Board of Directors

LOUISE ARDAGH

Title Non-Executive Chairman
Qualifications BA; Grad Dip Bus, GAICD
Experience and Expertise Louise has extensive business experience in strategy and marketing and has spent her executive career delivering change and business transformation through enhancing the customer experience. Louise has worked as a CEO internationally and in executive roles in start-up businesses and large companies across banking, insurance, telecommunications and the automotive industry. Louise is a graduate of AICD and has been on the Ruah Board since 2015.

MONICA JURICEV

Title Non-Executive Deputy Chair
Qualifications  BBus, MBA
Experience and Expertise Monica is an experienced management consultant, with a career portfolio that spans higher education, public sector, mining and private enterprise and has an extensive background in supporting organisations through significant change. She has served for nine years on NGO/NFP boards, primarily in the Aged and Community Care sector.

MICHAEL TINDALL

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications MBA, LLB/BALaw
Experience and Expertise Michael has 10 years’ experience with the Australian Trade Commission, 4 years’ experience as Consul-General for Australia in Milan, Italy, and 5 years’ experience as Regional Director WA Australian Bureau of Statistics. General Management experience in a large and small public sector organisations – Business Strategy Planning, Business Plan Developments. Specialist business strategy consulting across the private and public sector.

MEGAN O’ROURKE

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications BEc, LLB (Hons), LLM
Experience and Expertise Megan is a commercial lawyer with over 20 years experience. She has worked in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Perth advising clients on complex transactions and financial system regulations. She has a particular interest in social impact financing. She joined the Ruah board in early 2017.

RICK HOPKINS

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications  BCom, PGradDipBus, GDipAppFinInv
Experience and Expertise Rick is a Chartered Accountant with over thirty years experience advising on corporate, taxation and accounting matters. Rick has experience as Chairman and Office Holder in a number of ASX listed companies and has been a lead advisor on a number of transactions. Rick has extensive experience in multi jurisdictional capital raisings, Australian mergers and acquisitions, financial services, alternate energy, mining, agricultural and property.

DANIELLE LEE

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications BEc and LLB (Hons)
Experience and Expertise Corporate lawyer with more than 24 years’ experience shared between private law firms and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Non-executive director of ASX listed companies since December 2015. Danielle provides legal consulting services to law firms and companies in the areas of corporate, governance, equity capital markets and legal risk management. She has advised a range of Australian public and private companies and Aboriginal corporations on corporate transactions including capital raisings, ASX listings, business and share acquisitions, shareholder agreements and joint venture arrangements and governance policies. Danielle has an interest in corporate governance and legal risk management.

 VICKY BURROWS

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications  Dip Yth Work, BA, M.A.T.S
Experience and Expertise Vicky is currently the Director of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Perth and a Sessional Lecturer in Social Justice at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations, a Masters in Theology and is currently engaged in Masters of Philosophy exploring Politics, Laity, Catholic Teaching and Gender. She has previously worked in the areas of youth development, leadership, faith formation, outreach, education and Aboriginal affairs on a local and national level.

 TONY CURRY

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications EdD; MEd; BEd
Experience and Expertise Tony is a qualified teacher who has worked in both primary and secondary settings number of regional and metropolitan schools. He also has significant experience as a Principal, the most recent of these being a ten-year tenure at Mercy College (Koondoola), a large K – 12 of over 1600 students. Tony currently holds the position of Director Leadership & Employee Services at Catholic Education Western Australia.
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