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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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
Chair of NESA Audit and Risk Management 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
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James Christian

Appointed: November 2019

Qualifications
Masters in Administration (ANU)

Special Responsibilities
Member of NESA Succession and Remuneration Committee

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.

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RENAE LOWRY

Appointed: 17 NOVEMBER 2016

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts

Special Responsibilities Member of NESA Succession and Remuneration Committee
Experience
Renae has 22 years of experience working in employment services, including 16 years experience in Senior/Executive Management
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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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JOHN PERRY OAM

Appointed: 4 AUGUST 2011

Qualifications
Graduate Diploma Business Administration

Special Responsibilities
Member 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.
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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).