Board

Ann Burgess (CEO)

 

Pin Ng (Chairperson)
BA (Hons) Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, MBA

Born in 1948 in Malaysia, Pin travelled to Sydney to further his education in 1969, (Chee) Pin Ng began his professional career as a psychologist working with intellectually disabled people and their families in the Victorian public sector. More recently and before he retired in November 2012 he was a senior policy adviser in an economic development agency of the Victorian Government.

Pin and his wife have lived in Wheelers Hill since 1987 and have two adult children and two granddaughters aged 8 and 4 years. Pin was the president of the Wheelers Hill Secondary College Council and Waverley Meadows Primary School Council for several years and is currently the chair of an owner corporation in Melbourne.

Pin is Board Secretary of CrimCheck, a social enterprise owned by South East Volunteers.

 

Andrew Freeman (Treasurer)
BCom (Accounting), B.Ed  (Secondary)

Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in Public Practice.  He began his professional life as a Secondary School Teacher working in the State School system for nine years before a change in careers saw him pursuing a career as an Accountant in Public Practice.  Andrew is one of five Directors of a medium sized Accounting practice and has extensive experience providing taxation and business consulting advice to family owned businesses from a variety of industries including charitable organisations.

Andrew has been involved at the Executive level for a number of local community organisations including the Rowville Lakes Little Athletics Club and the Tally Ho Tennis Club.  He grew up in Mount Waverley and this is where he lives today with his wife and two daughters.

 

Nicola McNeil (Secretary)
B.Com(Hons), LLB(Hons), PhD

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer in the Latrobe Business School, specialising in the area of Human Resource Management.  Nicola has completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours and Bachelor of Laws at Monash University and a PhD at Deakin University. Nicola researches in the area of human resource management and employment relations.  Her interests include the impact of human resource practices on employee attitudes and organisational performance in the healthcare sector, and gender relations in organisations.   

She is currently the Deputy Head of Department of Management, Sport and Tourism and the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Latrobe University.

 

Wina Kung
BSocWk, MSocWk, MSocSc

Wina Kung is a qualified social worker with a Bachelor in Social Work and a Masters in Social Work, together with a Masters in Social Science (Human Resources Management & Training). She has been working in not for profit sector for over 20 years across ageing, disability, community development, family, children and youth services.

Wina’s current role is Executive Manager (Positive Ageing) at UnitingCare lifeAssist. As part of the executive team in lifeAssist, Wina oversees the operations of the Positive Ageing Division and as well as provides strategic leadership for the organisation.

lifeAssist Positive Ageing Division, including teams of professional program managers and case managers, delivers a range of services to older people in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Victoria. Wina is involved in a wide range of executive committees, community service networks and regional steering/advisory groups in Victoria. She also presents frequently in forums and national/regional conferences. Wina’s expertise is in not for profit sector, aged care and cultural diversity.

 

Ka-Chi Cheung

Ka-Chi is a corporate lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, and has worked in the legal industry for over 10 years.  He has a strong background in information technology, and has extensive experience with legal issues arising from technology and its use. 

Ka-Chi has worked with a number of not-for-profit organisations in the past on a pro bono basis, including SEV, CrimCheck, Sacred Heart Mission and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.  Ka-Chi joined the board of CrimCheck Limited as an independent board member in July 2013, and more recently as a member of SEV’s board of management.

 

Vijay Susarla
MEng, GDip Quality Management, Member AICD

Vijay has an engineering background with experience in business and project management on a number of engineering projects nation wide, as well as social projects for over 30 years.  He has a background in developing corporate governance framework, risk management and strategic direction for organisations.

Vijay migrated to Australian in 1984 and is committed to serving social service organisations.