The board of the Lasallian Foundation is appointed by, and reports to, the Lasallian Mission Council. The Lasallian Mission Council is the organisation responsible for conducting and sustaining the Lasallian mission in Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea, both current and into the future.
For more information on Lasallian Mission Council visit https://www.delasalle.org.au/
Directors of the Lasallian Foundation Board are appointed by the Lasallian Mission Council. The Board meets three times each year, with its main functions being to guide the strategic direction, monitor accountability and performance, review and approve policies, and ensure compliance with relevant laws, codes of conduct and ethical standards.
There are currently seven Directors appointed to the Lasallian Foundation Board.
Br John Pill FSC
Br John is an experienced educator. He has been a De La Salle Brother for 52 years and has spent the majority of his working life as a teacher and school administrator and more recently, four years at yourtown.. When he moved from active ministry in school, Br John became the Director of Mission for the District of ANZPPNG with responsibility for the establishment of new governance structures and forms of Association within the Australian and New Zealand Lasallian school and welfare network. He subsequently spent four years working out of the Brothers Regional Office in Singapore developing and delivering formation programs for Brothers and staff in some seven countries of the Region. He was a member of the former Lasallian Formation Board
Mr Andrew Madden
Andrew is an experienced and successful business executive with an extensive background in Technology Media, Telecommunications and Investment Banking, working in Australasia, Asia and North America.
Andrew has considerable leadership experience in the execution of large scale, large value technology transformation projects working as a senior executive with some of Australia’s innovative companies such as Macquarie Bank and Telstra.
Andrew’s commercial and transformation project experience spans two decades, affording him a broad range of transformation, commercial, negotiation, analytical, financial, risk management, and leadership skills.
Ms Tracy Adams (Chair)
Tracy has extensive leadership and management experience, including more than 30 years’ experience, with yourtown, one of Australia’s largest charitable organisations providing support to tens of thousands young people each year. During her time as CEO she has overseen a number of significant projects including a name and brand change, expansion of operations nationally, development of advocacy and research projects related to social issues impacting children and young people and achieved year on year growth in revenue.
Tracy is a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). She holds a number of Board positions in the for profit and not for profit space and is an active member of the Lasallian Community within the District as well as at Institute level.
Br Al Sherry FMS (Awaiting Confirmation)
Br Allen Sherry fms
Consultant in International Development and Funding for Mission.
Allen is a member of the Marist Brothers Province of Australia with missions in five countries of Melanesia, Timor Leste and Cambodia.
From 2011 to 2019 Allen was Chief Executive Officer of the international aid and development NGO Australian Marist Solidarity (AMS) located in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to this he was foundation Executive Director of Marist Brothers International Solidarity Bureau (BIS) in Rome (8 years) and foundation director of Marist Solidarity Office (MSO Melbourne 7 years).
Allen is experienced in conducting international workshops for NGO personnel on the project cycle, fund searching, communications and marketing. He has offered these in several countries including Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Thailand, the Pacific Islands and Australia.
Allen is currently a member of the following boards of INGOs:
• Good Shepherd International Foundation Rome (GSIF)
• FMSI ONLUS Rome
• Marist Solidarity Cambodia
• Marist Fathers Mission Centre, Australia
• Medicines for Humanity, USA.
He is also a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Strategic Planning Group of the Mary Ward International Foundation Australia, the Finance, Audit and Governance Committee of GSIF and the Investment Advisory Committee of the Marist Fathers International Mission Office.
Mr Arthur Hubbard
Arthur has had extensive leadership, project management, consulting and financial experience gained in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands during his working career.
He has under taken professional roles which include, four years as Chairman of Kumul Hotels Ltd and senior roles with Australia and New Zealand Banking Corp Ltd mainly in Finance and Operations, and at locations including Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Kingdom of Tonga.
He has a passion for achieving success in making a significant difference through the provision of leadership, influence, ownership, consultation and engagement.
He is strong on volunteering as he strongly believes individuals have an obligation to give back to their Community. He has been a member of Rotary since 1992, with roles including that of Treasurer, President and Secretary. This is in addition to a two-year role as Treasurer of Rotary District 9800. Currently he is also Chairman of BayCISS. BayCISS, a registered not-for-profit community charity providing an extensive range of services for community members living in the Bayside and parts of Kingston.
Mr Nick Maley
Nick Maley is an Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office. Nick is in charge of the ATO’s Banking and Finance Strategy. Prior to the ATO, Nick was an advisor at a large professional services firm in both Sydney and New York. Nick was formerly a member of the CatholicCare advisory board for the Diocese of Parramatta. Nick is a solicitor member of the Law Society of NSW and a member of the State Council (NSW) of The Tax Institute.
Mr Angelo Spadavecchia (Awaiting Confirmation)
Angelo Spadavecchia began his Lasallian journey from his primary school years, educated by the De La Salle Brothers at St Michael’s College Adelaide and serving as College Captain in 1999. After completing his secondary education, Angelo volunteered to establish Lasallian Youth Ministry in Adelaide and taught at Mulan Indigenous Community Catholic School, Western Australia. Angelo holds university degrees in both Theology and Education. In addition, he completed a Master of International Law and International Relations with an associated internship at the Refugee Council of Australia in Sydney. Angelo was based for some years in Rome, firstly as an intern at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican City. He later worked in Rome at the De La Salle Brothers Generalate assisting the Lasallian Solidarity and Development Secretariat. Angelo then worked in Rome as Director of Communications for Solidarity with South Sudan. During this time, Angelo visited projects throughout Ethiopia, South Sudan and Bethlehem University in the Holy Land. Most recently, Angelo held the position of Grants Manager at the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) in Rome. He worked with the UISG executive to implement, monitor and report on multiple UISG grants to support worldwide UISG projects led by women religious including: anti-human trafficking, migrants and refugees as well as various formation programs. In 2020, Angelo continued his work in Rome during the Covid-19 pandemic to support religious comminutes, nursing homes, hospitals and projects around the world impacted by the pandemic. He has held several educational roles at St. Michael’s College Adelaide ranging from a Religious Education teacher to leadership positions as the former Religious Education Curriculum Coordinator and former Director of Mission (APRIM) Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission. In January 2021, Angelo returned from Rome to his educational position at St. Michael’s College and was pleased to return ‘home’ to Adelaide and continue his work in support of the Lasallian mission and the ANZPPNG District.