Board of Directors

LORI GRECH

Title Non-Executive Chairman
Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce
Experience and expertise Lori has 25 years’ experience in human resources and change management within the public and private sectors. She is currently Managing Director of QL Management Consultants, which is a boutique consultancy offering a range of high impact people development and cultural change solutions. She has been a Board member of RUAH since 2009 and was previously on the Zonta Women’s refuge board for 8 years.
Special Responsibilities Member of Constitution Review Group.

PENNY FEGAN

Title Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Qualifications BSC(Hons), MBA, GAICD
Experience and expertise Penny currently works as General Manager for a private nuclear medicine company and has previous practical experience as a management consultant of advising organisations on governance, strategy and risk. Prior to working in the corporate sector Penny had ten years experience in the not for profit sector, and understands the challenges and gaps that can occur in not for profits concerning governance and risk.
Special Responsibilities Chair of Governance & Risk Committee.

KEN PENDERGAST

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications B Com, FCA, FAICD, F Fin
Experience and expertise Ken is a Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services division of Ernst & Young’s Perth Office and a Director of Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services Ltd. Ken has over 30 years’ experience in the accounting profession and has worked within the area of assurance, corporate finance and transaction specific services, including valuation and due diligence.
Special Responsibilities Chairman of Finance & Audit Committee and Member of the Governance & Risk Committee.


MICHAEL TINDALL

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications MBA – Australian National University, UB / BA – University of Melbourne, Certificate of Project Management – Central TAFE
Experience and expertise Michael has 10 years’ experience with the Australian Trade Commission, 4 years’ experience as Consul-General for Australia in Milan, Italy, and 5 years’ experience as Regional Director WA Australian Bureau of Statistics. General Management experience in a large and small public sector organisations – Business Strategy Planning, Business Plan Developments. Specialist business strategy consulting across the private and public sector.
Special Responsibilities Member of the Finance & Audit Committee.

LOUISE ARDAGH

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications BA; Grad Dip Bus
Experience and expertise Louise has more than 25 years’ experience in strategy & marketing leadership roles across a number of industries including banking, insurance, telecommunications and the automotive industry. Over her executive career, Louise has worked in a number of start up ventures and spent time in China where she lead and a grew a sports entertainment and consultancy. Since returning to Perth, Louise has held a number of executive roles where she has driven change and transformation of the customer experience. Louise is a graduate of AICD and has been on Ruah’s board since 2015.
Special Responsibilities Member of the Governance & Risk Committee and of the Constitution Review Group.

YVONNE PATTERSON

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications MPsych(Clin), MBA
Experience and expertise Yvonne has over 40 years experience in human services, initially as a general and mental health nurse, then as a clinical psychologist in mental health services in NZ, NSW and WA. In WA since 1990 she has experience in senior state government policy and funding management roles in mental health, disability, community services, child protection and court services. She has direct experience with non government policy and funding systems pertaining to the programs delivered by RUAH and has been a board member of several non government organizations in WA.
Special Responsibilities Member of the Governance & Risk Committee.

MEGAN O’ROURKE

Title Non-Executive Director
Qualifications BEc, LLB (Hons), LLM
Experience and expertise Megan is a commercial lawyer with over 20 years experience. She has worked in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Perth advising clients on complex transactions and financial system regulations. She has a particular interest in social impact financing. She joined the Ruah board in early 2017.
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