Board

Ronda Held (Chair) has served in leadership roles in the community services sector, primarily in services for older people and people with disabilities. She currently manages a national capacity building service for COTA Australia. Ronda also has extensive experience in the Commonwealth public service, and as a consultant to human service organisations. Ronda holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Postgraduate Bachelor of Social Administration, and a Masters in Policy and Administration.

Steven Peuschel OAM (Deputy Chair) has worked as founder and Executive Director of The Lilly Foundation, and is currently Executive Officer of Leadership Plus Inc. Steve has extensive experience in advocating for the rights and capacity development of marginalized and isolated communities, with extensive experience across all levels of government. Steve studied Biological Sciences and Arts at La Trobe University.

Andrew Bell is a barrister with Owen Dixon Chambers, practising principally in commercial and industrial law. Before coming to the bar, Andrew was a senior associate in the dispute resolution group at Norton Rose, and, prior to that, he was an Assistant Director with the enforcement branch at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Andrew has qualifications in law, chemical engineering and public policy.

Janet Cohen worked as a commercial lawyer and then extensively in the regulation of the legal profession. She has a keen interest in ethics and governance. She was appointed to the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria in June 2013. In August 2014 she commenced work as a sessional lecturer in the University of Canberra for a Bachelor of Justice Studies course offered at Holmesglen Melbourne. Janet holds bachelor degrees in Science and Law from Monash University and Masters degrees in Business Management and Law from the University of Melbourne.

Maree Davidson AM provides consultancy services and project management across strategic communications and planning, change management, business development and marketing.  Maree is also an Executive Member of National Coalition Against Bullying (NCAB), Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership, YMCA National Board Member, Director of YMCA – Youth Community Fund, Board Member of Fitted for Work and an Advisory Board Member of the Verde Health Foundation.