Board members

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 a team of managers and staff who are committed to delivering our vision – for people with disability to lead a life of their choice.

Casey O’Mahony, Chairperson

Casey O'MahoneyAppointed to the Board in 2017

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

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.

 Kingsley Ireland, Vice Chairperson

Philip RoyAppointed to the Board in 2020

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. 

Greg DeBruyn, Secretary

Pam GreenAppointed to the Board in 2020

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 at a chartered accountants. 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 last few years Consulting for a property development company in Queensland and most recently, has gone back to his roots doing contract accounting.

Colin Duff, Treasurer 

Colin DuffAppointed to the Board in 2017

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 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

Philip RoyAppointed to the Board in 2020

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

Geoff BreustAppointed to the Board in 2020

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 LotzAppointed to the Board in 2015

Qualifications: Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) CSU; Diploma in Marketing Communications CSU

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

Philip RoyAppointed to the Board in 2017

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.

Ray Carroll, Executive Officer / CEO

Ray CarrollAppointed to the Board in 2019

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Member of the Institute of Public Accountants
  • Member of the Institute of Financial Accountants.

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.