Violet Town Ambassador
Vici Funnell is the Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Foundation Australia and has many inspiring stories of courageous children and their families and the great volunteers who grant the childrens’ wishes. She previously held the role of CEO Scope (Vic) Ltd, formerly the Spastic Society of Victoria (SSOV). Vici has 25 years experience as a CEO in health and community services.
Currently, she also holds the position of director with the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria, she is an honorary member of the Harvard Club of Australia and a member of the Box Hill Central Rotary Club. Vici was awarded the inaugural Harvard Club Non-Profit Fellowship in June 2001 to study Non-Profit Management, at Harvard Business School and was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to the community through people with a disability.
Vici is married to Steve, and they own and operate a boutique vineyard "Hat Rock" on the Bellarine Peninsula, about 20 minutes from Geelong. They have 2 young adult children, William and Caitlin. In the little spare time she has, Vici loves to garden, read and cook. Her favourite place to visit is the Scottish Highlands.