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.