HumanAbility Industry Advisory Committee Members

Industry Advisory Committees provide advice in relation to training packages and workforce development projects. Industry Advisory Committees gather information from their industry sector, including challenges, opportunities, trends and industry requirements for training packages, or in relation to projects to be undertaken by HumanAbility. Industry Advisory Committees also identify the skills required by industry now and the future. 

Industry Advisory Committees will be established in each of the following subsectors: 

  • Aged Care and Disability Support;
  • Children’s Education and Care;
  • Health and Human Services; and
  • Sport and Recreation.

A cross-sectoral committee will also be formed, comprising representation from members of the four Industry Advisory Committees.

Note: TAFE and RTO Expressions of Interest have been reviewed by each IAC and will be notified by the end of November. 

Aged Care and Disability Support IAC

First Name   

Last Name


Position Title
Laurie Leigh HumanAbility Board IAC Chair
Andie  Moore Health Services Union (National) Policy and Projects Officer
Belinda Allen Aged and Community Care Providers Association
General Manager Services & Sector Capacity
Jan  Primrose Australian Services Union Deputy Secretary
Jennie  Trigg Southwest Advocacy Association Inc Executive Officer
Jodie Davis Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Education Manager
Karen Phipson Australian Unity Home Health General Manager - Workforce
Lee Veitch Tasmanian Workforce Coalition; Gowrie Tasmania Co Chair; General Manager, Business Growth and Improvement
Matthew Zammit National Disability Services Head of Workforce
Melia Stone Eldercare General Manager People
Sarah Hayton
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health
Organisation (NACCHO)
 Executive Director
David  Sykes Dementia Australia Director, Centre for Dementia Learning

Children's Education and Care IAC

First Name   

Last Name   

Position Title 
Brian Newman HumanAbility Board  IAC Chair
Bronwyn  Taylor NCC Early Learners Head of Early Learners
Jarrod Dobson Y Australia National Director Advocacy and Public Policy
Kathryn Barker Early Childhood Training and Professional
Development (ECTARC)
Early Childhood Manager - Services
Kylie Brannelly National Outside School Hours Services Alliance Chairperson
Miranda Edwards SNAICC - National Voice for our Children National Workforce Manager - Early Years
Noah Hurst Early Learning Association Australia Specialist - Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Sarah Gardner United Workers Union Deputy Director, ECEC Portfolio
Tamara Kjeldsen The Benevolent Society QLD Director of Operations - Child, Youth and Family
Michael Petrie The Australian Children's Education and
Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
General Manager, Workforce, Engagement and Research
Annette Barwick Lady Gowrie Tasmania Inc. General Manager, Learning, Development & Inclusion

Health IAC

First Name
Last Name Organisation                                    Position Title 
Gaylene Coulton HumanAbility Board IAC Chair 
Bronwyn Morris-Donovan Allied Health Professions Australia CEO
Clayton Spence Suicide Prevention Australia Manager, National Suicide Prevention Learning Hub
Dawn Casey National Aboriginal Community Controlled
Health Organisation (NACCHO)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mark Staaf Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
(Victorian Branch)
Professional Officer
Kylie Woolcock Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Chief Executive
Lauren Hutchins HSU NSW, Queensland and ACT Branch Assistant State Secretary
Michael Hutton-Squire Medibank Private Senior Executive, Health Operations - Amplar Health
Samantha Moses Australian Primary Health Care Nurses
Founder and Nurse Ambassador
Helen  Westwood Australian Services Union Director, Professional Standards and Safety Unit

Paul  Kulpa Australian Medical Association Queensland Limited General Manager AMA Education & Training Institute

Human Services IAC

First Name   

Last Name     

Position Title
Lloyd  Williams      HumanAbility Board IAC Chair
Christine   Keyes The Network of Alcohol and other
Drugs Agencies (NADA)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
David Carney Career Industry Council of Australia Executive Director
Karen Shearer Uniting Country SA General Manager People Communication & Assurance
Michael White SANDAS Inc Executive Officer
Rebecca Sprekos Health and Community Services Union
Mental Health Policy Officer
Tina Pelucchi Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation Employment Hub Coordinator - Mentor
Sport and Recreation IAC

First Name   

Last Name       

Position Title
Stan Wall HumanAbility Board IAC Chair
Andrew  Watts The Outdoor Education Group Senior Manager - Outdoor Education Professional Development
Chris Alexander AUSactive General Manager
Kathy Parton Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Chief Executive Officer
Lori Modde Outdoors NSW & ACT Chief Executive Officer
Nadine Kemp YMCA Victoria Regional Executive Manager
Sloan  Aquatic Recreation QLD (ARQ)
& Australian Swim Schools
Association (ASSA)
Secretary (ARQ) & Board Member (ASSA)
Airlie Tudhopes Richmond Football Club - Richmond Institute Head of Education & Training
Jeffrey Lehrer Scouts Australia Education Leadership
Shaun Jackson Royal Life Saving - Australia National Manager - Training and Workforce Development
Graham Sharpe Department of Local Government, Sport and
Cultural Industries
Manager, Recreation Camps
Johanna Chiu Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance Industry Development Manager
Kelly Perry FutureNow Creative and Leisure Industries
Training Council
Industry Development Manager Sport, Fitness and Recreation
Stuart Davies Department of Defence Director Adventurous Training

HumanAbility collaborates with industry to conduct research, identify job market demands, assess skill requirements, create adaptive qualifications and training packages, and spearhead workforce development initiatives.

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