Board of Directors
Ruah is fortunate to be guided by an experienced, professional and dedicated Board.
BA; Grad Dip Bus, GAICD
Louise has extensive business experience in strategy and marketing and has spent her executive career delivering change and business transformation through enhancing the customer experience. She has worked as a CEO internationally and in executive roles in start-up businesses and large companies across banking, insurance, telecommunications and the automotive industry. Louise is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been on the Ruah Board since 2015.
Non-Executive Deputy Chair
An experienced management consultant, with a career portfolio that spans higher education, public sector, mining and private enterprise, Monica has an extensive background in supporting organisations through significant change. She has served for 12 years on nongovernment organisation and not-for-profit boards, primarily in the aged and community care sector.
BEc and LLB (Hons)
Danielle is a commercial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience advising Australian public and private companies on a range of corporate, commercial and governance matters. She has worked with private law firms as in-house counsel and with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). She is also an experienced company director and sits on the boards of two ASX-listed companies.
EdD; MEd; BEd
Tony is a qualified teacher who has worked in both primary and secondary settings in a number of regional and metropolitan schools. He also has significant experience as a Principal, the most recent of these being a 10-year tenure at Mercy College in Koondoola — a large Kindergarten to year 12 school with more than 1,600 students. Tony currently holds the position of Director Leadership & Employee Services at Catholic Education Western Australia, and is the Non-Executive Chair of Suitsme.
Whadjuk/Balladong Noongar Elder Freda is a retired teacher who has been involved in the development of strategies and programs for students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds for more than 25 years. She has worked in policy development to enhance early childhood education and care within the Aboriginal community. Freda is also on the Community Arts Network Board.
BBA, GradCert Int Bus, MBA
Marie is an experienced product strategy professional with more than 20-years’ experience working with executive leadership teams to drive product performance, organisational transformation, business agility and customer centric innovation. Marie is currently the Pulse Product Line Manager at leading transit ticketing systems operator, Vix Technology. She completed her MBA at Edith Cowan University and holds a Graduate Certificate in International Business from the Amsterdam School of Business, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Montevallo in the USA.
B App Sc (Psychology), GradDip OrgPsych, MBA, GAICD
Sylvia has more than 30 years’ experience in the disability and health sectors and has led both general and mental health services in community and hospital settings. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she is the Director of Special Projects at North Metropolitan Health Service, a member of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and is on the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Board.
B.Ed (Secondary), BA (Indigenous Studies), Master of Research (Indigenous Education)
Braden is a Wardandi man and the Pro Vice Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) and Head of the Kurongkurl Katitjin Centre for Indigenous Education and Research at Edith Cowan University. He is an experienced executive within the higher education sector with a specialist focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students and improving student equity in adult education. Braden’s research interests include Indigenous education, identity politics, queer identities in education and transformative learning. Before moving to the tertiary sector, Braden worked as a secondary school teacher and Aboriginal education consultant. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Pride Cup.
BArch (Hons), BEnvDes
Justine has 20+ years of experience in property development and construction, gained through senior executive roles in large-scale property development and construction companies in Western Australia and the United States of America. Justine is CEO of Kingston Development Group; a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Chair of Sienna Wood Joint Venture; a member of the Council of the Urban Development Industry of Western Australia and is an independent investment committee member for a number of organisations around Australia.
Michael is a Partner at McGrathNicol. He leads the Perth office’s forensic team, which helps organisations prevent, detect, and respond to sensitive and complex forensic matters. This includes fraud and misconduct, fraud risk management, commercial and contractual disputes, bribery, and corruption issues. He works across a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, financial services, government, not-for-profit and Indigenous sectors. Michael has also worked as an investigator for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and at Bankwest in the Project Finance and Resourcing Division.