Foundation Board Members

Ms Alexandrea Thompson Chair Foundation Board (Foundation Board member since 2022)

Alexandrea is a Senior commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience, both in private practice and in house with international energy companies, leading and advising on commercial, contract negotiation, transactional, and external relations matters as well as providing advice on corporate governance, including company secretarial and Board advisory matters.

In addition to legal qualifications, Alexandrea holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(UWA) and a Masters of Arts (University of Warwick) in History of Art.  She was also a Visiting Postgraduate Researcher at Harvard Law School, which involved researching legal issues in respect of visual arts, museums, and international legal protections for cultural heritage.

Alexandrea attended PLC Perth for her early education years, and has a daughter at PLC, who is a fourth generation PLC girl.

Mr Brian Lynn BBus, FCA Treasurer Foundation Board & Foundation Investment Committee (Foundation Board and Investment Committee Member since 2023)

Brian is also a member of the PLC Finance and Audit Committee.

Brian Lynn has more than 30 years of experience in the Australian resources sector, predominantly as a Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed companies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and NZ and holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University.

More recently he was Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed Pilbara Minerals Limited for seven years and was part of the leadership team that took the company from an explorer to a leading lithium producer with a market capitalisation of ~$15 billion. Brian was instrumental in navigating Pilbara Minerals through a number of lithium market cycles, leading the financial management strategy which ultimately lead to a cash balance exceeding $2.5 billion during 2023.

Prior to joining Pilbara Minerals, Brian served as the Chief Financial Officer at Atlas Iron Limited and spent 12 years as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Mincor Resources NL. Brian commenced his career with KPMG where he progressed to the position of Audit Manager in the Energy and Natural Resources sector.

Brian has a daughter enrolled at PLC.

Mr Chris Corbett BEng, BComm, GradDipAppFin, GradDipMining, MIEAust CPEng, GAICD Foundation Board Member and Foundation Investment Committee Member since June 2023.

Chris has over 20 years of experience in the resource and finance industries. He is currently a Partner at Resource Capital Funds Management, a mining-focused alternative investment firm. In his role as Chief Investment Officer, he is responsible for the development and oversight of investment processes and is a member of several fund Investment Committees. Prior to joining RCF, Chris gained commercial experience as a member of Wesfarmers’ corporate business development team and underground mining/construction experience with contractor Byrnecut Mining Pty Ltd.

Chris holds Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Western Australia as well as graduate diplomas in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSA and Mining from the Western Australian School of Mines. Chris is a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chris has two daughters enrolled at PLC.

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Mr Paul Early Bachelor Laws (Hons) Foundation Board member since 2021 & Foundation Investment Committee Member since 2021

Paul has over 28 years of experience in legal, banking and finance-related roles. He is currently a founding partner in Barrenjoey Capital which is an Australian owned and managed investment bank and has overall responsibility for its activities in the mining sector and for its Western Australian business. Paul previously had a 13-year career with Barclays Bank Plc including six years in Hong Kong with his last roles being head of Natural Resources for APAC and Co-Head of Barclays Australia. Prior to Barclays, Paul worked in investment banking in Sydney with Investec, Rothschild and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and prior to that was a corporate/banking and finance lawyer at Baker McKenzie and Minter Ellison in Perth. Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from UWA.

Paul has three daughters enrolled at PLC.

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Mrs Julia Lambo  Foundation Board member since 2021

Julia joined the PLC Foundation Board in 2021. Julia is Head of Corporate Communications at Navitas Ltd, a global education provider head quartered in Perth. Julia has nearly two decades’ experience managing internal and external communications to protect and enhance the reputation of complex, global organisations. In her role at Navitas, Julia manages the Navitas Education Trust, a philanthropic fund which has donated over $2,000, 000 to education-focused projects around the world.

Prior to joining Navitas in 2017, Julia was Founder and Managing Director of The Little Feast Company.

Originally from the UK, Julia moved to Australia with her family in 2010 having spent three years living in the United Arab Emirates.

Julia has two daughters enrolled at PLC.

Mrs Rosalind Potts MPsych, GAICD Foundation Board member since June 2023

Rosalind is the Director of Organisation Capability and Leadership at Lee Hect Harrison, WA, a global consulting company specialising in career outplacement and leadership.  She is also a foundation and college board member of St George’s College where she resided as an international student from Singapore during her studies at UWA.  As an Organisational Psychologist, Rosalind has spent her career as a consultant working globally with organisations such as Shell, Roche, Holcim, and Credit Sussie and in a global HR role at BHP Marketing in the areas of leadership assessment and development and organisation culture and change.

She has lived in Sydney and Singapore and feels very fortunate to now be back in Perth.  She was the President of the PLC Argyle Club in 2022 where she discovered her passion for fundraising.

Rosalind has a daughter at PLC.

Julia Schortinghuis Foundation Board Members

Mrs Julia Schortinghuis BCom, PGDipEd, CFP, AFA Foundation Board Member since 2023 & Foundation Investment Committee Member since 2020

Julia is a Director of Lighthouse Capital and has been specialising in the finance industry since 1994.  Ms Schortinghuis has worked as a Vice President with Merrill Lynch Investment Management and has a deep understanding of portfolio construction, asset allocation and portfolio risk management. Her work has been acknowledged by Financial Standard in 2018, 2019 and 2020 in the FS Power 50. Julia is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and completed the Stanford University Executive Leadership Program in 2015. Julia was State Chair of the Association of Financial Advisers Inspire Community of Practice 2015 – 2020, Board member on the Godfrey Pembroke Advisory Board 2014 – 2019, currently sits on the Aquinas College Foundation Council and Chairs the Investment Committee. She has recently been appointed as the inaugural Chair for the Curtin University Financial Planning Discipline Advisory Panel. Julia was Godfrey Pembroke Adviser of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and is a judge in the Telstra Business Women of the Year awards. She is the host of the community-based “Good Money Habits” podcast and is actively involved in a range of charitable causes.

Julia has a daughter enrolled at PLC.

Mrs Leonie Neervoort Executive Officer – PLC Foundation Attends all Foundation Board and Investment Committee Meetings

Independent Committee Members

Mr Scott Edwards BComm, CFA, CA

Investment Committee member since 2020

Scott has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and accounting. Scott joined Butler Settineri in 2016, fresh from a 14 year period as partner at a mid-tier Western Australian financial services firm.

Scott’s aim as a financial planner is to help clients achieve their retirement planning goals by protecting their assets during their working life and steadily build their wealth over time.

Scott’s daughter graduated from PLC in 2021.

Mr David Alder BCom CFP® DipFP DipArts

Independent Member Foundation Investment Committee since 2024

Continuing the family tradition (sixth generation) of providing financial advisory and investment management services to private clients, not for profit entities, and corporate clients, he has been employed in the Australian securities industry since 2001.

He specialises in the provision of strategic and technical advice, self-managed superannuation as well as portfolio investment management. David has extensive experience in investing, both directly and via unlisted managed funds, in equities, real estate investment trusts, interest rate securities and exchange traded funds.

David was a member of and co-Chaired the Western Australian Anglicare Winter Appeal Committee (2013 – 2023), which raises funds to assist people to cope with the challenges of life and relationships. He has also been a Councillor with the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) Foundation (2018 – 2024) whose role it is to raise funds and encourage donations to assist in acquiring works to the State Art Collection. The Foundation also aims to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of art in the community and assists with the Art Gallery’s education program. David currently sits on the AGWA Investment Sub-Committee and supervises the management of AGWA’s investment portfolio.