Our Board

Bruce Rosengarten has spent over 35 years in executive roles across eminent organisations, and has been living with ulcerative colitis for more than 40 years. 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.


Professor Paul Pavli AM 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.


Associate Professor 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.


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.


Julie Weldon has worked in corporate communication in both the Australia and the UK for nearly 25 years. She is the Managing Director of JAW Communications, a consultancy she founded in 2011, which works across a wide range of industries and sectors, including government, corporates, small businesses and not-for-profit groups.

She was previously a director of the International Association of Business Communicators (Victoria) and served on several of IABC’s international task-forces and committees. Julie has lived with Crohn’s disease since 1994.


James Oliver 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 as well as a registered company auditor. He is a member of several industry working groups on matters related to regulation, internal controls and governance.

He has seen first-hand the impact IBD can have on people, and the difference CCA is making. His goal as a board member is to contribute to making what is an already well-run organisation even better, through strong risk management, compliance and oversight of financial processes.


Recently two of Anthony Aboud’s cousins were diagnosed with Crohns and this has been a scary and confusing time for them and their families, not knowing what the future would hold for them. Anthony’s wife has lived with Colitis for 25 years and he understands how the support she gained over time, has helped her through the confusion, anxiety and fear. He is passionate about being part of the solution and wants to contribute his skills to an organisation that can make a difference. An organisation that empowers people like his wife to achieve their potential in life with no exceptions.

Anthony holds a Graduate Certificate in Business administration and is completing his MBA. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and recently completed the Directors Course and will graduate in 2019.

In the past 6 years, Anthony has been on the Board of Distinctive Options, a NDIS disability services organisation in Sunbury. He has been the Chairperson for the last 4 years.

Anthony is an innovative, commercially astute and accomplished Executive, leading organisational transformations and achieving growth through improved customer experience.

His career is highlighted by working in some of the world’s largest organisations including GE Money and GE Capital. His most recent appointments were at ME Bank in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Change Officer. Since January 2019, he has taken a role that is responsible for Business Process Transformation with National Australia Bank.

Anthony’s career achievements are best identified through his ability to design and execute complex transformation programs that demand whole of organisation change. He has successfully delivered digitisation, customer engagement, employee engagement and performance optimisation outcomes.

Anthony is married to Pinar and has 2 children. Spencer is 17 and Lucia is 14. He loves spending time with them, enjoying the outdoors and creating activities for quality family time.

Our CEO

Associate Professor Leanne Raven FAICD 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. Leanne has friends and family living with inflammatory bowel disease.