HACCI Chair and Director of Operations
Georgegina Poulos is a senior executive with a strong human resources focus and extensive experience in both the international and domestic arenas across a variety of industries. Georgegina’s expertise is in organisational development, training and development, leadership, culture building and change management. Her key strength is that she combines excellent organisational and communication skills with a strategic business approach to human resources. As an organisational disruptor she has a proven track record in assisting organisations achieve sustainable business growth and a positive operating culture within complex multi-site environments.
Georgegina holds a Masters in Applied Sciences (Organisational Dynamics) and a Post Graduate in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.
Georgegina is also an active member of the community with a strong fundraising focus for several non-for-profit organisations including Theodora’s Cheerful Givers, Local Sporting Organisations, and Social Change and Development (SCAD) based in Tamil Nadu, India. She is also a Professional Member of Group Relations Australia, OD Australia.
Georgegina was elected HACCI’s Chair of the Board in April 2016.
Before being elected as HACCI’s Chair she was appointed Director of Operations in June 2013, which she still holds. Georgegina has also served in the Marketing & Media Committee and in the Operations Committee where her values-driven approach, strategic focus and professionalism were pivotal in helping HACCI achieve its goals. Possessing a gift for being able to bring clarity to any discussion, Georgegina brings a new energy to HACCI.
Peter currently holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Information Systems and technology from Monash University and works in a account management and delivery capacity in the IT sector.
Peter drives successful outcomes by getting ‘stuck in’ with all facets of an engagement (time permitting). He enjoys the technical detail as much as building a business case and gets a kick out of being able to traverse between the two. He is passionate about disruptive and leading-edge technology and is fairly industry agnostic, however most experience lies within the enterprise solutions space and the telecommunications industry.
Peter firmly believes that in order to be successful, understanding a business requirement must take priority as a primary with the application of technology as an enabler to follow right after.
Tom Andronas is a communications specialist, with a focus on digital media production and distribution.
He’s currently Strategic Communications Manager for the Leader of the Victorian Opposition Matthew Guy, and runs a boutique digital communications consultancy. Previously he was Executive Producer on the market-leading 3AW Radio Drive Program (hosted by Tom Elliott) and has worked in print with leading ethnic publisher Neos Kosmos.
Tom is driven by ideas, creativity and opportunity. He has an acute sense of audience and perception of those ideas, and relishes the challenge of converting ideas to results.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and English Literature) and a Bachelor of Communications (Philosophy and Radio).
Anna is a stakeholder engagement specialist, with extensive experience in both state and local governments, and private consulting. She has 15 years experience in stakeholder and community engagement, corporate and community planning, project management and facilitation, and natural resource planning and management.
With a dynamic and creative approach, her strength is in combining excellent organisational and communication skills with a strategic approach to understanding and improving stakeholder and community relations.
Anna sits on both the operations and media committees.
James is currently employed as an Enforcement Officer with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Working for Australia’s corporate regulator, James is actively involved in the investigation of financial market manipulation.
Outside of work, James enjoys practicing in various martial arts, playing chess and currently heads the senior committee for the Yarra Jets soccer club. Prior to joining HACCI, he has had an active role in the Greek community having previously been a member of the NUGAS and GOYA committees.
James holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Law from Deakin University, a Graduate Diploma in legal practice, and is currently undertaking Certificate 4 in Financial Services.
George is the founding director of Tribeca Group, basing the company’s success and continued growth on strong relationships, teamwork, a collaborative spirit and a can do attitude. Of his many professional interests, management of projects and people takes pride of place. George has 10 years experience working for and with a number of award winning property developers and strongly believes that great design significantly increases the value of any development.
George has completed a Bachelor of Planning and Design and a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne and is a registered Building Practioner in the state of Victoria.
Kelly Martini is the owner of a number of small businesses: apparel and interior design products, and entertainment. Kelly also has 15 years government experience that includes economic development and trader associations, communications and marketing, policy development, and community engagement.
Chrystie is a lawyer working across the Corporate & Commercial and Workplace Relations teams at KHQ Lawyers, having been admitted to practice in November 2016. Chrystie graduated from Monash University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws.
After completing herBachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law at Monash University in 2015, Karina commenced work as a graduate at Viva Energy Australia (formerly The Shell Company of Australia). Karina is currently working within the Aviation business, supplying products to the local and international aviation business. Karina has sat on a number of committees over the years, including the Old Strathconians’ Association. She enjoys volunteering at Monash University, Headspace and the national youth mental health foundation.