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Management Committee & Associates

A Management Committee comprising 16 VCCC members currently administers the VCCC. These members include experienced professionals and business operators from a variety of industries. The Management Committee members donate their time, experience and connections for the benefit of the VCCC and its members.

The aim of the current Management Committee is to establish, coordinate and guide the formation of the VCCC. They are also responsible for the strategic management and policy decisions of the VCCC and the relationship of the VCCC with governments and businesses in Australia and Croatia.

His Excellency, the Ambassador of Croatia, Dr Damir Kušen and the Consul-General of Croatia to Victoria, Mr Dubravko Belavic also sit on the Management Committee of the VCCC from time to time.

Under the VCCC’s Rules, the current Management Committee has an 18-month mandate from incorporation, to establish the VCCC, enable the association to receive members and organise the first VCCC events and functions. Before the mandate ends, the current Management Committee will stand down and allow the members to formally elect its next Management Committee.

Management Committee members are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the VCCC and membership of the Management Committee is open to all individual members of the VCCC and persons nominated by a business member of the VCCC.

The VCCC Management Committee currently consists of the following members:



His Excellency, the Ambassador of Croatia, Dr Damir Kušen sits on the Management Committee of the VCCC from time to time.





Consul-General of Croatia to Victoria, Mr Dubravko Belavic also sits on the Management Committee of the VCCC from time to time.



NPwWQLy6FFFnOtYe0QbdNX74XGwKilxPey3svdZSK2o-minMonika Popovic, VCCC President LinkedIn Profile

Monika is a professional Interior Designer with broad experience in Europe with the Stipic Grupa and currently in Australia with DDK Group Commercial Interiors as Senior Interior Design and Sales consultant. As the Melbourne representative of an international Networking organisation, Monika has extensive networks across many industry sectors.


AAEAAQAAAAAAAASJAAAAJGE3N2ZkZjA3LWMwZGUtNGFhNi1hYjg3LTNjNzlmMGNjZTY5YQStjepan Antunovic, VCCC Vice President, LinkedIn Profile

Steven is Managing Director of Stir Media, a Melbourne based design agency. Steven has a broad background as Business Owner, Managing Director and Non Profit Org Board Member. He has hands-on operational and management experience across diverse multi-national business environments- Magazine publishing, Export and Commercial aviation pilot training.


Steven Milicevic, VCCC Secretary, LinkedIn Profile

Steven is the principal of Milicevic Lawyers, an expert in providing legal advice and services to businesses throughout Australia. He started Milicevic Lawyers after a successful career as the General Counsel and Company Secretary for an ASX listed group of companies.  He has also served on a number of boards in the profit and not for profit sector.


Robert Luburic, VCCC Treasurer, LinkedIn Profile

Robert is Managing Director, Melbourne Accounting Partners and he takes the greatest pride in helping his clients grow their business and increase their personal wealth. He is also an expert when it comes to completing Individual Tax Returns. Many professionals in the CBD are clients of Robert’s, his reputation as an astute accountant has grown rapidly in the 10 years that he has based his practice in the CBD.


#027Josipa Kosanovic, VCCC Web Content Manager, LinkedIn Profile

Josipa is a professional Storyteller and Copy Writer currently based in Sydney. Educated in Europe, Josipa has a broad range of experience as Executive Producer and Content Development Manager at Nova TV in Zagreb. With a broad international experience, Josipa is multilingual and has worked on various international projects.


Marko Filipovic,  LinkedIn Profile

Marko is a Senior Lawyer at Australian Communications and Media Authority. Marko is one of the founding members of the VCCC. He has a background in Telecommunication and dispute resolution, Competition and regulatory and Design Engineering Consulting.



Ivan GlavasLinkedIn Profile

Ivan is a Partner at Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants in Melbourne and one of the founding members of the VCCC. Ivan is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in dealing with Business reconstruction, Corporate and Personal Insolvency related matters across numerous industries including, building and construction, sports and recreation, science and technology, manufacturing and retail.


AJP_3258Vinko Šikić,  LinkedIn Profile

Vinko has extensive experience Business Development and management experience in the Australian Telecommunications sector, particularly with Telstra. Vinko is a Partner and co-Director of a Financial Services business in Melbourne specialising in Mortgage and Commercial property finance.


VCCC Sep #030-minSlavko Peraic,  LinkedIn Profile

Slavko is the Co-Founder and Director at Quay Financial Pty Ltd in Melbourne. Slavko heads up the Finance brokerage firm with a strong service ethos and dedication to building long term relationships with its clients. Slavko also provides mentoring to new entrants to the finance broking industry on sales and referral sourcing strategies.



Nathan Brunt,  LinkedIn Profile

Nathan is a dispute resolution lawyer with particular experience in banking and finance, insolvency, turnaround and recovery matters, both personal and corporate. He has acted in a wide range of disputes in Courts and Tribunals around Australia and internationally and in the resolution of disputes outside of the Court system through negotiation and mediation.


21820fcLuke Eres,  LinkedIn Profile

Luke is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Wealth Advisor at Innate Wealth in Melbourne. Specializing in Financial Planning, Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Specialist, Wealth Coaching, Tax Structuring, Income Stream Maximisation.


John is the Principal at Ravim RBC, a boutique consultancy established to assist SME’s, government agencies and not-for-profits on strategic initiatives business for transformation, best practice programs, workforce strategy, advocacy and international technical assistance supporting councils in developing countries.


AJP_3116Robert KombolLinkedIn Profile

Robert is the Technical Director at BlueBox IT with broad experience with in IT security, Systems Architecture and Systems Administration. Robert worked with the NAB and City Power.



VCCC HR Dom#013Franci BuljatLinkedIn Profile

Franci is the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Croatian Community Services (ACCS). Franci has been involved with Croatian community services since her arrival in Australia in 1992 and has a strong commitment to providing the Australian Croatian community with access to services such as aged care and education. Franci serves on the Boards of Victorian Croatian Aged Care Services and the VCCC.


Boris JakovacLinkedIn Profile

Zdenka Karakas,