Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
Annual Report 2016

Senior Leadership Team

(L-R) Susan Alleyn, Greg Leigh, Bart Cavalletto, Anne Paredes, Chris Rehn, Shy Bastianpillai, Hockman Chang, Robyn Bridgwood, Linda Berrigan
Caption: (L-R) Susan Alleyn, Greg Leigh, Bart Cavalletto, Anne Paredes, Chris Rehn, Shy Bastianpillai, Hockman Chang, Robyn Bridgwood, Linda Berrigan

Chris Rehn JP, BBus, DipAppSc

Chief Executive

Joined RIDBC in 2010. Previously Chris was General Manager of Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC). His early career was in health management within the public and private sectors. He is a Harvard Club of Australia Non-Profit Fellow.

Susan Alleyn BA, CEMD

Director, Development & Fundraising

Joined RIDBC in 2016. Susan has a breadth of management experience, most recently 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.

Shy Bastianpillai FCPA, FCMA (UK), CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Joined RIDBC in 2016. Shy has a strong financial background having recently held a number of senior financial management roles in multinational organisations including BAE systems. Prior to this, Shy 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.

Linda Berrigan BCom (Mktg)

Director, Marketing & 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.

Robyn Bridgwood JP

Executive Officer

Joined RIDBC in 2005 as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and was appointed to 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.

Bart Cavalletto RN, GradDipNMgt (Paed)

Director, Services

Joined RIDBC in 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.

Hockman Chang BConstMgt, MRE, DipAppSc, CertRiskMgt

Director, Technology, Operations & Property

Joined RIDBC in 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.

Professor Greg Leigh AO, DipTeach, BEd, MSc, PhD, FACE

Director, RIDBC Renwick Centre

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.

Anne Paredes AdvDipBus (HR)

Director, People, Performance & Service Integration

Joined RIDBC in 2012. Anne headed up human resource departments in a range of industries including IT&T, Marketing & Promotions and Agriculture, prior to joining the not for profit sector. Anne brings a high level of rigour and HR acumen, instilling a commercial mind-set while also ensuring RIDBC remains child, adult and family focused.