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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 four 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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  • 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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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

    Head of Corporate Services
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  • Kannan Nair

    Kannan Nair

    Chief Operating Officer
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Workplace Training and Support

  • Shannon Klaassen

    Workplace Training & Support

  • Stacy Mihaka

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Jodie Mitchell

    Head Trainer - Workplace Training & Support
  • Helena Jankowski

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Callum Gould

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Nunia Tausere

    Workplace Training & Support
  • Anna

    Anna Liu

    Workplace Support
  • Katharine Shao

    Workplace Support

Operations

  • Mark Golotta

    Mark Golotta

    Team Leader
  • Helen Cross

    Supervisor Manufacturing
  • Rina

    Rima Sepokas

    Senior Supervisor Packaging & Finishing
  • John

    John Williams

    Senior Supervisor Logistic Services
  • Andrew

    Andrew McConnell

    Senior Supervisor Manufacturing
  • Kaniciusra Vincent Paul

    Kaniciusra Vincent Paul

    Records Management Coordinator
  • David

    David Downie

    Toolmaker
  • Tony Balchan

    Group Manager, Production & Engineering

Business Services

  • Dinishi

    Dinishi Kapuge

    Business Support
  • Jay

    Jay Zhai

    Accountant
  • Anu Khosla

    Continuous Improvement & Procurement Manager

Marketing & Sales

  • Natalie Collins

    Inclusive Design