The Board

Paul Stone

Chairperson

Paul has almost 30 years’ experience in the international Oil & Gas industry and has held roles in engineering, project management, business development, and operational / general management, across the UK, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Paul holds degrees in Business Administration, Project Management, and Engineering, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Paul is currently the Director of Callidum Consulting and provides a range of Leadership, Organisation Improvement, Business Development, Project Delivery, and Enterprise Management advice to clients in the Energy / Resources Industry across Australia. Paul’s Board involvement also includes being the current President of the Petroleum Club of WA and the Deputy Chairman of an Independent Public (Primary) School. He has also held Non-Executive Director roles with NFP organisations in both the Education Services and NDIS sectors.

Paul’s primary passion is his family and spending as much time as possible with his wife of almost 20 years and his three young children.

Marco Russo

Treasurer

Marco, a Certified Practicing Accountant, is a Director of accounting firm Regency Partners, and with over 11 years experience in the accounting profession, he has been responsible for a broad range of clients across a range of industries.

With a passion for not-for-profits, Marco currently volunteers his time through the provision of pro-bono professional services and as Finance Director of the Meridian Global Foundation and zero2hero. Marco actively promotes new innovative systems that will deliver positive social outcomes to both organisations and the community alike.

To sustain an enjoyable and healthy state of wellbeing I tend to be aware and observe the following: - Connecting with others by developing and maintaining strong relationships with people who will support and enrich my life - Contributing to the community by volunteering my time to a cause and/or issue I care about, whether it’s helping a neighbour or volunteering at a charity - Taking care of myself by way of staying active, eating well, resting when needed and managing stress when it becomes apparent

Zaheer Mohamed

Board Member

Zaheer Mohamed is an experienced senior executive currently working in the public health sector.

Zaheer has extensive experience in leading strategic health initiatives at the local, state and national level.

He strongly believes that all children should have equal opportunity to succeed.

Enabling and supporting children to have a healthy mind and body is a key factor to success and quality of life.

His academic credentials include a Master of Business Management, Graduate Diploma in International Finance, Project Management Professional and undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and Public Health.

Neil Sadler

Board Member

Neil Sadler is a highly experienced leader and mentor.

Currently Managing Director – Asia Pacific of Altrad Services, Neil has worked virtually every level within the Oil & Gas, Mining and Industrial sectors for over 35 years, specialising in Strategic Planning, Growth Strategies and Financial Management.

Ashlee Harrison

CEO & Board Member

Along with her role as CEO of zero2hero, Ashlee is the director of social media consultancy Social Say, as well as a SafeTALK trainer, and a mentor. During her seven years working in mental health, she has partnered with many organisations including Lifeline, Suicide Prevention Australia and Foundation for Young Australians.

In 2015, Ashlee was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence, and in the same year was also awarded a Pride of Australia Medal. Additionally, in 2013, Ashlee won the WA Youth Award for Education, and was a Young Australian of the Year finalist.

Ashlee is a highly skilled communicator and facilitator, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University.

I make sure that I switch off, this means time without my phone, social media and television. I give myself plenty of time to just “be”, without some of the distractions of everyday life. I have a holistic view of managing my mental health. I exercise regularly, I eat wholesome “real” food, and I meditate.

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