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.
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.
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.
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 MP
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.
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 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 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.
Lee is a social impact strategist working to solve complex global challenges. As a Director of spur:, he is passionate about creating demonstrable impact through innovation, design, and behaviour. His background has spanned mental health, foster care, education, the environment, and LGBTIQ+ rights. Lee has previously been awarded as a Global Laureate Fellow, D&F Academy Global Fellow, Australian Young Social Pioneer, Queensland Digital Champion, and Young Social Entrepreneur of the year.
Dr 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.