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NEWS / Congratulations

2013

Zemeel Saba is the new Executive Director, People and Culture at Northern Health

Northern Health provides health services to a community of approximately 728, 000 people and treats almost 70, 000 patients each year in their emergency departments. It encompasses the rapidly expanding local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Northland and is dedicated to providing outstanding healthcare for all community members.

Zemeel Saba is the new Executive Director, People and Culture at Northern Health. Prior to this she was at Latrobe City Council as General Manager, Organisational Excellence where she managed the People and Development, Corporate Strategy and Information Services portfolios. During this appointment Zemeel was actively engaged with key stakeholders, a lead consultant on council plans, strategy and development programs and was involved in the advance of a number of new policy and process improvements. Zemeel has extensive experience in human resources having also held roles at Victoria Police, The Department of Justice and KMPG. In addition to this, Zemeel has lectured at Victoria University for post-graduate HR studies.


Exciting new appointments at the City of Port Phillip

Located just south of the Melbourne city centre, the City of Port Phillip is a highly sought after inner city area. The City of Port Phillip is home to a diverse and vibrant community, bustling village precincts, industry and commerce and 12 kilometres of sweeping foreshore enjoyed by residents and visitors all year round..

Carol Jeffs is the new General Manager Community Development at the City of Port Phillip

Carol Jeffs is the new General Manager Community Development at the City of Port Phillip, having previously held the role of General Manager Governance, at Latrobe City Council. In her previous appointment Carol was a member of the Executive Team and was a key advisor to the CEO and Council and contributed to key Council Development Plans as well as being an Executive Board member for a number of Strategic Projects. Carol has an extensive background in senior management having held several key roles including Acting CEO, Manager City Planning at Latrobe City Council as well as Executive Officer for Gippsland Integrated Natural Resources Forum.

Chris Carroll is the new General Manager Organization Performance at the City of Port Phillip

Chris Carroll is the new General Manager Organisational Performance at the City of Port Phillip. Prior to this appointment Chris was a Director, Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for directing a large number of projects across finance and economics, process and change and technology services. He has significant management experience having held the position of Department Manager, Planning, Policy and Budgeting at Auckand Council as well as Group Manager, Organisation Planning with Auckland City Council. He played a key role in the recent Auckland local government reforms and has extensive experience in change leadership, corporate planning and budgeting, asset management, performance management, evaluation, and financial strategy and policy.


Jeffrey Black is the new Director of Music at Anglican Church Grammar School

The Anglican Church Grammar School is an independent boy’s school for dayboys and boarders, with up to 1800 students from Reception to Year 12. Established in 1912, the school’s history and traditions provide the basis for exceptional educational programs and personal development opportunities. They believe in cultivating personal growth, community service, scholastic attainment and spiritual awareness in the development of their students.

Jeffrey Black is the new Director of Music at The Anglican Church Grammar School, having previously held positions at Kingston University and Putney Park School in London. Prior to this appointment he held the role of Acting Headmaster, Head of Music and Music Teacher at Putney Park School and remains a Senior Lecturer in Voice at Kingston University. Prior to joining the education sector Jeffrey had a highly prestigious International Operatic and Concert career spanning 25 years singing many major baritone roles in such eminent Opera Houses as ROH - Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, The Metropolitan - NY, Chicago Lyric, San Francisco, Paris Bastille and the Bayerrische Staats Oper, Munich to name but a few. More recently he has been Artistic Director for English Studio Opera based in Rottingdean, East Sussex.


Heather Nancarrow is the new Chief Executive Officer at the National Centre of Excellence to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

The National Centre of Excellence is a key commitment under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 by the Australian Government. The NCE aims to drive and inform policy and practice in the reduction of violence against women and children. It serves as a research hub and a meeting point for strategic partnerships with a wide range of organizations, academics and key government and non-government stakeholders.

Heather Nancarrow is the new Chief Executive Officer at the National Centre of Excellence to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. Prior to this appointment, Heather was the Director for the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research. Heather’s extensive management experience includes roles as Manager of the Violence Prevention Unit, Director of the Adoption Legislation Review, and Director of the Domestic Violence Prevention Branch at the Department of Families, Queensland.


Pam Anders is the new Director of Public Engagement at Oxfam Australia

Oxfam Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that strives to fight poverty and injustice by contributing to long-term development, campaigning for change and responding to emergencies. Oxfam's work with people living in poverty is guided by a rights-based approach – the belief that every human being has rights and that these rights are inalienable, universal, indivisible and interdependent.

Pam Anders is the new Director of Public Engagement at Oxfam Australia. Prior to this appointment, Pam was the Director, WorkHealth at WorkSafe Victoria, where she led the design, development and implementation of the WorkHealth program. Pam’s extensive senior management experience includes roles as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Premier of Victoria, Chief Of Staff in the Office of the Treasurer of Victoria, and Chief of Staff for the Minister for Aged Care and Aboriginal Affairs.


Leonard Neist is the new Executive Director, Health and Safety at WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is a Victorian Government organisation who is committed to ensuring the safety of Victorian employees. WorkSafe Victoria is responsible for providing benefits to injured workers, promoting and enforcing health and safety regulations in Victorian workplaces as well as maintaining a strong sense of social responsibility in their day to day operation.

Leonard Neist is the new Executive Director, Health and Safety at WorkSafe Victoria. Prior to this appointment, Leonard was the Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Independent Transport Safety Regulator, where he led the facilitation of safe operations of rail transport in the state. Leonard’s extensive experience in senior management includes roles as Executive Director Transport Safety Regulation at the NSW Independent Transport Safety Regulator, Specialist Advisor - Safety and Security Risk for the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, Principal Risk Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, Senior Systems Engineer for TDA Systems Engineering and Director Airworthiness Coordination and Policy for the Air Force.


Philip Lee is the new Director Shared Services at Manningham City Council

Manningham is located 12 km from Melbourne at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, bringing a unique combination of both cosmopolitan city and country lifestyles together over a total land area of 114 square kilometres. Manningham includes the suburbs of Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Nunawading (part), Park Orchards, Ringwood North (part), Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South and Wonga Park.

Philip Lee is the new Director Shared Services at Manningham City Council. Prior to this appointment, Philip was a Management Consultant at Mackenzie and Noble. Philip has an extensive background in both senior management and management consulting, including roles as Head of Investment and Savings Deposit Products and Head of Customer Experience at National Australia Bank, Chief Operating Officer at Allen & Gledhill LLP - Singapore's largest law firm, and Director as well as Melbourne Operations Director for KPMG Business Advisory Services.


