Wayside is guided by a highly experienced and diverse range of people from across the private, government and NGO sectors.

Ian Martin AM, Chairman

Ian Martin joined the Wayside Board in early 2005 and was elected Chairman in June of that year.  Ian has over 30 years’ experience in senior management positions in investment management, superannuation, investment banking, and financial services.  He is former Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Argo Investments Limited, former CEO of BT Financial Group, and former Global Head of Investment Management at Bankers Trust.  Ian has served on numerous boards in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.  In the commercial sector, Ian is currently Chairman of UniSuper Limited and a Senior Advisor at Berkshire Global Advisors.

Bob Ellicott QC, Board Member

Bob Ellicott QC is a former Member for Wentworth in the Federal Parliament and was Opposition spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs. Bob was Federal Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts, Sport, Women’s Affairs and Territories in the Fraser Government. He is the representative of the Wayside Congregation and the longest-serving member of the Board. In 2017, Bob was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Parliament of Australia. 

Doug Bishop, Board Member

Doug Bishop has been a partner at law firm, Clayton Utz, since 1992 and has spent more than 30 years in the legal profession. Doug practises in the area of general commercial litigation. He has worked closely with the firm’s Pro Bono and Community Connect programs including working with a number of community partners representing disadvantaged and marginalised people seeking legal and other forms of assistance.

Richard Wylie, Board Member

Richard Wylie is a health communications expert, serial business upstarter and philanthropist. For the past 20 years he has worked in a range of communications related businesses to bring creative thinking to modern health challenges. Following the sale of his advertising agency ‘Ursa’ in 2012, Richard is now focusing on a better health mission, as the General Manager of Marketing and Strategy at The Heart Research Institute.

Mike Crivelli, Board Member

Mike Crivelli has worked in investment management for nearly 50 years, including over 20 years at Bankers Trust from the time it was a start up. 12 years ago, Mike co-founded Perennial Investment Partners, which is now a $20 billion boutique investment house where he still has an involvement as Non Exec Chairman of the Perennial Value Ltd group.

Graham Rich, Board Member

Graham Rich has been a member of The Wayside Chapel’s congregation since 2010 and joined the Board in October 2013. He is a pioneer of retail managed funds research in Australasia, and of financial planning in New Zealand. Since selling his research business and establishing brillient! in 2002, Graham has specialised in publishing innovative, independent professional development services for professionals involved with portfolio construction.

Simon Perrott, Board Member

Simon Perrott has a wealth of experience from a career spanning 30 years in investment banking. He is a Non-Executive Director of LendLease Real Estate Investments Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Lendlease Retirement Benefit Fund; and a Trustee of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. Simon retired from investment banking in 2014 and joined the Wayside Board to assist in making a positive impact in the community.

Chris Selby, Board Member

Chris Selby is a Non-Executive Director and Advisor at Escala Partners and on the Advisory Board of Sturt Capital Partners. Chris has had an extensive career in global financial markets, with over 30 years with Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. His responsibilities included Debt and Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Asset management and Private Wealth. He initially began volunteering in the Wayside cafe, and is now lending his professional skills and experience to Wayside Board.

Nym Kim, Board Member

Nym Kim’s previous incarnations were as a television presenter hosting movies and arts at Australia Network, and Arts Presenter at SBS hosting Masterpiece, Arts on Saturday, Opera Viva and various other programs. She came to be involved with Wayside through her work in the rooftop garden and has since become a member of the Wayside Board. With a background in music and performing, Nym has represented Australia as a concert pianist, recorded with artists such as Crowded House and Vince Jones, and co-founded international film sales and financing company Arclight Films.

Rev Kent Crawford, Board Member

Rev Kent Crawford is the Executive Minister for Sydney Presbytery of the Uniting Church NSW/ACT. Ordained in 1999, he has previously served at West Epping as well as Engadine-Helensburgh Uniting Church congregations, as well as 2 years with the NSW/ACT Synod Board of Education. Trained in Psychology, Theology and Governance of Not-For-Profit Organisations, Kent is passionate about developing healthy, thriving and inclusive communities.

Cassandra Michie, Board Member

Cassandra is a partner at PwC, and a member of PwC’s Board of Partners, with over 26 years of finance and accounting experience as an Australian Chartered Accountant. Cassandra is a former director of the NSW Public Interest Law Clearing House and is passionate about fairness and equity and serving the local community. She has been a Wayside volunteer for years in the kitchen and is the co-creator of the Sunday roast.

Sarah Susak, Board Member

Sarah Susak is a Business Unit Legal Counsel for Coca-Cola South Pacific, and before that spent more than seven years with Colgate-Palmolive, starting as Corporate Counsel for the South Pacific business. Before joining Coca-Cola, Sarah spent two years managing partnerships at The Wayside Chapel where she was responsible for designing and implementing funding strategies, including attracting new funding from both the government and corporate sectors.

Wayside Chapel is proud to announce that we achieved a Certificate Level in accreditation under the Australian Service Excellence Standards. These standards evaluate the quality of community service organisations around Australia and demonstrate their ability and pride in service qualities to their clients. Wayside was able to prove stellar performance in all areas, which resulted in our high level accreditation status. You can be ensured that Wayside is an empowered, involved and confident community organisation, with a commitment to supporting all visitors who access our services. With this achievement, we can continue our mission of creating a community of no ‘us and them’ under a banner of ‘love over hate’.

For further details, please contact our Governance and Standards Manager Karen Walkerden at [email protected].