Board of Directors | Community Support Inc

Board of Directors

Meet the Community Support Board of Directors
Anthea Le Cornu

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

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.

She began her career as a personal support worker for 12 years, which cemented her commitment to working with elderly people with physical disabilities and mental health challenges.

In her previous roles, Anthea worked as a registered nurse, clinical nurse consultant, site manager of large aged care facilities such as Resthaven, and was the human resource executive for 5 years with Churches of Christ Life Care Inc.

Anthea holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Flinders University, has 8 years’ experience as a qualified assessor with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency and as a nurse advisor and administrator panel member with the Department of Health.

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

Qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing, GAICD

Sally Wheldrake
Deputy Chair

Sally is the Associate Director of Digital Research Services at Flinders University where she provides strategic and high-level operational leadership within Information Technology Services (ITS), driving service improvement initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan and future vision.

She has worked in the Information Technology Industry in South Australia, with roles in both the private and government sectors.

In her current role, she is leading the implementation of 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.

Sally is also working closely with the Research Development and Support team at the university, where she is leading a significant project that will transform research project administration and ethics applications, as it increases the discoverability of Flinders researchers and their research.

Sally completed the Governors Leadership Foundation course designed to develop wiser leaders for South Australia and is currently undertaking IECL executive coach training and certification.

Qualifications: B.SC

Iain Woollaston

Iain is currently acting as the Principal Project Planner for TAFE SA. This role is a strategic one and relates to the master planning of TAFE SA assets and major projects. He is also a serving board and property committee member of Your Place Housing who are South Australia’s largest tier2 provider of community accommodation. Iain has been in NFP board roles for the last 8 years.

With over 30 years of experience in building and construction, Iain has accumulated and impressive understanding of the industry in all its complexity. He has worked on many multi-millison-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 he led.

Iain is a highly motivated team player who mixes strong leadership with sharp minded strategic planning in all his undertakings. His leadership and management skills were recognised by the Australia Institute of Management by acknowledging him as South Australian Manager of the Year in their 2015 Excellence Awards.

He has won several industry awards in recognition of the excellence of his project work. Iain is a proud father of a son who has cerebral palsy and he is committed to contributing to the disability sector.

Iain holds a Graduate diploma in Management, a Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Qualifications: Grad Dip Mgmt., MBA, Fellow IML, MAICD

Diana Newcombe

Diana has over 20 years of diverse legal and management experience in Australia and the UK. She is currently the Manager, Legal Practice at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia with oversight of legal aid representation.

Prior to this role, Diana was the National Director, Legal Services and State Manager, South Australia for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

She was 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, the 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.

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

Qualifications: B.A, LL.B, MBA, GAICD

Pusheela Jummun

Pusheela is the Project Manager at the SA Housing Authority. Since 2010, she has been leading and managing the delivery of multi-million-dollar housing developments for a broad demographic across the state.

As an Architect and Project Manager, she has managed many building projects over her 19-year career, including disability housing. Her experience and knowledge in social and disability housing, as well as her multi-cultural and overseas background contributes greatly to Community Support’s vision and purpose.

Pusheela is passionate about making a difference in the life of others particularly the most vulnerable ones in our society. She is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Australia, a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Diploma in Project Management.

Qualifications: B.Arch., Dip Proj Mgt, MBA, GAICD

Sarah Taylor

Sarah is the Senior Finance Business Partner for Portfolios with Flinders University. Sarah has worked in Finance and Finance centric roles for over 16 years, with experience across State and Local Government, Higher Education and the Private sector.

Sarah’s passion for Health Care and Disability services stemmed from her role as the Manager Business Management Services with SALHN, where she held responsibility for business support and finances across Flinders Hospital, GP Plus centres, the Repat, Noarlunga Hospital, Mental Health and Primary Health areas. This is where she first began to work with others to look at improving the interconnectivity between Primary and Acute care settings and the supports offered to people to navigate health settings from intermediary to acute care.

Since leaving SALHN Sarah has worked as the Manager Financial Services for the Faculty Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (Flinders University), Finance Manager Unley Council and now holds the role of Senior Finance Business Partner for the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors and Vice-Presidents at Flinders University.

Sarah is highly skilled in Budgeting, Business Partnering, Change Integration and Management, Financial Management and Reporting, Strategic Planning, Analytics and Procurement. She has led a diverse range of teams with responsibilities for Payroll, Human Resources, Financial Management and Business Management and managed expenditure budgets ranging from $40m to $800m.

Sarah is extremely passionate about the health sector and CSI’s vision to support people living with a disability to live life the way that they choose. Sarah is Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a double degree in Commerce and Business Management.

Qualifications – CPA, B.Com and Bus Management

Simon Drew

Simon comes to the Board with a wealth of experience in health and aged care.  Simon is the General Manager at Allity Residential Aged Care Walkerville.   Simon has 13 years’ experience working in Health, Aged Care organisations across SA and NT, both as a clinician, manager and member of executive.

Prior to working at Allity Simon was the ACFI Manager at Southern Cross Care and prior to that, the General Manager Operations at W&L Aged Care Services.

Simon has qualifications in science, physiotherapy and a Masters in Business Administration.

Qualifications: Sc., (Hons, 1st Class), B. App. Sc. (Physiotherapy), MBA.