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Tass Mousaferiadis

Anastasios (Tass) Mousaferiadis


Chair

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 and was appointed board chair in February 2020.

Monique Conheady

Monique Conheady


Deputy Chair

Monique is Chair Commissioner of Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria, a member of the Environmental Protection Authority Governing Board and the Independent Chair of JET Charge Pty Ltd. She was a co-founder and CEO of Flexicar and held executive management roles at Hertz Australia/New Zealand after it purchased Flexicar. Monique won the Victorian Telstra Business Women Private Sector Award (2009) and has been a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship. She joined the Foundation board in December 2013 and was appointed Deputy Chair in February 2020.

Christine Black

Christine Black


Chris has 25 years of experience as a social policy and communications adviser for government, corporate and non-government organisation agencies. Currently, she is director of policy and stakeholder engagement 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 disabilities, 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.

Maree Edwards

Maree Edwards MP


Maree has been Member for Bendigo West since November 2010. She is passionate about gender equity and having women’s voices heard in the government, corporate and private sectors. Maree was formerly a board member of Lifeline Central Victoria and Mallee and chair of the Women’s Correctional Services Advisory Committee. She is currently Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Maree was a member of the board from 9 March 2016 until 30 October 2018. She was reappointed on 14 August 2019.

Tim McCurdy

Tim McCurdy MP


Tim has been a Member of Parliament in Victoria since 2010. He is currently Member for Ovens Valley and is on the parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee. He has previously served as the shadow minister for Regional Development, Sport, Veterans, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. A former dairy farmer from Cobram, Tim is a strong advocate for regional Victoria. Tim was a Foundation board member from March 2016 to February 2017 and was reappointed on 14 August 2019.

James Newbury

James Newbury MP


James is the Member for Brighton in the Victorian Parliament. He is a shadow assistant minister, was deputy chair of the parliament’s Legal and Social Issues Committee and is now a member of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee. Before entering parliament, James worked in the private sector as a group company secretary in the financial services industry. Before that, James worked for the highest levels of state and federal governments in the public sector. James was appointed to the board on 14 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 financial and risk management, governance, performance and accountability. He has also assisted in the design and delivery of large-scale government programs. John is on the audit committee of the National Gallery of Australia and is an advisory board member of The Nature Conservancy in Australia. He was previously on the boards of Dental Health Services Victoria, FebFast and the ACT Regional Council of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 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 a director 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 culturally and linguistically diverse communities and was named 2016 Banyule citizen of the year. He is a life member of Banyule Community Health and the West Heidelberg Community Legal Service. Jim joined the board in March 2018.

Lee Crockford

Lee Crockford


Lee is a social impact strategist working to solve complex global challenges. As a director of spur:, he is passionate about creating demonstrable outcomes through innovation, design, and behaviour change. His background has spanned mental health, education, the environment, and LGBTQ+ rights. Lee has previously been named as a Global Laureate Fellow, D&F Academy Global Fellow, Australian Young Social Pioneer, Queensland Digital Champion, and Young Social Entrepreneur of the year. Lee was appointed to the board on 30 June 2020.

Alison Roberts

Alison Roberts


Alison Roberts is the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ). Alison has a PhD in change management, is an experienced board director, and has served on multiple Ministerial Advisory Committees. In her current and previous roles, Alison has led teams focused on innovation and reform; building strong relationships with government and other stakeholders to develop and execute strategies for achieving effective implementation of evidence-informed policy. Alison joined the board in September 2020.

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