Disability Employment Australia. Represent, Support, Resource

Board Members

Therese CampbellThérèse Campbell - Chairperson
Director Government and Stakeholder Engagement, MedHealth Group

Thérèse has worked in employment services and occupational rehabilitation for 25 years, initially as a case manager, then moving into management and a range of executive roles, predominantly in the areas of strategy, business development and stakeholder engagement

Thérèse is an Occupational Therapist, with post graduate qualifications in Management from the University of Western Australia and the Australian Graduate School of Management. She has 16 years’ experience as a board director at the WorkFocus Group, including a six year period as Chairman, and has completed the Company Directors course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

David Coles - Vice ChairpersonDavid Coles
Operations Manager - EPIC Assist

David is currently Operation Manager for EPIC Assist and has been a senior manager in disability employment for over fifteen years. David is based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. He has previously held management positions in the sector with  Barkuma, Job Prospects and Employment Plus. David has been a Director of Disability Employment Australia for six years. He has also represented the DES sector in South Australia as Chair of Disability Employment SA (DESA), a position he held for four years. In addition to his extensive DES experience, David also worked in Melbourne with EPIC, developing Employment Supports in the NDIS environment.

David came to employment services from a long management career in the wine industry where he explored service, sales and supply chain logistics. Outside of the disability employment sector, David had served for four years in a technical and governance capacity on the Triathlon Australia Board.
 

Stephen Moore - TreasurerStephen Moore
Industry Consultant

Stephen is currently an Industry Consultant. He has previously been General Manager for MAX Solutions, and COO at Angus Knight Pty. Ltd. with responsibility for the Jobfind Centres’ Disability Employment Services (DES) business and RISE Ventures delivering the community development program in remote Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. He had 24 years of government experience in employment analysis, policy and services – most recently as CIO of the Department of Employment developing the systems and technical tools supporting providers, job seekers and employers.

Stephen is an Econometrician with an Honours degree from Macquarie University and has a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the Australian National University. He is also an adjunct professor in Information Systems at the University of Canberra. 
 

Keryl Neville - Board Member

Keryl Neville

CEO, LEAD Employment  

Keryl has more than 20 years’ experience in Disability Employment sector.  She is the CEO of LEAD having held that position for over 20 years. LEAD was an early entrant into the Australian open employment movement for people with a disability securing a research grant in 1989 to look at alternative employment models (than sheltered workshops) for people with significant disability. A passion of Keryl’s is to see employment support for all who wish to work not cutting out people because of a 0-7 work capacity nor insisting people’s employment support be siloed into a particular funding bucket. Just a pure and simple system that enables people to hold a job with whatever support they need to do that

 


Colin EntwistleColin Entwistle - Board Member
General Manager, Disability Employment Services, Matchwork 

Colin Entwistle has more than 25 years experience in the Disability Employment sector. As the General Manager for Disability Employment Services (DES) at Matchworks, Colin's leadership currently supports more than 9000 Australians with disability and a staffing team of over 300. He is passional about helping people with disability reach their potential and uses his knowledge amd experience to influence and inform positive change in the sector.

Colin is a strategic operator and his experience includes leading Matchworks' national expansion of DES contracts across 5 states and 1 territory of Australia. He has a degree in Business Management and qualifications in Marketing and Human Resource Management.

    
 


Tracey Fraser - Board Member
CEO, The Personnel Group 

Tracey Fraser

Tracey is CEO of an expanding, successful DES service.  

She holds a Master of Business Administration and over 20 years’ experience in the Disability Employment Services industry. During that time Tracey has worked across all roles within an expanding organisation.  Key roles and responsibilities have included the entire gamut of DES, including operations, marketing, business development, HR and finance.

The Personnel Group now sits as a major regional DES provider across 11 ESAs in North East Victoria and Southern NSW and the ACT, supporting 30 full time and over 70 part time/outreach offices.

Embedding Tracey's passion for inclusion and equality is a focus of how The Personnel Group conducts its business with all stakeholders, truly believing that if we proactively engage our jobseekers and employers, the compliance framework will be easier to manage. 

Tracey is a staunch supporter of community connectedness and ensuring services to regional and remote jobseekers are equal to that of our metro partners. 

Tracey is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has undertaken training in the Carver Model for Board Governance.