Chief Executive Officer
As the recently appointed CEO of Variety Victoria – The Children’s Charity, Cary Pedicini brings extensive experience gained predominantly in leadership roles in Not-for-Profit, Associations and Government enterprises. Cary was previously the CEO of Volunteering Australia and was a member of several ministerial advisory groups and working parties which successfully advocated for and contributed to the development of the Australian Government’s National Volunteering Strategy and the harmonisation of legislation to protect volunteers in the workplace.
Prior to Volunteering Australia, Cary led the growth strategy of Mission Australia in Victoria resulting in the expansion of employment, training and community service programs
Cary brings specialist expertise in identifying not-for-profit growth and innovation opportunities through organisational reform, service development, expansion and acquisition.
In addition, Cary is significantly experienced in governance structures and contemporary board practices and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
His Ministerial appointments have included the National Volunteering Strategy Advisory Group, and the Not-for-Profit Reform Council, Volunteer Workplace Health and Safety Working Group.
Cary holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Management and his current professional affiliations include Australian Red Cross, National Volunteer Strategy Advisory Group; Chain Reaction Foundation, Specialist Consultant; and Centre for Social Impact - Advisory Council Member.