Our Board
Past & Present Chairs

Ranjit Gajendra Nadarajah


Ranjit Gajendra is the current Chair of the Board of EV, and has been a member of the Board since 2012.
Ranjit nurtures relationships and is a storyteller with more than twenty years of management, leadership, advisory, and governance experience in diverse international contexts across including business and finance, higher education and research, and program management.
Committed to equity, inclusiveness, community development, and sustainable change, Ranjit has applied his skills and experience to diverse social projects that generate economic, health, and social benefits for vulnerable communities.
Ranjit is a Fellow of the Governance Institute, of CPA, and of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Ranjit holds a Masters of Education Management, a Masters of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and is a PhD candidate studying ‘management, leadership and governance aspects of transnational research collaboration and knowledge translation’.

Sarah-Jane Terrill


Sarah-Jane is passionate about leading and transforming capability building. As the recruitment & learning and development manager at Court Network she is committed to designing and delivering impactful and memorable learning, training assets and artefacts. Drawing upon careers in disability services, tertiary teaching, tertiary quality assurance management and consulting, as well as learning and... development leadership, she is committed to achieving outstanding service provision and achievements. She is a campaigner for curiosity, innovation, and inclusion. She leads for a core commitment to empowerment and belonging and is deeply committed to strengthening and promoting individual and collective abilities, achievements, and outcomes.

Sue Edmonds


A qualified CPA and registered tax agent, Sue has more than 35 years experience in accounting and taxation public practice, catering to small business, investors, self-managed super funds, and individuals. Her accounting practice focuses strongly on client relationships and quality service. Sue also brings 10 years experience in accounting and audit in the State Government Education and Community Services sectors. Sue has been a member of the EV Board for over 10 years... Sue’s vision for EV is to continue to provide caring, timely, efficient, and effective services to the community in an environment where government funding is becoming an increasingly scarce resource.

Raju Adhikari

Board Member

Dr. Adhikari has 28 years of R&D experience at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for product development, technology transfer, and commercialisation. He is one of the coinventors of Elast-EonTM and NovoSorbTM and TranspiratiOnal platform technologies. He holds the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Science, RMIT University, and has published 6 book chapters, over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and 28 patents with citations of over 9500....

As founding chair of the Nepal Science Foundation, Skill Knowledge, and Innovation (SKI) (NRNA), and global research director of Emotional Well-Being Institute (EWBI) Geneva, he has been a strong advocate of access to health and science education for all. As a member of the South Asian Communities Ministerial Advisory Council (SACMAC), and the Victoria Multicultural Commission, he has worked closely with Government to champion migrant communities’ issues.

Colin Bostock

Board Member

Colin has extensive experience in Place Making, Community Development & Engagement, Community Safety and Reconciliation Projects across State and Local Government. He enjoyed a successful career in the Royal Navy as a senior Logistics & Supply Officer. With strong interpersonal and communication skills and recent change management experience, he is a skilled and brave negotiator in difficult management issues. He enjoys working closely with our culturally diverse community and wants to make the city a safe place to live healthy, connected lives, where everyone is welcome.

Kathy Walker OAM

Board Member

Kathy is highly respected for her expertise and skills in change management, effective communication and leadership, conflict resolution and relationship enhancement.

Kathy  presents to  and coaches educators, leaders and organisations across the world in  a wide range of sectors including the corporate world, educational settings and Boards of Management. Kathy is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator and coach.

Kathy’s outstanding contribution  is demonstrated by being awarded an Order of Australia in 2015 and the recipient of many fellowships and awards.

She was an academic at RMIT university, Manager of Child Play Therapy at  Monash and was Founding Director of the international organisation  Early Life Foundations which supports parents and educators  in  the early childhood and primary sectors across the world.

She has had experience as a Board member in a  number of other organisations.

She has worked in leadership and change management for over 20 years nationally and internationally.

Kathy is a recognised author  of 7 text books with Penguin Publishing and the Australian Council of Educational Research. 

Sally Hoffman

Board Member

Sally is a collaborative and innovative thought leader, well-versed in navigating diverse settings. She excels in spearheading transformational change with the aim of achieving substantial social impact. A strategic disruptor when necessary, Sally adeptly influences systems, processes, and teams. Her innate team player qualities complement her robust commercial acumen, strategic business planning expertise, and sound financial management skills to ensure the successful realization of agreed-upon outcomes. Sally is dedicated to creating a world where "People and Planet thrive in Balance" through the application of a diverse set of economic principles.

In the spirit of reconciliation, EV acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land and pays respect to its elders past and present.

We are an inclusive organisation supporting Culturally and Linguistically diverse people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual Communities.

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