Community First Step Board

Sue Howes ~ BEc FIAA GAICD

Sue Howes ~ BEc FIAA GAICD

Acting CEO

Sue joined the Board on 4 April 2005. Sue is an actuary and independent investor with extensive experience in financial management, banking, reinsurance, actuarial education and project management. Prior to becoming a director Sue has held a variety of roles with companies such as Zurich Financial Services, BT Financial Group, Westpac, Swiss Re and been involved in the professional education program of the Actuaries Institute.

Skills include investment, financial services and markets, business management, leadership, strategy, organisational change and performance improvement, and corporate governance.

Other current directorships

Several private companies and Bongalong St Community Garden

Special responsibilities

President and Chairman of the Board
Member of the Finance Committee
Chairman of the New Revenue Committee

Andrew Amer

Andrew Amer

Acting President

Andrew joined the Board on 26 April 2016 and has extensive senior management and Board experience in the services, industrial and resource sectors across Australia and Asia. He was a Member of the AICD NSW Council and AICD Law Committee for three terms and is currently a Member of the Professional Conduct Tribunal of the ICAANZ.

Prior to becoming a director Andrew held management roles including Managing Director Amoco Australia, Group Manager Strategy and Marketing Suncorp, General Manager Service Development Myer Grace Bros., and Senior Management Consultant in Strategy, Organisational Restructuring and Marketing PwC working on some of Australia’s largest companies including BHP and Coles Myer.

Skills include business management, strategy and marketing, organisational restructuring, service quality and performance improvement, and corporate governance.

Former directorships

Carabella Resources Limited
Mackay Sugar Limited
Ainsworth Game Technology Limited; and
Delta SBD Limited

Special responsibilities

Member of the Finance Committee

Helen Wilson – BspThy (Hons) MBA GAICD

Helen Wilson – BspThy (Hons) MBA GAICD

Non-executive Director

Helen joined the board in October 2017, and is also the Chief Executive Officer for Evergreen Life Care. She brings over 30 years’ experience within the health, aged care and community service sectors, including 20 years located in South West Sydney.

Her experience includes senior executive roles within large, mid-sized and small organisations, across the not-for-profit, private and government sectors. She has also worked as a clinician and as a management consultant, guiding organisations through the challenges of changing policy, social, technological and competitive landscapes.

Skills include business development, service development, strategy, quality, compliance and risk management.

Other current directorships

Non-executive Director of PACE Aged Care

Former directorships

Aged Care Services NSW/ACT

Special responsibilities

Member of Disability Committee

Rebecca Crosby ~ LLB BHlth Sci

Rebecca Crosby ~ LLB BHlth Sci

Company Secretary and Non-executive director

Rebecca joined the Company in July 2016. Rebecca is an Australian qualified lawyer with extensive experience in corporate, commercial and resources law.  She has broad experience in global markets, having provided legal and stakeholder engagement support to global corporations in Australia, Africa, South America, and PNG.  She also has experience in the implementation and management of compliance frameworks to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual obligations and ethical standards.

Rebecca has strong communication, negotiation, and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to accept challenges, use initiative and complete projects on time to achieve business objectives.

Special responsibilities

Company Secretary

Matthew Day ~ BSc (Hons) CGMA GAICD

Matthew Day ~ BSc (Hons) CGMA GAICD

Non-executive director

Matthew joined the Board on 26 April 2016 and is also Chief Operating Officer of Healthdirect Australia.  Healthdirect play a leading role in Australia’s healthcare landscape by designing and delivering high-quality telehealth, online and e-health services across the nation.

Matthew has a history including sales, engineering and financial positions, predominantly in the IT sector. His career with CSC included 5 years as Australian CFO and 5 years managing customer relationships and sales, including setting up the local Healthcare practice in 2007.  Matthew spent two years as Regional President, the Asia Pacific at Ventyx, a supplier of enterprise software and services to major infrastructure businesses and developed and executed the company’s expansion in China.

Skills include business management, strategy, leadership and change management, customer relationship management and business development.

Other current directorships

MJKA Consulting

Former directorships

CSC Australia Pty Ltd
Paxus Pty Ltd

Special responsibilities

Member of the Disability Committee

David Heard ~ BE(Hons) GradDipAppFin MBA GAICD

David Heard ~ BE(Hons) GradDipAppFin MBA GAICD

Non-executive Director

David joined the Board on 22 March 2016 and is also a principal of Finncorn Consulting, offering strategic and financial advice to large corporate clients.  A graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course, the IESE MBA programme in Barcelona and the University of Adelaide, he also serves on the Board of Shaun Parker & Co, an innovative contemporary dance company based in Sydney, and is a past Director of Scallop Credit Union.  Mr. Heard’s career has included project management, financial, marketing and business development roles with Shell, Macquarie Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Schroders.

Other current directorships

Non-executive director of Shaun Parker & Company

Former directorships

Scallop Credit Union

Special responsibilities

Member of the Finance Committee

David Saliba BEc ~ (Hons 1 and UM) LLB GDLP (with Distinction)

David Saliba BEc ~ (Hons 1 and UM) LLB GDLP (with Distinction)

Non-executive Director

David joined the Board on 20 March 2017. A qualified economist and lawyer, David has experience in the education, law enforcement, military, government, not-for-profit, and small business environments. He is currently completing his PhD examining business power and economic policy at UNSW Australia. Professionally, David serves as a Captain in the Australian Army Reserve and was a Federal Agent in the Australian Federal Police where he investigated organised crime, corruption and terrorism. David is also the Founder of Youth Pathways Network, a voluntary organisation helping to fight youth unemployment and crime in Western Sydney.

David’s skills include policy research and analysis, operations management, project management, risk management, strategic planning, community engagement, marketing, and leadership.

Special responsibilities

Member of the Risk Management Committee

Mark Webb ~ BSc computing BEng electrical engineering, computing MBA.

Mark Webb ~ BSc computing BEng electrical engineering, computing MBA.

Non-executive Director

Mark joined the Board on 30 May 2016 and is also Chief Executive of the NSW Department of Parliamentary Services, a specialist service department working to support the operation of the NSW Parliament by providing logistical support and advice to Members of Parliament, the Departments of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly and the people of NSW.

Mark’s professional background includes work across the private sector, federal public sector and state public sector, including work in the technology industry, and public policy areas such as employment, the environment and heritage and central government functions.

Skills include policy, government, strategy, change management, business process and improvement and corporate governance.

Other current directorships

Member of the Alumni Council, University of Sydney
Member of the Engineering Sydney Advisory Board, University of Sydney

Former directorships

Recursion Pty Ltd

Special responsibilities

Member of the Risk Management Committee