Board

Ann Burgess (CEO)

CEO and Board of Management and is supported by a small number of paid staff and dedicated volunteers. Our CEO is Ann Burgess, who has many years of experience in managing community organisations, and our board consists of highly respected people from the surrounding areas with experience and a wide range of skills, from financial and legal to business and community service.

Malak Sukkar (Chair)

Mark has experience in transformational, business outcome focused technology delivering digital solutions to solve organisational and customer challenges. He is also an educator who delivers lectures on topics of digital transformation at Victoria University and Melbourne University to both under and post graduate students.

Mark has a Master of Business Administration in Finance.

Mark Pellas (Treasurer)

Mark has experience in transformational, business outcome focused technology delivering digital solutions to solve organisational and customer challenges. He is also an educator who delivers lectures on topics of digital transformation at Victoria University and Melbourne University to both under and post graduate students.

Mark has a Master of Business Administration in Finance.

Darren Lim

Darren is the Senior Management Accountant at Monash University and has had experience in being a Financial Controller for a Private Investment start up.

Darren is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Finance and a Bachelor of Laws.

Melissa Hardy

Melissa is a Director of Wellness Campus with an interest in mental health. She promotes partnerships with corporate stakeholders and community organisations to enhance mental health literacy and wellbeing outcomes in the workplace.

Melissa has a Masters Degree in Social Change and Development and has previous experience as the Outreach Manager of the Greater Dandenong Volunteer Resource Service.

Terry Long

Terry has experience in business management in the retail industry, with a focus on project management.  Terry retired in 2010 and became a volunteer driver at South East Volunteers, serving the community of Monash through his volunteering.

Terry has a Bachelor of Business.