Our Board

Meet our Board

Our dedicated Board members serve in a voluntary capacity and come from a variety of diverse professional backgrounds.  Their responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for our Organisation, reviewing operational performance against set targets, establishing an annual financial budget and supporting the CEO in the leadership of the day to day operations of the Organisation. 

Board members are selected based on their skill set, diversity, integrity and character, and help to set the tone and culture for the Foundation as a whole.

Our Purpose is, and has always been, restoring lives in need.

Board Chair | Annette Latto

Annette has been a trusted member of the Esther Foundation Board since 2015, and has demonstrated a passionate dedication to the transformation of the Organisation during a season of intense growth and change.

Board Chair, Annette Latto BSc

Annette Latto holds a Bachelor of Science from Murdoch University and brings a wealth of experience to the organisation’s Board of Management with over 20 years in the field of Environmental Management.  Annette is an Associate with Strategy-JBS&G Environmental Consultancy and has experience in government approvals, policy development and compliance management, within both Government and industry including Boral Resources, Chevron and BHP Nickel West. 

Annette and her husband have three adult children and have been involved with a number of Churches and Ministries over many years.

Deputy Board Chair | Dr. Jeroen Bruins

Since 2013, Jeroen has been the Chair of the Board of PeaceWise, a not-for-profit ministry that provides Christian solutions to conflict, which has given him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of governance, spiritual leadership and strategic direction. Jeroen is an accredited Christian Conciliator and joined the the Esther Foundation Board in December 2019.

Deputy Board Chair, (Dr) Jeroen Bruins
Geology VUA 

Jeroen has a professional background in the oil and gas industry. Whilst calling Australia home for many years, he has also lived and worked in the U.K. Oman, Nigeria.

Jeroen has been married to Eva for over 40 years. They enjoy three adult children, their spouses and six grandchildren. His passions and giftings are in the area of prayer, spiritual direction and Biblical Peacemaking, which have enabled him to be involved with a variety of ministries.

Board Treasurer | Lindsey Phillips

Lindsey is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) – Perth Chapter. Lindsey was appointed to the Esther Foundation board as Treasurer in November 2019.

  • Board Treasurer, Lindsey Phillips
    CA, B.Comm (Acc) Hons, AgilePM®

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  • Lindsey has been working as a Consultant for a number of years in various roles with extensive experience across multiple industries and countries. Lindsey brings with her a deep knowledge in change, project and business Process Improvement, underpinned by financial and audit principles.

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  • Lindsey is married, has two grown children and served in the Riverview Church Children’s Ministry for a number of years.

Board Member
Board Secretary | Sonia Newby

Sonia holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Australia. Sonia was appointed Board Secretary of the Esther Foundation board in October 2019.

Board Secretary, Sonia Newby BJuris, LLB

With more than 20 years legal experience in Australia and South East Asia, Sonia has worked in senior positions in both the Commercial and Higher Education sectors in a range of legal matters in real estate, banking, finance and intellectual property.

Sonia is married to Jay and together they have two grown children. Sonia attends Lifestreams Christian Church in Como where she has served in the Children’s Ministry. Sonia has also served in various capacities in her children’s schools including the office of Chair of the Board of Oberthur Primary School in Bullcreek.

Chief Executive Officer |
Board Member | Belinda Sim

Belinda holds double degrees in Law and Commerce (majoring in Corporate Finance and Accounting) from the University of Western Australia and completed other post-graduate studies in finance and executive education programs. Belinda joined the Board of the Esther Foundation in October 2020.

Board Member, Belinda Sim
LLB BCom GradCertAppFin

Belinda has professional experience holding legal and non-legal leadership positions in a top-tier national law firm and in-house in a major ASX-listed company. She is currently the Executive Director and Company Secretary of a well-established private digital agency in Perth.

Belinda brings to the Board, substantive experience in major transactions and projects, including in investments, acquisitions, capital raising and joint ventures in Australia and internationally.  

Belinda has been married to her husband, Paul, for 11 years and they have two young sons together. Her passions are in seeing the community around her and, particularly, the next generation, growing in knowledge that they are greatly loved from above and that they are valued beyond their own imagination.  

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