Our CEO and Board
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.
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 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 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.
He is currently 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.
Matt Topp - Director
Matt brings over 17 years of experience across a number of different markets in senior public and private sector roles, working closely with executives across strategy, evaluation and operations. Matt currently works within the Digital and Business practice at Nous Group, a globally recognised consulting firm renowned for its positive influence on clients and communities. Matt is also a Board member at Realise Business, a Not-for-profit empowering people to successfully run their own businesses.
Before joining Nous, Matt was a commercial business advisor in Sydney for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), NZ’s business development agency, with 40 offices globally. Matt advised and consulted over 50 companies on how to grow, helping businesses solve their toughest challenges in exporting around the world.
Prior to joining NZTE, Matt worked for over 10 years at Nestle, the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods company. At Nestle, Matt held various sales, category and operations roles in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. In Australia he led a business team across category, marketing, supply and finance.
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.
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.