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Our Board & Executive Team

Our Board

 MARG

Marg Lennon
Masters, Organisational Coaching (University of Sydney)

Director since 2009
Director, Unlimited People Potential Pty Ltd

Marg Lennon is currently the Director of Unlimited People Potential, an executive coaching consultancy providing mentoring and leadership development services to clients across a variety of industries, including health, finance, insurance, pharmaceutical, mining, telecommunications and education. Marg specialises in helping others minimise risks, operate more strategically and gain critical perspectives to make significant positive changes. She has a particular interest in working with senior and executive teams in the field of transformational change.

Marg has a strong background in human resources and organisational development, in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. She was Global VP of HR and OD at Cochlear, and was previously at MSDA. These roles have covered Australian, Asia Pacific, and global regions.

Marg has a strong background in human resources, and the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, having held previous senior executive roles at Cochlear, MSDA and Merck and Co. These roles have covered Australian, Asia Pacific, and global regions.

Marg was previously Chairman of Aftercare, an NGO dedicated to helping the mentally disabled lead independent lives. Marg is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

 
 Annalisa

Annalisa Haskell
Bachelor of Arts (Victoria University of Wellington), Post Graduate Business Diploma (University of Auckland), graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma

Director since 2009
CEO, NSW Local Government Professionals Association

Annalisa Haskell’s extensive career in international strategic sales and marketing has spanned 25 years, and includes a varied base of industry experience. Initially starting out in consumer market research and manufacturing with Cadbury Schweppes NZ Ltd, she moved into the New Zealand banking sector and then into the telecommunications industry in Australia and the UK.

She has also had considerable experience in the Australian energy and insurance, education and not for profit sectors. Annalisa has a particular interest in growing small and larger businesses and communities of interest, and building the customer experience and brands across consumer, small business and corporate customers.

Annalisa is currently Chief Executive Officer of Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Member of Women on Boards.

Annalisa is a passionate supporter of getting women into leadership positions in Australian business and believes that, having been a high performance sportswoman (NZ national title gymnast), that participating in sport is essential in building confidence in girls especially.

 RICHARD

Richard Hughes
Bachelor of Building (University of NSW), Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma

Director since 2014
Principal, Catylis Properties Pty Ltd

Richard Hughes has over 35 years’ experience in property development, investment and construction in Australia, Europe and Asia. His industry experience covers all property sectors, including commercial, industrial, business parks, residential (high rise, medium density & sub-divisions), retail and mixed use.

Richard has established and/or managed property development and project management businesses in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Warsaw and Jakarta. He has also held senior executive positions with Costain Australia, Condux Corporation, Euromost zp z.o.o., P.T. Pakuwon Jati and Macquarie Goodman. Richard currently owns and operates Catylis Properties Pty Ltd in Sydney, and is highly regarded for his expertise in negotiating with statutory authorities to achieve positive outcomes for re-zoning, master planning and staged development.

Richard is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also serves as Chairman of the Property Council of Australia’s Property Development Committee.

 WARWICK

Warwick Jones
Bachelor of Arts (Royal Military College) 

Director since 2014
Executive Director, Australia Institute of Police Management

Warwick was appointed Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Police Management in 2012, and has led the delivery of the Australia and New Zealand Police Leadership Strategy. He is involved in a range of activities and committees that foster the development of police leaders such as the ANZPAA Professionalisation Forum, the Interpol Advisory Group for Police Training and the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Board of Governors. He has also facilitated a number of senior leadership team workshops and speaks regularly at conferences on leadership related issues.

Prior to his current role he was the Director, Programs at the Australian Institute of Police Management from 2007 to 2011. In this role he was responsible for the design and delivery of a number of police and public safety industry leadership programs both domestically and internationally, across the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Vanuatu, New Zealand, East Timor and Indonesia. He has also worked with the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Program. Warwick is a graduate of the FBI’s National Executive Institute program.

 JANICE

Janise Mitchell
Bachelor of Social Work (University of Melbourne), Master of Social Work (Monash University)

Director since 2014
Deputy CEO, Australian Childhood Foundation

Janise has worked in the social work for field for the past 30 years, and currently holds the position of Deputy CEO at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Her previous roles include senior roles in government and non-government child welfare agencies.

Janise has extensive experience in child protection, high risk adolescents, public policy analysis, program development and evaluation. Janise’s experience also covers the development of innovative therapeutic programs for traumatised children and young people.

She is responsible for the development and implementation of a number of national and state-wide therapeutic out-of-home care programs, child abuse prevention programs and professional education training programs. She has a Master’s degree examining the policy and practice underpinning therapeutic care initiatives in Australia. Janise is also an Adjunct Research Fellow with Monash University.

 JONATHON

Jonathon Rea
Master of Law in Dispute Resolution (University of New South Wales), Bachelor of Business (Charles Sturt University), Graduate Certificate in Social Impact (University of New South Wales - Graduate School of Management), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Justice of the Peace (NSW).

Director since 2014
Consultant, Non-Executive Director

With 25 years’ experience in banking and finance, principally with Westpac Banking Group, Jonathon has held numerous senior executive positions including Chief Manager, Credit Risk Review and Country Head for Taiwan. He has previously held positions in merchant banking, capital markets and treasury, leveraged leasing and trade finance and credit risk management. 
Over the last 15 years' Jonathon has been a Consultant in risk management and mitigation strategies, and pre-litigation dispute resolution. He has also been a Non-Executive Director to various companies and a Board member for several non-government & not-for-profit organisations.

In 2000, Jonathon began boutique consultancy - Boulevard Partners, advising clients on distressed assets management, Board restructures, investment recovery, risk management and corporate governance strategies; as well as offering mediation and pre-litigation dispute resolution services for equity and debt transactions. His clients included listed and unlisted public and private equity companies, and superannuation fund managers. In late 2012 Jonathon closed Boulevard Partners to concentrate on his Board positions and to continue consulting as a mediator in commercial and equity disputes.

Jonathon also has extensive NGO experience in community health, family and youth services, housing, ageing, indigenous, financial and dependency counselling, homelessness, palliative care and suicide/grief counselling. Currently he serves on several other Boards and Committees, including the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly Limited, New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, and the Uniting Church of Australia’s NSW Synod Risk Oversight Committee. For more than 12 years Jonathon served on various Boards and committees for UnitingCare NSW and ACT.

In 2016 Jonathon commenced sessional lecturing at the School of Law (University of New South Wales) in the Masters of Law Program for Dispute Resolution.

 

Executive Staff

Chief Executive Officer
Leisa Hart 

Company Secretary
Cameron Lilburn

General Manager, Finance
Craig Fisher

General Manager, Human Resources
Karen Twitchett

General Manager, Business Operations
Gayle Middleton

General Manager, Children's Services and Community Programs
Jenni Hutchins

General Manager, Recreation and Camping
Matt Phelan