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Mick Leyden

Mick Leyden

CHAIRPERSON

Mick is a program manager with 20 years’ experience in both corporate and not for profit organisations. Mick is experienced in designing, developing and evaluating innovative multiyear community service projects and programs. He has a Master of Politics and Policy and is currently studying a Master of Business Administration. He has also been the carer of a family member with disability for 15 years. 

Barry Small

Barry Small

SECRATARY

Barry is an experienced non-executive director and risk management professional with an extensive background in board governance, strategy, process improvement and compliance in both the public and private sectors, including not-for-profit providers of disability support, education, health and aged care. He is a Certificated Member of Governance Institute of Australia.

Now living in Melbourne’s outer south-east, Barry has previously enjoyed 20 years living in central Victoria. He is keen to contribute to his skill, time, and energy to add value to the PALS Committee and support the services PALS delivers to clients and their families.

Brian Hardy

Brian Hardy

ACTING CEO

Brian has over 30 years experience in disability services, most recently as CEO of a children’s therapy service. Brian worked as a Senior Executive within the Victorian Government and in large non-government organisations including Scope and Vision Australia. Brian is particularly interested in helping not-for-profit organisations run successful commercial businesses that are true to their mission and values.

 Brian’s key areas of expertise include financial management, business strategy, marketing and service design and innovation

 Brian is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University and Master of Arts from Latrobe University.

Bronwyn Stanley

Bronwyn Stanley

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

Bronwyn is an experienced NDIS Support Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the disability sector for over 15 years. Bronwyn is a proud foster carer and grew up in the district. She has worked in a number of areas including Quality Management, Business Managenent, Finances, Project Coordination and NDIS planning.

Therese O'Beirne

Therese O'Beirne

COMMITTEE

I am passionate about partnering with human service organizations to achieve sustainable outcomes for disadvantaged adults and children to realise their goals and life potential.

I have over 10 years’ experience in community and human services including disability, aged, employment and mental health services. My experience comprises senior leadership of small and large multi-disciplinary teams in senior management roles including National Project Manager of Solve Disability Solutions and Save the Children.

I have a Post Graduate certificate in Disability and Inclusion and am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University.

A Word

From Our Chair

“As I reflect on the time since the last annual general meeting, I can’t help but feel it has been a year of inflection, transition and renewal.”

– Mick Leyden

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