Executive Team

Danielle Newport






Danielle Newport - Chief Executive Officer

In her role as CEO and Managing Director of Activ, Danielle is committed to upholding Activ’s purpose of enabling people living with disability to achieve a better life.

Prior to Danielle’s appointment to the role of CEO and Managing Director of Activ in April 2016, she held the positions of Chief Financial Officer (2011 - 2013), General Manager of Strategy and Finance (2013 - 2014) and General Manager Strategy (2014 - 2016). These roles have provided Danielle with a unique and varied perspective into the state's largest disability service organisation and she has committed to assuming her current role of CEO with the determination, passion and enthusiasm worthy of an organisation that has provided such a valued service to the community for over 65 years.

In addition to Danielle’s roles at Activ, she is also Director/Company Secretary of Perth Theatre Company, a proud Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a qualified accountant (CPA) and Chartered Secretary (ACIS) with over 15 years’ experience working in senior corporate and finance roles.

Danielle sits on the Board of Activ, and is a member of the Audit & Risk, Governance & Nominations and Service Advisory Committees. 





Amanda Lovelock - Executive Manager Operations South

Amanda joined Activ in 2013 and was appointed Executive Manager of Operations South in January 2018. Prior to this appointment, Amanda had served as Disability Development Coordinator (2013), Manager Service Development (2013-2016), and Head of Quality, Safety, Health and Environment (2016-2018). 

An experienced leader with 25 years’ history working in the Disability Services sector, including over 10 years in senior leadership positions, Amanda thrives on developing high performing teams and influencing change through strong interpersonal communication. Amanda’s mix of experience, sector exposure and skill allows her to contribute a unique insight into the ever changing disability sector. 

Amanda is passionate about continuous improvement and is committed to designing better processes and services that lead to better outcomes for our customers.

As the Executive Manager Operations South, Amanda oversees State and Commonwealth funded services delivered by Activ, in both traditional, WANDIS and NDIS operated environments. Her role focusses on areas in the Perth South Metro area, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Great Southern, and the South West. 





Stephanie Syme - Executive Manager Finance & Infrastructure

Stephanie joined Activ as Executive Manager Finance and Infrastructure in mid-2018, bringing with her 25 years experience from working across a range of industries including mining, oil & gas, start-ups and telecommunications across Australia and internationally. 

She has significant experience working with organisations going through change, and a lifetime of volunteering and working with Not-for-Profits and charities, most recently as CFO and Company Secretary of a national charity working to close the gap in the indigenous space. 

Stephanie is passionate about ensuring that the community we all share is a diverse and inclusive place.

Stephanie is a qualified accountant (CA), graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and certificated member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

As the Executive Manager Finance and Infrastructure, Stephanie leads Activ’s Finance, Information Management and Asset Management Teams.  










Tracy Newman - Executive Manager People & Quality

Tracy joined Activ in 2016 after having held senior roles in both Human Resources and Commercial Leadership across a number of large consumer led organisations.

Prior to Tracy’s appointment to the role of Executive Manager People and Quality in February 2018, Tracy held the position of Head of Organisational Capability at Activ. Since joining Activ Tracy has led the team to implement a number of strategic capability initiatives to ensure we deliver safe and quality services through our people.

As Executive Manager People & Quality, Tracy is responsible for strategically guiding and leading the delivery of best practice People and Quality outcomes across Activ. The portfolio focuses specifically on strategic human resources, capability development, health and safety, customer liaison and quality. 

Tracy holds a Master of Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management. 
Tracy is committed to working closely with our people to ensure they can work safely and enable our customers living with disability to pursue a better life.