David joined the organisation in July 2018, having a deep and abiding passion for carers after being a co-carer for his late mother. David also brought a wealth of professional experience to his role as CEO, having over three decades of experience in human services, employee relations and senior management across government, non-profit and private businesses in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
Over the last 19 years, he held senior roles including General Manager (Development and Marketing) for the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Director (People Capability) for the Queensland Public Service Commission, General Manager for Etisalat Academy in Dubai, General Manager at Focus Management Consultancy in Abu Dhabi. In each of these roles, he was responsible for developing human potential and opportunity through learning, improvement and talent management.
In the early part of his career, David was a case manager for disadvantaged and at-risk young people, helping them develop occupational skills, overcome significant personal challenges like homelessness and, ultimately, find employment.
David holds several degrees and professional certifications including a diploma in company directorship from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an MBA from the Queensland University of Technology, where he graduated in the top 1% of his cohort, receiving the Dean’s Award for Excellence as a result. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (previously the Australian Institute of Management).
He is married with three children.
Will has more than 20 years’ experience working in accounting, financial services, and leadership roles across a variety of industries in Tasmania. Will currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for a Kriticos Nominees, a locally owned family business overseeing businesses in the tourism, hospitality, manufacturing, and financial services sectors.
Previously Will was the Treasurer for MyState Limited for over a decade and worked in local specialist Chartered Accountancy firms (business recovery and insolvency) previously.
Will has been actively involved in not-for profit governance for nearly a decade operating as a board member and most recently the Chair of Lady Gowrie Tasmania. Will brings to the board significant expertise across all areas of finance, including financial analytics, budgeting, capital and risk management.
Will is Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Information Systems) from the University of Tasmania, a Masters of Applied Finance from Kaplan as well as being a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Ros has more than 15 years’ experience in management in the not for profit sector. Currently working as the CEO for Youth, Family and Community Connections Inc. she has previously worked as a barrister. Ros has a passion for social inclusion and prevention and early intervention
Ros is the current CEO of, and corporate legal practitioner for, Youth, Family and Community Connections Inc., having been appointed to the role in 2007 and again in 2013 following a merger. Prior to this Ros worked as a barrister, where she gained extensive experience in criminal law, youth justice and family violence. Ros was involved with the implementation of the Tasmanian Safe at Home Program.
David has daily experience of being both a carer (for his wife and his mother) and a person with a disability. He also has a long history working in the not-for-profit sector as a social worker and an advocate, and believes strongly that for all people to have a fair go, we must first have a fair community for all.
It is this passion and belief that has driven David to volunteer with organisations like Red Cross, Blind Citizens Australia and Safe Asylum, and to serve on the boards of organisations like Shelter SA, Housing Trust Tenants Association, Disabled People’s International and now Carers Tasmania and Care2Serve.
Sue has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in the public and not for profit sectors, primarily working in the delivery of human services in areas where a commitment to community and closing the gap to disadvantage are her personal drivers.
Most recently Sue was a member of the Senior Executive Service at the National Disability Insurance Agency (2012-2019), including Tasmanian State Manager from 2012-2016. From 2007 to 2012 Sue worked for the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Canberra – primarily in the areas of housing, disaster recovery and the National Partnership Agreement for remote Indigenous housing. Between 1995 and 2006 Sue was Chief Executive Officer for Colony 47 Incorporated.
Over the period of working in the not for profit sector, Sue held ministerial appointments to a range of government advisory committees at state and Commonwealth levels and represented Colony 47 on a range of joint venture partnerships, advisory committees and reference groups. Sue was also President of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (2000-2006) and Vice President of the Australian Council of Social Service (2002-2006), and President of Tagari Lia Community Living and Nexus Inc.
Sue has expertise in human service delivery, human centered design, public policy and corporate governance. She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work from the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Griffith University and a Diploma of Company Directorship from the University of New England. Sue is passionate about public policy that contributes to innovative and quality services that deliver outcomes for people.
With over 20 years’ experience as an accounting professional, Jarrod started his career in Public Practice. He has since worked across the automotive, agriculture and real estate industries, holding various finance and leadership roles during this time.
Jarrod is currently Chief Financial Officer of Knight Frank Tasmania, and is on the board of IPST Holdings Pty Ltd and Mosaic Support Services.
Jarrod holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA), Diploma of Property Services (DipProperty) and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Kirsten has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in both Asia and Australia holding various leadership positions across a broad range of industries including Retail, Hospitality, Higher Education, Finance, Agriculture, Tourism and the Not-for-profit sector.
Kirsten is a passionate Tasmanian who cares deeply about the community and spent seven years on the Management Committee of Karinya Young Women’s Service which provides crisis accommodation for young women in the greater Launceston area. She currently holds the role of Senior Manager, People and Performance at MyState Bank Limited including responsibility for Diversity & Inclusion. Kirsten has a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of HR and a Graduate Certificate of Management. ”
Dr Samantha Fox is the Director Strategy and Development at Glenorchy City Council. In this role, she leads the development of Council strategies and plans, facilitates Glenorchy’s $1.9 billion development pipeline and implementation of Glenorchy’s Economic Development Strategy.
Samantha is passionate about leading communities to help them achieve environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspirations. For two decades, she has worked in State, Commonwealth and local governments, providing strategic advice on social, environmental and economic policy, managing diverse teams, multi-million-dollar projects and delivering outcomes for communities. Samantha has qualifications in science, psychology, governance and business.