The Executive Team, established this financial year, is the senior decision-making group for Australian Red Cross. This key group meets fortnightly to ensure strong communication across all states and territories.

The Leadership Team provides high-level advice to the Executive Team on key strategic and operational matters, assists in implementing the decisions of the Board and senior management, and provides leadership to Red Cross people. This group held three face-to-face meetings this financial year.

Information on remuneration for key management personnel can be found in note 28 of our full financial statements for 2015/2016, available online as a PDF at

Executive Team

Judy Slatyer – Chief Executive Officer

Commenced February 2016

• Bachelor of Arts (University of Canberra); MBA (University of Sydney); completed Executive Program (Stanford University)

• Previously Chief Operating Officer at WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature); Chief Executive Officer at Lonely Planet Publications; Chief of Consumer Sales at Telstra

Noel Clement – Director, Australian Services

• Bachelor of Social Work (Philip Institute); Master of Social Policy and Community Service Management (RMIT University)

• Previously General Manager, Domestic Operations at Australian Red Cross (20022009); National Manager, Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme at Australian Red Cross (2001-2002); Manager, Social and Community Services at Moreland Community Health Service

Veronica Frost – Chief Information Officer

• Graduate Certificate in Business and Technology (University of New South Wales); currently completing Master of Business and Technology (University of New South Wales)

• Previously Head of IT Operations at Australian Red Cross (2013-2014); Business Services Manager at Australian Red Cross (2009-2013)

Jennifer Gibb – Director Marketing, Fundraising and Communications

• Master of Commerce (University of New South Wales); Bachelor of Commerce (University of New South Wales); Associate of Trinity College London; Licentiate of Trinity College London

• Previously Director of Marketing, Financial Services – Asia Pacific at Accenture; Director of Marketing & Communications – Australia at Accenture; Director, Business Development & Communication at Clayton Utz; board member of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Kerry McGrath – Director, Community Programs

• Serves as a volunteer leadership mentor at Leadership Victoria; Board Committee Member at MacKillop Family Services

• Bachelor of Social Work (University of South Australia); completed Women in Leadership Executive Program (Business School, University of New South Wales); Telstra Business Women’s Awards Finalist; SA Women’s Honour Roll recipient

• Previously Executive Director SA at Australian Red Cross (2004-2013); Director, Community and Environment at City of Unley (local government); Director, Spastic Centres of South Australia

Chris Steinfort – Director, Human Resources

• Serves as a member of Australian Human Resources Institute

• Previously Executive Director, Human Resources at Alfred Health; Human Resources roles at Affinity Health and Mayne


Peter Walton – Director, International Programs

• Bachelor of Arts, Politics and Development Studies (Flinders University); Master of Science, Development Economics (London South Bank University); MBA, Business and Management (Mount Eliza Business School)

• Previously CEO of Infoxchange; Director, International Programs at Save the Children; Mekong Regional Representative (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) and Acting CEO at ChildFund Australia


Christopher Wheatley – Director, Strategy and Performance

Commenced October 2015

• Bachelor of Arts Experimental Psychology, First Class Honours (The Australian National University); MBA (University of New South Wales)

• Previously Manager Strategic Planning at Australian Red Cross Blood Service (20082015); Policy and Industry Affairs Manager at Medibank; Government Relations Adviser at Affinity Health

Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope – Director, International Humanitarian Law and Movement Relations

• Serves as a member of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection; member of Australia New Zealand Society of International Law

• PhD International Law (University of Melbourne)

• Previously Director of Humanitarian Advisory Group; Independent Humanitarian Advisor for various organisations; Principal Executive Communications and Fundraising at CARE Australia

Leadership Team

Jody Broun – Executive Director NSW

• Serves as a member and board member of Circus Oz; board member of the Chain Reaction Foundation

• Diploma of Teaching (Nedlands Teachers College); Bachelor of Education (Edith Cowan University); Master of Philosophy (University of Western Australia)

• Previously Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples; Director-General at Department of Aboriginal Affairs NSW; Executive Director, Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure at Department of Housing and Works WA

Helen Connolly – Executive Director SA

• Serves as Chairperson of South Australian Council of Social Service; Co-Chair Human Services Partnership Forum; Director of Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS); CoChair of Reconciliation SA; Director of Westside Community Lawyers

