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Retiring Board members SOPHIE KOWALD Appointed August 2006 – Retired November 2016 JACK MANNING BANCROFT Appointed August 2011 – Retired April 2016 Sophie recently took on a Policy Advisor position with Michelle Rowland, MP, Shadow Minister for Communications. Previously she worked at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Sophie also worked as a research fellow on cross-border tobacco advertising control at the Centre for Media and Communications Law, as a judicial associate and a casual university academic in law and media studies. Sophie holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. Jack is the CEO and Founder of AIME. In 2005, then a 19-year-old uni student, Jack founded the AIME Program with 25 Indigenous kids in Redfern. AIME incorporated in 2008 and Jack became a CEO at the age of 22. For many years, Sophie has been a singer in choirs around the country, including The Australian Voices, Canticum, The Melbourne Chorale and, most recently, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. As the mother of two young children, she has been closely involved with her local playgroup, toy library and breastfeeding association. Born in Canberra and raised in Brisbane, Sophie is Sydney-based, but has spent significant amounts of time in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast in recent years. Jack is now one of Australia’s youngest CEOs leading a team of nearly 100 staff across the country. Today, AIME works with over 3,500 Indigenous high school students and 1,250 university student acting as mentors across five states in Australia. More than 10,000 high school kids and 5,000 university students have been through the program in the last decade. AIME students have finished school at almost the same rate as every Australian child. By 2018, AIME seeks to expand across the nation to connect with 10,000 Indigenous high school kids annually—that’s roughly one quarter of the Indigenous high school population—and have all of these kids finishing school at the same rate as every Australian child. Jack was named 2010 NSW Young Australian of the Year, 2010 Young People’s Australian Human Rights Medallist and received the University of Sydney 2010 Young Alumni of the Year Award. Jack is also the CEO and a Founder of Phone Free Feb and a graduate of the University of Sydney and Stanford. 28 Advertising Standards Bureau