Ken Bone is a semi-retired senior public service manager who has worked in Commonwealth, State, and local government. A graduate of Economics – his public service roles have focused on housing, health services, children’s protection, and childhood services. In addition, Ken has worked in a range of urban services and capital-building programs.
Ken was brought up in the western suburbs of Sydney and is keenly interested in seeing services delivered that provide a basis for people to believe in themselves and allow people to use their talents to their full potential to achieve independence.
As a Board member, Ken is passionate about supporting Woodville Alliance to be an even more key contributor to the community life of southwestern Sydney. He has been on several boards, including community housing, sports boards, and a showground trust.
Vinita is Chief Product Officer at Open Orbit, a tech start-up based at Stone & Chalk. Prior to this, she held the position of Executive Director with the NSW Government.
Vinita is a senior executive with deep experience in leading change and enhancing enterprise performance in complex environments. She combines business acumen with a deep sense of caring and compassion for people.
Her experience in Government spans over 13 years – mainly with NSW Treasury and Education, Environment, Climate Change and Water, and Investment NSW. Vinita led NSW Government’s transformation to a more outcome-focused culture.
A well-rounded leader, Vinita brings a wide range of expertise across public and private sectors – covering strategy, governance, management, budgeting, public policy, marketing and advertising. She holds a PhD in Economics from Macquarie University and is an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate.
Vinita is a committed Rotarian working on local and global philanthropic projects, including providing sanitation, water and hygiene. She has envisioned and led community service projects to recognise older people’s roles, contributions, and challenges.
Born in India, Vinita speaks Hindi and Marathi, besides English.
Hanna Ebeling is CEO at SEFA, where she leads a team that works closely with purpose-driven organisations to develop financial solutions or investment readiness services to suit their needs.
She is passionate about working with philanthropy on blended finance deals and innovative housing models. She works with the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership to improve government, private sector, and philanthropy collaboration.
Prior to Australia, Hanna spent two years in the Philippines, managing a social enterprise accelerator program for LGT Impact Ventures and launching an affordable bamboo housing business with United Nations and the Hilti Foundation. Before moving into impact investing, she spent six years in banking with HSBC globally, lastly working for the Chief Investment Officer of Group Private Banking.
Hanna holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, is a CFA charter holder, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sandra is a non-executive director, chair & committee member with over two decades of board-level experience as a director and board advisor. She has worked across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, with particular experience in the utilities, infrastructure and energy industries.
At the board level, some highlights include:
• Member of the Board of the NZ Electricity Authority
• Chair, Save the Children (NSW) and Director, Save the Children Australia
Sandra has extensive experience working in and with NSW state-owned corporations and government agencies at the most senior levels, building constructive relationships with elected officials, regulators, government agencies, industry organisations, other businesses and customer advocates. She has worked in urban and regional areas and on major state and national initiatives.
Sandra has completed the AICD Company Directors Course, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours. She is prequalified as an NSW Government Boards Audit & Risk Committee Member.
Elizabeth is a lawyer and works at the University of New South Wales. In contrast, the General Counsel and University Secretary – she is responsible for the legal and governance functions of the University. Prior to this, Elizabeth had very diverse roles as a legal practitioner, becoming a partner of a large national law firm early in her career and being appointed as a legal member of numerous State and Federal Tribunals. These included the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, where she acquired experience concerning disability and social disadvantage.
Prior to joining the University of New South Wales, Elizabeth was general counsel at Screen Australia, a Commonwealth authority established to invest in and support the Australian screen and digital media industry. In addition, Elizabeth has been a non-executive Director of companies in the financial services and energy sectors.
While pursuing her career as a lawyer and non-executive Director, Elizabeth raised four children. Elizabeth is a first-generation Australian, and her family background is European. Through her family’s history, Elizabeth deeply understands the experience of migrants who restart their lives in Australia.
Anthony is a doctor who specialises in public health medicine. He currently consults for the non-government sector primarily on health strategy projects.
Prior to starting his own business, Anthony helped to set up the state’s COVID-19 response. He has spent most of his career in the government sector, working on health policy and managing disease outbreaks and environmental health issues.
Anthony was an Executive at a non-government health organisation and is passionate that everyone has a fair go at health.