Ben Fielding is the new Chief Executive Officer at St Vincent’s Public Hospital

St Vincent’s Hospital is a tertiary public healthcare service which provides a range of services, including acute medical and surgical services, emergency and critical care, aged care, diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care and residential care.

Ben Fielding is the new Chief Executive Officer at St Vincent’s Public Hospital, having previously worked at Ernst and Young as a Partner. In this role, Ben was responsible for the development and leadership of Ernst and Young’s health advisory business in both Melbourne and Canberra. His leadership experience includes roles in the public and private sector such as Director at Tribal Group plc, and Chief Operating Officer at the Medicines Evaluation Unit in the UK as well as senior operational roles within the NHS.


Carolyn Bell is the new Director of Operations at BreastScreen Victoria

BreastScreen Victoria (BSV) is part of a national breast cancer screening program offering women aged 50 and over free screening mammograms every two years. BreastScreen Victoria aims to reduce deaths from breast cancer through early detection of the disease.

Carolyn Bell is the new Director of Operations at BreastScreen Victoria. Carolyn is currently the Executive Director – Clinical Operations at the Royal Women’s Hospital, where she is responsible for operations management and strategic development of clinical services. Carolyn has an extensive background in senior health management positions, including her time as Clinical Director – Gynaecology, Women’s Cancer and Perioperative Services, Director Workforce Capacity and Manager of casual staffing services at The Royal Women’s Hospital.


Matthew Cassin is the new General Manager, Strategy & Development at Catholic Development Fund

The Catholic Development Fund (CDF) is a Fund of the Archbishop and as such comes under his personal responsibility. The CDF is a vehicle for financing capital works at the minimum cost possible by utilising the deposits of parishioners, schools, parishes, Catholic organisations and Religious Orders.

Matthew Cassin is the new General Manager, Strategy and Development at the Catholic Development Fund. Prior to this appointment, Matthew was the Executive Manager, International Operations and Strategy at the Commonwealth Bank, where he was involved in projects to develop and execute strategies to support the offshore expansion of IB&M product and sector teams. Matthew’s extensive career background includes international roles with Commonwealth Bank, including as Executive Manager, Originations & Structuring for CommBank Europe, Executive Manager, Treasury for CommBank Europe, and Vice President, Structured Finance Execution, IB&M.


Darren Cheney is the new Director of Business Systems and Information at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

The Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure’s goal is to integrate urban and transport planning with local infrastructure provision to deliver better outcomes for Victorians.

Darren Cheney is the new Director of Business Systems and Information at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. Prior to this, Darren was a Consultant at Superpartners, where he led new initiatives to reflect legislative changes and mentored several staff members Darren’s extensive career background includes roles at Insurance Australia Group as Head of Infrastructure and Application Delivery at Insurance Australia Group, Group Manager – Customer Engagement and Solutions Implementation, and Customer Advocacy Manager – Enterprise Information Technology for CGU Insurance. Prior to this Darren was also Head of Technology for Corporate Division at ANZ Bank.


Tammi Rose is the new Director Corporate Services at Mitchell Shire Council

Located in the heart of Victoria, Mitchell Shire Council (Council) is less than one hour’s drive and approximately 40kms north of Melbourne’s CBD. With a population of approximately 36,000, Mitchell Shire is serviced by the Hume Freeway, the Northern Highway and the Melbourne to Wodonga railway line.

Tammi Rose is the new Director Corporate Services at Mitchell Shire Council. Prior to this appointment, Tammi was the Manager Finance and Rates at the Greater Shepparton City Council, where she was responsible for leading the financial accounting, corporate accounting, and rates and valuations. Tammi has an extensive background in local government, having worked as the Manager Corporate Performance, Manager Operations and Team Leader Business/Systems Accounting for the Greater Shepparton City Council.


Associate Professor Kim Foster is the new Professor of Nursing at the University of Canberra

The University of Canberra is rapidly establishing itself as a University on the move, with remarkable growth in its student enrolments, an increasingly strong research performance, and a developing record of innovation and leadership as Australia’s capital University.

Associate Professor Kim Foster is the new Professor of Nursing at the University of Canberra. Prior to this appointment, Kim was the Associate Professor Mental Health Nursing at the University of Sydney. In this role she was the leader of mental health research and education programs in Sydney Nursing School. Kim has extensive experience in teaching, research and academic governance, with previous roles as Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School at James Cook University in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, and as Lecturer and Acting Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University.


Brad Jackson is the new Head of School, School of Government at the Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in New Zealand, renowned for its teaching and research. It has established an international reputation for the high quality of its graduates and research and it has a proud tradition of academic excellence.

Brad Jackson is the new Head of School, School of Government and Professor of Public and Community Leadership at the Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to this appointment, Brad was the Co-Director of the New Zealand Leadership Institute, and the Fletcher Building Education Trust Chair in Leadership in the Department of Management and International Business, both of which are part of the University of Auckland’s Business School. Brad has an extensive background in the higher education sector, having held several key roles including Director, Centre for the Study of Leadership, Head of School and Senior Lecturer at the Victoria University of Wellington.


Chris Whelan is the new Executive Director at Universities New Zealand

Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara, is the representative body promoting the common interests of New Zealand’s eight universities. It advances university education and research activities and promotes New Zealand’s strong university system through coordinated action across the sector.

Chris Whelan is the new Executive Director at Universities New Zealand, having previously been employed by the University of Canterbury as the Director of the UC Futures Program. Prior to this, Chris was the Manager Planning, Strategy & Services, Learning Resources at the University of Canterbury. Chris has an extensive background across many industries, including roles as Director Support Services for the New Zealand Agency for International Development, Staff Officer (Operations) for the NZ Police – Commissioners Support Group, and Business Services Manager for the NZ Police – Training Services Group.


Dirk Mulder is the new Director International at the University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution which has grown rapidly in reputation to be ranked in the top three per cent of universities worldwide and has a significant international reach, including over 170,000 alumni globally and a wide range of collaborative international partnerships.

Dirk Mulder is the new Director International at the University of South Australia, having previously been employed by Curtin University as the Director-Relationships and Strategic Recruitment. In this role, Dirk was responsible for repositioning Curtin University in a whole of University context in various global regions. Dirk has an extensive background in higher education, having held several key roles including Director – Murdoch International at Murdoch University, Regional Marketing Manager at Edith Cowan University, and as a UWSconnect Consultant for the University of Western Sydney.


John Parry is the new Associate Director (Enterprise Systems and Project Development) at the Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s foremost research universities. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

John Parry is the new Associate Director (Enterprise Systems and Project Delivery) at the Australian National University (ANU). Prior to this appointment, John had spent the past 4 months acting in the role of Associate Director, Enterprise Systems & Project Delivery at ANU, where he managed the Enterprise Systems & Project Delivery team. John has an extensive background in the higher education sector, having held several key roles including Executive Director Business Transformation, Chief Information Officer/Director of IT, and Manager IT Infrastructure at the University of Tasmania.


