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Leadership

Cheryl De Zilwa
CEO

Cheryl joined annecto July 13, 2020, after two years with Zenitas Healthcare Limited as COO and Executive GM, Community and Home Care. During this time Zenitas acquired 5 health and community organisations and moved from public listing to private equity. During Cheryl’s varied career she has played a lead role in quality improvement and capacity building of community services across Australia.

Ross Joyce
President

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 Johns
Vice President

Michael is a partner in the 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.

Michael Nazzari
Treasurer

Michael is a partner in the 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.

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.

Kirsten Mann

Kirsten is the global vice president at Oracle, responsible for the end-to-end customer experience, and has worked in product development for over 25 years. Kirsten knows about designing and launching great technology-based products for customers. As a passionate customer service advocate, she is a transformational and strategic leader, championing organisational understanding of the value of Product Management, User Experience, Technology and Design Thinking practices.

Uncle Lyall Dennison
Inaugural annecto Ambassador

Uncle Lyall is a Kamilaroi man, born in Moree and raised on a mission. He is now retired from public service after spending his working life on projects involving Aboriginal communities, such as drug/alcohol and housing programs, anti- discrimination and employment in police/corrective services and community services. After having cared for his elderly mother and sick brothers, Lyall first became aware of annecto’s work through his position on the Board of Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group. He is also a Board Member of Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care Service and Inner Sydney Empowered Communities.