Board of Directors 

We’re proud to have such a committed and passionate Board and Staff dedicated to ending bullying.

SHANE GILLARD, CHAIR

Accruing more than 20 years in management and leadership positions across a range of sectors and speciality areas including engineering, manufacturing, training and recruitment. He is passionate about raising awareness of the far-reaching consequences of unsafe workplaces and practices.

DR ZENA BURGESS FAPS, FAICD, VICE CHAIR 

Dr Zena Burgess PhD has a doctorate in psychology and is registered as clinical and organisational psychologist. For over a decade she led the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) as CEO during a period of growth and professional recognition as a patient-focused organisation contributing to health reform, standard setting, and innovation in primary care.

 

ALI HALKIC, FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Ali Halkic’s son Allem was a 17-year-old vivacious teenager with a promising future until he tragically fell victim to cyber-bullying. Since that day in 2009, Ali has worked tirelessly to ensure the path of his son is never replicated. He is an inspiration and is respected by the media, various stakeholders and anyone who crosses his path.

RACHEL COBB, DIRECTOR

Rachel is an experienced Managing Director with a background in financial services, aviation, media and management consulting. She has diversified skills in strategy, commercial and operational leadership in Australia, New Zealand and Asian markets, working with Air New Zealand Group, Cathay Pacific airways and 11 years with General Electric.

ADAM CENTORRINO, FOUNDING DIRECTOR 

A proud Melbournian, Adam Centorrino came to realise early on that bullying is a global issue; its impacts felt in almost all professional and social environments. It’s this passion, and his ability to empathise with individuals, that brought him to the work of Bully Zero. Adam brings exceptional IT skills developed across 8 years of leading Centorrino Technologies.

 

GIOVANNI 'JOHN' TRAVAGLINI, DIRECTOR

John has been a member of Victoria Police for 15 years and currently manages one of the largest police stations in Victoria. With 130 plus personnel, John promotes the culture of his station as being a safe inclusive and respectful workplace. John was also one of the first responders to the tragic circumstances that claimed Allem Halkic’s life under the Westgate Bridge in 2009. 

MICHAEL JANSEN, FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Michael is an active member of the board, ensuring he educates workers, employers, apprentices, trainees and the community as a whole on acceptable workplace behaviours. He brings a wealth of experience along with him to the Foundation.

 

DR. JENNIFER HESTER PHD, DIRECTOR

Dr. Jennifer Hester PhD is an enthusiastic researcher and evaluator with an extensive career across not for profit and university sectors in Australia and the UK. Committed to supporting projects that promote equity, social inclusion and health, Jennifer has a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others and prides herself on a people first approach. 

 



Chief Executive Officer

ANDRE CARVALHO

“I passionately believe that all of us have the right to live in a world where we feel safe, valued, included and accepted, regardless of our looks, beliefs, or behaviours. As CEO of BULLY ZERO™, I will work tirelessly to ensure we work towards a society where bullying is no longer tolerated, accepted or allowed to go on unchallenged.”