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.


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.


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, a member of the FPA (AFP®) and a 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 the best outcomes for ill and injured children.


Akash Aggarwal (Director)

Akash is a risk professional with almost 20 years of banking experience in financial services organisations. He has broad experience in risk and governance, particularly across personal and business lending. Akash holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies and Finance) and is qualified as an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). He has experience leading Diversity & Inclusion groups both in the workplace and in his local community.


Director - Catherine Dai
Catherine Dai (Director)

Catherine is a highly effective global principal with deep experience across financial service, management consulting, maritime and manufacturing industries. She has held senior leadership roles in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, driving change and building high-performing teams.

Catherine holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland and is a fellow of CPA Australia.


Director-Tori Edwards
Tori Edwards (Director)

Tori is Chief Operating Officer at Economic Justice Australia. She has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, particularly as a lawyer, and overseeing the design and delivery of legal services to people experiencing disadvantage. She has also held leadership roles with responsibility for financial oversight, strategy, and people development and management. Tori holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws (Human Rights and Social Justice), and a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact. She has a deep passion for social justice and has worked in the social justice sector for over 15 years.

Director-Kristine De GuzmanKristine De Guzman (Director)

Kristine is a dynamic senior executive within the community services sector and is driven by her commitment to social justice and human rights. She is currently the Head of Service Delivery at Blue Knot Foundation. Kristine has a diverse background within not-for-profit and has held leadership roles across risk and governance, strategy, social impact, and organisational development, with a particular expertise in quality service delivery to vulnerable communities. Kristine holds a Bachelor of Social Welfare and a Diploma in Community Services. She is experienced in leading initiatives across a wide range of areas such as disability, mental health, people seeking asylum, employment, housing, and homelessness. Kristine is passionate about building inclusive communities and elevating the voices of people with lived experience.