EON Directors
  • Caroline de Mori
      Caroline de MoriChairman

      Caroline was the driving force behind the creation of EON. She has more than 25 years’ experience as a public relations and corporate communications manager and until recently was the proprietor of a specialist corporate communications consultancy. Caroline frequently travelled to remote areas of Western Australia in her role as a consultant to WA based companies and witnessed the need for better education, training and health services in Aboriginal communities. In setting up EON she felt that she could put something back into this State and provide an opportunity for other individuals and corporations to help a part of our community in need. In addition to her work with The EON Foundation, Caroline is a member of the Landcorp Board of Directors. Caroline is the recipient of the 2012 Local Hero of the Year Award for her work as an indigenous health advocate.

    • Danielle Blain
        Danielle Blain

        Danielle is a businesswoman, political and community volunteer and director of the Schaffer Corporation Ltd, a former member of the Premier’s Treasury Advisory Group and a former Pro-Chancellor of Edith Cowan University. She is the founding patron of the University of WA Centenary Trust for Women, and also established the Leaders Forum of WA. Danielle was a member of The Federal Executive of the Liberal Party of Australia for 10 years, first as WA State President and then as a Federal Vice President. She was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Executive has been actively involved in numerous school, university, government and charitable Boards.

      • Harvey Coates
          Harvey Coates

          Dr. Harvey Coates is a Paediatric Otolaryngologist and Clinical Professor at the University of Western Australia, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University Department of Otolaryngology. As at 2016 Harvey is the immediate former senior ENT Surgeon & Head of Department at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children with 39 years of service and; Former Chairman Aboriginal Sub-committee of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. His current research interests include Indigenous children’s ear disease. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005 for his work and research in paediatric otolaryngology and ear disease in Aboriginal children. He has won several other awards including the inaugural RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal (2015), Life membership of Better Hearing Australia (WA) (2015), The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology (2013), the Deafness Council WA Inc. Dr Harry Blackmore Award (2004) the Australian Lions Foundation William R. Tresise Fellow Award for humanitarian services (2002) and the Fiona Stanley Medal (2001).

        • Katrina Burton
            Katrina Burton

            Katrina is a solicitor and a director on a number of private sector and government boards. She has been involved with EON since its inception. Katrina shares Caroline’s commitment to creating an avenue for companies and individuals who have benefited from the strong Western Australian economy to direct some of that benefit to indigenous communities in a way that allows to people of those communities to grow strong.

          • Kaye Butler
              Kaye Butler

              Kaye Butler is the general manager of Human Resources for Chevron Australia. She is responsible for people services including: recruitment; onboarding, benefits administration, organisational leadership and personnel development, industrial relations and medical services. Kaye has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) and Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology. Kaye is a Director on the Boards of the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and the EON Foundation.

            • Paul Coates
                Paul Coates

                Paul is a Chartered Accountant with experience in the areas of financial management, accounting and taxation. As a Manager within KPMG Australia’s Private Enterprise practice, Paul provides advice on tax, finance and accounting matters that impact upon private organisations. He has worked with clients across a range of industries including within the not-for-profit sector.

              • Paula Rogers
                  Paula Rogers

                  Paula Rogers has over 20 year’s Management, Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience in roles such as General Manager, Professional Services BD, Communications and Marketing Manager, Advertising Director, GM Sales and Marketing, Publisher and CEO. She has outstanding expertise developed in client relationship management with an influential extensive network of contacts in many key sectors in WA and across Australia and internationally. Paula is a strategically driven communication expert, passionate about the impact and power of social media and its use to promote and develop stakeholder engagement and brand promotion. Throughout her career she has created, developed and managed events and generated sponsorship. Paula is a Director on the Boards of Heritage Perth and the EON Foundation.

                Team Members

                Perth office

                • Anjie Brook
                    Anjie Brook

                    Anjie Brook is EON’s General Manager with responsibility for the leadership of the EON team and assisting the Board to deliver EON’s strategy and services. Anjie has a Master in Education and has spent the majority of her career working in the Western Australian education sector specialising in the area of supporting youth at risk and inclusive education. Anjie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leadership, education and schools to the Foundation.

                  • Anna Dunnett
                      Anna Dunnett

                      Anna Dunnett is EON’s Office Administrator with responsibility for EON’s day-to-day function. Anna is studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Humanities majoring in Business Law and International Relations at Curtin University and has spent a number of years working in the Western Australian education sector.

                    • Anna Morris
                        Anna Morris

                        Anna Morris is EON’s Financial Controller with responsibility for EON’s day-to-day financial management and accounting. Anna is a CIMA-qualified management accountant and has spent the majority of her career working in the UK retail industry in a variety of management accounting and group reporting roles. She moved to Perth in 2011 with her West Australian husband and prior to joining EON worked as a Senior Business Analyst within the mining services industry.


