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John Thame

Chairman of St.George Foundation

John has over 30 years experience in the retail financial services industry in senior management positions. He joined the NSW Building Society in 1971 and oversaw the conversion of the Society to Advance Bank in 1985. John served as Chief Executive Officer (and Managing Director) of Advance Bank from 1985 until its merger with St.George Bank in January 1997.

He served as Chairman of St.George Bank Ltd. and St.George Life Ltd. from 2004 to 2008. He also served as Deputy Chairman of St.George Bank Ltd. from September 2004 until December 2004.

Christine Parker

Governor of St.George Foundation
Group Executive, Human Resources, Westpac Group

Christine was appointed to Westpac Group’s Executive Team in October 2011. As Group Executive, Human Resources, Christine leads the HR function for the Group, responsible for strengthening our service oriented and inclusive culture, attracting and retaining the best talent, developing and helping our workforce to grow skills for the future, rewarding and recognising our people and ensuring the health and wellbeing of our people. Christine also oversees the Group’s Customer Advocate function, corporate communications, and supports the CEO and Board on culture and conduct.

Since joining Westpac in 2007, Christine has held a variety of senior leadership roles including Group General Manager, Human Resources and General Manager, Human Resources for Westpac New Zealand Ltd.

Before joining Westpac, Christine held senior HR roles in a number of high profile organisations and across a range of industries, including Carter Holt Harvey and Restaurant Brands New Zealand.

Christine was previously a Director of Women’s Community Shelters and is a current member of Chief Executive Women, a Governor of St.George Foundation and member of the Veterans’ Employment Industry Advisory Committee. 

Martine Jager

Governor of St.George Foundation
Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, Consumer Bank, Westpac Group

Martine Jager is a C-suite executive with more than 20 years demonstrable experience across operational, strategic and large people leadership roles. As Westpac Group’s Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, Martine is responsible for the bank’s interactions with its 9 million customers and more broadly the community within which it operates.

Martine is passionate about customers, communities and people, and has the belief that when we get it right, we have the potential to help positively change people’s lives. She lives in a world of possibility, and by the guiding principle that putting what is right for the customer first allows the best solutions come to surface.  Throughout her career Martine has always been a key contributor to the CEO and Board of Directors illustrating her ability to understand and drive key strategic imperatives.

Martine became a Governor of St.George Foundation in February 2013.

Danny Robinson

Governor of St.George Foundation
General Manager, St.George Leagues Club

Danny became a Governor of St.George Foundation in October 2002.

He has been a very prominent member of the St.George Community since he first joined St.George Leagues Club in 1974.  During this time he has held directorships at St.George Illawarra Rugby League Football Club, St.George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation and St.George Hospital.  He was Vice-President of the New South Wales Rugby League between 1992 and 1998.

Jo Horgan

Governor of St.George Foundation
Founder and Co-CEO, Mecca Brands

Named Ernst and Young’s Australian Entrepreneur of the Year in October 2018, Jo Horgan has completely redefined the Australian beauty landscape, championing retail innovation and delivering the ultimate beauty experience to her customers. Horgan founded Melbourne-based Mecca Brands in 1997 with the first Mecca Cosmetica store in Melbourne’s South Yarra. Today, the Mecca Brands' footprint encompasses over 85 stores around Australia and New Zealand in the form of four unique retail destinations: Mecca Cosmetica, Mecca Maxima, MECCA and mecca.com.au. MECCA Brands is a privately owned and operated Australian company, has consistently ranked in the Top 5 BRW’s Best Places To Work study for the past five years (placing second in 2017), and employs over 2500 people.

Jo Horgan is on the board of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation and the Edward Wilson Trust, is a member of Chief Executive Women, a Governor of St.George Foundation and is a proud supporter of The Hunger Project - a non-profit organisation devoted to empowering women and children to end poverty.

Horgan was also awarded the Founder’s Award at Women’s Wear Daily’s Beauty Inc Awards in 2018 and in 2014 was named by Women’s Wear Daily’s Beauty Biz as one of the top 50 most influential people in the global beauty business.