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. 

Lisa SmithLisa Smith - Board Member
CEO and Executive Director, ON-Q 

Lisa is the CEO and Executive Director of ON-Q Disability Employment and has been with this Company for 11 years. She has worked in employment services for 21 years, beginning her career at the coal face as an employment consultant. Lisa then took up roles as a quality assurance auditor and performance support before moving into operational management and executive management roles.

Lisa holds a degree in Social Science with majors in Communication and Human Resource Management.  She has a keen interest in the disability policy setting, particularly to increase workforce participation rates for people with disability in open employment. She has been Executive Director at ON-Q for 3 years and has completed the Company Directors course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael DobbieMichael Dobbie - Board Member
Senior Manager, Disability Lead, PwC

Michael is currently a Senior Manager at PwC and has been tasked with leading their Reimagine Accessible Employment Strategy. Michael first experienced the DES sector in his role as Chief of Staff to The Hon. Jane Prentice, former Assistant Minister for Disability Services, but his passion for disability employment more generally stems from his own personal lived experience and seeing firsthand the positive impact that employment has on the lives of people with disability.

Prior to working in government and politics, Michael represented Australia in wheelchair tennis and was a member of our 2008 Beijing Paralympic team.

Michael DobbieColin 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 int he 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.

    Keryl Neville - Board Member