Meet the dedicated Board responsible for governing and overseeing FareShare

Our Board

Our board is made up of committed, experienced members of the Melbourne community who kindly donate their time and experience to help FareShare feed as many people as possible.

President - David Harris

David is a director and part-owner of the TIC Group and is involved in a number of other private companies. A Certified Public Accountant, he has been a long-serving member of the FareShare Board. He joined FareShare when it was known as One Umbrella and production in the kitchen was just 1000 meals per week. During his tenure he has watched our staff and volunteers in awe as production has risen to more than 60,000 meals a week. In addition to his formal involvement, David has been a regular participant in the the annual Upstream Challenge, a sponsored walk, raising significant funds for FareShare. David was also a member of the Foodbank Victoria Board for 12 years, retiring in 2017.

Vice President - Sandra Dudakov OAM

Sandy Dudakov was a building project manager before joining One Umbrella, the forerunner to FareShare. In her time she has seen the charity grow from collecting food in private cars to now having nine refrigerated vans driving around Melbourne, and from having to cook in borrowed kitchens to operating Australia’s largest charity kitchens in two states. Sandy is especially pleased to have been around to see the Wrongs & Other Acts 2002 passed in Parliament which by offering legal protection encourages businesses to donate safe food to charities.

Philip Brass

Treasurer - Philip was CEO of Pacific Dunlop and is retired. He is now pursuing a number of worthy causes, notably the Young Achiever Programs which he founded and continues to sponsor. The largest beneficiary is Big Brothers Big Sisters which has more than 40 participants a year receiving social and career-related support through one-to-one mentoring and personal development workshops.

Paul Conroy

Secretary Paul is an experienced corporate lawyer who has held many senior roles including General Counsel and Company Secretary of Treasury Wine Estates Limited, and Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of Fosters’ Group Limited. Paul’s early career was as a corporate lawyer with the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, where he spent almost a decade in its Melbourne and Hanoi offices. He is Chair of the Summer Foundation.

Kate Stewart

Kate is Founder and CEO of En Pointe Events, a leading event strategy, design and production company advising long-term clients including Mirvac, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and the Australian Ballet. A serial entrepreneur, Kate has led a number of successful businesses within the events, catering and hospitality fields and is a passionate champion of sustainable event management. Kate is active in the startup scene, as well as in the community through the University of Melbourne Business & Economics alumni council and Starlight fundraising committee.

Our Patron - Charles Goode

Mr Charles Goode is the Chairman of Australian United Investment Company Ltd, Diversified United Investment Ltd and Flagstaff Partners. He retired in February 2010 as Chairman of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group after serving as a director for four years and as Chairman for 15 years. He retired in July 2007 as Chairman of Woodside Petroleum Limited after serving as a director for 19 years and as Chairman for eight years. Mr Goode has a wide range of community interests which include serving as Chairman of The Ian Potter Foundation, one of Australia's largest philanthropic foundations. He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2001.