At the AGM held on 26 July 2020, three young members, who have been actively involved with Initiatives of Change Australia (IofCA) in the last few years, were elected to the IofCA board. Sudarshan Suresh, Maurice Clisby, and Amiel Nubaha take on these positions to fill the vacancies created by long term board member and Deputy Chair Andrew Lancaster and Siew-Fang Law stepping down from their Board positions at this AGM. Laurence Gray, who was elected to the Board at the AGM in 2019, will now take on the position of Deputy Chair.
Sudarshan Suresh is a chartered accountant with a demonstrated history of working in financial services, operations and consultancy. He currently works with PwC in the financial services sector. Sudarshan has been associated with IofC for the last 10 years. His journey with IofC has led him to participate in and facilitate programs in India, Cambodia and Australia. In Australia, he has facilitated the Life Matters program, Creating Space, and the recently concluded Solstice of Hope festival.
‘I am passionate about facilitating individual and social transformation and I am driven by the urge to make a positive impact on people while living out my full potential. I enjoy working with high-performing teams to drive results through stakeholder engagement, collaboration and innovation,’ said Sudarshan.
Maurice Clisby was initially co-opted to the financial, assets and investments committee to facilitate workshops to align the organisation's asset and financial structure with its vision and purpose. He has now been elected to the board to help lead the organisation's journey to financial sustainability.
Maurice holds a BEng and BA from Monash University and an MBA from Melbourne Business School. He has been in project management roles in many well-known manufacturing organisations, and is currently a management consultant with Partners in Performance.
‘I have been drawn to IofC's mission to inspire and equip people to make positive change, starting with themselves,’ said Maurice.
Amiel Nubaha migrated to Australia in 2009 through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Resettlement Program. In 2019 Amiel graduated from Griffith University, QLD with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He was one of three nominees for the 2019 Queensland Outstanding Young Achiever Award in recognition of his outstanding work within communities from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds and the wider Australian community.
Amiel is a former President of the Rwandan Association of Queensland Inc and currently works for the Department of Youth Justice, Queensland Government. Amiel took part in the Caux Scholars Program in 2019 and has since been involved in many IofC programs in Queensland.
“Drawing on IofC’s focus on lifestyle and life choices, the values it promotes, and the practice of quiet time reflection, I feel called to invest in young people, I want to encourage them to be change-makers and collectively work towards that vision of a future where there is a trust, peace and forgiveness,’ said Amiel.
- IofC Australia board members serve in a voluntary capacity and work with others from the broader IofC network through a structure of committees. To learn about opportunities to serve on a Board committee, contact board chair Paul Ntoumos.