Annual Report 2016

Danielle Newport

 

 

 

Danielle Newport
Chief Executive Officer

Danielle was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 April 2016. Prior to Danielle’s appointment to the role of CEO 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 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 is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee and Service Advisory Committee.

     

Mark Furr

 

 

Mark Furr
Executive Manager Operations

Since emigrating to Australia in 2008, Mark has been employed in the not-for-profit sector as an Executive in both Community and Employment services. 

Mark joined Activ in January 2012 and was appointed as General Manager Accommodation and Community Services in 2014. In May 2016, Mark was appointed as the inaugural Executive Manager, Operations with accountability and responsibility for operational performance, quality and coordination including the standardisation and integration of service activities across current and future businesses. 

Mark oversees State and Commonwealth funded services delivered by Activ, in both traditional and currently trialled NDIA and WA NDIS operated environments. These operations support over 2000 customers to achieve their individually planned accommodation, community and employment related goals and outcomes.

     

Jonathan Thomas

 

Jonathan Thomas
A/Executive Manager Finance & Infrastructure

Jonathan joined Activ in 1986 in Business Services. He moved to Activ Property Services and for more than 25 years has worked as Planning and Safety Officer, Property Manager and Karingal Green Manager. Jonathan was also Chief Property Officer for more than 10 years until his appointment as General Manager Assets and is currently Acting Executive Manager Finance & Infrastructure. As Acting Executive Manager Finance & Infrastructure, Jonathan is responsible in guiding and leading the functions of Finance, ICT, Audit and Assurance, Payroll and Transport Services, as well as overseeing the extensive property portfolio of Activ including Accommodation Services, Business Services, leasehold and investment properties. In addition to this, he also oversees subdivisional work and construction projects such as the construction of the Activ Central Services building in Cambridge Street.

 

     

Rachel Bruechle 
 

Rachel Bruechle
A/Executive Manger Strategy

Joining Activ in 2015 in a changing disability sector environment, Rachel brings over 20 years’ experience in commercial, government and NGO marketing communications and strategy to the organisation. Rachel has worked with some of the state’s best known and established brands and has extensive experience in strategic and operational marketing planning and management, general management and organisational strategic planning.

As A/Executive Manager of Strategy at Activ, Rachel is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organisation and leading the functions of Community Relations and Marketing, the Project Management Office, Sector Knowledge and Development and Consumer Liaison. Rachel is particularly proud to have joined both Activ and the disability services sector – in partnership with the executive team and broader organisation, her goal is to bring the organisation’s strategic vision and values to life in pursuit of a better life for people living with disability.

     

Kiah Grafton

 

Kiah Grafton
A/Executive Manager People & Quality

Kiah joined Activ in July 2015 bringing proven experience in employee engagement, employee relations, talent management, recruitment and workforce planning and capability to the business. Kiah has more than 10 years’ experience in senior human resources positions within industry sectors including disability, government, hospitality, banking and professional services. As A/Executive Manager – People & Quality, Kiah is responsible for strategically guiding and leading the delivery of best practice People and Quality solutions across Activ. The portfolio focuses specifically on workforce planning and capability, recruitment, people management, health and safety, environment, community, talent management, training and development, and quality.

Kiah has a Bachelor of Business (Double Major in HR and Management) and is committed to providing high level operational and strategic expertise to Activ during this exciting time of sector change and growth.

     

Tony Vis 
 

Tony Vis 
Chief Executive Officer

Tony was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2007 and resigned on 31 March 2016. He was previously elected to the Board as a metropolitan elected member in October 1998 and served as President from 2001 to September 2007. He has extensive executive and commercial experience with a diverse range of organisations and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tony was a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee and Service Advisory Committee.

 

 

     
Shane Maugher   

Shane Maugher

Shane joined Activ in July 2011 as General Manager of Accommodation and Community Services and left Activ in May 2016. Shane has over 20 years’ experience in the disability field and e was previously a member of the National Disability Services (NDS) National Committee of Accommodation (4 years) and NDS State Accommodation Sub-Committee (6 years) and currently serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of Developmental Disability WA
(5 years).

 

 

 

     
Michael Bowd   

Michael Bowd

Michael joined the Activ Executive Team as Chief Financial Officer in January 2015 and resigned in 2016.

Michael has CPA and MBA qualifications with considerable executive experience in a range of commercial and not for profit settings.

 

 

 

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