Long Term Executive Placements

Karen Hayes, Chief Executive Officer
Guide Dogs Victoria
Appointed 2011

A leading not-for-profit organisation providing vital support for Victorians with low vision or blindness since 1957. Services include a wide range of community initiatives, training and education programs.

Chris Brown, Chief Executive Officer
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Appointed 2002

Kooyong is internationally renowned as “The Spiritual Home of Australian Tennis” and is an outstanding sporting and entertainment venue for members and guests.

Bradley Brown, CEO & Director
Fletchers Real Estate
Appointed 2003

Reaching the incredible milestone of 100 years in business, ‘award-winning’ Fletchers is one of the longest standing, family-owned real estate agencies with over 22 offices across Melbourne.

Simon Brookhouse, General Manager Operations
Golf Australia
Appointed 2011 as CEO Golf Victoria

Governing body for the sport of golf in Australia, formed in 2006 after the Australian Golf Union and Women’s Golf Australia agreed to merge. Golf Victoria merged with Golf Australia in 2018.

Gerard Griffin, General Manager – Venue and Event Services
Melbourne Cricket Club
Appointed 2005 as Executive Project Officer

Founded in 1838 the MCC is one of the oldest sports clubs in Australia with world class facilities and in excess of 100,000 members.

Dimitri Paritski, Quality Improvement Team Leader
ANCA Pty Ltd
Appointed 1999 as Senior Design Engineer

An Australia company founded in 1974 is a world leading designer, manufacturer and exporter of computer numerical controlled grinding machines. Employing about 400 people at its main manufacturing plant in Bayswater. It has two additional plants in Thailand and Taiwan.

Paul Kocsis, General Manager Finance
Selection Steel Trading Pty Ltd
Appointed 2001

A privately owned and operated customised service provider helping major steel users save money since 1971.

Aileen Ashford, Chief Executive Officer
Kids First Australia (Formerly Children’s Protection Society)
Appointed 2013

Secular non-government agency pioneering (since 1896) ground-breaking, evidence-based programs to professionally support children, young people and families for complex issues of sexual abuse, child neglect, family violence, homelessness, poverty, mental health, drug and alcohol issues and the consequent trauma experienced.

Dr Andrew Bickerdike, Chief Executive Officer
Relationships Australia (Victoria)
Appointed 2008 as GM Operations

A community-based, non-religious not-for-profit organisation providing specialist family and relationship services to relieve the suffering, distress and helplessness of vulnerable and disadvantaged people so as to enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Frank Beard, Finance & Administration Manager
Ross Cosmetics
Appointed 2006

Australian owned and operated, award-winning innovative industry-leader providing tested & validated cutting edge formulations to leading luxury brands in the health & beauty industry for more than 90 years.