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The Board of the CAPS is committed to a long-term strategy of measurable success and excellence in the fields of child abuse prevention and family support.

Chair - Andrew Grech

Andrew Grech was elected Chair in May 2012 having originally joined the Board as Treasurer in July 2010. Andrew holds Master of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degrees as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. He is a Chartered Accountant and spent more than ten years in public accounting in Australia and the Czech Republic before joining and international consulting company in their Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) business. Over several years in BPO, Andrew held general management roles with an emphasis on business start-up and people management. He is also involved in mentoring programs involving high school students.

Vice Chair - Anthony Blyth

Anthony joined the CAPS board in 2012. Anthony has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments. Anthony has extensive experience as a management and technology consultant within the Energy, Government and Banking sectors. Previous companies he has managed major projects for include NSW RTA, ANZ, ING, BNP Paribas, Coles Myer, Energy Australia, Origin Energy, Powercor Australia and Integral Energy.

Treasurer - Daniella Traino

Daniella is a highly experienced information security and risk management specialist having worked in various senior leadership roles across Professional Services, Banking and Finance and State Government organisations. Daniella holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Computer Science, Accounting) from the University of Sydney, is a Certified Information Security Manager (Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA)) and a Chartered Accountant (ICAA). Daniella is also an associate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AAICD). She is formerly the National Treasurer of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and a member of its National Executive.

 Secretary–Clare Perkins

 Clare joined the Board as Secretary in June 2015. Clare has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance) from the University of NSW, is a Chartered Accountant and accredited with the Australian Financial Markets Association. Clare has extensive experience across banking and finance, and has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Clare has worked in banking for over 10 years for a number of companies, including Westpac, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Citibank and Ernst & Young.  Clare is also actively involved in both the graduate and mentoring programs across Westpac. 

 Board Member - Alison Crealy

Alison joined the Board as Treasurer in June 2012. She is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in financial analysis and management in Australia and Europe. As well as her work in public accounting and more recently as the financial leader for Owens Corning in Belgium, she has participated in numerous community projects. The latest of such projects was an after school homework school in central Brussels for disadvantaged children.

Board Member - Ellen Stuebe

Ellen is a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, trained in a complex dynamic systems approach that draws on cutting edge neurobiology and the latest developments in human development, trauma and relationship theories. Ellen specialises in working with adults who have experienced various forms of childhood trauma - including abuse and neglect. She also has a special interest in the parent-child relationship and in working with parents of young children, including new and expectant parents. She is a Clinical member of the Australian Somatic Psycotherapy Association (ASPA), a Provisional member of PACFA and is listed on the government regulated ARCAP register.

Board Member - John Cowell

John is General Counsel and Company Secretary for Healthdirect Australia and has been with that company since its incorporation by COAG in 2006. Healthdirect Australia is funded by Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments to deliver national tele-health and e-health solutions to the general public. John holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and has more than 17 years' public and private practice experience in commercial and corporate advisrory. He has worked in Australia and overseas holding internal legal and governance roles in Bangladesh, China, India, Singapore, South Korea and the UAE. John also currently serves as a Director for Karralalika programs Inc, a Not-for-profit organisation that supports adults and their families through a range of alcohol and drug programs.


Honorary Corporate Advisor - Stephen Cartwright
Stephen Cartwright is currently Chief Executive Officer of NSW Business Chamber. Stephen was formerly the Managing Director of Chandler Macleod Group Ltd (a company which he founded) and prior to that was a founding partner of specialist law firm Fisher Cartwright Berriman.  Stephen is a proven business builder, and is a dynamic and visionary leader with exceptional people skills.

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