Bronwyn has worked for over 20 years within a variety of human services, with her focus on supporting individuals and families to plan, develop and self-direct their supports. Her current role as Side by Side Manager at Developmental Disability WA has seen her working closely with families to co-design a family partnership model of support, specifically targeted towards families who are living with challenging behaviour. Bronwyn has been involved in several projects including designing a resource for planning for people with complex needs.
Bronwyn is a Microboard Facilitator at Microboards Australia, a non-profit organisation that specialises in supporting people with disabilities to create a network of trusted people around them who will love and support them even when parents no longer can.
She joined Lifeplan as a Board Member because she values the work the organisation is doing, and the person centred approach they take when supporting people with disability. Her focus is to ensure the long-term sustainability of Lifeplan as a vital not-for-profit organisation that delivers the services individuals and their families want and need.
With the introduction and rollout of the NDIS, we are experiencing the biggest social and economic social reform since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970's. At this time of growth in the sector, she wants to ensure the organisation continues to deliver high-quality services to the people they serve.
Peter is a scientist by profession, with a degree in Chemistry and also a Graduate Diploma in Business (from Curtin University). He worked in Kalgoorlie and Kwinana prior to his current role as the Chief Executive Officer of ChemCentre, the State’s premier chemistry and forensic science facility.
Peter has volunteered with several professional bodies including terms as President of the WA Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and the Australian Water Association (AWA). He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is an Advisory Board member of Curtin University Molecular and Life Sciences, formerly a Governor of the Western Australian Marine Science Institute and a Non-Executive Director of Wintermute Metals (a technology start- up).
Peter has also volunteered in several mentor schemes including the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program where new-Australian professionals are provided with career guidance, and similar schemes run by the Institute of Public Administrators Australia (IPAA), Water Research Australia and AWA.
This is Peter’s first role on a Not-for-Profit Board linked to the NDIS. He hopes to bring his skills in commercial accountability and governance to Lifeplan, to ensure that it continues to provide the valuable services to its clients. Peter recognises that the strength of Lifeplan is its engaged staff, doing great work for clients who have been integral in crafting their own future that is provided with respect, dignity and agility.
Andrew trained as a Chartered Accountant, and spent the first twenty years of his professional career working with leading accounting firms in corporate recovery, corporate finance and litigation support roles.
In 2005, he was asked to assist St Bartholomew’s House as Treasurer, and ended up spending 10 years there, first as Treasurer, then as Chairman for 7 years, and finally as a Director during the transition to the incoming Chairperson.
Andrew typically acts as a strategic adviser to the Boards and stakeholders of mid-market companies helping them navigate challenging situations and achieve positive outcomes. Andrew provides clear business direction to clients with genuine care and understanding.
Andrew has worked with numerous companies and organisations in the health care sector on projects involving corporate restructuring and turnaround; business transformation and performance improvement; strategy and strategic execution; stakeholder communication; corporate advisory services, including strategy, risk and specific projects; and corporate governance, including winning a Corporate Governance Award for St Bartholomew’s House and the AICD – PwC Director Award for Excellence in the Not-for-Profit Sector.
Secretary / Board Member
Amy is a passionate advocate of vulnerable people within the community, having been involved with foster care for over 7 years. A project manager by trade, Amy is an Associate Director for international consulting firm Turner & Townsend. She is an experienced leader, with a strong strategic approach in the implementation of policy and compliance in complex environments to achieve set objectives.
It is Amy's hope that by bringing her experience to the Board at Lifeplan, she will be able to better understand the needs of people living with disabilities as well make a sustainable and lasting contribution to critical support organisations.
Vicki started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, London where she gained her Chartered Accountant’s qualification whilst working in Middle Markets Tax. Since then she has worked in a variety of industries with a focus on start-up environments, which have not only given her a very robust and rigorous financial skill, but also provided the opportunity to develop a strong commercial and operational acumen. More recently, her ethical values and passion for people and equality, have seen her seek out more purposeful work and apply her skillset to the fields of environment and conservation and the disability sector.
Vicki hope to add value to the Board on matters of finance, corporate governance, risk management and strategy.
Lisa has worked for the West Australian health sector for over 30 years, first starting as a registered nurse in 1990. She has broad experience in both government and non-government positions holding senior management and executive appointments in governance, quality and clinical safety. Lisa was most recently a Director at a Perth Health Service before taking time off to care for a family member in 2019. In 2021 Lisa re-joined WA Health in a part time capacity.
Since volunteering overseas for a year after leaving school, Lisa has continued with her passion for volunteering and highly values the opportunity to contribute to Lifeplan. Lisa has family members navigating the NDIS and has witnessed the joy and challenges this can bring. With a focus on social determinants and equal opportunity for all, Lisa hopes to add positively to the lives of people accessing Lifeplan and the dedicated staff who support them.