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JFF (AUSTRALIA) BOARD

John Fawcett

John Fawcett

Founder

John Fawcett, former ceramacist, educationalist and Deputy Director of the Perth Technical College, is the Founder of the foundation bearing his name.

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John has been living in Bali since 1983, after relocating there to recover from a life-threatening medical accident in 1981, which kept him hospitalised for nearly three years. John quickly recognized the great medical need on the island and, with assistance from Rotary Australia and Rotary International, began the humanitarian work which subsequently took over his life, first establishing a Cleft Lip and Palate Program in 1989 and then the Mobile Eye Clinic for Cataract Surgery in 1991. The establishment of The John Fawcett Foundation and its Indonesian counterpart, the Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia in 2000, brought these and other, smaller, projects together under one organisation. 
Winston Jones

Winston Jones

Chairman

Win was born in Wales in 1939 and migrated to Australia with his family in 1952. His career comprised 22 years in banking (1955 – 1977) and 30 years as a small business proprietor (1977 – 2007).

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In 1987 Win accepted an invitation to join the Rotary Club of Dalkeith and he continues to be an active member. In 1996 he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship, and was Club President in 1999/2000. In 2002, he received a ‘Sapphire Pin’ attachment to his Paul Harris Fellowship award. His wife, Margaret, also received both awards. In 2008 Win received a SERVICE ABOVE SELF award, one of only 150 such awards granted annually worldwide. In 1991 Win became involved in the Rotary Project –‘Bali Eye Clinic’ and worked with the Management Committee until the formation of The John Fawcett Foundation (JFF). He joined the JFF Executive Board in 2002. Following their retirement in 2007, Win and Margaret, have increased their involvement in the Foundation, and are regular and frequent visitors to Bali. The awards mentioned above are in recognition of the work done for Bali Eye Clinic/The John Fawcett Foundation over the years. In October 2015 Win was elected Chairman of the Foundation. He looks forward to continuing to assist the people of Indonesia for many more years.
Roger Hussey

Roger Hussey

Vice-Chairman

Roger Hussey was appointed a JFF Board member in February 2013. He started his career with a Law Degree (WA) followed by a Masters Degree in Economics (Oxford) before commencing a business career.

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He established the Century Holdings Ltd investment group and became Chairman of a range of ASX listed companies in industrial, mining and resources activities. Roger was previously Chairman of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and also the Child Health Medical Research Institute (WA). He is currently Deputy Chairman of Landgate WA and WA Neuroscience Research Institute. He divides his time between his business and Board activities in Perth and Bali.
Philip Andrew

Philip Andrew

Secretary/Treasurer

Philip Andrew was appointed to the board in October 2016.He attended the annual general meeting held in Perth in April 2016.

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 From that meeting Phil took over the treasurer’s role from the retiring Pat Emery. Since then he has “computerised” the accounting function of the Foundation and has proposals to introduce the same level of accounting function to the Bali office. Phil has an accounting background and a range of commercial experience which should assist the foundation in meeting the challenges going forward. He continues to be actively involved in various private commercial activities. Since semi retiring Phil has been active in the “not for profit” sector holding various positions in sporting, farming and community organizations. Phil was introduced to John Fawcett by his son Tom Andrew, who is a pharmacist at the Captain Sterling Pharmacy. The pharmacy has been supplying the foundation with pharmaceutical products for many years.
Dean Bowker

Dean Bowker

Board Member

Dean graduated from Claremont Teachers College in 1957 and for the next 26 years taught across a variety of subjects in London and Western Australia.

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In the early 1960s he returned to teach at his ‘alma mater’, Christ Church Grammar School (CCGS). Over the years he accepted a number of academic leadership roles before moving across to administration. He became the inaugural Director of the CCGS Foundation. In this capacity over a 20 year period he developed frameworks for the school in fundraising, marketing, public relations and alumni relations. For his work in development he was elected a Fellow of the Association of Development and Alumni Professionals in Education in 2000. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the CCGS Old Boys’ Association in recognition of his 25 years as Secretary to the Executive Committee. He retired from CCGS in 2005. Meanwhile, together with his wife Jill and two sons, Clay and Jon, Dean became a regular visitor to Bali. A friendship was formed with John Fawcett, and in 2008 Dean volunteered his services as a Fundraising Consultant to the Board. Seven years on and after recommending the establishment and ongoing maintenance of a database and an Annual Giving Program, Dean continues to be inspired by the work of the Foundation, finding the opportunity of working with a variety of people and cultures and creating new relationships both enjoyable and challenging. Dean was appointed to the JFF Board in 2015. What Dean enjoys most about this humanitarian organisation is the camaraderie, tradition, networking, service, membership and the renewing of hope and uplifting of lives through social interaction and philanthropy.
Kylie Harrison

