SERV Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is responsible for SERV’s overall performance and compliance, providing strategic direction, effective governance and leadership.
Cheryl Batagol PSM
Cheryl Batagol was appointed the Chair of Secure Electronic Registries Victoria in August 2019.
Previous board roles were with Sustainability Victoria, City West Water, Southern Rural Water, Victorian Catchment Management Council and Chair at Melbourne Water and EPA Victoria
Cheryl is an experienced Board member and is also the Chair of Wastech Engineering, a company leading innovation in resource recovery across Australia; the Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities based at Monash University; a Victorian Government appointed Director on the Fishermans Bend Development Board; and Chair of two short term projects by the Victorian Government, the Joint Transition Committee for Greater Western Water and Co-Chair (with Ken Lay AO) for the North Richmond Precinct Community Committee.
Cheryl’s career started in the waste management industry, where she worked for over thirty years in both private and public companies. Though retiring from her management and executive career in 2000 from Brambles Australia Ltd’s Cleanaway division, Cheryl is committed to social and environmental justice and leads change in sustainability in every role she performs.
Previously the Chair of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria, Cheryl recently stepped down after a decade of service. Prior to this position, she was the Chair of Melbourne Water for five years and served on the Boards of the Victorian Catchment Management Council, City West Water and Southern Rural Water.
Cheryl was also the Chair, Deputy Chair, and board member of EcoRecycle Victoria, the predecessor organisation of Sustainability Victoria, serving for sixteen years across both organisations.
The Commonwealth Government awarded Cheryl a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day awards of 2018 and a Centenary Medal in 2000. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa), awarded by Monash University in 2017 and remains a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
Sam Andersen was appointed as a Director of the Board for Secure Electronic Registries Victoria in February 2019.
Sam is an experienced Board member, remaining a current Director of the Board of several government and public unlisted corporations and member-owned organisations. She is Chair of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Limited, Beyond Bank Australia Limited, Agriculture Victoria Services Pty Ltd, the Audit and Risk Management Committee for the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, the Audit and Risk Committee for Victoria Police, and a Trustee of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust.
Prior to holding C-Suite positions in ASX listed IT and allied health companies leading transformation initiatives, Sam was a successful senior executive in banking and finance. She has previously held non-executive director roles in a range of public listed, private and government corporations including in biotechnology, ICT, financial services and allied health.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and a Certified Practicing Accountant from CPA Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Clark Butler was appointed as a Director of the Board for Secure Electronic Registries Victoria in April 2019.
Clark is the CEO of Sunshot Industries, a transformation capital firm focused on improving the international competitiveness of Australian manufacturing and reducing carbon emissions.
Since 2007, Clark has guided technology and data companies on strategy, governance, commercialisation, and transaction execution. He is a Director of the Board and investor in several technology companies, including Illion, a data analytics firm, and Tourism Media, a travel sector data and content business.
Prior to commencing with SERV, Clark was a Strategy Adviser and Company Secretary for Veda Group Limited leading up to and following its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2015. He was a partner at Minter Ellison until 2003 and practised as a corporate lawyer specialising in technology for over ten years before joining Westpac with responsibility for sourcing and third-party relationships.
Clark holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW.
Scott Jendra was appointed as a Director of the Board for Secure Electronic Registries Victoria in September 2021.
Scott has 20 years’ experience advising on digital, technology and strategy at AFL, SEEK, The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture. He has consulted to many of the largest Australian companies and public sector agencies.
Scott currently operates his own business, pptproductivity.com, a subscription-based product for consulting organisations to create, refine and collaborate on presentations in PowerPoint. Previously, he spent three years with the AFL, with responsibility for technology, analytics, digital transformation, afl.com.au and the 18 club websites with 4 million unique visitors per month. Before AFL, he was SEEK’s Head of International Technology and CIO of SEEK Asia, building products for SEEK’s businesses in Brazil, Mexico, China, South East Asia and Australia.
Scott’s foundational career in technology strategy and outsourcing with both Accenture and Boston Consulting Group was focused on delivering major change programs across large government agencies.
Anna Leibel was appointed as a Director of the Board for Secure Electronic Registries Victoria in September 2021.
Anna is an accomplished senior operations and technology executive with almost 30 years of experience in business transformation, emerging technologies, and go-to-market strategies.
Most recently, Anna was the Chief Delivery and Information Officer for UniSuper, a transformative role spanning IT, Project Delivery and Operations (member administration), to drive operational efficiencies, foster a customer-focused approach, deliver strategic projects and protect the funds and customers’ data.
Anna spent two years with PwC, assisting clients with a range of digital, data, cyber and transformation engagements across multiple industries. She was a key contributor to the growth and establishment of the Telstra SaaS (software as a service) business, responsible for developing customer communities and creating digital solutions to grow market share.