WorkVentures is overseen by a Board of volunteer directors who do not receive any remuneration. They have diverse backgrounds and contribute to the strategic direction and governance of the organisation, including risk management. Directors are appointed for a one year term, and must be a Member of the company. Find out more about Membership of WorkVentures and how to nominate for the Board.
The Board identifies member expectations and monitors changes in government policy and community expectations. The Corporations Act 2001 and our Constitution [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 117.07 KB] govern the regulation of meetings and proceedings of the Board, as far as the Constitution is applicable.
Neville Cox - President
Grad Dip CM, FPNA, FCIS, F Fin, JP
Joined: May 2005, appointed President in July 2006.
Neville had senior executive roles in the Commonwealth Bank until 2001. He chaired the Board or was a Board member in several subsidiaries/affiliates of the Bank during this time. He continues to hold Board memberships in several organisations including AMP Bank Limited and Advertiles Corporation Pty Ltd. Neville is a member of the Board’s Finance Audit and Risk Management Sub-Committee.
Lisa Hagan - Director
BA, LLB, MBA
Joined: November 2006
Lisa is a consultant, assisting commercial and non-profit organisations to develop strategy and improve organisational capacity. She worked with Social Ventures Australia for four years before joining Second Road as a senior facilitator. Prior to this, she practised law in Brisbane. Lisa is a member of the Board’s Membership Sub-Committee.
Jim Hungerford - Director
Joined: July 2010
Jim is the CEO of The Shepherd Centre, a charity that is focussed on enabling children who are deaf and hearing-impaired to develop spoken language so they may fully participate in the hearing world and in so doing reach their full potential. Jim joined The Shepherd Centre in February 2011, following 30 years' experience in health sciences. Prior to joining The Shepherd Centre, Jim held CEO positions in Australia and internationally, most recently CEO of Pareto Fundraising. Jim's prior roles include CEO of Intervet in the United Kingdom, various senior management positions in companies in Germany and in the United States, as well as positions in the biotechnology sector and as a Veterinarian in private practice.
Melissa Richardson - Director
BSc, Grad Dip (Strategic Marketing), Grad Dip (Counselling), AFAIM, ICFM, MAICD
Joined: July 2010
Melissa’s company Horizons Unlimited helps individuals, teams and organisations perform to their potential. Melissa has worked as an executive coach, workshop facilitator, mentor program designer and strategic consultant for nearly twenty years. Her prior business experience spans various roles in Marketing, including Marketing Director at Unilever, and running a strategy and market research consultancy with two partners.
Philip Small - Director
BEc, MSc, FCPA, GAICD
Philip had senior executive roles in software and services companies from 1985 until 2001. He was a non executive director of Paxus Corporation, and Regional President of Continuum Inc and Computer Sciences. He is a non executive director of Konekt Limited, Pillar Administration and FINEOS Corporation.