professionals/

Ms Karen Janiszewski 

B.Sc (Building), Grad Dip (Property), FAICD

Karen has 30 years of construction and development experience in private and public companies, state and local government and not for profit organizations. Karen is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. She has had numerous roles as a non-Executive Director and is the current Chair of Royal Melbourne Showgrounds.  She joined the QEC Board in 2015 and is a member of the Audit, Finance & Infrastructure Committee and the Wendy Spry & Frank Slutzkin Research Fund Committee.

 

Mr Graham Giannini

B.Ec, Grad Dip CDC (AICD), Grad Dip Strat Mktg (IMIA), Grad Dip SIA, Bus Cert Ins, FAICD, FFinSIA, FCLP, Snr Assoc AGSL

Graham is a management consultant and business advisor who has also worked extensively in senior executive roles across the private and public sectors within Australia and abroad. He is an experienced change leader and business improvement practitioner.  Graham is also a Board member of Business Excellence Australia. He joined the QEC Board in 2015 and is a member of the Quality, Risk & Clinical Governance Committee and the Strategy, Governance & Remuneration Committee.

 

Ms Catherine Ho

B Economics, Grad Dip Applied Finance, ACA, GAICD

Catherine’s commercial career spans over 22 years in Australia and internationally, working with some of Australia’s largest companies including AXA, Members Equity Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Catherine is presently Director Finance and Business Services at CenITex, focusing on transformation, governance and business improvement processes. She is also an independent member of the WNBL Melbourne Deakin Boomers finance committee.  She joined the QEC Board in 2017 and is a member of the Audit, Finance & Infrastructure Committee and the Quality, Risk & Clinical Governance Committee. 

 

Ms Rosemary Bryant-Smith

BA/LLB (Hons), Postgraduate Banking Law, AICD

Rosemary Bryant-Smith is the founding co-owner of Worklogic, a workplace consulting firm with offices in Melbourne and Sydney.   Rose has been a professional non-executive director since 2007 in the healthcare, social housing and women’s services sectors. In addition to QEC, Rose is currently Director of Australian Home Care Services.  In 2016 she was the Human Rights Law Research Fellow with Mercy Global Action at the United Nations.  She joined the QEC Board in 2017 and is a member of the Audit, Finance & Infrastructure Committee and the Strategy, Governance & Remuneration Committee.

 

Mr Frank Gullone

B. Bus., Grad. Dip. SI (App. Fin. & Inv.), AMP (Harvard), FAICD, FCPA, FFin.

Frank has over 35 years’ experience in Financial Services and a number of other diverse industries. Frank is currently Non-Executive Director of Indue Limited and Chair of the Sunsuper-Kinetic Super Advisory Committee. He is also Chair of the strategic management consultancy, Gullone Group Consulting and advises leaders of organisations on strategy, leadership and governance.  He joined the Board in 2017 and is the Deputy Chair of the Audit, Finance & Infrastructure Committee and a member of the Strategy, Governance & Remuneration Committee. 

 

Ms Catherine (Cate) Grindlay

Grad. Cert. – Health Consumer & Community Engagement, Masters - Healthcare Leadership,

Governance Foundations – AICD, Grad. Dip. - Advanced Clinical Practice (Nursing/Midwifery)

Cate is the Victorian General Manager for mlcoa; an international medico-legal and population health risk management organisation. Cate began her career as a registered nurse and midwife, and has since worked in the indigenous health, worker’s compensation, private health insurance, community health and primary care sectors. Cate brings to the role extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, change management and clinical governance. In addition to QEC, she is also a board director of Your Community Health. Cate joined the QEC Board in 2018 and is a member of Quality, Risk & Clinical Governance Committee.  

 

Ms Colleen Hartland

Colleen Hartland was raised in Morwell and has lived in Footscray for the past 30 years, she has been involve in a range of campaigns to improve the lives of residents in her community. 

Colleen worked in a range semiskilled job until she went to Victoria university at the age of 40 to do community development course  she then work for western region health centre ( now co health) in the older persons high rise program.  Colleen has been a councillor at the City of Maribyrnong and for the past 11 years has been in the state parliament as a MLC for the Western Region.  She joined the QEC Board in 2018 and is a member of the Quality, Risk & Clinical Governance Committee. 

 

Ms Lesley Podesta

Lesley Podesta joined the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in 2016 after five years at The Fred Hollows Foundation as the Director of Global Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy Division. Prior to joining the not-for-profit sector, Lesley had a long career in State and Commonwealth government, commencing with her role in the Disadvantaged Schools Program in Victoria in 1980. She worked extensively across the Commonwealth in a number of senior executive roles including employment, labour market reform, population health, aged care, biosecurity and emergency response in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and the Department of Education, Employment and Training. She joined the QEC Board in 2019.