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Board Members

Board President

Dr Andi Diamond

Appointed to the Board May 2015

Appointed President May 2015

Andi is the Chief Executive of Monash Council, one of Victoria’s most populous municipalities, where she has been for three years. In this role she oversees a $160 million budget and a workforce of 770 equivalent full time staff.

Prior to her current role she served as CEO of Yarra Council for four years. She holds a BA Social Work, Master of Business Administration and a Doctorate of Business and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andi started her career as a social worker, working as part of Victoria’s first sexual assault team. She went on to train both child protection workers and Victoria Police officers in interview techniques.

Her career in local government grew after Andi took on manager and director roles at Boroondara Council, Shire of Melton and Monash Council.

Andi is Deputy Chair Regional Development Australia Melbourne East Committee.


Board Member

Stuart Alford

Appointed to the Board September 2013

Stuart joined the MFB Board following a distinguished career as a chartered accountant, having worked for international accounting firm Ernst and Young for 40 years, including 27 years as a partner.

He is currently Chair of the Centre of Excellence for Intervention and Prevention Science Limited, a board member of Eastern Health; Eastern Health Foundation and Kilvington Grammar.

Stuart is also an Audit Committee Member of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority; Chair of the Audit Committee, Australian Accounting Standards Board, and Chair of the Audit Committee, Auditing and Assurance Standards. Stuart is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Board Member

David Purchase OAM 

Appointed to the Board July 2011

After graduating with a law degree from Melbourne University in 1972, David spent 15 years at the Victorian Employers Federation and was appointed Deputy Executive Director. In 1986, David was appointed Executive Director of the Life Insurance Federation of Australia, the representative body for life insurance companies.

In 1994 he joined Norwich Union Financial Services Limited as Group Company Secretary and in 1995 became General Manager of Lifescreen Australia Pty Ltd (a subsidiary company of the Norwich Group).

David served as Executive Director of Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) from 1997 to 2014. He also sits on the boards of MotorTradeCard Pty Ltd, Motor Industry Holdings Limited, Motor Industry House Pty Limited and is a Panel Member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Committee.

Board Member

Kylie Hall

Appointed to the Board 15 November 2016

Kylie is a Special Counsel at Holding Redlich and practices in commercial litigation. She has been admitted to practice for over 10 years and has worked in numerous high profile disputes. Kylie has experience in a range of jurisdictions and has been involved in a variety of corporate crime and regulatory matters involving ASIC, the ACCC and IBAC.  Kylie’s experience also extends to general commercial and contractual disputes, insolvency and corporations law.

Kylie is a current member of the Healthy Communities Australia Advisory Committee and a former member of the Shirley Robertson’s Childrens’ Centre Committee of Management, having acted as Vice-President and Secretary.


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