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James Meares

Chair

James has a background leading major multinational corporations operating throughout Asia Pacific. He has also held Board positions in health, superannuation, FMCG industry, and child & family service organisations; as well as corporate entities throughout Asia. He currently heads the Asia Pacific division of a private software as a service company.

Craig Bryan

Treasurer

B.Bus and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Craig is an Audit and Assurance Partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and chairs the Finance Committee.

Ana King

Anne is currently General Manager Corporate Services of Disability Sport & Recreation which is a registered charity, and disability service provider. She has previously held Board positions with the Victorian Olympic Council Education Commission, Vicsport and Table Tennis Victoria, Anne previously held positions as CEO of Table Tennis Victoria and Executive Director of the Oceania Australia Foundation. She was also a member of the Australian team for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Anne is an innovator with strong leadership and governance skills/experience in international and national arenas and a proven track record in managing complex issues, diverse stakeholder relationships and organisational strategic planning and implementation.

Basil Jenkins

MBA, Bachelor of Science

Basil has held senior roles with Lurgi Group of Companies, Coopers & Lybrand, Western Mining and Mobil Oil.  Basil is a member of the Finance Committee.

Bernard Morris

Bernard comes with a background in the IT and Finance industries.

Jane Brockington

Graduate AICD, Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria), Executive Fellow of ANZSOG (Australia New Zealand School of Government, Member of the Ethics Centre & the Melbourne Forum

Jane is the Principal of Bridging Policy & Practice, a consultancy and advisory practice focused on organisational strategy and transformation; regulatory design and practice; governance and integrity; and building capability in people and organisations.  Previously Jane had a distinguished 20+ year career in a diverse range of leadership roles in the Commonwealth and Victorian public sectors in policy, reform, and research in microeconomic, budget, regulation, competition and infrastructure policy.  This included as CEO of the Victorian Commission for Gaming & Liquor Regulation and CEO of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.  In 2015/16 Jane was the Deputy Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee which conducted an independent review of the Environment Protection Authority (Victoria).  Jane is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committees for Victoria Police and VicRoads, is involved in the not-for-profit sector as a member and volunteer and holds qualifications in Economics.

Keith Louie

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Keith’s experience has been garnered from 25 years working in senior roles in eCommerce, retail, supply chain, management consulting, production management and financial services.  Keith’s six years leading one of the largest eCommerce businesses in Australia have led to significant knowledge and a deep interest in the emerging digital economy.

Peter Guy

Solicitor

Peter is a director of Kennedy Guy. He joined the firm in 1987 after working as in house counsel for a national company. Peter was appointed as a partner to the firm in 1992 and is a member of the Finance Committee.

Ronda Jacobs

Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and is a Member and Graduate of AICD

Ronda is currently CEO of Carrington Health which is a community health service located in Box Hill, supporting children, youth, families, carers and older people across allied health, counselling, oral health services, chronic disease management, and social support and prevention programs with priority given to people who are at greatest risk of poorer health outcomes. The organisation operates from 3 sites and has revenues of $12m with 150 staff (75 FTE). Ronda originally joined Carrington Health in early 2012 as Interim CEO to both manage the day to day operations and develop a focused and sustainable strategic direction and implementation plan then moved to the permanent CEO role after 12 months. Prior to this Ronda was Managing Director Australia & SE Asia for Catalent Pharma Solutions and General Manager Australia & SE Asia & Director Business Development for Cardinal Health (which was acquired by Blackstone Group to form Catalent). Ronda is currently Vice Chair of Primary Care Partnership. She has previously held non-executive director roles with Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, Relationships Australia Victoria, Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia and Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI). Ronda has developed broad strategic, leadership, marketing and financial credentials together with a strong background in Board governance and compliance which have afforded her a reputation as an energetic, innovative and strategic leader in both the private and NFP sectors.

Sharon Smith

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering & PostGradDip in Management

Sharon has worked on business expansion and strategy projects for the last 15 years. Working in the management consulting and manufacturing sectors she has extensive stakeholder management and business development experience. Sharon lives in Melbourne after several years with an international focus based in London and Singapore and was previously a non-executive director on an art gallery board.

