2020 AFFLIP Board

Hon. Greg Crafter AO


Greg had a distinguished career as a Member of the South Australian Parliament during which time he held four major ministerial portfolios, including that of Education and Children’s Services (1985-1992). He is a highly respected educator nationally and internationally and a former President of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (Geneva).

Susan Boucher

Previously AFFLIP Chair



Susan has worked at an executive level in the not for profit sector for more than two decades across both education and health.  She was previously CEO at Principals Australia and Deputy Chair and Executive Director at Teach For Australia.

Jeannette Emery

2020 AFFLIP Board Member



Jeannette Emery has recently joined the AFFLIP Board and brings specialist knowledge and contemporary experience in English Language and Literacy.

John Erskine

AFFLIP Treasurer and Coordinator Scholarships



John was previously a deputy principal and education consultant and is now an established business entrepreneur, serving on an international company board.

Miriam Cocking

Liaison with the Filipino Community in Australia



Miriam has over 30 years’ experience working and volunteering in the community sector.  She currently holds the position of president of Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA).

Max Greenwood

Coordinator Professional Development Literacy



Max was previously a Principal and Training and Development leader in the Department of Education and Children’s Services in South Australia. More recently, he spent ten years as an English Language and Literacy consultant in New York and Melbourne.

Pat Maloney

Coordinator Learning through the Outdoor Environment



Pat was previously a school principal with the Department of Education and Child Support and President of the South Australian Area School Leaders Association. He has been a member of a number of influential DECD committees.

Trevor Tiller

Coordinator Schools Learning Network



Trevor was previously a district director in the Department of Education and Children’s Services in South Australia and now a consultant in education, who has worked internationally including in Mindanao.

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Emeritus Professor Alan Reid AM


Alan Reid was previously founding Chair of AFFLIP and Professor at the University of SA.  He has been influential in education policy development at both state and national level and has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to Australian education being awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012, and a finalists for South Australian of the Year (2017).

Alastair Douglas

AFFLIP Chairperson



Founding Deputy Chair and Convenor Health & Nutrition.  Ali was previously a principal in the Department of Education and Children’s Services in South Australia, has worked extensively as a consultant in education internationally over the last 15 years, including the Philippines and Mindanao in particular.


Tim Jackson

Deputy Chairperson and Chair Corporate Governance Committee


Tim has extensive experience at senior levels in local Government in South Australia and Victoria.  He was until recently (June 2015) the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Playford in South Australia. He is currently Board Chair of Volunteering SA&NT and President and Chairman of Volunteering Australia. 

Irene Rowe

New Board Member


Irene Rowe has recently joined the AFFLIP Board, she is a registered nurse with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry.  Her commitment to the Filipino Community in SA is extensive and reflected in her voluntary work including as President of the Filipino Australian Nurses and Carers Association.  She brings extensive experience to the AFFLIP board in the area of Health and Education having worked as a Nurse Educator, Tagalog Translator and Teacher with the Filipino Ethnic School of SA along with her role as Ambassador to Breast Screening SA and Board Member of the Ethnic School Association of SA.

Roger Saunders

Coordinator Scholarships



Roger is a consultant in education and information management with international experience in the areas of ICT systems and the development of learning resources who has also worked in Mindanao for five years.

Mario Trinidad


Mario grew up in the Philippines and later studied social work at Flinders University, where he is a part-time lecturer. He is also Team Leader, Community Response Team for the St Vincent De Paul Society (South Australia). 

Lyn Wilkinson

AFFLIP Secretary and Coordinator Professional Development Literacy



Lyn was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Flinders University of South Australia and is a specialist in the area of English language and literacy.

Dr Yvonne Zeegers

Board Member



Yvonne is the Program Director for the Bachelor of Education (MBET), at the University of South Australia.   Yvonne has been a primary teacher, curriculum adviser, and was AusAid’s Pre-Service adviser in the Southern Philippines for three years. She teaches in Science curriculum, and Design and Technologies curriculum courses.

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