Our Board consists of both Executive Officers and Representatives for State, Territories and Young BPW (under 35). Teleconferences are held bi-monthly with an annual Face-to-Face meeting at various locations around Australia to give all members the opportunity to meet these women who work voluntarily on their behalf, taking action for women's' equality.
BPW Executive Officers
National President Jacqueline Graham
Jacqueline is a Retail Executive of over 20 years’ experience and currently working for the Bunnings Group as Area Manager with strategic and operational leadership, including National Operations.
She is passionate about continuous improvement and building team capability. My belief is that innovation in thought and practice is best delivered by inclusive and diverse teams. I am a committed mentor and coach; driven by culture and change.
Director of Policy
Director of Finance
Club: BPW Sydney – NSW
Kimmaree Thompson is an independent director and an organisation development professional who specialises in positive change for enterprise size organisations and structured problem-solving using propriety root cause analysis methodologies.
Kimmaree has been a Corporate Director and Company Secretary since 2008 and has served on not-for-profit boards and as the Public Officer for incorporated associations. Prior to founding her own business, Kimmaree worked in senior executive roles for the West Australian Government including the State Sports Centre, Justice and Treasury.
Since 2010 Kimmaree has been a BPW member, during that time she held the position of Club President and Membership Director for BPW Sydney. After relocating to Byron Bay Kimmaree was appointed as the inaugural President to establish the BPW National e-Club. The BPW National e-Club is a forum for women who cannot attend local meetings and women who live in rural and remote locations with no local BPW Club.
Kimmaree Thompson has attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and is a current member of UN Women. During 2013 Kimmaree Thompson was a member of Sydney Chapter Board for United Nations Women (UN Women).
Margaret is a long-term member of BPW including the roles of BPW Australia Board Member as the NSW State Representative 2009-2013, the BPWA Constitutional Review Taskforce 2015-16, the BPWA National Conference 2013 Resolutions Committee and Past Editor of the BPWA Bulletin and BPWA Website Editor. She was also the NSW State Representative 2009-2013 on the BPW Australia Board and was the Club President of BPW Parramatta 2007-2009.
Margaret has a Master of Community Management (UTS), Graduate Diploma in Community Management (UTS), Bachelor of Business Personnel & Industrial Relations (UWS) and has completed the Foundations of Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Margaret has also held offices in other organisations including Continence Foundation of Australia in NSW Inc, Board Member and Past President; Animal Ethics Committee of the Children’s Medical Research Institute & Westmead Children’s Hospital, Category D Member; WESTIR Ltd, Treasurer; Local Community Services Association, Executive Board Member; Member of the Sector Development Forum of NSW Council of Social Service; and the Western Sydney University, School of Medicine Community Engaged Teaching and Learning Committee. Margaret is a skilled and experienced governance-oriented woman.
Director of Membership
International: Delegate Mexico Congress 2008; CSW 2010;
Attendance at Congresses 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011
National: WA Division President & State Representative 2016-18; Chair PDGP; Conference Delegate; Attendance at Conferences Melbourne, Parramatta, Geelong Summit, Adelaide and Geelong.
State: State President to 2018; Secretary; Attendance/Delegate – Geraldton, Joondalup, Perth, Serpentine
Club: President, Treasurer and Membership
Occupation: Administration, Recruitment, Teachers Assistant-Special Needs.
Offices held in national, state, local organisations
Committee Member Belmont BEC and TCF Global; Refugee Week WA
Director of Marketing
International: Attended the BPW International Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Auckland, New Zealand 2016
National: Qld State Representative on the BPW Australia Board (2015 – 2018) Attended several BPWA Conferences and was a delegate for BPW Caboolture in 2013 and BPW North Lakes in 2016
Assisted in the BPW Australia National Conference in Geelong 2016 – supporting and doing graphic design (logo & booklet)
Club: President of BPW North Lakes steering committee from June 2015 until Charter in February 2016, appointed BPW North Lakes President until next AGM in August 2016
Member of BPW Caboolture for 10 years, serving 8 years on the Management Committee and 2 years as Club President 2013-2015, joined BPW in June 2005
Supporter and Mentor of all BPW members
SUMMARY OF WORK EXPERIENCE
Occupation: Active, self-employed
New South Wales