I have had over forty years working, in varying capacities, in the provision of welfare services to children and their families, particularly in statutory child protection and for people with disabilities. In 1997 I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research innovative practices in Child Welfare in Europe and North America.
Whilst trained as a Psychologist, I have managed a large district for the Department of Community Services (DoCS) at Liverpool.
Since becoming CEO of Interaction the organisation has grown from a turnover of $6 million to $32 million and from 100 staff to 350 staff. While we provide services to people with an intellectual disability, the services we provide to people with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) differentiate us from other service providers in Australia. I am on the Boards of two Not For Profit organisations and two School Councils in Sydney.