The Business Advisory Council is a group of business leaders who believe World Vision is an exceptional vehicle for large scale change in the lives of vulnerable children. Council members work in a voluntary capacity to provide strategic advice and support corporate partnership development.

Roger Perry - CEO of Business Advisory Council

Roger Perry

Roger is one of the region’s foremost productivity improvement and organisational design experts. As such he has extremely deep process improvement capabilities, which he still actively uses on client engagements. He has provided transformation services for many of Asia Pacific’s most respected companies and institutions including: Amcor; Australia Post; Bunnings; Department of Finance; GE; Industry Funds Management; NAB; Perpetual; Qantas; Royal Flying Doctors’ Service; Red Cross Blood Service; Shell; University of Melbourne; University of Sydney; Virgin; Westpac; and World Vision. 

Roger has been an assignment Director and Steering Committee member on over 50 transformation programs. He is not only the CEO of the Bevington Group but also leads their Technology and Automation practices.  

He is an experienced company Director having sat on the Boards of a range of enterprises including: E*TRADE Australia; ANZ International Ltd (Singapore); Greenfleet; Lean Planning Services Pty Ltd; and Bevington Consulting Pty Ltd. Roger has been Chair of the E*TRADE Remuneration Committee. Roger has also chaired or been a member of a number of advisory panels such as the Steering Group for the National Health Services Directory project and, the advisory committee for process improvement for hospitals in the state of Victoria. 

Roger has published widely on transformation related subjects including in CEO Magazine, Boss Magazine, Management Today, Retail World, Super Review, Marketing Magazine, and The Institute Journal.  

He is also a very active contributor to Australia’s charitable sector as Chair of the World Vision Business Advisory Councils in both Melbourne and Sydney, and as Chair of Greenfleet’s Business Advisory Council. 

Prior to joining the Bevington Group, Roger was a Group Senior Executive with the ANZ Bank, responsible for financial performance management, as well as having major project governance and business improvement accountabilities. 

Qualifications: Master of Commerce, University of Melbourne; Bachelor of Science (Psychology), University of Manchester; Graduate Certificate in Management, Australian Graduate School of Management; Graduate (Order of Merit), Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Kerrie Parker

Kerrie Parker

Kerrie Parker (FCPA, GAICD) is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Services at Deakin University delivering significant strategic, advisory and operational services to the university with responsibility for People & Culture, Finance & Procurement, Business Strategy & Insights, Customer Experience Hub, Infrastructure, Property & Precinct, Digital Services, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, General Counsel and Transformation. 

Kerrie has whole of business experience gained in CEO, CFO and General Management leadership roles. She has led through growth, turnaround and crisis transformations and has been involved in acquisitions and divestment of brands and businesses. Kerrie’s experience has been gained in ASX publicly listed, multinational, private equity investments, state government and higher education.

She also holds non-executive board positions and was a member of the Victorian Dept of Education’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Kerrie has a strong financial and operational understanding, managing large scale change projects during a time of transformation and reform, focused on adding value through strong and proper financial management practices, and innovative business solutions that optimise performance.

Joan Fitzpatrick

Joan Fitzpatrick

Joan is an experienced company director and leader of business success. Her executive and director experience covers the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors and she has a strong track record of working collaboratively across different stakeholders. Joan has an extensive record of achieving successful business outcomes in complex change environments. Originally qualified as a barrister, she was attracted to a management career which began at 20th Century Fox’s fast-moving consumer goods enterprise in London. She went on to hold senior management roles in heavy manufacturing industries, large start-up projects in Europe, and international insurance operations in Asia. For over 16 years she worked as CEO and Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).

Joan currently works within a diverse portfolio of non-executive director roles, her private consulting business, Alvearium Pty Ltd, and a range of pro bono charity work.

Joan is the President, (Chair), of the Emergency Services and State Superannuation Board, and Chairs the Catholic Church Insurance Board. Her concurrent non-executive directorships include the Defence Bank where she Chairs the Risk and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. She is a non-executive director of AFL Players Association Injury Fund Foundation Board and is Chair of their Investments Committee. She also Chairs the private property company RAF Hargrave.

She was also a non-executive director at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers until September 2021 and Chair of the Transaction Capital Australian companies (Recoveriescorp) until December 2019. She was the Chair of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (the terrorism pool fund for Australia) for 5 years stepping down in July 2017 and a director of the South Australian Government Finance Authority Advisory Board stepping down in August 2017. She recently stepped down as Chair of the Sacré Cœur Girls School in Glen Iris after five years. She also spent nine years as a director of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority stepping down in 2013.

Joan is a Member of the World Vision, and Greenfleet’s Business Advisory Councils and does a variety of pro bono work in support of charitable organisations. She also mentors several aspiring executives specialising in those who are in transition in their careers. She has a particular focus in supporting women.

She consults across a wide range of organisations in the areas of strategic planning, leadership, governance and risk via her consulting firm Alvearium Pty Ltd. In this capacity Joan works with clients to help teams design, develop and effectively operationalise great strategy. She is often called upon to work with teams to address governance issues and create frameworks to meet best practice standards and regulatory compliance requirements, not only in terms of policy and process but also regarding staff behaviour and attitudes. Joan also specialises in helping teams to work effectively, to assume the leadership mantle, to create trust and to be accountable.

BA (Hons) LLB, ANZIIF (Fellow), CIP, FAICD.

