Mr Geoffrey Cunningham (Grad Dip Acc., Grad Dip BS) joined BayCISS in 2021 following an introduction through his extensive involvement with the Rotary Club of Brighton. During his 20-year association with the Rotary Club, Geoffrey has held positions of Vice President and Director. Prior to his retirement, Geoffrey had over 40 years’ experience within the financial markets, both domestically as Head of Treasury, and overseas as Head of Capital Markets for major Australian Banks. Living in Bayside for most of his life, Geoffrey is married and ‘Pa’ to 6 grandchildren.
Ms Bonnie Harris volunteers with the Castlefield Community Centre, is a member of the Centre’s Community Reference Group and has been a member of the BayCISS Committee since 2017. Bonnie has extensive experience within the Human Resources and Education fields, working as a CAE instructor, secondary teacher and technical trainer, before specialising in Human Resources.
Mr Haydn Gibson currently works as the Operations Manager – Client Information Systems with Berry Street and has been a member of our Committee of Management since 2020, following from representation on the Castlefield Community Reference Group in 2019. With extensive experience and background in Project Management & IT, Haydn has a personal passion for the NFP sector.
Mr Arthur Hubbard is a past Associate of the New Zealand Society of Accountants and has work experiences including Company Director and Consultant of Kumul Hotels, Director for Lasallian Foundation and Project Management with the ANZ bank. He has enjoyed placements in Tonga and Papua New Guinea as CEO, COO and CFO and is currently involved with Rotary Club of Brighton. Arthur is a strong advocate for volunteering and has worked tirelessly for many projects within the Asia Pacific region.
Mr Mark Henricks applied to join the Committee of Management as Treasurer following an extensive background in finance and volunteering. Currently employed as Company Secretary for Consolidated Chemicals, Mark has previously worked with a number of organisations as the Finance Manager or Financial Controller, as well as volunteering with Barwon Community Legal Service as a Migration Lawyer. A member of the Victorian Law Society and CPA Australia, Mark also finds time to assist with the Old Mentonians Basketball Club as Secretary, is VP of Old Mentonians Association, is a member of the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club and a member of Hartwell Motor Cycle Club.
Dr Daniel Czech (PhD., BSc.), is a biomedical educator and scholar whose professional aim is to develop equitable, evidence-based learning and teaching for all students. With over 15 years’ experience in higher education, Daniel has built a robust reputation for pursuing educational excellence, with a strong interest in developing student employability and industry involvement in higher education. Since joining the Committee in 2020, Daniel now Chairs the Risk and Governance Sub Committee progressing our commitment to continual improvement and governance compliance throughout all areas within the organisation.
Ms Rose Paduano (B.A., Dip. Ed Psych, M.Ed Psych) joined BayCISS in 2022 from the Port Phillip Community Group where she was the Manager of Service Delivery and Operations. With extensive experience as a psychologist and manager within both the Community and Education sectors, Rose brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organisation.
Ms Deb Carveth joined BayCISS as a Community Information Volunteer in 2018. Deb works for Community Music Victoria where she is the Volunteer and Communications Coordinator and online editor. She gained extensive volunteer experience following her move from the UK where she obtained qualifications in Arts Management and History of Art and Design. Deb also enjoys playing the accordion, singing, running, cycling, reading and coffee, and is currently studying her Masters of Counselling at Swinburne.
Ms Suzanne Daley worked in hospitality and travel before becoming a member of the Victoria Police for 12 years. From there she moved across to Protective Services Unit providing security at the CBD law courts precinct and Parliament House. She also spent three years as a trainer, upskilling members of the Unit and instructing recruit PSO’s at the Police Academy. Through her work with Victoria Police, Suzie developed a desire to constructively assist those in the community at risk, experiencing homelessness or with mental health issues. Now working as a Security Adviser for the Department of Parliamentary Services, Suzie provides security advice and assistance to State MPs, electorate staff and the Parliamentary precinct. Widely travelled with six years spent in USA and Asia, Suzie settled back into the Bayside area in 2000.
Ms Janet Matheson (BBSc., Dip Ed., Grad Dip App Psych) joined BayCISS as a volunteer and has recently completed the Community Support Worker course offered by CISVic. She has extensive experience in the education sector including working as a secondary teacher, TAFE trainer, and in TAFE management.
Janet has also held a range of positions within the Department of Education specialising in regulations compliance and the development of quality standards.
Ms Heather Stacy AM (Dip App Sci (Ag) MBA GAICD) joined BayCISS in 2022. Heather is an experienced executive with a career in non-executive and executive roles in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors within Australia and internationally. Her corporate career in Australia and overseas, spans Agribusiness, Industrial and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods sectors with business leadership and functional experience in stakeholder engagement, supply chain logistics, manufacturing and work health and safety. Heathers’ contribution to rural Australia has been recognised through the Order of Australia and the Australian Rural Leadership Program. Heather is currently serving as a non-executive director on the boards of Agricultural Innovation Australia, ProTen Ltd and the Rural Financial Counselling Service – Gippsland.