We’re incredibly fortunate to have a high calibre Board of Directors who guide us to ever greater reach and impact.




Mehrdad Baghai is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of High Resolves and Managing Director of Alchemy Growth Partners. Prior to founding Alchemy Growth Partners, Mehrdad was an Executive Director at the CSIRO, a Partner at McKinsey and Company and co-leader of their global Growth Practice.



Roya Baghai is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of High Resolves and is also responsible for the overall branding, communications design and marketing. She was the Co-Director and Producer of Our World Our Choice, a documentary film about the High Resolves program. Roya is also the Creative Director of Alchemy Growth Partners, and Managing Director of royadesign.


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David Gordon is the founder of Lexicon Partners Pty Limited, a boutique advisory and investment firm. He is also a director and significant shareholder in RCG Corporation Limited and is a former chairman of Network TEN. Prior to founding Lexicon, David was an M&A Partner of Freehills law firm.  



Tom Gorman was formerly the CEO of Brambles Limited, an ASX-listed supply chain solutions company operating in over 60 countries. Prior to joining Brambles, Tom spent 21 years working with Ford Motor Company in a number of senior positions in the US, Europe and Australia where he was President of Ford Australia from 2004 to 2008.



Alex Harvey is the Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group in Asia.  He is also Global Head of Principal Transactions Group in Macquarie Capital. Alex has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry across Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. In August 2015, Alex was appointed Chairman of the Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Board.



Greg Hayes was formerly the CFO of Brambles, an ASX listed provider of supply chain solutions and information management through its two businesses CHEP and Recall. Previously, Greg was Group Managing Director and CEO of the Tenix Group, the CFO and interim CEO of AGL.

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Nike served as Vice President, Programs with the California Community Foundation (CCF) where she was responsible for $25 million in annual grants in Los Angeles. She has two decades of experience with non-profit organizations and foundations. Nike holds a BA in Economics & Political Science from Yale University and was named among the “100 Most Inspirational Alumni” by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she earned an MBA.



Vernon is a Managing Director of Mosaic Capital Partners, a Canadian-based private investment firm. Through 22 years in the investment industry, Vernon helped build several companies from start-up to acquisition or public listing, seven of which achieved valuations in excess of $100 million.  Vernon sits on the boards of several public and private companies.  



Anthony is CEO of the Centre for Strategic Education. He is Chair of the Australian Council for Educational Research, Chair of the International Advisory Board for the National Institute for School Leadership in the USA, and advisor to Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network. He was Inaugural Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.



Lisa was a Chief Executive in the Australian Public Service for over ten years including as Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, being made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2011 for distinguished service to public sector leadership. Since 1999 Lisa has served as a non-Executive Director for a number of community organisations.



Bror leads the learning science efforts in the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Previously he was Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan. A Rhodes Scholar, Bror received an M.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.



Sue-Anne Wallace is a non-executive director whose experience over the past twelve years has been directed towards governance in the not-for-profit sector. She currently sits on a number of boards, particularly those focused on self-regulatory codes of conduct and social impact.