Our Board and Management team

Our Board

Demetrio Zema Director Circle

Chair: Demetrio Zema

LLB, BA (International Relations)

Demetrio has a variety of experience in government, private enterprise and in the not-for-profit sector, and brings his knowledge in governance, leadership, strategy and business management to the Board. Demetrio is the director and founder of Law Squared, a commercial law firm in Melbourne with offices in Sydney and Brisbane. Demetrio is a member of the Strategy, Planning and Performance Committee and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Cassandra

Director: Cassandra Hatton

Cassandra is the Chief Operating Officer for St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria; one of Australia’s leading charities. With qualifications in HR and psychology, Cassandra is a professional and passionate leader with an extensive skill set in Strategy, Leadership, Human Resources and cultural and digital transformation. With broad experience across the for-purpose sector, Cassandra is passionate about building excellence in these environments so they can add the most value possible to the community.

Cassandra also services on the State Council of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and other for purpose organisation committees.

Kathryn

Director: Kathryn Forrest

Kathryn is responsible for the in-house Operations for TelstraSuper. Working as part of the executive team, Kathryn embeds best practice systems and processes that continue to maintain TelstraSuper’s reputation for excellence and industry-leading customer focus.

She has over 30 years of experience in accumulation and defined benefit funds management, leading several large-scale transformation programs throughout her career. Kathryn joined TelstraSuper in January 2016 having been the National Manager for Employer Relationships at UniSuper.

Praveen Reddy Treasurer Circle

Director: Praveen Reddy

BEng (Chem), MBA, GAICD

Praveen has broad experience in the public and private sectors in the areas of governance, business case preparation, information technology, human resources, budgetary and financial literacy and public policy development. Praveen is Manager Client Relations for Periscope Corporation and has held senior executive roles in the National Transport Commission and VicRoads. Praveen is a member of the Strategy Planning and Performance Committee.

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Director: Andrew Crisp

AM APM

Andrew is an experienced public sector senior executive. His forty year career with Victoria Police included opportunities to work on national and international projects and working in Papua New Guinea and with the United Nations in Timor Leste. In 2018 at the rank of Deputy Commissioner, Andrew was asked to become Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner. Andrew was a trusted leader during five years of intense activity that included significant, bushfires, storms, floods and the response to COVID-19. Andrew has a wide range of skills and experience from strategic planning to community engagement and is excited about the opportunity to contribute to the important role of Expression Australia.

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Director: Melisa Sloan

Melisa is the founder of Madison Sloan Lawyers, a published author, speaker and loves helping people to create beautiful legacies. Melisa has practised law for almost two decades predominantly in estate planning and probate with a particular emphasis on sophisticated complex estate planning matters and has featured in a number of publications as an authority on these topics. Drawing on her life experience, Melisa brings her knowledge and expertise in leadership, strategy, financial literacy and business management to the board.

Our Management team


RA

Rebecca Adam

Chief Executive Officer
  • Strategic and Operational Direction
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Sustainability and Performance
AC

Arturo Calderon

Chief Operation Officer
  • Finance, ICT, Business Strategy & Development, Quality
  • Contracts and Legal
  • Property
  • Company Secretary
JT

Julian Toscano

General Manager, Service Delivery
  • Driving the Organisational Strategy by Advancing our Services
  • Management oversight of the following Departments:
    • Support Work
    • Support Coordination
    • Audiology
    • Expression Interpreting
    • Expression Video Productions
    • Accommodation Services
Megan Saba

Megan Saba

General Manager, People and Culture, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Align organisational goals to people strategies
  • Grow and develop our deaf community
  • Build a bi-cultural, values driven and engaged workforce
  • Organisation strategy and policy lead on diversity and inclusion
  • Cultural and identity Awareness Training & accreditation for all staff
Sam Marshall

Sam Marshall

General Manager, Growth and Strategy
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Digital
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Engagement
JH

Justin Hankinson

Chief Technology Officer
  • Managing the physical and personnel technology infrastructure
  • Technology deployment
  • Network and system management
  • Integration testing
  • Developing technical operations personnel