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.
Alison Hill - Managing Director
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.
Roger Harley - Director
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 - Director
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.
Ross Passalaqua - Director
Ross Passalaqua is a Company Director and business consultant with broad leadership, commercial, operational, and technical experience ranging across multiple sectors including the tourism, safety, services, transport and logistics, oil, gas, and chemical industries in both Australia and internationally. Following an early career in consulting engineering and project management, Ross worked in corporate business roles in Australia and overseas primarily with the Shell Group of Companies. He later developed tourism management and development skills as CEO at the Falls Creek Alpine Resort prior to taking up several Board positions.
Ross is a Director of Disabled WinterSports Australia and has previously served on the Boards of Tourism North East, Parks Victoria and South East Water. He also provides independent safety management consulting and coaching services.
Meredith Lamb - Operations Manager
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 has worked across the various operational areas of the Foundation since February 2014. Her main areas of focus are project development, stakeholder and partner engagement, governance and regulatory compliance, marketing and communications, fundraising, and other essential activities that further the organisation’s key programs.