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.


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.


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.

Our Management team


Rebecca Adam

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

Kim Kavanagh

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
  • Organisation strategy and policy lead on diversity and inclusion
  • Cultural and identity Awareness Training & accreditation for all staff
Lando Antonelli

Lando Antonelli

General Manager, Advancing Services
  • Driving the Organisational Strategy by Advancing our Services
  • Management oversight of the following Departments:
    • Support Work
    • Audiology
    • Expression Interpreting
    • Expression Video Productions
    • Accommodation Services
Geoff Mc Queen

Geoff McQueen

Corporate Services Director
  • Finance, ICT, Business Strategy & Development, Quality
  • Contracts and Legal
  • Property
  • Company Secretary
Megan Saba

Megan Saba

General Manager, People & Culture
  • Align organisational goals to people strategies
  • Grow and develop our deaf community
  • Build a bi-cultural, values driven and engaged workforce
Sam Marshall

Sam Marshall

General Manager, Marketing, Engagement & Fundraising
  • Marketing strategy
  • Digital
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Engagement
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Dean Barton-Smith AM

General Manager, Community Development
  • Organisational Strategy around Community Development, growing and developing Deaf and hard of hearing community, mentoring/leadership and partnerships/stakeholder relationships.
  • Management oversight of the following Departments:
    • Expression Employment (including Reconnect Program)
    • Learning & Training
    • Support Coordination