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  • Julia Squire

    CEO

    Julia Squire is a highly experienced CEO and leader with more than 30 years’ management experience. Most of Julia’s career has been spent managing public health services. Julia has also spent time in the commercial sector, supporting organisations with leadership development, service planning, strategy and governance. With a passion for quality, safety, engagement and sustainability Julia has ensured the services, organisations and systems she has worked in are person-centric.

  • Claire Cavanaugh

    Director, Audit Risk and Finance Committee

    Claire has a broad range of business experience, through senior finance roles at Oracle Australia and Readers Digest, and more recently in running her family’s medical practice.

    She also has lived experience and a keen interest in the disability sector; as the mother of 18-year-old Eddie, who has epilepsy and severe intellectual disability.

    Claire cares for Eddie, manages his NDIS plan and advocates for his inclusion and proper care in school and leisure activities.

  • Dr. Robert Lang Ph.D., B.E.(Hons), B.Sc., FAICD, FIE (Aust)

    Director and Chair of Remuneration and Nomination Committee

    Dr. Robert Lang has spent over a 35-year career in state and local government, Dr. Lang has gained experience in change management, community engagement, strategic urban planning, urban development, transport infrastructure, place management, arts, tourism and energy.

    He has been the CEO of Parramatta City Council, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Pacific Power and served on 18 Boards for not-for-profit organisations, private companies, and government statutory authorities.

    He has a longstanding interest in liveable cities, affordable housing, social inclusion and the arts. He is also a Fellow of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

  • Heather Scheibenstock

    Director, Remuneration and Nomination and Service Quality Committees

    Heather spent 20 years as a Senior Executive in the hospitality industry. She is a firm believer in learning and development and has continued her post-graduate studies in business, leadership and corporate governance.

    With experience as a non-executive director across a range of industries, Heather has a wealth of knowledge in leadership, strategy implementation and development, community and stakeholder engagement.

  • Michael Maxwell, GradDipAdEd (VET); MSocSci; GAICD

    Director, Service Quality Committee

    Michael has combined a career in the social and community services sector with post-graduate qualifications in adult education and social science; using these skills to develop training and employment opportunities for people in disadvantaged communities.

    He is passionate about promoting social and financial inclusion and has worked with a range of social service organisations. He is currently Principal at Social Traction, supporting others to develop projects that enrich the lives of those facing disadvantage.

    He lectures at several tertiary institutions and is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

  • Patricia Biszewski

    Director, Chair of Audit Risk and Finance Committee

    Patricia joined the Board in early 2017. Patricia has had an extensive executive career in the maritime and logistics industry, driving and enabling business growth and organisational transformation through strategy, finance, information technology and human resources practices.

    She has worked as a non-executive director, developing programs that empower socially marginalised women, children and communities to become sustainably independent.

    Patricia holds an MSc from Imperial College London, and is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Owen Gilbert

    Director, Audit Risk and Finance Committee

    Owen is a transformational executive with extensive experience driving effectiveness and efficiency in businesses, in Australia and around the world.

    In addition to holding functional roles including CFO, CEO, COO and director, Owen’s experience includes business transformation, stakeholder management, strategy, business case development and implementation, organisational review and change, investment management, business start-ups, and new system implementation.

    He has worked across a number of industries, assessing issues or opportunities and effecting meaningful change.

    Owen has been a non-executive, executive director and audit committee member of listed, unlisted and joint venture companies in Australia and overseas.

  • Matthew Levy

    GAICD, OAM, Director, Quality and Outcomes

    Matthew is an inspirational leader and someone who is passionate about inclusion for people with disability.

    Matt’s career successes are many and varied; including working as a change analyst at Westpac, inspirational speaker and author.He has competed at four consecutive Paralympic Games, winning two gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

    He has competed in five World Championships, won 20 international medals, held four World Records and have been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M).

    He is an Ambassador for Australia Day, Westpac International Disability Day, Life’s Little Treasures, Athlete Leader Swimming Australia, Telstra Paralympic Education Program and Vision Australia Speaking Program.

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