Our Committee Members

South Australian Chapter

Dr Christian Verdicchio

Dr Christian Verdicchio

Committee Member

An Exercise Physiologist with over 5-years clinical, research and teaching experience with an interest in cardiac exercise physiology. Christian completed his PhD in Medicine at the Univeristy of Adelaide assessing the role of exercise in patients with atrial fibrillation, and now currently consults at CHG improving patient well-being and outcomes whilst also holding a postdoctoral research position within the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders (University of Adelaide and SAHMRI). 

Christian has been extensively involved within the non-for-profit community sector for sometime now and is currently President of Com.It.Es South Australia and a a board director at the South Australian Italian Association Inc. He is also a referee on the South Australian National Premier League with more than 100-senior fixtures 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