Our Board and CEO
Janette Davie - Chairperson of the Board
Janette has spent most of her professional life in the Tourism and Travel industry both in Australia and in the USA. Her expertise lies in developing strong teams, and driving growth strategies both in commercial enterprise and in the Not for Profit sector where she has also spent many years. Janette has a broad knowledge of governance, finance, risk, privacy and data protection from her many Executive roles, the most recent of which was Mastercard Pty Ltd in Sydney. Janette is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and joined the Board of Little Wings in January 2017, taking on the role of Chairperson of the Board in June 2017.
Phil Duvollet - Director
Phil has a strong aviation background having started his career as an Aircraft Maintenance Enginner in the Royal Australian Air Force. Phil worked for almost 10 years at Williamtown near Newcastle working on Macchi jet fighter trainers, Winjeel's and FA-18 Hornets, and was the volunteer Maintenance Officer for the Williamtown Flying Club for several years. Phil obtained his unrestricted pilot's licence at this Club and also obtained an aerobatic's rating participating in regional flying competitions. Phil holds a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of NSW and now manages a project management consulting business where he consults to State Governments including the NSW Ministry of Health on various projects as well as CEO's, CFO's and Boards of large companies on their project risk profiles and capital portfolios. Phil has young children and was raised in the country so has a great appreciation of the challenges families living regionally experience. Phil is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and joined the Board of Little Wings November 2016.
Jason Conroy - Director
Jason joined the Board of Little Wings in January 2017. He is an experienced Non Executive Director and was Chief Financial Officer of DUET Group, a member of the ASX100, for 9 years to May 2017. Prior to DUET, Jason was responsible for corporate finance at Origin Energy Limited after he had gained experience in restructuring, advisory, venture capital and corporate development roles in Australia and overseas. Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is also a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Michael Semark - Director
Michael joined the Little Wings Board in October 2017. He is a Practice Director of seach firm - Oceans Group, part of Harrier Talent Solutions. Michael brings over 25 years experience working in the fields of talent acquisition and human capital consulting as well as managing businesses in Australia and the UK. Michael is a visible figure in the HR talent acqusition arena and has built a global reputation in his field. He leads the Human Resources Practice at Oceans Group and has an impressive track record across many sectors including banking, commerce and industry and public sector. Michael holds a degree in Hotel Management which has always given him a strong customer care ethos, and has worked as a child mentor with children's mentoring charity Chance UK, supporting children with emotional or behavioural difficulties. Outside of HR executive search Michael has 3 children, runs sprint triathlons and is a Master Diver with PADI.
Michael Sharp - Director
Michael joined the Board of Little Wings in October 2017. He has over 20 years experience in media and corporate affairs and over 10 years experience in investor relations. Since January 2011 he has been Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations at Downer EDI Limited. His previous roles include Vice President Corporate Affairs at Brambles, Head of Corporate Communication at Qantas, and General Manager Corporate Affairs at Westfield Holdings. Michael was originally a lawyer and he also worked as a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald for five years.
Mark Edmonds - Director
Mark joined the Board of Little Wings in November 2017. He is a Partner of professionl services firm PwC, where he works with a diverse range of clients in industries including infrastructure and real estate. Prior to PwC, Mark was Director of Structuring and Fund Mandates at listed investment management firm Challenger Limited. He also started a talent management business providing professional agent representation to young and aspiring footballers. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), a Masters of Taxation, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. Mark enjoys all things outdoors with his family which includes his two young children.
Richelle Koller - Chief Executive Officer
Richelle is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years experience in financial accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management. Having graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Business Law, Richelle joined a Big 4 Chartered Accounting firm as a graduate, progressing to the role of Director, where she gained invaluable skills and experience in the financial management and reporting of private businesses and multinational corporations. Richelle subsequently pursued a number of commercial business roles to further broaden her business and accounting skills particularly in the areas of management accounting, budgeting and strategic reporting. Richelle has also managed her own private accounting business specialising in the financial accounting, taxation compliance and reporting needs of start-up and small businesses. Richelle joined Little Wings in April 2014 as a member of the Board of Directors and was appointed to the role of CEO of Little Wings in June 2015.