• Bachelor of Economics (University of Adelaide); Bachelor of Social Work (University of South Australia)

• Previously Chief Executive at Inclusive Directions Inc; Executive Manager Strategy, Policy, Advocacy at Anglicare SA Inc

Wenda Donaldson – Executive Director ACT/SE NSW

• Serves as a Board Member of the Indigenous Reading Project

• Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology, Statistics, Psychophysiology (Swinburne University of Technology); Graduate Certificate of Business Management (Monash University)

• Previously Senior Executive/Branch Manager at Australian Department of Education; General Manager/National Manager and Executive Member of Australian Sports Commission; National Manager – Athlete Career & Education Program at Australian Institute of Sport; Member of Australian Public Service Senior Executive Service

Penny Harrison – Executive Director Victoria

• Master of Arts Development Studies (Monash University); BA Honours (Monash University)

• Previously Associate Director at Oxfam Australia; Regional Manager – South Asia at Oxfam Australia; Deputy Manager International at Australian Red Cross (2003-2006)


Steve Joske CSC – Executive Director WA

• Serves as President of the Western Australian Council of Social Services; Board member of the Australian Council of Social Services; Board member of Australian Imperial Force Malaya Scholarship

• Master of Defence Studies (Deakin University); Conspicuous Service Cross

• Previously Country Manager – Indonesia at Australian Red Cross (2005); Program NOVAR Director at Australian Red Cross (2011-2013); held various senior roles in the Australian Army including Commander of Australian Forces to the Truce Monitoring Force in Bougainville, Colonel Olympic Games, and Chief of Staff to Operation Gold in Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Barbara Livesey – Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Growth

• Bachelor of Social Work, Honours (University of New South Wales)

• Previously Principal Advisor, Schools and Youth Cluster at Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Australian Government); Group Manager, Indigenous Economic Strategies Group at Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Australian Government);Chief Executive Officer at Reconciliation Australia; volunteer with Solomon Islands Red Cross

Bruce Moore – General Counsel

• Bachelor of Economics, Honours (Monash University); Bachelor of Laws, Honours (Monash University); Australian Legal Practitioner; member of Australian Institute of Company Directors; member of Australian Corporate Lawyers Association; member of Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand; member of Australian Labour Law Association; member of Law Institute of Victoria

• Previously Partner and Chair of Melbourne Pro Bono Committee at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons); Sessional Lecturer at Monash University Faculty of Law; Special Counsel at Maddocks Lawyers; Board Member at Public Interest Law Clearing House Victoria (now Justice Connect) and Human Rights Law Centre

Russell Penman – Executive Director Tasmania

• Certificate in Front Line Management (TAFE South Australia); Diploma of Developmental Disabilities (Flinders University); Graduate Diploma of Professional Business Management (University of Tasmania); Master of Business Leadership (Charles Sturt University)

• Previously Group Manager at Australian Red Cross (1998-2014); Manager, Child and Family Services at Department of Health and Human Services; Business Manager at Department of Health and Human Services

Tom Scarborough – Director, Commercial Operations

Commenced August 2015

• Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (Griffith University); currently completing MBA (Griffith University)

• Previously General Manager: Employment Services at Australian Red Cross (2014-2015); Regional Manager: Employment Services at Australian Red Cross (2013-2014); High Performance Manager at Australian Red Cross (2013); Business Practice Manager at Centacare Brisbane

Sandy Chakravarty (former Chief Financial Officer), Kevin Keeffe (former Executive Director Queensland), Sandra Cannon (former Executive Director NT) and Dr Ian Burke (former Director, Commercial Operations) left Red Cross over the course of the year. Some of these positions were under recruitment and filled by acting arrangements at June 2016, with Cameron Power acting as Chief Financial Officer, Leisa Bourne acting as Executive Director Queensland, and Andrew Kenyon acting as Executive Director NT. Former Chief Executive Officer Robert Tickner left Red Cross in August 2015; this position was temporarily filled by Jennifer Williams, Chief Executive Officer of the Blood Service, from August 2015 to February 2016. Our former Director of Services and International Operations, Michael Raper, also left Red Cross in February 2016.