Sue is a qualified accountant and MBA working with commercial client-focussed businesses. She has a broad range of operational experience, particularly in running the internal aspects of a company. This includes a strong interest in people development and a belief that everyone should be given the opportunity through education, training, activities and on the job experiences to become the best person that they want to be.
John has been the long-term CEO of one of Australia’s most successful International NGOs, specialising in all disability in the developing world. He brings a unique blend of leadership experience, combined with extensive governance experience from serving on boards of several Australian and International Non-Government organisations working in disability, medical research and community housing.
David is Fellow of the CPA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he is currently the Group CFO at Elenium Automation Pty Ltd , a leading technology Company that manufactures electronic equipment for the Aviation and Medical sectors. Prior to this David had 27 years in Senior roles in the manufacturing sector both in Finance and Operational Management. David also has held Non Executive Director Roles with Dairy Australia and Snapsil Corporation and has a strong understanding of the governance requirements in both listed and unlisted Companies.
Sally is an experienced governance, risk, and compliance professional with a mix of Board experience. She is currently the Director of Risk Management for The Arts Centre Melbourne, but has prior experience with enterprise and clinical risk management in health, aged care and disability organisations. Sally, a transformational change leader, believes strongly in embedding a strong risk culture throughout organisations. Sally is qualified in Science, Engineering, Leadership and Change, and has an MBA.
Siân originally trained as a pharmacist in the UK and has enjoyed a career working internationally in the UK, Europe, US and Australia. This has involved leading teams across countries and cultures to ensure positive, productive and supportive work environments. Siân is highly motivated to ensure everyone in the community has opportunity to participate fully and is proud to be part of The Bridge Inc.
Sue has 30 years’ experience in the Medical Technology Industry, and for the last ten years has held the position of MD for A/NZ of Integra Lifesciences. Versatile and adaptable within a team environment, having successfully managed and provided leadership to small and large organisations across diverse product portfolios. Experienced in commercial leadership for sustainable and profitable growth, strategic marketing and business planning, M&A projects, change management and culture transformation, quality compliance and risk management, Sue is a Non-Executive Board member for Road Trauma Support Services Victoria and an active member of her employers’ Women’s Leadership Council, which promotes diversity, inclusion and career advancement opportunities. Sue holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Information Management from Latrobe University.
Andrew has over 20 years’ of international experience in energy, infrastructure and mining services. Andrew combines both CEO experience; having led an America’s business unit of 18,000 staff, with global functional expertise in strategy, digital transformation, divestments, mergers and acquisitions, customer development and sales, marketing, communications, and strategic projects. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in mechanical engineering from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.
For the last 23 years Mary-Jane has worked in executive and senior management roles in the health, aged care, community and disability sectors. An experienced clinical governance, quality, strategy and risk management professional she has a Masters in Health Service Management and is a Fellow of the Australian College for Health Service Management. Ms Stolp is passionate about workforce redesign and innovation to enable delivery of person-centred care and is currently completing her MBA.
David has worked in the employment services sector for over 20 years, specialising in contract compliance, governance, quality, and risk management. He has experience working in small and large not-for-profit organisations leading their contract compliance teams as well as working for the Australian Federal Government – Department of Employment. David completed a Bachelor of Business Degree at Victoria University in 2004 and a Certificate IV in Employment Services. He is passionate about the employment services industry and supporting The Bridge Employment in assisting participants who need the most help to achieve their own independence in life through employment.
Nicole has extensive experience working within the disability sector spanning over 20 years. Nicole initially completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Intellectual Disability) and then a Graduate Diploma in Disability (Leadership). She also holds her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Nicole’s experience includes group based supports as well as individualised services and brokerage supports. Having worked in direct support before moving into a range of leadership and management roles, she is committed to the delivery of quality services and outcomes to enhance the lives of people with a disability.