Melanie Allibon

Melanie Allibon

Melanie has an extensive background in human resources and operating risk, primarily in the manufacturing, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), mining and industrial services sectors. She has held executive management roles with Newcrest Mining, Seven Group Holdings and Seven West Media, Pacific Brands, Amcor, Foster’s Group and BHP, with responsibilities spanning across Australia, China, the UK, USA, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. She has been a board member of Melbourne Water Corporation, Australian Mines and Metals Association and Ardoch Youth Foundation. She is currently a member of World Vision’s Business Advisory Council, Chief Executive Women, International Women’s Forum and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).  
Sean Cash

Sean Cash

Sean has over 30 years’ experience in Financial services, the last 20 years in senior executive roles. He is currently engaged with a range of new start business ventures and an established wealth management company as CEO.  Prior to that he spent 13 years with National Australia Bank in a series of executive management roles and 20 years with ANZ Banking Group, also in senior management roles. He has extensive experience across multiple banking disciplines including financial markets, treasury, retail banking, risk, legal & compliance, finance, technology and strategy. He has led large teams across multiple jurisdictions and has worked or resided in the UK, Americas, Asia and India. 

In various capacities, he served as executive director on bank-owned investment and securities’ companies. This experience included responsibility for legal and compliance with regulators in domestic and offshore locations.  He holds a Bachelor of Business, with distinction, from RMIT University, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. 

Sean is married with a son and is involved in a range of school activities and sports together with community volunteering. 

Deanne Stewart

Deanne Stewart

Deanne joined Aware Super as Chief Executive Officer in 2018.  

As one of Australia’s largest super funds, Deanne has led Aware Super’s drive to be a ‘Force for Good’ through its responsible investment philosophy and focus on providing its members with the best guidance and advice for retirement.  

She has with more than 25 years’ leadership experience in financial services in wealth, superannuation and insurance sectors in Australia and internationally. This includes time as Managing Director with Merrill Lynch Investment management in New York, and as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Company in London.    

Before joining Aware Super, Deanne was Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Australia and also held senior roles within BT Financial Group including as General Manager for Superannuation, Marketing and Direct Channels. 

A hallmark of Deanne’s career has been a passionate commitment to building and maintaining a strong culture and clearly defined purpose to drive business success. 

George Savvides AM

George Savvides 

George Savvides has 30 years executive experience in the Australian and New Zealand healthcare sector, including serving as CEO of Medibank and Sigma.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of IAG (Insurance Australia Group) and BuildXact Software. 

George served as a former chair of World Vision Australia and is currently Chair of SBS (Special Broadcasting Service Corporation) and I-MED Radiology Network. 

Qualifications: Graduate Engineer (Honours), University of NSW; Masters of Business Administration, University of Technology Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

In 2020, George was made a member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community, to charitable groups and to business.  

Franco Godinich

Franco Godinich

Born in Italy, raised in Zambia, educated in the UK and worked in South Africa, New Zealand has been home to Franco for 23 years. His extensive international experience now sees him as the CEO of a large, multi-brand retail cooperative based in Melbourne. 

Franco’s  retail experience is extensive having held leadership roles in both FMCG and General Merchandise spanning 39 years, and across the UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia in some of these countries iconic national brands.  
His experience in diverse business models internationally has developed his understanding of the importance of team culture through trust, engagement and empowerment that fosters innovation, creativity and collaboration to deliver exceptional results. 

Rebecca Nash

Rebecca Nash

Rebecca was appointed the Chief People Officer in November 2021, and is responsible for leading human capital strategy, employee experience, talent and succession, leadership, performance, remuneration, recruitment, diversity & inclusion, cultural transformation, and employee development. 

Rebecca has more than 25 years of local and global multi-sector experience. Prior to joining AMP, she spent seven years at Perpetual as the Group Executive, People & Culture where her portfolio included sustainability and business transformation. During her time at Perpetual, Rebecca served as a Director of Perpetual Trustee Company. 

Prior to Perpetual, Rebecca held senior roles with National Australia Bank and Accenture. 

Rebecca is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Stanford Business School and Harvard Business School's Women on Boards program (2018). She holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a change management qualification from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. 

Rebecca is a member of the Northbridge Football Club Committee and acts in the role of Member Protection Officer.  

Innes Willox

Innes Willox

Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry organisation representing businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, transport, defence, ICT and labour hire.  Innes was appointed Chief Executive in May 2012. 

His current appointments include: 

  • Deputy Chair of Australian Super
  • Director of the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre
  • Board Member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue
  • Chair of the Migration Council of Australia (since 2022 known as Social Policy Group) 
  • Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Skilled Migration
  • President of the Global Business Coalition
  • Convenor of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum 

Innes served as the Australian Consul General to Los Angeles from 2006 to 2008, where he represented wide-ranging Australian interests on the west coast of the United States, including in the areas of trade, finance, culture, bio-technology, environment and energy sectors. 


He was Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, from 2004 to 2006.  

Earlier, Innes held a number of private sector and government positions including Manager of Global Public Affairs for Singapore Airlines based in Singapore (2000-04).   

Innes began his working career as a journalist.  His positions included Chief of Staff at The Age newspaper in Melbourne and Chief Political Correspondent for The Age in the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery.   

Innes was educated at Melbourne High School; Monash University (BA History and Politics); and Edinburgh Business School.  He is based in Melbourne and is a lifetime supporter of the Collingwood Football Club. 

David Plunkett

David Plunkett

David has many years of executive and senior management experience in both the Public and Private Health Sectors.  David commenced his health career as a Registered Nurse.  He joined Eastern Health in 2002 and held various roles, including Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer and Executive Director Acute Health, all leading to his current role of Eastern Health Chief Executive, held since September 2016. 

Eastern Health is large public healthcare service, with multiple sites and more than 11,000 staff, located in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. 

David holds a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and until recently, was a surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

David is a member of the Eastern Metropolitan Partnership, the Lilydale Revitalisation Board and is a Fellow, Vice President and Board Director of the Australian College of Nursing.

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