Our Board

Chair

Remberto Rivera

Remberto is the Chief Financial Officer at ACSO Australia. He has more than 25 years’ experience working in the banking and not-for-profit sectors including The Salvation Army, Connections UnitingCare and Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. Remberto has a Bachelor in Economics (Honours), Graduate Diploma in Business (Accounting), Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Remberto has a special interest in not-for-profit governance and previously served on the Boards of Neami National and the Children’s Protection Society.

Remberto is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Sub-Committee.

Deputy Chair

Helen Casey

Helen has extensive experience as a director and board member of community, statutory and superannuation organisations. She currently works for the Department of Justice and Community Safety in the area of evaluation of family violence programs. Helen has a Masters of Evaluation, a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Helen is a member of the Strategic Planning and Governance Sub-Committee.

Treasurer

Richard Home

Richard is a General Manager in the Economic Group at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Richard worked in banking prior to joining the ACCC, where he has had experience applying regulation across a number of infrastructure sectors.

Richard is Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Sub-Committee.

Secretary

Sally Richardson

Sally has over 10 years’ experience with the Department of Health and Human Services working to improve accessibility and quality of health services for people from refugee backgrounds and asylum seekers. She also has expertise in the field of diversity more broadly, particularly gender and sexuality diversity. Sally is currently with the Foundation for Young Australians, overseeing the national implementation of Safe Schools Coalition Australia, to create safer and more supportive schools for same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people.

Sally is Chair of the Strategic Planning and Governance and Sub-Committee.

Board Members

David Bilander

David is an electronic engineer and software developer. His extensive travel overseas has led to a heightened motivation and commitment to making an active contribution to the work of Foundation House.

Theodora Elia-Adams

Theodora is a partner with global professional services firm Ernst & Young. Theodora has a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Taxation from the University of Melbourne. She is also a Chartered Accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Complementing an extensive professional services career, Theodora is, and understands what it means to live in Australia as, a refugee from a war-torn country.

Theodora is a member of the Strategic Planning and Governance Sub-Committee.

Matt Ervin

Matt is a chartered accountant with extensive experience working within a global professional services organisation in Australia and the UK.

Matt is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Sub-Committee.

Kirstin Pilatti

Kirstin is CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia, she has expertise in management, marketing and communications having also held senior roles at Cancer Council Victoria and working with some of Australia’s leading organisations and companies. Kirsten is passionate about delivering quality services and is has made a significant contribution to the Not-For-profit sectors through paid and voluntary work.

Travers McLeod

Travers is CEO of the Centre for Policy Development, an independent Australian policy institute. He has worked as an adviser for the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and has taught law and international relations in Australia and the UK. Travers was an associate to Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia. He remains an Associate of the Oxford Martin School and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne’s School of Social and Political Sciences and the University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Law.

Dick Sloman

Dick is a general practitioner and a specialist in the area of Aboriginal health. Dick is a long-time member and supporter of Foundation House.

Dick is a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee.

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