Who we are
In memory of Brenton Wright who passed away on 2nd November 2017.
Lighthouse Disability were privileged to have had Brenton Wright as Chair for more than 2 years and Director for more than 3 years. During this time Brenton led us through significant change. He was much admired and respected for his expertise, intellect and strong sense of purpose. Above all we valued him for who he was; a vibrant personality, engaging, irreverent and clear about things that mattered.
Thank you to Brenton's family who requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lighthouse Disability. We are very grateful for this generosity. Thank you also to the many people who have honoured the memory of Brenton by making a donation.
- Chair of Nominations and Appraisal Committee
- Member of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee
- Member of the Client Wellbeing & Workforce Engagement Committee
- Member of the Housing Committee
- Member of the Family Advisory Committee
- Leadership and Change Management
- Strategic Alliances, Partnerships and Collaboration
- Political processes across all tiers of Government
Tim has worked extensively in local government in Victoria and South Australia, most recently having serviced as CEO of the City of Playford for 18 years. He has led significant organisational change, and was instrumental in forging partnerships which resulted in Playford becoming one of the fastest growing local government areas in Australia. Under his leadership at Playford, the voluntary workforce increased from 150 volunteers to 600. Having a keen interest in contemporary governance and leadership, and a strong commitment to the not-for-profit sector, Tim has served on many Boar
- Chair of the Client Wellbeing and Workforce Engagament Committee
- Member of the Nominations & Appraisal Committee
- Strategic Policy and Planning
- Government Relations
- Developing and Nurturing Partnerships
- Community Engagement
Lea bring extensive experience of senior leadership to the Board. She has served as a Member of the South Australian House of Assembly and as Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Premier in Social Inclusion, the Director of state government entity Northern Connections and as a secondary school principal. She has considerable experience of leading large-scale change and has undertaken research in relation to promoting wellbeing and resilience of workers in the disability sector. Lea has contributed to the community and not-for-profit sectors in many ways, including participation in and leadership of, several community-based Board
- Member of the Client Wellbeing and Workforce Engagament Committee
An experienced Executive and Senior Manager in both large public and for purpose organisations, Jani has developed specific expertise and proven skills in strategy, stakeholder engagement and leadership. She has a background in Health and Aged Care Services in the public and private sector in Australia. Jani has highly developed interpersonal skills and proven abilities in liaising and consulting at Executive and Board le
- Chair of the Housing Committee
Wayne has had a rich and varied background in land and property development in government, not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. He has worked extensively for a bank in senior roles on property development in residential, commercial, retail and industrial markets in several states. More recently he has held senior executive roles in these different settings. IN a voluntary capacity, Wayne has been involved in many boards and governance structures for local government, government and not-for-profit organisations.
- Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee
- External audit, assurance and financial reporting
- Corporate governance
Matthew has a Bachelor of Commerce qualification, and is a Registered Company Auditor as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. He is a Partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants and Advisors, having had the experiences of leading the firm’s audit division and serving as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. He has also worked for a large ASX listed company, and therefore has extensive understandings of the practical issues faced by businesses when managing budgets. Matthew’s experience, in addition, includes working with human service organisations and he has demonstrated a commitment to serving the not-for-profit sector.
- Corporate Governance
- Risk & Compliance
- Project Management
Levi has almost 10 years’ experience working in the Financial Services sector and during his career he has held various positions in general insurance, change management, strategy, project management, and governance, risk & compliance. Levi is a passionate senior leader with extensive experience in governance and enterprise risk management attained through both professional experience and tertiary education. His experience, in addition, includes a number of state-government boards, committees and community service providers. Levi is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified Compliance and Risk Professional, and a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
Anna Nolan GAICD, FCA
Anna is the Chief Financial Officer at the Hospital Research Foundation and during her career she has spent time working in the UK, Netherlands, France and more recently Adelaide.
Anna has held senior leadership positions in large publicly listed international companies, BOC Gases and France Telecom and, prior to this worked for KPMG in London. Her experience spans across banking, manufacturing, technology, retail and the charitable sector.
Her roles have included technical security, fraud, revenue assurance, strategic planning, business advisory, financial management, tax consulting, audit, as well as, running her own business.
Anna has a Bachelor of Art in Accountancy from the London Metropolitan University and is both a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Anna was Chair of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) SA/NT Council in 2019 and has been a Council member since 2015. She was also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Panel of CA ANZ from 2012 to 2018.
- Member of the Nominations and Appraisals Committee
Joan worked 20 years at executive level in the SA public service, in a career characterised by a strong commitment to ethics and integrity, equity and diversity, social justice and management improvement through good personnel practices. Since retirement she has continued this commitment through her work on boards and committees and as a contracted consultant. Joan is recognised for implementing EO & EEO programs across the SA public service; leading the Premier’s Social Justice Project in Adelaide’s northern suburbs; reforming the processes of the Promotion & Grievance Appeals Tribunal as its Presiding Officer; restructuring the Aboriginal Health Council, SA and as the first civilian and first woman to hold the position of Director of Human Resources in SA Police. Joan gained significant public profile for her four years in Antarctica as over-winter Station Leader with ANARE.
- Member of the Housing Committee
- Marketing and communications
- Business administration
As the Director of Strategic Collaboration at Business SA, Sarah is responsible for the development of relationships with government, industry and the wider business community. She has successfully worked with many organisations to develop strategic collaboration approaches and partnership opportunities. Through senior management roles and the completion of a Masters of Business Administration, Sarah has gained extensive experience in business development, project management, marketing and strategic engagement.