I am an Occupational Therapist with a 30-year career working predominantly in the disability sector. I am currently employed by Curtin University as Fieldwork Director for the School of OT. I have experience as a Board Member serving on the Variety WA Board for 6 years and its grants committee for 10 years. I have served as Chair for AGOSCI and am currently Vice President of the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association. I highly value the work of Directions and am willing to commit my time and effort as needed to support its strategic objectives.
I joined the Board in October 2015. Directions performs a very valuable service and I am proud to contribute to that and apply my commercial, strategic and financial skills. With a career spanning over 30 years, I have held a range of general management and senior financial positions both across Australia and in the UK. I am currently the Executive Director Corporate Services for another Not for Profit organisation. I have also held a number of Executive positions. I am a Chartered Accountant, I hold a Bachelor of Commerce and a Post Grad Diploma in Business.
I am a finance professional with over fifteen years of experience, predominantly in various finance roles in an ASX-listed company in the energy industry. I also have experience in tax and small business services, and I am currently working as a Senior Management Accountant for a large Not for Profit organisation in the health sector in WA. I am a Chartered Accountant and hold a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Social Science. I am currently completing a certificate in Governance for Not for Profit with the Governance Institute of Australia. I have a lot of respect for the work of Directions, and am honoured to be able to contribute to, and learn from, this important community
My 29 year old son has autism and has been receiving support services from Directions for 12 years. During this period, he has had very well trained and wonderful support staff, who have mentored him and helped him monitor his own behaviours. He now lives independently. I was very happy to accept a position of Board Member when offered to me 4 years ago. I believe that Directions offer families the support they need, as well as supporting the individual family member. This is the type of care that I believe families with disabilities require.
I am very pleased to have joined the Board in 2020. Directions provides important supports to the local community and beyond and I am pleased to contribute my skills and experience from over 25 years working in the health, disability and community sectors. Having held a number of executive positions I have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by organisations such as Directions to ensure the ongoing delivery of valued services in an ever changing environment, both funding wise but also to ensure we keep up with the expectations of customers and their families. I am passionate about bringing together culture and process in order to provide highly valued supports that are sustainable for years to come. I am a registered psychologist, graduate of INSEAD Business School and an AICD graduate.
Directions Disability Services deliver high quality, ethical services that I am proud to have the opportunity to contribute to. I joined the Board in 2019, bringing with me over fifteen years of experience in the community services sector in a range of leadership positions. I am currently working as a Manager within the family and domestic violence policy unit at the Department of Communities. I am a passionate advocate for social justice and human rights issues and bring a life-long personal and professional commitment to enhancing people’s safety and wellbeing. I hold a Bachelor of Psychology, minoring in Sexology.
I joined the board in early 2019. I've held national and group manager positions, working across a range of industries within both ASX-listed and privately held Australian companies. I am a self-professed legal nerd and have completed post-graduate qualifications in law, business, OHS and international business law. In 2018, I graduated with a certificate in Japanese Law from Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan University School of Law. I've completed the AICD Company Directors Course and am currently completing both an MBA (Finance) and LLM (International Law).