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CALD2LEAD Board

Dennis Banfield FICDA

As a Co-Founder and Treasurer of CALD2LEAD Dennis is passionate about assisting members of CALD communities to secure quality leadership training and access industry leading programs through scholarships.

 

Dennis leads the VP PLC owned Tech Rentals business in Australia and South East Asia, is a Starlight Children’s Foundation Advisory Board Alumnus, Leadership Victoria Folio Fellow and a Victorian Government appointed Australia Day Ambassador.

 

Leading growth and transformation programs, mentoring and developing existing and emerging leaders are his reasons for being.

Salima Hussaini

Salima is a Board member of CALD2LEAD and Director of Youth. Salima is passionate about educating and empowering CALD leaders to be able to pursue leadership in their communities.


Salima has recently completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences. She has volunteered in mentoring programs to support students learn essential skills to prepare them for university by sharing her experiences.


Salima was part of the “Sit at the Table” program through the Centre for Multicultural Youth and observed CALD2LEAD.

Stephen Lansdell

As a Co-Founder and Chair of CALD2LEAD Steve is passionate about assisting members of CALD communities to secure quality leadership training and access to industry leading programs through scholarships.

 

Steve’s leadership journey weaves throughout his life from building African schools to forming lifelong bonds & mentoring with asylum seekers, and from creating gender diversity in football and sports clubs to helping regional communities transform their industry, environment and wellbeing. 

 

With over 15 years experience in the environment sector, he has a great opportunity to be part of a significant social transition as EPA’s new Western Metropolitan Regional Manager.

Pearl Li Ng GAICD

Pearl is Board member and Company Secretary of CALD2LEAD. 

Pearl is the Head of Smart City, Innovation, and Improvement at the

 

City of Casey, a rapidly growing Council in Australia. With a future-focused agenda, she leads the integration of smart technology, collaboration, and innovation to enhance sustainability and resilience in the local region.

 

Pearl is also a Graduate with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is committed to driving effective board leadership.
Trained as an engineer at the University of Melbourne, Pearl has a diverse background spanning professional services, non-profit, and government sectors.

 

She has been recognized with esteemed awards including the Science & Technology Australia's Superstars of STEM and a finalist for the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. Pearl hopes to inspire the next generation of STEM practitioners to be exceptional leaders, especially females who are first-generation migrants.

Hugh Wareham FICDA

 

As a Co-Founder & Deputy Chair of CALD2LEAD Hugh is passionate about assisting members of CALD communities to secure quality leadership training and access to industry leading programs through scholarships.

 

Hugh has spent 25 years in the environment and sustainability sector within government and not for profits in the United Kingdom & Australia including senior executive and CEO roles over the past 15 years.

 

His current position at Greening Australia involves focusing on policy, fund raising and influencing and engaging Australian governments.

 

Hugh is a board member with Jane Goodall Institute Australia and has served on the Board of Environment Victoria and been the Chair of Trustees.

Faye Shee-Durnion, Board Ambassador

Former Board member and now Ambassador Faye is passionate about assisting members of CALD communities to secure quality leadership training and access industry leading programs through scholarships.

Faye is a university student studying a Bachelors in Arts, majoring in politics and communications. She is an avid volunteer and public speaker with a passion for environmental activism, mental health advocacy and anti-discrimination rights and youth empowerment. 

Faye is contracted to facilitate leadership workshops in schools with yLead and often works through the Centre for Multicultural Youth as an emcee, panellist, facilitator and mentor with a focus on community development.

Faye recently completed the ‘Seat at the Table’ Leadership Immersion Program through the Centre for Multicultural Youth in parallel with a twelve-month Board Observership placement with CALD2LEAD.

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