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Daniel Briggs

Daniel is a Barrister at the Victorian Bar.  Daniel brings to his role on the board of the Sandro Demaio Foundation both his legal expertise and extensive experience in leadership roles with charities such as Make-A-Wish® Australia, St John’s Ambulance, Surf Live Saving Victoria and NCDFREE.  Previously, Daniel worked as a solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler, after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts.  He is currently undertaking his Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.  


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Jason Calvert

Jason is the Head of Quality and Evaluation at Save The Children. Jason is an experienced evaluation specialist in the international development sector and previously led the development of the monitoring and evaluation practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) UK. Jason was responsible for building a team of staff from scratch to 11 people, with an average revenue of £1 million per annum. During his time in this role he designed and conducted technical monitoring and evaluation work for major donor-funded development programs in countries such as; Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia and Tanzania.

Previously, Jason worked as a health economist at PwC Australia, and during this role he undertook a secondment in the non-communicable disease division of the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe to support them with research, evaluation and cost-effective analysis.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.


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Alexandra Jones

Alexandra Jones is a public health lawyer with an interest in using law to create conditions for people to live healthier lives. In her current position in The George Institute’s Food Policy division, she leads work on regulatory strategies to promote healthier diets. Ali has previously worked on global tobacco control, and in health and human rights. She holds law degrees from Sydney University and Georgetown Law Centre (Washington, D.C.) and is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the regulation of nutrition labelling globally. Ali tweets about Australia’s Health Star Rating system, sugar taxes, and other policy tools to improve the food environment at @alikjones.


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Dieu Ndenzako

Dieu is an Associate Director at Macquarie Capital (the investment banking division of Macquarie Group) where he has led a number of significant transactions and strategic initiatives for a number of large Australian corporations.  

Dieu commenced working at Macquarie in 2009 after graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce and holds postgraduate qualifications from INSEAD (France).

Dieu has a strong focus on building and strengthening internal and external relationships, leadership and mentoring, working across diverse cultures and challenging the status quo. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with strong technical capabilities and expertise in finance, accounting and corporate strategy.

Dieu has a number of interests and community activities outside of his investment banking career including:

  • Mentoring adult migrants who have recently arrived in Australia with entering the Australian job market;

  • Acting as a founding member of Red White and Blue, an arm of the Western Bulldogs Forever Foundation focused on supporting the Western Bulldogs AFL Football Club and supporting a range of initiatives in the Western Region.


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Lynn Demaio 

Lynn has over 35 years’ experience in community service and business management. 

In a voluntary capacity, Lynn has provided her services to the community through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australian Migrant Education services, Scout movement, local school community, and information and support centres.

Previously, Lynn spent over 20 years supporting the management of Burwood Healthcare and worked as an Occupational Therapist, focussing on rehabilitation and mental health.