Board and Executive

Some key people in Whitelion are: 

Anne Barker
Chairperson of the Whitelion Board    


Mark Watt  
Co-Founder & Development DIrector

Glenn Manton
 Co-Founder of Whitelion,
media personality and
former AFL footballer

National Executive:

Hang Vo
  Co-Founder & Development Director
Mark Watt
National Manager, Finance:
Ian Robertson
  Executive Manager Strategy & Governance:
Rowena Middlemiss
Victorian State Manager:
  Tasmanian State Manager: 
Barbara Walters  
Western Australia State Manager
Mike Dixon
  Partnerships & Communications Manager
Paul Wilkinson
South Australia State Manager
Amy Duke

Our Board members:

Board position: Chairperson

After starting her career in law, Anne has held senior management positions in a number of companies including Myer, ANZ and SPI PowerNet.  Anne was Managing Director of City West Water for 13 years until retiring in March 2016.  Anne has been the chair of Whitelion since July 2011, and is also chair of LeadWest and on the board of the Victorian Building Authority.      



David Chester Wilmot
Board position: Director
Professional title: Senior Accounting and Corporate Governance Professional

Grad. Dip. Bus. (Admin.) FCPA FCIS FGIA

David is a senior accounting and corporate governance professional. He has experience with International and Australian listed, private and government sector as well as not-for-profit board experience. His previous appointments include Company Secretary for Spotless Group Limited, Board Member Council for Caulfield Grammar School, Board Member of Victoria Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs Inc. and Member of Victoria University School of Accounting & Finance Programs Advisory Committee. David is also a registered tax agent with a 50+ Year Membership of CPA Australia and its antecedent bodies. 


Board position:
Professional title: Diretor, Moore Stephens

Kevin Mullen specialises in management advisory services to medium-sized businesses. His expertise is in the area of corporate structuring, succession planning and superannuation strategies. Kevin’s close working relationship with clients has exposed him to the international arena where he provides management and taxation advice to overseas and Australian companies.                

Board position:
Professional title: Chief Executive Officer

Mark Watt is the co-founder of Whitelion and has held the position of CEO since 1999. Mark’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business and Masters of Social Work. His past experience includes Community and Client Services Manager at Parkville Youth Residential Centre and 9 years as Program Director at Youth For Christ. Mark was awarded the Robin Clark Memorial Award in 2005 in recognition of excellence in the category of 'Making a Difference to Children, Young People and Families'..

Vanessa Elliot
Board position:
Professional title: Policy Manager with Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Vanessa Elliott is currently a Policy Manager at Department of Premier and Cabinet with over 15 years’ experience working in strategic management roles in the public and private sector. She has a background in sustainable development, corporate HR and Corporate Affairs driving and implementing strategic change across the business. Vanessa is a non-executive director of Desert Knowledge Australia, an Arts Advisor Committee Member of Healthway and on the board of commissioners for the Forest Products Commission.