Cancer Council SA Board Chair
Karlene Maywald is a Non-Executive Director and Chair with over 20 years of experience.
A respected small businessperson, Karlene entered parliament in 1997 and was the representative for the seat of Chaffey in the South Australian House of Assembly from October 1997 until March 2010. During her tenure, she held the position as South Australia’s Minister for Water and Security from 2004 to 2010.
Karlene has served on numerous national ministerial councils including the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council, the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council, the Primary Industries Ministerial Council and the Regional Development Ministerial Council.
Karlene also holds numerous executive positions, including the Chair of the International Centre for Excellence Water Resources Management, Chair of ModMed and a Director of the Goyder Institute.
Cancer Council SA Board Director
Greg Boulton is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Greg was Managing Director of IPEC Transport for seven years.
After 20 years’ experience in senior management roles, he consulted on change management implementation, strategic planning, best practice programs and transport.
He is on the Board of a number of private and public companies and has broad experience in capital raising, acquisitions and commercial negotiations and management. Greg is also on the Boards of Statewide Superannuation Fund, Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers Limited and Southern Gold Ltd. He was also President of the Port Adelaide Football Club from 1992 to 2008.
Cancer Council SA Board Director
Jason Russo heads up the Investment and Research team at Perks Private Wealth. With more than 20 years’ experience in multi-asset class portfolio management spanning over Australia and the UK and across private business, public corporations and government organisations, he is highly adept at leading and advising investment strategies at a managerial, technical and analytical level.
As a principal member of the Perks Investment Committee (IC), Jason drives the IC activity and investment strategy for Perks Private Wealth, while informing client-side decision making. Underpin by his vast experience, Jason is the lead resource for all investment queries, research, analysis and education. Jason is also responsible for managing several key technical functions in the business, including reporting on market sector and asset class performance and providing analysis of fund manager performance across all asset classes.
Jason lost his grandfather to lung cancer 15 years ago after being an avid smoker for 40 years. Although his grandfather quit once he found out his diagnosis, the damage had already been done. Jason’s grandfather instilled in him the importance of not smoking from an early age and this passion for cancer prevention continues today. He is proud to be a part of the Cancer Council SA Board for his grandfather.
Donny Walford is the Founder and Managing Director of bottomline and behind closed doors and a professional non-executive director.
With experience working with boards, executives, senior management and business owners across industry, government and the not-for-profit sector, Donny is dedicated to maximising the performance of individuals and businesses.
Donny has over 35 years of experience in banking, finance, human resources, government and NFP’s and is passionate about economic development in Australia. She is committed to improving the number of women in executive roles and diversity on Australian Boards and was the recipient of the Asia Pacific Business Council for Women “Woman of Distinction Award” – Economic Development and Investment Category.