Kylie Harrison

Board Member

Kylie Harrison was appointed to The John Fawcett Foundation Board in May 2015. She has become increasingly involved with the Foundation since first visiting Bali in 2010 

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 with her partner, Dr Tim Cooper, who assists with the Children’s Corrective Surgery Project. Over the past five years she has witnessed firsthand what the Foundation is capable of achieving, and has been profoundly influenced by its Founder, John Fawcett. Hence her desire to contribute in some way. Kylie has a strong background in Business Development, Sales and Marketing.  She has worked in the finance sector for GE Commercial as well as Health Care, and has also spent time as an Executive Assistant in Business Consulting. She has previous philanthropic experience, having contributed to fundraising projects with The John Fawcett Foundation, Rotary and Autism Australia. Kylie is looking forward to being proactive with the Board, having a particular interest in promoting the Foundation through social media. 
Richard Elsey

Richard Elsey

Board Member

Richard is a retired professional engineer and a graduate of the University of Western Australia. He also has business administration qualifications from the Universities of Melbourne and NSW 

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and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Richard first joined The John Fawcett Foundation Board in 2004. He became associated with Foundation after being instrumental in obtaining a grant from the Australian Red Cross (from Bali bombing donations) to train laboratory staff in Bali in the detection and treatment of tuberculosis, a disease that is rampant in Indonesia. He retired from the JFF Board in 2009 because of family commitments, and is pleased to be able to return in 2015 to contribute to the Foundation’s humanitarian work in Indonesia. Richard was a board member and subsequently CEO of Westcare, a charity providing employment and accommodation for people with disabilities in Western Australia, until his retirement in 2004. Prior to that he held a variety of positions in engineering and management including companies in mining equipment design and supply, engineering consulting services, construction contracting, and in mining and mineral processing. His experience includes a period of eight years as a consultant to the Government of Western Australia in an agency responsible for the development of Western Australia’s mining, agricultural and oil and gas resources and associated infrastructure. During that period he was employed as a Project Director and department Chief Executive. Richard has also worked in Indonesia, India, Canada and the UK. In Indonesia he was responsible for the management of an engineering business in joint venture with one of the country’s leading private companies. His time in India included working on a proposal to develop an iron ore mine and processing facility.
Assoc. Prof. John Crompton

Assoc. Prof. John Crompton

Board Member

John has worked as an eye surgeon since 1976 and currently is in private practice and a Senior Consultant and Head of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service,

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Royal Adelaide Hospital, and the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science of the University of Adelaide. He has been a member of, or led Eye teams providing eye care and teaching in 18 different countries including 6 trips to Bali/Lombok with the JFF/YKI.

Long interested in ophthalmic politics, John is a past Federal President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and past President of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia. Previous charity work includes 19 years on the Council (later Board) of St John Australia (South Australia) including nine years on the State Executive. He has made numerous visits to the Foundation in Bali, offering surgical training programs to the ophthalmologists who work with the Foundation. John lives in Adelaide with his wife, Annemarie, and they have 3 married daughters and 6 grandchildren. Interest include: travel, bushwalking, gardening and fishing.


JFF (INDONESIA) BOARD

John Fawcett

John Fawcett

Trustee

John Fawcett, former ceramacist, educationalist and Deputy Director of the Perth Technical College, is the Founder of the foundation bearing his name.

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John has been living in Bali since 1983, after relocating there to recover from a life-threatening medical accident in 1981, which kept him hospitalised for nearly three years. John quickly recognized the great medical need on the island and, with assistance from Rotary Australia and Rotary International, began the humanitarian work which subsequently took over his life, first establishing a Cleft Lip and Palate Program in 1989 and then the Mobile Eye Clinic for Cataract Surgery in 1991. The establishment of The John Fawcett Foundation and its Indonesian counterpart, the Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia in 2000, brought these and other, smaller, projects together under one organisation. 
Drs I Gusti Made Bagiadi

Drs I Gusti Made Bagiadi

Trustee

Gede Bingin

Gede Bingin

Chairman

Gede Bingin was born in the village of Datah, Karangasem, Bali, and is one of the two founding staff members at the Foundation.

