Our team
Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Cavanagh

A Taungurung person from Victoria, Anthony’s career spans over 30 years working in recruitment, training, operations and community services in both the private and government sectors. Before taking over from founding Ganbina CEO, Adrian Appo OAM, in 2013, Anthony held senior management roles with the Chandler Macleod Group and Worktrainers. Earlier in his career, he worked with Human Services Victoria in residential care facilities for disadvantaged and displaced children and young people. Anthony has served on various Boards including as Chair of Mitchell Indigenous Education Group and as a member of the Mitchell Community Health Service and the Meadows Youth Foundation. He has a Diploma of Business and holds qualifications in Quality Management, Risk Management, Workplace Safety and Environmental Management.

The Board

Chair: Sean Armistead
Joined 2015

A Potaruwutj Padthaway person, Sean is Group Manager, Indigenous Programs at Crown Resorts. Earlier in his career, he worked as National Indigenous Programs Manager with KPMG, Business Operations Manager at Hewlett Packard, and as a Policy Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Sean was instrumental in the development of several community Indigenous organisations including co-founder of CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, Worawa Aboriginal College and Tarwirri Indigenous Lawyers Association. He has a Bcom in Management & Marketing from the University of Melbourne.

Deputy Chair: Lynne Jensen
Joined 2011

A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law, Lynne was most recently the Company Secretary and Group General Counsel of the Melbourne based construction and development company Grocon. She is also a former partner of national law firm, Allens Arthur Robinson and of Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Lynne co-founded her family’s successful boutique winery, Bress, in Harcourt, an award winning sustainable farm enterprise producing wine, cider, olives, honey and vegetables. She is the Deputy Chair of the Board of Save the Children Australia.

Treasurer: Dion Hershan
Joined 2015

Dion is Head of Australian Equities within Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Australia having held positions with Goldman Sachs JBWere as Managing Director, and in proprietary trading and asset management. Earlier in his career, Dion spent a number of years in New York as a fund manager at Citadel Investment Group and as an analyst and fund manager for Fidelity Investments in Boston. He is a former Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne. Dion has a BCom and BA from Monash University, Melbourne, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York.
  Secretary: Keith Gray
Joined 2012

Keith is a former Principal of Wanganui Park Secondary College (WPSC) in Shepparton. A long time Ganbina program partner, the College has over 12,000 students and is recognized for its innovative approach to learning and development. Keith is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and has spent most of his career in the secondary education system in Victoria and Western Australia. Now retired from full-time work, he works on a casual basis as an academic in mentoring and coaching roles at Latrobe University and at WPSC.

Member: Dean Jarrett
Joined 2015

Dean is a Gumbaynggirr-Gureng Gureng-Boonthamurra person. He is a Principal Partner of professional services firm, Global Professional Services International; has lectured at UTS, UWS and Macquarie University on management and Indigenous topics; and held board roles relating to Indigenous health, employment, land rights, social enterprise and economic development. Dean has a Masters in Management and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2015, he is undertaking a PhD (UTS Business School), focusing on Indigenous Australian and American Indian entrepreneurship and supplier diversity.

Member: Karen Milward
Joined 2016

Karen is a Yorta Yorta woman. She has over 20 years’ professional consulting experience, advising governments, organisations and communities on Indigenous employment, career development and leadership, governance, board and staff development, strategic community and business planning, cultural awareness and competency training. Earlier, she held a number of senior policy and program management positions in government. She is the Chair of Indigenous Leadership Network Victoria, Aboriginal Housing Victoria and First Nations Foundation and is a Director of First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry.