NEEOPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The NEEOPA Executive Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting by members for a 12 month term. There are 3 Office Bearers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer) in addition to Executive Committee members. 

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S ROLE IS TO

MANAGE THE AFFAIRS

OF THE ASSOCIATION

ON BEHALF OF

MEMBERS

NEEOPA EXECUTIVE 2019-2020

Julie Chai, PRESIDENT

Julie is the first culturally diverse woman elected as President in  
NEEOPA’s history.

She brings 15 year’s experience from private, public and  
not-for-profit sectors working in D&I, OD and HR.

Julie previously served as State Vice-President and Councillor for the  
Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), then worked at  
Australia’s peak diversity body advising to hundreds of organisational  
members.

The Asian Leadership Project is an Australian innovation and is  
first-to-market with a mission to fast-track diverse Asian talent into  
Leadership.

Asian Leadership Project, Founder & CEO

Kiri Stejko, VICE PRESIDENT

Kiri Stejko is the Chief Services Officer at Parents At Work - a social enterprise membership organisation dedicated to supporting families at work. Kiri is a qualified psychotherapist with an international career as an HR Leader which had included roles with JP Morgan, Deloitte and EY.

 

Kiri is committed to helping individuals blend and manage career, family and wellbeing, whilst campaigning for family friendly work practices in Australia. She considers these to be a key mechanism for true gender equality.

Parents At Work, Chief Services Officer

Sharon Billingham, TREASURER

Sharon is Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at the  Commonwealth Bank of Australia.   She is passionate about people and  inclusion and see it as everyone's right to shine and be fulfilled at  work.   Sharon combines a fascination about human behaviour with a  reverence for data to deliver innovate ways of creating inclusion on a  wide scale and in a sustainable way.   

 

Sharon has a unique blend of skills across Design Thinking and  Experimentation, Organisational Development, Change Management and  Consulting gained working in Australia and Asia.    

Commonwealth Bank, Senior Manager - Diversity & Inclusion

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Executive Committee

Fiona Davies

Fiona is the National Manager Diversity & Inclusion at Life Without  
Barriers tasked with executing inclusion programs across the  
organisation. Fiona has broad knowledge across all aspects of D&I,  
with strengths in her current role in accessibility through delivery  
of an Accessibility, Inclusion and Employment Plan and Reconciliation  
through delivery of a Stretch RAP.

Fiona’s experience is from across corporate industries, small  
businesses and non-profit environments in a variety of roles.

Life Without Barriers, National Manager Diversity & Inclusion

Gudrun Elms

A passionate and enthusiastic advocate for building diverse and  
inclusive culture and workplaces whilst linking Diversity & Inclusion  
initiatives to business outcomes and people strategies.

An experienced Diversity & Inclusion and HR specialist with strong  
communication and stakeholder management skills. Broad experience  
project managing and delivering diversity and inclusion programs and  
HR projects across the Telco, Financial Services, Media and Legal  
sectors.

NBN, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

Jen Lanahan

Jen is an Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing Manager at Deloitte  
Australia. Working across the full portfolio, Jen is responsible for  
the co-design and delivery of the firm’s strategy and action plans.  
Jen is a collaborator and committed to working to understand people’s  
needs to create solutions that are meaningful and make an impact.

Jen previously worked at international and Australian law firms in  
learning, organisational development and diversity and inclusion  
roles. She graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Criminology from the  
University of York (UK) in 2008.

Deloitte, Manager - Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing

Lauren Levin

Lauren’s current role is focused on building a culture of flexibility  
at Clayton Utz through normalising and increasing flexible work at all  
levels across the business.  She works closely with individuals,  
managers and teams, providing guidance, support and training to ensure  
effective flexible work arrangements are in place.
 
Lauren has expertise in D&I, Learning & Development, Organisational  
Development, policy development, employee engagement, workplace  
training, employment and discrimination laws and their application in  
the workplace.

Clayton Utz, Flexibility Manager

Myreen Aronowitz

As Program Manager of the Paralympic Workplace Diversity Program she  
has helped organizations across Australia employ suitably matched  
Paralympians and benefit from the inclusion of these ‘Diversity  
Ambassadors’ in their workplaces. More than 100 Paralympians have  
received career support with over 50 joining organizations that value  
and celebrate diversity.
 
As an active member of NEEOPA since 2010, Myreen continues to break  
down stereotypical barriers that exist in the workplace, passionately  
promoting diversity and inclusion for all!

360HR, Senior Consultant

Peggy Vosloo

Peggy has 18 years’ experience in HR, Employee Engagement and  
Diversity & Inclusion. Having contributed to the WGEA educational  
programme, Peggy is committed to embed D&I principles at every stage  
of the employee lifecycle. As Creative Manager for a leading career  
transition provider, RiseSmart – a Randstad company, she manages  
projects in product development, branding and content management.
 
Peggy also volunteered as a Nation Liaison Officer (Team Canada) for  
the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 and is an active member of the  
French-speaking Association of the North Shore (FANS).

RiseSmart Australia, New Zealand, Singapore - Creative Manager APAC

Roger Ingram

Roger is a senior manager with 30 years experience in a range of  
industry segments with roles that have included Operational, project  
based and corporate roles.
 
During the last 20 years of his career Roger has suffered from an eye  
condition that has resulted in the loss of eighty percent of his  
eyesight and subsequently is legally blind. Through his personnel  
transformation over the last ten years Roger has been able to relate  
the changes that he has personally experienced to those within the  
workplace and the economy and day to day life.

Asset Cost Management, Director

Will Wheeler

Will Wheeler is a proud dyslexic professional and has made it his  
life’s mission to change how neurodiversity is viewed and supported in  
workplaces all over the world.
 
In 2018 Will started his career development and recruiting company The  
Dyslexic Evolution, which focuses on helping dyslexic and neurodiverse  
professionals progress in their careers.
 
Having worked in training and coaching for the past 11 years, Will has  
always been interested in Diversity & Inclusion and knows the benefits  
that D&I bring to a progressive workplace environment.

The Dyslexic Evolution, Founder & Director

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UPCOMING NEEOPA  FORUMS

End of Year Function

NOV 28, 2019

'Diversity of thinking' by Juliet Bourke

FEB 20, 2020

Function

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