Executive Leadership Team for merged organisation announced

Our CEO Andrew Richardson, has announced the new Executive Leadership Team, to lead the merged organisation from 1 March, 2018.

January 18, 2018

House with No Steps, The Tipping Foundation and Victorian Person Centred Services Inc announce Executive Leadership Team for merged organisation
Leading disability service providers House with No Steps (HWNS), The Tipping Foundation (TTF) and Victorian Personal Centred Services Inc (VISTA) have today announced a new Executive Leadership Team to lead the merged organisation from 1 March, 2018.

“I’m delighted to introduce our new Executive Leadership Team – it is a privilege to lead such a capable and committed group,” said Andrew Richardson, the current CEO of HWNS who will become CEO of the merged organisation.

The merger of HWNS, TTF and VISTA will take effect on 1 March, 2018, having been approved by the members of all organisations in December 2017.

“Together, we’ll serve more people with a disability throughout Eastern Australia. We’ll help customers flourish under the NDIS by providing consistent, high-quality services; we’ll create richer career paths and opportunities for our staff; and we’ll develop and implement state-of-the-art technology to make life easier for our customers and staff,” said Mr Richardson.

New Executive Leadership Team

Graeme Kelly, Chief Strategy Officer

Current CEO of TTF and VISTA, Mr Kelly will lead strategic planning, merger integration, partnerships and major bids and oversee the Company Secretarial function. Jacqui Wilson, the TTF Company Secretary, will be Company Secretary of the merged organisation. Mr Kelly is an experienced executive and director in organisations that make a significant social impact – spanning major health and emergency services, and not for profits in the disability, mental health and education sectors.

Mark Doro, Chief Transformation Officer

Current Chief Transformation Officer of HWNS, Mr Doro will lead IT, business transformation and strategic innovation. He previously led transformation at Headspace, and oversaw national and international teams as General Manager of IT at Myer.

Kim Parish, Chief People Officer

Current Executive General Manager People, Learning and Culture of HWNS, Ms Parish will lead HR, Learning and Workforce. She previously lead a HR consultancy specialising in the NFP sector, and held executive HR roles in the hospitality, education and health sectors in Europe and London.

Robyn Eicker, Chief Marketing Officer

Current Executive General Manager Marketing and Community of HWNS, Ms Eicker will lead marketing, fundraising and communications and oversee the development of a new brand strategy. Robyn has over 25 years’ experience in commercial marketing with well-known global brands.

Rob Watkins, Executive Director, Support Services

Current Executive General Manager New South Wales and ACT of HWNS, Mr Watkins will head adult support services and children’s flexible supports. He has over 20 years’ public sector management experience, including a successful career at Home Care and as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Launch Manager for the Hunter Trial site.

Scott Sheppard, Chief Customer Officer

Current Executive General Manager Queensland, Victoria, and Tasmania of HWNS, Mr Sheppard will lead quality, practice, policy, human rights, research and customer experience functions. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the disability sector, serving on the NDS State Committee and National Board, and the Victorian Government NDIS Implementation Taskforce.

Brett Lacey, Executive Director, Businesses and Children’s Services

Mr Lacey will continue to lead the HWNS portfolio of businesses that employ people with a disability and take on the leadership of early intervention and statutory out-of-home children’s services. He has over 20 years’ experience working with NFP organisations, leading operations through major industry, funding and regulatory reform.

HWNS Chief Financial Officer, Catherine Morrow, retires from her role at HWNS at the end of March 2018. TTF CFO, James Digby, will act as CFO from the beginning of April 2018 until a new CFO is recruited.


Meet the members of our new leadership team

If you have any questions, you can check out some FAQs, email merger@hwns.com.au or call our Customer Service team on 1300 LETS GO (1300 538 746).