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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 38 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.

Danielle Blain AM

Director

Danielle is a businesswoman, and a political and community volunteer. She is a Director of Schaffer Corporation Ltd and a former Pro-Chancellor of Edith Cowan University. She was a founding patron of the University of Western Australia’s Centenary Trust for Women. 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. Her contribution and dedication have been recognised with the awarding of Life Membership of the Liberal Party of Western Australia. She has been actively involved in numerous school, university, government and charitable Boards. In 2010 she was inducted into the inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame and in 2018 was appointed as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia.

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 16 years undertaking a wide range of projects for Governments and Indigenous clients throughout Australia. He has extensive community consultation experience, including extensive remote field-work experience in Indigenous regions across the country.

Jon currently lives in Darwin and is a Director in KPMG’s advisory practice in the Northern Territory having previously worked for KPMG in both Perth and Canberra. Before coming to Australia from the UK in 2004, Jon spent 4 years as a consultant with the International NGO Training and Research Centre; consulting to major International Development NGOs and including a period as a stagiare (intern) within the European Commission Directorate for Development in Brussels.

Roger Martin

Director
Roger is an experienced executive with a strong background in government and public affairs.
Roger began his career as a journalist, reporting on politics and business, before moving to work at Woodside Energy where he was vice president of corporate affairs. He subsequently moved to a fintech start-up providing software trading solutions to buyers and sellers of commodities. Roger has most recently worked in the Western Australian Government as chief-of-staff to the State Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Lands, Aboriginal Affairs and Energy.
He is currently director of a private corporate advisory firm, Wyatt Martin Pty Ltd, which provides support to corporations on public affairs issues including land access, Aboriginal Affairs and government approvals.
Roger is also a non-executive director of Province Resources Ltd, which is developing a green hydrogen project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.
Roger has a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University and Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Murdoch University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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 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. Having experienced boarding school at PLC herself, Rokiyah is able to engage with students, families and school staff to create a culturally safe environment where students can thrive and succeed.

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.