Gail Kelly (née: Currer) (born 25 April 1956) is an Australian businesswoman of South African origin. She is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Westpac, one of Australia's big four banks. In 2002, she became the first female CEO of a major Australian bank or top 15 company and, as of 2005, was the highest paid woman in an Australian corporation. She assumed the position of CEO at Westpac in 2008. In 2011, Forbes ranked her the 32nd most powerful woman in the world, she was ranked 8th in 2010 she was ranked 18th in 2009; and ranked 11th in 2008.

Nadia Taylor , Egyptian-Australian is Co-founder and Director of tna

tna is a global leader in the food packaging and processing industry. It spans 24 countries, employs 165 staff, and turnover was forecast to reach $80 million in 2010.

Nadia is the founder who encouraged and persisted with establishing the company, having started from her kitchen at home with a dream.  With no tertiary education, but a determination to work hard and never give up, she was instrumental in developing the business globally.  In 1992 she was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. See video
Nadia is active in the strategy and running of the business.  Her role encompasses Public Relations, Business Development, building tna’s Global Customer Relationship, as well as the management of tna’s extensive philanthropic program.
Nadia’s working life commenced working in an engineering based company followed by 10 years in the snack food industry prior to establishing tna.

Nadia and her husband Alf Taylor appeared in series 2 of channel 9’s hit television show The Secret Millionaire.

Leticia Omankoy is a young African Entrepreneur who has estab-lished her  own Product Empire. Originally from Congo (Kinshasa), she has been living in Australia for 21 years and and performed in the Sydney 2000 Olympic games opening ceremony.

Leticia has designed a new baby product called Babyam which is the World's first ever 3 in 1 automatic bottle preparation system. She has secured a multi-million dollar contract with Toys R Us Nation wide in Australia and Internationally - her product will be sold in all the Australian Toys R Us  and international stores. She has developed specialty, unique and high-quality products that are unique and make the role of parenting easier.  Her product range will be prams, high-tech baby products, nappies, soaps and hygiene products etc. 

 Leticia is currently undertaking a degree in Law & Criminology and works as a case manager at the Department of Corrective services NSW.

Leticia is an Advocate for Women's rights while in custody and post custody (especially for women with children). She works alongside various government and non-government officials to make this possible.

She hopes to support the Aboriginal communities and establish orphanages and schools around Africa and help the poor.

She is a busy mother of 3 beautiful kids which 2 are twins.






Abdirashid Mohamud

Abdirashid is the CEO of AfrOZ Superstore, one of the leading African variety  stores in Australia. Through hard work and dedication, Abdirashid,  a Somalian migrant, built up this million dollar shop from scratch. Now, Afroz superstore supplies African groceries, home wares, hair and skin care products across Australia. The business also specializes in Money Transfer to various African countries




Ahmed Noor Yusuf

Ahmed has been a senior manager with over 25 years’ experience in business and project management in private, public and not-for-profit sectors with particular strengths in managing transitions. He has in the past worked as a CEO for a large public entity and in other senior management roles. His experience spans two continents. He hails from Kenya, East Africa – a country renowned for its abundant wildlife and superb long distance runners.

Today, Ahmed is the CEO of Parker Brent and
manages his own enterprises in education, construction and community services. His transition to self-employment has been successful and he now plays his part as an employer.

Ahmed has been a passionate advocate for migrants and especially, African migrants in their process to settle in their new communities and fulfill their goals. His effort in supporting skilled migrants in finding work has assisted many and he continues to volunteer at the skilled migrants’ Job Club at the Multicultural Hub, based in Melbourne city. He has been a great supporter and resource for the National Bank’s African Workplace Development project that assists qualified Africans in Australia gain work experience. This program has had an enormous impact and has already shaped the lives of many.



Eve Howell, a Sudanese-British-Australian, is ONE of the true pioneers of oil and gas exploration in Australia, was the highest ranking woman in the petroleum industry in her position as chief executive of Apache Energy Australia. (Her Father  is Sudanese and mother is British). She was also one of Woodside's top executives, responsible for the North West Shelf, Australia's biggest resource development. She serves as a Non-Executive Director at Mermaid Marine AustraliaLimited (MMA) .

Eve has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in a number of technical and managerial roles. Eve was most recently Executive Vice President for Health, Safety & Security at Woodside Energy Ltd and served as Executive Vice President of North West Shelf at Woodside.

Eve is currently a director of Downer EDI Limited, the West Australian Ballet and the Ngarluma & Yindjibarndi Foundation. She has previously served on a number of boards, including the Fremantle Port Authority, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (where she chaired the Environmental Affairs Committee) and as a board member and President of the Australian Mines and Metals Association. Eve is also a past President of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a life member of the Petroleum Club of WA and a distinguished member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia.

Eve holds a Bachelor of Science (with Honours in Geology and Mathematics) from the University of London and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. Eve has also attended an Advanced Management Program at Thunderbird Campus in the United States.

The Chairman of (Mermaid Marine Australia Limited) MMA, Mr Tony Howarth said: “We are delighted to welcome Eve to the Board of Mermaid Marine. Eve’s unique skills and extensive experience within the oil and gas industry will both complement and enhance the effectiveness of the Mermaid Marine Board”.