The NSCA Foundation is lead by a board of voluntary directors who dedicate their time to developing your Foundation and ensuring its future sustainability



Bernie Doyle, NSCA Foundation President and Chairman

Bernie Doyle

President & Chairman

Bernie Doyle’s first involvement with the NSCA Foundation was as a Director in the former South Australian Division in 1991. As President of the South Australian Board he was part of the working party that merged South Australia into a National body. He has been a Director ever since and is currently serving his fourth term as Chairman.

Ray Thurlow, NSCA Foundation Vice-President

Ray Thurlow


Ray Thurlow has over 25 years experience in the field of occupational health and safety working in a range of functional, strategic and consultancy roles. Ray is currently employed by a major global pharmaceutical company in a senior role responsible for environment, health and safety role within its Asia-Pacific region. Ray has been an NSCA Foundation Director since 2007.

Vicky Bartolacci, NSCA Foundation Director

Vicky Bartolacci


A Director of the NSCA Foundation since 2018, Vicky Bartolacci is an L&D and HR industry expert, her specialist area residing in online training content. She is currently the APAC Managing Director for Kineo and extends her passion for individual and business workforce training. Vicky supports Kineo APAC’s clients with their digital learning and the strategic growth of their businesses.


Chelsea Cook, NSCA Foundation Director

Chelsea Cook


Chelsea has twenty years across the public and private sectors, where she has specialised in navigating organisations through business transformations in a range of areas including human resources, risk management, health and safety, change management and business strategy. She brings to her roles a great passion to positively influence staff and their wellbeing, and assisting business in realising a return on their investment in human capital. Prior to her role on the board, Chelsea has taken out several industry awards for health and safety, including NSCA Foundation awards.

Bill Kritharas, NSCA Foundation Director

Bill Kritharas


Bill is an experienced work health and safety lawyer who acts for both public and private sector clients. His practice covers incident investigation, regulatory and compliance issues, chain of responsibility, litigation including prosecutions and coronial inquests. Bill has advised and represented clients in more than 100 workplace incidents. Bill also advises on WHS systems, policies and procedures and provides strategic advice on incident management and all health and safety matters. He has been an NSCA Foundation Director since February 2018.

Maria Zoras-Christo, NSCA Foundation Director

Maria Zoras-Christo


Maria has over 15 years’ experience within the legal arena, working on large scale construction projects and litigation matters for the likes of AMP, UNSW, Watpac and Daikin and was Deputy General Counsel for Asciano prior to joining Patrick in August 2016. Maria commenced her directorship with the NSCA Foundation in 2018.