Board Members

Barbara Ward

Volunteer President

Barbara Ward is the Managing Director of Impact One and has a held a variety of senior commercial, customer, strategic alliance and finance roles across the industry, both onshore and overseas, acareer that spans Government, Corporate, Not for Profit and Charity sector and is known as the change agent.

She is current President of Rotary Club of Sydney, Lupus Australia, SHARE (SMR) Inc, Nutrition Australia NSW and Immediate Past President of Australia India Business Council NSW. Barbara holds non-executive position on several board including World Lupus Federation,  Royal Rehabilitation and NSW Government Agency for Clinical Excellence. Barbara is former President of Fundraising Institute of Australia and is a Fellow.

In 2019 she was awarded Paul Harris Fellow , Leadership in International Mental Health, Excellence in Community Service on Australia Day and is Nominee AFR 100Women of Influence and was also ‘Ku-ring-gai Local Woman of the Year 2017”, amongst many other awards for her leadership in business and community.

Barbara’s passion for good public policy stems from her experience that a strong economy is the basis of a just society and she works tirelessly at every level to make life better for those less fortunate. She has a strong commitment to helping others and building stronger communities with a focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Roger Xie


Roger Xie is an experienced Actuarial & Analytics professional currently working in the realm of Sports Analytics. Roger is passionate about philanthropy and is currently the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Sydney.

Moss Akbarian


Moss Akbarian Studied in London England. Degree in Civil Engineering, postgraduate in General Management. Worked for McAlpine in England.GM of a publicly listed gold mining company in WA. Headed a number of projects in NSW including the Federal Police Headquarters in Sydney, Cypress Lakes Golf resort hunter valley, Roma Theatre building in George St, and 1st retirement village for Royal Australian Air Force association in Turramurra amongst others. Member of Aust Writers Guild over 20 years, member of Sydney Rotary over 25 years and is a board member. Moss also hold corporate Real Estate License and works in the family real estate chain Asset Really.

David Smith

Board Member

David Smith is Chartered Accountant. He has 35 experience in management, operational, reviews, restructure, education and training. Extensive experience in building and manageing aged care

Dr. Hamish Robertson

Board Member

Dr. Hamish Robertson, PhD., is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is a geographer by training, with experience in health, ageing, disability and multicultural issues, including 15 years in the NSW public health system. His PhD research was on the geography of Alzheimer’s disease in NSW and he conducts research in spatial science applications in the health, ageing and disability sectors, including spatial visualisation as a tool for collaborative research and analysis. Hamish also writes for academic and industry journals in a number of areas including ageing, health, big data, health informatics, ‘race’, diversity and cultural heritage issues. He recently joined a major antimicrobial resistance project funded by the MRFF. He is a current member of the Australian Association of Gerontology, the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) and the American Association of Geographers.