Board of Directors

Chairperson

Kalpana Rao

Kalpana Rao

              ​Deputy Chairperson

                                                    Lawrence Kenny

                                                Lawrence Kenny

 Treasurer & Public Officer

                                            Jean-Claude Legrand

                                             Jean-Claude Legrand

 

 

  Secretary

 

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John Brawley

   Director

   Ann Leech 

           Anne- Leech

                         Director

                                                    maria short2

                                        Maria Short

                         Patron

                                                     Jim Taggart

 

                                 Adjunct Professor Jim Taggart

                         Ex- Officio

                                                                Ken Donnelly

                                      Ken Donnelly (Insurance Broker)

                                                              Ex-Officio                  

                  Justin Dowd        

                                        Justin Dowd (Legal Advisor)

Sub-Committees

Committee - 1 

Compliance & Quality Assurance Committee

Members & External Experts as required

  1. Kalpana Rao (Chair)
  2. Lawrence Kenny
  3. Anne Leech
  4. Maria Short
  5. Lisa Beavan
  6. Robyn Yu
  7. Raelene Edwards
  8. CEO - Deborah Gersbach

 Areas of Responsibility

  • WHS
  • Compliance
  • Discrimination issues
  • Child Safety 
  • Audits
  • Policy Reviews
  • Staff Matters including bonus payments and employment issues
  • Policy Checks 

Committee - 2

Finance, Risk & Fundraising Committee

Members & External as required

  1. Kalpana Rao (Chair)
  2. Jean-Claude Legrand 
  3. Anne Leech 
  4. CEO - Deborah Gersbach
  5. Finance Manager - Tharwat Attalla  
  6. Ravi Kumaranayake

Areas of Responsibility

  • Finance & Audit
  • Budgets 
  • Investments and Reserves (including Banking)
  • Risk Management 
  • Boards' Key Risk Areas
  • IT Requirements and Protocols
  • Policy reviews
  • Pound Paddock

Committee - 3

Governance & Strategy Committee

Members & External Experts as required

  1. Kalpana Rao (Chair)
  2. John Claude Legrand 
  3. John Brawley
  4. CEO - Deborah Gersbach

Area of Responsibility

  • Board Training 
  • Governance
  • Strategic Plan (review)
  • Constitution
  • Association Membership matters
  • Delegations manual
  • CEO's and Senior Managers positions descriptions
  • Succession Planning
  • Corporate Governance Manual 
  • Funding contracts
  • Employment contracts 
  • Policy reviews
  • Government relations including strategies for dealing with Government Agencies and Ministers 
  • Friends of NWDS (Cocktail Evening)

Executive Committee

Members & External Experts as required 

  1. Kalpana Rao (Chair)
  2. Jean-Claude Legrand
  3. CEO - Deborah Gersbach

 Auditors

Walher Wayland NSW

Chartered Accountants

Wali Aziz - Partners - Audit & Assurance

Level 11, Suit 11.01

60 Castlereagh Street

GPO BOX 4836

Sydney NSW 2000

Ph: 02 99515400 

Fax: 02 99515454

Email: wali.aziz@wwnsw.com.au