Our Board & Staff
People and Parks Foundation is governed by a Board that sets policy and strategic goals guiding the foundation's operations.
Professor John Stanley, Chair
John joined the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at University of Sydney in July 2008 as Adjunct Professor and Bus Industry Confederation Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Land Transport. Prior to taking on this role, he had nine years as Executive Director of Bus Association Victoria, after eight years as Deputy Chairman of the National Road Transport Commission.
John has been a member of the Committee for Melbourne's Transport and Climate Change Task Forces, the Vicurban Board, the Urban Renewal Authority Victoria Board, the Victorian Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council and is now a board member of Road Safety Inspections and Chair of ADC Forum, an Australian leadership development group. In 2012-13 he was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee advising Victoria’s Minister for Planning on Melbourne’s new Metropolitan Planning Strategy. John is also a member of the ITLS and Monash ITS Advisory Committees. He was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to public transport and conservation.
Roger is a founder and principal of independent corporate advisory firm, Fawkner Capital. Roger has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate adviser, manager and investor and heads Fawkner Capital’s work in the construction and engineering, e-business, healthcare, cleantech, telecommunications and tourism sectors.
Roger has led an extensive range of assignments including work for public sector enterprises financial and business groups as well as venture capital and public equity raisings. Roger also holds a number of Board positions these include Innovation Australia and National Financial Solutions.
Previous Board positions include Medibank Private, Industry Research and Development Board, Kakadu Tourism and Chairman of the Yarra Bend Park Trust.
Professor Andrew Vizard
Professor Andrew Vizard is a Principal Fellow and former Director of the Mackinnon Project at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne. Andrew is an experienced company director and has served on the board of numerous companies, statutory bodies and scientific organisations. He is currently a board member of Parks Victoria, a Director of Ridley Corporation Ltd, a trustee of the Australian Wool Education Trust and Chair of The Vizard Foundation.
Alison Hill is an experienced executive in the not for profit sector who is passionate about organisations having clear and inspiring visions, and the capacity and resources needed to achieve life changing missions.
Alison has played a leadership role in significant social change projects across a range of sectors including education, the arts, microfinance and homelessness. Her expertise is in strategic planning, organisational development, fundraising and advocacy. She has a commercial sector background in marketing communications, an entrepreneurial spirit and a deep commitment to social justice values.
Alison is currently working part time in strategy and engagement at Housing Choices Australia, a provider of safe, affordable, quality housing for people who are missing out. Alison has several years experience as a non executive director and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
Ms Chris Trotman is a former Chief Executive Officer of a disability support service, with many years of experience in senior roles in the not-for-profit sector. Ms Trotman has considerable Board and Committee experience and currently also serves on the Boards of Parks Victoria, Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria and Gippsland Southern Health Service. She also Chairs the AICD Regional Council for Gippsland and is an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committees for East Gippsland Water, Uniting Care Gippsland and West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
Mr Andrew Grant is the Managing Director of Tasman Environmental Markets and has an extensive background in natural resource management and business. He is the Chairman of the Carbon Market Institute and has executive and board experience with organisations including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Earthwatch, the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting and the Banksia Environmental Foundation. He has held several management positions in Parks Victoria and is a former Chair of the Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment Management Authority.
Rob Anderson, CEO
Rob has had a long and distinguished career in leading not for profit organisations across a number of sectors. Most recently Rob was Chief Executive Officer of Disability Sport and Recreation where he oversaw significant reforms and growth to ensure the organisation became the industry benchmark. He has led the establishment of community development projects both domestically and overseas and was Regional Manger for Camp Quality.
Prior to becoming involved in the charitable sector Rob was CEO of the Australian Professional Footballers’ Association, AFL Umpires’ Association in addition to a decade working in a variety of roles for the Australian Football League. Rob is a former Chairperson of Eating Disorders Victoria and currently Chair of Disability Sport and Recreation.
Meredith Lamb, Manager - Operations
Meredith has enjoyed a varied career, working in Japan as an ESL teacher and in Edinburgh as an office manager, a project officer focused on business improvement and a client relations advisor. With a total of eight years living abroad, her experiences have furnished her with a comprehensive understanding of a diverse range of industries, societies and cultures.
Meredith works across the various operational areas of the Foundation, with an emphasis on project support, including stakeholder and partner engagement, social media management, contributing to website development, program development and other essential marketing tools for the organisation’s key programs.