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Leadership

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) has a very stable and highly capable leadership team that drives performance across key program areas to ensure clients receive the highest quality of service. Our Leadership Team comprises the CEO and Senior Managers for each of the following portfolios: Advocacy Innovation and Marketing; Aged & Disability Services; Education, Employment & Training; Quality & Corporate Services; Settlement & Family Services.

 

As Spectrum’s Chief Executive Officer, Rosemary Kelada heads up the Spectrum MRC Management Team. Rosemary Kelada was appointed as CEO of Spectrum MRC in October 2008, she was formerly Spectrum’s Finance and Corporate Services Manager. Rosemary is passionate about ensuring Spectrum continues to make a difference in the lives of migrants and refugees and dedicates boundless energy in achieving this with her Board, Executive Management team and dedicated staff. During her 25 years of professional working life, she has held various roles in both the community and private sector, one of which was selling real estate, which she found immensely satisfying, because it gave her the opportunity to meet many interesting people from different backgrounds. She has a Master of Business (Accounting) and in July 2012 attend a course at Harvard university business school through a part-scholarship from Harvard University. Rosemary is of Italian–Egyptian heritage background and was recently nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Victorian Telstra Business Women's Award.
 

Ewa Zysk, Settlement & Family Services General Manager

Ewa joined Spectrum in March 2011 and holds an Honours degree in International Studies.  She has worked at a grassroots, policy and management level in the government, non-profit and community health sectors. Her specialty sits in community development, re-settlement, non-profit management and international politics. She has volunteered extensively in Australia and oversees and has returned to the resettlement sector because of its vibrancy and positive social impact.

Ewa holds a deep commitment to ensuring the newly arrived humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers are given the highest quality of services upon arrival. She is passionate about social justice, in particular justice for the most vulnerable members of our society, and holds an innate belief that humanitarian entrants are critical for Australia’s future prosperity.

 

Angela Quero, Aged Care and Disability Services General Manager

Angela has a background in occupational health and safety (OHS) management, quality management, risk and compliance consultancy and education.  She has significant experience in auditing, planning, directing and managing the provision of quality aged care in Victoria. She is a Chartered Professional Member of the Safety Institute of Australia and a Registered Safety Professional and is recognised as a specialist in OHS in aged and community care (Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health Practice).  Angela held senior positions in the public sector and was a founding staff member of the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency in Victoria where she worked for 10 years as a Principal Assessor and accreditation and compliance decision-maker.   

Angela has consulted to the residential and community aged care sectors providing advisory services on the development of risk management and compliance management systems, strategic reviews, governance and improvement planning,  quality management systems and planning for registration, certification and Accreditation including the development of continuous improvement systems, risk and compliance auditing, occupational health and safety, risk management and strategic planning systems and

Angela has a sound understanding of the aged care industry with knowledge and experience in policy development and interpretation of legislation such as the Aged Care Act, the OHS Act, aged care accreditation standards, risk management systems, OHS management systems and quality management programs.

 

Robyn Shilton, RTO Manager

Robyn Shilton has held senior positions in the Not for Profit sector for more than 10 years. She has managed community based providers of Adult Education, Community Legal Centres, and Family Services. Robyn has a commitment to social justice and says that the values of Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre were a key factor in her reasons to want to be part of the organisation. Robyn joined Spectrum MRC in February 2013 as Manager of Spectrum Education and Training. She hold qualifications in Education and Management and  is currently completing her Diploma of Quality Auditing.

Kirby Clark Chief Finance Officer (acting)

Board of Management

Spectrum MRC is governed by a voluntary Board of Management, which is made up of ordinary members and co-opted members. Our Board Members are individuals who bring skills from a variety of fields – academia, accounting, auditing, finance, health, IT, legal, local government – from the community and business sectors, both locally and internationally. They are passionate about improving the lives of migrants and refugees settling in Australia.

