Board/committee appointments

Published on
October 9, 2013

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Rowland Chairman Geoff Rodgers was recently appointed to several prestigious boards/committees including the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Edmund Rice Foundation, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, as well as a strategic advisor to InterFinancial Ltd.

Committee for Economic Development of Australia

Rowland Chairman Geoff Rodgers has been appointed a member of the Queensland State Advisory Council for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

An independent, national organisation, CEDA provides thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia, to influence good public policy for Australia’s economic and social development.

CEDA’s agenda is overseen and driven by a ‘who’s who’ of Australia’s leaders from business, politics, and academia, and has a membership base of more than 700 leading businesses, organisations and academic institutions from across the nation.

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Edmund Rice Foundation

Geoff has recently joined the Queensland committee of the Edmund Rice Foundation, which works in Africa, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. The Foundation also supports programs in Australia for socially and financially disadvantaged children, youth, and families.

The Foundation is a non-government organisation that delivers sustainable development projects for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and developing countries. In particular, it supports education, health, vocational training and community development projects.

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InterFinancial Ltd

Leading Australian corporate advisory firm, InterFinancial Ltd appointed Geoff as a Strategic Adviser to their board earlier this year.

The firm specialises in mergers and acquisitions, sourcing private equity capital, and providing strategic financial advice.

Based in Brisbane, InterFinancial Ltd has more than 25 years’ experience working with enterprises of all sizes, and has an affiliation with international merger and acquisition advisers, Clairfield International.

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Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Invited by the Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Graham Quirk, Geoff recently accepted a position as Director on the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (ASPA) board.

Considered the region’s highest accolade in film, each November ASPA brings together more than 500 of the region’s most respected names in film for their annual awards.

Headquartered in Brisbane and established in 2007, the Awards are an international cultural initiative of Brisbane City Council.

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