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 seven across functional areas of expertise.

Our Board of Directors

  • James

    James Edmonds

    James is Chairman of the Board at Ability Works. Having recently retired, James brings commercial acumen to the AWA board including sales and marketing.

  • Russel

    Russell Jones

    Russell has a private business providing human resources and risk management advice and service.

  • Julia Shtepa

    With a strong commercial and legal background and leading transformation within CBUS Superannuation fund, Julia brings a strong background to Ability Works.

  • David Preiss

    David brings extensive and varied experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors joining the Board in June 2022.

  • 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…

  • Rora Furman

    Rora is a Partner at bipartisan public affairs agency The Civic Partnership and joined the Board in June 2022.

  • Melissa Bugge

    Melissa has spent 15+ years working across a range of NFP sectors including health, aged care, and community development.


Our Executive Leadership Team

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

  • Sue Boyce

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Kannan Nair

    Chief Operating Officer
  • Leon Gairns

    Engineering Operations Manager
  • Wendy Bezzina

    General Manager, Commercial
  • Amy Bourke

    Human Resources Manager
  • Jon Adams

    Manager, Customised Employment
  • Natalie Collins

    Inclusive Design

Workplace Wellbeing, Training and Support

  • Alison Kelly

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Anna Liu

    Funding and Support Coordinator
  • Helen Wilkins

    Manager, Employee Engagement, Wellbeing and Support
  • Katharine Shao

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Melissa Chia

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Nunia Tausere

    Team Leader – Training & Support
  • Owen Perkins

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Rudina Pepaj

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Sam Lovat

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Serena Clark

    Team Leader – Training & Support
  • Stacy Mihaka

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Tahlia Pilbeam

    Workplace Training & Support


  • Andrew

    Andrew McConnell

    Senior Supervisor Manufacturing
  • David

    David Downie

  • Edward Garoni

    Team Leader
  • Gordana Kusevska

    Team Leader
  • Gwyn Catherall

    Production Support Coordinator
  • Helen Cross

    Supervisor Manufacturing
  • John Williams

    Senior Supervisor Logistic Services
  • Kaniciusra Vincent Paul

    Records Management Coordinator
  • Man Hong Loeu

    Supervisor Packing & Rework
  • Rima Sepokas

    Senior Supervisor Packing & Rework
  • Ruby Gray

    Team Leader

Business Services

  • Anu Khosla

    Compliance, Procurement & Business Administration Manager
  • Dinishi Kapuge

    Business Support Coordinator
  • Jay Zhai

  • Mark Golotta

    Sales Support Coordinator

Customised Employment

  • Aline De Lellis Oliveira

    Customised Employment Counsellor
  • Annaliese Campbell

    Engagement Coordinator
  • Clare-Louise Lawson

    Customised Support Counselling Coordinator
  • Eboni Bennett

    Engagement Coordinator
  • Jane Ludtke

    Employment Counsellor
  • Mia Huxtable

    Service Coordinator

Inclusive Design

  • Dominique Loulie

    Inclusive Design Projects Coordinator