Board Directors

Elena Berrocal-Capdevila (Chair)

Elena Berrocal-Capdevilla

Elena is passionate about community diversity and has over 15 years experience working in the areas of capacity building, governance, management, evaluation, social policy and research.

Elena currently works as the Manager at the Behavioural Insights Unit for Family and Community Services, Strategic Policy and Reform department. She previously worked as a Senior Consultant at Matrix on Board, an organisation that provides financial management, management support, and training to non-profit organisations across Australia.

Elena has been actively involved in the NDIS Taskforce and NDIS Reform Group and worked for Housing NSW as a Policy Analyst. She has worked for the Pitjantjara Homelands Council Aboriginal Corporation, as well as the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care as a Senior Policy Officer.

Elena has a Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies from The University of Sydney along with a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Macquarie University, where she won the NSW Premiers Equity & Diversity Prize. Elena also holds a Masters in Cultural Anthropology and bachelor's degrees in both Gender Social Policy and Communications Sciences.

She has previously been on the boards of Family Planning NSW, Settlement Services International, Australian Red Cross, the Settlement Neighbourhood Centre Redfern, and on an advisory group to NSW Police.


Ting Lim (Deputy Chair)

Ting LimTing is a Policy Lawyer for a legal member’s Association working in the area of criminal law and diversity and inclusion. She is also a volunteer solicitor at Redfern Legal Centre on their employment and discrimination law nights. Ting was previously Adviser to the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane. Between 2011 and 2015, Ting was an Investigator/Conciliator with the Australian Human Rights Commission working on matters involving race and disability discrimination in employment, education and goods and services, as well as alleged breaches in human rights. Prior to joining the Australian Human Rights Commission, Ting was a solicitor/migration agent at Refugee Advice and Casework Service for over two years where she provided advice and represented asylum seekers through the immigration process to obtain protection visas. Ting has a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW. 


Scott Machin (Treasurer)

Scott has extensive experience in the financial services industry and strong knowledge of the regulatory environment under ASIC, ACCC and APRA. He has been on a number of risk management committees at AMP and has strong business knowledge gained in his commercial and finance industry roles. Scott holds a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment Diploma of Financial Planning



Helen Elisabeth Miller (Director)

Helen has a strong background and extensive work experience in health care and aged care management in the public and not-for-profit sector.  She is a general manager for SVCS NSW and Victoria at St Vincent’s Health Australia. She has a Juris doctor degree and an honorary fellow at UTS, faculty of Health. 




Harriet Davidson (Director)

Harriet has strong policy and strategic perspective with extensive experience in a large NFP. Previously a Board member of Auburn Diversity Services, she has a strong understanding of CALD issues and is very familiar with the environment which MRCs operate in.





 Sanyu Mugambwa (Director)

Sanyu’s professional role is that of Senior International Advisor with Macquarie University. She has held high level advisory roles overseas in policy and public affairs roles. She holds a Master of Business Administration (completing in 2018), Master of International Business and Law, Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, and a Bachelor of Laws.





Philippa Scott (Director)

Philippa Scott is a senior manager at the University of Sydney, working in the area of corporate governance. She has a combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degree from the Australian National University, and a Master of Laws with Honours from UTS. She is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Governance Institute of Australia. Philippa has devoted her career to providing legal and management advice to the not-for-profit sector. Her prior employers in Australia include the Guardianship Tribunal of NSW (now a part of the NSW Department of Justice), UTS, and Salvos Legal Humanitarian. While living in the United States for almost a decade she worked for Harvard University, the Massachusetts Disability Law Center, and the Human Services Research Institute. She has volunteered at Legal Aid ACT and at the Intellectual Disability Rights Service in Redfern. Philippa is also President of KOOSHC, Inc, an inner west child care centre and was previously a Board Director of UTS Child Care, Inc


Jemma Hollonds (Director)

Jemma is Senior Solicitor and Education Coordinator with the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) and has experience in committee work with the Board of Community Legal Centres NSW, but not the Board itself. Her legal experience has been applied in the NFP area and in areas of migration, refugee research and in the policy area of the Human Rights Commission. Jemma holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, and is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration (Social Impact).




Janice Poynton (Director)

Janice is a community aged care professional and has had a Board role with the Northside Community Forum. She has held positions as Executive Officer, as a Team Leader, and as Managing Director in a consultancy firm. Janice holds professional qualifications which include: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Master of Management (Community Management),Graduate Certificate in Community Management, and an Associate Diploma of Applied Science.