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Governance

Governance

Ability Works Australia Ltd is a registered not-for-profit social enterprise and reports it’s financial information to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commision (ACNC) which is the national regulator of charities.

As an NDIS service provider Ability Works also has reporting responsibilities to the Federal Government and is audited for compliance against the National Standards for Disability Services.

Ability Works is led by a Chief Executive Officer with an Executive Leadership Team of five across functional areas of expertise. The Chief Executive Officer reports to a voluntary board of directors currently led by Chairman Russell Jones.

Our Board of Directors

  • Russel

    Russell Jones

    Russell is Chairman of the Board at Ability Works. He also has a private business providing human resources and risk management advice and service.

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  • Julie

    Julia Shtepa

    With a strong commercial and legal background and currently a leading executive with Westpac Banking Corporation, Julia brings strong IT skills to Ability Works.

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  • Caroline

    Caroline Evans

    Caroline is currently CEO, of the Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association and joined the Board in November 2017.

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  • Trevor

    Trevor White

    Trevor was a chartered accountant for over 25 years with fifteen years experience covering multi-site, profit centre based Divisional Managing Director…

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  • Ted

    Frederick (Ted) Woods

    Ted has had a 21 year history with Ability Works, having held the role of Production Manager as a former staff member of Ability Works.

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  • James

    James Edmonds

    Having recently retired after + 30 years as Managing Director of Rogers Seller & Myhill Pty Ltd, James brings commercial acumen to the AWA board including sales and marketing…

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  • David

    David McMillan

    David is Director of Aldig Contracting, a basement construction and contracting business. David has been a Director of Ability Works…

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Our Executive Leadership Team

Ability Works Australia has a team of skilled and dedicated professionals.

  • Sue

    Sue Boyce

    Chief Executive Officer
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  • Craig

    Craig Young

    Manager, Innovation and Product Development
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  • Wendy

    Wendy Ross

    Business Support Manager
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  • Kannan Nair

    Kannan Nair

    Chief Operating Officer
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Workplace Training and Support

  • Michael

    Michael Dashwood

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Dina

    Dina Karathanasis

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Anna

    Anna Liu

    Workplace Support

Operations

  • Rina

    Rima Sepokas

    Senior Supervisor Packaging & Finishing
  • John

    John Williams

    Senior Supervisor Logistic Services
  • Andrew

    Andrew McConnell

    Senior Supervisor Manufacturing
  • Katie

    Katie O’Brien

    Scheduling & Supply Chain Co-ordinator
  • David

    David Downie

    Toolmaker

Business Services

  • Dinishi

    Dinishi Kapuge

    Business Support
  • Jay

    Jay Zhai

    Accountant
  • Anu Khosla

    Anu Khosla

    Operations Improvement Manager

Marketing & Sales

  • Clint

    Clint Webb

    Sales Manager
  • Eartha

    Eartha Hewett

    Communications Coordinator