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Caroline de Mori AM

Executive Chair

Caroline was the driving force behind the creation of EON. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a businesswoman and company director. During her executive career, Caroline frequently travelled to remote areas of Western Australia. She witnessed first-hand the disparity between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, particularly in health. Recognising that poor nutrition was one of the key reasons for the health disadvantage, Caroline founded EON to partner with Aboriginal communities and schools to create access to fresh and affordable fruit and vegetables, and provide nutrition education and training. Since 2005 the innovative and unique EON Thriving Communities Program has been delivered to more than 40 remote communities across Western Australia and the Northern Territory, engaging and educating thousands of children and their families in the vital link between nutrition and health. In addition to being Executive Chair of EON Foundation, Caroline was for many years Chair of Landgate (Western Australian Land Information Authority).

In 2021 Caroline was awarded as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2021 Honours List. Caroline was recognised for her significant service to remote Indigenous communities – and to land management.

In 2012 she was the recipient of the Australian of the Year WA Local Hero Award for her work as an Indigenous health advocate, and in 2019 Caroline’s leadership skills were recognised by the Australian Institute of Company Directors when she received the PwC Director Award for Excellence in the Not-for-Profit Sector.

Katrina Burton

Director

Katrina has been a Director of EON since its inception. She is proud of the success of EON’s practical, community-based model and of the fact EON gives individuals and companies a chance to help Indigenous communities in a way that allows the people of those communities to grow strong. Katrina is a solicitor and has an extensive history as a non-executive director on a number of private sector and government boards. She is currently a Director of Sheila Foundation Ltd.

Camis Smith

Director

Camis currently works with and provides consultancy services to Keogh Bay, delivering their Working with Indigenous Employees training, plus a range of tailored training programs across the resources industry. As part of the Keogh Bay consulting team, he works with and contributes to complex assignments across Australia.

Born on a remote pastoral station in the East Pilbara, Camis grew up on Banjima and Gurama cultural lands (Country). He is fluent in Banjima and retains strong family, professional and cultural links across the Pilbara region. Camis attended primary school in Roebourne, high school in Perth, before going on to complete a Mechanical Trades qualification. He returned to study as an adult, completing a Diploma of Teaching Secondary and subsequently (over several years), completed a Bachelor of Education in Management (externally) while working full time.

Camis has worked extensively in State, Commonwealth and Territory Government Agencies, as well as the resource and energy industries. Prior to joining Keogh Bay, he was Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Affairs and Special Projects with Chevron Australia providing advice and guidance on Aboriginal employment, mentoring and retention outcomes, on cultural capability development within the workforce and on the effective progression of key activities in the company’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Camis brings to the EON Board wide-ranging experience and skills in engaging with Aboriginal communities across WA and the NT. Through collaborations with industry and government, he has worked to improve social justice outcomes as well as, education, training, and employment opportunities for all community members.

Jonathan Taylor

Director

Jon is a development economist with interests spanning community and regional development; planning for human services delivery in regional and remote communities; and the design, implementation and evaluation of effective social policy. Jon’s work spans the health, ageing and human services sectors, with an emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice, development and capacity-building.

Jon has 20 years’ management consulting experience, including 17 years undertaking a wide range of projects for Governments and Indigenous clients throughout Australia. 

Jon currently lives in Darwin and is an independent consultant working in conjunction with KPMG and Keogh Bay. He is formerly a Director in KPMG’s advisory practice in the Northern Territory, having previously worked for KPMG in both Perth and Canberra.  

Rokiyah Bin Swani

Director

Rokiyah Bin Swani is a Bard woman, who grew up living between Broome and Lombadina community.

Rokiyah attended boarding school away from home at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth (PLC) and completed a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Western Australia. She is currently engaged as Pathways Coordinator with Shooting Stars, an education engagement program for Indigenous girls living in remote and regional areas.

Prior to this, Rokiyah was working at PLC as the Indigenous Scholarship Program Coordinator. Rokiyah believes education is key to creating intergenerational change and enjoys working with young Indigenous women to reach their educational goals and find meaningful post-school pathways.

Before working at her old high school, Rokiyah worked within the not-for-profit space as a Scholarship Manager at MADALAH; an Indigenous scholarship program that offers secondary and tertiary scholarships. Prior to this, Rokiyah worked in the mining industry at BHP as a Human Resources Business Partner and was involved in diversity and inclusion projects, Indigenous employment and leadership development.

Dale Hillen

Director

Dale Hillen brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his role as a board member of EON. Born and raised in Katherine, Dale’s journey is deeply rooted in the Northern Territory (NT) community. His educational path and professional pursuits reflect his commitment to helping others grow.

Having completed his schooling in Katherine, Dale embarked on a diverse vocational journey, mastering three trades: butcher, light vehicle mechanic, and heavy diesel mechanic. His hands-on experience in various fields provided him with invaluable skills and insights into different aspects of the workforce.

Dale’s passion for empowering youth led him to his current role at a boarding house in Katherine. Here, he plays a pivotal role in guiding and supporting young individuals through their educational endeavours and transition into the workforce. His genuine interest in nurturing the potential of Katherine’s youth underscores his commitment to fostering a brighter future for the community.

Throughout his career, Dale has ventured into remote communities across the NT during his heavy diesel trade tenure. These experiences have not only enriched his professional repertoire but have also allowed him to forge enduring connections and friendships throughout the region.

Dale actively contributes to various initiatives aimed at advancing indigenous education, serving on the Indigenous Education Steering Committee in the NT, and holding a position on the board at WurlWurlinjang Aboriginal Health Organisation. His involvement in these organisations underscores his commitment to fostering positive change and empowerment within indigenous communities.

With an unwavering belief in EON’s mission and values, Dale enthusiastically joins the team, eager to contribute his expertise and insights. His depth of experience, community connections, and passion for youth development make him a valuable addition to the EON board.

Donna Donzow

Director

Donna joined the EON Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2024.

She is EON’s NT Operations Manager and formerly the Roper Region Project Manager delivering the Thriving Communities Program in the communities of Jilkminggan and Minyerri.

Donna is a ‘born and bred’ Kathrine local and mum of four children. She brings to the board a wealth knowledge and understanding of  Aboriginal communities across the Top End. For many years she worked as the Regional Coordinator for Community. This involved travelling between six communities, delivering health and wellbeing, community safety, alcohol and drug awareness, and youth diversion programs, as well as being involved with after-school care and night patrol. Donna is very passionate about health and nutrition, and loves talking to youth about reducing sugar intake and making healthy food choices. She has strong community ties to many local organisations and stakeholders in the Northern Territory.