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Wendy Gould


During her 30+ year career as a maritime logistician, Wendy provided operational logistics support to the Navy’s frigates, submarines, patrol boats and mine-hunting capabilities, developing deep expertise in operations management and leadership.  Later in her Navy career, she turned her attention to future generations of serving men and women, providing specialist strategic level advice to the Australian Defence Force senior leadership in support of their organisational culture and leadership reform objectives. Wendy continues her service in the Reserves in support of workforce management initiatives. 

Wendy completed her Masters in Strategy and Management through UNSW in 2016 and is accredited in a number of leadership, behavioural and team development tools. She is an accredited Organisational Executive Coach, runs her own business, and is a member of adjunct faculty at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

​Wendy began her journey with Pegasus in 2014 as a participant in the annual Pegasus Charity ride and began volunteering in 2018. More recently, as Chair of the Board, her focus has been centred on setting Pegasus on a course to expand its reach across the wider Canberra community through the Pegasus 2022-2027 Strategy.  Wendy’s personal association with horses has extended over more than 50 years and she remains active in the equine industry with six (soon to be seven) horses of her own and an extensive network. 

George Skillin


George is a Chartered Accountant, member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Residing in the Canberra region for the last 20 years, he is seeking to give back to the community and region he calls home. George has previously volunteered for the Heart Foundation and supports local community sporting organisations including the Canberra Gunners basketball club through Chartertech.

George is the co-founder and director of Chartertech. Headquartered in Canberra, Chartertech delivers tailored and scalable end-to-end business solutions in the space where finance meets technology primarily for the Australian Government. Under his joint leadership, the company has grown to over 100 staff in its first five years, operates from several locations around Australia, and has acquired multiple boutique consulting firms along the way.

He has extensive enterprise level accounting and financial advisory experience from numerous roles in consultancies and government organisations including senior leadership roles in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Services Australia, and Medicare. In the private sector, he has led teams at a number of accounting and IT firms.

George joined the Pegasus Board in January 2022 and brings a vast corporate leadership skillset, including accounting and financial management, governance, analysis, and risk management. When it comes to horses, he’s probably safest on the ground feeding and leading a horse, rather than riding it, which suit us just fine!

Kellie Woodger

Vice President/Chair

Kellie Woodger is no stranger to horse-ability and its benefits, and certainly has the understanding and capability to conceptualise and meet equine centric objectives.

Her knowledge and practice encompass a decade of veterinary nursing, fifteen years as a regulator in various departments of agriculture, a small business owner-operator of a horsemanship riding lesson and pony party company and many decades running a horse stud. She currently owns a small farm enterprise company near Captains Flat whilst balancing her current position as a change management consultant. 

Having graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Equine Science, Kellie spent a month in the field at Pegasus during university placement. Having observed the tremendous therapeutic gains of children and adults who participated in Pegasus classes, she felt compelled to offer her skillset in any way she could; hence now holding a position on the Board.

Kellie hopes to bring all her skills sets together, to help drive Pegasus into the future, with a focus on herd management, horse welfare and growth. 

Leisa Newman


Leisa has a wide-ranging background in commerce as an executive as well as engagement in operational roles. Industries have included real estate (residential, sales, strata, facilities management), accounting and professional services, and a variety client-facing trades and retail; the latter primarily as a Consultant when contracted to provide investigative outcomes and recommendations of company(s) and staff within small to medium enterprises in Canberra.

Currently a shareholder of three very successful Canberra centric real estate businesses, and a board member of two of these, Leisa remains influential within the commercial arena and continues to bring together associated contacts and local businesses in the effort to provide professional all-encompassing real estate services. 

Having spent much of her professional time focusing on general business operations, profit and loss behaviours, creative marketing concepts and publication, strategic human resource management and mentoring, workplace health and safety applications and private sector governance, she is well-placed to identify efficiencies/deficiencies to enhance service offerings in commercial enterprise.

Leisa also spent time directly in the not-for-profit arena, focusing solely on fundraising as the Executive Officer. She has set-up two successful Charitable Giving initiatives in a private company and franchise network, of which included beneficiary assessments, nomination/selection, and long-term partnering agreements.

Her experience and insight into combining practical commercial and growth-focused activities within the private sector and understanding of the philanthropic domain are amongst a number of assets Leisa brings to the Pegasus Board.

Justine Thornton


Justine is an accountant with experience in both private and public sectors, specialising in preparation of financial statements and GST compliance. Justine holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting) and is a provisional member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Justine is deeply connected to her hometown of Canberra and is passionate about supporting local charities and the community.

Justine has experience operating in public health, business advisory, and tax. She possesses a profound knowledge of accounting software and knows how to utilise it effectively depending on the organisation.

Justine enjoys simplifying financial reports and preparing monthly management dashboards. Her proficiency in these areas allows her to provide valuable insights to her clients and organisations, thereby making her a highly valued accountant and board member.



Kevins career path was originally inspired by observing his father’s passion and purpose for his own business. This led him to choosing to study accounting, taxation, and business commerce at University, before completing his master’s in management, majoring in marketing.

Kevin launched his corporate career path in Australia, having moved here with his wife from India, well over a decade ago. After holding executive and management consulting roles within hundreds of businesses, he was acutely aware that the way clients and marketing agencies worked was something he was proficient and capable of improving upon, hence launched his own business to ensure clients could obtain proper visibility and outstanding return on their marketing investment.

Kevin continues to be instrumental in developing key relationships with clients and oversees the creation of a wide array of media and advertising projects that help increase market share in his clients’ respective industries.

With his local and interstate network, coupled with his diversity in all things marketing, promotion and communications, Kevin brings to Pegasus the opportunity to promote their ‘magic’ far and wide.