• Governance

    The River Nile Learning Centre Inc. [RNLC] is a not-for-profit incorporated association, recognised by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

    RNLC is overseen by a Board representing a cross section of leaders from the education, business and African communities with a shared vision and passion for the difference we can make.


    L-R: Mary Ingamalls, June MacDonald, Rich Brown (Chair), Mmaskepe Sejoe, John O’Shea, Jane Kanizay (Deputy Chair), Peter Brent and Lisa Wilson (Director)



    Current members are:

    Rich Brown  –  ChairIMG_9486
    Previously managed CPA Australia’s professional programs including the CPA Program and, before that, was involved in a range of policy and planning roles with Federal and State Government departments.
    Founding committee member for Impact100Melbourne, a group that aims to provide high-impact grants and increase involvement in philanthropy across Melbourne – RNLC was the inaugural grant recipient in 2013.

    Jane Kanizay – Deputy ChairIMG_9488
    Former civil, structural and architectural drafter and business owner.
    Practising visual artist.  Currently studying CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Others Languages). Xavier Social Justice Network Committee Member.
    An active RNLC volunteer tutor since 2016.

    RNLC John


    John O’Shea  –  Treasurer and Secretary
    Retired teacher and school Principal.
    Formerly Head of Pastoral Care moving on to become Principal of Mowbray College.
    Set up English language School in Ningbo, China.
    Interests in several business ventures in China, now retired.



    Mmaskepe Sejoe – Board Member

    SONY DSCSocial Scientist with 30+ years practical experience in human rights with a particular interest in human rights and public policy. Previously worked as a Consultant Researcher for the Botswana Centre for Human Rights, where she also represented the organisation in groups such as Women in Law and Development.  Went on to work in Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Human Rights and Culture as well as Human Rights and Policing in Australia and Overseas. Result oriented with comprehensive experience in not-for-profit and public policy. Proven ability to conceive, revitalize and raise needed resources for programs at national and international levels. Formative years and education in Botswana.



    Mary Ingamalls – Board MemberIMG_9492
    A psychologist and coach with a counselling practice working with individuals, couples and families.Extensive past experience in executive roles leading human resources and organisational development in several significant organisations.  Early career was as a high school teacher of science and mathematics.  Strengths include strategic thinking, communication and business acumen.



    June MacDonald  –  Board MemberIMG_9489
    Communication, Management Development and Learning Consultant.
    Formative years and education in Zimbabwe.
    Long history of volunteering and working with Not-for-Profits in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
    An active RNLC volunteer English tutor since 2012.



    Peter Brent  –  Board MemberIMG_9496
    Retired civil engineer and consultant.
    Leads the identification and writing of RNLC philanthropic grant applications.

    RNLC Grant Writer


    Lisa WilsonLisa Wilson  –  Director & Board Member
    Established company director and general manager.
    Extensive experience in strategic planning, governance, stakeholder engagement and general business management.
    Fellow Australian Institute Company Directors and Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
    See Our Staff profiles for more detail.


    If you would like to become a member of the River Nile, please download and complete the Membership form (below) and contact info@rnlc.org.au or phone (03) 9329 8425. Please note that financial membership to the association requires an annual subscription fee of $10.

    RNLC Application for Membership