Senior Leadership Team

Chris Rehn JP, BBus, DipAppSc
CHIEF EXECUTIVE
 
Chris became RIDBC Chief Executive in 2010. Previously Chris was General Manager of SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, which merged with RIDBC in 2014. Chris' early career was in health management within the public and private sectors. He is a Harvard Club Australia Non Profit Fellow.
 
Contact: Robyn Bridgwood (Executive Officer) (02) 9872 0215
Susan Alleyn BA, CEMD
DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING
 
Susan joined RIDBC in 2016. She has a breadth of management experience, recently having spent over 10 years within various management and directorship positions at Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at UNSW Business School. Susan has a strong business acumen with extensive experience in developing and executing strategy.
Contact: Brigitta Brown (Executive Assistant) (02) 9872 0374
Michelle Barletta MCom (HR & IR), DipHRM
DIRECTOR, PEOPLE & CULTURE
 

Joined RIDBC in 2014. Previously Michelle has held human resource management roles in computing, healthcare and professional services organisations. Michelle has a pragmatic approach to people-related strategy and extensive experience partnering within organisations. 

Contact: Michelle Barletta (Director, People & Culture) (02) 9872 0803
Shy Bastianpillai FCPA, FCMA (UK), CGMA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
 
Shy joined RIDBC in 2016. She has a strong financial background and has held a number of senior financial management roles in multinational organisations that includes her most recent (10-year) stint with BAE systems. Prior to this, Shy has held a number of financial controller and financial management roles within a range of industries, having started her career with one of the big four professional service firms. 
Contact: Wendy Middleton (Executive Assistant) (02) 9872 0274
Linda Berrigan BCom(Mktg)
DIRECTOR, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
 
Joined RIDBC in 2014. Linda is a marketing communications specialist with experience across a range of professional services, corporate, government and not for profit organisations in both the UK and Australia. A skilled strategic thinker and strong tactical marketer, Linda has a collaborative, person-centred approach.
Contact: Linda Berrigan (Director, Marketing and Communications) (02) 9872 0304
Robyn Bridgwood JP
EXECUTIVE OFFICER
 
Robyn joined RIDBC in August 2005 as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and was appointed to her current role of Executive Officer in July 2014. Robyn has significant experience providing high level support, guidance and administrative assistance to Chief Executives, Senior Leadership Teams, Board Members and Members of Special Committees.
Contact: Robyn Bridgwood (Executive Officer) (02) 9872 0215
Bart Cavalletto RN, GradDipNMgt(Paed)
DIRECTOR, SERVICES
 
Bart joined RIDBC in December 2013. Bart has significant experience in service delivery, planning and implementation. With over ten years’ experience in large government agencies, Bart has substantial knowledge of the workings of government, strategy and policy, including complex state-wide services and cochlear implant services.
Contact: Teresa Stones (Executive Assistant) (02) 9872 0241
Hockman Chang BConstMgt, MRE, DipAppSc, CertRiskMgt
DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY, OPERATIONS & PROPERTY
 
Hockman joined RIDBC in July 2013. Hockman has a background in property, construction, operations, risk, and work, health and safety, with experience working in senior management roles for ASX top 50 multinational and international corporations in Australia. Hockman brings a depth of project and program management disciplines to RIDBC.
Contact: Wendy Middleton (Executive Assistant) (02) 9872 0274
Professor Greg Leigh AO, DipTeach, BEd, MSc, PhD, FACE
DIRECTOR, RIDBC RENWICK CENTRE
 
Greg joined RIDBC as Head of Renwick College in 1993, and was appointed Assistant Chief Executive (Educational Services) in 1999. In 2006, Greg was appointed to his current role, and assigned the responsibility of expanding and developing RIDBC’s research and professional development programs and facilities.
Contact: Sue Vale (Executive Assistant to Director, RIDBC Renwick Centre) (02) 9872 0373
Anne Paredes AdvDipBus(HR)
DIRECTOR, ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
 
Anne joined RIDBC in July 2012 in the role of Director, People & Performance. Anne has previously held senior HR management roles within a diverse range of industries including agriculture, marketing and IT. In 2017, Anne was appointed to her current role of Director, Organisational Development.
Contact: Teresa Stones (Executive Assistant) (02) 9872 0241