Board Directors

Scott Machin (Chair)

Scott is Chief Operating Officer at Deadly Science. He has had extensive experience in the financial services industry, including senior leadership roles in strategy, finance, advice and program management.  Scott holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Master of Business Administration, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a member of the Board of Settlement Services International (SSI).

 

Richard Wonders (Director and Company Secretary)

Richard has extensive experience in the private sector in the service and consumer goods industries. He has held several roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer in diverse organisations with operations spanning multiple countries and with annual turnovers of $200m+. With Richard's broad background he brings his finance, commercial and general management skills into the organisation. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a qualified CPA and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors ( GAICD).

 

 Alex Maitland (Director)

Alex is a chartered secretary and non-executive director experienced in corporate governance advisory, business management and operations. His experience includes governance roles in the infrastructure sector and in the not-for-profit sector, including emergency services, community housing, ageing, health, disability and education. Alex is a Fellow of the AICD, Fellow of the GIA and Fellow of the ICSA. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Business, a Company Directors Course Diploma and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance.

 

 Jasmine Calleja (Director)

Jasmine is a customer experience professional with a background in health and human services, ICT and education. With a focus on disability and aged care sectors, she has previously held strategy, transformation, management and delivery roles with not-for-profit and corporate organisations. She now champions customer empathy and centricity in the general insurance sector. Jasmine is a current MBA Candidate and holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Behavioural and Social Sciences), Diploma of Disability, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and PRINCE2 Certification.

 

Philippa Scott (Director)

An experienced governance, policy and management professional committed to social justice, Philippa is currently a senior manager at the University of Technology Sydney and Deputy Mayor of the Inner West Council. She has a combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degree from the Australian National University, a Master of Laws (Honours) degree from UTS and a Master of Education degree from the George Washington University in Washington DC. Philippa has devoted her career to providing legal and management advice to the not-for-profit and public sectors. Her prior employers in Australia include the University of Sydney, the Guardianship Tribunal of NSW (now a part of the NSW Department of Justice) and Salvos Legal Humanitarian, where she represented clients in immigration detention. While living in the USA for almost a decade, she worked for Harvard University, the Massachusetts Disability Law Center and the Human Services Research Institute.

 

 Melanie Champion (Director)

Melanie is a senior executive with extensive experience in managing and leading teams in the areas of finance, governance, compliance and operations. This experience has been gained through roles held locally and overseas in chartered accountancy firms, corporate organisations in the advertising and communications industries and in the not-for-profit sector. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Economics, with accounting and finance majors and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ (CA ANZ).

 

Susan Loane (Director)

Susan is a seasoned executive with extensive experience spanning accounting, financial services, learning and development, and education and training industries, with particular depth in technology-led businesses. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has since held a variety of senior roles at some of Australia's premier financial institutions, universities, vocational and professional education providers, and government agencies. Susan is a graduate of the AICD, member of the FPA (AFP®) and former member of CPA Australia. Susan holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Master of Financial Planning and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She also serves on the board of a paediatric emergency training and education organisation that seeks to achieve best outcomes for ill and injured children.