Our board

Mr Adam Hegedus

Executive Director 
Managing Director

Mr Adam Hegedus is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Educating The Future Australia. Mr Hegedus received the UNSW Co-Op Leadership Scholarship for a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-Op) Degree at UNSW Sydney and is currently completing his Honours Program within the Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney under an Ethics Scholarship. He has had professional experience with Origin Energy, Westpac Group and Westpac Foundation and Deloitte Social Impact Consulting. He has also worked in the Indo-Pacific with Project Child Indonesia and with the Ministry of Education HANDS Pre-School Programme Timor-Leste, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Colombo Plan. He has completed his Governance Essentials for NFP Directors with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also speaks English, Hungarian, Indonesian, and Tetun Dili.

Mr Oscar Osborne

Executive Director

Oscar joined the founding team of Educating The Future in early 2016. In this time, he has held roles as an Executive Director, Co-Chairperson, and Treasurer. He has experience across the financial services, international development, and logistics industries, as well as, experience working on several small scale start-ups. Oscar holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is currently undergoing his Doctorate at the University of New South Wales, where he is researching the emergence of innovation ecosystems throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Ms Natalie Del Vecchio

Non-Executive Director
Company Secretary

Ms Natalie Del Vecchio works for a multinational Professional Services firm, where she is able to assist her clients with their challenging organisational issues. She brings this expertise to her role at Educating The Future Australia, where she specialises in risk management and governance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Business from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Since joining Educating The Future in 2016, she has been to Timor-Leste twice to gain a better contextual understanding of education standards within the country.

Mr Raff Del Vecchio

Non-Executive Director
Chairperson

Mr Raff Del Vecchio is an experienced company Director and Senior Executive with a great interest in corporate governance in the not for profit sector. Coupling his desire for best practice governance and commitment to social equity, Educating The Future Australia is the perfect organisation to lend a hand in assisting the less fortunate to a quality education. Since 2008 he has been a Director of the Police Bank and is currently the Deputy Chair. His Executive position is the Assistant Secretary of the Police Association of NSW, the organisation representing the professional interests of the State’s 17,000 serving police. He is a fellow of the Australian Institution of Company Directors and has completed the Corporate Governance Program, Harvard Business School. He is a former Director of Police Legacy and former Chair of the Eastern Suburbs Football Association.

Ms Jenny Katrivesis

Non-Executive Director

Ms Jenny Katrivesis is the Director and Founder of Chilli IQ, a media company that develops leading events for the legal profession. In her role as Project Director – Conferences, she is responsible for the creation of each event; developing relevant content and sourcing leading speakers that drive its success. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and has been nominated for the Telstra Business Awards. Chilli IQ was the recipient of the UK Legal IT Insiders award of Leading Conference company for Legal events in 2019. 

Mr John Cucinotta

Non-Executive Director
Treasurer

Mr John Cucinotta is an experienced Chartered Accountant and Solicitor with over 40 years of Accounting, Tax and Commercial experience. He is the principal of an accounting practice in Parramatta which specialises in Taxation, Accounting and Business Advising. He holds a Bachelor of Economic (Syd), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia, Graduate Diploma in Law (LPAB) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in Sydney.

Mrs Jessica Irving

Non-Executive Director

Mrs Jessica Irving is a senior legal professional with significant experience in multi-jurisdictional issues and advising many not-for-profit organisations on a pro bono basis to navigate a variety of complex legal issues. She was previously a Senior Associate at a leading international law firm, and now manages the Whistleblowing Program at a large financial institution. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Relations from Griffith University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in Brisbane.

Mr Vivian Stephens

Non-Executive Director

Mr Vivian Stephens is a senior management consultant with over 10 years of commercial and consulting experience across the not-for-profit, retail, and banking sectors. He has extensive experience in strategy development, operating model design and operational improvement, with particular expertise in program evaluation and impact measurement. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) and is also a qualified Social Return on Investment practitioner