Skip to Main Content

Board

Julie Ligetti

Julie Ligeti


Chair

Julie is a public policy professional and lawyer. As global manager of public advocacy at Cochlear Limited, she develops international advocacy partnerships, public policy and philanthropic programs. Julie supports several community organisations, including the Human Rights Law Centre, Western Chances and Newport Substation. Julie was inaugural chair of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (Victoria) and is a member of the Monash University Council. Julie became a member of the board in February 2016 and has been chair since July 2016.

Belinda Duarte

Belinda Duarte


Deputy Chair

Belinda is a Wotjobaluk, Dja Dja Wurrung descendant with Polish and Celtic heritage. She is the CEO of Culture is Life, a not-for-profit organisation committed to cultural strengthening for the prevention of Aboriginal youth suicide. Belinda holds a range of appointed and voluntary positions, including co-chair of Reconciliation Victoria, director of the Western Bulldogs, MCG trustee, member of the Victorian Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel and board member of the AnnaMilla Foundation. She joined the board in December 2013 and was appointed deputy chair in April 2018.

Christine Black

Christine Black


Chris has 25 years’ experience as a social policy and communications adviser for government, corporate and non-government-organisation agencies. Currently she is director of policy and projects for national communications agency 89 Degrees East. Chris has a strong interest and expertise in developing policy and practical solutions for addressing homelessness, empowering disadvantaged communities, assisting people with disability, improving women’s health and pursuing gender equality. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Chris became a member of the board in April 2015.

Monique Conheady

Monique Conheady


Monique is chair and commissioner of Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria, a member of the Environmental Protection Authority Governing Board and a co-founder and director of DCP Company Limited (trading as DC Power Co). She was a co-founder and CEO of Flexicar, and held executive management roles at Hertz Australia/New Zealand after it purchased Flexicar. Monique has won a Victorian Telstra Business Women Private Sector Award (2009) and a Churchill Fellowship. She joined the Foundation board in December 2013.

Maree Edwards

Maree Edwards MP


Maree has been Member for Bendigo West since 2010 and is currently deputy speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the Victorian Parliament. She is passionate about regional communities and ensuring their voices are heard at government and board level. In the 57th Parliament, she was chair of the Family and Community Development Committee, which held three inquiries into abuse in disability services, autism services and perinatal services. Recommendations from these inquiries are being implemented by the government. Previously, Maree was on the board of Lifeline Central Victoria and Mallee. She holds a BA Hons from La Trobe University. She is married, has four children, two step-children and five grandchildren. Maree re-joined the board in August 2019.

Tim McCurdy

Tim McCurdy


Tim has been a member of the Victorian Parliament since 2010. He is currently Member for Ovens Valley and is on parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee. He has previously served as the shadow minister for Regional Development, Sport, Veterans, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. Tim was an original member of Foundation’s board and remains passionate about ensuring high-quality services are available to support people experiencing gambling harm. A former dairy farmer from Cobram, Tim is a strong advocate for regional Victoria, ensuring the issues that affect the state’s rural and regional residents are identified and addressed. He is married with four adult children. Tim re-joined the board in August 2019.

Tass Mousaferiadis

Anastasios (Tass) Mousaferiadis


Tass has an extensive background in health and social policy, program development and strategy with the Victorian Government and the health and community sectors. He is a consultant to health and community agencies on public health policy, strategy and development. He also serves as the board chair at Eastern Health and Star Health and is on the board of Foodbank Victoria. Tass joined the board in February 2017.

James Newbury

James Newbury MP


James is the elected representative for Brighton in the Victorian Parliament. He is a shadow assistant minister and deputy chair of the parliament’s Legal and Social Issues Committee. Before entering parliament, James worked in the private sector as a group company secretary in the financial services industry. Prior to that, James worked for the highest levels of state and federal government in the public sector.

James is forty-one years old. He has completed three university degrees, including a Juris Doctor and a Masters in Business Law. James is married to Suzanne, they have two young children and live in the heart of his electorate.

James was appointed by the Victorian Parliament to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Board in August 2019.

John Nguyen

John Nguyen


John is an experienced finance and risk professional and a partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He has extensive experience advising public and private sector clients in the areas of risk and financial management, governance and accountability, finance transformation and strategy. John is on the audit committee of the National Gallery of Australia and was previously on the boards of Dental Health Services Victoria and FebFast. John became a member of the board in December 2013.

Jim Pasinis

Jim Pasinis


Jim has held CEO roles in health and human services for 35 years. He is chair of Melbourne Polytechnic, a director of Araluen, and a past member of several ministerial advisory committees. Jim is a recipient of the Centenary Medal for his services to CALD communities in northern metropolitan Melbourne, and in 2016 was named Banyule Citizen of the year. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a life member of Banyule Community Health and the West Heidelberg Community Legal Service. He joined the board in March 2018.

Zoe Wainer

Dr Zoe Wainer


Zoe is the head of public health and medical director at Bupa Australia and New Zealand and chair of the board of Dental Health Services Victoria. She is passionate about, and has extensive expertise in, public health. Zoe holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Flinders University, and has a clinical background in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. She has a PhD and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Melbourne, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She joined the board in February 2017.

Back to top