Beata Koropatwa, Chair
Beata Koropatwa has a strong track record of successful business development and leadership for over 20 years. She holds a number of key positions including Founder and CEO of Auslaser Business Solutions, Founder of The Confidante P.L. She has been responsible for the company’s strategic direction, development, growth, and success. She was the chair for eight years for The Hunger Project in New York. She was the Finalist for Executive of the Year Awards 2013 for CEO Magazine.
It is often said, “Where your passion lies, your heart and mind will follow”. This quote is perhaps the reason why, although she started out in the legal sector, she quickly found herself thriving in the business world as she found it exciting and fulfilling. With its ever changing environment and evolution, it brings opportunities for learning and being of service to others. She holds and has held a number of board positions and been Chair to various entities. Her involvement at board level spans the private, community, government and not-for-profit sectors. Her particular strength is that of leadership, bringing people together, inspiring, motivating and coaching to achieve a common goal through collaborative team efforts. Communication, negotiation, networking and having a great understanding of client requirements are her core strengths. She has coached and inspired many CEO’s, executives and entrepreneurs to succeed for over two decades. Her passion for helping others goes beyond the business sector as she is deeply committed to making a significant difference outside the business world with her philanthropic ventures and giving her time to causes she cares about.
Francesca Manglaviti - Chief Executive Officer, Director
Francesca Manglaviti joined the CCA Board of Directors in 2008, having spent three years as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer. Francesca has held senior management positions in not-for-profit, commercial and government organisations. She offers significant experience in strategic planning, liaison with government, stakeholder management, education and developing organisational capacity.
Phil Picking, Director
Philip Picking, ACA, Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Retired. He has extensive experience in the consulting engineering business as a Financial Controller with AECOM Australia and WE Bassett Consulting Engineers after commencing with Deloittes, John Holland, Wandel & Goltermann and the Public Transport Ombudsman Victoriia. Philip has lived with Crohn’s disease since his mid-twenties.
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
David Reckenberg is a lawyer who has worked both ‘in-house’ and in private practice in the wealth management industry for over 20 years. During that time he has also held senior operational (non-legal) management roles. David currently works part time as a special counsel with Hive Legal. David enjoys using his strong technical expertise and communication skills to help financial services organisations achieve key strategic improvements by ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations; rationalising products and operations and launching new products. After more than 20 years working in this industry, specialising particularly in superannuation law, he has a strong network of peers. David is also studying part time to obtain a graduate certificate in teaching English as a second language. He started supporting CCA quite a few years ago after a family member was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
Hayley Torpy, Director
Hayley Torpy is a Chartered Accountant practicing at MOR Accountants, Ballarat, where she works across multiple specialties including accounting, structuring and taxation. From 2004 to 2012, Hayley worked at Deloitte in Melbourne, in the Tax division of Deloitte Private, specialising in the SME market. Hayley studied at the University of Melbourne where she is a member of the Alumni of the Arts, Laws and Commerce Faculties and the University College Alumni. She is the Treasurer and Board Member for the Ballarat Business Centre, Director and Secretary of the Lyon Foundation Limited (a public art museum in Melbourne) and holds memberships with the Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Tax Institute of Australia.
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.