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Our People

We are all partners in mission. Like the Good Shepherd Sisters, we work side by side with people in the community wherever services are needed and wherever there are opportunities for positive change.

In keeping with our heritage and core values, we work in a trusted relationship with the Good Shepherd Sisters in pursuit of a better world, with a focus on women and girls.

Stella Avramopoulos

Our CEO - Stella Avramopoulos

Stella Avramopoulos has been the CEO of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand since February 2018. As the leader of this community services organisation, she is committed to disrupting cycles of disadvantage that hinder the wellbeing of women and families. Since starting in her role, she has overseen the merger of Good Shepherd ANZ and Good Shepherd Microfinance, to create one full-service organisation recognising the interconnected nature of financial insecurity and the wellbeing and safety of women and families.

 

Prior to taking her appointment at Good Shepherd Stella was CEO of Kildonan UnitingCare for 9 years between 2008 and 2017. There she led the organisation through a period of significant growth and innovation. Stella understands community organisations, having worked through all levels of the sector, and feels passionate about ensuring women and children feel safe, strong and connected. Her experience spans from working in correctional services at the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety to being a case manager for youth and family service and working in local government youth services. Her range of experience provides her with perspective, and she is dedicated to being connected to the communities she serves.

 

Stella is an influential leader in the community and government sectors. She has been a consultant for Consumer Affairs Victoria as the resident sponsor at the Berkeley Retirement facility in 2017. She has held advisory positions on the Office of Living Victoria’s Environment and Community Taskforce, the Ministerial Advisory Group Addressing Violence Against Women and Children, the Victorian Government’s Community Sector Reform Council and Australian Banking Association Customer Forum. Stella was the President of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) with her term ending May 2021.  She currently sits on the National Centre for Social Impact Studies Advisory Board.

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Our Board

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

Molina Asthana

Molina Asthana

Member of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee

Molina’s experience includes working in top tier firms Minter Ellison (Mergers & Acquisitions) and Clayton Utz (Banking & Finance) and the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office.
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Anthony Healy

Anthony Healy

Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Anthony has a strong track record of success in CEO, C-suite, and board-level roles in the finance sector over the past 28 years, including CEO of the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) and Chief Customer Officer at National Australia Bank (NAB).
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Thu-Trang Tan

Thu-Trang Tan

Board Member

Thu-Trang is the CEO of Volunteer West. She brings extensive cross-sector experience in public, private and non-government organisations.
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Anne Astin AM PSM PhD

Anne Astin AM PSM PhD

Chair of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Anne is an experienced Board member, Chairperson and Executive with more than 25 years working in the areas of education and science, the food, beverage and pharmaceuticals industries, food safety regulation, energy, land management, environment, and social services.
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Gill Callister

Gill Callister

Chair of the Mission and Service Strategy Committee

Gill Callister is CEO of Mind Australia, a community-based mental health organisation with a long tradition of working with people with serious mental illness.
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Dame Diana Crossan

Dame Diana Crossan

Chair of the Good Shepherd New Zealand Board and Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

Diana Crossan is an experienced company director, and Chief Executive. In the 2019 New year honors she was made a Dame for her work in equal employment opportunities, Retirement Income and work in charity.
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Anne Cherry

Anne Cherry

Board Member

Anne began her involvement with Good Shepherd in 2015 serving on the Rosemount Good Shepherd Board in NSW and the program delivery committee.
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Michael Raper

Michael Raper

Board Member

Michael has qualifications in arts, education and law and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
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Our Sisters

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

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