Our Committee Members

South Australian Chapter

Christian Verdicchio

Christian Verdicchio

Committee Member

Christian is an Exercise Physiologist with an interest in cardiac exercise physiology. In 2015, he began his PhD in Medicine within the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the University of Adelaide assessing the role of exercise in patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Now a Cardiac Exercise Physiologist within the Centre of Heart Rhythm Disorders at the Cardiovascular Centre in Norwood, he continues to publish research and practice clinically, as well as teaching exercise physiology and advanced exercise science at the University of Adelaide.

Christian is extensively involved within the non-for-profit community sector and is President of Com.It.Es South Australia - an elected representative body under the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs representing the Italian citizens of South Australia. He is also a board member at the South Australian Italian Association Inc. Christian is a referee on the South Australian National Premier League having just achieved more than 100-senior fixtures in the NPL and was formerly on the Hyundai-A-League as a match official.  


https://au.linkedin.com/in/christian-verdicchio-90589890

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