Darren Smyth is the new Head of Mathematics at St Michael’s Grammar School

St Michael’s Grammar is one of the leading co-educational, independent schools in Australia, providing exceptional educational opportunities to more than 1300 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. St Michael’s was established by the Anglican Community of the Sisters of the Church on its current site in 1895.

Darren Smyth is the new Head of Mathematics at St Michael’s Grammar School. Prior to this appointment, Darren was Head of Mathematics at Ivanhoe Grammar School, where he was responsible for initiating, developing and implementing curriculum in the Mathematics department. Darren has an extensive background in education, having held several key roles including Deputy Headmaster/Head of Senior School and Head of Mathematics at Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, and working as a GCSE Mathematics Assistant Examiner for the EDEXCEL Examinations Board in the UK.


Prudence Willsford is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance is the leading provider of education, training and professional development services to the insurance and financial services industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.

Prue Willsford is the new Chief Executive Officer at Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance. Prior to this, Prue was Deputy Chancellor at Victoria University and Chair of the Resources Committee which carries responsibility for the governance of campus, financial, IT, and Human Resources strategies. Prue has an extensive background in senior roles as General Manager Corporate Operations and General Manager Professional and Business Services at State Trustees, and several key roles at the National Australia Bank, including as Project Director Work Environment and Head of Investment Business.


Exciting new appointments at Origin Energy Limited

Origin Energy is the leading integrated energy company in Australia and is involved in gas exploration and production, power generation, and energy retailing. Origin is also a significant investor in renewable energy technologies including geothermal, wind, hydro and solar.

Rebekah O’Flaherty is the new General Manager, Sales and Marketing - Energy Markets at Origin Energy Limited

Rebekah O’Flaherty is the new General Manager, Sales and Marketing - Energy Markets at Origin Energy Limited. Prior to this appointment, Rebekah was the Executive Director: Telstra Countrywide at Telstra, where she was responsible for leading the retail, business and enterprise channels. Rebekah has extensive executive experience, having held several key senior positions including Executive Director: Commercial Management & Consumer Marketing at Telstra, Vice-President Marketing Europe, Middle East and Africa for Hewlett Packard, and Vice-President and General Manager of the UK and Ireland Imaging and Printing Group.

Michelle Howey is the Manager Residential Sales Channels at Origin Energy Limited

Michelle Howey is the Manager Residential Sales Channels at Origin Energy Limited, having previously been employed by Telstra Corporation as the National General Manager, Sales Enablement & Operations. In this role, Michelle was responsible for all National Customer and Sales programs within the Telstra Business division. Michelle has an extensive background in managerial roles, having worked as the National General Manager Planning & Operations, Group Manager Channel Strategy and Planning and Senior Marketing Advisor for Telstra between 1995 and 2007.


Liz White is the new Chief Executive Officer of Open Gardens Australia

Open Gardens Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that opens private gardens and organises garden-themed events for public enjoyment around the country. Our aim is to promote the enjoyment, knowledge, and benefits of gardens and gardening in the Australian community, and to build strong public support for the development of gardens across the nation.

Liz White is the new Chief Executive Officer of Open Gardens Australia, having previously been employed as the Co-ordinator, Leasing at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Liz has been an integral part of the Royal Botanic Gardens' team since 2005 facilitating commercial enterprise and developing new business opportunities for the benefit of the Gardens and enjoyment of Melburnians. She has also managed a number of projects over this time including the Guilfoyle's Volcano Project, which continues to enthrall horticulturalists and garden lovers alike with its unique beauty. In addition to Liz's work at the Royal Botanic Gardens she has been active in the not-for-profit sector volunteering as the Managing Director of Sculpture in the Environment Inc. and as the annual Catalogue Editor at the Melbourne International Animation Festival.


Expert Panel Members, The J.O. and J.R. Wicking Trust

The J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust (The Wicking Trust) seeks to achieve enduring, positive impact in the areas of vision impairment, care of the aged, problems associated with ageing and Alzheimer’s disease. The Wicking Trust is proud to have established founding partnerships with Vision Australia and the Microsurgery Foundation.

The following individuals have been selected to become part of the Expert Panel for The J.O. and J.R. Wicking Trust; Ian Hardy (Chair), Amanda Wilson, Amy Brodtman, Colin Masters, Lynne Parkinson, Colm Cunningham, and Margaret O’Connor.


Malcolm Scott is the new Manager, headspace Barwon at Barwon Medicare Local

Barwon Medicare Local is one of a new network of 61 Medicare Locals being established around Australia. Building on the work of the GP Association of Geelong, the organisation’s new and expanded role includes coordinating primary health care services beyond general practice to encompass allied health professionals, such as optometrists and physiotherapists.

Malcolm Scott is the new Manager, headspace Barwon at Barwon Medicare Local. Prior to this appointment, Malcolm was the Interim NSW/ACT State Manager for RACP, an organisation which is responsible for the training and assessment of doctors. Malcolm has an extensive background in health, having held several key roles including Team Leader at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney, Regional Manager Northern NSW for Neami National Limited, and Service Manager for Neami East Sydney.


Nick Evans is the new Deputy Head at Melbourne Grammar School

Founded in 1858, Melbourne Grammar School educates some 1,800 students from Prep to Year 12. It fosters excellence through learning and leadership and offers an educational experience ranging across intellectual, social, cultural, spiritual and physical pursuits.

Nick Evans is the new Deputy Head at Melbourne Grammar School, having previously worked as the Head of Senior School at Wesley College. In this role, Nick was responsible for all of the Senior School students who were studying either the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate. Nick has an extensive background in education, having held several key roles at Wesley College including Head of Middle School, Head of House Senior School and Head of Humanities.


Dr Kevin Smith is the new Professor and Head of School - Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland

Founded in 1883, The University of Auckland is now the country’s largest university with 38,500 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually. The main campus is in the heart of Auckland city and we have four specialist campuses. The School of Chemical Sciences is the largest in New Zealand, with over 700 equivalent full-time students, approximately 40 permanent academic staff and about 20 administrative and technical support staff.

Dr Kevin Smith is the new Professor and Head of School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland. Prior to this role, Dr Smith was the Professor of the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry at Boston University, as well as the Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Dr Smith has an extensive background in higher education, having held several key roles including Special Faculty Assistant to the Provost at Boston University, Visiting Researcher at Advanced Light Source and Academic Director of the Trustees Scholar Program at Boston University.


