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HELEN WILSON

BSpPath(Hons) MBA GAICD

CHAIR

Helen brings over 30 years' experience within the health, aged care and community service sectors, including 20 spent in South West Sydney. She is an experienced non-executive director, having served on 3 Boards. She also works as an executive consultant, specialising in business development, service models and quality improvement. Helen has previous experience as a CEO and general manager in a range of mid-size to large organisation. She also has a clinical background as a speech pathologist.

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EDWARD PARKER

BBUS MBA ACA

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Edward's experience includes 30 years in finance and accounting roles across the spectrum of national and multinational organisations including KPMG and DXC (formally CSC).  Edward is currently CFO for Industrie&Co and is responsible for financial strategy & governance, IT services, legal and company secretarial functions.

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TARA
lE FRIEDMAN

BSc, BEng (Chemical), MBA (Exec), MAICD

nON EXECUTIVE 

DIRECTOR

Tara has over 23 years of experience in the oil, energy, and financial services sectors. She has held numerous senior executive roles across strategy, transformation, and business operations. Her skills include strategy development and organisation design, productivity / cost optimisation, operational risk management, strategic investments, organisational change management, and vendor/partner management.  Tara’s expertise is in leading strategic development and delivery of large-scale business and technology transformation. Tara is currently the Transformation Director for QBE and is responsible for leading their digital transformation for AUSPAC. Tara is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and supporting new migrants build a better future.

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MARK WEBB

BSc Computing BEng electrical engineering, MBA

DEPUTY CHAIR

Mark’s professional background includes work across the private sector, and more than 15 years' experience in senior executive roles in the federal and state public sectors. His experience includes work in the technology industry, and public policy areas such as employment, the environment and heritage, planning and central government functions. He is currently the Chief Executive of the NSW Department of Parliamentary Services, a specialist service department working to support the operation of the NSW Parliament. Mark’s skills include policy, government, strategy, change management, business process and improvement and corporate governance. Mark is also Vice President of the Institute of Public Administration-NSW Division.

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IAN ROSS

BBus MCom FAICD

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in commercial operations management with a background in retail, fuel distribution, sports marketing and FMCG industries including petroleum, media, telco, and alcohol. He has widely diversified skills across industries and functions.

With 20 years’ of directorship experience in non-executive, executive and managing director roles serving on a number of Australian boards across a range of industries, including transport and distribution, convenience retailing and emergency response services

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LAURA SAMPSON

LLB BA GDLP

COMPANY SECRETARY

Laura  graduated  from  Western  Sydney  University  in  2017  with  a  Bachelor  of Laws/Bachelor of Arts and commenced working as a lawyer in August 2018. Laura has experience  in  tort  claims,  and  has  spent  a  number  of  years  working  as  a Paralegal in the Parramatta and Liverpool areas. Laura is presently working in a large Plaintiff-focused personal injury law firm. Through personal circumstances and her work, Laura has gained experience and is committed to assisting the disabled community in Western Sydney.

 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT 

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USHA RAO

Acting Chief Executive Officer 

Usha has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer in August 2022. 

Prior to this Usha was a Chief Operating Offcier and has spent the last 15 years working her way up through the organisation. Originally accessing CFS services as a new migrant and then volunteering, her experience in this sector has inspired her to work in community services – creating opportunities.

 

Usha take great pride in working with culturally diverse communities, is passionate about creating safe environments for children and families, and is a strong advocate of enhancing opportunities for newly arrived migrants and refugees through education and employment.

Usha has her Masters in Human Resources Management.

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YOMNA TOUNI

Leader of People, Quality & Safeguards

Yomna has been with CFS since June 2021 and was previously a Compliance Officer at a Disability Services organisation and has previously worked as a Business/Data Analyst at multiple government agencies. She have completed her Masters in Health Service Management and is passionate about human rights and the safety and livelihood of people in the community.

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