WorkVentures' executive team has a wide range of experiences and backgrounds combining the expertise necessary to manage the challenges of a social enterprise. Read more about the role of each Department in WorkVentures.
Arsenio C. Alegre
Chief Executive Officer
Joined: October 2004
Arsenio has extensive international experience in financial and business management, having worked in several countries throughout Asia and Europe as a Senior Finance Executive for American Express. While in the UK, Arsenio volunteered his time to the Prince’s Trust and came to WorkVentures through a desire to work for an organisation with a similar mission. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and his qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Master of Business Administration and various Executive Development courses. Arsenio is also a board member of Social Ventures Australia.
Head of Human Resources
Joined: July 2004
Lisa is currently studying Social Sciences and Psychology. She has worked in technology industries, education, welfare, hospitality and retail in supervisory, remote management and consultancy roles. Her experience in operations, development orientation, training and learning supports our staff capacity and delivery of our services
Head of Sydney ITec Repair Centre
Ralph came to WorkVentures in 1986 as a trainer in electronics after eleven years as a technical officer in the Navy. Ralph now leads a team of three managers who run the Sydney ITeC Centre, a commercial venture which supports WorkVentures’ social programs and creates employment. Ralph established SIRC in 1988 and the business grew rapidly by providing repair services to multinational companies. Ralph passionately supports the mission of WorkVentures because he believes in providing people with opportunities.
Joined: September 2005
Luisa joined WorkVentures in 2005 as Administration Manager and has served as Company Secretary since October 2007. She has held administrative roles in community associations and education. She taught Italian at the University of Wollongong and has acted as an interpreter for legal, medical and welfare matters. She has a BA (Hons), a PhD in Italian Linguistics, and is a Justice of the Peace.
Head of Connect IT
Joined: October 2010
Scott has worked in the IT sector for a number of years, most recently at Fuji Xerox Printers as Consumables Manager for Asia Pacific & China, and before that at Lenovo as Senior Manager for Software & Peripherals – Asia Pacific. He spent 12 years at Lexmark in various positions including National Sales & Marketing Manager. Scott holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology - Sydney, a Diploma of Business (Front-line Management) from the Australian Institute of Management and an MBA from Charles Sturt University.