Board

Directors

Paul Guerra 

Paul Guerra

Chairman of the Board, Paul Guerra is an accomplished senior executive, with a wide range of experience in both Australia and Asia Pacific. Paul is currently Managing Director-Asia Pacific, Optum International, and has previously held senior roles at Vodafone Australia and Motorola. Whilst his leadership roles encompass sales and marketing, Paul holds an Honors Engineering Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Management. Passionate about contributing to the Community, Paul is also a Director of Red Dust Role Models, and has recently been selected as an Australia Day Ambassador.

Patrick Burroughs (BSSc (Hons), FCA, FAICD, SA Fin)

Patrick Burroughs

Director of the Company and Chair of the Company’s Audit and Risk Sub-Committee, Mr Burroughs is a chartered accountant and was a senior partner at KPMG, a major accounting firm, until his retirement in 1998. In his career with KPMG he specialised in the Financial Services, Construction and Manufacturing sectors of the economy as well as managing major divisions of the firm. He has served as a non executive director of the Women’s and Children’s Health Service, Pacifica Group Ltd, The Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board, The Open Garden Scheme, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, State Trustees Limited and the Corporate Trustees of large public offer superannuation funds administered by MLC Ltd.  He currently acts as the Independent Member of the Audit committee of Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd. During his career he has worked in Europe and the United States and traveled extensively across Asia.

George Christopoulos

George Christopolous

Director of the Company and Chair of the Company’s Marketing Sub-Committee.  From professional football (soccer) player to 30 successful years in the hospitality business, Melbourne born George Christopoulos worked in the real estate industry before moving to Canberra to study Sports Marketing and Business and training at the Australian Institute of Sport.  A career in professional sport followed, playing in the European football leagues and also representing his country playing for the Australian National Socceroos Team.  George returned from Europe and entered the hospitality industry, owning and operating some of Melbourne’s well known cafes, bars and restaurants.

Jane Fenton AM (FPRIA, FAICD)

Jane Fenton

Director of the Company and Deputy Chair, Jane Fenton is an advisor to the Melbourne based public relations and marketing communications consultancy she founded in 1987, Fenton Communications. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Jane is Chair of the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust, Deputy Chair of Cancer Council Australia, a member of the MCG Trust and a member of the Road Safety Camera Commissioner’s Road Safety Advisory Group. She is the former Chair of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), a past President and Life Governor of Very Special Kids and a former Board member of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. A Victorian Telstra Business Woman’s award winner, Jane is the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal, AM, for services to the community particularly through support for a range of health, medical research, youth and women’s groups. Jane has an honors law degree from the University of Bristol in the UK.

David Mann OAM (FAICD)

David Mann

Director of the Company and member of the Company’s Marketing Sub-Committee David is Chair, The Order of Australia Association, Member, Australia Day Committee (Victoria), Chair, Ministerial Small Business Advisory Council, Chair, Police Blue Ribbon Day Community Council and Chair, Mount Macedon Memorial Cross Reserve Committee of Management. David Mann – best known as ‘Mann About Town’, plays the part of roving reporter for 3AW 693 and Magic 1278. “I love my role catching up with businesses and organisations around Victoria to promote them to the public, and to highlight their success stories and achievements”, said David. David also runs his own marketing and public relations company ‘Mann Promotions Pty Ltd’ that consults to many operations and not-for-profit organisations around Australia.

Paul Sheahan AM

Paul Sheahan

Director of the Company and member of the Company’s Market Renewal Sub-Committee, Paul Sheahan has worked all over the education sector. A mathematics graduate of the University of Melbourne, he finished his teaching career as Principal of The Geelong College and then Headmaster of Melbourne Grammar School. Outside the education field, he is the immediate Past President of the Melbourne Cricket Club and is currently a Director of DrinkWise Australia Pty Ltd and SchoolPlaces Pty Ltd, and he chairs the Board of the Energy & Water Ombudsman (Victoria). In addition, he sits on the Advisory Board of the Monash University Business School.

Yvonne von Hartel AM

Yvonne von Hartel

Director of the Company and member of the Company’s Market Renewal Sub-Committee, Yvonne von Hartel AM is a Founding Principal of the award-winning national architectural and urban design practice, peckvonhartel. Yvonne has practiced as an architect for over 48 years, working on Australia’s largest and most significant infrastructure projects. Yvonne is currently a Member of the La Trobe University Council, a Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority, a Director of the University of Wollongong, SMART Infrastructure Advisory Council, and a Trustee of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Chair of the Capital Works Committee. She is the Independent Specialist Advisor – Design for the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct, Design Advisor for the M5 Project Sydney for the WestConnex Delivery Authority, Member of the Design Advisory Panel Capital Metro Agency Canberra, and a Member of the Mornington Peninsula Design Advisory Panel.