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Ajay Rawal - Chair of RMCC Board

Ajay has over 25 years of experience in the Strategy, Consulting and Mergers & Acquisitions market. He is a partner at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Deals Consulting practice in Australia, with professional experience previously in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific.

His personal experience living as an East African Indian in Nairobi, where he was born, and Zambia, before emigrating to London, gave him insight into the hardships experienced when moving to a new country and being part of an ethnic minority. A strong believer in giving back to the community, he has used his experience to support many not for profit organisations. He is delighted to chair RMCC’s board and support resettled children and their families in building a better life.

Mark Burton Acting Chair

Mark Burton - Director

Mark is a Certified Practising Accountant and has over 20 years experience providing strategic and commercial advice to businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Recently Mark made the career change from being a Director at Pitcher Partners, to establishing his own commercial consultancy venture. Over the past 4 years, Mark has been actively involved in providing settlement support and services to the Sudanese community.

Marina Panagacos – Non-executive board member

Marina is Head of Legal at Australia Post, and brings to RMCC nearly 20 years’ experience advising financial planners, government agencies, banks, SMEs and freight logistic entities on regulatory and service delivery requirements, commercial contracts and compliance standards.

She’s delighted to join the RMCC board and combine her professional experience with her passion for supporting children to overcome experiences of disadvantage.

Devan Naidoo – Non-executive board member

Devan has spent most of his working career guiding digital strategies and transformation engagements in the public and private sector across Africa, Europe and Australia. He founded a start-up technology strategy consulting business, and today works as Head of Planning and Design (Technology Strategy and Architecture) for UniSuper.

Having grown up in South Africa under the Apartheid regime, Devan has been exposed to the traumatic effects of being oppressed and combines this personal experience with his professional skills to support RMCC.

Nicole Lovelock – Non-executive board member

Nicole has led award-winning communications teams, invigorated brands, produced exceptional content across video/digital/social, championed internal comms and advised Boards, CEOs and Executives on PR strategy and crisis communications. She has over 10 years’ experience leading teams across commercial, non-profit and cultural sectors, and is now Marketing and Engagement Manager at Bush Heritage Australia.

She is passionate about applying her communication, marketing and fundraising expertise to help RMCC empower the next generation of leaders and role models to succeed, and break down systemic barriers that stop that from happening.

Bobby Allen Refugee Migrant Children Centre RMCC

Bobby Allen - Director

Bobby is RMCC's Co-Founder & Head of Operations and has been part of the organisation's journey since its humble beginnings in 2012. Bobby has a background in audio-engineering and over 10 years experience working with special needs and homeless children and youth. Bobby has led the development of RMCC's programs, and works closely with our kids and partnering organisations to ensure RMCC's programs are continuously adaptive to the current needs RMCC exists to meet.

Alice Wojcik - Refugee Migrant Children Centre RMCC

Alice Wojcik - Director

Alice is the CEO & Founder of RMCC. Alice has a background in mathematics and financial planning, having worked in the banking and risk sector. Alice's passion, however, lies with creating opportunities for vulnerable children, allowing them to succeed no matter what their background or circumstances, a cause she has dedicated herself to for more than 10 years.

RMCC Corporate Ambassadors

Michelle Fisher

Manager, Community Learning IAG Foundation at IAG

Michelle is the Manager of the Community Learning IAG Foundation where she puts her 20 years’ industry experience to work, providing creative learning and development opportunities to engage charity partners and exercise her personal commitment to adding value. This commitment extends to Michelle’s personal life, as she has taken on the role of Club President for Rotary International’s FY2019. Michelle sees it as a personal challenge to create opportunities for development that embrace diversity and create a sense of belonging.

Peter Harmer

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at IAG

Peter is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IAG. Prior to this role, Peter held a number of senior positions with IAG, Aon Limited UK, and Aon’s Australian operations. Peter has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program and, with 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, loves to create opportunities for people to bring out the best in themselves.

Louise Kanis

Executive Director, Public Affairs and Communications at Monash Health

Louise is the Executive Director, Public Affairs and Communications for Monash Health. With a 25–year career in communications and corporate affairs, Louise has complemented her professional work with service as a director for a charitable foundation and as a Council member for a Melbourne girls’ school. Louise’s life experience as the child of migrant parents has given her a passion for connecting and conversing across languages and cultures.

Rebekah Taka

Associate Partner – A/NZ Customer & Design Practice Lead at IBM iX, Founder of Thrive

Rebekah is an Associate Partner with IBM iX, co-leading their Australia/New Zealand Customer Strategy and Design practice. Rebekah also founded and runs Thrive, a not-for-profit that equips women to achieve and be successful in leadership and start-ups. Rebekah’s empathetic and engaging approach to business helps her to equip people to respond to change and connect them to opportunities for further growth and development.

Neil Taylor

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at RACV

Neil is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of RACV. Neil has over 25 years of experience in the corporate sector as CEO of Greyhound Australia and various senior management roles across a range of industries and countries. An avid traveller, Neil has completed courses at Wharton and Harvard Business Schools and believes in the need for businesses and people to evolve with the changing needs and demographics of their communities.

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