The GFN Team

Mr Andrew Forrest

Mr Andrew Forrest


Industry and philanthropic leader Andrew Forrest grew up on a remote Australian cattle station, Minderoo, before graduating from university and building a career in investment banking, mining and farming. In his professional life he has created some of the largest raw material exporters and infrastructure companies in the world. Andrew is Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group and the Minderoo Foundation among other significant charities and companies. Some 90% of his time is now invested locally and internationally in ventures to protect and support the under privileged and communities.

Mr Chris Evans

Mr Chris Evans

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Evans was formerly a Senator for Western Australia from 1993 until 2013.

He was Leader of the Government in the Senate and was a Cabinet Minister in the Rudd and Gillard Governments from 2007 to 2013.

Chris Evans was Minister for Immigration from 2007 to 2010 and Minister for Tertiary Education Skills Science and Research from 2010 to 2013. He served on the National Security Committee of Cabinet and Chaired the Cabinet Productivity Committee.

He represented the Australian Government at International forums including the G20 Employment Ministers Meetings, the Bali Process and ASEAN plus Ministers Meetings.

Ms Tania Hudson

Ms Tania Hudson

Director Global Engagement

Tania Hudson formerly operated her own consultancy that provided a diverse range of communications, community investment and stakeholder engagement services.

She has wide ranging experience in corporate external affairs and internal communications, as well as in corporate philanthropy, social investment and cross sector partnerships.

Tania Hudson has worked throughout Australia and internationally and has held senior roles at ANZ, Rio Tinto and newspapers including The Age and The Courier-Mail.

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