Ms Mary Sayers
BA, Grad Dip HR, MCom, GAICD
Mary is Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) working in close partnership with the CEO, to support the organisation, members, the development of policy and sector sustainability activities. Prior to VCOSS she was Manager Family, Children and Young People at the City of Whittlesea between 2012 and 2014. Up until 2012 Mary worked nearly 9 years at the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) as Associate Director. In this instance, she has developed substantial experience in policy, translational research and service development. Mary joined the Board in 2010 and is an independent member of the Audit & Finance Committee and member of the Strategic & Service Planning Committee.
Ms Karen Janiszewski
B.Sc (Building), Grad Dip (Property), FAICD
Karen has had 30 years of construction and development experience in private and public companies, state and local government and not for profit organizations including community housing providers. 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 King and Godfree Pty Ltd. She joined the QEC Board in 2015 and is an independent member of the Audit & Finance 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, MAOQ
Graham, a management consultant and business advisor, has worked extensively in the field of business and finance at senior executive levels within Australia and abroad. He is an experienced change leader and business improvement practitioner. Graham is a member of the Panel of Review, Australian Organisational Excellence Foundation. He joined the QEC Board in 2015 and is a member of the Quality Assurance & Risk Committee and the Strategic & Service Planning 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 Melbourne Boomers WNBL finance committee. She joined the QEC Board in 2017.
Ms Rosemary Bryant Smith
BA/LLB (Hons), Postgraduate Banking Law, AICD
Rosemary (Rose) 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, owned by Multiple Sclerosis Limited. In 2016 she was the Human Rights Law Research Fellow with Mercy Global Action at the United Nations. Her background is in corporate law. She joined the QEC Board in 2017.
Ms Sheena Watth
B. Bus, AICD, Advanced NFP Governance AICD, Fellow CSL, DTP (UNSW)
Sheena is a public health advocate and company director. She is a Board Member of the Centre for Australian Progress, South East Indigenous Media Association and Quality Improvement and Participation Committees member of BreastScreen Victoria. She is currently an Advocacy Advisor at the Stroke Foundation. Sheena is a Yorta Yorta woman with a background in Indigenous and multicultural health.
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, Professional Services and range of other industries. Frank is currently the Independent Chair of a regulated superannuation fund, Kinetic Super, and Non-Executive Director of Indue Limited and Advisory Board member of the Alannah & Madelaine Foundation. He is also Chair of the strategic management consultancy, Gullone Group Consulting and advises leaders of organisations on strategy and leadership.
A (Political science/gender, sexuality and diversity studies)
Emily Maguire is the CEO of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV), a statewide resource centre supporting workers and families to help prevent and respond to family violence. Prior to leading DVRCV, Emily worked at Our Watch where she was involved in writing the national prevention framework Change the Story and designed and led Our Watch’s innovative Respectful Relationships Education in Schools model (currently being rolled out across Victoria by the Department of Education and Training).
In 2014, Emily led the development of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s national workplace sexual harassment campaign, Know Where the Line Is, and held prevention policy and program roles at VicHealth, CASA House and DVRCV. Emily has worked within the Office of Women’s Policy at the Department of Health and Human Services and has held a range of positions with the Department of Education and Training, which included a focus on the development of state wide student wellbeing and sexual assault response policies, as well as bush fire psychosocial response and recovery work to support school staff after the Black Saturday bush fires.
Ms Caroline Mulcahy
Msc Health Science, GAICD
Caroline is the General Manager, Transformation and Change at the National Heart Foundation, responsible for strategy, governance and culture transformation and transition.
Prior to the Heart Foundation, Caroline was the CEO at Carers Victoria (2010-2017) and CEO at Melbourne IVF (2004-2009), leading both through periods of substantial change. Caroline is a values driven and awarded leader with more than 30 years health experience in clinical care, operational and strategic planning and senior management roles and in recent years has helped organisations implement new governance and business development structures and processes.
She is currently on the Boards of the Victorian Council of Social Service and the Future Institute for Social Studies at RMIT.