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Our advisory boards give advice and support to our Board of Directors and Executive Staff in many important areas. Here is a list of PWDA’s current advisory groups.

Membership Engagement Board Advisory Group

The purpose of the Committee is to ensure that members voices are heard at all levels, provide advice to the Board about how best to engage hard to reach groups, communicate information back to staff via the President, provide a link between the membership and the Board, seek feedback about the activities and strategic direction of PWDA, ensure PWDA is being compliant with our own policies and procedures and the law, recommend incoming members to the Board and provide a membership report in conjunction with PWDA staff.

Convenor: Marayke Jonkers

Co-convenor: None appointed

  • Committee member: Daniel Mowbray
  • Committee member: Jarad McLoughlin
  • Committee member: Kevin Boyce
  • Committee member: Leigh Michel
  • Committee member: Willie Prince

Strategic Directions Board Advisory Group

The purpose of the Strategic Directions Advisory Group is to provide leadership in terms of the review , assessment and development of PWDA’s strategic directions which might include identifying strategic priorities, establishing strategic objectives and goals and overseeing the implementation of PWDA’s strategic objectives and its strategic performance in general.

Convenor: Clare Gibellini

Co-Convenor: Samantha Connor

  • Committee member: Trinn Ford
  • Committee member: Nimo Hersi
  • Committee member: Shawn Phua

Finance and Risk Board Advisory Group

The purpose of the Finance and Risk Advisory Group is to provide advice to the Board and the Executive Committee on matters related to PWDA finances and assets, so that the Board and Executive can make decisions that are informed by the expertise provided by the Group. The committee will also assist the Board in the oversight of Risk Management issues.

Convenor: Suresh Rajan

Co-convenor: None appointed

  • Committee member: Samantha Connor
  • Committee member: Alex Cowell
  • Committee member: Sebastian Zagarella

Governance Board Advisory Group

The PWDA Governance Advisory Group (‘GovAG’) offers considered advice, recommendations, and counsel to the PWDA Board of Directors (“the Board”) in its ongoing oversight of the quality of governance, while offering board and members the opportunity to have input into the work of PWDA.

The GovAG is established to complement the work of staff and support the board as a way of enabling the work of PWDA to be completed as quickly and efficiently and with as much input from people with disability as possible.

Convenor: Samantha Connor

Co-convenor: None appointed

  • Committee member: Christine Beling
  • Committee member: William Crisp
  • Committee member: Suzy Keene
  • Committee member: Hannah Solomons

To get involved:

For more information about getting involved in our Board Advisory Groups, please contact the or call 1800 422 015.

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