Our Board

Associate Professor Leanne Raven, CEO

Leanne has been acknowledged for her innovation in the not-for-profit sector as the winner of the 2013 Telstra Business Women’s Award in Victoria for Business Innovation. Prior to taking up the role with CCA Leanne was the CEO of Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids). She has led change and transformative growth in not-for-profit organisations to build capacity and sustainability. As a market-driven and contemporary CEO Leanne enjoys building purpose-driven companies that are creating social impact and making a difference in our lives and communities. She has qualifications in Science, Business Management, Nursing, Education and Company directorship and she has been honoured to be appointed in 2014 as an adjunct Associate Professor with the University of the Sunshine Coast Queensland, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering. She has been a self-employed strategy and management consultant with executive, non-executive director and senior management experience in primary health, community and human services, education and health professional regulation.

Bruce Rosengarten, Chairman

Bruce has spent over 35 years in executive roles across eminent organisations. Until mid-2017, Bruce was Executive General Manager, Commercial at Caltex responsible for all sales,marketing, innovation and convenience stores. Bruce has held senior roles at Weight Watchers (President Asia Pacific and emerging markets) at Shell (Global Vice President Retail, Marketing) where he led Fuels, Convenience stores, Loyalty, Cards, Marketing and the Shell brand globally. Prior, he was Executive Director at Crown launching Crown locally and internationally and running Tables Games. He spent over 12 years at Coles Myer running regions of Department stores and as Managing Director of World 4 Kids.

Bruce has extensive governance experience across a diverse range of organisations including ASX listed, private companies, joint ventures, industry associations and not for profit. Bruce was a Director of Jewish Care Vic 2008-15 and its President/Chair 2009-2012. He has held governance roles in not profit sector including the Singapore Jewish Welfare Board and as a Council Member of Mt Scopus Memorial College. He has also held extensive roles in industry associations including International Committee Chair National Association of Convenience Stores, Australian Institute of Petroleum, VP South Australian Retailer’s Association, Rundle Mall Management Committee Member.

Bruce is the author of Passionate Leadership, runs his own consultancy and is a member of several advisory Boards: Binyan 3D Studios (Chairman), Link Financial Services (Chairman) and MadMex.

Paul Pavli, Director

Professor Paul Pavli trained in Gastroenterology at Concord and Royal North Shore Hospitals in Sydney and has had an ongoing interest in the basic science and clinical aspects of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) since he finished his specialist training. Paul completed a Ph.D. in gastrointestinal immunology at the Australian National University (ANU) and has pursued an active research program studying the causes of IBD.  Working with researchers from the ANU, he helped establish the Australian Familial IBD Register in the early 1990s, and more recently, has been studying the role of bacteria in triggering IBD.

In parallel, he has helped develop a clinical service in IBD at Canberra Hospital where patients have access to all facets of treatment including clinical trials of novel therapies and nursing, surgical, nutritional and psychological support for patients and their families. Paul has maintained an active role as a teacher and mentor for undergraduate medical students, hospital resident staff, and advanced trainees in Gastroenterology who wish to specialize in the management of IBD. He has also served on a number of Federal and Territory government bodies and professional organizations including the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC), now the Advisory Committee on Pharmaceutical Medicines (ACPM), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and Therapeutic Guidelines.

Dr Greg Moore, Director

Dr. Greg Moore is an IBD specialist gastroenterologist. He founded the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Unit at Monash Medical Centre in 2006 and oversees a specialised IBD clinic. Greg coordinates a busy clinical trials unit, undertakes ongoing research and combines private practice and undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.  He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Medicine Monash University and supervises research students. Greg is also a member of Australian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Association, the peak medical IBD group, and is a sought after speaker at both scientific and public forums.

Anita Reilly, Director

Anita Reilly has a long association with CCA and served in an executive position for 20 years with CCA Queensland, which merged with CCA in 2009.  She runs CCA’s IBD Helpline and has an intimate knowledge and understanding of IBD with over two decades of experience working with and providing help to the IBD community. Anita has also felt the impact of IBD at a close, personal level for more than 30 years as her son, now an adult, has had Crohn’s since two-years of age.   Outside of her involvement with CCA, Anita co-owns a small business in the building & construction industry.

David Reckenberg, Director/Company Secretary

David Reckenberg is a lawyer who has worked both ‘in-house’ and in private practice in the wealth management industry for over 20 years, specialising in particular in superannuation law.  Between 2005 and 2009 he also held operational (non-legal) management roles with AXA.  David currently works part time as a special counsel with Hive Legal.  David is also a qualified teacher of English as a second language and teaches part time. He started supporting CCA quite a few years ago after a family member was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Hon Bernie Ripoll, Director

The Hon Bernie Ripoll has served in the Australian Commonwealth Parliament from 1998-2016 as the Member for Oxley and worked across government and opposition and on many Joint Parliamentary Committees as the Chair or Deputy Chair. Bernie also served as a member of the Government Executive in the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and chaired the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services delivering the “Ripoll Report” that led to the Future of Financial Advice FoFA reforms. Bernie served as a Shadow Minister in a number of portfolios including Financial Services and Superannuation and Small Business. Bernie has devoted many years to the community and ten years as director for a not-for-profit medical company, (Inala Primary Care), is currently a director of financial advice FinTech-startup MapMyPlan.com.au, the National Stock Exchange, and a member of the SMSFA Public Policy Committee.


Julie Weldon, Director

Julie has worked in corporate communication for nearly 25 years, and currently leads JAW Communications, a consultancy she founded in 2011, which works across a wide range of industries and sectors, including not-for-profit groups. She leverages her experience to support senior executives and business leaders on reputation and issues management; leadership positioning; employee engagement; branding and sponsorship; and policy development and generally help leaders harness the power of communication in their organisations.  Julie has been living with Crohn’s disease since 1994.


James Oliver, Director

James is a partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, specialising in governance, regulation, audit and risk management services to the financial services sector. He has worked in Deloitte’s London, Sydney and Melbourne offices and is well connected within the business community. James has a BSc Economics from the University of Nottingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a member of several industry working groups on matters related to regulation, internal controls and governance.