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Board and CEO

Board Estelle Fyffe

Estelle Fyffe || CEO

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

 

Board Michael Johns

Michael Johns || President

Michael is a Partner in the insolvency and restructuring team at Maddocks Lawyers and has broad legal experience in banking, financial services, insolvency and general commercial issues. His practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency (including commercial advice and conducting insolvency and securities enforcement litigation). He has undertaken secondments with ANZ Corporate Portfolio Management and ANZ Lending Services (Institutional). Michael is also responsible for Maddocks’ Securities, Managed Investments and Financial Services team.

 

Board Wendy Dunn

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.

 

Board Viv Beer

Viv Beer || Treasurer; Chair, Sustainability and Finance Committee

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.

 

Board Ross Joyce

Ross Joyce

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.

 

Board Jennifer Burrows

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 academic development. 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.

 

Board Kirsten Mann

Kirsten Mann

Kirsten is Vice President, Product and Experience at Aconex. As a member of the Aconex Executive Team, she advocates for customers by articulating product strategy which supports customer needs, whilst driving successful commercial outcomes.

Kirsten has joint responsibility to manage a $32m budget and prioritise delivery across seven global product development centres. She has worked in IT and product development for over 20 years, and has helped organisations become customer-focused by creating new product and service experiences. Kirsten has led initiatives working with organisation leaders to deepen understanding of the value of User Experience and Design Thinking practices.  

Board Uncle Lyall Dennison

Uncle Lyall Dennison || Cultural Advisor to the Board

Uncle Lyall is a Kamilaroi man, born in Moree and raised on a mission. He is now retired from the NSW public service after spending his working life on wide ranging projects involving Aboriginal communities throughout New South Wales such as drug/alcohol and housing programmes; anti-discrimination and employment in police/corrective services and community services.

Lyall is a board member of Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group and Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care Service, and in 2016 he was an ambassador for New South Wales Seniors Week. He is deeply committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged Aboriginal people.

 

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