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Board and CEO

Estelle Fyffe


Estelle Fyffe is the Chief Executive Officer of annecto - the people network and has worked across a range of community, health and education settings. She holds postgraduate qualifications in psychology and management, with particular interests in Innovation and Human Systems. She is Chair of the Victorian State Committee for National Disability Services, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Institute of Human Resources Institute, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Michael Johns


Michael is a Partner with Maddocks Lawyers and has broad legal experience in banking, financial services, insolvency and general commercial issues.



Wendy Dunn

Vice President

Wendy is currently the Clinical Director for Residential Aged Care at Mercy Health, where she has held many different roles over the past 30 years since completing her midwifery certificate at Mercy Maternity Hospital in 1995. Wendy is responsible for the operational model of Mercy Health Residential Aged Care. Mercy Health currently has 22 residential aged care homes across Victoria, NSW and WA with an additional 4 homes in Victoria and QLD commencing from June 2015.

Prior to becoming Clinical Director, Wendy was the Operational Director of Werribee Mercy Hospital (WMH). WMH is an acute medical surgical hospital providing acute mental health services, palliative care, maternity and emergency services. Wendy has a Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma Child and Family Health Nursing, Graduate Diploma Health Administration and Graduate Certificate Leadership and Catholic Culture. She brings many years of experience of managing change in the acute sector to the challenges of aged care.


Viv Beer

Treasurer, Chair Financial Analysis

Viv is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, with more than 30 years of experience in Chartered Accounting and the mining industry. In addition to Viv's great satisfaction in helping annecto in a strategic, financial and governance sense, her passion is golf and she has had many roles at a club, state and national level, including being the last President of Women's Golf Australia and on the first Board of Golf Australia.


Ross Joyce

Secretary and Chair-Sustainability

Ross has substantial experience across a number of diverse sectors and environments ranging from NFP’s, Government, SME’s (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.


Jennifer Burrows

Chair Culture Committee

(people, practice and innovation)

Jennifer has a range of professional experience in industry training and change management and is working with Melbourne Polytechnic providing higher education curriculum development and implementation.


Roger Chao

Roger is an experienced Director having been Chair of and a member of numerous Boards and Committees in the NFP sector. He has a strong background in social research, consulting, health and education policy and strategic planning. He has also held senior management positions in the health and education sector. Roger brings to the Board strong governance experience, commercial acumen and research skills combined with a passion for social capital and capacity building as a means of bringing about social change, justice and welfare. He has an MBA and has also completed the AICD Company Directors Course.


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David King

David is a director of EKM Legal, Commercial and Intellectual Property Lawyers, a boutique law firm aimed at helping technology based clients achieve their full potential. He has practiced for over 30 years in intellectual property and trade practices law, undertaking both commercial and litigious matters. He has extensive experience in the commercialistaion and licensing of technology and intellectual property rights as well as sports sponsorship and advertising law. He has provided legal advice to not for profit organisations in relation to issues including sponsorship, intellectual property protection, brand management and IT contracts.

Over the last 10 years, David has acted as a board member of a number of not for profit organisations. In his leisure time, David is a keen golfer, avid reader and enjoys travel. He is a sports tragic and will watch sporting competitions of any kind, anytime, anywhere.

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