Meet the Leadership Team

Emma Hinchey
Chief Executive Officer



Emma is passionate about delivering exceptional support to anyone who needs help to live an independent life.

She believes that Community Support Inc is in a unique position as a result of our learnings over the last 27 years, providing individualised support in people's homes and in their communities, and wants to use that experience to help the sector as a whole.

Emma joined Community Support as CEO in July 2016, and has been working with the team to develop and build on the areas where Community Support excels. 

Community Support are the leading provider of one-to-one individualised support in South Australia.  Emma is leading the business reorientation towards success in the changed environment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

Emma is an elected member of the National Disability Services State Committee for SA, representing the views and needs of organisations providing support to people with disability across South Australia. This is an important role in advocating for people with disability through State and Commonwealth government channels.

Under her leadership, Community Support is achieving service quality improvements and growth through organisational focus on the delivery of outstanding customer service and financial sustainability through the delivery of efficient and effective corporate services.

With an abundance of energy, positivity and commitment, Emma is a change agent who can’t resist a good challenge.  She delivers strong leadership and motivation and never fails to innovate and challenge the status quo when necessary. 

Emma is an experienced board director, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) (UK), a member of the CEO Institute and the winner of multiple academic awards and scholarships both in Australia and Internationally.


Mark Elliott
General Manager
Corporate Services

Mark believes in creating a great team environment that enables the corporate services team to provide the environment that the service delivery team needs in order to deliver outstanding support to their customers.

He cares deeply about the work that we do and the impact it has on the lives of the people we support.

Mark has a passion for supporting the Not For Profit sector, having worked in disability and aged care for several years, as well as having personal experience supporting someone with disability.  He believes strongly in the role Community Support plays in having a positive impact on people’s lives. As a founding member of “Epilepsy – Let’s Talk About It SA/NT” and as an experienced board member, Mark’s passion for the disability sector is evident.

Mark has a strong background of Executive Management, including the oversight of financial and governance activities for most of his career.  He has a wealth of experience in financial strategy and planning across a range of industries, including Health and Aged Care, Scientific, Tourism and Hospitality and Construction in public and private companies and not for profits. Across these many industries Mark has increased profits, leveraged technology and new systems to boost efficiency.

Through his enthusiastic and communicative leadership, Mark ensures the whole team is included. His successful history of leading teams has been transferred into his position at Community Support.