Board Members

Trevor Hunt
Board Chair / Director

Trevor is a professional Company Director with over 18 years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director in the financial services industry following many years in senior corporate executive and management positions.

Trevor is a Non-Executive Director of P&N Bank which is a Perth based ADI and is a former Chair and Non-Executive Director of a number of financial planning companies ( formerly part of MLC ) that were subsidiaries of NAB. Trevor is Chair of P&N Bank’s Risk Committee, former Chair of the bank’s Audit Committee and a current member of the bank’s Board and Governance Remuneration Committee.

Trevor has been involved in community activities for 25 years, since becoming a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program (VIC.) He is Chair of AICD’s WA Regional Forum, promoting AICD and their good governance practices to WA’s regions, and is a long term NFP CEO mentor with Kilfinan Australia. Trevor is Chair of Denmark Futures Limited, a Denmark-based charity contributing to the creation of a thriving local community. Prior volunteer activities have included working with the John Curtin Leadership Academy (Curtin University), the Institute of Child Health Research and the University of Notre Dame (WA).

Dale Calhoun
Joint Deputy Board Chair / Director

Dale was appointed to the board in September 2016.  She is Director of Tower Human Capital, a strategic human resources consulting practice she established in 2008. Tower works with management teams and boards on strategic human resources, organisation development and career management initiatives and consults to a large cross-section of WA organisations across all market sectors.

Coupled with her consulting background, Dale has extensive senior executive experience across a wide range of sectors including resources, FMCG, building materials, industrial products and automotive components, retail and health. During this time Dale worked for a number of large listed organisations with an Australian and international footprint.

Dale is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and served on the board of Lifeline WA from 2010-2014.  Dale has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations.

Dale is Joint Deputy Board Chair, Chair of the Activ People, Safety and Culture committee,  member of the Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee and a member of the Activ Council.

Michelle d’Almeida
Joint Deputy Board Chair / Director

Michelle was appointed to the Activ board in June 2019 to fill a casual vacancy. She has also been a member of the Audit & Risk Committee since November 2019.

Michelle is a non-executive director at Perth Airport and Pioneer Credit. She has an executive background with deep digital and commercial experience, as a successful managing director and executive leader with News Corp in Australia and USA.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Business from ECU and is a GAICD.

Michelle has held previous board positions as Deputy Chair (NED) of Fashion Council WA, Deputy Chair of Variety The Children’s Charity and Chairman of Community Newspaper Group WA.

Michelle is the Chair of the Activ Customer, Quality and Safeguarding Committee.

Matt Wisniewski

Matt was appointed to the board in September 2016.

Matt is inspired by those who live with disability and is passionate about assisting them to achieve their dreams. He has gained relevant sector experience by living with, and advocating for, two family members with disability. Matt has contributed to the external service delivery network supporting these family members by working with numerous providers in planning individualised programs, including tailoring risk management plans that address their specific challenges and needs.

Matt is the Western Australian State Manager for Airmaster Australia Pty Ltd and has a demonstrated history of lifting organisational performance and employee engagement. Locally, he has advanced the development of Quality, WHS and performance initiatives that support best practice and build a compliance culture.

Matt is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Matt is a member of the Activ Customer, Quality and Safeguarding Committee and a member of the Activ Council.

Lisa Palmer

Lisa was appointed to the board in September 2018 as a casual vacancy and re-appointed in October 2018.

Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience in executive management positions in finance, strategy, risk and compliance, governance, internal and external audit and corporate finance advisory at BHP, Woodside, Deloitte and PwC in Australia and the UK.

Lisa’s experience covers mining, oil and gas, health, superannuation, government, heavy manufacturing and FMCG. She has led finance and analysis teams internally and on transactions, governance oversight of major capital projects and management system implementations and leading investigations into risk management failings. Her current executive role is co-founder and director of a Perth-based private engineering company as well as providing consultancy services in strategy, risk and company secretarial.

