David Coles - Chairperson
State Manager - Victoria, EPIC Assist.
David is currently State Manager - Victoria for EPIC Assist and has been a senior manager in Disability Employment for over ten years. 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 three 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.
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.
Garry Davison - Vice Chairperson
General Manager, Jobmatch Employment Agency, QLD.
Garry Davison has managed Jobmatch Employment Agency in Gympie since its inception in 1992. Garry has been heavily involved in the development of the Disability Employment sector through his involvement with ACE National Network (now Disability Employment Australia), where he held a variety of executive positions.
He has also been involved in representations to Government on the future directions of disability employment as a member of the Ministers Advisory Committee as well as being on Advisory Committees including the Stars Working Group and the IT Working group. Garry has a Diploma in Disability Works and is a National Panel of Assessors member.
Thérèse Campbell - Board Member
Executive Director, WorkFocus 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.
Stephen Moore - Board Member
Chief Operating Officer, Angus Knight Pty. Ltd.
Stephen is currently Chief Operating Officer for Angus Knight Pty Ltd which includes 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 has 24 years of government experience in employment analysis, policy and services – more 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
CEO, The Personnel Group
Tracey is the CEO with The Personnel Group and has worked in the Disability Employment Services (DES) space for over 20 years. Tracey first experienced DES as a HR Practitioner recruiting for a manufacturing plant. This experience with a DES, including the hands-on involvement in seeing people with disability achieve in open employment and the positive impact on the total workforce, led Tracey to choose the industry as a career move.
Tracey’s prior work history covers HR and Finance, and in her spare time Tracey is a member of Rotary and sits on the Community Advisory Committee to Albury/Wodonga Health.