Andrew was appointed to the Activ board in February 2022.

Andrew is a partner at a big four professional services firm with greater than 25 years’ experience specialising in delivering governance, risk and internal audit solutions to complex global, national and government organisations.

He is a current independent member of the Governance and Risk and the Finance and Audit committees at Football West, and was previously an independent member of the Audit and Risk committee at Murdoch University.

Andrew has six years of commercial experience gained while implementing and leading internal audit teams at Chevron Australia during their development and construction of two significant LNG facilities. His extensive professional services experience is also founded on 13 years with PwC in the Risk Advisory, London Capital Markets and External Audit service lines in multiple industry sectors.

Andrew is passionate about disability services through his own connection with the sector. As a father of a son with an intellectual disability, together with his family, Andrew has personal experience in navigating the NDIS and disability service providers.

Andrew is the Chair of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.


Zara was appointed to the Board in September 2021 filling a Casual Vacancy.

Zara currently holds the position of General Manager Asset Management and Utilities at Fortescue Metals Group. Zara brings to the board over 25 years of experience in the resources sector both in Australia and internationally, having held executive and management positions in finance, strategy, operations and health and safety across a range of commodities.

Zara holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Masters of Applied Science. She was also a recipient of the Chief Executive Women scholarship for the INSEAD Advanced Management Program in Fontainebleau, France. Zara is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with previous directorships including Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, the not for profit organisation EPIC Inc and Utah Clean Cities Coalition. Prior to working in the resources industry, Zara worked in chartered accounting.

Zara has a passion for inclusion and in particular, assisting people with disability to reach their full potential. She has contributed to the sector through her previous board position with EPIC Inc, an organisation focused on empowering people in communities by providing high quality services to people with disability. Zara is also a proud mum of three boys, one of whom lives with disability.

Zara is a member of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee , the Activ People, Safety and Culture Committee, and the Activ Customer, Quality and Safeguarding Committee.


Sheldon was appointed to the Activ board on 30 August 2019 to fill a casual vacancy.

Sheldon is General Manager, Business Development at Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers. In this role he oversees the business development activities in this division of Wesfarmers Limited, and is responsible for identifying and pursuing organic growth opportunities as well as major projects, acquisitions and divestments.

Sheldon draws on his experience as a corporate lawyer with expertise in acquisitions and divestments, major transactions and strategic corporate and commercial legal advice across a range of industry areas.

Sheldon holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Murdoch University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sheldon is the Chair of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee and Activ Disability Royal Commission Working Group.

Murray is a parent of a daughter with intellectual disability and was appointed to the Board of Activ Foundation in 1986, serving as Treasurer and Senior Vice President. He was appointed President in 1993 and remained until his retirement from the Board in 2001.

Murray was made a Life Member of Activ in 1997 and was appointed an Honorary Life Governor in 1999. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2000 Queen’s Birthday honours and was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for his services to the community.

Murray is a founding member of the Activ Council.

Lisa Palmer smiles at the camera.

Lisa was appointed to the board in September 2018 as a casual vacancy and re-appointed in October 2018.

Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience in executive management positions in finance, strategy, risk and compliance, governance, internal and external audit and corporate finance advisory at BHP, Woodside, Deloitte and PwC in Australia and the UK.

Lisa’s experience covers mining, oil and gas, health, superannuation, government, heavy manufacturing and FMCG. She has led finance and analysis teams internally and on transactions, governance oversight of major capital projects and management system implementations and leading investigations into risk management failings. Her current executive role is co-founder and director of a Perth based private engineering company as well as providing consultancy services in strategy, risk and company secretarial.

Lisa holds an honours degree in mathematics and business. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the UK, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Company Secretaries and a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute in Australia.

Lisa is currently a board member and treasurer at North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, and an immediate past director of HBF Limited, serving on both the Group Audit and Group Risk Committees.

Lisa is a member of the Activ Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.


Matt was appointed to the board in September 2016.

Matt is inspired by those who live with disability and is passionate about assisting them to achieve their dreams. He has gained relevant sector experience by living with, and advocating for, two family members with disabilities. Matt has contributed to the external service delivery network supporting these family members by working with numerous providers in planning individualised programs, including tailoring risk management plans that address their specific challenges and needs.

Matt is the West Australian State Manager for Airmaster Australia Pty Ltd and has a demonstrated history of lifting organisational performance and employee engagement. Locally, he has advanced the development of Quality, WHS and performance initiatives that support best practice and build a compliance culture.

Matt is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Matt is a member of the Activ Customer, Quality and Safeguarding Committee and a member of the Activ Council.

Dale Calhoun

Deputy Board Chair


Dale was appointed to the board in September 2016.  She is Director of Tower Human Capital, a strategic human resources consulting practice she established in 2008. Tower works with management teams and boards on strategic human resources, organisation development and career management initiatives and consults to a large cross-section of WA organisations across all market sectors.

Coupled with her consulting background, Dale has extensive senior executive experience across a wide range of sectors including resources, FMCG, building materials, industrial products and automotive components, retail and health. During this time Dale worked for a number of large listed organisations with an Australian and international footprint.

Dale is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and served on the board of Lifeline WA from 2010-2014.  Dale has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations.

Dale is Joint Deputy Board Chair, Chair of the Activ People, Safety and Culture committee,  member of the Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee and a member of the Activ Council.

Craig Knoxlyttle smiles at the camera.

Joint Deputy Board Chair


Craig was appointed to the board in June 2014. Craig is a Principal with Nous Group, an international management consultancy with more than 480 people working across Australia, the UK and Canada. Craig leads Nous’ WA office and focuses on helping organisations in diverse industries, such as universities, utilities, mining and government agencies, to transform their operating models to become more customer and purpose-focused. He has also worked in mining and oil and gas services, telecommunications, consumer goods, and healthcare.

Craig’s expertise includes growth strategy, customer-led operating model transformation, social impact/ESG, commercial due diligence, enterprise performance management and sales and marketing.

Prior to moving to Nous, Craig was a partner at PwC and led PwC’s strategy consulting practice in Western Australia. Craig was previously a strategy consultant with A.T. Kearney in North America, and led strategic planning and transformation functions at Telstra in Sydney. He began his career in the Federal Government as a policy advisor in the human services sector almost three decades ago.

Craig is Joint Deputy Board Chair, member of the Activ People and Culture Committee and member of the Activ Customer Committee.