Our People

Tom Forde

CEO & Director Charity Projects

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Tom Forde

CEO & Director Charity Projects

Tom Forde is the Chief Executive Officer of Tanarra Philanthropic Advisors. He started his professional career at PwC, working in both audit and consulting to the Not-for-profit, Government and Corporate sectors. During his time in PwC’s Sustainability consulting team, Tom furthered his interest in the complementary nature of commercial and social responsibility and developed a passion for providing advice that enhances both of these outcomes harmoniously.

Prior to dedicating himself to Tanarra Philanthropic Advisors, Tom worked at BHP in a variety of roles spanning Sustainability & Public Policy, Asset Planning, Strategy & Governance, Corporate Affairs and Health, Safety, Environment and Community. Tom also spent two years leading their Corporate Sustainability Performance and Reporting division where he had a strong focus on the transparency and improvement of BHP’s Corporate Social Responsibility performance.

Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours from Monash University where he also held a sport scholarship and represented the university’s sport program as Monash Team Captain. Tom now keeps active through regular games of basketball and golf. Outside of sport, Tom has maintained a keen interest in teaching others, be it through running school holiday clinics, tutoring students, basketball coaching or mentoring young professionals.

Through participation in community and social impact assessments over his career, Tom has a deep appreciation for the positive impact that charities can make. He firmly believes, that by leveraging the experience and skills within Tanarra, that these impacts can be enhanced even further.

Lisa Kingman

Director Impact & Collaboration

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Lisa Kingman

Director Impact & Collaboration

Lisa Kingman has 30 years in the community and corporate sector as one of Australia’s most respected independent advisors.  Recognised in 2018 as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for her community work, Lisa has been at the coal face of social change strategies for decades. She’s led over 40 corporations and hundreds of charities into mutually beneficial relationships at an estimated value of $40 million. She is a recipient of a Paul Newman Foundation innovation Award for her work as co-founder of EdConnect Australia.  Lisa is also a founding member of Housing All Australians and has served on a number of nfp boards including Chair, Courthouse Youth Arts and member of BHP Billiton Community Trust.   Lisa’s contribution to Indigenous organisations, education, health, social justice and the arts sector can be seen in all corners of Australia.  When Lisa is not championing social change she is dabbling in her Geelong studio as a frustrated artist, or out on the bay having a fish.

John Wylie AM

Founder and Chair

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John Wylie AM

Founder and Chair

John Wylie is Principal of advisory and investment firm Tanarra Group. He was previously CEO of the Australian business of global financial services firm Lazard.  He co-founded advisory and investment firm Carnegie Wylie & Company in 2000 which was acquired by Lazard in 2007, and before that was Chair of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston in Australia. In these roles, Mr Wylie has advised companies and governments globally for over 30 years.  Additionally, John is the Chair of the Australian Sports Commission, President of the Library Board of Victoria, a Trustee of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust at Oxford University and a Director of the Melbourne Stars Big Bash League cricket team.  He was formerly Chairman of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust, and in that role chaired the MCG Redevelopment Steering Committee for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

John is involved in a wide range of not-for-profit community activities primarily through The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation which he established with his wife, Myriam, in May 2011. The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation provides financial and non-financial support for worthy and well-run organisations in all walks of life, especially in education,  Indigenous, health and sport, and medical research in Australia. It has to date supported over 50 organisations and causes.

Mr Wylie holds a Master of Philosophy degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2007.

Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie

Advisory Group Member

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Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie

Advisory Group Member

Originally from Monaco, Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie had her own practice as a lawyer in Monaco until she married John Wylie and moved to Australia in September 1996. They have four sons. In Australia, Myriam has been involved in various activities on a voluntary basis; she was the Olympic Attachée to the Olympic Committee of Monaco for the Games of Sydney, member of the fund-raising committee of the Eye Research Foundation of Melbourne, and was for five years the President of the Parents’ Association of the French school in Melbourne, before becoming its Honorary President. With her husband John, she also established The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation. She is currently on the advisory board of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Since 2011, Myriam serves as Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne. In that capacity, she created two associations to support French citizens in Melbourne, Melbourne Accueil and French Assist Melbourne, and in 2014 created the Bastille Day French Festival which organises an increasingly popular, community-based annual festival around the French National Day.
Myriam‘s involvement in both the French education and the French community was recognized by the French Republic on a number of occasions. She was successively appointed Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms [“Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques”], and Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour [“Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”]. She also received the Medal of Honour of the French Senate.
Myriam had studied Business Law at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, and completed a Master in Business Administration at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA in 1986.

Roger Harley

Advisory Group Member

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Roger Harley

Advisory Group Member

Roger is a founder and principal of independent corporate advisory firm, Fawkner Capital. Roger has over 30 years’ experience as a corporate adviser, managing engagements spanning mergers and acquisitions, equity raisings and corporate growth strategies. Previously he worked for 11 years for Deutsche Bank and held positions including Director of Corporate and Finance and Director of Equity Capital Markets. Roger has broad-ranging experience as aDirector of Government entities as well as
a range of listed and emerging private companies. These previous Board roles included: Industry Research and Development Board, Innovation Australia and Medibank Private, Clean Teq Holdings, Kakadu Tourism, Yarra Bend Park Trust and National Financial Solutions. Roger is a Director of the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation and a Board Member of the People and Parks Foundation.