The Olympus Solutions Board of Governance is made up of representatives from the Member organisations, sub-contractors and leading Australian independent board experts. A Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board and has responsibility for contract delivery and performance. Supporting the CEO are the Compliance Staff; Performance Manager and Employer Engagement team within the sub-contractor.
A ‘Coalition of Influence’ consisting of high profile business professionals from a breadth of industries has been developed to bring innovation and best practice to drive continual improvement across Olympus Solutions.
The Olympus Solutions Board of Directors includes:
- Dr Robert Lang, Chair, Adj Prof (WSU), PhD, BE(Hons), BSc, FAICD, FIE(Aust)
- Fred JP Van Steel, CEO Ability Options
- Michael Maxwell, GradDipAdEd (VET); MSocSci; GAICD
- Joy Barrett, former General Manager Minimbah Challenge
- Sue Healy former Managing Director, National Recruitment and Managed Solutions
Supporting continuous improvement of service delivery will be our ‘Coalition of Influence’ made up of key individuals from a diverse background to refine our approach, including:
- Chair: Raife Watson: Adzuna CEO
- Professor Trevor Parmenter AM
Dr Robert Lang
Adj Prof (WSU), PhD, BE(Hons), BSc, FAICD, FIE(Aust)
Dr Robert Lang has a career history of thirty five years in the public service, gained within a combination of state & local government, change management, community engagement, strategic urban planning, urban development, transport infrastructure, place management, arts, tourism and energy businesses. He was the CEO of three major organisations, including Parramatta City Council, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Pacific Power. He has significant experience as a Board Director, serving on 18 Boards over the past 22 years, including not-for-profits, private companies and government statutory authorities. He has a longstanding interest in liveable cities, affordable housing, social inclusion and the arts. Dr Lang has postgraduate qualifications in Engineering, Information Technology and Business Management. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.
Joy Barrett has recently retired from a long career in the leadership and management of community service organisations. Her most recent role was General Manager of Minimbah Challenge and she has special interests in disability and fundraising. Joy has personal experience of disability and is an NDIS recipient. She hopes to make a strong contribution to Olympus Solutions as an external director.
Sue an experienced Non Executive Director and has extensive business experience, including 17 years as the founder and Managing Director of a National Recruitment and Managed Solutions Buinsess where the business won a number of awards, regularly featured in the BRW fastest growing companies. She has also held senior Executive Roles with Australia’s two largest ASX listed Human Captial companies and lead Australia’s largest outsourced contract in talent acquisition management for the Australian Defence Force.
She acts as a Non Executive Director and business advisor to organisations such as CML Group, Ability Options, Ccentric, Witt Kieffer/Ccentric International. She has held board positions with industry bodies, state economic development boards and women & leadership boards. She is a Fellow and Life Member of the RCSA – (Recruitment and Consulting Services Association).
Sue joined the board of Olympus Solutions in November 2017.
Fred JP Van Steel
CEO Ability Options
Fred has extensive experience in the disability sector, in manufacturing, logistics and fast moving customer service organisations. He has held positions as shareholder, managing director, CEO and executive management in finance and administration, operations, production, sales and marketing, IT and technology, and research and development. Fred has also worked with private equity firms on assignments with boards and CEOs working on strategy, restructures, recovery and market expansion throughout Australasia. Fred holds tertiaryand postgraduate qualifications in finance, economics, marketing, business administration and management, as well as a number of instructor qualifications in the leisure and commercial maritime industries in Australia and the UK.
GradDipAdEd (VET); MSocSci; GAICD
Michael has combined an extensive career in the social and community services sector with post-graduate qualifications in Adult Education and Social Science. He works with disadvantaged communities in developing training and employment projects, that have opened doorways of opportunity for those to whom they are so often closed. At the core of Michael’s work has been a passion and ability to create programs that promote social and financial inclusion and by which individuals who face complex and compound factors of social disadvantage are supported to live to their full potential in a safe, secure and appropriate environments. Michael has worked with a range of social service organisations and is currently Principal at Social Traction and lectures at several tertiary institutions.