Our Board

Rhonda Wheatley FCPA – CEO

Rhonda was appointed as Interim CEO in March 2021. 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. 

Rhonda has a Bachelor of Business from Western Sydney University, a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management and holds Fellow CPA status with CPA Australia where she has been elected by her peers to represent members on CPA’s NSW Divisional Council, Chair of the Public Sector Committee and is currently a member of the CPA’s Third Age Group.

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 also a non-executive director of BlueWave Living, a not-for-profit aged care organisation on the Central Coast.

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.

Karen Schofield – Director

Karen is a Registered Nurse and Registered NP Midwife, with 26 years experience in various health management roles at Central Coast Local Health District. Karen has well developed skills in strategic management, including governance, risk management, quality improvement, change management, financial management, and developing positive workplace culture.

Karen has Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (UNSW), completed the Clinical Excellence Commission Executive Leadership Program and currently studying for a Diploma in Governance.

Karen has two adult children, including a son who has an intellectual disability.

We see you and we get you. We’ll work hand in hand with you to achieve what you want from your life. That’s our promise.

Our vision is a world where every individual matters, starting right here.
Our purpose is to create opportunities where people with disability can achieve what they want from life.