Our People

Our People

The team at Good Return is a talented and passionate group committed to eradicating poverty and inspiring others to make a difference. Our team includes dedicated volunteers who work in Australia and with our partners overseas to help us reach our poorest neighbours. Our employees, board, ambassadors and many volunteers are our most valuable resource and we are deeply indebted to the invaluable work they do.


Board of Directors  |  Ambassadors  |  Team Members



Board of Directors


Kate Jordan – Chair
B.Com, LL.B, LL.M

Kate is a Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer. She is the Deputy Chief Executive Partner of Clayton Utz.

Sondra Cortis
B. Comm, CA, GAICD

Sondra has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, she joined Westpac in 1995. She has filled various roles in the bank’s finance area, since 2013 as CFO for Westpac Pacific.

Pamela Jonas – Member
B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Public Policy & Management)

Pam worked for more than two decades in education, training, and employment policy. She applied this expertise as an education and community consultant, and now splits her time between Australia and France.

William James Pigott – Member
B.S., M.B., formerly FRACP

Bill is a former education and public health practitioner, working with WHO for 21 years, latterly in Nepal and Cambodia. He is now involved in community support with Landcare
in NSW.

Gordon Cairns – Member
M.A. (Hons)

Gordon has had an executive career with several  global companies, latterly as CEO  of  Lion Nathan.  He now acts as chair of Woolworths and Origin Energy, and as a non-executive director of Macquarie Group and Quick Service Restaurants.


James MacNeil – Director
Ed. D, Harvard

James has worked for World Education Inc. (WEI) on education and livelihoods development programs in Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal and India. He is based in Boston where he is Vice President of WEI’s Asia Division.

Damien Woods – Member
B.Sc., MBA

Damien has worked for more than 25 years as a management consultant, mostly with Accenture, specialising in the healthcare field. He is a director of Accenture Australia Foundation, Smile Dental, and Australian Agricultural Technologies.

Guy Alan Winship
B.Soc.Sc., B.Com (Hons), M.Sc. (Town & Regional Planning)

Guy is a development expert who has worked in Africa and the  Asia and the Pacific. He consults and advises governments and NGOs on microfinance, institutional development, public policy   and vocational training.

Aaron Levine

B.Com. LL.B LL.M
Aaron is a consultant with the Asian Development Bank’s Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative.  He is responsible for business law reforms across the Pacific to improve the climate for private sector growth.


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