Julia Cambage

Chief Executive Officer

Julia is a commercially astute, outcomes driven, dynamic leader with a proven track record in managing through corporate change and competitive markets.  She is someone who can take vision and make it reality, drawing the threads of opportunity weaving across the organisation together to create sound coherent strategy!

With over 20 years’ experience as a CEO she is highly regarded for her ability to drive complex processes and relationships and is considered to be someone who makes a difference, provides clear leadership and achieves results!

Trevor Irwin

Director –Finance & Operations

MBA, CPA, Bachelor of Business (Accounting), AMUSA

Commencing in March 2017, Trevor is experienced in senior accounting and finance roles:

  • Sustainability Victoria and Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Victoria University: Director Corporate Finance Services
  • La Trobe University: Senior Manager External Reporting, Tax and Compliance
  • Visy Recycling: End-to-end financial management
  •  Victorian Managed Insurance Authority: managed public tenders for supply of third-party provided Internal Audit Services, Actuarial Services and Brokerage Reinsurance and Placement Services
  • Ericsson AsiaPacificLab: Chief Financial Officer – largest privately funded ICT Research and Development centre in Australia (at the time)
  • Woodside Petroleum Limited: Finance Analyst (Melbourne) and Assistant Company Secretary (Perth)
  • Education Foundation: Former Treasurer/Board Member; Chair of Finance & Administration Committee.  I contributed my time and knowledge building the financial stability of the Foundation and supporting its good governance; led the annual audit process, provided a link between management and the Board on financial matters, advised the Board in their decision-making and provided constant advice across the organisation to ensure that its financial processes were properly conducted.

Grace Gallicchio

Director – Children, Families & Early Learning

Bachelor of Business & Diploma in Education

Joining TRY Australia in October 2013, Grace brings a vast range of private sector experience in finance, human resources and general management in a number of industries. Grace combines her qualifications with a professional interest in how people in organisations can be best supported to achieve both personal and business objectives. Grace is committed to delivering best practice across all of TRY’s Children’s Services

Bill Bardsley

Director – Social Enterprises

Bill has over 20 years’ experience working in a wide range of senior management roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors.  His roles and responsibilities have encompassed Business Management, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations and Occupational Health and Safety, people management, client relationship management, contract management, strategic and business planning, project management and financial management.  In managing a number of companies, Bill has worked with small teams up to companies employing 700 people.  He has a passion for organisational improvement, bottom line growth and developing people and businesses to realise their potential.

Lindsay Kelly

Director – Social Investment & Community Engagement

Lindsay has joined TRY with twenty-five years’ experience in creative directing, brand development and articulating unique value propositions for organisations, events and physical sites around SE Australia and internationally.  He has operated his own successful business for two decades and has worked with start-up businesses, private and public sectors and not for profits.  He has designed and implemented many brand makeovers and communication plans across electronic and print media that have built reputations with proven results of customer buy-in.

Tricia Ciampa

Director – Youth & Community Development

MBA, BA (Rec)

Starting as a Vacation Care Leader in 1995, Tricia is one of the longest-serving staff members at TRY. Taking on various roles from Doncaster Activities Centre Manager to General Manager Children’s Services, Tricia was instrumental in developing TRY’s Kinder Cluster Management model, and growing the Children’s Services department. In her more recent role of Executive Officer of the TRY Mentoring program, Tricia has established a range of skills and experience including change management, strategic planning and policy development.

Megan Johnson

General Manager – Corporate Fundraising & Events

Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Human Resource Management)

Megan is a dedicated Fundraising Manager who enjoys developing collaborative partnerships with individuals, community groups and businesses to support the programs TRY Australia delivers to the wider community.  Her strengths are in relationship management, fundraising, communications and team leadership. She is highly motivated, focused and thrives on challenges.

With 15 years fundraising experience Megan is driven to make a difference.  She is a compassionate and socially minded person who understands and respects the importance of working within the not for profit industry.

Greg Lavis

Company Secretary & Corporate Administration

Graduate Certificate in Business (Executive Administration) 

Following a career in the public & private sectors in corporate services, Greg joined TRY in February 2009 and has undertaken a variety of corporate roles and projects. As Company Secretary, Greg’s focus is to ensure TRY complies with its regulatory obligations and assist the Board of Directors in undertaking their governance responsibilities.  In addition, he is also responsible for managing a range of corporate activities and supporting the Chief Executive Officer.