Our People

Lisa Kingman OAM

CEO

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Lisa Kingman OAM

CEO

Lisa Kingman has 30 years in the community and corporate sector as one of Australia’s most respected independent advisors.  Awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2021, and recognised in 2018 as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence (Financial Review) for her community work, Lisa has been at the coal face of social change with charities and businesses 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 social purpose 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.

Anna McCann

Chief Operating Officer

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Anna McCann

Chief Operating Officer

Tanarra Philanthropic Advisors are excited to welcome Anna McCann to the team in 2022.  Anna’s early career as a lawyer led to her role as Head of Pro Bono and Community at Baker & McKenzie. Anna has a strong sense of social purpose with particular interest in helping the not-for-profit sector to be more efficient and effective. Anna served on the Board of Smiling Mind for four years and more recently, as Chief Operating Officer of The Reach Foundation. Anna is an accomplished academic and holds a Law degree, a Science degree, and an MBA.

John Wylie AC

Founder and Chair

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John Wylie AC

Founder and Chair

John is Principal of alternative asset 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. Previous business roles include Chair and CEO of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston in Australia. In these roles, John advised companies and governments globally for over 30 years. John has served as Chair of Sport Australia, Chair of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust and President of the Library Board of Victoria. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust at Oxford University, having previously served as a Trustee. John supports a wide range of not-for-profit community activities through The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation. He 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.

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.

Tanarra Global Team

Project Advisors

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Tanarra Global Team

Project Advisors

Tanarra Philanthropic Advisors also harnesses the capability and experience of the global Tanarra Group

Tanarra is a growing Australian/Asian investment and advisory firm that invests in a wide range of early stage ventures, private and public companies in Australia and around the world.