Debbie Shiell is the new Foundation Director at Monash Health Foundation

The Monash Health Foundation is the official fundraising arm of Monash Health, the largest provider of public health in Victoria. Southern Health provides health care across more than 40 locations in the south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating in one organisation all primary, secondary and tertiary health services, as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities.

Debbie Shiell is the new Foundation Director at Monash Health Foundation. Prior to this appointment, Debbie was the Community Development Manager at The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, where she was responsible for managing community fundraising and other projects at the foundation. Debbie has an extensive background in marketing and community relations, having held several key roles including Community Relations Manager at Interplast Australia & New Zealand, Marketing Manager for Falls Creek Ski Lifts and Resort Management, and Marketing Projects for Bakers Delight Holdings.


Professor Kim Usher is the new Head of School of Health at the University of New England

The University of New England (UNE) combines the highest academic standards and industry-valued qualifications with flexible modes of learning. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia's great teaching, training and research universities.

Professor Usher is the new Head of School of Health at the University of New England. Prior to this appointment, Professor Usher was the Professor and Director of Research Education and Director World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre, and Deputy Dean Graduate Research Education at James Cook University. Professor Usher has an extensive background in academia, having worked as the Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing Sciences at James Cook University.


Professor Barney Glover is the new Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Sydney

Founded in 1989, the University of Western Sydney (UWS) is uniquely the inheritor of Greater Western Sydney’s diverse historical traditions and the aspirations of its people. From colonial sandstone to its award-winning futuristic Medical School, its 40,000 students drawn from one of Australia’s most rapidly growing constituencies support a vibrant research culture which has seen UWS make great strides in becoming an ERA-recognised university of international excellence ‘starting with the people of Greater Western Sydney’.

Professor Glover brings to UWS and the Greater Western Sydney region a record of success in university management and leadership, particularly in research, intellectual property management and capital development. Previously Vice-Chancellor at Charles Darwin University, Professor Glover is a highly accomplished academic leader who also has significant business leadership credentials through membership on the boards of a range of corporate organisations and several state and national centres covering areas such as health and medical research, energy, mineral exploration and processing and telecommunications. A mathematician by training who commenced his working life as a secondary school teacher, Professor Glover has an extensive research background in applied mathematics and mathematics education.


Sonia Wilson is the new Director, Professional Pathways Australia at Monash College

Monash College Pty Ltd (MCPL) is a wholly owned company of Monash University. Established in 1994, MCPL operates as a high quality education provider focussed on transition education programs which aim to prepare students for success at Monash University and in their future professional careers.

Sonia Wilson is the new Director, Professional Pathways Australia at Monash College. Prior to this appointment, Sonia was the General Manager at Pearson Australia, where she was responsible for the Professional, Vocational and English Language Division. Sonia has an extensive career background in educational publishing, having worked for Pearson Australia as the National Custom Manager (Higher Education Division) and Senior Acquisitions & Copyright Manager, as well as Commissioning Editor for Bloomsbury Publishers UK.


David Robson is the new Director of the Research and Innovation Office at the University of Technology Sydney

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions.

David Robson is the new Director of the Research and Innovation Office at the University of Technology Sydney, having previously worked as a Director of Resource Efficiency Services. David has an extensive background in key senior leadership roles, including as Associate Dean, Science and Professor of Forestry at the University of Cumbria, and as Deputy Chief of CSIRO Forest Biosciences and Deputy Chief Executive of Ensis at CSIRO.


Exciting new appointments at the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

The Victorian Institute of Teaching is a statutory authority for the regulation of the teaching profession in Victoria established by the Victorian Institute of Teaching Act 2001. t registers teachers working in Victorian government, Catholic and independent schools. Like other professions occupying positions of trust and responsibility, teachers are required to be registered in order to practise their profession. All practising Victorian school teachers must be registered by the Institute.

Joanne Patterson is the new General Manager Registration and Accreditation at VIT

Joanne Patterson is the new General Manager Registration and Accreditation at VIT, having previously been employed as Manager, Governance at the Victorian Building Authority. In this role, Joanne was responsible for corporate business planning, risk management and providing business intelligence to the CEO. Joanne was also employed by the Plumbing Industry Commission as the Manager, Regulatory Development between 2008 and 2013, worked as the General Manager Strategic Policy for Dairy Food Safety Victoria, and has worked as a Consultant to Dairy Australia.

Andrew Sealey is the new General Manager Inquiries and Litigation at VIT

Andrew Sealey is the new General Manager Inquiries and Litigation at VIT. Prior to this appointment, Andrew was the Director of Compliance and Strategic Intelligence at the Australian Charity and Not-for-Profits Commission, where he worked on corporate and strategic planning, compliance and risk management. Andrew has an extensive history in senior compliance roles, including as Senior Manager – Group Compliance at the National Australia Bank, Senior Manager – Compliance and Regulatory Risk Services at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and as a Senior Lawyer at the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.


Dr Matthew Miles is the new Chief Executive Officer at MS Research Australia

MS Research Australia (MSRA) is an independent not for profit organisation committed to accelerating research into MS in Australia in a way that contributes to the worldwide effort to solve MS. MSRA’s approach to funding and managing research into multiple sclerosis combines a private sector results orientation with the benefits of collaborative cross discipline research.

Dr Matthew Miles is the new Chief Executive Officer at MS Research Australia, having previously been Director of Development & External Relations at UNSW Medicine. In this role, Dr Miles was responsible for the strategic directions of UNSW Medicine, one of the top 50 medical schools in the world, leading the critical external relations portfolio, and engaging with all forms of government, donors, alumni, media, medical practitioners, specialists and other key stakeholders. Dr Miles has an extensive background in health and management, having held several key roles including Senior Executive Officer at the Australian Veterinary Association, lecturer at UTS and as a Senior Veterinarian for over 10 years in Australia, the UK and Asia.


Dale Fraser is the new Chief Executive Officer at Goulburn Valley Health

Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health) is the Regional Public Health Service for the West Hume Sub Region of Victoria, with main campuses located at Shepparton, Tatura and Rushworth and additional sites in Shepparton, Seymour, Benalla, Cobram and Wodonga. GV Health provides a range of acute, mental health, aged and primary health and community support services across the West Hume Sub Region.

Dale Fraser is the new Chief Executive Officer at Goulburn Valley Health. Prior to this appointment, Dale was the Chief Financial Officer at Barwon Health, where he held corporate responsibility for financial governance, customer services, procurement, risk and innovation. Dale has an extensive career background in the Health sector, having worked as the Chief Financial Officer/Executive Director of Finance and Information Management at Ballarat Health Services and Manager of Aged, Community and Mental Health at the Department of Human Services (VIC).


