Stephen Bell has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector specialising in strategic and operation planning, finance and human resources, and project management. His experience in the charity sector includes posts as Head of Programme Funding at Sight Savers International (SSI); Deputy Director of Programmes and Deputy Chief Executive at Children’s Aid Direct and 4Children respectively, Director of Brighton and Hove Sure Start, as well as positions with the British Overseas Network of Development Agencies (BOND), and in a consultancy capacity with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO). Stephen is currently actively involved in charitable work as Chair and Treasurer of the Friends Centre in Brighton and Chair of Investors in Development.
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Jennifer is a Partner and Head of Fund Investor Relations at 3i.
Since joining 3i in June 2005 she has co-led the acquisition of the Mayborn Group and co-led the take privates of Telecity Group and Redbus to create TelecityRedbus. In November 2007 she was responsible for the acquisition of Agent Provocateur. She currently sits on the boards of Mayborn, Agent Provocateur and Hobbs.
Prior to joining 3i Jennifer spent nine years at Terra Firma Capital Partners and Nomura’s Principal Finance Group (PFG), where she was Managing Director. In addition to numerous portfolio responsibilities, major deals that she led there include the privatisation of Angel Train Contracts and acquisition of Inn Partnership. Before PFG/Terra Firma, Jennifer started her career as a solicitor for Allen, Allen & Hemsley in Sydney and London. She holds a BA degree and LLB from the University of Sydney.
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Michael Johnson AM
Michael had a close relationship with Fred Hollows that continues with Gabi, and he has been involved with The Foundation from its very beginning. He was one of the team that set up The Foundation and has been a member of the Board, with two short breaks, since its establishment in 1992. Michael was appointed by the Board as Co-Deputy Chair in May of 2019, he is a Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation (HK) Limited, a Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya, and member of the Board’s Governance and Nominations Committee and Programs and Partnerships Committee.
Michael is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW. He has had extensive experience as a professional economist, educator, researcher as well as engagement in the practical work of delivering development programs. He currently teaches a Masters course on international aid at UNSW as well as giving occasional lectures in development studies and economics. He is also an editor of the research and policy journal, the Economic and Labour Relations Review.
In 2015, Michael was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the blind and those with low vision, to education, and to the community.