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Board Members

Board Members

Graeme Mander

Graeme Mander (Board Chair)

Appointed 1 April 2011

Graeme has been a Principal in Catholic schools for the past 20 years. He has accumulated a wealth of educational experience over the past 40 years in both the independent Catholic and public systems.

Graeme was a Principal in Catholic schools for over 20 years. He has accumulated a wealth of educational experience over the past 40 years in both the independent Catholic and public systems. He holds qualifications in educational leadership and administration to Master’s degree level.

Prior to joining the Identitywa Board, Graeme served on the Board of Midway Community Care, an organisation supporting people with intellectual disability and their families in the Peel Region. Graeme and his wife Margaret have six adult children and ten grandchildren.  Graeme is an avid reader, keen gardener and enjoys travel.

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Linda Walsh web

Linda Walsh (Board Treasurer)

Appointed 1 February 2011

Linda is Manager Finance at the newly established South Metropolitan TAFE.

Linda is Manager Finance Operations at South Metropolitan TAFE. She has two grown children and was a stay-at-home mother for 17 years.

 

During this time she taught art and crafts, participated in a range of community activities which included holding the position of school P&C President, and undertook part-time university studies.

 

In 2003, Linda completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Murdoch University and joined the Office of the Auditor General as a financial auditor in 2004.

 

Linda is a full member of CPA Australia and Institute of Public Accountants.

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Nicole Barnao

Nicole Barnao

Appointed 29 May 2019

Nicole works in the property sector as an advisor and project manager, and has over 20 years of professional experience working in property, financial and consulting services; for listed, private ...

Nicole works in the property sector as an advisor and project manager, and has over 20 years of professional experience working in property, financial and consulting services; for listed, private and not-for-profit businesses.

She has spent much of her working life leading cross-functional teams to innovate, drive change and deliver on projects, during both strong and challenging phases of the economic cycle.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (University of Western Australia), a Masters in Business Administration (Australian Graduate School of Management) and is a licensed sales representative.  She has held various roles in the community sector, loves going on holidays with her husband and three children, and watches live sport when she can (particularly those played by her kids!).

 

 

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Tony Curry web 2

Dr Tony Curry

Appointed 1 July 2014

Tony was appointed to the Board of Identitywa in July 2014. Prior to joining the CEOWA, Tony was Principal at Mercy College (Koondoola) for ten years and Our Lady of Grace School (North Beach) ...

Tony was appointed to a senior executive position at the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia (CEOWA) in January 2014 and is currently Director Leadership & Employee Services.  Prior to joining the CEOWA, Tony held principalships and teaching positions in a number of metropolitan and regional, primary Catholic schools.

Tony holds formal education qualifications to doctorate level in education, religious education and administration.  In terms of governance, Tony has worked over the past twenty years on a number of school boards and at a senior Board level for Ruah (2019 – current), the Disability Services Commission of Western Australia (2007 – 2012), the Edmund Rice Centre (Mirrabooka) (2002 – 2007), and the Perth Archdiocesan Catholic Social Justice Council (1996 – 2001).

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Jenny Drury

Jenny Drury

Appointed 1 June 2012

Jenny is the Human Resources and Administration manager for Inclusion WA, a community service organisation.

Jenny was a teacher for a number of years before she and her husband moved to live and work in the Pilbara area of WA.

The family moved to Perth in the late 80’s after their younger son, Matthew was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis.  Matt has been supported by Identitywa for a number of years and shares his home with three young women.

For the past 18 years, Jenny has worked with Inclusion WA, mainly in the areas of administration and human resources.

 

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Nathan Ebbs

Nathan Ebbs

Appointed 1 September 2009

Nathan is Managing Principal of commercial law firm, Bennett + Co. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame Australia in December 2004 with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Nathan is Bennett + Co’s Managing Principal and practises in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution section of the firm. He has broad experience running commercial litigation for public and private companies, partnerships, trusts and individuals and has appeared as an instructing solicitor and counsel in many high-profile cases. Nathan is particularly proficient in the areas of competition and consumer law, Corporations Act matters, contractual disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability and mining and resources litigation. In addition to his position as a board member of Identitywa, Nathan is also a member of the Law Society of Western Australia Council.

 

 

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John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald

Appointed 29 May 2019

John is currently an independent consultant with over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical research and community service sectors.

John is currently an independent consultant with over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical research and community service sectors.  He was formerly the Chief Executive of Catholic Homes and Chief Operating Officer of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.  John also held the position of Australasian Marketing Director for a multinational pharmaceutical company, as well as senior management roles in the local biotechnology industry.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree with first class Honours and a Masters of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Western Australia.  In addition to the Identitywa Board, John has previously been a Director of two biomedical companies.

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Phil Scott

Phil Scott

Appointed 1 May 2011

Phil’s son Timothy has been supported by Identitywa for a number of years. He currently lives with three other young men in an Identitywa shared house in one of Perth's southern suburbs.

Phil graduated as a Civil Engineer from The University of Western Australia in 1975 and before retiring in 2014 worked as a consultant in the oil and gas industry.

He had previously held senior technical and managerial positions in drilling and production engineering with Australian and international companies before specialising in performance management, focusing on process, systems and human factors.

Phil’s son Timothy is supported by Identitywa and currently lives with three others in a shared home in Willagee.

 

 

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Terry Wilson website

Terry Wilson

Appointed 1 November 2008

Terry is currently the Chief Operations Officer for the Archdiocese of Perth, a role he commenced in 2007.

Terry was Assistant Director of the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia for 11 years before being appointed the Chief Operations Officer for the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth in 2007.

Terry has a strong interest in the Catholic Church’s teachings in social justice.

He was involved in Catholic education for 34 years as a teacher and administrator in secondary schools and as a consultant and industrial advocate in Catholic Education offices and other Church organisations.

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