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Our Board

AQA Victoria Ltd (AQA) is a registered, public company limited by guarantee and operates within the Corporations Act 2001 (Cwth). AQA has a constitution which outlines key objectives of AQA and matters relating to membership, the appointment process of directors and their duties, scope of activities under which the board directors may act and procedural matters pertaining to the conduct of meetings.

The board meets monthly, usually at AQA in Fairfield, and comprises four committees:

  • Finance and Audit
  • Risk and compliance
  • Nominations and Appointments
  • Development and Fundraising

Each committee operates under a charter to address issues, review relevant management practices and make recommendations to the Board. All board directors serve on at least one committee.

Board of Directors

The constitution makes provision for appointment of nine (9) board directors. All positions are honorary appointments. The board currently comprises nine non-executive directors. Appointment of directors is made on the basis of skill, experience and empathy with people with disability.

All directors are aware of their obligations in relation to declaration of pecuniary interest. In addition, the Board requests an annual statement of interests to be made available to the Company Secretary and Chairman for review and as part of a ‘register of interests’. Standing orders at each board meeting also make provision for amendments and updating of declarations prior to board decisions.

Colin Daws

Colin Daws

Chairperson

Convenor Nominations &
Appointments Committee

Appointed 2012

B.Bus (Acc), FCPA, GIA (Cert)

Colin is COO/Company Secretary of a major research centre. He brings over 20 years business management experience and is an FCPA. Colin has extensive management experience within service based industries including communications, marketing, accounting and investment banking.

Steve Mollison

Steve Mollison

Deputy Chairperson

Appointed 2009

BBus (Marketing), MBA

Steve’s career spans roles in marketing, funds administration, web design and more recently as a technical manager and rapid application development manager within the corporate sector. Interests in strategy and development, particularly in the online space, management expertise, technical talent and real world experience as a person living and working with SCI.

David Schreuder

 

Company Secretary

Appointed March 2014

BSc/LLB

David has nine years legal and compliance experience across the private and public sectors both in Australia and overseas. David is currently a senior solicitor for the Department of Treasury and Finance and has extensive government and commercial experience. David is a member of AQA’s Risk and Compliance Committee and sat on the committee for six months prior to joining the Board.

Greg Schinck

Greg Schinck

Treasurer

Convenor of the Finance & Audit Committee

Appointed March 2014

BEc/MBA

Greg has a background in Investment Banking, Economics and Business and is currently the Chief Procurement Officer at CenItex. He has served as Chair on the Ombudsman Victoria Audit & Risk Committee and joined the AQA Audit and Finance Committee in 2012, providing advice and guidance on finance reporting and audit programs. Greg also contributes to the Onemda Association where he is Chairman and Director. Onemda is an organisation that provides support options to adults with an Intellectual Disability. Greg holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Business Administration.

Michelle O’Sullivan

Michelle O’Sullivan

Convenor Development & Funding Committee

Appointed April 2013

Social Work – BSW; Grd Dip Rehab Counselling – Grad Dip Rehab; Master App Science Innovation and Services Management – Mast App.Sc, ISM.

Michelle has worked in Government, NFP and community health and has an interest in the role community has to play in terms of health management and engagement. Michelle also has a sound background in industrial relations from both the management and union perspectives. Michelle is experienced in not-for-profit governance, organisational development, employee management and State Government compliance. Currently Michelle is Manager, Organisational Development at Land Use Victoria. Michelle is the Convenor of AQA Development & Funding Committee.

Joshua Fisher

Joshua Fisher

Appointed July 2015

BA/LLB (Monash), BA(Hons) (Melb), GradDipLegalPrac

Josh is a lawyer specialising in corporate governance, takeovers, capital raising and financial services. During the last 10 years, he has had extensive experience volunteering with not-for-profit organisations and community legal centres. He also sits on AQA’s Risk and Compliance Committee.

Dave Jacka

Dave Jacka

Appointed May 2017

David is experienced working in consultancy and government sectors across engineering, project management and governance disciplines and is currently an SCI Peer Support volunteer, motivational speaker and adventurer. Living with SCI since 1988, David has competed at the Paralympics in wheelchair rugby, flown solo around Australia and paddled the 2,226 km length of the Murray River in a kayak. David was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to people with a disability through sport.

David is passionate about challenging community perceptions of what a person with a disability can achieve by doing things differently, through the design of innovative engineering solutions or engaging the support of people within the community to help achieve his adventures .

 

 

All directors are aware of their obligations in relation to declaration of pecuniary interest. In addition, the Board requests an annual statement of interests to be made available to the Company Secretary and Chairman for review and as part of a ‘register of interests’. Standing orders at each board meeting also make provision for amendments and updating of declarations prior to board decisions.