Staff and Board

Dr Peter Macdonald

President and Founder

Peter ran his own General Practice in Manly for more than 25 years and followed up his environmental and public health concerns by becoming an active and effective politician at both local and NSW State levels. He then volunteered with Medecins sans Frontiers, Timor Aid (post- Independence) and is currently providing clinical services regularly in remote South Australia.

Liz Mackinlay


Liz has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, with extensive senior executive experience internationally and in Australia. She is a specialist in gender equity and reducing violence against women and children. Liz is a Board member and Treasurer for Reality Learning Ltd, and a Director and Operations Committee Chairperson for the North Sydney Women’s Benevolent Association.

George McClelland

Vice President

George was NSW Secretary of Lend Lease’s construction company Civil and Civic and Company Secretary for an Investment Bank. In retirement, he became ADI’s Treasurer at its inception and has been a very committed and active member of the Manly community through Rotary, Manly Community Centre and Seaforth Bowling Club.

Margarita Krasteva


CPA BCom, GradDipCom
Early in her career Margarita worked in London as a Financial Analyst; then on her return to Adelaide as a Business Analyst. Moving to Sydney, she is now in the travel industry. As Financial Controller she leads the finance team of a major travel wholesaler.

Patricia Anne Lanham

Board Director Public Officer

Anne followed an extensive career working as a microbiologist with eight years as electorate officer for Peter Macdonald when he was NSW State Member of Parliament. She is a co-founder of ADI and since completing her Masters in International Development has worked on Accreditation and Compliance issues for ADI.

Dr Judy Lambert

Board Director; Chair of Program Committee

AM, BPharm BSc(Hons)
PhD GradDipEnvMgt
Judy is an environment, social and medical sciences expert who has worked in research, policy, ministerial consultancy and advocacy roles. Until recently, she was Director of Community Solutions.

Colin Plowman

Chair of Revenue Committee

Colin Plowman is an ex Commonwealth Public Servant having undertaken senior executive roles as Registrar of the Migration Review Tribunal-Refugee Review Tribunal, First Assistant Secretary in the Department of Finance, and a Program Manager in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission among others. Colin has many years working with Indigenous communities across Australia and in program management and evaluation

Liza Nadolski

Board Director, member of Risk and Compliance Committee

Liza has had extensive experience in clinical governance and risk within the healthcare sector across hospitals, insurance agencies and a number of large corporate organisations

Dianne O’Brien

Finance Manager

Dianne has extensive experience in large resource sector companies as a senior accountant. She brings
dedication and robust financial management skills to this important position within ADI.

Virpi Tuite

People and Culture Advisor

Virpi has worked with ADI for 4 years in a volunteer capacity providing invaluable time, talent and experience in the recruitment of PNG based and Sydney based staff as well managing all induction and debriefing of staff.

Lou Belle Barrett

People and Office Coordinator

Lou Belle commenced with ADI in the newly created role as Office and People Coordinator on 28th November 2016 and with her background in project management, community engagement, expert facilitation skills and people management, we’re delighted to welcome her.

Yaman Kutlu

Program Manager PNG

Masters of International Development; Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
Yaman spent 18 months in Bougainville PNG, establishing and managing a youth economic development program. He is passionate about social change and dedicated to helping communities experiencing poverty. His field experience includes program design and implementation, mentoring local counterparts, project monitoring and evaluation.