Our leadership - Annecto

Our leadership

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Cheryl De Zilwa

Cheryl has spent the last 30 years in Community and Health organisations and joined Annecto in 2020. Her recent roles include COO and Executive General Manager Zenitas Healthcare Limited During this time Zenitas acquired a number of health and community organisations and moved from a publicly listed entity to private ownership. She has also worked as CEO/National Director with Calvary Community Care, CEO of Windermere Child & Family Service, and senior leadership roles in Health Promotion with the National Heart Foundation(NSW). During Cheryl’s varied career she has played a lead role in quality improvement and capacity building of community based services across Australia. Cheryl has a diverse academic background, which includes General Nursing, Bachelor of Education and Masters of Management.

Ross Joyce

Ross has substantial experience across a number of diverse sectors and environments ranging from NFPs, Government, SMEs (small to medium enterprises) covering member services, business as well as community business areas delivering strategic results. He has operated at Board/CEO/Executive Management levels, sometimes concurrently, within these complex sectors and in substantial change management environments.

Michael Nazzari, OAM

Michael has held the positions of Chair in a charitable not-for-profit organisation, General Manager at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, senior positions with Victorian Institute of Secondary Education and other educational organisations, and is currently a consultant for strategic development in the NFP sector. His expertise includes marketing, governance, risk management and fundraising. He is a Certified Association Executive member of the American Society of Association Executives, and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2016 for his considerable honorary work in the business, education, and not-for-profit sectors.

Michael Johns

Michael is a lawyer with over 30 years of experience in private practice. He has significant expertise in a range of areas, including finance, restructuring and insolvency, financial services, commercial disputes and general commercial advice. Michael has been a director of Annecto for over 20 years and has served as both President (4 years) and Vice President (7 years) during that time.

Prof Mark Evans

Professor Mark Evans is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise Learning) at the University of Technology Sydney. He is an experienced senior manager, with over 15 years in higher education leadership roles. He has a demonstrated history of working with organizational change and building strong organizational cultures. Mark has worked extensively in international spheres and has developed an array of international partnerships for joint-curriculum and research initiatives. Mark is an internationally recognised researcher who has authored or edited seven books. His most recent monographs have centred around digital disruption in the media industries, focusing on the contemporary music and journalism fields. For 18 years, Mark was the Editor of leading international music journal Perfect Beat, and he continues to serve as Executive Editor. Mark’s recent research focuses on internationalisation of higher education curriculum in transnational joint ventures.

Fran Raymond

Fran has significant Board and Committee experience in a range of government, finance industry and for purpose entities. Fran is currently Chair of Defence Bank and a member of its Risk and Compliance, Remuneration and Governance, Audit and Nominations Committees. Previously Fran was a Director of UN Women (Australia) and Chair of its Finance and Risk and Public Funds Committees. Fran has also been Chair of the CIT Audit and a member of Cancer Australia Audit Committee.
Fran also has significant experience as a senior executive in government in Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles.

Pastor Ray Minniecon

Pastor Ray Minniecon is an elder Indigenous statesman, and a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nation of South-East Queensland. He is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people from Ambrym Island. He graduated in Arts from Murdoch University, Western Australia and since has been a distinguished local and international Indigenous leader through his successful advocacy for the self-determination of Australian Indigenous culture and law. He has also been a driving force in the movement to recognise Indigenous contribution to the Australian armed forces. In 1995 he made an intervention at the UN in Geneva on behalf of Indigenous Peoples at the first hearing of the Draft Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous peoples.
He is a Director of Bunji Consultancies, which supports leadership, business initiatives and community development projects. He is a current Board Member of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community, which is an accredited international Indigenous University, offering post graduate degree programs. Council member of St Andrew’s Cathedral School. Founder of Gawura Private Aboriginal School. Board member of Red Dust Role Models. Board Member annecto aged care services. He was World Vision leader for their Indigenous programs in Australia for over twelve years. In the Anglican Diocese of Sydney Ray is the Pastor of Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries at St. John’s Anglican Church, Glebe NSW. He is currently working locally and internationally on climate advocacy issues on behalf of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Colleen Furlanetto OAM

Colleen is former nurse with a career spanning over 20years, her work included working as a disability support worker, acute, aged care, disability and community nursing. As a former councillor and mayor in a small rural shire in North East Victoria, Colleen worked with a focus for those with accessibility needs. Colleen was the inaugural Disability Commissioner at Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria the regulator of the Taxi and rideshare industry. Colleen is currently an Ambulance Victoria Board member, also a board member of the Disability Worker Registration Board Victoria and a Council member of the Victorian NDIS Community Advisory Council. Colleen is an active volunteer with CFA, holding leadership roles in inclusion and diversity. She also assists in projects at CFA in person centered emergency bushfire planning for people with accessibility needs working with programs to support emergency preparedness with vuluranable Victorians. Colleen has held various disability portfolios along with extensive committee roles regarding safety and inclusion for Victorians with a disability. Colleen believes we all have a right to active citizenship, Colleen is committed to a right to respect and safety as a whole of community responsibility.

Jennifer Burrows

Jennifer has a range of professional experience in industry training, higher education academic development, and change management. She is the Network Development Manager for Collaboration for Impact, which supports communities taking a systems change approach to work on social issues. She has postgraduate qualifications in both Change Management and Organisational Analysis and Leadership. Jennifer is a member of Group Relations Australia and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.