John Gherardi

John Gherardi
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Member of the Board of Management

 

BOARD EXPERIENCE

  • WA State Housing Commission – Director.
  • Community Housing Assoc. – President.
  • WA Council of Social Services [WACOSS] – Director.
  • WA Peak Mental Health Assoc. – President.

 

ON GOVERNANCE

  • I have listened, learnt, and implemented governance in many NFP organisations, small and large. Continue to listen/learn.
  • Oversight of 2 new constitutions for CCL, 2018 & 2021.
  • Chief Executive of human service NFP with 150 staff & $10m budget for 10 years.
  • I try to avoid the hierarchical model prevalent in many NFPs today.

 

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • Belief in the Common Good.
  • Strategic, creative and critical thinking.
  • High-level accounting skills, but no formal qualifications.
  • Committed to a collaborative approach.
  • Political nous and political engagement over decades
  • Participated in 25 CCL MP lobby meetings 2018-2021.
  • Solidarity with people at the margins.
  • Create prominent space for women & young people.

 

LIFE REFERENCES

  • The 13.8 bn year Universe Story.
  • The 4.5 bn year Earth Story.
  • Indigenous Wisdom.
  • Ecological orientation.

 

FIRST NATION PEOPLE ENGAGEMENT

  • Walked and worked with FNP since 1979
  • National, State & local Land Rights research & advocacy
  • Full time employment with FNP 6 years, 1982 – 88.
  • Multiple on-country journeys with FNP, incl Mutitjulu community at Uluru.