Foundation Board Members
Ms Yasmin Broughton BComm, PG Dip Law, GAICD Chair Foundation Board (Foundation Board member since 2018)
Yasmin is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed to the Board in 2018. Ms Broughton is a corporate lawyer with significant experience working in law firms and as a director and an executive in a diverse range of industries. Ms Broughton has over 16 years’ experience working with ASX-listed companies as an officer and has a deep understanding of corporate governance, including compliance and managing complex legal issues. Ms Broughton is also a non-executive director of Resolute Mining Limited, Synergy, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, and Edge Employment Solutions Inc.
Yasmin has a daughter enrolled at PLC.
Mr Carlo Franchina BComm, CA, FTIA Treasurer Foundation Board (Foundation Board member since 2015)
Carlo is also a member of the PLC Finance and Audit Committee. Carlo has worked with KPMG for 30 years and has extensive financial and taxation experience. Carlo is currently KPMG’s National leader of the Corporate Tax Practice – responsible for 200 staff and a member of KPMG’s Deals Tax and Legal Executive. Carlo works with organisations such as Rio Tinto, South 32, Shell and Inpex.
Carlo is a Chartered Tax Adviser, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and NZ, and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of WA (Finance and Economics).
Carlo has two daughters enrolled at PLC.
Mr Paul Early Bachelor Laws (Hons) Foundation Board 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.
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.
Ms Morgen Lewis Grad Dip Bus (Mkt), BA (Des), GAICD, AFAMI, CPM Foundation Board member since 2020
Morgen is the Deputy Chair of the PLC Council and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee.
After a 25 year career in marketing roles working across Advertising, Strategic Communications, Stakeholder Management, Change Management and Business Strategy, Morgen was appointed Chief Executive Officer to Auspire – Australia day Council (WA) in 2015. Prior to Auspire, Morgen held Marketing Director roles in the retail, higher education and utility sectors, and most recently was a Partner and Group Business Director with multinational communications agency – The Brand Agency. Morgen has a Bachelor of Arts (design), a Post Graduate Diploma (Marketing), is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Certified Practicing Marketer, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Morgen has been a member of PLC Council since 2016.
Morgen has a daughter at PLC.
Mr James Mactier BAgrEc, GradDipAppFin, GAICD Foundation Board member since 2015
James is the Chair of the PLC Council Risk and Compliance Committee. James is also Chair of the Foundation Investment Committee.
James has extensive experience in the resources and finance industries. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Regis Resources, an ASX-listed gold producer and previously enjoyed a 24 year career with Macquarie Bank including 15 years as Co-Head of the Metals and Energy Capital Division and as a member of the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Group Management Committee. James is also a member of the Resource Capital Funds Management Managing Partner’s Advisory Board, the Australian Miners and Prospectors Hall of Fame Foundation and the UWA Business School Ambassadorial Council (WA Chapter). James holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Hons.) degree from the University of Sydney as well as a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
James has a daughter enrolled at PLC and a daughter who graduated in 2016.
Ms Alexandrea Thompson 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.
Ms Suzanne Pelczar CertGovNFP and Attends all Foundation Board and Investment Committee meetings (ex officio) Executive Officer, PLC Foundation
Independent Committee Members
Mr Scott Edwards BComm, CFA, CA
Foundation 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.
Mrs Julia Schortinghuis BCom, PGDipEd, CFP, AFA
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.