Officers of the Trustee

Victorian Traditional Owners Funds Limited currently has three directors and a Company Secretary (appointed by the Trustee), who also acts as Chief Financial Officer.  All officers are appointed on a part-time basis. Their background is described below.


Elizabeth Eldridge (BA, LLM)

Has had an extensive career in the Victorian Public sector in a variety of senior positions. Previously the Chair of Docklands Studios Melbourne Pty Ltd.  Elizabeth was closely involved in the early discussions with the Victorian Traditional Owners regarding an alternative approach to resolving Native Title and, subsequently, with the development of the Victorian Native Title Settlement Framework.   She is a member of the Council of Queens College, the University of Melbourne.

She was appointed a director in September 2011.

  Gary Lennon (BEc (Hons), CA)

Has over 20 years’ experience in senior financial management roles in the banking sector. His current role is Chief Financial Officer, National Australia Bank. Gary is on the National Executive of the Group of 100 (G100), an organisation of chief financial officers from Australia’s largest companies. Gary is also a director of the Stronger Smarter Institute, an organisation committed to improving the educational outcomes of indigenous Australians.

He was appointed a director in September 2011.

  Mark Sibree (BSc (Hons), MBA, FAICD)

Has over 20 years’ experience in senior roles in the management of funds mainly in the mutual environment, most notably as CEO of Australian Unity Limited and subsequently non-executive Director at GMBHA Limited. Currently a non-executive Director of CARE Super Pty Ltd. He has been a director of a number of other private and public sector enterprises and not-for-profit entities.  He runs his own business providing strategic advice to mutual entities.

He was appointed a director and chairman in September 2011.



Ian Gaudion (BComm, BEdn(Hons), MAdmin, FCPA, MAICD)

Has had an extensive career at a senior level in financial management and financial management consulting in both public and private sectors. His expertise includes funds management, superannuation and insurance. He has been a partner in Deloitte and Deputy Chairman, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and Chairman, State Insurance Office.  He is currently Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Docklands Studios Pty Ltd and a Member of The Alfred Ethics Committee.

He was appointed Secretary in September 2016.



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