Board Members

The members of the Board of Rainbow Club Australia are:

President

Alexandra Finley

Alexandra joined the Board of Rainbow Club Australia in May 2009 and became President in June 2010.

Alexandra is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Spark Infrastructure a specialist infrastructure investment fund listed on the ASX.  Alexandra has many years of corporate governance, legal and commercial experience gained in both private practice and the corporate environment, most recently in financial services with NAB/MLC.

Vice Presidents

Philip Holt, OAM

Philip Holt joined the Board of Rainbow Club Australia at the request of the Founder of RCA, Ron Siddons.  During that time he has been an integral part of the Board holding various positions, including President.

Philip is the Managing Director of The Holt Group, which has strong connections to the Sutherland Shire where Rainbow Club commenced.

Rob Lloyd

Rob joined the Board of Rainbow Club Australia in 2004 and was elected Vice President in 2010

Rob is the Managing Director at The Breckenridge Property Group and has a successful track record in Property Investment and banking. Rob has previously sat on the Board of the Australian Direct Property Institute and The Pathways Foundation, a foundation working with young people navigating the transition to adulthood.

 

Mark McCormack

Mark McCormack is the  Vice President, Australian Operations and Managing Director of Koppers International.  He brings an extensive business experience and contacts with Surf Life Savers to the Board.

Mark joined the Board of Rainbow Club in 2010.

bobMcC4Bob McCotter

Bob served on the fundraising committee of Rainbow Club for 2 years before joining the Board in 2014.
Bob is a professional engineer and a founding partner of ERM Australia. He has had more than forty years commercial experience in the services sector, with particular experience in professional consulting, the environment, architecture, engineering and manufacturing in Australia and Asia.

  Ernie Cirignano

Ernie joined Rainbow Club Australia in October 2018.

Ernie is the Founder and Executive Coach of Prime Coaching, an organisation that develops people and grows business. With extensive experience in Aviation in senior leadership roles and more recently working with a large global corporate entity, Ernie’s expertise includes; Aircraft Engineering, Professional Development and Training, Human Resources, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Change & Transformation. Ernie is also currently the Manager for the Cronulla/Miranda Club where his son also attends swimming lessons.

John Taplin

John Taplin is a retired business man with experience in the financial sector, most recently working for Goldman Sachs JB Were as a Futures Managing Director and Partner.

John joined the Board of Rainbow Club Australia in 2008.  John and his family have personal experience with Rainbow Club in action as his son, Michael, attended the Cronulla Rainbow Club from an early age.

Ally

Ally Cox

Ally was elected to the Board in 2014. Prior to this Ally ran a swim school in Buxton and through that school she formed Buxton Rainbow Club. She is currently a member of the Swim the Rainbow Carnival Organising Committee.

Dipen

Dipen Dhruv

Dipen was elected to the Board in 2017. He is a former board member and treasure of the Special Olympics, a role that he held for 3 years. He is the Services Sales Director – APAC at Salesforce. He is a technology evangelist and his background covers a wide range of technology practices from technology assessment & implementation, outsourcing strategy development, vendor selection & management, to technology transformation.

Tracey Raso

Tracey joined the Board in 2018. Tracey is the Regional Managing Director for Revlon Australia and New Zealand. She has extensive Marketing, Strategic Planning and Retail experience across various consumer packaged goods companies.

 Steve Langan-Stark 

Steve is a former investment banker from New York City that has extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt Capital Markets, and Treasury.  He has strong foundations in Balance Sheet Management with an emphasis on liquidity and capital efficiency.  Steve also serves on the Finance Committee of the Rainbow Club.

Steve has a son that has been a member of the Rainbow Club since 2014.