The international scholarship is awarded based on the quality of each individual application and the impact each applicant’s attendance would have on their organisation and community. Here is a brief insight into our 2019 recipients and the inspiring work they do.

Lynda Kahari - International Company Directors Course in Singapore (August, 2019)

Lynda is the Head of Strategy and Planning at Kina Bank in Papua New Guinea. She intends to promote the culture of good governance in Papua New Guinea by partaking in voluntary coaching and mentoring of young people under local not-for-profit organisations such as Project Yumi, Business Professional Women of Port Moresby and the Catholic Women’s League.

Dr Timothy Lindsay - International Company Directors Course in Hong Kong (September, 2019)

Tim is an executive director of a biomedical start-up, a PhD student at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. He is also a practicing Australian-trained medical doctor with advanced degrees in sports medicine, surgical sciences and bioscience enterprise. As a clinician, researcher and entrepreneur in the field of biotechnology innovation, Timothy will use the scholarship to strengthen governance of clinical trials, regulatory approval and care providers.

Ashlene Prasad - Fiji Directors Course in Suva (October, 2019)

Ashlene is the Manager of Accounting and Internal Control at Fiji-based German International Cooperation, a not-for-profit international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with the corporate objective of improving people’s living. She is also active as a volunteer and is involved with the WOW Kids Fiji (Walk On, Walk Strong), an organisation caring for children with cancer and Shiloh Tabernacle (a local church). Ashlene would like to enhance her knowledge and skills in corporate governance and be instrumental in increasing the visibility of Fijian women in board positions and in shaping the future strategic direction of her organisation.

Amber Roberts - International Company Directors Course in Dubai (November, 2019)

Amber was the first Aboriginal Australian elected as a Non-Executive Board Member of Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP) and currently serves as a Director on the same board. She is a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Indigenous Consulting – a majority Aboriginal-owned and operated business within the PwC global network of firms. She holds a Masters of Human Rights, has presented at the United Nations and liaised directly with National Human Rights Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region. Amber is a strong advocate for human rights and the environment and is focused on improving the socio-economic position of Indigenous peoples in Australia and globally. With the support of this scholarship, Amber aims to build on her existing understanding of corporate governance and contribute to strengthening international operations of both GPAP and PwC Indigenous Consulting.

Did you know international scholarships are open to members in Australia?

Applications for the next round of international scholarships will open on September 23, 2019 (for international courses held from January to June 2020). For any queries about international scholarships, please contact Kylie Ha.