board of directors

Our dedicated directors have been drawn from the community, government and business sectors, bringing skills from a wide variety of fields – management, accounting, auditing, finance, health, IT, legal and more. Together they are deeply committed to improving the lives of migrants and refugees settling in Australia.


Moreno Grison

Moreno joined the Board in 2014. He has over 30 years accounting, audit and tax compliance experience and is currently collaborating with Victorian Government departments in providing Peer to Peer capability support to Government agencies in Timor Leste. Moreno brings skills in auditing, financial analysis, project management, governance, and risk to Spectrum. He was previously a member of the Melbourne Health Community Advisory Committee for five years. He has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Masters of Business (by Research) from Victoria University.

“Coming from a migrant family, I have an appreciation of the migrant journey and strongly value the important work that Spectrum performs; I am continually inspired by the passion and humanity of Spectrum in helping migrants, be they young or old, to feel at home”
Spectrum Moreno Grison

Hayley Underwood

Hayley joined the Board in 2013 and currently serves in the role of Chair of Finance and Risk Committee. She has over 13 years’ experience in the accounting profession, having commenced her career at Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants (now ShineWing Australia) where she is now an audit partner specialising in the not-for-profit and education sectors. Hayley has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from La Trobe University, is a Registered Company Auditor, a member of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“I joined the Board of Spectrum because I wanted to use my finance skills to give back to the community but I never expected to find an organisation that truly inspired me and an organisation that is so passionate about what they do and helping our clients feel at home.”
Spectrum Hayley Underwood

Judy MacGraw

Judy joined the Board in 2015. Her career spans over 30 years in public sector senior management roles and as a past CEO of the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council. She is a director on a number of mutual and membership based boards and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from the University of Sydney and postgraduate qualifications in quality management, fraud and risk control, publishing and editing. For Judy, being on the Spectrum Board means active and personal contribution to the health and well-being of migrants, refugees and a culturally diverse Australia.
Spectrum Judy MacGraw

Nadine Parkington

Nadine Parkington is a future forward strategist with a strong background in technology with over 15 years experience in digital strategy. Nadine runs her own consultancy working with large corporate businesses including Medibank, Bunnings and Suncorp. Her work experience has spanned UK, NZ and Australia working on both global and local business.

"Spectrum is about making people feel at home, with three generations of migrants in my family, I know how important it is to help people feel at home."
Spectrum Nadine Parkington

Nesan Naidoo

Nesan Naidoo
Nesan joined the Board in 2015. He has 28 years of experience in leadership and executive management. He is currently CEO of an international Consulting company, and serves on the board of three not-for-profit organisations in the health, education and financial services sectors. Nesan brings to the board specialist skills in business improvement, change management, strategic leadership & human resources. He has an MBA from MBS, BA, and qualifications in strategic leadership, business, marketing and General Manager Program through AGSM.

“Spectrum allows me the opportunity to support new migrants and refugees to feel Welcomed & Respected in a diverse Australia where everyone is appreciated for who they are, irrespective of race, color or creed.”
Spectrum Nesan Naidoo

Pal Singh

Pal joined the Board in 2016. He has strong skills in people, commercial, strategy and risk management with over 20 years of leadership experience in managing, developing and transforming multimillion dollar businesses across Australia and Asia Pacific. He is a member of CPA, graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors and MBA from Monash University. He has worked in information technology, logistics, manufacturing, consumer products and professional services sectors and currently working with Transport NSW as a commercial manager.
“Membership to the Board provides me with the platform to oversee settlement of refugees and migrants, promote their well-being and help them achieve a fulfilling life.”
Spectrum Pal Singh

Claire Bourke

Claire joined the Board in 2016. She has over 25 years of experience in strategy, transformation, technology, sales and marketing roles, and is currently General Manager of Technology at Australia Post, working on technology and digitalisation areas. Claire brings a high-level of skills as an effective, passionate and outcomes-focused change leader, with a strong capacity to align and develop technology and business solutions.
Spectrum Claire Bourke

Silvio Pontonio

Silvio has worked in Executive management roles in Australia and the UK from 2003. During this time he served on Boards of not-for-profit organisations as well as peak bodies, actively engaged and contributed to government and departmental advisory committees to inform policy and innovation in redesigning hospital services with a view to community orientation and efficiency. Silvio has been an active contributor to healthcare reform with a view to creating synergy between hospital and primary care.

Silvio is currently a Principal, Health Nexus Group, and is increasingly involved with planning service delivery for specifically targeted groups including mental health, forensic mental health, and aged care especially as these relate to CALD groups.
Spectrum Silvio Pontonio