Mr Sumith Perera (Chairperson) re-joined the Spectrum Board in June 2012. Sumith is the Chief Operating Officer at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers. He is a Chartered Accountant with a broad commercial background having worked in many industries directly or in a consulting capacity. Previously Sumith was a Board member for five years and Treasurer for three years. He is passionate about Spectrum and its role in assisting migrants to settle and have a fulfilling life.

Ms Georgia Prattis (Vice Chairperson) is a senior partner at Myriad Consultants specialising in access and equity related research and evaluation, organisational change programs and strategic planning. She possesses extensive policy reform experience in the field of diversity and has worked across the public sector with a range of federal, state and local government bodies, NGOs and with communities from immigrant and refugee backgrounds.

Georgia is committed to creating inclusive cultures and developing organisational capabilities to meet the needs of rapidly changing workplace and stakeholder environments. Reducing inequalities in employment, access to programs, services and social inclusion are common themes across her work history. Georgia also has extensive experience in RTO management and compliance, adult education and training, competency standard development, course accreditation, assessment and evaluation.

Ms Hayley Underwood (Treasurer) is a Partner of Moore Stephens accounting firm in the Assurance division. She is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Company auditor with particular expertise in the education and not-for-profit sectors. Hayley most recently helped not-for-profit clients understand the implications of the new Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) and ensure their readiness for its introduction. Hayley will bring her knowledge of the not-for-profit sector to the organisation.

With her motivated attitude and personable manner, Hayley has successfully steered clients through the introduction of the Australian International Financial Reporting Standards (AIFRS) and Financial Instruments standards.

Having a passion for financial reporting Hayley enjoys the challenge of ensuring that organisations’ financial reports are complete and compliant with legislative requirements.

Ms Anthea Green (Secretary) has had a career in managing health care organisations that deliver health, ageing or disability services in the public, private and not for profit sectors in Australia and New Zealand. She was a Chief Executive of various organisations for more than 23 years. She is currently a Director on three boards, two in healthcare and one not for profit in migrant services. Anthea brings a wealth of knowledge to the board in the areas of change management, health service delivery innovation, human resources management, stakeholder management, managing the interface between various governments and the private sector and government negotiations involving funding for health care and disability services.
Mr Tam Pham (Board Member) has more than 17 years experience in implementing and optimising technologies to effectively service professional firms. Currently a Chief Information Officer at BDO (NSW-VIC) with strong record of success in working with various service lines leaders, executives and committees locally and abroad on all operational, strategic and governance aspects concerning Information Communication and Technology (ICT). Tam has been instrumental in delivering many successful local, national and international projects. He demonstrates strong work ethic and leadership acumen and is highly regarded by staff, management, peers, vendors and service providers within the industry.                                                                                                             

Ms Gabriel Edwards (Board Member)  Former Corporate and Public Sector Executive with 20+ years experience in Organisation Development (People Strategy Development, Leadership Development, Change Management, and Employee Engagement) and Corporate Affairs including internal communications and internal Brand Management. She has held senior leadership roles at Sensis, EPA Victoria and Qld Environment Protection Agency.

As Managing Director of Engaging People (established in 2005), Gabriel is a highly sought after executive advisor, coach, counsellor, public speaker and facilitator for Boards, CEOs and Executive Leaders.  Her clients have included World Vision Australia, RMIT, Rio Tinto, Flight Centre, World Directories (Europe), Circus Oz and a growing number of individual Board Directors, HR Executives and CEOs as private coaching clients.

In addition to her 20+ years experience managing business improvement and change, Gabriel’s background as a teacher and counsellor enables her to combine strong business acumen with a deep understanding of human behaviour to create pragmatic cut-through solutions for her clients.  

Gabriel’s work has been recognised with three Australian Human Resource Industry Awards. Gabriel is a Member of Women on Boards and proud to be a Board Director and Secretary at Spectrum.

Ms Margherita Coppolino (Board Member)