Executive Team

Mikaela Stafrace

Mikaela is an MBA-qualified lawyer, who has spent many years in corporate settings providing insurance, risk, governance and regulatory compliance advice. Mikaela served as a company director on government boards & industry associations and also taught insurance law at Monash & Melbourne Universities.

Five years ago, she sought a different connection with work & community and moved into the not-for-profit sector. Mikaela served as a community health service board director, and then as an NFP CEO, first of Legacy Melbourne, and later Kidney Health Australia. Presently, she is the Deputy Chair of CERES.

Mikaela has now developed this exciting new community based project after recognising that skilled women engaged in meaningful employment are less vulnerable to the risks of homelessness and poverty in their later years.

Tracy Wilson

Tracy has over twenty years’ experience working in partnership with clients to design and implement operational and system improvements. 

Her expertise includes business processes, efficiency mapping and software solutions.  Her particular interest is business development and relationship management. 


Tracey has worked with a diverse range of clients in the health, government and education sectors.

Tracy has a reputation for sensible, cost effective and practical advice, bringing that wealth of experience to WomenCAN and The Placement Circle.

Mile Soda

Mile specialises in business improvement and transformation.  He has over 40 years’ experience working globally in executive and non-executive roles including as CEO  . 

His international expertise has straddled a range of industries including White Goods manufacture, Automotive, Biofuels, and Garment manufacturing.

Much of Mile’s success stems from his focus on implementing cultural change within organisations that links directly to the drive for excellence. He firmly believes that People, Passion, and Process equal

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