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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 a CEO in the not-for-profit sector for over 14 years. 

As the leader of Good Shepherd, she is committed to disrupting cycles of disadvantage that hinder the wellbeing of women, girls and families.  

Stella’s stewardship has imbued the organisation with a reinvigorated focus that merges its globally renowned 400-year-old legacy with a contemporary professional approach; blends the principles of governance and accountability with excellent program performance; and creates an ecosystem of robust and meaningful partnerships with government, collaborating agencies, business and the broader community sector that brings the power of connection and shared innovation to the individuals and communities she serves.  

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Our Executive Leadership Team

Our Board

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

Anne Astin AM PSM PhD

Anne Astin AM PSM PhD

GSANZ/GSS Board Chair

Anne is an experienced Board member, Chair 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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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. She has significant experience in the Indian jurisdiction, in the Supreme Court, with top law firms and as in-house counsel of a big conglomerate.
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Gill Callister

Gill Callister

Chair of the Mission and Service Strategy Committee

Gill Callister is Chief Executive Officer of Mind Australia, a community-based mental health organisation with a long tradition of working with people with serious mental illness. She has dedicated her career to improving public policy and service delivery, particularly for vulnerable people in the community, and was recognised with a Public Service Medal in 2019.
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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. As a member of the board of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, Anne is committed to supporting financial resilience and capacity building for women overcoming structural disadvantage.
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Dr Andi Diamond

Dr Andi Diamond

Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Andi is an experienced Chief Executive Officer having led diverse and complex organisation, she currently serves as the Chief Executive Office for the City of Monash. Andi is also the Chairperson of Business School Industry Advisory Board at Victoria University.
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Anthony Healy

Anthony Healy

Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee & Chair of the Property, Investment & Assets 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). With a family of social workers (and one Good Shepherd Sister!), he developed a strong commitment to social justice and financial inclusion.
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Conny (Cornelia) Lenneberg

Conny (Cornelia) Lenneberg

Member of the Mission and Service Strategy Committee

Conny is an experience executive in the community and social justice sector, with 30 years diverse international and local experience from field practitioner to executive and governance leadership.  Her expertise is across leadership, strategy, and evidence-based community development practice.
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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). Michael most recently worked for the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) as Senior Advisor and Australian Red Cross as Director of Services and International Operations.
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Emma Saunders

Emma Saunders

Board Member

Emma is a business owner, consultant, and director. She works with governance boards with senior executives to find the best path to achieving an organisation’s vision. Her parents were health professionals and community volunteers, which sparked her belief in equity, service, and systems for strength. Emma gravitates toward tackling significant issues that compound disadvantages for people, particularly women.
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Thu-Trang Tan

Thu-Trang Tan

Board Member

Thu-Trang is the CEO of Volunteer West. She is also a Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority and a Sessional Commissioner of the Victorian Liquor Commission. Thu-Trang began her career as a commercial and information technology lawyer in Sydney.
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Our Sisters

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