Our Board of Directors

Kristie Leopardi

President
B. Arts, B. Commerce
Kristie is a Senior Manager Human Resources Strategy with Westpac Group. Kristie has an interest in social equity and in providing opportunities for community participation and employment for people with a disability. Kristie is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.B. Arts, B. Commerce
Kristie is a Human Resources Consultant with Westpac. Kristie has an interest in social equity and in providing opportunities for community participation and employment for people with a disability.

Bill Kuchta

Vice President
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.

Daniel Kuchta

Treasurer
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.

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.

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. Vanco currently works as a Team Leader and an Advocate with a multicultural disability advocacy organisation that provides advocacy to people from diverse backgrounds with all types of disability and their families/carers.

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.

 

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.