Aminata Conteh-Biger
Founder & CEO

The Aminata Maternal Foundation is an Australian For Purpose Organisation, whose vision is to provide safe conditions for women in Sierra Leone to birth and raise their children.

Morlai Kamara
Programme Adviser

Morlai Kamara has over ten years experience in development and in advancing the human rights of vulnerable communities in Australia and Sierra Leone.

Our Board of Directors

Penny Gerstle

Penny holds masters degrees from the University of Sydney in International Law (refugee and human rights law), Arts (Japanese) and a Master Development Studies.

Anthony Zwi

Anthony Zwi grew up and was schooled in South Africa where he also studied Medicine (MB BCh Witwatersrand), occupational health (DOH Wits), and tropical health (DTM&H Wits).

Maureen Collins

Maureen Collins is an award winning fundraiser, photographer and writer with a passion for dignity.

Kim Stewart-Smith
Treasurer & Company Secretary

Kim is currently the Oceania Corporate Services Leader at Ernst & Young.

Ros Horin

Ros Horin, director, dramaturg and writer has been an important figure in Australian theatre.


Pauline George


Michael Dwyer: CEO, First State Super, Board Director, Australia for UNHCR

Ruth Layton: Lawyer

Joe Skrzynski: Director, Champ Equity

Ian Buchanan: Champ Private Equity, World Chinese Economic Forum, Nantien Institute

Mark Davidson: Managing Director, Work Inc


Jo Hyde – Chair                   Electra Wiggs                           Grace Atkinson
Cathy Hodgkinson              Anna Curran                              Sharlene Dadd
Fiona Collard                       Erin Booker


Elise Williams: DLA Piper
Dr Gerry Bean: 
DLA Piper
Mark Davidson: 
Managing Director, Work Inc Lavender Bay
Joshua Binns: Graphic Designer, The Loop Pty Ltd                                                                                               Jenny Wills: Director, Place Media
Vanessa Ryan: SML Design (Design & Identity)
Justine Kerrigan: Director, Australian Photography & Cinematographer