Lisa holds an honours degree in mathematics and business. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the UK, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Company Secretaries and a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute in Australia.

Lisa is currently a board member and treasurer at North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, and an immediate past director of HBF Limited, serving on both the Group Audit and Group Risk Committees.

Lisa is a member of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

Bevan Smith

Bevan was appointed to the Activ board in October 2018.

Bevan is a senior investment adviser with more than 30 years’ experience in the banking, finance and investment sectors. He currently manages investment portfolios for a range of retail, wholesale and institutional clients.

Bevan has qualifications in both psychology and finance and has tutored at Edith Cowan University and the Australian Stock Exchange in finance and stock market education. He has also presented market updates, commentary and interactive discussion on stock market issues for the ABC, Sky Business News and 91.3 SportFM. Bevan was a Non-Executive Director of St Bartholomew’s House and Chair of the St Bartholomew’s Foundation from 2008 to 2018.

Bevan is a member of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

Sheldon Renkema

Sheldon was appointed to the Activ board on 30 August 2019 to fill a casual vacancy and re-appointed in November 2021.

Sheldon is Executive General Manager, Company Secretariat of Wesfarmers Limited and Company Secretary of Wesfarmers Limited.

Prior to this role Sheldon has held business development and legal roles in the Wesfarmers Group. Sheldon draws on his experience in governance, evaluation of business opportunities and strategy and his background as a corporate lawyer with expertise in acquisitions and divestments, major transactions and strategic corporate and commercial legal advice across a range of industry areas.

Sheldon holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Murdoch University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sheldon is a member of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk & Governance Committee.

Zara Fisher

Zara was appointed to the Board in September 2021 filling a Casual Vacancy.

Zara currently holds the position of General Manager GM Health, Safety and Risk for Fortescue Metals Group. Zara brings to the board over 25 years of experience in the resources sector both in Australia and internationally, having held executive and management positions in finance, strategy, operations and health and safety across a range of commodities.

Zara holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Masters of Applied Science. She was also a recipient of the Chief Executive Women scholarship for the INSEAD Advanced Management Program in Fontainebleau, France. Zara is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with previous directorships including Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, the not-for-profit organisation EPIC Inc and Utah Clean Cities Coalition. Prior to working in the resources industry, Zara worked in chartered accounting.

Zara has a passion for inclusion and in particular, assisting people with disability to reach their full potential. She has contributed to the sector through her previous board position with EPIC Inc, an organisation focused on empowering people in communities by providing high quality services to people with disability. Zara is also a proud mum of three boys, one of whom lives with disability.

Zara is a member of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee , the Activ People, Safety and Culture Committee, and the Activ Customer, Quality and Safeguarding Committee.

Andrew Hillbeck

Andrew was appointed to the Activ board in February 2022.

Andrew is a partner at a big four professional services firm with greater than 25 years’ experience specialising in delivering governance, risk and internal audit solutions to complex global, national and government organisations.

He is a current independent member of the Governance and Risk and the Finance and Audit committees at Football West, and was previously an independent member of the Audit and Risk committee at Murdoch University.

Andrew has six years of commercial experience gained while implementing and leading internal audit teams at Chevron Australia during their development and construction of two significant LNG facilities. His extensive professional services experience is also founded on 13 years with PwC in the Risk Advisory, London Capital Markets and External Audit service lines in multiple industry sectors.

Andrew is passionate about disability services through his own connection with the sector. As a father of a son with an intellectual disability, together with his family, Andrew has personal experience in navigating the NDIS and disability service providers.

Andrew is the Chair of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

Stephen Ellis

Stephen is a digital marketing and fundraising strategist with a strong track record of driving transformation and growth within complex organisations in major markets around the world. His experience includes leading large programs of work focused on marketing, digital transformation, customer experience, and innovation within the not-for-profit sector.

Stephen has lived disability experience and is currently engaged as a Non-Executive Director at the Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) and Director of Growth at Lush, an award-winning content agency. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors having received a scholarship through the Disability Leadership Program.