Our board

Board of Directors

Andrew Kiel – Chair

Co-founder – Blue Squirrel

Andrew is the Co-founder of Blue Squirrel, a digital start-up that is focussed on helping people discover, plan and achieve everything on their life bucket list. Blue Squirrel’s first iteration, a bucket list budgeting app became the #1 Finance app in the Australian Apple Store three months after launching. Their new bucket list planning app launched in 88 countries in March 2017 and became the #5 Lifestyle category app in its first week.  Prior to Blue Squirrel Andrew spent 25 years leading some of Australia’s most successful customer, marketing, retail distribution and digital transformation initiatives for brands such as UnitingCare, CUA, MBF and Telstra.  A passionate advocate for the Arts, he has also served as a Non-executive Director of Object: The Australian Centre for Design.

Amelia Hodge – Vice Chair

Amelia is a senior executive with over 25 years’ experience leading and contributing to corporate business performance in both management roles and as a non-executive director. Amelia is a highly motivated business professional supported by a powerful combination of legal, project, governance and commercial experience across private and public sectors and varied linear, economic, social and environmental infrastructure categories. Amelia’s professional reputation and high level of integrity are two personal aspects of which she is most proud, together with her strong commitment to excellent standards of corporate governance. Recently resigned as the CEO of the Qld Law Society.  Member of Brisbane Club, AICD and Women on Boards.

Gavan Ranger - Secretary

Gavan is a widely experienced architect who has worked on major projects in both the public and private sectors; as a development manager and then design manager for a major redevelopment project; and as the principal of major architectural/design practices in Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane. Gavan has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Adelaide, a Master of Engineering Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and extensive background at state and national level in the RAIA, reflected by his receipt in 1997 of a Life Fellowship.

He is a Fellow of the AIM, and a member of the DIA and the AICD. With this background, and in his capacity as a member of the board of, he believes he can make a significant contribution to the design industry in Queensland.

Ian Rodin – Treasurer

With over 30 years’ experience in professional services both in the UK and Australia, Ian has experience in many areas, including external audit, investigations, litigation support, acquisition due diligence, risk management and internal audit. For the last 15 years he has specialised in internal audit and risk management, focusing on the development of value-adding internal audit services to government and private sector organisations, and internal audit transformations.  In addition to his clients-serving roles, Ian has been an independent board member (Tennis Queensland) and has served a number of audit committees as an external member. These have included Griffith University (Chair), Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, The Institute of Internal Auditors(Australia), Brisbane City Council. Recently retired as partner of EY.

Liz Watson – Ordinary Member

Liz has forged a long career in arts and design, both here and overseas, with qualifications in visual arts, graphic design and arts management. Liz also turns her creative talents to product design, event styling and original artworks.

Rob Hudson – Ordinary Member

Managing Director at Clemenger BBDO

25 years of experience in business transformation through creativity and technology. Former Managing Director of GPY&R

Franki Ganter - Ordinary Member

Partner – Allens

Franki is a Mergers and Acquisitions and corporate advisory expert, advising private and public clients on strategic M&A, privatisations, restructures, capital raisings, capital management and corporate governance issues across a range of sectors, including government; health and aged care; and agribusiness.  Outside the office, Franki sits on two not-for-profit boards (artisan and Queensland Private Enterprises Inc) and she is a member of the QUT Law Faculty Academic Board.

Amelia Hodge - Ordinary Member

CEO – Queensland Law Society

Amelia is experienced as a senior manager with Origin Energy Sustainable Industries Division of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency and non-executive director of Transmax Pty Ltd. Previously a non-executive director of Gladstone Area Water Board and Great Artesian Basin Advisory Council on behalf of the Office for Women. She has also completed the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Infrastructure and the Market Economy Executive Program. She is currently studying for an Executive Masters of Business Administration at (AGSM NSW) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Women on Boards.