About Us

Our Board

     

Andrew McGovern

Founder of the McGovern Foundation. Andrew has used his 20+ years of experience in community development, mentoring young people, program development and implementation to identify the next step for meaningful change and social impact. 

     

Jeremy McGovern

Founder of the McGovern Foundation. A four-time All Australian and Premiership Defender with the West Coast Eagles, Jeremy will provide invaluable exposure nationwide to drive the Foundation as well as its corporate and community partnerships.

     

Tom Barrass

A key partner with Jeremy McGovern both on and off the field, the fellow Premiership defender is a proud advocate for community equality. Tom was integral in the establishment of the foundation and is an passionate driving force behind its vision and growth, and an excellent role model for Wanderer Program participants.

     

Collene Castle - Chairperson

Collene is a Menang Gnudju Yok from the Great Southern WA. As Director with Wonnil Partners, Collene supports businesses across the state to deliver reconciliation initiatives. Collene has a long history of leading successful training and employment outcomes for Aboriginal people. She is the recipient of the 2022 Naidoc Perth Outstanding Achievement award.  

     

Jeff Farrell

Jeff is a Malgana/Wilinyu man who grew up in Geraldton, having lived most of his adult life in Boorloo. Jeff has worked in operational roles within the resources industry for the last 18 years, and more recently in strategy implementation, policy development, and corporate partnerships. Jeff is passionate about removing barriers to employment and values and supports broader social equity programs.
     

Taylor Hayward

Taylor Hayward is a Goreng Noongar man, who grew up on Wilman Noongar country in Collie. Taylor is Principal Consultant at his boutique consulting firm specialising in strategy development, human resource management and change management. Taylor brings with him a vast working experience that spans the government, mining, and non-profit sectors.