Our Committee Members

South Australian Chapter

Cristina Cocchiaro

Cristina Cocchiaro

Committee Member

Cristina joined ALTO in 2018 to become a part of a community that supports Italian-Australian culture in a meaningful and fun way. 
Cristina’s grandparents and parents migrated from Italy after World War Two, providing a strong belief in the importance of hard work, grit and family. 
Cristina’s professional life is spent in the commercial / contracts team at BAE Systems. 
Cristina is passionate about food, wine and leading an active, healthy life. She enjoys her long black coffee, straight up, every morning.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinamariecocchiaro/

Steven Russo

Steven Russo

Committee Member

Steven is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Company Auditor. He is the Senior Audit and Assurance Partner at PKF Adelaide, with over 23 years experience providing clients with internal and external audit, risk management and technical advisory services.

He lectures for the State Government on financial modelling specific to NDIS providers and NFP organisations. Steven has presented and Chaired many professional development sessions for the CA ANZ, IPA, the Law Society and the Governance Institute of Australia.

The types of entities that Steven has provided extensive audit and advisory services to include State Government departments, Parliament of South Australia, Australian subsidiaries of multinational companies, listed public companies, Semi-Government organisations, Registered Clubs, NFP and Charities, Cooperatives and SMSFs.

As a third generation Australian Italian he is passionate about enhancing and preserving the Italian culture domestically and rebuilding the strong referral network and community that used to exist amongst the Australian Italian community in South Australia.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/russosteven