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 He was the first Balinese student to attend a term at Helena College, Western Australia, a program that celebrated its 20th year in 2015. Gede holds the position of Administration Manager / HRD of in the Bali office of JFF, directing 46 staff members. He is responsible for the running of the Children’s Corrective Surgery Project, and for the computing and telephone systems in the office. He has made several visits to Australia, accompanying children requiring medical treatment.
Komang Wardhana

Komang Wardhana

Secretary

Ni Gusti Ayu Susilawati

Ni Gusti Ayu Susilawati

Treasurer

Susilawati (Susi) originates from Tabanan, Bali. Susi has been working as an accountant since 1999, and joined the Foundation in 2005.

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Susi holds the position of Treasurer on the Board of JFF Indonesia, and is the Financial Manager of the Indonesian Foundation, where she has overall responsibility for finances in the Bali office of JFF. She is responsible for the reporting and controlling of the financials, budgeting and taxation. She also assists with the audit of the foundation and ensures the Foundation’s employment conditions are updated in line with Government manpower regulations.

JFF (UK) BOARD

John Fawcett

John Fawcett

Trustee

John Fawcett, former ceramacist, educationalist and Deputy Director of the Perth Technical College, is the Founder of the foundation bearing his name.

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John has been living in Bali since 1983, after relocating there to recover from a life-threatening medical accident in 1981, which kept him hospitalised for nearly three years. John quickly recognized the great medical need on the island and, with assistance from Rotary Australia and Rotary International, began the humanitarian work which subsequently took over his life, first establishing a Cleft Lip and Palate Program in 1989 and then the Mobile Eye Clinic for Cataract Surgery in 1991. The establishment of The John Fawcett Foundation and its Indonesian counterpart, the Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia in 2000, brought these and other, smaller, projects together under one organisation. 
Jeremy Hope

Jeremy Hope

Trustee

Jeremy Hope is the founder of John Fawcett Foundation (UK) which was set up in 2006 to raise funds from UK registered Charitable Trusts for John Fawcett Foundation ( Bali ).

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Jeremy’s interest in JFF arose from several visits to the JFF, in particular in 2004 and in meeting John Fawcett and seeing first-hand what the Foundation achieves in Indonesia, after which, he offered his services to raise funds in the UK. Jeremy has extensive experience contacting the hundreds UK Charitable Trusts which support overseas projects with requests to support his chosen charities. With annual Appeals being sent to these Trusts, JFF(UK) has to date, attracted around £200,000 for the benefit of The JFF in Bali.

Wendy Gough

Wendy Gough

Trustee

Wendy Gough is partner to Jeremy Hope, the founder of JFF(UK). Wendy has been involved in charity work for 17 years, since the death of her son from cancer.

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She runs her own UK-registered charity, educating school students on early signs and how to detect cancers. Wendy has met John Fawcett and his team on several occasions during her frequent yearly visits to Bali, at her own expense, and has always been extremely impressed with the work of JFF.

James Mason

James Mason

Trustee

James Mason is a close friend of Jeremy Hope and Wendy Gough, living in St Albans, UK (the location of JFF(UK) registered office).

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His wife, Anita and son Adam have both visited the John Fawcett Foundation. James, a UK citizen, is a retired insurance executive. Recently, the UK banking arrangements were altered which required in excess of 50% of Trustees of UK-registered charities that operated overseas to be resident within the UK. James, being very familiar with the John Fawcett Foundation and the work of JFF(UK) in supporting this humanitarian effort, agreed to be co-opted as a Trustee to satisfy the requirements of the UK Bank.

Roger Shaw

Roger Shaw

Independent Examiner

Roger Shaw has been the pro-bono Independent Examiner of JFF (UK) since 2008 and has also provided accounting, regulatory and other advice to the Trustees.

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Roger is a qualified chartered accountant, now retired. For most of his career he was employed by the Anglo-Australian mining group, Rio Tinto, his last position being Managing Director. He has twice visited, at his own expense, JFF in Bali and was very impressed with its work. He is happy to make this contribution to the UK fundraising operation.

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