Archives: Team

Marie Hale

Marie started with The Bridge as an Employment Consultant in 2009.

During her time with The Bridge, she has held a variety of roles, including Post Placement Support Consultant, Employment and Partnerships Manager and now Operations Manager.

Marie is passionate about enhancing the lives of people with a disability via meaningful employment and is dedicated to the delivery of quality services and outcomes across our diverse range of employment programs.

Prior to joining The Bridge, Marie spent over ten years living and working in London.

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Marie Hale

Marie started with The Bridge as an Employment Consultant in 2009.

During her time with The Bridge, she has held a variety of roles, including Post Placement Support Consultant, Employment and Partnerships Manager and now Operations Manager.

Marie is passionate about enhancing the lives of people with a disability via meaningful employment and is dedicated to the delivery of quality services and outcomes across our diverse range of employment programs.

Prior to joining The Bridge, Marie spent over ten years living and working in London.

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James Righetti

James has enjoyed many successful management and consulting roles in the ICT industry from both a customer and service provider perspective. The Bridge has been continuously developing the maturity of their ICT landscape and James is excited about helping to drive further improvements especially around cyber security.

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David Mallinson

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.

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John Jeffries

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.

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Sally Bennett

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.

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Sue Banks

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.

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Helena Higginbottom

With qualifications in teaching, industrial relations and financial services, Helena has a strong background in education and superannuation. Her most recent position was Victorian Client Partnership Manager with HESTA. Helena has experience in business development, mediation and dispute resolution, relationship management and training.

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Jim Hall

Jim has over 35 years’ experience in the chemicals and plastics industry with 15 years at the general management level with BASF. He was appointed a director of BASF Australia in 1991. Jim is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Fellow and a Certified Practicing Marketer of the Australian Marketing Institute and a Member of the Melbourne University Business School Alumni.

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