Michael Adamson is the new Chief Information Officer at the Financial Ombudsman Service

Michael Adamson is the new Chief Information Officer at the Financial Ombudsman Service The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) provides specialised services in dispute resolution, systemic issues management and code monitoring. FOS is a not-for-profit external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme that provides free, fair and accessible services to consumers (including some small businesses) who are unable to resolve disputes with financial services providers that are members of FOS.

Michael Adamson is the new Chief Information Officer at the Financial Ombudsman Service. Prior to this appointment, Michael was an independent IT Consultant, specialising in IT reviews of technology, process, and culture in complex organisations. Michael has an extensive technological background, having worked as the Manager, Information Technology Services and Director, Technology and Learning Information Services at Chisholm Institute, and as the Client Relationship Manager, Information Division for the University of Melbourne.


Paula Klass is the new Director, Marketing and Sales at UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd

UNE Partnerships, the education and training company of the University of New England, delivers vocational qualifications up to advanced diploma. The programs offered at UNE Partnerships focus on meeting the workplace needs of individuals and organisations.

Paula Klass is the new Director, Marketing and Sales at UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd. Prior to this appointment, Paula was an Independent Consultant for various tertiary education institutions in Australia and overseas, including Swinburne University of Technology. Paula has a strong career history in the education sector, having worked for IDP Education as Manager of Student Services – Thailand, Country Director – Australia and Country Director – Malaysia.


Matt Vagg is the new Executive Manager Brand and Marketing at GMHBA Health Insurance

GMHBA is an Australian not-for-profit health fund with more than 75 years’ experience with a dedication to members, and building stronger and healthier communities. GMHBA is the fourth largest health insurer in Victoria and the ninth in Australia, and is 100% member-based. From the fund's humble beginnings in 1934, GMHBA has grown to become Australia's leading regionally based health insurer.

Matt Vagg is the new Executive Manager Brand and Marketing at GMHBA, having previously worked for GMHBA as the Head of Marketing. In this role, Matt was responsible for developing annual integrated marketing strategies and overseeing all advertising campaigns. Matt has an extensive background in Marketing, having held several key roles including General Manager of Communications and Marketing at the St Kilda Football Club, Global Brand Manager of Intrepid Travel and Brand and Communications Manager at Golf Australia.


Monica Barolitis-McCabe is the new Manager Northern Territory at Flinders University

The Flinders University School of Medicine is highly regarded nationally and internationally for its innovative and high quality health professional education and its high impact research. The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study across a variety of disciplines, health sciences, Indigenous health, medical sciences, medicine and mental health.

Monica Barolitis-McCabe is the new Manager Northern Territory at Flinders University. Prior to this appointment, Monica was the Financial Controller at Menzies School of Health Research, where she was responsible for overall financial management and statutory compliance. Monica has an extensive career in management, having held several key roles including Corporate Services Manager at Danila Dilba Health Service, Business Development Manager at Amsant Inc and as the Assistant Director for the Risk Assessment and Management Sections at the Department of Health and Ageing.


Dr Andrew Woodward is the new Head of School of Computing and Security Science at Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution with a history dating back to 1902. Awarded university status in 1991, ECU has innovative and practical courses across a wide range of disciplines, together with a vibrant research culture that attracts a range of quality research partners and researchers, many working at the cutting edge of their fields.

Andrew Woodward is the new Head of School of Computing and Security Science at Edith Cowan University (ECU), having previously managed commercial engagement for the ECU Security Research Institute. Andrew was also responsible for engagement with the Office of the Auditor General and the Police force in Western Australia, as well as working as a Senior Lecturer. Andrew has an extensive background in the Higher Education Sector and in security, having worked as a Lecturer and Associate Lecturer at ECU in the School of Computer Security and Science, and coordinated the Security and Network Technology courses at ECU.


Mike O’Loughlin is the new Director - Budgets, Financial Analysis and Client Support at Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Swinburne is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

Mike O’Loughlin is the new Director - Budgets, Financial Analysis and Client Support at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to this appointment, Mike was the Principal at Erigeron Consulting, a consultancy service which provides project based process improvement and change management services. Mike also has an extensive background at the CSIRO, working as the General Manager Finance, General Manager Risk Assessment and Audit, and as General Manager Project Management and Improvement. He also works as a Sessional Lecturer at RMIT University.


Kristie Lam is the new Finance Business Partner at Wesley Mission Victoria

Wesley Mission Victoria (Wesley) is a dynamic, professionally-run not for profit organisation advocating for a more just society. Wesley provides residential, community-based and business services across more than 100 sites across Victoria, covering areas such as aged care support, disability services, homelessness and crisis, children, youth, family and employment services, and social enterprises.

Kristie Lam is the new Finance Business Partner at Wesley Mission Victoria, having previously worked for Kraft Foods Australia as a Senior Finance Analyst for Biscuits and Candy. In this role, Kristie was responsible for identifying category trends and risks to the marketing team, as well as providing insights on pricing. She also worked as the Project Lead – Finance Intranet during her time at Kraft. Kristie’s extensive career history also includes a position as Merchandising Buyer Support for Coles Group and various contracting roles in the UK and Singapore.


Exciting new appointments at Brimbank City Council

Brimbank is the second largest municipality in Melbourne and the largest in the Western Region. The City of Brimbank is located in the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne, between 11 and 23 kilometres west and north-west of the Melbourne GPO.

Neil Whiteside is the new Director Community Wellbeing at Brimbank City Council

Neil Whiteside is the new Director Community Wellbeing at Brimbank City Council. Prior to this, Neil was the acting Director Community Wellbeing during the recruitment of Brimbank’s new CEO. Neil has a strong career history in local government, having worked for Brimbank City Council as Group Manager Operations and in a secondment role as the Acting General Manager Engineering & Operations. He also worked as the Manager Infrastructure, Waste and Stormwater Co-ordinator and Waste Management Officer for Whittlesea City Council.

Stuart Menzies is the new Director City Development

Stuart Menzies is the new Director City Development at Brimbank City Council, having been acting in the role since August 2012. Prior to this, Stuart was the Manager City Strategy and Manager Planning at Brimbank City Council, where he was responsible for managing the strategic planning functions of the Council, including economic development, place management and strategic sites. Stuart has an extensive background in Local Government, having worked as the Coordinator Strategic Planning at Brimbank City Council, Manager Sustainable Futures at the Shire of Yarra Ranges and Manager Environmental and Cultural Planning at Nillumbik Shire Council.


