Board of Directors


 Richard Cawsey

Richard is the Chair of the Caraniche Board of Directors, bringing extensive strategic and governance experience to bear. In addition to Caraniche, Richard current governance roles include chairing 2 private companies and being a non-executive director of another. In March of 2020 Richard retired as chair of Redbubble Ltd after 10 years taking it through its ASX listing and CEO transitions. Richard’s engagements also extend into the not-for-profit space, chairing LifeChanger Foundation’s advisory board. From a passion for building high performing companies and cultures, as Executive Chair of Denali Venture Partners, Richard advises high-growth companies, particularly those that use technology to create new opportunities. Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics honours degree from the ANU and is a graduate of the AICD. 


Jacinta Pollard

Jacinta is the Managing Director of Caraniche and registered psychologist. Under her guidance, Caraniche has doubled in size and expanded into new areas of service delivery. Jacinta brings to her role significant experience in developing and delivering substance abuse treatment programs to prisoners, and a wealth of experience in training and research. Jacinta has previously fulfilled a number of managerial roles across Caraniche including the Manager of Drug Treatment Programs at K Division, Bendigo Prison and Loddon Prison, and Manager Research Development and Training. Jacinta oversees all operational aspects of the business and chairs the Senior Leadership Team Meetings.

Regina Hill

 Regina Hill 

Regina has over 15 years' strategic consulting experience and has run her own consulting business since 2004. Prior to that she worked as a manager with AT Kearney and as a lawyer. Over the last ten years Regina has worked exclusively with government, not for profit and philanthropic organisations to help them to set and achieve their strategic goals. Regina brings extensive experience working in the justice, child protection and family services sectors, and is familiar with the complex needs of the groups that Caraniche works with and the policy and funding contexts that Caraniche works within. Regina has held Board positions with VicRelief + Foodbank, The Women’s Circus and PEN Melbourne. She is currently a board member of the Archie Roach Foundation, an organisation committed to walking beside young Aboriginal people who have become involved in the justice system.

Board headshots Mark Burford

Mark Burford

Mark has over thirty years' experience advising and solving complex problems for governments and businesses in many areas of public policy. He has worked as a senior public servant, adviser to State and Commonwealth Ministers, consultant to State and Commonwealth governments, adviser to a range of businesses and leading universities, and policy think tank leader on a many issues – including water policy and climate change, population policy, housing, health funding, higher and vocational education, school and tertiary education reform, economic policy and public sector management. Mark’s work is consistently at the interface of research, analysis and successful policy. Mark was the inaugural chief executive of the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy and is currently a senior adviser at the Nous Group.

Stephen Tiley

Stephen has over 25 years’ experience as a governance, risk and audit professional. Stephen is the Chief Risk and Assurance Officer for Mercy Health, an organisation delivering health, aged care and community services in Australia. He has a dual role responsible for strategic change initiatives in his capacity as the National Manager Business Transformation Systems within Mercy Health. Stephen brings extensive risk management and internal audit experience, working with Boards, Audit Committees and Senior Executives, within national and multi - national organisations. Previous roles included Global Vice President Assurance at BHP Billiton and the Head of Internal Audit for South African Breweries. Stephen remains committed and is an active contributor to the Australian business community through long serving volunteer activities through his positions as a Board Director of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia, Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia Audit and Risk Committee and member of Aged and Community Services Australia Audit Committee.

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Josie Rizza

Josie combines expertise in accounting, financial management, strategy, corporate governance and risk management with a passion for systems change that improves outcomes for people and communities. Josie's experience over more than 25 years has ranged from large multi-national, public company providing value added tax structuring and planning advice to membership of the Royal Commission into the collapse of the Tricontinental Bank to the Audit Committee for the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. She has served as a non-executive director on a range of health and community service organisations and major hospitals. Her current portfolio includes Board roles on organisations driving major change initiatives including Impact Investing Australia and Children's Ground. Josie is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.