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Our Board

Sal Perna – Chair

Chair of Crime Stoppers Remuneration Committee
(Director 2009 – 2017)

Sal’s career spans 43 years fighting crime and corruption. He was appointed as Victoria’s inaugural Racing Integrity Commissioner in 2010 and has had his term extended until 2019. Reporting to Parliament, Sal is responsible for providing independent oversight of integrity in the State’s multi-billion dollar racing industry. Previously, Sal held senior executive roles heading two of Australia’s largest corporate security and investigation teams, at Australia Post and Telstra.

Prior to that, Sal had a 20-year police career reaching Commissioned Officer level, serving twice in the Homicide Squad, was commended on four occasions and awarded the National Medal in 1990 and Police Service Medal in 2014. Sal joined Crime Stoppers Victoria as a Director in 2009 and has served as Chairman since 2010.

 


Mark Burke – Treasurer and Deputy Chair

Chair of Crime Stoppers Audit & Risk Committee
(Director 2011 – 2017)

Mark has served as a Director of CSV since June 2011 and Audit Committee Chair since November 2012. Mark is a senior Finance professional and has private and public sector experience, as well as extensive exposure to the not for profit sector.  His industry experience includes Banking & Finance, Insurance, Automotive, Hospitality, Tourism, Water Utilities and Health.

Mark is a qualified CPA, holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).


Kondilo Sideris – Company Secretary

Member of Crime Stoppers Audit and Risk Committee
(Director 2012 – 2017)

Kondilo started her professional life practising law across a number of disciplines in both private practice and in-house. At Australia Post, she focussed on intellectual property and compliance before moving into management. Kondilo lead a change management project and worked on communicating Australia Post’s superannuation offering to its employees and members. 

Since October 2012, Kondilo has served as the Company Secretary of Crime Stoppers Victoria and also as a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee. Kondilo is humbled by the dedication of those who serve for the greater public good and feels privileged to serve as a member of the CSV Board. 


 Penny Croser – Board Member

Member of Crime Stoppers Remuneration Committee
(Director 2013 – 2017)

Penny has an extensive career in public service, including experience at Commonwealth and State levels, and internationally. Penny is currently an Executive Director in the Department of Education and Training. Prior to that, Penny was a Director in the Department of Justice and Regulation, where she led the establishment of Emergency Management Victoria, and the development of a new Police Act for Victoria.

Prior to that, Penny was a founding Executive in the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Agency, and an Executive in intergovernmental relations in Department of Premier and Cabinet. Penny has a lifelong commitment to public service and is dedicated to her role on the Crime Stoppers Board.


Adrian Roeling – Board Member

(Director 2014 – 2017)

Adrian spent 16 years managing communications businesses and developing communication strategies for all media spectrums, across a wide variety of international and Australian sectors. Adrian currently is the National Managing Director of Dentsu Mitchell. He is passionate about utilising technology to drive innovative marketing solutions to generate genuine engagement, facilitate education, and produce beneficial outcomes for governments, not-for-profits and brands alike.

Most importantly, Adrian is a husband and father of two young boys. His favourite thing in the world is spending time with his family; holidays, water skiing and coaching the boys’ soccer team. Adrian strongly believes in Crime Stoppers, and the important role the organisation plays in helping make our society a safer and more enjoyable one.


Margaret Pettitt – Board Member

(Director 2016 – 2017)

Margaret is a management consultant who works primarily in the government, community and not-for-profit sectors. She is passionate about helping organisations and individuals solve strategic problems and achieve sustainable, transformational change. Margaret’s key areas of expertise include organisational redesign, leadership development, executive coaching and workforce planning. Most recently, Margaret was an Executive General Manager of the People and Community division of Ambulance Victoria.

Prior to this, Margaret held senior strategy consulting roles within global professional services firms Accenture and Grant Thornton. Margaret joined the Crime Stoppers Board in 2016, and is also a non-Executive Director of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation.


Victoria Gehrig – Board Member

(Director 2016 – 2017)

Victoria has over 15 years’ experience in digital transformation for some of Australias biggest brands. Her extensive digital, operational and project management skill set was developed over 11 years as National General Manager of Isobar.

Through the success of this role, Victoria is now Head of Acquisition Integration at Dentsu Aegis Network, overseeing the effective and efficient integration of acquired companies to provide clients with the very best end-to-end communications marketing solutions.

When Victoria is not at work, she is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she enjoys spending time at the family winery, travelling the world and buying tech gadgets.


Susan Ratcliff – Board Member

(Director 2016 – 2017)

Susan is an experienced strategy professional with a background spanning the public and private sectors. Graduating as a Chemical Engineer, Susan has worked extensively in the mining and water industries and specialises in working with people to develop and implement holistic business improvement and growth strategies. 

Susan is passionate about the health and resilience of local communities and was heavily involved in the formation of the Wurun Child and Family Place which seeks to improve early childhood services in the Yarra Valley. Susan joined Crime Stoppers Victoria as a Director in 2016.


 

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