Change at The Chappell Foundation

Two new directors have joined the Foundation, following the recent retirement of our esteemed colleague Vera Poole.

Human resources leader Evangeline Carpio (left) and media and communications consultant Kate de Brito attended their first TCF board meeting today.

“We are delighted to welcome two impressive, highly accomplished women to our ranks,” said Foundation chairman and co-founder Darshak Mehta.

“Vangie and Kate both have acute social consciences and strong motivation – essential qualities for directors of a charity such as ours.”

Darshak said directors would “dearly miss” Vera as a board colleague but are reassured by her offer to continue supporting TCF as a volunteer.

“Vera’s enthusiasm was contagious and over her three years as a director she has contributed immensely to our success with her time and ideas.”

Vera said retirement from “a wonderful board in a wonderful cause” cleared more space for her volunteer work with Australia for UNHCR and Royal North Shore Hospital.

Kate de Brito has worked in senior digital journalism roles including Head of Digital for News Corp Editorial Network, editor-in-chief at Mamamia and, most recently, Editor-in-Chief at news.com.au – one of Australia’s leading news sites.

A Bachelor of Counselling, Kate also worked 18 months as case manager for a community group providing housing to homeless men with children.

Vangie Carpio has more than 15 years’ experience leading HR and change agendas for businesses in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, including ANZ, Arthur J Gallagher, Yoma Group and University of Sydney.

Following charity work in Myanmar, Vangie had been seeking an active not-for-profit role in Australia, with homelessness one of her priority concerns.

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