CALD2LEAD Founders

Dennis Banfield

As a Co-Founder and Chair 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.

Stephen Lansdell

As a Co-Founder and Deputy 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.

 

Hugh Wareham

 

As a Co-Founder & Treasurer 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.

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