Interrelate is a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors is the governing body of Interrelate and is supported by the CEO and executive team. The Board has broad powers to make decisions and exercise the powers and functions of the organisation within the constraints of Interrelate's Constitution and the Corporations Act 2001.

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Hon. Graham West, Chairperson

Attaché: Youth, management and external relations

Appointed: July 1, 2011

Graham has been a member of the Interrelate Board since 2011 and has moved into the Board Chair from November 2019. He has more than 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors, including as CEO, minister, Member of Parliament, advisor and leading consultant to prepare for and respond to the changes that are sweeping the sector.

Graham holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and a Master of International Studies with Merit, and is an Honorary Fellow with Macquarie University in the School of Management and Marketing.


Antony Floyd

Attaché: Education and governance

Appointed: November 25, 2016

 

Antony has broad experience in education and governance across cultures, age groups and communities, including leadership roles in local, regional and national areas. He was chair of Family Life Victoria for 10 years.

Antony is a graduate of the Melbourne College of Divinity (DipTheol), Chicago Theological Seminary (USA Doctor of Ministry), Sydney College of Divinity (MTheol) and a minister in the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) for more than 40 years in Australia and overseas. Antony has held nationwide responsibilities for the UCA that have included policy and regulatory advice on culturally diverse matters, oversight of development of resources for use across Australia, review and leadership of workshops on racism and cultural awareness, and support, advocacy and advice for CALD communities.


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Adele Ezzy

Attaché: IT

Appointed: March 2, 2018

 

Adele has over 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors, including IT Management, IT Project Management and Vocational Training in Business and Technology. Adele taught part time for NSW TAFE for 8 years in Business, and managed her own IT training business for 10 years.

Adele is a certified Marriage Prepare & Enrich Facilitator and is currently practicing. Adele also holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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Fadiya Ali

Attaché: Family Law

Appointed: June 4, 2018

 

Fadiya has over 15 years of experience in the legal profession, including the last 10 years as a lawyer in private practice. Fadiya is a family law specialist accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales and has spent the majority of her career as a lawyer practicing exclusively in the area of Family Law. 

Fadiya is a solicitor admitted in both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She is also a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Fadiya has a particular passion and commitment towards protecting and enhancing the rights of children and is dedicated to assisting people navigate through the challenges of relationship breakdown in an empathetic and compassionate manner.


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Wendy Haigh

Attaché: Social Impact Investment and Social Enterprise

Appointed: April 23, 2019

 

Wendy is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has worked in senior executive positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors including science and technology, health, education and community services. Linking it all together is a passion for innovation and improving people’s lives. 

Wendy is currently the co-founder and CEO of a charity called Stronger Brains which educates people about the brain and trains them in the latest scientific techniques in neuroplasticity to measurably heal the brain from the impacts of childhood trauma and adversity.

Wendy brings to Interrelate specialist expertise in the area of social impact investment and social enterprise. She was involved in one of Australia’s first Social Benefit Bonds and has spoken nationally on revenue diversification in the NFP sector and innovative funding mechanisms for social impact.


Dr Deborah Wilmoth

Attaché: Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Appointed: May 14, 2019

 

Dr Deborah Wilmoth is a registered psychologist in clinical and forensic psychology. Her thirty+ year professional career has focussed on work in the mental health service area. Deborah has a Master’s Degree in Community-Clinical Psychology and a Doctor of Psychology Degree in clinical psychology. She has been interested in the areas of ADHD, working with families going through divorce, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress disorder. Deborah provides single expert witness reports for Family Court as well as in criminal and civil matters.

Besides being a director on the Interrelate Board, Deborah is currently a director on the board of Rural Lifestyle Options Australia. Deborah has also served on the Board of Directors of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and was a member on the APS Ethics Committee for three years. She has been recognised as a Fellow in the Australian Psychological Society and is a Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary). Deborah is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Jason Hincks

Attaché: Marketing and Communications

Appointed: June 3, 2019

Jason is an experienced leader in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. His roles have included Chief Executive Officer of Foodbank Australia and Chief Operating Officer for Movember and has lead companies in Australia and the USA. He is currently the CEO of SAP's Australian User Group and President of The Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Jason brings subject matter experience in marketing, fundraising and digital strategy and holds an MBA from the University of South Australia.


Vivek Chopra

Attaché: Audit, Risk Management, Compliance and Governance

Appointed: February 13, 2020

 

Vivek is a FCPA and GAICD and has also been a Deputy Chair of a Board and Chair of an Audit and Risk Committee, where his intersectional skillset in general management, risk and compliance have found intuitive expression. Vivek is passionate about excelling in operational, risk and strategic management (including cyber security) and also being a member of a Board which enables him to set the tone from the top.

Vivek is also very experienced in strategy formulation, risk management, governance processes and implementing processes towards achievement of operational efficiency. His exposure towards internal audit and being part of an executive team has equipped him with the necessary skills and attributes to becoming an effective member of an organisation or Board.


Kate Russell

Attaché: Diversity & Inclusion, Government and People and Culture

Appointed: May 30, 2020

 

A proud Aboriginal woman, Kate is committed to empowering her community. She draws on her extensive background in working across all tiers of government and community sectors to promote opportunities for Aboriginal peoples. Kate promotes an intersectional perspective in all programs, policies and initiatives. She is passionate about engaging Aboriginal people and communities to co-design programs and services by using international best practice to effect change in policy.

In her current role Kate works to ensure equal outcomes and representation for the diverse communities of regional NSW. A new Department set up in 2020, Kate plays a key role in establishing the agency and is charged with optimizing processes, promoting knowledge sharing and building a collaborative culture. Prior to this she was the Director Diversity and Culture at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment where she oversaw the design and delivery of inclusion programs across a portfolio of agencies and over 15,000 staff. Her broad expertise and experience in diversity and inclusion, organisational culture, leadership, human resources and knowledge and project management helps to develop programs that recognise the intersectionality of experience.

Kate commenced her career at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Sydney and Canberra. From 2008 to 2012 she worked in Spain for the Catalan Department of Education which greatly enhanced her insight and knowledge of minority nationalism at an international level. This experience provided her with a global outlook which has remained throughout her career. Returning to Australia in 2008, she worked in the community sector, focusing on Aboriginal employment and leadership development before joining the NSW State Government in 2016.

Kate is a Board Director at NSWALC Employment and Training and the Diversity Council Australia, of which she is the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander External Advisory Panel Chair. She is a graduate of Bachelor of International Studies (Distinction) and completed an MBA in 2013. She is currently completing an Executive Masters of Public Administration through Sydney University and has previously served on the Glebe Youth Services and Rabbitoh’s Souths Cares boards.


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