Wildlife Victoria Board
Acting Chair: Adrienne Duarte
BEc, MBA, FCA, FCPA, MAICD
Adrienne is an accomplished finance executive with extensive experience financial management, corporate governance and investment management. Until April 2022 she was Chief Financial Officer at Latitude Financial Services. Prior to that, Adrienne was CFO at Bank of New Zealand from 2012 to 2017 - the bank’s first female Chief Financial Officer.
Adrienne has a passion for Australian wildlife and is passionate about using her skills to help Wildlife Victoria be a strong advocate for Animal conservation in Victoria.
Deputy Chair: Jodie Siddall
BA, LL.B., LLM
Jodie is a senior governance professional with expertise in compliance, risk management, corporate governance, legal advice and regulatory change. Jodie is currently the Chief Compliance Officer, Asia Pacific for Morningstar, a global provider of independent investment research, financial information and data and investment management products and services.
Prior to her role at Morningstar, Jodie has held roles at ANZ, S&P Global and Insurance Australia Group. Jodie holds a Masters of Law from Monash University, a Bachelor of Law and Arts from Deakin University and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Board member since December 2017
CEO & Executive Director: Lisa Palma
BBus (Banking & Finance), MBA
Lisa has been actively involved in the wildlife sector since 2012. Prior to joining Wildlife Victoria as CEO Lisa provided strategic and operational services to the sector and, in addition to her CEO responsibilities, continues to be an expert wildlife rescuer and rehabilitator.
Lisa brings nearly 30 years experience as a corporate executive to Wildlife Victoria. She has broad end-to-end expertise spanning IT, Operations, Product Management, Project Delivery and Strategy in large and complex organisations. Lisa has worked at some of Australia’s largest banks where she has been a member of many executive teams, has led large teams and lines of business and has managed multiple diverse stakeholders and outsourced service providers.
Lisa holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Business from Monash University. Lisa is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an experienced Not-For-Profit Director. In addition to Wildlife Victoria, Lisa is also a director of a not-for-profit organisation supporting migrant and refugee women.
Ewan Walsh is a Management Consultant with expertise in Strategy, specialising in improving the Customer Experience through Marketing, Digital and improved systems and processes.
Ewan would like to help make it easier and faster for partner organisations and staff, volunteer and public stakeholders groups to engage with Wildlife Victoria so that Wildlife Victoria can help more wildlife.
Ewan spent 10 years working in the retail and wholesale photographic industry, has created multiple start-up businesses for corporates over a 10 year period and was with JBHiFi for 4 years. He has consulted over a 15 year period to national wholesalers & retailers, NFP, consumer electronics, homewares, pharmacy, automotive and trade services.
Ewan has a Bachelor of Business with Monash University with focus on Accounting, Computer Science with a major in Management. He is a member of the AICD and lives in the Macedon Ranges.
Board member since August 2019.
BVSc (Hons 1)
Carly is a strategic Operations Leader with extensive experience spanning across health & education sectors. Carly’s ability to deliver key organizational and commercial objectives is attributed to her success in developing high performance teams and facilitating effective change management.
Carly is a qualified Veterinarian with experience in both clinical and managerial roles, most notably with Greencross Vets Ltd. Carly currently manages one of Australia’s largest Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) programs across Victorian government, Catholic & independent schools. Carly is passionate about building effective relationships and driving wildlife advocacy within her chosen fields.
Carly has her Bachelor in Veterinary Science (Hons 1) from the University of Queensland.
Dr Suff Suharju
BVSc (Hons) PG Dip BA MAICD
Suff is a qualified veterinarian with over 10 years' experience in the animal health and welfare sector.
He currently manages a large veterinary hospital, offering a variety of speciality services. His experiences include general veterinary medicine, animal welfare investigations, operations management, organisational strategy, and public education.
Suff has a strong passion for wildlife and believes strongly in the continual development of Wildlife Victoria as a leading advocate and emergency responder to wildlife in need.
BSc, BPsych, DPsych Candidate, GAICD
Galia is a management consultant, transformation and change specialist focussed on people and customer strategies, regulatory disruption and designing real business solutions to solve complex problems. She is currently a Managing Director, Strategy & Consulting, at Accenture. She is a hands on and practical senior advisor on people, culture, change and transformation across a range of industries.
Galia is passionate about conservation and is intent on using her skills to support Wildlife Victoria on its ongoing transformation journey and enthusiastic about making a difference for our wildlife.