The Board

President/ Chair

Kate White

Kate is a seasoned leader with significant experience in strategic thinking, organisational development, change management and governance, particularly in the nonprofit/social sector. Originally trained as a journalist and editor, Kate has had a lifelong focus on issues affecting women and young people, and has been active in this area for more than 25 years. Kate also has a keen interest in the broader social justice agenda, and the critical need to build strong community.


Murray Smith

Murray Smith is a highly experienced senior / C-suite executive across a wide range of sectors (financial services, resources, transport, engineering) both domestically and internationally. With experience across ASX listed entities, private enterprise and government, Murray brings a unique experience set to the table. Skilled at quickly assessing business fundamentals, setting priorities, leading change, building high performing teams and astute executive / Board engagement, Murray has deep “strategy to execution”, financial analytics and commercial expertise.

Murray currently serves as a Statutory appointed of Governor in Council managing the Financial Provisioning Scheme for the Queensland Government. Previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at IFAA (who provided administration services to industry superannuation funds in excess of $10bn), Senior Vice President Strategy Aurizon and Executive General Manager Business Partnerships Suncorp. Murray has extensive experience as a Director of several APRA regulated insurance companies and as an Independent Director of Rugby League Brisbane.

Board Member

Jonathan Butler-White

Jonathan is all about people, relationships and communication. His extensive background in specialist and generalist HR, leadership, strategy and governance underpin a passion for working with diverse individuals to find incredible solutions.

Board Member

Lisa Coker

Lisa is a social policy specialist with more than a decade’s experience in government administration. During her career, she has worked in areas including youth justice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, education and health.

Lisa aims to deliver pragmatic solutions to complex problems. She is driven by a desire to create a more equitable society, where vulnerable people are supported and where everyone, in particular children and young people, can participate fully.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications and Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.

Jabiru is guided by an experienced multi-disciplinary Board. For more information please feel free to contact us.