Jan Jelte (Wal) Wiersma (original)

J J (Wal) Wiersma

Chairman

Although officially retired, Wal continues his consultancy work in residential tertiary education.  A resident of Yarraville since 2003, Wal was involved in Cross-Safe Yarraville and Preserve Yarraville Village, where he was part of the team appearing before VCAT to challenge inappropriate development.

Wal is a current Director and former Chair of the Board of the Seddon Community Bank, and he is the inaugural Chairman of the Inner West Community Foundation.

Andy Moutray-Read

Andy Moutray-Read

Committee Member

As CEO of IWCE, Andy brings a wide variety of experience to the Foundation and has been key in developing the Inner West Community Bike Hub, Inner West Community Media, Community Pitch, MAD Youth and the development of a new financial literacy program in partnership with VU. Andy has a background in accounting, recruitment, franchisor management, sales and small business with a passion to see the Inner West community continue to grow.

Sarah Franklyn

Sarah Franklyn

Committee Member

With a Bachelor of Business Marketing from Monash, Sarah has spent many years working in the loyalty, membership ad digital industries across a number of sectors along with volunteering her time as a mentor to university graduates and other community groups.

Sarah has also worked as a consultant for many small businesses and entrepreneurs to help build their marketing and business plans. A long-term resident of Yarraville, Sarah shares a passion for the people and places of the inner west.

Pamela Sutton Legaud

Pamela Sutton Legaud

Committee Member

Pamela Sutton-Legaud has built her career as a leader in the Australian and international not for profit sectors as a fundraiser and strategic manager in international aid, conservation and the environment with Bush Heritage Australia, Plan International and Oxfam Australia.
In recognition of her achievements, she was awarded the 2006 Victorian Telstra Business Woman of the Year award (Community & Government) for her work with Plan International and the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Pamela completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in February 2017 and is accredited as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) with CFRE International.

Jenny Britt

Jenny Britt

Committee Member

Along with many years working in the West, Jenny brings experience from across private, State and Federal public sectors. Jenny has a Masters of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has a strong understanding of the community sector, including sport and recreation, community infrastructure, disability and service delivery.

Alisa Hood

Alisa Hood

Committee Member

Alisa has cross-section of digital marketing and creative skills with vast experience across strategy, project management & marketing technology. She is a passionate digital marketer who harnesses an insight and analytical approach to marketing strategy development and brings experience across retail, telco, non-profit, higher education, arts & entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, telco and services industries.

Tony Sticca

Anthony (Tony) Sticca

Committee Member

Tony Sticca is a qualified architect with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and is currently General Manager Design & Development for Village Entertainment, a division of Village Roadshow Ltd.
Tony is a resident of Yarraville and has been living in the suburb for 20 years, raising 4 children in the community. He has been an active volunteer in sporting groups and is a life member of Yarraville Seddon Eagles Football Club where he undertook a number of roles including 2 years as Club President.

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Jonathon (Jack) Fitcher

Committee Member

Jack is a qualified Certified Practising Accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has over 20 years’ experience working in Finance roles across various industries with his most recent role being the Chief Financial Officer of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

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David St John

Committee Member

David has been employed for over 30 years in the shipbuilding & aerospace industries at Williamstown & Richmond.

His roles have included payroll, systems development, statistical analysis, technical writing, logistics analysis and engineering management.

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Ashley Coles

Committee Member

After many years working in banking in the inner west, Ash brings not only financial expertise to the Foundation but also a passion for community and bringing out the best in people.

With a Bachelor in Business (Banking & Finance), Ash is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, house renovating, triathalons and spending time with his young family.

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Suzanne Saunders

Committee Member

With a Bachelor of Education from Monash University, Suzanne has worked in various fields including education, hospitality and real estate with the common denominator being people, community and connection.

Her work in marketing and communications for Seddon Community Bank enables her to build strong connections with local business, community groups, sporting clubs and organisations.

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Freddy Lopez

Committee Member

Freddy is an FCPA with experience gained across diverse ASX listed organisations. Expertise spans commercial, business development and operations, with a demonstrated capacity to develop and execute strategy and build strong teams.