Committees

Independent Non-Executive Director
Committee - Chair of Royal Disability Steering Committee

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

Sheldon holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Murdoch University and is 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’s current role is General Manager – Legal at Wesfarmers, a top-10 ASX listed diversified conglomerate. At Wesfarmers he is responsible for advising on major transactions and leading legal teams supporting the Bunnings, Officeworks, Kmart and Target business units. He also has an active interest in operational efficiency and technology, particularly in the corporate legal sector.

Sheldon is also a member of the Royal Disability Steering Committee and appointed Committee Chair from the 29 November 2019.

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.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Committee - Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Lisa was appointed to the Board in September 2018 as a Casual Vacancy and reappointed in October 2018.

Lisa brings to the Board over 20 years of experience from 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 as Co-founder and Director of a Perth based private engineering company as well as providing consultancy services in strategy, risk and company secretarial.

Ms Palmer 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.

Ms Palmer 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 also a member and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Matt
Independent Non-Executive Director
Committee - Chair of Service Advisory Committee

Matt was appointed to the Board in September 2016.

Matt is inspired by those that live with disabilities and 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 and Chair of the Service Advisory Committee and a member of the Activ Council.

Andrew Lefroy smiles at the camera.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Committee - Deputy Chair of Service Advisory Committee

Andrew was appointed to the Board in July 2015.

Andrew has an Honours Degree in Philosophy from Murdoch University. Andrew has worked for many years as a stockman in his family business and has volunteered in a drug rehabilitation centre. Andrew is legally blind/vision impaired and uses technology and his positive attitude to assist him in his university studies and life in general.

Andrew is a member of the Governance and Nominations Committee and Deputy Chair of the Service Advisory Committee.

 

Dale Calhoun

Joint Deputy Board Chair

Independent Non-Executive Director
Committee - Chair of Governance and Nomination

Dale was appointed to the Board in September 2016.   Dale is currently 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. Tower 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 the Australian Human Resources Institute 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 also Joint Deputy Board Chair, the Chair of the Governance & Nominations Committee and also a member of the Activ Council.

Craig Knoxlyttle smiles at the camera.

Joint Deputy Board Chair

Independent Non-Executive Director
Committee - Deputy Chair of Governance and Risk

Craig was appointed to the Board in June 2014. Craig is a Principal with Nous Group, a leading Australian management consultancy. He focuses on helping highly regulated organisations such as universities, utilities providers and purpose-driven organisations transform their operating models to become more commercial and customer-focused. He has also worked in mining, mining and oil and gas services, telecommunications, consumer goods, healthcare and government.

Craig’s expertise includes growth strategy, infrastructure planning, customer-led transformation, 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.

Craig is also Joint Deputy Board Chair and deputy Chair of the Governance and Risk Committee.