An accomplished Executive Leader with more than 10 years’ experience in multi-functional senior management roles in the UK and Asia Pacific.
Experienced at leading multi-cultural and multi-regional teams, Trish believes in the value people bring to organisations and is an advocate for supporting the next generation. In her former role of Global Managing Director of Watermark Products she led a number of internship programs in collaboration with local universities.
Trish is currently a Non-Executive Director of The Yoga Foundation, an Australian evidence based NFP that provides yoga and mindfulness techniques to individuals with challenged mental health and challenged personal circumstances. She is also a volunteer for Dressed for Success.
She is currently studying towards a Masters in Commerce at UNSW.
Company Secretary, Girl Guides Australia
Marianne Karam has more than 20 years’ executive experience across finance, operations and corporate governance in many leading national and international companies in both senior executive and advisory roles across public, private and the not for profit sector.
Her executive experience spans listed USA multinationals and Australian companies in ICT, advertising and health promotion charities. Marianne has led strategy and planning; mergers and acquisitions; risk management and policy development; and organisation wide business transformation.
She was formerly the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of the Sax Institute and has been a member of the Governance Institute of Australia Charities and Not for profit sector reform working group since 2012.
Marianne is currently Deputy Chair/ non executive director of the social services organisation Aftercare and the digital business the PUT Institute.
She earned her Bachelor of Business from The University of Technology and has fellowships with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and is a fellow and Chartered Secretary with the Governance Institute of Australia.
As well as being the Company Secretary for Girl Guides Australia, Marianne held the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2018 – April 2019.