Relationships Australia South Australia Board of Directors:
Franco is a lawyer by profession. He is a director of an Adelaide legal practice that he established over 30 years ago. He practises in the corporate and commercial group and has a particular interest in corporate governance. He advises a number of not-for-profit organisations. His work has included an assignment with the Asian Development Bank as a legal consultant in the Lao PDR advising on issues concerning governance in financial transactions.
Franco has also been extensively involved in legal education having for many years taught in the Practical Legal Training programs in South Australia. He also holds the status of Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Flinders University where he teaches in corporate and commercial law subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Franco has been a legal member of the Nurses Board of South Australia. He has been involved with Relationships Australia SA since 2000 and is currently a member of the Investment Committee.
Vicki Toovey has been a member of the Relationships Australia SA Board since 2009. She has had over twenty years experience in both the State and Commonwealth public sector as well as involvement with community organisations and inter-governmental committees.
Her role as a Senior Executive in both Commonwealth and State Governments with a particular focus on social policy included Director of Women’s Health Statewide, Director of the SA Office for Women and Director in Premier and Cabinet. Vicki has worked in Indigenous Affairs, Family and Community Services at the Federal level.
She has been an advocate for people with disabilities including as President of Women with Disabilities Australia and membership and chair of Commonwealth disability advisory bodies. She is a librarian by training and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Vicki chairs the Board’s Governance Committee and is a member of the Service Governance Committee.
Geoff is a chartered accountant and is the Principal of GK Business and Taxation Consulting, an accounting firm specialising in taxation and small business consulting.
He has over 25 years experience in professional practice and was a partner of a mid-tier firm until going into business for himself in 2009. He has many years of experience in advising small businesses in many different areas including manufacturing, retail and primary production and importing.
He has been a Board member of Relationships Australia SA since 1998. Geoff is also on the board of an Aged Care Facility and South Australia’s leading Golf Club, Kooyonga.
Before beginning work in community services, Harold worked with a number of multi-national organisations in sales, marketing and human resources.
Since being offered his first position in a community services organisation, Harold has worked in child protection, disability, aged care and not for profit housing organisations until taking up a role in the Business School at Flinders University. He teaches accountancy and works with young people and international students to help them make the transition from secondary school to the University.
Harold’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University, Honours Degree in Psychology from Adelaide University, a Master of Policy and Administration from Flinders Univeristy, Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and a Bachelor of Accounting from Flinders University.
Marion brings over 25 years experience in the health care. She has worked in executive and research roles in both the public and private sector, informed health care planning, research and policy through strategic partnership, professional development and effective governance to inform strategy, and achieved $7.5 million in research and grant funding in partnership with lead agencies.
Serving as the General Manager, Support, Research and Policy at Cancer Council SA, Marion was awarded a 2015 Churchill Fellowship for her dedication and passion towards survivorship research at a population level. She recently completed a MPH, 2015, and currently serves as the Chair of the Joanna Briggs Institute Cancer Node. She has completed a Professional Doctorate, Masters of Nursing Science, Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Nursing , Cardiac Care Certificate, Hyperbaric Certificate and awarded the Diploma of Applied Science.
In addition to this study, Marion has also completed training in the areas of clinical practice improvement programs, diploma in training and assessment (TAA) and Certificate IV (TAE) and Executive Leadership Program through University of Melbourne. As the nursing representative for the inaugural Statewide Cardiac Network, she established a statewide model for cardiac education and was the CSC of the Cardiovascular Interventional Unit, Royal Adelaide for over 10 years. Marion was previously an elected member of the NMBSA (2005-2011) and more recently she has been appointed the inaugural position of Professor of Cancer Nursing at UniSA.