The inaugural meeting of the Transfield Foundation took place at Transfield Holdings on Wednesday, 9 September 2009. Discussions centred on: legal structure, shareholders’ agreement, appointment of directors and the nominated responsible person, governance, board charter, strategy, funding and a launch. Key outcomes were that Catherine Baldwin as Chair would also be the responsible person and the Foundation’s board directors would be Luca and Guido Belgiorno-Nettis from Transfield Holdings. Transfield Services would be represented by Managing Director, Peter Goode and Director Human Resources, Elisabeth Hunter. Graeme Hunt and Jo Sofra would later replace Peter Goode and Elisabeth Hunter.
An Advisory Committee was established to handle the administration, communication and liaison functions of the Foundation. During the course of the Foundation’s history from 2010 to 2015 the Advisory Committee comprised Liz Jurman, David Jamieson, Neil Birtchnell, Eve Roberts and Tony Hunt from Transfield Services. Transfield Holdings’ representatives were Phil Hayes St-Clair, Stephen Bradley, Dennis Tritaris and Raksha Pathak who acted as the Foundation’s Company Secretary. Members of the Advisory Committee were assigned to maintain direct, individual contact with each of the Foundation’s grant recipients.