Meet the WCS Board Members for 2018/19. Our Board guides the strategic direction and welcomes comments, complaints and suggestions about the services we provide.
ChairpersonMember since 2015. Chairperson since 2016. Jennifer is a management consultant with over 19 years of experience working in Australia and the UK with top tier consulting firms including Deloitte, KPMG, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. She has worked across the private and public sectors in business and IT consulting organisations in Australia and the UK. Her experience has spanned transformational and performance improvement programs, including customer service design, shared services and outsourcing, and she has designed and implemented programs for greater public sector efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
Deputy ChairpersonDeputy Chairperson since 2015. Lora is a corporate and commercial lawyer with 20 years experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, major infrastructure and ICT projects, commercial contracts and government services. She also advises private and public companies, government and NFPs on corporate governance issues, with a particular focus on information governance (data protection, privacy, intellectual property and ICT). Lora is listed in the Australian Financial Review's "Best Lawyers in Australia" list in the fields of Privacy and Data Security Law, Information Technology Law, Commercial Law and Government Practice. Lora is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and recently completed an MBA (Executive) at the Australian Graduate School of Management.
TreasurerTreasurer since 2016. Brett is a management consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors in Financial Management, Human Resource Management and Corporate Services delivery. He brings a wealth of knowledge and contemporary experience. Brett’s consulting experience has been predominantly in the Public Sector arena across both Financial and Human Resource competencies, which has drawn him to a number of critical reform programmes across Government.
MemberMember since 2016. Michael is an owner of MLC Advice Canberra, a local financial planning firm. He also runs a specialist practice in governance and dispute resolution. Michael has experience as a non-executive director of Diabetes ACT, Care Financial Counselling and as an advisory board member for the University of Canberra Foundation.
MemberMember since 2016. Glenn is a technology consultant with 25 years’experience working in the private and public sectors. He has worked in General Management roles spanning Sales, Finance, Human Resources and Programme Management in industries as diverse as professional services, construction, logistics and power generation.
Dr. Alison Oakleigh
MemberDr Alison Oakleigh brings a range of skills and experience to the WCS board. These include her 20+ years in study and in work as an Occupational Therapist; a lecturer and teacher into the ANU Crawford School of Policy and Governance and CIT’s Aged Care and Disability Studies courses; and her research into the relationships between community organisations and governments. Alison’s connections to WCS are both current as well as historical including as a guardian and sister of a long-standing WCS client (currently, as an adult), as an employee (previously, as a teenager) and even as a service user (even more previously, as a toddler). Alison has a particular interest in exploring how people with profound intellectual disability can have meaningful input into organisational governance processes and is grateful to the WCS board and staff for welcoming her sister, Susan, as an occasional observer at board meetings.
Becoming a Board Member
Membership of the Woden Community Service Board of Directors is open to residents of or workers in the ACT.
To become a board member, you must be a member of the WCS Association (the right of membership is determine