Board

Ronda Held (Chair) has served as the CEO of UnitingCare Community Options, and has also worked in management for Mission Australia and the Aged Care and Housing Group, Inc. In addition, Ronda 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.

Fanoula Ferro (Deputy Chair) is a specialist financial services lawyer with over 12 years of experience working in leading law firms and financial services organisations. Fanoula works as a legal consultant to private equity and small financial services organisations. Her previous role was as Head of Legal & Compliance of the Investments arm of Australian Unity Limited. She has post-graduate qualifications in International Law and has a strong interest in International Humanitarian Law.

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.

Steven Peuschel OAM 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.

Ian Wilson has extensive experience in public and private sector management. Ian’s previous roles have included Deputy Commissioner of Electricity for Queensland, Deputy CEO of the City of Melbourne, Chief Executive of Waverley (Monash) City Council, and Managing Director of Southern Rural Water. Most recently, Ian was a General Manager at Victoria University. Ian holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and postgraduate qualifications in business and public administration.