Board Members

Richard "Reg" Ramsden - Director & Founder

After his attending school at St Andrew's College in Sydney, Reg has been living and working in the Northern Territory for over 20 years. He established Remote Educational Tours which provides visitors to the region the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of Central Australia. There aim is to close the gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians through interactive cultural experiences and educational activities. Remote Educational Tours works with many prominent schools from all of Australia's large cities and organises educational tours into central Australia.

He has worked with the communities in the Watarrka region for many years and after consulting with the traditional land owners in the region he establish the Lilla Foundation in 2012, (changed to the Watarrka Foundation on 11 July 2016).

Reg's observation was that whilst Australia is known for it generous humanitarian projects overseas, that there is just as much work that was required to be done in our own “back yard”. Reg is committed to the recognition of our own aborignal people, their culture and to bridging the gap between Aboriginal and non-indigenous Australians.

Paul Jensen  - Director & Chairman

Paul is an experience Director with over 30 years of international experience with commercial activities, governance, strategy development and has worked extensively in the finance industry. Paul worked internationally with Lloyds Bank in their investment bank and after returning to Australia in the late 90s, has held several senior executive positions in the finance industry.

Selected prior directorships held: Chairman of Hunter Hall Global Value Ltd; RHG Ltd: WAM Capital Ltd; Future Generation Investment Company Ltd; and Sandon Capital Ltd

Paul is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and hold a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Accounting & Commercial Law) from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ).

Jonathan Trollip - Director

Jonathan is an experienced Director with over 30 years of commercial, corporate, governance, legal and transaction experience. Jonathan is currently non-executive chairman of ASX listed Global Value Fund Limited and Future Generation Investment Company Limited, and a non-executive director of ASX listed Kore Potash Ltd

He holds commercial private company directorships with Meridian International Capital Limited and BCAL Diagnostics Pty Ltd. In the philanthropy area he is chairman of Science of Wildlife Limited, and the University of Cape Town Australia Alumni Trust. Jonathan has worked as a principal of Meridian for the past 22 years. Prior to that, he was a Partner with law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. He holds postgraduate degrees in economics and law, was admitted as a qualified lawyer in England and Australia.

Josie Gardiner - Director

Josie is currently practicing as a lawyer within an international law firm based in Sydney. Although she grew up in Sydney, she has spent considerable time living abroad while studying and working, as well as volunteering with overseas NGO’s which focus on improving the lives of children. Josie has also completed an internship with UNICEF Australia during which she became aware of the very serious social and economic problems which Indigenous children are facing. Josie has studied in Madrid, Geneva and London and possesses a Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Law and is admitted as a qualified lawyer in Australia.

Anslem Impu Jr. - Director

Anslem is a traditional owner of the Watarrka National Park.

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