board of directors
Board of directors
Rhonda Galbally AO
|Rhonda Galbally AO has focused her life’s work on making a difference for a more equitable society. A CEO for 23 years in business, public sector, philanthropy and community, she has led the creation and development of a number of cutting edge organisations.|
In January 2011, Dr Galbally was invited by the Federal Health Minister to be the transitional Chief Executive of the newly-established National Preventative Health Agency.
From 2000 to 2010, Ms Galbally was the founding CEO of www.ourcommunity.com.au, a gateway of tools, information, advice and training to improve governance and to help Australia’s 700,000 community groups find funds, grants, insurance, business partners and board members.
After serving as the head of the Myer Foundation and Sydney Myer Fund in the early 80s, Ms Galbally became the foundation CE of the Australian Commission for the Future. In the 90s she became the foundation CEO of the Australian International Health Institute (Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne) and the foundation CEO of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), the ground-breaking funding body that redefined health promotion in Australia.
Ms Galbally was recognised with an Order of Australia in 1990. She is Patron of Orygen Youth Mental Health Research Centre, Compassionate Friends and the Epilepsy Foundation. She is Chair of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council. In 2005, Ms Galbally was a member of the Victorian Government Human Rights Committee that reported on the need for a human rights bill for Victoria – the Human Rights Bill was passed by the Victorian government in June 2006.
Ms Galbally is the Federal Government’s Chair of the National People with Disabilities and Carers Council and a member of the independent panel for the productivity commission enquiry into the Need for a Care and Support social insurance scheme.
|Stewart Leslie is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. For 15 years he was a partner with accounting firm KPMG where he specialised in assurance and advisory services. Since retiring from that partnership he has been appointed to a number of governance roles in the public sector. He is a member of the board of the Australian Institute of Management–Victoria and Tasmania, and the Audit Committee of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.|
|Aileen Berry is Corporate Communications Manager at the Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd. In her more than 20 year career with News Limited, Ms Berry has held a range of senior positions in Melbourne and Sydney, including Marketing Manager, HWT; Assistant Editor, Herald Sun; CEO, News Magazines, Managing Director of Broadsystem Ltd and Director, Corporate Affairs for News Limited.|
Ms Berry, who now works part time to accommodate her young family and her community activities, is also a member of the Women's Quality and Consumer Advisory Committees. She is actively involved in intercountry adoption through Families with Children from China and in 2008 was appointed by the Federal Attorney General as an inaugural member of the National Intercountry Adoption Advisory Group (NICAAG).
|Margaret Fitzherbert is Senior Manager – Communications and Government at The Civic Group, following senior communications management roles for several major companies including ANZ and the National Australia Bank. Previously she was an industrial advocate in the public health sector and an adviser to two federal ministers.|
Margaret has an active commitment to not-for-profit organisations and has served on boards in the sector since 1999. She is presently a Trustee of the Queen Victorian Women’s Centre Trust.
Having published widely, Margaret’s first book was shortlisted for a NSW Premier’s History Award. Margaret has a BA (Hons), a Grad Dip in Labour Relations Law and an MA (Communications). She was awarded a Federation Medal in 2001.
|As the Chief Financial Officer of Telstra Super, Christina is involved in setting the strategic direction of the scheme. She also oversees the operation of Telstra’s Finance, Risk and Business Intelligence Units. Christina is also a member of Telstra’s Investment Management and Audit and Risk and Compliance Committees. |
Before joining Telstra, Christina spent six years at Cbus as the Executive Manager Finance. Being a key member of the Executive Management Team, she was responsible for the development of business strategy from a finance perspective. Christina also managed the operations of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, providing strategic advice on tax, legal, audit and accounting issues for a complex group of entities – including Cbus Property Pty Ltd; the property development area of Cbus.
Christina’s leadership during a period of significant change was vital in the establishment of the organisation’s Internal Audit function and the Fraud Risk Policy.
Prior to her time at Cbus, Christina played an integral role at Mercer as the National Treasury Manager for that industry-leading organisation which employs over 1,000 people Australia-wide.
Christina is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a member of the Institute’s Superannuation Thought Leadership Group.
|Felicity Pantelidis is the Marketing Director of GE Capital's Commercial Finance business. Prior to joining GE Capital, Felicity held a number of Senior Marketing positions at Telstra Corporation.|
Felicity holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Monash University and has been actively involved in the not-for-profit sector. She is a former Board Director of the Victorian Deaf Society and the North Yarra Community Health Centre and, a former member of the Monash University Marketing Industry Advisory Board.
|Dr Nicolas Radford practises as a consultant physician in inner Melbourne, with a special interest in obstetric medicine. He is also Chairman of the Determining Authority, Professional Services Review (Commonwealth).|
Until 2008 Dr Radford was a consultant physician at the Royal Women’s Hospital. He has also been a consultant physician at Prince Henry’s and St Vincent’s hospitals.
From 2000 to 2009 Dr Radford was a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital where he was a member of the Quality Committee, and Chairman of the Primary Care and Population Health Advisory Committee.
Dr Radford’s other past appointments include membership of the Pathology Services Accreditation Board of Victoria, and the Court of Examiners of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Radford is a medical graduate of the University of Melbourne, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
|Paul Slape is Chair of the Victoria Grants Commission, a state government independent statutory body that allocates federal revenue assistance to Victorian local government.|
From 1996 until March 2011 he was the National Secretary of the Australian Services Union. The ASU has 120,000 members employed in the public and private sector including local authorities, social and community services and the airline industry.
He was an Executive Member of the Australian Council of Trade Unions from 1988 until his retirement from the ASU and was an inaugural member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Council of Local Government that was established in 2008.
From 1997 to 2007 he was a member of the Executive Board of Geneva-based Public Services International – an organisation that represents public sector unions.
Paul has previously been a Director and President of the Local Authorities Superannuation Board (now Vision Super).
|Sue Zablud is an accomplished Human Resources professional and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI) and leads Human Asset Development Group (HADG), an international human resources consultancy based in Melbourne. Sue focuses on the design and delivery of leadership development services tailored to the needs of clients drawn from diverse sectors including Australia’s Top 200 corporations, professional services firms, professional associations and not-for-profit organisations. |
Internationally accredited and a highly experienced executive coach, Sue is acknowledged as a senior member of the executive coaching and mentoring community in Australia. This coupled with her MBA and B.Com. she brings a solid track record across multifaceted and complex organisational environments.
Board Secretary - Robyn Sparre