Fred Alale AM is a senior public service professional with over two decades of experience in policy, project management, system-wide improvement, and financial systems and processes. A Chartered Accountant, he has worked in both the public and private sectors in Australia and the UK, including with the Big 4 management consultancies – EY, KPMG, and Deloitte. Beyond his professional achievements, Fred is actively involved in the African Australian communities. He is the Co-Founder and Chair of the African Music and Cultural Festival, a successful event now in its 11th year, which attracts over 50,000 attendees to Melbourne’s Federation Square. Additionally, he holds key roles on various boards, including the Music Australia Council, Africa Day Australia Inc., and the Victorian African Communities Committee. In 2023, Fred’s dedicated service to the community earned him the prestigious Member (AM) of the Order of Australia title and a place on the COVID-19 Honour Roll in the Australia Day Honours. Fred remains deeply committed to uplifting minority communities, particularly focusing on empowering youths and inspiring the next generation to achieve their potential.

Fred is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.