Our board of directors

Paul Larcher, Chair

Paul is a chartered engineer with over 25 years' experience managing multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects.

Paul uses his skills in strategic planning, business improvement and commercial performance to assist Mambourin through the challenges and risks it faces.

Paul lives in South Melbourne with his wife and two teenagers.

Afrroz Hudli, Deputy Chair

Afrroz brings a blend of thought leadership on technology, strategy, management and risk, serving fortune 500 companies and small to medium enterprises.

Her key focus is leveraging her experience and knowledge to grow innovation and financial performance.

Affroz has scaled Mt. Everest Base Camp, travelled around 44 countries, taught yoga to thousands in India and holds a black belt in karate.

Cory Becker

Cory is a small business owner who holds an MBA and has a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit, business and government sectors.

With experience in start-ups, Cory brings to Mambourin a sense of innovation and progressive transformation, including risk management, sustainability and strategy.

In addition to his professional work, Cory previously volunteered for six years as a senior coach of the Mambourin Tigers (now Wyndham All Abilities) Football Club.

Vittoria Chiarella

Vittoria is an experienced business development consultant with an absolute client focus and a commercial approach to business development and marketing.

Vittoria has held senior positions in both the corporate and professional services sectors and brings to Mambourin a focus on business development and leadership.

Les Chitts

Les is an experienced board member who in retirement is heavily involved with several community organisations and parents of children with disabilities.

As the parent of a man with a disability, Les brings to the board the perspective of people living with disability and the day-to-day issues they face.

Les is a member of the Disability Advisory Committee at Melton Council, and is also a member of Melton Lions.

Barbara MacKinnon

Barbara was the director of a cleaning company with customers including Avalon Airport, for 31 years before retiring.

She brings to the board knowledge, wisdom and lived experience of being a parent of adult children with disabilities.

Barbara lives with her partner of 43 years on an acre-and-a-half in Lara and is a one-eyed, devoted Collingwood supporter.

David Markus

David is an Engineer with 25 years of IT experience. He has been running his own IT services business with his wife since 2002.

David is keen to help Mambourin scale up, manage IT systems well, avoiding risks related to privacy and cyber threats.

He lives with his wife and two teenage boys and enjoys skiing and flying planes, mostly the right way up.

Fiona Schutt

Fiona is CPA and MBA qualified with 15 years' experience across large corporate companies and not-for-profits who focuses on finance as an enabler of strategy.

Fiona would like to use her commercial and strategic tool kit to add value, create impact and reduce risk for Mambourin as it moves to a new funding environment.

Fiona lives with her partner, two step sons and a crazy boxer dog. In her spare time she enjoys sewing and taking her pooch out for a nice long jog.

Claire Thomas

Claire is an economist with over 40 years' experience in public policy and public sector management with good insights into the challenges facing service providers.

Claire draws on these insights to ensure Mambourin meets these challenges while maintaining high standards of governance, integrity and excellence in service.

Claire works part time and is becoming a slave to the daily entertainment requirements of her family dog, Abby.

Emanuel Tumino

Emanuel is a lawyer with 40 years' experience who brings a highly strategic approach to decision-making and a strong contribution to corporate governance.

Emanuel also applies the knowledge developed through over 25 years of voluntary work in not-for-profits across all facets of Mambourin's purpose.

He is a keen cricketer and a huge supporter of the Melbourne Football Club.

Jennifer Webster

Prior to her retirement, Jennifer was a Deputy School Principal with previous experience on a number of other boards.

Her education background has given her specialist skills in working with people with disabilities and their families.

In 2014, Jennifer was awarded the prestigious Marianist Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership, dedicated service and professional excellence.

If you’d like to know more about our board or our director recruitment program, contact us at hello@mambourin.org

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