An advisory board of sector and research professionals will provide governance, oversight and strategic advice in terms of the ethical and sustainable development of the organisation. The advisory board will ensure the company delivers on its commitments and works within the vision mission and values.
The advisory panel of research, academic and practitioner experts will provide practice advice to the board and collaborate on projects to ensure rigour and efficacy.
The managing director, who will be supported by an executive administrative officer, practice manager and communications advisor, will work with its auspicing partner, who will provide administrative support and hold regular monthly meetings with the director for a period of two years, until the organisation becomes a viable entity with a proven track record to operate on its own. Other partners, notably project steering committee members and sub-contractors will participate at the invitation of Centre for Multicultural Program Evaluation to contribute to the design and development of activities to be undertaken by the company.
Ms Scarth is the Chief Executive Officer of AMES Australia, an organisation providing a wide range of interconnected settlement, education, vocational training and employment services in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania.
Ms Scarth is a member of the Settlement Services Advisory Council (SSAC) and a Board member of the Migration Council of Australia.
Dr Irene Bouzo (PhD)
Irene has held leadership roles in multicultural policy, advocacy and language service provision with government and not for profit organisations in Victoria to improve the quality of life of people from culturally diverse backgrounds. She worked at Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, the peak body for ethnic and multicultural organisations, for 10 years and was the Executive Officer for several years. She was also an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and held senior management roles at AMES. She is an Elder and Board member in the Temple Society Australia. Her doctorate (2008) from the University of New England (NSW) was in the areas of migration settlement, community building and transnational living. She has worked in culturally diverse aged care and was on the Board of the German-speaking Tabulam and Templer Homes for the Aged (TTHA). With a passion for social justice, Irene continues to be actively involved in supporting new and emerging communities and mentoring leaders in the culturally diverse sector.
In her role as a monitoring and evaluation specialist, social scientist, program manager and communication for behaviour change specialist, Eva has co-designed formative and summative evaluations and program logics; and co-evaluated and implemented programs using quasi-experimental study designs and mixed methods.
She has lived and worked in Australia, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Central, South and West Australia across Health Systems and Policy Research and Education having worked at the bi-lateral, multi-lateral, national and state levels. During this period, Eva has co-designed multiple program logics and evaluation plans for small, medium, large, simple, complicated and complex programs. She has also led the prototyping design, testing and implementation of programs, and has considerable experience in evaluation capacity building (ECB) with a number of international and Victorian state governments.
Her international experience brings a diverse range of skills in facilitation and pre-post training evaluations. One example is her work with the Global Fund and the Bill and Melinda Gates Malaria partnership where she worked at the sub-regional level.
As an evaluator, her social justice values stem from her diverse cultural heritage, life and professional experiences. She is a sixth generation Scottish, Irish, African-Australian who was raised by a Muslim father and Catholic mother.
Eva’s passion lies in participatory approaches for programs and policies with a social justice view — ones that makes the world a fairer and more equitable place for all of us to live and prosper.
Professor Fethi Mansouri
Professor Mansouri’s scholarly books include: ‘Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West’, (eds, 2007); ‘Identity, Education, and Belonging’ (2008); ‘Youth Identity and Migration’ (ed, 2009); ‘Building Bridges: Creating a Culture of Diversity’ (2009); ‘Australia and the Middle East’ (2nd ed, 2011); ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations’ (eds, 2011); ‘Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging’ (eds, 2012); ‘The Arab Revolutions in Context: Civil Society and Democracy in a Changing Middle East’ (eds, 2012); and ‘Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism’ (eds, 2014). His recent books include ‘The Multicultural Challenge’ (ed, 2015); ‘Interculturalism at the Crossroads’ (ed, 2017); ‘Women and Migration’ (eds, 2017), and ‘Contesting the Theological Foundations of Islamist Radicalisation’ (eds. 2018). His 2004 co-authored book ‘Lives in Limbo’ was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.
He is highly regarded in the evaluation profession and has held evaluation leadership positions in Australia and internationally. He is currently a Board member of the International Organization for Collaborative Outcome Management (IOCOM) and is on two AES committees.
From 2012 to 2014, David was President of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES), a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and a member of the Management Group of EvalPartners, an international collaboration of United Nations agencies, governments and evaluation societies. Other positions include Chair of the AES Awards Committee, Chair of the ACT Health Advisory Committee and Steering Committee, Hospital in the Home Evaluation, Canberra Hospital (1997-98)
David has training in Anthropology, Evaluation and Community Development. He has a Masters of Assessment and Evaluation. His thesis examined how cognitive structures inform and drive participant responses to elicitation (or projective) techniques. David has conducted workshops for over 30 years in areas such as Community Engagement, Participatory Research, Evaluation Design, Elicitation Techniques, Qualitative Methods and Program TheoryMAsEval, BA.(Hons), QPR) .
Dr Donnel Briley (PhD)
Donnel lived in North America, France and Hong Kong before coming to Sydney. He was on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University.
Previously, Donnel was a management consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers, San Francisco, where he specialized in international strategy issues.
Editorial Board: Journal of Consumer Research (2008-present), Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2008-present)