Board of Directors



 Richard Cawsey

Richard is the Chair of the Caraniche Board of Directors, and brings extensive experience advising high-growth companies, particularly those that use technology to create new opportunities. Richard is the founder and Executive Chairman at Denali Venture Partners, and chairs two other Australian companies: Redbubble Ltd, a global, on-line marketplace for artists and designers; and Heffron Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia's leading independent self-managed superannuation fund administrator and educator. Richard has a passion for building high-performance organisations and driving lasting, effective transformation.


Jacinta Pollard

Jacinta is the Managing Director of Caraniche and registered psychologist. Under her guidance, Caraniche has doubled in size and expanded into new areas of service delivery. Jacinta brings to her role significant experience in developing and delivering substance abuse treatment programs to prisoners, and a wealth of experience in training and research. Jacinta has previously fulfilled a number of managerial roles across Caraniche including the Manager of Drug Treatment Programs at K Division, Bendigo Prison and Loddon Prison, and Manager Research Development and Training. Jacinta oversees all operational aspects of the business and chairs the Senior Leadership Team Meetings.

Regina Hill


 Regina Hill 


Regina has over 15 years' strategic consulting experience and has run her own consulting business since 2004. Prior to that she worked as a manager with AT Kearney and as a lawyer. Over the last ten years Regina has worked exclusively with government, not for profit and philanthropic organisations to help them to set and achieve their strategic goals. Regina brings extensive experience working in the justice, child protection and family services sectors, and is familiar with the complex needs of the groups that Caraniche works with and the policy and funding contexts that Caraniche works within. Regina has held Board positions with VicRelief + Foodbank, The Women’s Circus and PEN Melbourne. She is currently a board member of the Archie Roach Foundation, an organisation committed to walking beside young Aboriginal people who have become involved in the justice system.





  Susan Halliday

A non-executive director since 2004 and Chair of the Caraniche Board from 2012-16, Susan brings a focus on corporate governance, employment law, strategic planning and contemporary workplace policy and practice. Susan has held the roles of Assistant Director - Council for Equal Opportunity in Employment, and Assistant Director - Business Council of Australia. Appointed the nation’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner in 1998-2001, Susan also served as Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner for two years. Susan is currently the Chair of the Accreditation Panel for the National Safeguarding Children Program, and has a consulting and workplace investigation firm with corporate, government, NFP, small business, educational and union clients. A State Library of Victoria board member 2001-10, Susan is also a Life Governor of the Australian Childhood Foundation and a registered teacher. 


Board headshots Mark Burford

Mark Burford

Mark has over thirty years' experience advising and solving complex problems for governments and businesses in many areas of public policy. He has worked as a senior public servant, adviser to State and Commonwealth Ministers, consultant to State and Commonwealth governments, adviser to a range of businesses and leading universities, and policy think tank leader on a many issues – including water policy and climate change, population policy, housing, health funding, higher and vocational education, school and tertiary education reform, economic policy and public sector management. Mark’s work is consistently at the interface of research, analysis and successful policy. Mark was the inaugural chief executive of the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy and is currently a senior adviser at the Nous Group.