Thérèse 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.
Keryl Neville - Vice Chairperson
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.
Stephen Moore - Treasurer
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.
Tracey Fraser - Board Member
General Manager, Growth & Innovation, The Personnel Group
Tracey is the former CEO of an expanding, successful DES service, The Personnel Group
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.
Andrew Hills - Board Member
Group Manager - WCN
Andrew has worked in Employment Services for more than 25 years, during that time has gained a detailed knowledge of Employment Services, having worked on the front line, in policy development and in Senior Management roles guiding operations through various iterations of contracts. Andrew worked for NESA as a policy advisor for 5 years then sat on their board, as a Director, for 7 years. He has an excellent understanding of Governance and working with the CEO of a peak body in Employment Services and the role of a Director in this relationship. Andrew has worked in Senior Management Roles across Jobactive and DES and currently leads the Working Communities Network (WCN), a consortium of two not for profit providers operating in every ESA in Melbourne as well as Geelong. WCN is a high performing provider delivering DES-ESS generalist and specialist contracts.
Andrew is committed to the continuous improvement of Disability Employment Services in Australia and believes the industry is making a real difference in the lives of those individuals who utilise DES. He believes there is more work to be done in improving employment outcomes for citizens with a disability and DEA play an important role as the peak body for our industry.
Karen Rainbow - Board Member
CEO, Employment Services, APM
With more then 27 years of Disability Employment and jobactive experience, Karen’s current role as APM as CEO Employment Services has responsibility for over 1700 personal and more than 500 locations across both regional and metropolitan areas. APM currently delivers DMS and ESS in 92 ESA.
Karen has been with APM 11 ½ years and previously was 16 years at GenU/MatchWorks a leading provider of DES and other Disability Services, in a senior management role.
Karen is passionate about people and genuinely believes that transparency, clarity, and consistency in messaging are critical to achieving a true culture of performance and excellence.
She is equally passionate about assisting People with Disability into employment, and truly believes the work is integral to self-worth, dignity, and social inclusion.
Michael Dobbie - Board Member
Senior Manager, Disability Lead, PWC
Michael is currently a Senior Manager at PwC ad has been tasked with their Reimagine Accessible Employment strategy. Michael first experienced DES in his role as Chief to Staff to The Hon. Jane Prentice, but his passion for disability employment more generally stems from his own personal lived experience with disability and seeing firsthand the positive impact that employment has on the lives of people with a disability.
Prior to working in government and politics, Michael represented Australia in wheelchair tennis and was a member of our 2018 Beijing Paralympic team.