Management Team

  • Gus Seremetis
    Gus Seremetis
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Erin Weinberg
    Erin Weinberg
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Robynne Mauger
    Robynne Mauger
    Manager - Corporate Services
  • Alison Forbes
    Alison Forbes
    Manager - Family and Children's Services
  • Anna-Louise Allen
    Anna-Louise Allen
    Manager - Education and Training
  • Tim Knowles
    Tim Knowles
    Cire Community School Principal
Gus Seremetis
Chief Executive Officer

I am committed to delivering excellence with integrity and extremely passionate about helping people achieve what they aspire to.

Experienced in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, I am a visionary and transformational leader with entrepreneurial capability, diverse experience building and leading high performing senior teams, with a consistent focus on organisational improvement.

Over 20 years leadership experience in human resources, strategy, legal, financial, marketing and commercial environments, with a proven capacity to work collaboratively with boards, directors, executive management, government, peak bodies and key stakeholders within the education, employment services, community services and recruitment sectors.

“I am privileged to be leading an organisation aligned with my values and surrounded by talented individuals who are passionate and committed to delivering on what we promise.”

Erin Weinberg
Chief Financial Officer

I have over 15 years’ experience working with large and multinational organisations in Australia and overseas.  I’ve held senior positions in Finance, Account Management, and Commercial Management, and worked closely with Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Operations, Sales and other functions.  My experience spans a diverse array of industries and cultures.

The knowledge and skills acquired in the private sector will be applied to my position as CFO at Cire.

“I enjoy being part of a meaningful organisation with a community focus”.

Robynne Mauger
Manager - Corporate Services

Healthy relationships and effective leadership empower others to be their best at work and play. Effective communication brings people together to work collaboratively toward improvement and a common goal.

With over 18 years’ experience in frontline management, strategic human resource management, industrial relations, respectful and healthy workplaces, coupled with appropriate qualifications and training, I lead the corporate services team to ensure practises are applied with integrity and consistency in all areas.

Cire Services is an appropriate vehicle to bring about improvement and change in people’s lives; and we do it every day.

“Cire walks the talk…that’s what inspired me to join the team”

Alison Forbes
Manager - Family and Children's Services

I have 10 years’ experience working in early childhood education and care and 6 years’ experience in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, specialising in education, course development and team leadership.

My main areas of expertise include training delivery, assessment, early childhood development, training packages, instructional design, strategic and business planning and compliance.

My passion for education motivates me to continue with my own studies.

“I enjoy being part of a growing organisation which places people before profit and which values the unique differences and skills of the people within it.”

Anna-Louise Allen
Manager - Education and Training

The position of Manager Education and Training brings together some of the highlights from previous roles in my career. I bring 35 years’ experience leading the development and delivery of innovative education and training programs for primary, secondary and adult learners. Over the past 16 years I have been a VET Consultant and Auditor which has seen me facilitate communication between the education industry, government and business.

I am thrilled to be back working in the Yarra Valley, as part of a dedicated team who are implementing applied learning techniques through the Cire Community School and training. It is wonderful to work for a quality organisation who do what they say in providing services that meet community needs.

“This is an exciting time to join Cire Services. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to take on this role. ‘You need teamwork to make a dream work, and I feel I have a great team to make this journey with.”

Tim Knowles
Cire Community School Principal

Prior to moving to the beautiful Yarra Valley to take on the role of Principal at Cire Community School, I spent the last 15 years working in a range of Independent Schools in NSW, in a number of teaching and senior leadership roles. I have been employed as an educator in a variety of traditional school and more flexible learning environments and I am passionate about helping young people engage in learning and experience success: whatever that may look like for them.

“I am excited to be leading a fantastic team of educators who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the young people who they interact with on a daily basis, at each of our innovative school campuses”.

Committee of Management

  • Vivienne Cunningham-Smith
    Vivienne Cunningham-Smith
    President
  • Ian Cuming
    Ian Cuming
    Vice President
  • Louise Brockway
    Louise Brockway
    Secretary
  • Andrew Hunter
    Andrew Hunter
    Treasurer
  • Ric Butler
    Ric Butler
    Committee Member
  • Robyn Dew
    Robyn Dew
    Committee Member
Vivienne Cunningham-Smith
President

I am a NSW girl married to a Mitcham boy and our family moved into the Yarra Valley in 2009. I am delighted to be able to contribute to my local community as I did for 20 years in my home in the Illawarra. I am a social worker by trade and have 30 years’ experience in executive management of child and family and primary health services. I am currently the CEO of Eastern Volunteers based in Ringwood.

I am passionate about the role of community not for profits and their contribution to building strong communities. I grew up in a strong community and am keen to provide my grandchildren this experience of the power of community.

Ian Cuming
Vice President

I am a local farmer who has worked in and around the Yarra Valley for twenty five years. I have represented Biodynamic Agriculture Australia, am part of Yarra Valley ECOSS and have been a member of the Cire Services / Upper Yarra Community House’s Committee of Management since 1997.

“Being part of Cire is rewarding. I like being part of an organisation with the same values as mine”

Louise Brockway
Secretary

I have lived and worked in regional Victoria for most of my life, having grown up in the Dandenong Ranges I began my career in law in the Latrobe Valley. I moved to the Yarra Valley with my family in 2015 and conduct my law practice primarily in Warburton.

I am passionate about the educational opportunities and supports available to children and young adults in our community. I believe that organisations such as Cire Services play a vital role by supporting, enabling and empowering individuals, at any stage in life, to achieve their goals.

I am excited to be part of the Committee of Management and to use my skills and experience for the benefit of the organisation and the community.

Andrew Hunter
Treasurer

I moved to the Yarra Valley with my family in 2009 after a long career with a large multinational organisation.  My background is in finance and I am looking forward to bringing the skills and experience attained during my career to the Committee of Management.

Since moving to the valley I have particularly enjoyed a greater involvement and interaction with the local community.  I am actively involved in the local pre-school and primary school which my two young boys attend.

“I have an enthusiasm for education and I am excited by the prospect of working with like minded individuals as part of the Cire Services team.”

Ric Butler
Committee Member

I have been a member of the Cire Services / Upper Yarra Community House’s Committee of Management since 1990; and president for the last twelve years. I ran a successful business for many years and have been a director of a national organisation. I was an inaugural member of the Upper Yarra Community Cooperative which was responsible for the establishment of the community buses. I currently enjoy being a committee member of the Yarra Junction Football Netball Club.

“I am passionate about what Cire does for the community. I see people who benefit from their interaction every day”

Robyn Dew
Committee Member

I am first and foremost an educator and have a love for learning.  I enjoy teaching and some of the best moments in my career have centred on students discovering new skills and knowledge then watching their talent arise.

I am currently the Campus Principal of Yarra Hills Secondary College, Mt Evelyn Campus.  This has been my working home for the last 25 years and have been Campus Principal for the last 2 ½ years.  Having worked in Mt Evelyn for so long, I have seen many changes both within my own school and the community.  This has also allowed me to learn more of Mt Evelyn as a community.

I have watched Mt Evelyn grow into a very collegiate and united town.  I am also a member of Mt Evelyn Township Group and have been committed to promoting the strengths of this area for some years.

“I consider myself lucky to be in a role I love and surrounded by awesome people whom I learn from every day!”