Meet our Board

A Dedicated Group of Professionals!

Matt - Our Board

MATT LITTLE

Appointed: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

Qualifications
Graduate Diploma Business Administration

Special Responsibilities
Chair of NESA
Member of NESA Nominations and Successions Committee
Member of NESA Audit and Risk Management Committee

Experience
Matt is the CEO of Australia’s only national network of community‑based and not‑for‑profit organisations, CoAct. Matt’s experience spans over a decade’s worth of operational, management and governance across employment and disability services.
John - Our Board

JOHN PERRY OAM

Appointed: 4 AUGUST 2011

Qualifications
Graduate Diploma Business Administration

Special Responsibilities
Chair of NESA Audit and Risk Management Committee

Experience
John has many years experience working in the employment services sector having established jobactive, ParentsNext and Disability Employment Services for a number of providers. He is a Director of number of companies operating in the employment, education and training industry, and has a long history in developing and managing successful social enterprises. John also consults in the construction industry on activating their corporate social responsibility agenda. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to community organisations that provide services and outcomes to disadvantaged people.
Nicole - Our Board

NICOLE DWYER

Appointed: 18 NOVEMBER 2015

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Diploma in Education (Secondary)
Master of Social Science
Master of Business Administration

Special Responsibilities
Member of NESA Audit and Risk Management Committee
Member of NESA Succession and Remuneration Committee

Experience
Nicole has over 20 years of experience either working in or consulting to employment services, including 7 years as CEO of Workskil Australia Inc
James Christian BW CIRCLE - Our Board

James Christian

Appointed: November 2019

Qualifications
Masters in Administration (ANU)

Experience
James has 30 years management experience and 20 years Senior Executive experience. Awarded Queens Birthday Honours List 2011, Public Service Medal for outstanding contribution to employment and economic development for Aboriginal people.

Rebecca Nicholls NESA Board - Our Board

REBECCA NICHOLLS

Appointed: 17 NOVEMBER 2016

Qualifications
Bachelor of Social Sciences

Special Responsibilities
Member of NESA Audit and Risk Management Committee
Member of NESA Nominations and Successions Committee

Experience
Rebecca has 18 years of experience working in government funded employment services, 7 years experience in Occupational Rehabilitation and 3 years experience in private recruitment.
Renae Lowry NESA Board - Our Board

RENAE LOWRY

Appointed: 17 NOVEMBER 2016

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts

Special Responsibilities
Member of NESA Audit and Risk Management Committee

Experience
Renae has 22 years of experience working in employment services, including 16 years experience in Senior/Executive Management