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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.

Fiona Schutt, Deputy Chair

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.

James Barrie

James has considerable experience gained in a range of senior positions and brings to the board valuable experience in governance, stakeholder relations, financial accounting and reporting, capital management and mergers and acquisitions.

James runs his own business which provides professional advisory and company secretary services to companies and is currently a non-executive director of several for-profit companies. He is also passionate about continuing a longstanding family heritage of involvement in the disability sector.

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.

Chris Cullin

Chris has over 30 years of global ICT leadership experience with NBN, Telstra, Microsoft and Cisco.

Chris uses his skills in corporate governance, strategy, cyber risk and technology to help Mambourin realise its purpose.

Chris is passionate about technology and how it can be used to create opportunity and help people connect.

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.

Marija Mahar

Marija brings expertise in corporate strategy, business innovation, regulatory oversight, financial and risk management.

As a senior executive, Marija has expertise in creating sustainable and cohesive teams and is passionate about invigorating organisational performance through people and technology blended transformations. She is a graduate of the AICD, Lead Auditor in Quality Management Systems and has a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Marija has strong personal integrity and is passionate about social justice, equity and access.

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.

Edmund Wong

Edmund Wong has 30 years’ experience in executive roles at high technology corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM and most recently Vice President and Managing Director at Thomson Reuters. He is also on several boards including YMCA Services and is currently Chairperson at RIAC (Rights Information Advocacy Centre).

Edmund is a member at the AICD and has a BSc in Computer Science and Accounting from Monash University.

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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