ANZ Board of Trustees
ANZ BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board is responsible for overseeing the affairs of RSA ANZ and making decisions on its behalf. It consists of the Board Chairperson, appointed by the RSA, and an equal number of elected trustees, voted in by RSA ANZ Fellows, and appointed trustees, who are elected by the Board. Members have a term limit of three years, which is renewable for one term.
RSA ANZ Chair
Mark is a passionate designer and educator, committed to interdisciplinary, collaborative design and strategic development. His expertise draws upon over 35 years in industry, academia and consultancy where he has extensive experience in systems, services and product design & development.
Mark’s association with the RSA began in 1989 when he won a Royal Society of Arts Design Bursaries Competition. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1995 and has been actively involved with the RSA ever since, including the Victorian Chapter, serving on the RSA A+NZ Board for 10 years and presently as Chairman of RSA ANZ. Mark is engaged in social change issues and the means by which to bring about change. He is also Chair of Slavery Links, an organisation that highlights issues on modern day slavery through education, research and policy development.
Originally from the UK, Erica has worked in financial services, telecommunications and in the not-for-profit sector. Currently she works as a fundraising consultant providing strategic advice and support to charities across Australia and New Zealand.
Outside of work she is a professional DJ having performed across the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia playing British dance music and hosting radio shows on both pirate and legal stations. Erica also sits on the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League and represents the interests of Jamaican veterans and the Jamaica Legion. She is an alumna of Swinburne and Victoria Universities, holding a Master of Business (Marketing) degree and Doctor of Business Administration. Erica has been a Fellow since 2008.
Scott has 30 years’ experience in public policy, academic and business sectors. He has worked with boards, executives and community groups to understand their needs and facilitate participatory planning, evaluation and business development. Scott is Director of Kershaw Phillips Consulting, which provides stakeholder engagement, service planning and evaluation research services to health, social sector, manufacturing and educational organisations. His expertise includes multicultural and youth policy; social impact assessment; community engagement; integrated community services; and program evaluation.
Scott is an Honorary Fellow of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, and a Delegate to the House of Laity of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.
His doctorate, from Oxford University, looked at the changing nature of people's local identity and sense of belonging in the context of increasingly national and global connections.
Director of Public Services and Communities
Ed Cox is Director of the RSA's Public Services and Communities team, where he leads an ambitious programme of work on people, power, place, and inlcusive growth. Ed previously led IPPR North for 9 years, where he was a champion for devolution and much of the thinking behind the ‘Northern Powerhouse,’ working closely with several combined authorities in the north of England.
Before that, Ed was an adviser to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government where he played a key role in developing the Sub-National Review (2007) and the Empowerment White Paper (2008). Ed has a background in community engagement: he wrote Manchester’s first community engagement strategy, he was a founder of the national Participatory Budgeting Unit and he is the founder and chair of the Levenshulme Inspire community hub in inner city Manchester.
Director of RSA Global
Natalie has a breadth of experience in working with, and for, the private sector, national NGOs and local charities. After beginning her career at FTSE 100 company Wolseley Plc in Europe; she took the decision to focus on work that addresses the systemic causes of inequality and built a successful socio-economic impact consultancy for think tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in London. She is driven by an inherent belief that individuals and communities are best placed to determine what matters to them, but that they often lack the porwer to create change.