Professor Stewart Lockie is the new Director Cairns Institute at James Cook University

James Cook University has established an institute for advanced studies in the social sciences and humanities. Established in 2009, The Cairns Institute brings together the expertise and intellectual resources of more than 20 academic disciplines, creating a uniquely robust and relevant research, consulting, training and teaching hub for Northern Australia, South and South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Professor Stewart Lockie is the new Director Cairns Institute at James Cook University. Prior to this appointment, Professor Lockie was the Professor and Head of the School of Sociology at the Australian National University, as well as being an Adjunct Professor at Central Queensland University and Honorary Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University. Professor Lockie has an extensive background in academia, having held several roles including as Professor of Environmental Sociology, Associate Dean (Research) and Director of the Institute for Health and Social Science Research, at Central Queensland University.


Professor William Hayward is the new Professor and Head of School of Psychology at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is the largest University in Auckland, with over 38,500 students. The School of Psychology is one of the largest in New Zealand, offering Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology, and specialised postgraduate qualifications in clinical and applied psychology. The School is consistently ranked within the top 40 psychology programmes in the world in the QS rankings.

Professor William Hayward is the new Professor and Head of School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. Prior to this appointment, Professor Hayward worked at the University of Hong Kong as Associate Professor, Professor and Head of Department, in the Department of Psychology. Professor Hayward has an extensive background in higher education, having also worked for the Chinese University of Hong Kong as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, and at the University of Wollongong as a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology.


Chris Grange is the new Executive Director, Administration and Planning at the Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s foremost research universities. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

Chris Grange is the new Executive Director, Administration and Planning at the Australian National University. Prior to this appointment, Chris was the Vice-Principal Administration at the University of Wollongong, where he was responsible for academic registration, accommodation services, facilities and financial management, and human resources. Chris has held several roles at the University of Wollongong, including as Director, Personnel and Financial Services, Director, Continuous Improvement Program and Director, Personnel Services.


Paul Matthews is the new Executive General Manager Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at VicRoads

VicRoads supports Victoria’s liveability and economic prosperity by planning, developing and managing the arterial road network and delivering registration and licensing services.

Paul Matthews is the new Executive General Manager Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at VicRoads. Prior to this appointment, Paul was the General Manager Marketing & Stakeholder Relations at V/Line, where he was responsible for customer satisfaction, government and community relations, and marketing and communications throughout regional Victoria. Paul has an extensive career in transport, having held several key roles including Head of Marketing for Yarra Trams, Marketing and Sales Manager for Met Bus, and National Product Manager for Bus Australia.


Ben McFadgen is the new Director Emergency Management Planning and Communication with the Victorian State Emergency Service

Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer based emergency service. Victoria SES has a wide range of roles including planning for and responding to floods, severe storms, earthquakes, tsunami, road rescue as well as search and rescue. Victoria SES also provides a support role to other emergency service agencies including Victoria Police.

Ben McFadgen is the new Director Emergency Management Planning and Communication with the Victorian State Emergency Service. Prior to this appointment, Ben was the Senior Advisor and Team Leader in Emergency Management at the Ministry of Social Development in New Zealand. In this role, Ben managed the initial Ministry responses to the Canterbury earthquakes and was a major contributor to the writing of the Psychosocial Strategy for communities in the Canterbury region. Ben has an extensive background in government leadership roles, including as Pandemic Project Manager and Communications Delivery Manager, Workplace at the Department of Labour in New Zealand.


Professor Elizabeth Armstrong is the new Head, School of Psychology and Social Science at Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution with a history dating back to 1902. Awarded university status in 1991, ECU has innovative and practical courses across a wide range of disciplines, together with a vibrant research culture that attracts a range of quality research partners and researchers, many working at the cutting edge of their fields.

Professor Elizabeth Armstrong is the new Head, School of Psychology and Social Science at Edith Cowan University, having previously acted in the role. Professor Armstrong has been with Edith Cowan University since 2009 where she was employed as the Foundation Chair in Speech Pathology and established the Bachelor of Speech Pathology course. Professor Armstrong has an extensive background in the higher education sector, having worked as Senior Lecturer and Inaugural Program Coordinator for the Master of Speech and Language Pathology Program at Macquarie University, Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and Unit coordinator and lecturer at Macquarie University.


Professor Diane Brand is the new Dean, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university with 41,000 students, nearly 10,000 of who graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) brings together the disciplines of architecture, planning and urban design; dance studies; fine arts and visual arts; and music, sound recording and design.

Professor Diane Brand is the new Dean, NICAI at the University of Auckland, having previously been employed as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the University. Professor Brand has an extensive career in Higher Education and as an Architect, having held several key roles including Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Senior Architect at Mitchell Giurgola and Thorpe, Senior Architect at Ancher Motrlock Woolley and Architect at the Ministry of Works in New Zealand.


Dr Vanda Fortunato is the new Chief Executive Officer at Macedon Ranges & North Western Melbourne Medicare Local

The Macedon Ranges and North Western Melbourne Medicare Local covers four Local Government Areas: Brimbank, Maribyrnong, the Shire of Melton and the Shire of Macedon Ranges. The Macedon Ranges and North Western Melbourne Medicare Local is managed by a skills based Board. Advisory panels for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, mental health, aged care, after hours services and community engagement will be established to maximise and integrate engagement across the Medicare Local.

Dr Vanda Fortunato is the new CEO at Macedon Ranges and North Western Medicare Local. Prior to this appointment, Vanda was the General Manager, Strategy and Implementation at Medibank Private, where she was responsible for the development, implementation and reporting of integrated procurement strategies and development of key alliances. Dr Fortunato has an extensive background in the health sector, having held several key positions including Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Director, Health Outcomes, Economics & Late Phase for Kendle International and Senior Manager at Accenture.


Greg Hafner is the new Deputy Director, Operations - Diamantina Institute at the University of Queensland

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) was established in 2007 as the sixth research institute of The University of Queensland. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients.

Greg Hafner is the new Deputy Director, Operations at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute. Prior to this appointment, Greg was the Chief Operations Officer at the Wesley Research Institute, where he was responsible for the operations of the entire institute and acting as a key contact for the Board. Greg has held several other key roles in the research field, including as Investigative Research Manager at the Wesley Research Institute, and Research and Development Director at Inverness Medical Innovations Australia.


Exciting new appointments at the Te Kura Māori School, Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in New Zealand and is renowned for its teaching and research. Te Kura Māori undertakes teaching and research related to Māori education, policy, and practice. These interests extend to Pasifika education and the education of indigenous peoples.

