Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation

Advisory Board

Robert Alderuccio
Partner - Robert James Lawyers

Robert is the founding partner of Robert James Lawyers and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in the areas of franchising, licensing, distribution and retail services. Robert heads a specialist team of commercial lawyers providing legal services to an Australia-wide client base. The team has worked with a wide variety of businesses including Chemist Warehouse, Tip Top Bread, Dons Smallgoods, Nestle, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bars, Beacon Lighting, Knauf Plastamasta, Europcar and Roll’d. Robert prides himself on providing legal services which are overlaid with strategic advice to business owners regarding their expansion plans within Australia and overseas.

Robert Alderuccio
Partner - Robert James Lawyers

Robert is the founding partner of Robert James Lawyers and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in the areas of franchising, licensing, distribution and retail services. Robert heads a specialist team of commercial lawyers providing legal services to an Australia-wide client base. The team has worked with a wide variety of businesses including Chemist Warehouse, Tip Top Bread, Dons Smallgoods, Nestle, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bars, Beacon Lighting, Knauf Plastamasta, Europcar and Roll’d. Robert prides himself on providing legal services which are overlaid with strategic advice to business owners regarding their expansion plans within Australia and overseas.

Chef Mariana Chedid
Founder, owner and managing director of Brulée group.

In 2005 Mariana migrated to Sydney from Lebanon.  In 2007, she moved to Melbourne and months after she met Moira and became friends and got involved with Moira’s work for over 5 years in her early 20’s. Looked after the kids in Kilmore and witnessed the separation of Trishna and Krishna.  Moira had a big impact on Mariana’s life, she is her only living idol.  Moira had taught Mariana the true values of life, humbleness and selfishness.  At the age of 27, inspired by the story of Julia Child, in 2014 Mariana Travelled to Paris and completed a comprehensive training program in 'Cuisine' and 'Patisserie', and graduated with a Grand Diploma from Le Cordon Belau in Paris.   Upon returning to Melbourne, she embarked on an exploration and experimentation journey using the finest local produce, ultimately enabling her to forge her own path within the culinary scene, finally founding Brulée in 2020. Brulée is and will support Moira in every way and at any time.

Nicole Butera
Chartered Accountant

Nicole is a Chartered Accountant with close to 20 years' experience. She has spent the last 4 years, together with her business partner, running her own business which specialises in providing an outsourced finance function service to not for profit organisations. Nicole sits on board of two other Melbourne based organisations that are in the disability sector. In her spare time. Nicole is a foster carer, loves to travel and spend time with her nephew and nieces.