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Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will select winners from a range of different categories and sectors to showcase examples of best practice, and provide inspiration for other companies in the region and further afield to adopt shared value practices.

Selection Committee Members

  • Helen Fazzino, Managing Partner – People, Partnership and Culture, PwC Australia
  • Ramana James, Executive General Manager, Safer Communities, IAG (2017 Shared Value Trailblazer)
  • Sandra Martinez, CEO, Nestlé Oceania
  • Steven Spurr, CEO, Edelman Australia (Selection Committee Chair)
  • Peter Yates AM, Chair, Shared Value Project

Helen Fazzino, Managing Partner – People, Partnership & Culture, PwC Australia

Helen Fazzino is a member of PwC Australia’s Executive Board. She is responsible for creating an energetic, participative and vibrant culture for PwCs people and partners, as well as overseeing the firm’s engagement with community and on social impact.

Helen joined PwC as a graduate in January 1988 and has more than 25 years of experience in consulting to a range of multinational clients. She was admitted as a partner on 1 July 1998 and has held numerous leadership roles internally, as well as a variety of special consulting and committee roles with federal government bodies, driving policy reform in taxation (transfer pricing).

Helen has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and the Taxation Institute of Australia. As one of Australia’s pre-eminent transfer pricing practitioners Helen has provided critical input into the redesign of Australia’s APA program and Treasury’s private and public consultation process for the recent rewrite of Australia’s transfer pricing rules.

Helen is the Chair of the Victorian Advisory Board of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, is a member of Chief Executive Women and was a judge in the 2015 Telstra Small Business Awards.

Helen describes her true north as loving her family, caring about everything she does and having the courage to do what she loves. She is committed to helping her fellow partners discover their own true north, and giving them the tools to realise it.  Helen is married to James, and together they have two children Stefan aged 18 and Sienna aged 14.  Helen loves to cook in her spare time.

Ramana James, Executive General Manager, Safer Communities, IAG

Ramana has a long career in sustainability and shared value. He established the Corporate Responsibility function at Vodafone Australia in 2003 and led environmental practice across 26 countries for Vodafone Group during two secondments as the Group Environment Manager, based in the UK.

Ramana then transitioned across to the property industry where he worked
 with Stockland for more than 5 years. He led a team responsible for an 
integrated sustainability strategy and the introduction of shared value across commercial property, residential development and retirement living.

He joined IAG in mid 2014 as the Head of Group Shared Value and now leads a team within Group Strategy that is responsible for developing and executing IAG’s organisational wide shared value activity.

Sandra Martinez, CEO, Nestlé Oceania

Sandra is the Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Australia Limited, appointed in April 2018. She is a Director of the Nestlé Australia board and Market Head of the Nestlé Oceania Region.

Sandra joined Nestlé in 1988 as part of the ‘Business Trainees’ program in Nestlé Ecuador. She developed in different finance and marketing roles mainly in the Cocoa Export department and the Confectionery division. In 2001, she transferred to Switzerland for the Confectionery

Strategic Business Unit as Marketing Manager for the Americas and in 2003, moved to Venezuela as the Business Executive Manager for the Confectionery Division. Nominated as President of the Nestlé Confectionery Business in Canada and moved to Toronto in 2006.

In 2010, Sandra was appointed President and CEO of Nestlé Venezuela, where she delivered outstanding results in a highly complex and volatile environment. In 2012, appointed as Head of the Confectionery Strategy Business in Nestlé headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, responsible for chocolate, biscuits and sugar, globally.

Born in Ecuador in 1964, Sandra graduated from the Polytechnic School of the Army, where she received the title of Commercial Engineer and completed studies in Computer Sciences. Sandra has attended various IMD Executives programs in Switzerland: Advanced Corporate Strategy and AEDP (Accelerated Executive Development Program).

Sandra is married, has three children and speaks Spanish, English and French.

Steven Spurr, CEO, Edelman Australia (Chair, 2019 Shared Value Awards Selection Committee)

Steve is a corporate advisor with consultancy expertise in licence to operate, social licence to operate, brand building and re-positioning, influencer programming and organisational design. Steve enjoys providing counsel and advice to organisations across the technology, health, infrastructure, financial services and not-for-profit sectors. 

Steve is currently the CEO of Edelman in Australia leading an award-winning team and being an advocate of improving trust between stakeholders, shareholders and citizens to improve overall business and government outcomes.

Prior to moving to Australia, Steve lived in the UK where he was COO of Edelman UK & Ireland, leading the day-to-day operations of over 600 staff across three offices.

Steve studied economics at the London School of Economics and enjoys nothing more than combining his passions in economics, anthropology and science to drive genuine engagement, improve trust and create shared value.

Peter Yates AM, Chair, Shared Value Project

Peter Yates AMPeter Yates is Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments Ltd and a Director of AIA Australia Limited.  He is Chairman of the Royal Institution of Australia, the Australian Science Media Centre, the Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University, the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Shared Value Project and Deputy Chairman of Asialink. Peter is a Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the NHMRC Centre for Personalised Immunology at ANU.

From 2004-2007 Peter was Managing Director of Oceania Capital Partners and held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited from 2001-2004.  Until 2001 he worked in the Investment Banking industry including 15 years with Macquarie Bank.  He holds a Doctorate of the University from Murdoch University, a Masters degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Commerce degree from Melbourne. He speaks Japanese, having studied at Keio University in Tokyo.

Peter has been a director of Publishing and Broadcasting, Crown Ltd, Foxtel Ltd, The Nine Network, Ninemsn, ticketek, Veda Ltd, Oceania Capital Partners Ltd, the National Portrait Gallery, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Centre for Independent Studies, and the Australia-Japan Foundation. In the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to education, to the financial services industry and to a range of arts, science and charitable organisations.