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

Theodora Elia-Adams

Theodora is a former 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.

Board Members

Kirsten Pilatti

Kirsten 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 also a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee.

Shane Lucas

Shane is Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling foundation, having commenced in the role in March 2019.

Shane has held executive positions in the non-government, government and private sectors. He has performed a variety of senior roles in the Victorian Government focused on affordable housing, transport metropolitan planning, industry and trade (2000-2010). Prior to returning to the Victorian Government in 2019, Shane was Global Head of Sustainable Development with ANZ Banking Group (2010-2012); CEO of Early Learning Association Australia [ELAA] (2013-2017); and a Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal (2017-2019).

Shane is also experienced in governance, serving as a member of the Advisory Board of Deakin University’s Master of Public Policy Program (2011-2016); Vice-President of ELAA (2011-2013) and a member of the Finance and Executive sub-committees; and joining the Board of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) in 2020.

Shane has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University and a Diploma in Migration Law from Victoria University. He is a graduate of the Victorian Leadership Development Centre and a Williamson Fellow of Leadership Victoria (2007).

Shaymaa Elkadi

Dr Shaymaa Elkadi Executive is the Executive Director, Strategy, Policy and Performance at Forensicare. Shaymaa is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and monitoring of Forensicare’s strategic objectives and projects, quality and safety, information and data management, as well as data analytics and communications portfolios. She is also the executive sponsor of Forensicare’s First Nations portfolio.

Shaymaa has PhD from the University of Melbourne in neuropsychology, and has worked extensively across the private, not-for-profit and public justice and mental health sectors in system and service design.

Chantelle Radwan

Chantelle Radwan is an Associate lawyer at Andrews & Holms Lawyers advising clients in areas such as corporate governance, commercial contracting and risk management.

Chantelle holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Psychology from Monash University. Prior to practising as a commercial lawyer, Chantelle worked in several mental health services, including as a school counsellor. Chantelle brings to the Board a wealth of experience from both the private and not for profit sector.

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

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