CHAIRMAN: Mr Gareth Davies, BHSc (HSaf&Env)
Mr Davies is a father of four, one of which currently attends The Glenleighden School, with an interest in ensuring the delivery of the strategic plan of the organisation. Mr Davies runs and operates his own Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Compliance Consultancy. He has previously worked in roles at executive management level, most notably for a large national construction company. Mr Davies has served on the Executive Committee since September 2013.
TREASURER: Mr Michael Cutri, BBus(Bkg&Fin), BBus(Acc), CA
Mr Cutri provides audit services for BDO for whom he has worked since 1999. He has a hands-on audit role, including auditing for not for profits, as well as assisting with implementation of internal systems and processes. Mr Cutri would like to add value to a worthwhile cause, bringing with him a passion for financial statements and financial management, as well as an interest in raising the profile of the organisation. Mr Cutri has served on the Executive Committee since September 2013.
SECRETARY: Mrs Sue Park M.SP.Path., B.Sp.Thy., MSPA
Sue is a Speech Pathologist and Founding Director of Speech Language & Learning Educational Therapy Consultancy who has a long history with Glenleighden and CHI.L.D. Association as a previous employee in various roles: Sole Speech Pathologist, Senior SLP and Outreach Manager until 2003. She has over 40 years of experience, also having worked with Sydney Children’s Hospital, Queensland Cerebral Palsy League, (Speech Pathologist In Charge) the Pre-School for Deaf. She is also a co-leader for Speech Pathology Australia -Queensland Private Practice Network, sitting on the executive of the Queensland branch -Speech Pathology Australia and is on the panel of advisors for the Australian Catholic University Speech Pathology Department.
Sue has a passion for supporting children with speech and language disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech/ developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD). She completed her Masters research study investigating her therapy program at Glenleighden. Sue is the joint Australian trainer for the Derbyshire Language program, used at Glenleighden and she supports provision of speech pathology in Developing Communities (Australian Story ‘Under Her Wing’). She is also joint founder of a children’s app development company, Language and Learning Steps. Sue has been on the Board of Directors of CHI.L.D. Association since August 2015.
Mr Alex Rummery BSc (HONS)(Econ&Acc), ACMA, CPA, ATI, MAICD
Alex Rummery is a qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience across various organisations in the UK, the Middle East and Australia. His experience encompasses both public and private sector entities and he specialises in business process and system improvements to enable businesses to leverage their full potential. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CPA Australia, The Tax Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has additional qualifications in Treasury and Risk Management.
As a parent of a child with ASD he has first-hand experience of the tremendous benefits of early intervention and the great strides that can be realised when young people are exposed to speech therapies.
Mrs Andria Wyman-Clarke BA (HONS), MBA
Andria Wyman-Clarke has been a Human Resources executive for over 25 years in various industries including mining, automobile, retail, pharmaceutical, defence and aeronautics. Recently she founded Job Toolbox, a Human Resources consultancy which focusses on career development for individuals. She has strong experience in all aspects of Human Resources including culture change, organisation design and mergers & acquisitions.
As a child, Andria had a speech impairment which meant that no one could understand her so she has first hand understanding of the impact of a language disorder on a young child and the need for specialised therapy and schools. She is committed to the success of SALDA and The Glenleighden School.
Mr Peter Seldon
Peter Seldon has worked in financial services for over 26 years. During that time he has worked in domestic and International equities, derivatives, foreign exchange and fixed interest. Across his career Peter has also established the equity derivatives and options market making business for a mid-tier broking firm, was a swap and bond repo trader for a Global Investment Bank and has held the role of Head of Rate Derivative operations. Peter currently manages a portfolio of High Net Worth private clients and Corporates and is also responsible for domestic bond trading for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management business.
Mr Brett Skyring
With more than 30 years in business and team leadership across multiple industries, Brett very much operates on the model of identifying skills and capabilities of staff and project partners, new opportunities to learn and create mentor/ mentee opportunities, and continuously improve operational processes to reduce workloads, improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Brett holds a Bachelor of Administration with a major in Human Resources and Training, and a Masters of Environmental and Community Health, combined with qualifications as a Company Director (AICD). Brett owns and operates a private project management and urban planning business and is currently working with the state government in delivery of the LandCentre Relocation Project (400+ staff relocating to three sites in Brisbane)
Brett brings over ten years experience in the health and human services sector. Brett also has specific interest and experience in innovative customer/ community engagement techniques, and new service delivery models.
Professor Sheena Reilly PhD London, FASSA, FAAHMS, FRCSLT, FSPA
Professor Sheena Reilly is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) at Griffith University, having held numerous senior positions within the academic, health and research sector over the past 20 years. Professor Reilly is a leading international expert, renowned for her research that has transformed our current-day understanding, clinical practice and policy of speech, language and literacy problems in children. She leads a multidisciplinary team focused on finding out how speech and language develop, what goes wrong and what can be done about it.
Her extensive research track record is evidenced by more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, and competitive grants in excess of $50 million. Professor Reilly is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the UK Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and of Speech Pathology Australia.