Executive leadership team
Chief Executive Officer
Shane is a highly experienced senior executive with an extensive background in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He was CEO of Early Learning Association Australia from 2013 to 2017, Global Head of Sustainable Development for ANZ Banking Group from 2010 to 2012, and most recently was a full-time Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Migration Division). Shane was a member of Deakin University’s Advisory Board for its Master of Public Policy program from 2011 to 2016, and held a number of executive and senior management positions in the Victorian Government between 2000 and 2010. Shane joined the Foundation in March 2019.
Branch Head, Prevention and Programs, General Counsel
Tanya is an experienced business leader with a background in the community development sector, not-for-profit governance and commercial law. She is passionate about making the most of dynamic business environments – working to achieve organisational outcomes, particularly through building and developing effective leaders. Before joining the Foundation in August 2016, Tanya was director of strategic business planning at World Vision Australia, after many years there as in-house legal counsel. She has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and is currently board chair of an independent school.
Branch Head, Research and Evaluation
Rosa has worked in gambling research for more than 10 years. She has a strong academic background – and interest – in public health. Rosa was a senior research associate in gambling with the former Department of Justice and has worked on the longitudinal Victorian Gambling Study since its inception. Before working in the area of gambling, Rosa worked in the Victorian Department of Health.
Branch Head, Strategic Communication and Marketing
Roberta leads the development of the Foundation's communication and marketing strategies. With a strong background in behaviour change and community engagement, Roberta has experience across all aspects of communication and has held national marketing and communications roles within the not-for-profit and education sectors.
Branch Head, Corporate Services (CFO and CPO)
Craig is a Certified Practising Accountant with an extensive corporate services background in the Victorian public service. He is experienced in financial and risk management, audit services and corporate services administration. Craig has worked for the Office of Local Government, was previously Chief Finance Officer with the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, and also held managerial roles within the Department of Justice portfolio.
Director, People and Culture
Cathy is responsible for the development of the Foundation’s human resources strategy and supporting activities. She is focused on driving strategic business outcomes and improvements. Before joining the Foundation in September 2018, Cathy worked across a range of industries in Australia and overseas, predominantly within the public sector. This included heading up the human resources function for Transport Safety Victoria for seven years.