Dr Cindy Kiro is the new Head of School, Te Kura Māori School at the Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Cindy Kiro is the new Head of School, Te Kura Māori School at the Victoria University of Wellington, having previously been employed as the Head of School of Public Health at Massey University. Cindy has an extensive background in Māori Health, having held several key roles including as Children’s Commissioner for New Zealand between 2003 and 2009, Director of the Wairoa Research Centre at Massey University and General Manager Māori Health at the Auckland District Health Board.

Dr Craig Rofe is the new Senior Lecturer, Te Kura Māori School at the Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Craig Rofe is the new Senior Lecturer in the Te Kura Māori School, at the Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to this appointment, Dr Rofe was a Senior Teacher in Māori achievement at Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School). He has a strong background in Māori education, having worked as a Kaitiaki within the “Poutama Ropu” and as a teacher at Onslow College in Wellington between 2005 and 2008. Dr Rofe has also worked at Massey University as a Māori Liaison Officer and a Lecturer in the Physics Department.


Professor Charlie Fairfield is the new Power and Water Chair of Sustainable Engineering at Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an institution based on firm foundations in the Northern Territory with a long history of delivering value through education in Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education, research and community engagement to the Territory and the nation.

Professor Charlie Fairfield is the new Power and Water Chair of Sustainable Engineering at CDU, having previously been employed as Professor of Civil Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Professor Fairfield has an extensive background in education, and engineering consultancy. A Chartered Engineer, and Fellow of The Institution of Highways and Transportation, he brings 23 years of experience to Power and Water Corporation, The Northern Territory's key utility provider, and aims to promote the sustainability agenda through their operations in conjunction with CDU's Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods.


Leanne Beagley is the new Director, Operations at the Department of Health (VIC)

The Victorian Department of Health’s objective is to enhance and protect the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. The Department works with the community to provide better access to health, aged care and mental health and drug services.

Leanne Beagley is the new Director, Operations in Mental Health and Drugs at the Department of Health. Prior to this appointment, Leanne was the Manager Service Improvement within Operations where she was responsible for service performance and management across clinical and community mental health and drug treatment services. Leanne has an extensive background in the health sector, having held several roles including Manager Adult and Older Persons Mental Health at the Department, and Program Manager Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at Austin Health and at Eastern Health. She initially trained and practiced as an Occupational Therapist, and later a Family Therapist.


Philomina Gunasekera is the new Finance Director at A4e

A4e (originally Action for Employment) is a privately owned UK-based social purpose organisation established 25 years ago in Sheffield (England) to address the increasing social issues which were emerging as the result of the declining steel industry, and the consequent unemployment in the area.

Philomina Gunasekera is the new Finance Director at A4e, having previously been employed by PPC Worldwide as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Director. In this role, Philomina was responsible for corporate governance and performance of fiduciary and statutory duties. She was also the Financial Accountant at PPC Worldwide between 2002 and 2005. Philomina has a strong background in Finance, having been the Chief Financial Officer at Overseas Realty Cyelon Limited between 1999 and 2002.


Exciting new appointments at IDP Education

With over 40 years’ experience in international education and as the world’s largest students placement provider, IDP Education offers advice and free enrolment services for a full-range of education opportunities including universities, TAFE, private colleges, schools and English courses.

Jason Thunder is the new Operations Manager at IDP Education

Jason Thunder is the new Operations Manager at IDP Education, having previously worked for Primus Telecommunications as the Head of Information Technology Operations and Data Centre Services. In this role, Jason was responsible for delivering internal IT services to Primus, and managing the Data Centres nationally. He has an extensive background in Telecommunications and Data Centre's having held several roles at Primus Telecommunications, including as IT Operations Manager between 2005 and 2007, and Infrastructure Manager between 2002 and 2005.

Martin Scerri is the new Support Services Manager at IDP Education

Martin Scerri is the new Contract and Support Services Manager at IDP Education. Prior to this appointment, Martin was with Insurance Australia Group (IAG) as Service Delivery Manager for RACV and Manager for ITSM (Major Incident Management, Problem, Change and SDM) teams, where he was responsible for delivering medium to long term strategies catering for both internal and external business projects. Martin has a strong background in service delivery, having worked in several key roles including Service Delivery Manager at IBM Australia and Operational Readiness Manager for the IBM Telstra Account.


Helen Szoke is the new Chief Executive Officer at Oxfam Australia

Oxfam Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that strives to fight poverty and injustice by contributing to long-term development, campaigning for change and responding to emergencies. Oxfam's work with people living in poverty is guided by a rights-based approach – the belief that every human being has rights and that these rights are inalienable, universal, indivisible and interdependent.

Helen Szoke is the new Chief Executive Officer at Oxfam Australia, having previously been employed by the Australian Human Rights Commission as Race Discrimination Commissioner. In this role, Helen successfully led the development of a National Anti Racism Strategy and implemented a National Anti Racism Campaign. Helen has held several key public sectors roles before this, including as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Conciliator at the Victorian Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and Chief Executive Officer at The Infertility Treatment Authority.


Michael Wilson is the new PVC and Dean of Science, and PVC of Engineering and Architecture & Design at Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has developed a tradition of strong international links in teaching and research and programmes of national significance and international quality. Victoria University of Wellington is also committed to providing students with opportunities to acquire, understand and apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as related skills and attitudes, and to enhance their personal development.

Professor Michael Wilson is the new PVC and Dean of Science, and PVC of Engineering and Architecture & Design at Victoria University of Wellington, having previously held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Science at the University of Leeds. Professor Wilson has held several key roles at the University of Leeds, including as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Chair and, most recently, Head of the School of Mathematics. He has also chaired over 40 university appointing committees for both academic and academic related posts.


Adrian Puckering is the new Associate Director, Diploma Programs (Arts & Engineering) at Monash College

Monash College is a pathway organisation for students aspiring to study at Monash University or other leading Australian Universities. Monash College also offers work experience programs for university graduates to assist with the transition to employment.

Adrian Puckering is the new Associate Director, Diploma Programs (Arts & Engineering) at Monash College. Prior to this appointment, Adrian was the Deputy Principal: Teaching and Learning at St Bede’s College in Mentone, where he was responsible for educational research, development and strategic planning throughout the college. Adrian has an extensive background in the education sector in roles including Deputy Principal at Mount St Joseph Girls’ College, History teacher at Scotch College and Head of Senior School at Samaritan Catholic Boys’ College.


Helen Fatouros is the new Director, Criminal Law Services at Victoria Legal Aid

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is a statewide organisation that helps people with their legal problems, with a focus on helping and protecting the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged Victorians. VLA has lawyers who work in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.