                      • Jo Rose
                          Jo Rose

                          Jo Rose is EON’s Central Kimberley based Project Manager. Jo has lived and worked in some remote places both in Australia and overseas. With her background in commercial cooking and growing she brings another diverse set of skills to the Thriving Communities Program in the Yakanara, Yiyili and Jarlmadangah Burru Communities.

                        • Laura Priest
                            Laura Priest

                            Laura is our East-Kimberley Project Manager and has lived in the East Kimberley for the last six years. She has her own native plant nursery and is a founding member of the Kunnunurra Community Garden. Laura is passionate about our responsibility to regenerate the land and build local food security.

                          • Suzanne O’Connell
                              Suzanne O’Connell

                              Suzanne is EON’s Broome Project Manager. She has lived and worked in the Kimberley for nearly 20 years and has extensive experience in training horticulture, cooking and healthy lifestyle programs in remote indigenous communities. Suzanne works across the EON Thriving Communities program with emphasis on food, nutrition and hygiene and visits the Dampier Peninsula communities at least once a fortnight.


                            • Jenny Hurse
                                Jenny Hurse

                                Jenny Hurse is the Pilbara-based EON Project Manager. Jenny has a Diploma of Applied Science in Amenity Horticulture and has practical, management, horticultural and sustainability experience gained whilst managing a number of community programs including working for Tropical Forestry Services Australia. Jenny brings a mix of skills and experience including excellent horticultural knowledge, certificate training for young people in horticulture, and working in Aboriginal community environments.

                              • Stacey Turale
                                  Stacey Turale

                                  Stacey is our East Pilbara-based Project Manager. Stacey has a Diploma in Youth Work and Community Services and has worked with at risk Aboriginal Youth across the Pilbara for over six years. She has gained many years of experience in youth program development and engagement programs. Stacey is passionate about community development, nutrition and improving health outcomes for young people in remote areas.


                                • Sabrina Hahn
                                    Sabrina Hahn

                                    EON’s consultant horticulturalist Sabrina is a landscape consultant and designs natural play spaces for children. She also features weekly on ABC Radio. Sabrina is a passionate sustainability practitioner, published author and public speaker and has been an integral part of EON since 2007 consulting on garden set-up, overseeing technical issues and supporting EON’s Project Managers.

                                  Advisory Panel
                                  • The Hon. Chief Justice Wayne Stewart Martin AC
                                      The Hon. Chief Justice Wayne Stewart Martin AC

                                      Wayne Martin attended North Perth Primary School and Christchurch Grammar School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) in 1973 from the University of Western Australia. He then completed a Master of Laws from the University of London in 1975 and was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1977.

                                      After being a Senior Litigation Partner with Keall Brinsden from 1984-88, he joined the Independent Bar in 1988 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 1993. From 2001-2003, he was Counsel assisting the HIH Royal Commission in Sydney. He served as President of the WA Bar Association from 1996-99, Chairman of the Law Reform Commission of WA from 1996-2001, President of the Law Society in 2006 and Director, Law Council of Australia in 2006.

                                      Mr Martin was appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 1 May 2006. He was appointed as a Judge of the Court, a Judge of the Court of Appeal and as the Chief Justice of Western Australia. Chief Justice Martin was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia on 11 June 2012.

                                    • Dr. Erica Smyth
                                        Dr. Erica Smyth

                                        Born in Geraldton, Dr Smyth has over 30 years’ experience in the mineral and petroleum industries. She has a Bachelor of Science from University of Western Australia and an Applied Master of Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In 2008 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Western Australia. She started her career as a geologist working in Canada and Australia, before moving into government affairs, from where she retired to take on various board roles and consulting at the end of 2004

                                        She has devoted her time to numerous boards, foundations and companies, including The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Limited, Toro Energy Limited, WA interactive science centre Scitech, IndiEnergy, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the Diabetes Research Foundation of WA.

                                        In 2010, Dr. Smyth was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the industry and as part of the Women in Resources Award.

                                      • Jonathan Taylor
                                          Jonathan Taylor

                                          Jonathan Taylor is an associate director within KPMG’s social policy group based in Perth. Over the past 10 years he has worked on a wide range of advisory assignments for government and Aboriginal organisations in Australia, having previously worked as a UK based researcher and consultant for the International NGO Training and Research Centre and at the European Commission Directorate General for Development.

                                          He has extensive experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice and development, economic development and participatory planning for service delivery in regional and remote Aboriginal communities.

                                          Jonathan has undertaken numerous consultancies for all levels of government and not-for-profit organisations in the areas of program and policy evaluation, program planning and design, social and economic impact assessment, the preparation of economic development strategies, feasibility studies and business plans and governance and agreement reviews, including extensive remote field work in Aboriginal communities.