeanette Hacket AM

Emeritus Professor Jeanette Hacket AM has been a university leader and legal academic for more than 30 years after initially working as a legal practitioner.  She served as President and Vice Chancellor of Curtin University from 2006 to 2013 after having filled the roles of Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 2004-2006 and Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Enterprise…

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…

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