Our Board of Directors is our governing body and is responsible for our strategic direction, establishing goals for management and monitoring the achievement of goals directly through its committees.
Our Board comprises
Harvey has been an independent consultant and Director for the last decade after previously working for two decades in corporate finance and the financial and commodity markets for The Chase Manhattan Bank, Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase and latterly Macquarie Bank, predominantly covering the Asia Pacific region including China for energy price hedging. Prior to that he was a business journalist for a decade or so in London and the Middle East. He has many years experience as an ASX NED (OBL, IOT). He has attended the AICD Directors Course and its Updates several times and has been a Director of Independent Community Living Australia for about a decade the last couple of years as Chair and was previously a Director of a surf club and several other not for profits. He has had consulting and retainered roles in commodity and financial market risk management and financial services compliance for a variety of clients. He also holds a wholesale advisory AFSL.
Nick Coles started his working life in executive recruitment in the financial markets. Since then he has spent the majority of his working life in financial markets research, initially conducting competitor analyses of the investment banking industry.
Nick’s research now has a particular focus on investor sentiment of the S&P/ASX200. Nick developed a proprietary, fully integrated, technology platform to run the annual research projects and provide clients with sophisticated, actionable insights and analytics.
Areas of expertise: Finance, Research; Sector knowledge, Social Welfare.
Richard is a passionate people and culture specialist, senior human resources manager and consultant and, organisational change manager. Creating people and culture frameworks which bring out the best in employees and grow productivity is at the heart of his people and culture practice. During his career he has worked with blue chip firms KPMG, PwC, General Motors and as principal of his own consulting firm. Prior to his people and culture career, Richard held senior leadership roles in industrial manufacturing in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Areas of expertise: Human Resources, Governance, Change Management, Work, Health and Safety
Des is the General Manager of Women and Girl’s Emergency Centre, an organisation providing support services and accommodation to women and families with a focus on domestic and family violence, mental health, homelessness and AOD .
She has over 20 years of experience in community services including front-line, head office support and management positions. Des has a track record in analysis, design, implementation and program delivery and has worked in small, medium and large Non-Government Organisations. Des’ work has incorporated her subject matter expertise in person centred approach and consumer driven care.
Areas of Expertise: Community Services
The scope of her quality management experience includes mental health, addictions, aged care, disabilities and internationally recognised quality, risk, health and clinical standards.With over 20 years experience working in business support and leadership roles, Gabbi has dedicated almost 10 years of this to managing and auditing quality management systems in the not-for-profit human services sector; hence supporting an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of managing compliance within an evolving client care environment.
Areas of expertise: Quality Management, Audit, Risk, Community Services
After a short stint as an Occupational Therapist and then a lengthy corporate career, Kelly now consults in Health & Safety, risk management, audit and compliance and acts as a coach and business mentor. She is a GIACD and is Non Executive Director on several Boards.
Kelly is thrilled to be working on the board of the ICLA and to be again working on the lives of people with dual diagnosis across Australia. On a personal note, Kelly is passionate about sport and is a mother of 3 boys.
Areas of expertise: Health, Safety & Environment, Audit & Risk, Corporate Governance.
Paul founded a retail & eCommerce business in 2007, and is now the Operations Manager of one of the largest and fastest growing online retailers in Australia. With over 12 years experience in Management and Operations, Paul’s passion is in improving the supply chain and internal processes of the business. Having worked within large eCommerce business, Paul is passionate about adopting the best digital practices inside an organisation.
Area of Expertise: Operations, Digital Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Logistics.