Board Members

Noel Toal

Noel Toal - President

Owner and General Manager of a Cardboard Box manufacturing business turning over $1.2m annually. Previous to this he worked for nine years as member of the Operations Executive and Regional Head of IT for a global financial software development company. Noel has owned other businesses in the past and has been in IT for 20 years. Complementing this business and IT experience is a Bachelor of Business (Computing) and a Master of Business Administration (Executive).

Sally Bennett

Sally Bennett - Vice President

Sally Bennett is a Risk Management professional who specializes in cultural change, embedding a risk and governance cultures in organizations. Sally has worked with a wide range of organisations including several disability service providers, utilities, Local Government, Health, Construction and Manufacturing, and ranging from medium sector to large multinationals. Sally has also run her own business, and enjoys bringing her business acumen to the NFP sector.

Peter Van Hemelryck

Peter Van Hemelryck - Treasurer

Peter Van Hemelryck has been a Chief Executive Officer of industrial companies for over 38 years and has significant organisational, administrative and financial management skills. Peter is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As a parent of children who have a disability, Peter is a long standing and respected member of Community Sector Organisations.

Andrew McLeish

Andrew McLeish - Secretary

Andrew is the Managing Director of Stopline Pty Ltd, which is one of Australia's leading whistleblower service providers. Andrew is a former law enforcement officer with Victoria Police and brings with him extensive experience in corporate governance, ethics, forensic investigations and cyber risk management.

Andrew's involvement with IDV continues his interest in community support and service.

Monica Jackson

Monica Jackson

Monica Jackson was a journalist for more than 25 years before embarking on an academic career. She now lectures in journalism at Monash University and writes freelance stories for various publications. Monica's long-term interest in the welfare of people with disabilities stems in part from caring for her brother, who attends Ivanhoe Diamond Valley Inc, and is a lively and active member of the wider community. She is a firm believer in the importance of not-for-profit organisations in the delivery of services in this sector.

Fonda Gazis

Fonda Gazis

Fonda Gazis is a lawyer with many years experience in both public and private sector areas. He has worked as a human rights lawyer previously but is currently engaged in the private sector as inhouse legal counsel. He has worked in mental health rights as well as advocacy for people with special needs.He has strong abilities and experience in the administrative and governance of organisations.He has a strong interest and passion for the community sector and brings those skills as noted above to IDV.

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