Meet our Board

A Dedicated Group of Professionals!

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MATT LITTLE

Appointed: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

Qualifications
Graduate Diploma Business Administration

Special Responsibilities
Chair of NESA
Chair of NESA Succession and Remuneration 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.
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Simon Rodgers

Appointed: 4 March 2022

Qualifications
Graduate Diploma Counselling
Graduate Diploma in Group Facilitation

Special Responsibilities Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

Experience
Simon has 20 years of experience in the delivery of Government funded employment programs and is currently General Manager of both EyrePlus and TRACQS that deliver CDP, TWES, Business Incubator and Remote Community Pilots.

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REBECCA NICHOLLS

Appointed: 17 NOVEMBER 2016

Qualifications
Bachelor of Social Sciences

Special Responsibilities
Member of NESA Audit and Risk Management 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.
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LISA CUNNINGHAM

Appointed: 20 JANUARY 2021

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Education

Experience Lisa is the CEO of the Wirrpanda Foundation which delivers CDP, ParentsNext, Transition to Work and VTEC as well as various education programs and the Wirra Hub which supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to build their business capacity.
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PAUL SYNNOTT

Appointed: 5 JUNE 2020

Qualifications
Masters of Business Management (MBM)
Diploma of Employment Services

Experience
Paul has over 25 years of experience working in employment services, social and economic development throughout rural, regional and remote Australia, including managing Community Employment Programs and Projects and being responsible for the delivery of jobactive, Disability Employment Services, ParentsNext, NEIS and the Community Development Program (amongst other programs).

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NATALIE TURMINE

Appointed: 20 JANUARY 2021

Qualifications
Advanced Diploma of Management

Experience Natalie has 25 years’ experience in the employment, training and community services sectors, leading both commercial and not-for-profit organisations in the delivery of government funded programs. Natalie is currently Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Page.