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Board of Directors

Ostara Australia Board


Robert Ramjan AM, BA, BSocStuds 

Robert is CEO of Schizophreia Fellowship of NSW. He has worked for the Fellowship for more than 20 years and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for services to people wth mental illness.

Rob has extensive experience in the provision of mental health services, especially in the non-government sector.



Shaun McDonagh B Bus (Mkt Mngt), A Deg Law, Cert Adult Ed, Masters Mkt Mngt, Masters Com. Law, Exec Dev Program

Shaun McDonagh is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd.

Shaun has twenty years industry experience nationally and internationally across education, training, media, financial services, property development and sales, and the Not-For-Profit sector. Shaun possesses strong skills in marketing, communications, digital media, business development, government engagement, strategic planning and analysis. Shaun has taught across business and law subjects for NSW TAFE and Charles Sturt University.



Judi Higgin EMBA, B Soc Sci, Dip M, Dip HR

Judi has worked in the community mental health sector for almost 30 years, the last 13 years with New Horizons Enterprises Limited. Prior to becoming CEO in 2010, Judi held a range of senior and executive management roles.



David Bell BA(Hons), ACA, ASIA

David has been a non executive director of Ostara Australia since December 2013. David is currently the Managing Director of Kwik Kopy Australia, a national print and design franchise business operating out of 100 locations across Australia. Prior to this David has been the CEO of a number of businesses operating in a variety of sectors including retail, consumer services, and agribusiness. David joined Price Waterhouse (PWC) in 1981 and trained as a chartered accountant and auditor before furthering his career as a corporate adviser in investment banking. David's particular interests and expertise include financial management, strategy, change management and marketing as well as anything to do with getting the best out of people.