Board of Directors | Community Support Inc

Board of Directors

Meet the Community Support Board of Directors
Diana Newcombe

Diana has over 25 years of diverse legal and management experience in Australia and the UK. She is currently the Chief Executive of the Law Society of South Australia.

Prior to this role, Diana was the General Counsel for Workskill Australia. Her previous roles include Manager, Legal Practice at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia with oversight of legal aid representation and National Director, Legal Services and State Manager, South Australia for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.  In the UK, Diana was Partner at the UK based Law Firm, Eversheds Sutherland LLP supporting clients working across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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 a 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.

Diana has lived experience of disability.

Qualifications: B.A, LL.B, MBA, GAICD

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

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

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.

Matthew Kerruish

Matthew has over 25 years of experience in healthcare across both public and private sectors. He is currently the Regional Sales Manager of the Cardiac Rhythm Management business for Medtronic South Australia/Northern Territory.

Whilst working for Medtronic, Matthew has held roles in sales, marketing and clinical specialties within cardiology, neurosurgery, ear nose and throat and surgical navigation.

Prior to Medtronic, Matthew has held roles as a Clinical Manager of Cardiac Services at Ashford Hospital, Clinical Lecturer at Adelaide University, Clinical Trials Coordinator and Registered Nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing, Grad Dip Cardiac Nursing, Master of Nursing Science, MBA.