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Our Board

Ajay Rawal

Chairperson

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

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 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

Director & Secretary

Marina is Head of Legal at Australia Post, and brings 20 years’ experience advising a broad range of international and Australian financial service providers on payment system and financial services regulation and compliance as well as freight and logistic entities on service delivery requirements, major commercial transactions and transformation programs. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.

Marina’s delighted to contribute to the RMCC board by combining her professional experience with her passion for educating and supporting children to overcome experiences of disadvantage.

Devan Naidoo

Director

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

Director

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 to break down systemic barriers that stop that from happening. 

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 the programs are continually adapted to meet the current needs of RMCC kids. 

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 children experiencing vulnerability and allowing them to succeed no matter what their background or circumstances. She has dedicated herself to this cause for more than 10 years.

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