We are a leading provider of disability supports and services on the Central Coast, NSW since 1962

Rhonda Wheatley FCPA – CEO

Rhonda was appointed as Interim CEO in March 2021 and subsequently appointed CEO in July 2022. For the past 30 years she has worked in the private and public sectors including NFP public sector entities as Director Corporate Services, CFO and/or CEO.

Rhonda’s finance career commenced in manufacturing and progressed across major public sector organisations such as the Ethnic Affairs Commission of NSW, Sydney Catchment Authority, the Library Council of NSW, incorporating the Mitchell Library and the Library Trust, the Sydney Opera House Trust, the Public Service Commission of NSW, the NSW Department of Education and was the CEO of the Administration of Norfolk Island. She was awarded NSW Public Sector CPA of the year in 2003 for her significant contribution toward improving governance and the financial management of public sector organisations within NSW.

Diana Mason - Chair

Diana joined the NSW Department of Community Services and began working with children and young people living with disabilities in the 1990s. Her move to the for-purpose sector took place in the mid-90s in the UK working for Action for Children. Over the past 20 years she has contributed to the for-purpose sector in Australia through advisory committees, training development, presentations at public forums, opinion pieces and strong leadership. Diana has worked for Vision Australia, Save the Children and ChildFund Australia. She has also taught youth workers at TAFE and been a phone counsellor with Lifeline.

Diana has a Master of Psychology from Sydney University, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Macquarie University and Graduate Certificates in Human Resource Management and Psychological Practice. Throughout her career she has worked with children, youth and adults, developed effective community education and involvement strategies, delivered millions of dollars worth of funding to secure activities, advocated to the government and public, developed organisational policy and led strategic planning.

Ian Winn – Director/Treasurer

Ian is a former CEO with more than 15 years in senior leadership roles in high growth companies, working with a range of boards, founders, and private equity.

Ian has spent a considerable part of his career in the franchising industry. Most recently he was CEO of Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers, a franchised mortgage broking business. Before Smartline, he held senior roles at Oporto, Sumo Salad and Yum! Brands.

Earlier in his career, he trained as an accountant at Coopers and Lybrand (now part of PWC) and then spent 10 years at Unilever.

Ian is a CPA, holds a Master of Management from MGSM and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Tony Anderson - Director

Tony retired from full time work in November 2014 as CEO of Inala, an organisation supporting adults living with a disability. He was on the Inala Board of Directors from 1997 and became Deputy Chairman before being appointed as CEO. Previously Tony held a number of senior positions with Kimberly-Clark Australia. As General Manager Kimberly-Clark Professional, Tony had responsibility for the B2B business in Australia and New Zealand and was a member of the Leadership Team for Asia Pacific.

Jim Eve - Director

Jim has had a long career as a business leader and Company Director.

Jim has successfully led businesses as CEO in Australia and Asia. He has been a Non-Executive Director of not for profit organisations, industry associations and private businesses. Most recently he has been the Chair of a family owned Australian wine business.

Jim and his family have lived on the Central Coast for 30 years.

Jim graduated as a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and is currently a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Glen Auld - Director

Glen Auld (BPhyst, MBA) is a Director at PwC leading the project team delivering the new Acute Services Building for Prince of Wales Hospital.  He has previously held executive positions in private and public hospitals and has worked in the health sector both locally and internationally since 1998.

Glen is a qualified physiotherapist and paramedic who has completed his Master’s in Business Administration.

He is passionate about empowering individuals and delivering sustainable infrastructure that benefits the community.

Dr Melanie Boursnell - Director

Dr Boursnell (PhD, MSocHlth, PgDPH, BA) is an experienced Non Executive Board Director in the NGO and NF sectors.  Dr Boursnell has a rich background as a Senior Executive and transformative Chief Learning Officer within the public and private sectors. She is experienced in the design and development of professional education, culture change, leadership and management development, facilitation, quality improvement, governance and research. She has undertaken significant work to enable teams to thrive, introduced new educational practices and technologies enabling equity in learning, and reviewed educational and business practices to improve the delivery of education in both tertiary and vocational sectors. She thrives within complex environments undergoing rapid change focused on supporting flourishing communities.

Dr Boursnell describes herself as a ‘generalist’ with a passion for learning and development as her core belief is that education can fundamentally change the lives of everyone!


The Observership Program facilitates the involvement of young, talented and energetic individuals in a structured experience on non-profit Boards. Each Observer is paired with an organisation for a 12-month period. During that time, Observers attend all board and/or committee meetings as non-voting members and learn about fundamental principles and functions of not- for-profit boards, the roles of board members, fiscal processes and other governance priorities. The Program provides Observers with first-hand exposure to the role of the board, its decision-making and operations as well as targeted training and mentorship designed to give Observers important skills to bring to the boardroom.

The Fairhaven Board is proud and excited to welcome such a talented Observer as Ella Alexander.

Ella Alexander

Ella is a Special Counsel at Makinson d’Apice Lawyers and is responsible for managing the firm’s pro bono practice. Prior to joining Makinson d’Apice, Ella worked in commercial litigation at a top tier law firm and as an academic researching and lecturing on various topics in human rights.

In 2021, Ella co-founded the Disabled Australian Lawyers Association, an organisation advocating for greater representation and inclusion of disabled people in the legal profession.

Ella recently completed the Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors on a Disability Leadership Scholarship. In 2023, Ella will be observing the Fairhaven Board through the Observership Program, a program which provides training and practical experience for young aspiring directors through placements on not-for-profit boards.

Fairhaven Strategic Plan

The Fairhaven strategic plan was created in 2021 and is reviewed and updated on a yearly basis.

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