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Meet our Board

Jhirrili - strength

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Michael Hatton

Founder & Director

Michael is a Bunuba (Bedford Family) and Wiradjuri (Eldridge Family) descendant and the Owner and Director of TSS Total Survey Solutions. While working in a civil foreman role he became aware of the need for surveyors to provide proactive client support and exceed client expectations. Michael's ethos throughout the development of TSS was to encourage people to grow through experience, to better their future and is committed to their growth. It is this ethos, and Michael's commitment to Aboriginal economic, social and cultural development, that has led to the creation of The Mibilla Foundation.

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Melanie Gepp


Melanie, is a Bunuba woman and a seasoned leader with over a decade of experience within a leading financial institution. Melanie prioritises fostering meaningful connections, adeptly aligning business objectives to ensure optimal outcomes.

Having lived and worked across various locations in Australia, from remote areas to bustling cities, and experiencing a wide variety of individuals and communities, Melanie brings a unique perspective to our Board, shaped by her diverse background.

Beyond her professional endeavours, Melanie is deeply passionate about genealogy, finding joy in uncovering ancestral stories and connections spanning generations. This pursuit not only fascinates her but also brings a profound sense of fulfilment. 

Colin Caton



With over 24 years in various accounting roles including his current role as Financial Controller for TSS Total Surveying Solutions Colin enjoys meeting all new challenges as they come up and is proud of his role in monitoring & working through the substantial growth and expansion of TSS over the last 10 years.

Colin also brings financial knowledge and experience in the Not-For-Profit sector with over 25 years working on a number of charity committees in various roles including Treasurer. His core values of caring for others, honesty and integrity motivate him to use his knowledge and skills to ensure the financial information of those organisations he is connected with are done correctly.

Colin is excited to embrace this new experience and see lives changed through the Foundation.

Management Team

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Nicole O'Brien


After completing her Master degree Nicole began working with regional community organisations where, for over a decade, she assisted with governance, strategic planning and grant writing. 

As a grant writer Nicole understands the importance of funding for business and organisations and the gaps there currently are between what is needed and what is available. Nicole also recognises the importance of establishing long-term and supportive relationships between grant recipients and grant providers.

Nicole is excited to be a part of this unique Foundation and her role in assisting the change the Foundation aims to bring across Australia. 

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Our Partners

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