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SEARCH is governed by an elected Committee of members who are responsible for the administration and strategic direction of the organisation. Elections occur every two years. The Committee elected at the 2020 election is as follows.


President: Matt Kunkel (Vic)

Vice President: Jacquie Widin (NSW)

Treasurer: Helen Hewett (NSW)

Committee Members:

Brian Aarons (NSW)

Peter Murphy (NSW)

Patricia Hovey (Qld)

Nadia Montague (Vic)

Ama Somaratna (NSW)

Zac Gillies-Palmer (NSW)

Alex Cassie (WA)

Iacovos Digenis (SA)

Carmen Blanco (NSW)

Chris Warren (ACT)

The Company Secretary appointed by the Committee is:  David Pink (NSW)

Sub Committees

Our sub committees and working groups aim to provide strategic and policy advice to our governing SEARCH Committee. Our sub committees include:

Finance and Investment Sub-Committee

Convenor: Helen Hewett

Communications Sub-Committee

Convenor: Patricia Hovey

Uniday Pty Ltd Board

Directors: Helen Hewett, Carmen Blanco, Brian Aarons, Ama Somaratna, Peter Murphy

Working Groups

Voice Treaty Truth Working Group Convenors: Jacquie Widin and Bob Boughton


The day to day running of the Foundation is handled by our office staff based in Sydney.

Executive Officer: Luke Whitington

Administrative Officer: Taskia Ashraf