Meet the Community Support Board of Directors

Anthea Le Cornu
Chair

Anthea is an aged care specialist with 34 years of experience spanning seven different providers across the South Australian Aged Care Industry.

Working as a personal support worker for 12 years cemented her commitment to working with elderly people with physical disabilities and mental health challenges. 

A variety of roles followed including registered nurse, clinical nurse consultant, site manager of large aged care homes and human resource executive for 5 years with Churches of Christ Life Care Inc.

In 2011, Anthea established an aged care consultancy business, providing advice and support to aged care organisations across Australia including Board, senior management teams and front line workers.

Anthea holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Flinders University, is a Clinical Nurse and Administrator panel member with the Department of Social Services, is a qualified assessor with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency and also provides training in SA on behalf of Beyondblue and Leading Aged Care Services Vic.

Anthea is currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Sally Wheldrake
Deputy Chair

Sally holds a Bachelor of Science from Flinders University.  Since graduating, Sally has worked in the Information Technology Industry in South Australia, with roles in both the private and government sectors. 

Sally is currently the Associate Director of Digital Research Services at Flinders University where she provides strategic and high level operational leadership within Information Technology Services (ITS). 

Principle accountabilities include driving strategic and operational planning and service improvement initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan and future vision. 

These initiatives include implementing Inspire, Australia’s first digital doctorate technology solution for higher degree research students and their supervisors. The platform allows the student lifecycle, from candidature management to thesis and examination, to be accessed electronically.

Working closely with her team and the Research Development and Support team, Sally is also leading a significant project that will transform research project administration and ethics applications. “It is a project that will greatly increase the discoverability of Flinders researchers and their research,” says Sally.

Sally was an elected staff representative on the Flinders University council, the governing board of the University, from January 2017 to December 2018.

She completed the Governors Leadership Foundation course designed to develop wiser leaders for South Australia.

Sally is passionate about living and working in Adelaide and enjoys world travel.  She is especially interested in contributing to the broader South Australian community.

She is honoured to be a board member of Community Support and is proud of all their services they provide to our customers to enable them to lead their life, their way.

 

Andrew Harris
Director

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, holds a Professional Practice Certificate with the Institute of Public Accountants and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Using his accounting skills, Andrew has worked in a variety of financial management and leadership positions for over 30 years.

Since 2002 he has worked in the aged care sector. Initially with a large mission-driven aged care provider as an executive leader, he went on to establish an aged care management consultancy in 2011.

Andrew has since provided advice and support to the Boards and management of numerous aged care providers, to government and to industry associations.

Andrew works with an organisation to understand its key risks and main drivers of financial success, identifying and improving strategic and operational performance and systems and developing performance analysis reporting specific to the business.

He has also provided ad-hoc Chief Financial Officer consulting services and policy advice to various organisations and continues to provide these on a regular basis for a large aged care operator in Adelaide.

Andrew enjoys helping others and sharing his knowledge, developing and presenting regular training workshops in various aspects of financial management.

Over the years Andrew has provided voluntary services to not-for-profit and community organisations. He feels privileged to contribute as a Board Director in support of the important work performed every day by our committed staff in assisting the many wonderful customers of Community Support Inc. to lead their life, their way.

 

Iain Woollaston
Director

Iain is a Director of Artisan Construct, a specialist building and development company based in South Australia. 

With over 20 years of experience in building and construction, Iain has accumulated an impressive understanding of the industry in all its complexity.

Iain has worked on many multi-million dollar projects, in both the UK and Australia, coordinating and managing extensive teams of skilled operators. His business acumen has ensured the success of these projects and the subsequent growth of the organisations.

Iain is a highly motivated team player who mixes strong leadership with sharp minded strategic planning in all of his undertakings. Throughout his career, Iain has prioritised pride and craftsmanship in all of his work. He values expertise and values people too. He has won several industry awards in recognition of the excellence of his project work.

Iain is a proud father, keen on all football codes and regularly attends games.  One of his sons has cerebral palsy and he is committed to giving back to the disability sector.

 

Wendy Williamson
Director

Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is passionate about making a difference in the disability sector. 

Wendy has worked at Flinders University for the past 10 years in an administrative capacity, with extensive experience in Work, Health and Safety, Human Resources, Meeting Management and Executive Support.

Previous experience has been in local government as well as private enterprise.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree, gained as a mature aged student at Flinders University, studying Psychology, History and Italian. 

Spending time with extended family, including two young grandchildren, is a valued and favourite activity. 

Wendy has a personal interest in disability support from family experience and is keen to contribute to this important and changing sector.

 

 

Diana Newcombe

Director

Diana has over 20 years of diverse legal and management experience in Australia and the UK.   

Diana is currently the Manager, Legal Practice at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia with oversight of legal aid representation in South Australia.  Prior to this role, Diana was the National Director, Legal Services and State Manager, South Australia for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Diana has also held a position as a Partner at the UK based Law Firm, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, where she was at the forefront of an award winning legal management model introduced across Europe, Middle East and Africa and a practice focused on regulatory compliance. Diana’s work has also included five years as a senior legal counsel with one of the UK’s largest private hospital providers, General Healthcare Group.

Diana holds a Bachlelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws and Master of Business Administration.  She is admitted to practice in South Australia as solicitor and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

 

 

Pushella Devi Jummun

Director

Pusheela is passionate about serving the community and is currently managing development projects, providing social and affordable housing throughout the State. 

Pusheela is presently a Project Manager at SA Housing Authority. For the past 8 years, she has been leading and managing the delivery of multi-million dollar housing developments for a broad spectrum of the demographic in South Australia. As an Architect and Project Manager, she has managed building projects over her 19 years of career and specifically disability housing in the last five years for Housing SA and Renewal SA.

Sharing similar values as Community Support, she is passionate about making a difference in the life of others particularly the most vulnerable ones of the society. Pusheela is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Australia, a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Diploma in Project Management.

Pusheela is looking forward to contributing to the community with the opportunity given to her as a Community Support Board member to apply her skills and knowledge in social and disability housing, as well as her multi-cultural and overseas experience for the benefits of the organisation.