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Governance

 

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)
  • Michael Maxwell, Director and Chair of Engagement Committee, GradDipAdEd (VET); MSocSci; GAICD
  • Sue Healy, Director and Deputy Chair
  • David R Bamford, OAM Director
  • Claire Cavanaugh, Director
  • Owen Gilbert, Director
  • Heather Scheibenstock, Director and Chair of Service Quality Committee
  • Patricia Biszewski, Director and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, MSc GAILD N

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: Dr. Robert Lang

Dr Robert Lang

Chair
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.

Julia Squire
CEO 

Julia Squire is a highly experienced CEO and leader with more than 30 years’ management experience. Most of Julia’s career has been spent managing public health services.

Julia has also spent time in the commercial sector, supporting organisations with leadership development, service planning, strategy and governance.

With a passion for quality, safety, engagement and sustainability Julia has ensured the services, organisations and systems she has worked in are person-centric

Heather Scheibenstock

Director and Chair of Service Quality Committee

Heather joined the Ability Options Board in 2017 following an extensive and successful career spanning 20 years as a Senior Executive in the Hospitality industry. Heather became involved in community and fundraising in the not for profit sector in 2013 and as a strong believer in learning and development has continued her post graduate studies in business, leadership and corporate governance. An experienced non-executive director across a range of industries, Heather brings a wealth of knowledge in leadership, strategy implementation and development, community and stakeholder engagement as well as a passion for driving positive outcomes in changing environments.

 

Patricia Biszewski

Director and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
MSc GAILD N

Patricia joined the Board in early 2017. She has had an extensive executive career in the maritime and logistics industry, driving and enabling business growth and organisational transformation through strategy, finance, information technology and human resources practices. She has worked in Africa, Denmark, USA, Singapore, Thailand and Australia. Patricia has a passion to use her experience to support those who are less advantaged. In this capacity, she has held non-executive directorships in organisations developing programs to empower socially marginalised women, children and communities in developing countries to become sustainably independent and organisations providing services to people living with transport barriers to enjoy enriched and independent lives.

Patricia holds an MSc from Imperial College London, and is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Michael Maxwell

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.

Claire Cavanaugh

Director

Claire has a broad range of business experience, through senior finance roles at Oracle Australia and Readers Digest, and more recently in running her family’s medical practice.

She also has lived experience a keen interest in the disability sector; a the mother of 18 year old Eddie, who has epilepsy and sever intellectual disability. Claire cares for Eddie, manages his NDIS plan and advocates for his inclusion and proper care in school and leisure activities.

 

Owen Gilbert

Director

Owen is a highly experienced transformational executive who has an enviable track record of driving effectivenss and efficiency into businesses in Australia, North America, Europe and Southern Africa.

His expertise, in addition to functional roles such as a CFO, CEO, COO, and director, includes extensive business transformation, stakeholder management, strategy, business case development and implementation, organisational review and change, investment management, starting new business, and new system implementation.

He has worked across a broad number of industries bringing many unique perspectives to whatever problems, issues or opportunities a company might be facing, and then effecting meaningful change.

Owen has been a non-executive and executive director and audit committee member of listed, unlisted and joint venture companies in Australia, USA, Canada, Ireland (which covered operating branches in Europe). These include commercial enterprises, Mutual (membership based), not for profit and joint ventures. He comes from a background as a Chartered Accountant

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Matthew Levy

GAICD, OAM, Director, Quality and Outcomes

Matthew is an inspirational leader and someone who is passionate about inclusion for people with disability.

Matt’s career successes are many and varied; including working as a change analyst at Westpac, inspirational speaker and author.He has competed at four consecutive Paralympic Games, winning two gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

He has competed in five World Championships, won 20 international medals, held four World Records and have been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M).

He is an Ambassador for Australia Day, Westpac International Disability Day, Life’s Little Treasures, Athlete Leader Swimming Australia, Telstra Paralympic Education Program and Vision Australia Speaking Program.

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