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 Moffatt OAM
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.
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. Prior to that he spent 20 years in the Utility and Energy industries managing information and technology. Brendan has a background of driving business and process improvement, through the use of information and technology tools.
Shane is an experienced non-executive director and chair having served on several boards across technology, logistics, funds management and the NFP sector over the last 13 years.
Previously, he was Managing Partner at Acumen Ventures, a funds management company carrying growth technology, buyout and venture investment mandates across Australia and South East Asia. Earlier in his career he founded, grew and sold two companies in advanced manufacturing and enterprise software. He holds a Master of Science & Technology Commercialisation from the University of Adelaide, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of South Australia (where he is an Adjunct Industry Fellow), and a Certificate of Transformational Leadership from Carnegie Mellon University.
Katherine is qualified as a Lawyer. Katherine completed her first bachelor’s 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.
Paola Niscioli has an extensive career in marketing, communications, fundraising and business development specialising in the arts and cultural sector. This has included leading large teams at the Adelaide Festival Centre and at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and more recently, starting up the philanthropic and development function for the History Trust of South Australia. Paola is presently General Manager, Operations at Ukaria Cultural Centre.
Enjoying sharing her skill set with the community, Paola joined the board of Brain Injury SA in 2019, after being introduced to the organisation while undertaking the Leaders’ Institute Governor’s Leadership Foundation program in 2018.
The Board has created the role of Board Trainee to provide an opportunity to someone living with brain injury to gain experience in governance and actively contribute to the directions of services delivered by Brain Injury SA.
The Board Trainee serves for up to two years, with the opportunity providing the trainee valuable board experience, governance training, and the ability to develop personal networks within the NFP governance community. The trainee participates in all aspects of Board discussions and deliberations but is not entitled to vote and therefore does not hold the usual responsibilities as a Board Director.
In July 2022, we welcomed our third Board trainees, Mia Formicella, who brings her experience as a practicing Solicitor to the role, along with her lived experience of managing a sport related brain injury. Mia commenced her involvement with BISA through her experience with the yRTP group and subsequently her membership of the co-design committee led by a previous Board trainee, Lauren Spear, to develop the BISA Disability Action Plan. The Board greatly values the expansion of knowledge of brain injury brought by the Board Trainee role, along with benefiting from the other skills and life experience of the person appointed.