Vladimir Malcik – Chairperson
Vladimir is an experienced director and chief financial officer with experience in a range of sectors, including banking, mining, retirement living and defence.
He has strong skills in financial management, IT strategy development, joint ventures, company performance improvements and leadership.
Nadia is a highly experienced and qualified project manager and administrator with more than 25 years in SA government. As a person with a disability – she sustained a subarachnoid haemorrhage at the age of 12 which left her partially paralysed on her left side – Nadia is passionate about the areas of health and fitness, and helping people with disabilities reach their full potential. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leaders for Tomorrow Program. She has participated in and won numerous national and international Paralympic events.
Michael is a leader in service delivery solutions and a pioneer of advanced technology in the pharmacy industry. He has 20 years experience running large pharmacy businesses serving retail and institutional clients. Michael is a board member of North Eastern Community Hospital and Nursing Home.
Brendan is a highly experienced senior executive and Chief Information Officer, a position he held at the Australian Submarine Corporation and South Australian Justice Department for a combined 15 years. He has a background in improving business performance through business, information and IT strategy development and information and IT governance.
Shane Cheek is a Founder and Managing Director of Acumen Ventures and has significant experience within investment and funds management, research commercialisation and strategic consulting. He holds postgraduate qualifications in Business and Technology and is an Adjunct Industry Fellow of the University of South Australia.
Katherine is a qualified as a Lawyer, Katherine completed her first Bachelor degree in Science majoring in microbiology and immunology. Her legal career has included engagement with law firms across Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and New York and a long-term secondment to Santos.
Katherine is currently employed as General Counsel and Company Secretary at Naval Group Australia and joins the Board with extensive experience in large projects, corporate transactions and corporate governance. Her interest in the work of Brain Injury SA was fostered by people she met in undertaking the Governor’s Leadership Program during 2018.
Joining the Board in 2019, Paola Niscioli has an extensive career in marketing, communications and business development across a diverse range of industries, specialising in the performing and visual arts. This has included leading teams both at the Adelaide Festival Centre as Marketing Executive and more recently at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as Director of Marketing and Development. In October 2020 she joined History Trust of South Australia in the newly created role of Head, Philanthropy and Development.