Pat McCafferty - Company Chair

Qualifications: BBus (Acc), Exec. MBA, GAICD, FWCLP

Pat is also the Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water and brings with him extensive experience across the essential services sector with various appointments covering a wide range of strategic and operational leadership positions. He also currently serves on the Board of WaterAid Australia and is a past Chair and Board member of the Water Services Association of Australia. Pat’s role is to provide the TCP with leadership through oversight of the company strategy and the transition and expansion of the Board in line with the growth strategy of the TCP.


Catie Moore - Director

Qualifications: LLB (Hons)

Catie is an accomplished legal professional and current partner at law firm Hall & Wilcox in Melbourne. She has previously held partner positions across a variety of law firms in Australia. Catie brings with her a wealth of experience in providing expert legal counsel to many leading Australian corporations. Catie is an alumni of the University of Queensland, holding a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).


Cynthia Gebert - Director

Qualifications: GAICD, B Economics (Social Sciences), LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Law and MDR

Cynthia was appointed as Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman in May 2022. Prior to this, Cynthia was Victoria’s Energy and Water Ombudsman from February 2012 and worked at the Energy and Water Ombudsman (Victoria) (EWOV) for 15 years. Cynthia is the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association (ANZOA) and is alumni of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program (2011). Cynthia has a Masters’ degree in Dispute Resolution and Bachelor’s degrees in Law and Political Science. 


Ciara Sterling - Director & Chief Executive Officer

Ciara has over 20 years’ experience working across government, corporate and the community sector addressing issues around hardship, vulnerability and inequality. Through her experience, extensive network and vision for a better future for people experiencing vulnerability; Ciara has catalysed the Thriving Communities Partnership, a national cross-sector platform, to forge deeper understanding of vulnerability and drive ecosystem change through collaboration and social design innovation. Ciara is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC).


Tim Costello - Chief Advocate

The Rev Tim Costello is well known for his tireless work with organisations that stand up for the voiceless and vulnerable. During his time as CEO of World Vision Australia he changed the lives of millions of people around the globe for the better. Tim has been a high-profile advocate for poverty alleviation and gambling regulation through his roles as chair of the Community Council of Australia, the Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce and the National Australia Bank’s Social Responsibility Advisory Council.





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