Our Board of Directors is our governing body and is responsible for our strategic direction, establishing goals for management and monitoring the achievement of goals directly through its committees.

  • Greg Ridder

    Greg Ridder

    Chair of the Board

    Qualifications

    B.Bus (Acc), GradDipMkt, CPA, GAICD

    Experience

    Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair since March 2021. A seasoned Non-Executive Director and Chair with extensive experience in business strategy and leadership in Australia and internationally, Greg is a commercial leader with a strong ethical focus.

    Greg is the Chair of Kogan.com, Chair of Ethical Property Australia Pty Ltd and Bridge It Ltd. He is also on the Board of Spirit Technology Solutions Ltd. Greg previously occupied the position of President Asia-Pacific Region at NYSE listed Owens-Illinois Inc and more recently held a number of interim leadership positions including Chief Executive Officer at Tibaldi Australia Pty Ltd., Chief Executive Officer at The Royal Australian Institute of Architects Ltd., Chief Financial Officer of World Vision Australia. Greg has previously served on the boards of Oxfam Australia, B Lab Australia & NZ, Tibaldi Australasia and Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health.

    Special Responsibilities

    Chair. Member of the Finance and Audit Committee. Member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Succession Committee. Member of the Risk Management Committee. Chair of LWB QLD SBB Limited.

  • Dr Helen Szoke AO

    Dr Helen Szoke AO

    Director

    Qualifications

    BA, GDip, PhD, Hon LLD, FIPA, GAICD, FAIIA, FIPAA

    Experience

    Independent Non-Executive Director since November 2019. Extensive experience in public policy, social justice, human rights and discrimination. Member of the Judicial Commission of Victoria. Previously, CEO of Oxfam Australia, Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner.

    Special Responsibilities

    Chair of the Risk Management Committee. Member of the Practice Governance Committee.

  • Gillian Calvert AO

    Gillian Calvert AO

    Deputy Chair of the Board

    Qualifications

    MBA, BSW, BA

    Experience

    Independent Non-Executive Director since February 2012. Extensive leadership experience in the human services sector, working across Government and non-Government, primarily in improving the lives of children and young people. Commissioner for Children and Young People, New South Wales 1999-2009.

    Special Responsibilities

    Chair of the Practice Governance Committee. Member of the Risk Management Committee. Chair of LWB Disability Services South Limited. Chair of LWB Disability Services Central Limited. Member of the Board of LWB QLD SBB Ltd.

  • Natalie Walker

    Natalie Walker

    Director

    Qualifications

    BA Psychology and LLB

    Experience

    Independent Non-Executive Director since September 2017. Extensive experience across small business, government, not for profit and corporate sectors in various management and non-executive roles. Brings deep knowledge and expertise in social enterprise governance, leadership and operations, social policy design, impact investment, and creation of social impact.

    Natalie founded Supply Nation (formerly AIMSC) helping Australian organisations award more than $50 million worth of business to Indigenous suppliers. Natalie is the Founder / Managing Director of Inside Policy and serves as a Director on a number of Boards.

    Special Responsibilities

    Chair of the Remuneration, Nomination and Succession Committee.

  • Rajiv Viswanathan

    Rajiv Viswanathan

    Director

    Qualifications

    BA, LLB (Hons), MAICD

    Experience

    Appointed Non-Executive Director in October 2021. Rajiv has extensive experience in the public, private and community sectors, gained in diverse roles in New York, London and Sydney. Rajiv is the former CEO of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), an organisation that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through home ownership, employment and social enterprise.

    Rajiv’s experience includes appointments with Macquarie Group in areas of business development, structuring and risk management. Rajiv is a corporate lawyer with experience across a range of commercial transactions, including establishing new businesses, acquisitions, joint ventures, investment funds and capital raising.

    Rajiv is passionate about leveraging commercial solutions to create social impact. He is also a non-executive Director of SGCH Limited, First Nations Foundation and Head Start Homes.

    Special Responsibilities

    Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. Member of the Risk Management Committee. Member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Succession Committee.

  • Dr Elizabeth McEntyre

    Dr Elizabeth McEntyre

    Non-Executive Director

    Qualifications

    BSW (HONS 1). Masters Indigenous Health. Graduate Certificate Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice. PhD Social Work and Criminology. MAICD.

    Experience

    Dr Elizabeth McEntyre is a Worimi and Wonnarua woman and Elder who descends from the Jonas Family and belongs to Salt and Fresh Water Country spanning Port Stephens, the Great Myall Lakes, the Barrington Tops, and the Hunter Valley in NSW.

    Dr Elizabeth McEntyre is a Doctor of Social Work and Criminology, and a mental health social worker in disability and criminal justice.

    Dr Elizabeth McEntyre advises a number of universities, professional associations and committees. She serves as a Board Member with Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council, Hunter Local Land Services, and Board Director with Indigenous Allied Health Australia and GP Synergy NSW/ACT.

    Special Responsibilities

    Member of the Practice Governance Committee.

  • Cain Beckett FAICD

    Cain Beckett FAICD

    Non-Executive Director

    Qualifications

    Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors. Master of International Studies, Sydney University. Bachelor of Economics, Sydney University.

    Experience

    Cain is a Deloitte Partner and leads the firm's Digital and Transformation Risk practice in Canberra. He has had a varied consulting career leading complex initiatives across the globe in strategy, risk and technology.

    Prior to Deloitte, Cain held executive roles in social policy within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, including as Head of Strategy for the Royal Commission into Violence Abuse Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability. As the inaugural head of markets and pricing for the NDIS, Cain led the implementation of the Scheme’s supply-side infrastructure. He is one of the few people with a disability in Australia to regularly attend Cabinet meetings.

    Cain is a non-executive Director of the Summer Foundation and co-founded the Attitude Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. He is a former archery national champion representing Australia at the 2003 and 2005 IPC World Championships.

    Special Responsibilities

    Member of the Practice Governance Committee. Member of the Risk Management Committee. Member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Paula Head

    Paula Head

    Company Secretary and Director Corporate Administration

    Qualifications

    BA (HONS), FCA, GradDipACG, GAICD

    Experience

    Paula is Life Without Barriers’ Company Secretary and is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years' experience, working in governance, accounting, consulting and commercial and not for profit organisations.

    Beginning her career with KPMG in the UK, Paula has worked internationally in both the USA and Australia across a wide range of business sectors. Through combining her interest in systems and data with her accounting background, Paula has have held some non-traditional roles that have expanded her understanding of the impact of systems and process improvements on business performance.