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Key Staff

James Beckford Saunders BSc (Hons), MBA and GAICD
Chief Executive Officer

James has almost three decades in not-for-profit, tertiary and commercial sectors in Australia, Europe and the UK including senior management responsibilities for policy, advocacy and funding at a state and national level, change management, marketing and communications, operations and corporate services at UnitingCare ReGen, beyondblue, University of Melbourne, Mental Illness Fellowship, Cancer Research UK, Oxfam Australia and Comic Relief UK.

Michael Tan BBus (Marketing & HR)
Membership & Marketing Manager

Michael has two decades in corporate and not-for-profits sectors including senior roles at a state and national level in marketing and communications, operations, policy, industrial relations and stakeholder management at Meat & Livestock Australia and Restaurant & Catering Association.

Anne Meyer Master of Education (History, Spanish Philology)
Conference Planner and Coordinator

Anne has almost ten years’ experience in the corporate sector including senior roles in conference, project and stakeholder management for the European chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Tonye Segbedzi BA/LLB AICD, Master of Social Policy
Senior Policy & Research Officer
(Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays)

Tonye has 25 years in legal and policy in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors including senior roles at Philips Fox, Victoria Legal Aid, Legal Services Commissioner, Department of Human Services and Volunteering Victoria.

Jessie Prabhakar BSc, Masters of Computer Managemnet
Events and Administration Officer (Monday – Friday 7:12 am – 2:10 pm)

Jessie has 11 years of events, operations, admin and customer service including in the aviation industry (Kingfisher Airlines, Dnata).

Sejal Shah BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), Masters of Commerce
(Pronounced Sage-l)
Accounts and Data Officer (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Sejal has close to a decade in experience across marketing, sales, finance and events including with Wright Express and VACC.

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