Meet our Kurrajong Board Of Directors

Our Board Of Directors are local community members with diverse backgrounds who are committed to helping people with disability live a life of their choice. The role of our Board of Directors is to provide Kurrajong with strategic management and governance.

The Board is made up of nine voluntary members and an Executive Officer. The Executive Officer reports to the Board and leads Kurrajong’s managers and staff who are committed to delivering our vision – to create open, accessible and inclusive communities for all people.

Our Board

Casey O’Mahony

Chairperson

Casey is a solicitor at Walsh & Blair Lawyers and provides legal advice and support to Kurrajong.

A significant number of Casey’s clients are vulnerable members of the community, including the elderly, people with disability, and people with English as their second language.

Casey also offers legal assistance and advice to people with disability and their family members in estate planning, which can be complex and daunting for many families who wish to provide for their children when they pass away.

Greg DeBruyn

Secretary

Greg was born in Ballarat and moved to Wagga Wagga in 1980. Greg started his career in banking, then studied to complete his Bachelor of Business while working as a chartered accountant. Greg then took up a role as Financial Controller for a finance company. The finance company expanded into Property Development, and Greg progressed to General Manager. Greg stayed with the finance company for nearly 30 years and has spent the last few years Consulting for a property development company in Queensland; most recently, he has gone back to his roots doing contract accounting.

Colin Duff

Treasurer

Colin is well known within the local business community as a highly respected and successful business owner, entrepreneur, and developer. He is an owner and director of a major electrical services company, RIC Electrics Pty Ltd, who have been involved in electrical work not only in the region but also nationally and internationally.
Colin has been an active investor in other businesses, including retail and wholesale finance, construction, and land and building development, where he has been a director of various companies.
Colin is a long-term member of Wollundry Rotary and is secretary and treasurer of Wagga City Aero Club. He has served on Wagga Wagga City Council’s Business Advisory Committee and Committee 4 Wagga.

Jen Spain

Director

Jen takes a special interest in all local organisations that support people with disabilities, their carers and their families. Jen’s father was a paraplegic from the very young age of 42, which has given Jen an emotional attachment and passion for helping people with disability. Jen brings her Corporate Governance skills to the board, as well as her vast experience serving on local Boards.

Susan Huntly

Director

Susan has an extensive history of working with people who experience barriers to opportunity in their lives. In both Susan’s employment and personal activities, she has supported groups within our community who have limited access to influence and decision making. Susan offers the board her capacity to look at things differently, her voice for diversity and her enthusiasm for inclusion.

Louise Lotz

Director

Louise currently works at Charles Sturt University in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science while running her own advertising and marketing company.

Louise is also a keen advocate of supporting the Riverina through her community involvement in Women in Business; Riverina Regional Tourism Board; as a mentor for Young Achievers Australia and organising charity fundraising events.

Louise is keen to make sure Kurrajong continues to deliver a high standard of services through a seamless transition into the NDIS and ensuring each individual and their family continue to feel part of the organisation and the community.

Philip Roy

Director

Phil has been an active supporter of Kurrajong for more than 15 years. During this time, he has provided strategic technology and information management advice and support to the organisation.

He feels strongly that as Kurrajong faces great change during the implementation of the NDIS, it will be critical that Kurrajong’s technology and data capability can meet these challenges.

From his private consultancy experience and his current role as Director in the Division of Information Technology at Charles Sturt University, Phil brings to Kurrajong significant executive expertise, experience, information technology knowledge, and skills in strategic planning.

Kingsley Ireland

Director

Kingsley is the Deputy Principal at Coolamon Central School and has worked in education for over 30 years.

Married with three children, one with Down Syndrome, Kingsley brings his lived experience managing disability to the Board.

Kingsley is an active member of the community, being involved in soccer and school Parents and Citizen’s committees in an executive capacity for many years.

Ray Carroll

Executive Officer / CEO

Ray joined the organisation in 1992 as the Finance & Administration Manager. He held this position until 1996, when he was appointed to the role of Deputy CEO, a position he held until 2019, when he was appointed to the position of CEO.
Having been with Kurrajong for 27 years, Ray has a strong understanding of the issues and challenges that people with disabilities and their families/carers face every day.
He sees his role as CEO as not only ensuring Kurrajong achieves its strategic goals and objectives but that Kurrajong’s vision of enabling people with disabilities to lead a life of their choice is at the forefront of all decision making.

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