Board of Directors

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    Kristie Leopardi

    President, B. Arts, B.Commerce, GAICD
    Kristie is an Executive Manager Property Strategy and Governance with Westpac Group, with a background in Human Resources. Kristie has an interest in social equity and in providing opportunities for community participation and employment for people with a disability. Kristie is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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    Daniel Kuchta

    Vice-President, B. Commerce (Accounting), C.A.
    A Director since May 2009. Audit Partner of Kelly + Partners. Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Director of Mater Dei Camden. Daniel provides financial audit and assurance services to a diverse range of businesses from large companies to the not-for-profit sector.
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    Bill Kuchta

    Treasurer, C.A. (Fellow)
    Bill is a former partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers with experience in emerging businesses and the global mobility of Human Resources. Since retirement in 2007, Bill has served as a board member in the not for profit sector, specifically in the medical research of brain diseases.
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    Geraldine Dean

    BA Social Science, Dip. Community Services Coordination, Dip. Management
    Geraldine is the CEO of a youth health not-for-profit charity working in the health promotion and drug and alcohol prevention space.
    Appointed to the MDS Board in 2018, Geraldine has a keen interest in service access, consumer rights and community participation.
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    Justin Thornton

    Diploma Law Accredited Specialist in Business Law
    Justin is a qualified solicitor and is a partner of Marsdens Law Group with extensive experience in business and company law. Justin has an interest in providing opportunities, support and training for people with a disability.
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    Daniel Soire

    B. Commerce (Accounting), CA, RITP.
    Daniel is a Registered Liquidator and Director of Jones Partners Insolvency & Business Recovery. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association. Daniel has an interest in providing opportunities for people with a disability.
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    Vanco Djoneski

    B. Engineering (Electronics), Postgraduate in Digital Telecommunications, Dip. Community Services Work, Business and Management
    Vanco was a teacher/lecturer, engineer and the manager of a research laboratory for 18 years. He also was a community member of the Guardianship Tribunal / Guardianship Division of NCAT for 6 years.
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    Mark Buick

    B. Engineering (Aerospace)
    Mark is an owner and director of Total Aerospace Solution Pty Ltd. As a Principal Engineer he holds design authority with CASA. He is an Executive Committee member of the Aeromedical Society of Australasia and works with aeromedical providers across Australia and overseas. Mark has an interest in providing health services to remote and regional communities and improving understanding and outcomes in the area of mental health.