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Board Members

David Coluccio

Mr David Coluccio, Chairman

BA, MA (IntSt), MBA, GAICD

David is Founder and Principal at Senexus Aged Care Solutions, a company specialising in simplifying access to aged care for older South Australians and their families.

David has more than 10 years senior management experience in the not-for-profit sector through successful leadership of the Adelaide University Union and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation. He possesses a deep understanding of the not-for-profit environment in South Australia and familiarity with the childhood health and medical research sectors.

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Jo Close

Ms Jo Close

Jo is a scientist by training who has had more than eight years experience driving strategic research development programs in South Australian Universities and research organisations.

Jo is currently Director and Strategist of Research Innovations, a company providing services to enhance research performance. Jo is passionate about improving the management and practice of research. Prior to establishing Research Innovations, she was Manager of the Robinson Institute at the University of Adelaide and has previously worked at Flinders University, the Hanson Institute, Bio Innovation SA and BioAngels.

 
Ms Jacinta Connell

Ms Jacinta Connell (Company Secretary)

LLB

Jacinta Connell is a lawyer (Commercial Litigation) at MinterEllison. An experienced solicitor, Jacinta has a background in both writing and editing. 

 
Mark Evans

Mr Mark Evans

Mark is currently Channel Manager at Amcom, a National Fibre and Telecommunications Carrier.

Mark has enjoyed a wide and varied career with a focus on business development, hospitality, corporate relations and information technology. He has been actively involved in the South Australian charity sector for over 5 years, and has significant experience in customer relationship management, event management and the use of new and emerging web technologies and social media. 

 
Deb Hosking

Ms Deb Hosking

Deb Hosking owns and manages the Austral Group of companies, a South Australian success story that includes Austral Tree Services and Project Green - Environmental Management Services.

Working in partnership with her husband Craig, Deb has grown the business from a single truck to a growing fleet and team of skilled Arborists and environmental consultants. Deb possesses a strong background in strategic planning, business process engineering and operations management, and has a very strong committment to the ideal of embedding good business practice to best service the needs of the broader community.

Deb is also a founder of Wood for Good, a company selling sustainable firewood which donates all profit to charity.

 
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Mr Gregg Johnson

Gregg specialises as an insolvency practitioner delivering workable solutions to individuals experiencing financial hardships by way of Personal Insolvency Agreements, Bankruptcy and informal agreements. He also has extensive experience dealing with corporate entities in receivership and liquidation where he has managed trade-on and sale matters in addition to undertaking complex investigations into the affairs of companies in liquidation.

Having previously held senior roles with Ferrier Hodgson and Freer Parker, he now has his own practice.

Gregg is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Insolvency Practitioners' Association of Australia. 

 
Mr Lachlan Monfries

Mr Lachlan Monfries

BCom, MBA

Lachlan is currently Centre Manager at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza. He has worked for Westfield for the past 8 years, and has experience in a number of marketing and management roles across Victoria and South Australia.

 
Greg Oke

Mr Greg Oke

BAppSc (Met), MBA, MCIPS

Greg has considerable experience in the promotion of CF and raising funds to support research into a cure.  He has worked for a number of years in support of CF and was also on the board of The Cystic Fibrosis Association of South Australia Inc.

Greg is currently managing his own business and has significant senior management experience in the mining, automotive and manufacturing industries.

 
Jenny Paradiso

Ms Jenny Paradiso

BA, GDip (CompInfSc)

Jenny is the Managing Director of Suntrix, the award winning solar company.  Established in 2009, Suntrix has rapidly grown into a multi-million dollar company focusing on quality solar solutions, the provision of expert advice and high level customer service. Jenny oversees the management and strategic direction of Suntrix, working on the continued growth and diversification of the business and its brand.

Prior to establishing Suntrix, Jenny worked in a number of management roles, predominantly in the library and software industries. Jenny is a self described 'yuppie hippie' and is passionate about supporting our community and the environment.

 
Duane Rivett

Mr Duane Rivett

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA

Duane is currently a Project Manager at the University of Adelaide and is leading organisational restructuring projects. He has previously held management positions in small biotechnology and high technology companies and also at Adelaide Research and Innovation, the commercialisation arm of the University of Adelaide, where he was responsible for managing IP commercialisation, contract research and consulting.

A scientist by profession, Duane holds a Master of Science degree in biochemistry and cell biology and also has an MBA.

 
Greg Savage

Mr Greg Savage

BCom, GradDipBusAdm

Greg is an experienced manufacturing executive with expertise in engineering and continuous process operations. He is currently General Manager, Glass & Wine Closures for Amcor.

Greg has been a manufacturing plant manager in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over a 15 year period. The Sydney plant is one of the largest glass plants in the world with four furnaces, ten machine lines and 460 employees.

Managing more than 450 employees across two sites at the Spotswood Glass Plant and Box Hill Engineering facility, Greg led a major restructuring and business turn around in safety, quality, production efficiency and industrial relations relationships.

 
Ms Megan Webster

Ms Megan Webster Bradman

BA, LLB(Hons), MPA

Megan is currently an Executive Director with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and has extensive experience interacting with all three tiers of government. Passionate about supporting the local community, Megan has held a variety of board roles and in 2009 was nominated to the Roll of Inspiring Women in South Ausralia.

Megan is also a qualified solicitor and barrister admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of South Australia, and is a member of the Law Society of South Australia.

 
 

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