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Our Board

ILA's Board members provide significant contributions to monthly Board meetings where they offer expertise in decision making and ensure that decisions align with the strategic plan of the organisation, governance practices, financial position and legal obligations. They are required to attend a minimum of eight meetings per year and terms of membership are staggered with each term running for two years.


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Wes Smith
Chairperson

Wes brings to the Board over 20 years’ experience within the areas of commercial finance and strategic management.

Wes works as the Group CFO of Capricorn and has held senior executive positions in Australia and overseas for listed and private companies within the financial services, agricultural, utility and engineering sectors.

Wes holds a Bachelor of Commerce double major, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 


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Irene Mooney 
Deputy Chairperson

Irene has extensive career experience in the health, aged care and community sectors in both government and NGO positions and continues to be a strong advocate and supporter of improvement to customer quality and service, promoting culturally appropriate services and workforce development. Currently Irene is the Chief Executive Officer of Stirling Ethnic Aged Homes Inc. trading as MYVISTA.

Irene holds a Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical) and a Master's in Business Leadership and Management and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

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Kunal Malhotra
Secretary

Kunal brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Board on corporate and governance matters. 

Kunal is a senior lawyer in Western Australia and has acted as a legal advisor to several organisations – ranging from emerging companies to numerous ASX-listed entities.

Kunal holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) from the University of Western Australia


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Evan Salt
Treasurer

Evan is a born and bred Western Australian, with an unusually diverse range of business industry experience having worked in financial services, HR, marketing and consulting roles.

Evan holds formal qualifications in management, HR, financial services and education.

He has worked for, and consulted with, a number of large Australian and overseas based businesses, but has also been a partner in, or run his own small business. He has a combined 37 years of board experience across private companies, NFP’s and sporting associations.

Having a son with a disability has built Evan’s passion for helping people with a disability to the extent that he now runs a quickly growing business as a registered NDIS provider. 


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Cate Thomas
Board Member

Cate was appointed to the Board in January 2017. 

Cate brings a strong background of governance and risk management to the board. 

Cate currently works as a Senior Manager in the Health Advisory practice at Ernst & Young, delivering health care projects and clinical redesign for both the public and private sectors.

Cate has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Business Administration.


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Wayne Stone 
Board Member

Wayne is an experienced executive manager, having held leadership roles in both the public and private sectors (both for profit and not-for-profit organisations).

Wayne has a strong governance background with over 25 years’ experience in healthcare fraud risk management.

Wayne is currently a member of HBF’s senior management team and General Manager of the HBF Business Integrity team.


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Wayne Belcher OAM
Board Member

Wayne transitioned out of full time employment in November 2019, with more than forty years’ experience working in the health and aged care sector of industry.  He also has more than five years as a pastor of a local Baptist church in Perth’s northern suburbs.  He see these as being wonderful opportunities to serve people. He views his appointment to the Indigo Board as extending those service opportunities. 

Wayne’s seventeen years as CEO of the Bethanie Group taught him much about people; work, and how we work together; organisational theory and governance, and change management.  It was whilst at Bethanie that he was awarded a Medallion of the Order of Australia in 2007, in recognition of a significant contribution to community services.

He hold a Master in Business Law, a Master of Ministry, a Graduate Certificate of Divinity, a Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Health Administration and Gerontology), and a Diploma in Hospital Administration.  He is a Southern Cross University, Vose Seminary, and Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) Alumni.


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Ralph Gore
Board Member

Ralph was appointed to the Board in October 1999. 

He was elected to the role of Chairperson in February 2007 and provided outstanding leadership for the Board in its governance role over five and a half years, retiring as Chairperson at the end of 2012. 

Ralph spent almost 30 years in the finance industry gaining valuable experience in strategy development, financial control, corporate governance and executive management, before becoming involved in the not-for-profit sector.

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Claire Cooke
Board Member

Dr Claire Cooke was appointed to the Indigo Board in October 2020.

Claire brings more than 12 years' experience working in the disability sector, ranging from the tertiary level to large not-for-profit organisations. She is currently a Project Manager at Activ Foundation.

Claire has a strong background in the management and governance of complex projects. Her passions include ensuring that governance is practical in application and optimises customer experience. She holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia. 


Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team works together to make operational decisions. The General Manager reports to ILA's Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Team implements actions under the organisation's strategic plan and they are responsible for the organisation’s daily running and overall performance. 


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Steve Glew
Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined the Independent Living Centre WA (now Indigo Australasia) as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2018.

Steve brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in senior executive positions for more than 15 years.

For the past 10 years, Steve was an Executive Director at the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, where he was instrumental in growing and developing community services to meet changing priorities across social policy areas.

Prior to this role, Steve was the Manager Strategic Planning and Policy for the Inclusive Education Directorate at the Department of Education and Training, where he gained considerable experience managing teams working within the disability sector. He has a strong track record in organisational achievement, reform initiatives, change management, policy development, innovation, corporate communications, governance, strategy and customer service.

Steve’s significant experience and strong leadership skills have him well placed to lead Indigo and Independent Living Assessment into the future as the disability, aged and community care sectors undergo changes to funding models.


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Andrea Morris
General Manager, Assessment Services 

Andrea has more than 30 years’ experience working within the Queensland and Western Australian community service sector, focussed on carer, disability, aged care and mental health service delivery and leadership. 

Andrea joined the Independent Living Centre WA in 2016 and was appointed as the General Manager of Independent Living Assessment in 2020.  In her current role she leads assessment and capacity building initiatives including the Regional Assessment Service, Disability Equipment Grants, Clinical Advisory Service, AT Chat and Sector Support and Development.

An experienced leader with qualifications in nursing, business and community engagement, Andrea has particular interest in developing new services and collaborating with teams to successfully navigate change.  

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