Karen joined the IDAA Board in October 2015. Karen is a skilled executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, change management and business development. The majority of her career has been spent working in not for profit organisations. Karen has managed at a senior level in a commercial environment running one of the most successful private Registered Training Organisations in Australia along with having operated within a government/policy driven environment at the national level.
Chris joined the IDAA Board in October 2014 and served as Chairperson between the years of 2015-2017. His current professional role is as Principal Consultant at EMA Consulting, an industrial relations specialist management consultancy. Chris has strengths in strategic business planning and team building. He has significant experience in operational executive roles and as a company director. He is the former managing director of the Australian subsidiary of a major global services contractor. He has broad experience across a range of industries including health care, manufacturing and aviation and is a qualified trainer and confident public presenter.
Chris brings to IDAA to invaluable perspective of someone who has a family member living with intellectual disability, and is deeply committed to quality of life and opportunity issues for our clients.
Kate joined the IDAA Board in October 2014. Kate has many years’ experience working in the health, community, disability and housing sectors, including more than 10 years in board positions. Kate brings expertise in finance, risk management and governance and has a broad range of community services experience in both the public and private sectors.
Kate is the chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.
Marcus joined the Board in October 2015. Marcus has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry working on major projects and business development. Marcus is currently employed by a construction company currently working on securing and implementing major projects in the defence sector.
Sorana joined the Board in October 2017. Sorana is an executive with over twenty years’ experience in both the public and private sector. Sorana is currently a Director within the Lifetime Support Authority. For the past 10 years Sorana has broadened her skills by supporting or serving on not for profit boards such as the Greenhill Water Supply Company, the Lifetime Support Authority, Christian Brother’s College and IDAA. Sorana has particular interests in relation to organisational change, governance, legal and using information technology to enable innovation and renewal. Sorana is a passionate lifelong learner whose academic qualifications consist of a combined law and international studies degree, as well as post graduate qualifications in business administration, law and finance.
Dr David Parker joined the Board in October 2017. David has 25 years’ experience in all aspects of property fund management, portfolio management, asset management and property management as well as in property valuation. He is currently the inaugural Professor of Property at the University of South Australia, a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading, an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land & Environment Court an a Sessional Ordinary Member of SACAT dealing with property rating and compulsory acquisition matters.
Claudia joined the IDAA Board in October 2017. Claudia has a broad range of finance and related experience within the private sector gained over 25 years in the workforce.
Claudia is a Certified Practising Accountant and until recently worked for BDO, specialising in providing management consultancy services to the not for profit sector including clients delivering services in aged care, disability, health and community housing. Claudia has previous Board experience with Surf Life Saving SA and the Goolwa Community Bank and is currently the independent member of the Audit Committees for Alexandrina Council, Victor Harbor Council and the Eastern Health Authority.
Iain joined the IDAA Board in October 2017. Iain is a board member of Community Support Inc and a parent of a child with a significant physical and intellectual disability (Cerebral Palsy). Iain is passionate about quality of life and helping the most vulnerable members of our community live independent, quality lives. Iain has considerable experience in the property and construction industry and has a building supervisors and builders licence (any class of residential or commercial building). Iain has held management positions with both large (national) and smaller organisations within the construction industry. Iain is currently an owner/director of a small specialized construction business and an active member of both the Master Builders and Housing Industry associations.