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Board Members - Identitywa - Registered NDIS Provider

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 (Board Treasurer)

Appointed 1 February 2011

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

Linda is Manager Finance at the newly established 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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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 the position of Director, School Improvement at the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia (CEOWA) in January 2014.  Prior to joining the CEOWA, Tony was Principal at Mercy College (Koondoola) for ten years and Our Lady of Grace School (North Beach) for eight years.  Prior to that he also held principalships and teaching positions in a number of 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 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, Board Member

Jenny Drury

Appointed 1 June 2012

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

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

Jenny graduated from Christchurch Teachers College (NZ) in 1977. As a wife and mother, caring for her family has been her primary focus; however, she has also managed a successful career in the areas of administration, human resources and real estate.

Jenny’s youngest son, Matthew, has been supported by Identitywa for many years. As a Board member, Jenny has provided the invaluable perspective of a family who have experienced disability.

 

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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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Phil Scott, Board Member

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 works as a consultant in the oil and gas industry.

He has held senior technical and managerial positions in drilling and production engineering with Australian and international companies and currently specialises in performance management, focusing on process, systems and human factors.

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.

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Terry Wilson, Board Member

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.

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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