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SydWest welcomes two new board members

SydWest Multicultural Services 2 mins read
L-R: Sandra Casinader and Kim Heng


SydWest Multicultural Services has welcomed Sandra Casinader and Kim Heng to its Board of Directors.

Sandra is the Group Head of Enterprise Learning and Capability for the Westpac Group where she is accountable for the organisation’s learning strategy, capability frameworks and learning governance as well as enterprise-wide data and digital programs.

Her background spans strategy, culture change, transformation and customer-facing roles, and she has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services.  She is also a former Board Member of Participate Australia, which merged with SydWest last year.

Kim Heng brings to the board expertise in technology and operations with an extensive background in leading business transformations.

Currently the Chief Operating Officer of Wilson Asset management, Kim’s career spans both the private and government sectors where she has helped drive modern practices to organisations to boost efficiency and effectiveness.

SydWest CEO Elfa Moraitakis has welcomed the new appointees while thanking outgoing board members Naveen Jayavarapu and Matt Pancino for their service.

‘We are very grateful for the expertise Matt and Naveen have contributed to our organisation, particularly during our merger last year,” Ms Moraitakis said.

‘I’d like to warmly welcome Sandra and Kim and I look forward to working with them and the rest of the Board as we refresh our strategy and position SydWest for future growth, and work through the government’s reforms to the aged care and NDIS sectors.’



Key Facts:

Women now represent 66% of SydWest's Board.

Boards need more women because recent research has found women are under-represented in all sectors, comprising:

  • 40% of the board members of Victorian Government boards and committees
  • 26% of the members of Australian not-for-profit boards and committees*
  • 8.4% of the board members of major Australian companies* (source AICD Why Boards Need more women)

Contact details:

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Vikki Hine, Media and Events. E: or T: 0428 109 215.


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