Since Tricia Murray's retirement announcement in 2022, Liane has been appointed Interim CEO until a permanent replacement is appointed.
Liane has been Wanslea's CFO since 2018, and has many years of experience in senior executive roles and as a non-executive company director in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to Wanslea, Liane spent twelve years as CFO and Company Secretary at the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Western Operations) where she led financial strategy, asset management and reporting. Other senior executive roles include CFO at Autism Association of WA, Management Accountant at Murdoch University and Director of Finance and Administration at Perth College. Liane holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Robyn is a Whadjuk Ballardong Yorga from Perth. She is experienced in developing cultural education programs, providing cultural safety advice from an Aboriginal perspective on a range of issues and building capacity with everyone she meets. Robyn is an accomplished Nyungar language teacher and continues her service in this area in the community.
Robyn holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education, and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in her career that covers previous roles within the Government and Catholic education systems as a Teacher,Principal, Team Leader and Education Consultant across the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Robyn has attended and presented at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference in Education (WIPCe) held in Hawaii 2014 and attended in Hamilton New Zealand in 2005 Melbourne in 2008. She has represented Western Australia on the National Catholic Education Committee on Aboriginal Education for ten years.
Stephanie began her career as an educator and soon moved into the research stream, firstly as a university lecturer and then as a Senior Research Officer at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. She has been involved in a variety of projects that relate to children’s health and wellbeing over her career. Stephanie has presented at national conferences and in 2008 at the Early Years Conference in Vancouver, Canada. She was the National Director (WA) on the Early Childhood Australia Board (ECA) for six years. During that time, she was involved with the development of the ECA Reconciliation Action Plan, sat on the Barbara Creaser Awards committee and chaired the review of the Code of Ethics. Stephanie has been a long-term advocate for young children and in 2015 was acknowledged for this work with an award for Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Professional Teachers Council of WA. Prior to joining Wanslea Stephanie led the Early Years Learning and Care Team at Catholic Education Western Australia. She was integral in developing the organisations first child care services and in implementing the EYLF and NQS in the schooling sector. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science and an MBA.
Jo’s passion for working with children and young people started when working as a Youth Worker with the Youth Involvement Council in South Hedland. Whilst in the Pilbara, Jo and completed her degree in Psychology and on her return to Perth, joined the Department for Child Protection. Jo held various roles in Child Protection and completed her Honours before moving across to the NGO sector as Director Out of Home Care with Parkerville Children and Youth Care. Jo’s experience in the Out of Home Care sector includes Family Group Homes, Foster Care, Specialised Fostering, Residential Youth Services and Crisis Accommodation. Jo is the inaugural Chair of the Child and Family Alliance of WA, is a board member of CAFWAA, represents the community sector on the Out of Home Care Independent Reference Group and community Sector Roundtable. Jo graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the Curtin Graduate School of Business and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors' course.
Kaye has proudly served Wanslea as a Board member since December 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Wanslea Ltd Board and Governance Committee.
Kaye has broad industry experience spanning more than 20 years in senior strategic and operational roles in government, not-for-profit and private businesses. She has worked for organisations such as KPMG, Barrington Consulting Group, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, and HBF. As an experienced executive, Kaye has expertise in strategic planning and execution, financial management, product development and leadership.
In her current role at Curtin University, Kaye is responsible for operational business management and provides leadership to professional staff in the Faculty of Business and Law. She provides high level strategic planning advice and is focused on ensuring strategic decisions support the teaching, learning and research capability across the Faculty.
Kaye holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mandy has extensive experience at a senior leadership and executive level in the human service sector across government, the not-for-profit and Aboriginal community-controlled organisation sectors. She has strong leadership, management and people development skills, with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in complex environments. With a strong focus on equity within the workplace and the community more broadly, she is able to bring her expertise in this area to address issues of substantive equality and diversity in the workplace. Having worked for close to 30 years with a range of executive groups and boards, she is skilled in strategic planning, workplace negotiation and mediation, and stakeholder, organisational and leadership development.
Mandy is an Aboriginal woman from the West Kimberley of WA (Yawuru), and her business Think Culture is Supply Nation Certified and on the WA Aboriginal Business Register.
With over 15 years’experience, having previously worked both internationally and in Australia within the public practice environment, Enda has gained significant exposure to, and knowledge of, clients operating in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sector.
Enda is currently CFO at Southcare where his extensive experience in areas of auditing,consulting, operational and financial analysis, allows him to provide strategic financial advice and corporate performance reporting. Enda is engaged inleading the digital transformation at Southcare by implementing a program of digital technologies across the organisation that has included new finance system, rostering/scheduling system, mobile tablets, human resources system,customer relationship management system, quality management system and intranet.
Enda holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and is a Chartered Accountant. Enda has completed various leadership courses including Rising Leadership WA, the Engaging Young Leaders Program, Ontological Coaching and AICD Governance Foundations.
Mike has been a member of the Wanslea Boards for 20 years. He has held the position of Chair of the Research and Services Development Committee since its inception.
In his current “day job” he is Professor Mike Clare, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, at the University of Western Australia.
Mike is passionate about his chosen field of excellence, Social Work. For many years he lectured in Social Work.
Mike’s knowledge of Social Work, both theory and practice, is extensive and his contribution to the Boards is a significant, and fundamentally important counter-balance to the business and financial skills of many of the Board members.
Mike’s commitment to the excellence of Wanslea’s evidence-based work, as demonstrated through his role as Chair of the Research and Services Development Committee, is reflected in the significant success of the organisation’s activities in this area.
Mike’s commitment has remained unwavering despite his own personal health battles. He remains an example of what it means to support an important and worthy social cause.
Rod’s experience includes a wide range of senior roles in Financial Services including; banking, treasury, superannuation and funds management over nearly thirty years.
He holds an Associate Diploma in Agriculture, a Bachelor of Finance from Edith Cowan University and a Master of Business Administration from Curtin University.
Rod is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Banking & Finance (AIBF) and a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds in Australia (ASFA).
Rod also holds an Australian Credit License and provides finance broking services via the privately owned Insignia Finance.
Vishan is an employment lawyer. He specialises in employment, industrial relations and discrimination laws. Vishan advises employers from across industries on their obligations under state and federal workplace relations legislation, anti-discrimination legislation, health and safety laws, as well as in contentious employment matters.
Vishan is passionate about the protection of vulnerable children. He joined Wanslea’s Board in August 2021.
Cath has extensive experience in senior leadership and strategy roles in both the State Government and the not-for profit sector. She is currently the General Manager Planning of Westport - the State Government’s long-term program to investigate, plan and build a future port in Kwinana with integrated road and rail transport networks.
Prior to this, Cath developed and delivered strategy and public policy in government agencies relating to water, the environment,agriculture and natural resource management (NRM). Working in these portfolios led her to a three-year role on the Board of the Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network of WA, an organisation of strong, connected and influential women working to create better outcomes for rural, regional and remote people and their communities. Cath volunteers for charity Share the Dignity, a women's charity that works to make a real difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence or doing it tough.
Cath’s science background and PhD in research into revegetation on the Mount Isa Mine site led to a passion for roles within, or engaging, the not-for-profit NRM sector and an interest in services being delivered through partnerships and community-led initiatives, such as Wanslea.