Shelley has been in the Disability Sector for over fifteen years. During this time Shelley has supported countless students and their families to plan and transition to a variety of post school supports and services. An NDIS expert, Shelley has been supporting participants within the scheme since its implementation.
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.
Gordon has worked in the disability sector for almost 40 years in a variety of service types. As a qualified Primary and Special Education Teacher his experience includes teaching and Acting Principal within a Special Development School and managing an Open Employment Service for people with disabilities. More recently Gordon has been Chief Executive Officer with a disability organisation, that provided Day Services and Supported Employment in West Gippsland. After fifteen years as a CEO, Gordon is excited to be with The Bridge, in a more operational management role, where he can assist staff to provide quality supports to participants and their families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.