Helen Fatouros is the new Director, Criminal Law Services at Victoria Legal Aid, having previously held the position of Legal Prosecution Specialist – Advocacy at the Office of Public Prosecutions. In this role, Helen was the lead in-house advocate prosecuting on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions in all indictable criminal matters across the Magistrates’, Coroners, County and Supreme Courts. Helen has an extensive criminal law background, having held several other roles at the Office of Public Prosecutions including Directorate Manager of the Specialist Sex Offences Unit. Helen also led the profession wide implementation of the Sexual Offences Interactive Legal Education Program for which she was named Government Lawyer of the Year in the LIV's 2012 President's Awards.


Greg Blakeley is the new Director, Health and Aged Care Gippsland Region at the Department of Health (VIC)

The Department of Health is committed to achieving the best health and wellbeing for all Victorians. The Department is divided into three portfolios; Health, Mental Health and Aged Care, which are serviced by 1,600 staff across five divisions and eight regions.

Greg Blakeley is the new Director, Health and Aged Care Gippsland Region at the Department of Health, having previously been acting in the role. Greg has an extensive background in health, having held several key roles in Governmental organisations including as Manager Acute Health & Aged Care Gippsland, and Acting Manager Rural Service Planning at the Department of Health, and Regional Health Manager for the Department of Human Services, Gippsland Region.


Tamara LaFrance is the new Manager, Major Gifts - Monash Health Foundation at Southern Health

Southern Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, and provides health care from pre-birth, newborn babies and children to the aged, their families and carers. Southern Health provides services through more than fourty locations across south-east Melbourne.

Tamara LaFrance is the new Manager, Major Gifts - Monash Health Foundation at Southern Health. Prior to this appointment, Tamara was the Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations at Washington State University. Commencing at Washington State University in 2003, Tamara held several key roles in the University including Assistant Director of Development in the College of Business between 2003 and 2005, Director of Development at WSU Libraries between 2005 and 2007, and then as Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations where she successfully led the capital campaign for a School of Global Animal health in which she was required to raise US$25m over a 2.5 year period. She and her team raised a total of 51m and the university was able to build and launch the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.


Craig Sharp is the new General Manager at TEPA

TEPA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and as part of the SEDA Group, is committed to delivering exceptional vocational and educational programs. TEPA provides work-based training and skills assessment for young Australians wanting to pursue a career in the Sport, Recreation and Arts industries through certified training, school based apprenticeships or further study in higher education.

Craig Sharp is the new General Manager at TEPA, having previously been employed by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Australia as the Executive Officer – Training and Education. In this role, Craig was responsible for leading the strategic development of the PGA’s training and education programs. Prior to this role, Craig held roles at PGA including as National Training Coordinator and National Training Manager.


Heather Holst is the new Chief Executive Officer at HomeGround Services

HomeGround is an independent, not-for-profit and secular organization which plays an important leadership and innovation role in the areas of homelessness, housing and social change. Its vision is to end homelessness in Melbourne; its mission is to get people housed and keep people housed.

Dr Heather Holst is the new Chief Executive Officer at HomeGround Services, having previously been acting in the role. Prior to becoming acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr Holst was the General Manager Client Services at HomeGround Services, where she successfully developed the research profile and implemented new programs to improve the organisation. Dr Holst has an extensive background in human services roles, including as Acting Manager Homelessness Policy and Partnership Development, and Senior Project Officer, Housing and Community Building at the Department of Human Services (VIC).


Mark Gardiner is the new Chief Information Officer at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service

The Blood Service is a national organisation with approximately 3,200 staff and 2,000 volunteers working in over 100 static and mobile sites. The Blood Service collects approximately 1 million donations each year and annually provides over 3 million units of blood and blood products to meet the quality and sufficiency needs of all Australians.

Mark Gardiner is the new Chief Information Officer at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, having previously been employed by Alfred Health as the Chief Information Officer and Director of ICT. Mark is a highly experienced CIO in the health sector, with a more than 11 years in leadership roles in two of Victoria’s largest health services and an earlier background in the commercial sector. His former roles include General Manager Australia – Information Systems Shared Services at Downer EDI and CIO at Eastern Health


Exciting new appointments at SEDA

Established in 2006, SEDA offers an alternative style of education and training for year 11 and 12 students. SEDA programs foster an engaging environment and offer young people the opportunity to complete their education within the Sport and Recreation and Arts industry whilst forging a pathway to meaningful employment or further study.

Dominic Cato is the new Chief Executive Officer at SEDA

Dominic Cato is the new Chief Executive Officer at SEDA. Prior to his appointment, Dominic held several key roles with the Essendon Football Club, including as General Manager Football Operations between 2002 and 2006, Manager of Procurement and Legal Affairs between 2006 and 2007, General Counsel and Strategy between 2008 and 2010 and, as his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Dominic was responsible for all aspects of the delivery of the new $25.7m facility for the football club.

Heath McMillin is the new Victorian State Manager at SEDA

Heath McMillin is the new Victorian State Manager at SEDA. Prior to this appointment, Heath was the Campus Principal at Sandringham College, a role he held since 2011 and where he successfully developed systems and policies to create an environment that encourages staff growth. Heath has extensive experience in the education sector, in key roles such as Assistant Principal of Cheltenham Secondary College, Acting Principal of Mordialloc College and Assistant Principal of Mordialloc College.


Terry King is the new General Manager Infrastructure at Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the administration of eight cemetery sites within the south east of Melbourne. SMCT offers a full range of first-class services that enable a positive and fulfilling experience for its clients.

Terry King is the new General Manager Infrastructure at Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, having previously been employed by RMIT University as the Deputy Director Special Projects and Property Services. As Deputy Director, Terry was responsible for leading significant and complex business case proposals, concept design, feasibility studies and commercial risk evaluations for investment planning. Terry held several key roles with RMIT, including as Campus Manager, Deputy Director Projects and Property Services, and Director Property Services for RMIT in Vietnam.


Joseph Carbone is the new Chief Executive Officer at Manningham City Council

Manningham is located 12 km from Melbourne at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, bringing a unique combination of both cosmopolitan city and country lifestyles together over a total land area of 114 square kilometres. Manningham includes the suburbs of Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Nunawading (part), Park Orchards, Ringwood North (part), Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South and Wonga Park.

Joseph Carbone is the new Chief Executive Officer at Manningham City Council, and is a highly skilled business executive with significant CEO-level leadership experience in the public health sector, as well as financial and business management experience in the corporate sector. In his most recent roles as Co-Managing Director and Consultant partner, he was thoroughly engaged in the commercial strategy and business development of the Suga and Koko Black Group of Companies during a period of concerted and significant growth in their manufacturing and retail network. Prior to this, he held several CEO-level and executive roles in public health care, with his most recent role being CEO of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.


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