The Committee

Hayden Raysmith – Chair

“I want to leave a legacy of which we can all be proud. The sort of world I want our grandchildren and their children to grow up in. To leave people with something when we are not there to support them anymore.”

Hayden chaired the Melbourne Community Foundation and Abbotsford Convent Foundation and has lead organisations such as: Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS); Social Research, Youth Affairs and Public Health.

David Mattner

“I believe in the power of perpetual foundations and want to see those benefits delivered to those in need in my local community”. David is currently a senior investment advisor with Macquarie Private Wealth, after retiring from the RAAF following 13 years’ service as an engineering officer.

Adrian Butera

Adrian is Director Auctioneer at Compton Green Real Estate in Hobsons Bay. He is past President and current member of the Rotary Club of Williamstown.

Vedran Drakulic

Vedran is the CEO of Gandel Philanthropy, one of the largest family philanthropic organisations in Australia. Over the years Gandel Philanthropy has awarded a number of grants to community organisations throughout the western suburbs of Melbourne.

John Clarke

“I support HBCF activities because now that I’m retired, it’s an important way for me to still contribute to the community in which I live.” John’s worked in information and communication technology, education and training across various projects in community services, health, education and philanthropy.

Julie Noonan

Having grown up in the Western Suburbs alongside a diverse community, I am passionate about social inclusion and engagement for marginalised children, young people and families. Julie is a Project Management specialist with an extensive background in community development and engagement in the not-for-profit sector, with a focus on diverse communities.

Cr Peter Hemphill

Peter has been a Councillor at Hobsons Bay City Council since 1999, serving three terms as Mayor. Peter is an award-winning journalist with The Weekly Times and is passionate about maritime history and preserving local heritage.

Cr Sandra Wilson

Cr Sandra Wilson has been a Hobsons Bay City councillor since 2012, serving two terms as Mayor. Sandra’s consulted in workplace diversity, equal opportunity & policy in volunteering.

Kerri Pyne

“Having worked with Qenos for twenty years, I’m in touch with the needs of the Hobsons Bay community and I’m a passionate supporter of the connecting people and programs in the West. I love being able to give something back to the community I live in.”

Kerri is the Corporate Affairs Officer with Altona based plastics manufacturer, Qenos Pty Ltd.

Craig Eyes

“I believe that we have to build and support communities, this makes them stronger and is an investment that returns healthy, vibrant families.” Craig worked with State Government for 10 years assessing and administrating grants for regional and rural development projects and facilitation of energy projects.

Louise Perry

I thrive in complex corporate environments and have operated at high levels in media, political and government arenas as a principal adviser to political leaders and CEO’s alike. I want to connect my professional networks in media, business, not-for-profits and governments to contribute back to my community.

Pamela Sutton-Legaud

Pamela is a Senior Consultant with, a strategic fundraising consultancy helping not-for-profit organisations become more financially sustainable. In 2006, Pamela was recognised as a Victorian Telstra Businesswomen of the Year (Community & Government).

Nikolina Mabic

“In 2016 I was a recipient of a HBCF grant, it gave me the platform to execute a dream that I had for so long envisioned. Now I wish to contribute to the fund which gave so generously to me and have the same impact on others’ dreams, just as the fund did mine.” Nikolina works with Hobsons Bay Libraries as the Digital Communications and Design Librarian.