Ken Bone is a semi-retired senior public service manager – having worked in Commonwealth, State and local government. A graduate in Economics – his public service roles has focused on housing, health services, children’s protection and childhood services. In addition Ken has worked in a range of urban services and capital building programs.
Ken was brought up in the western suburbs of Sydney and is keenly interested in seeing services delivered that provide a basis for people believing in themselves and allowing people to use their talents to their full potential to achieve independence.
As a Board member Ken is passionate in supporting Woodville Alliance to be an even more key contributor to the community life of south western Sydney. He has been on a number of boards including in community housing, sports boards and a showground trust.
In his private life Ken is a keen grandparent and golfer and traveller, a cricket tragic, a bonsai grower and collector of blues music.
Gaye is a long term Board member of Woodville Alliance. She first joined our Disability Sub Committee in 2000 as the parent of one of our service users. Gaye then joined the Board in 2001 and has held various roles including that of Chairperson and Deputy Chair over a number of years.
Gaye has lived experience of mental health and intellectual disability and is a strong advocate for service users and their families and carers. Gaye also brings 38 years’ experience of living in public housing in western Sydney to our Board. As well as her work with Woodville Alliance Gaye has been a volunteer with the Red Cross for over 20 years. Gaye has two grown up children and two grandchildren.
Gaye has served as a Board Member since 2001.
Letizia Wheatley has been involved with Woodville Alliance since 2005 when her son began attending the Disability Services ‘Post –School Options’ programme. At that time she became a member of the Woodville Alliance Disability Sub-Committee. She soon joined the Executive Committee as an Ordinary Member. Letizia’s interests are in social justice and education. She is a trained high school teacher of English and History and has worked in both government and Catholic schools.
Letizia enjoys home duties and private tutoring.
David Hua is a digital strategist who has lived, learned, and worked in a multiplatform world for over 20 years. He’s been a senior executive at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for over a decade, holding roles including Head of Digital Operations at ABC International and Multiplatform Content Manager for ABC Radio.
He’s previously worked in eCommerce, digital marketing, and in content production and has a Masters in Media, Arts and Production from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Born in Vietnam, David lived in regional NSW when he first arrived in Australia and has spent over 15 years as a resident of south-western Sydney. He’s able to speak Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Mandarin.
Cheryl Tate is a local resident and a longstanding Board member having joined the Board in 1998. Cheryl has been a primary school Principal of three local schools in Fairfield and Bankstown; most recently at Fairvale Public School. She is now retired and continues to teach part time in local schools. Cheryl has a strong commitment to early education and its ability to ameliorate the impacts of individual and community disadvantage.
Cheryl has served as a Board Member since 1998.
Anthony has been a proud primary school teacher for the past seventeen years. He commenced his teaching career at St Johns Park Public School in 1996 and has also worked at Lansvale Public School, Bankstown Public School and as Principal at Carramar Public School. His experiences and achievements at these schools have included working with a significant proportion of families from socio-economic disadvantage and non-English speaking backgrounds. In these contexts he forged a reputation for a commitment to equal opportunity for all students and community groups.
Currently Anthony serves as Principal of Fairvale Public School, a position he has held since April 2015.
He is totally committed to public education and the development of a professional, collaborative school environment for all staff, students and the wider community.
Having grown up in the Fairfield area – as did his parents and grandparents, Anthony has a strong connection to the area and is very proud of its past and future.
Principal Pitt has been a Woodville Alliance Board member since February 2013.
Anthony has been a Woodville Alliance Board member since 2013.
Sandra a non-executive director, chair & committee member with over two decades of board level experience as both a director and board advisor. She has worked across the public, private and not for profit sectors with particular experience in the utilities, infrastructure and the energy industries.
At board level some highlights include:
• Member of the Board of the NZ Electricity Authority
• Chair, Save the Children (NSW) and Director, Save the Children Australia
Sandra has extensive experience working in and with NSW state owned corporations and government agencies at the most senior levels, building constructive relationships with elected officials, regulators, government agencies, industry organisations, other businesses and customer advocates. She has worked in urban and regional areas, and on major state and national initiatives.
Sandra has completed the AICD Company Directors Course, an MBA, a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours, and is prequalified as a NSW Government Boards Audit & Risk Committee Member.
Elizabeth is a lawyer and works at the University of New South Wales, where – as the General Counsel and University Secretary – she is responsible for the legal and governance functions of the University. Prior to this, Elizabeth has had very diverse roles as a legal practitioner, becoming a partner of a large national law firm early in her career, and being appointed as a legal member of numerous State and Federal Tribunals. These included the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, where she acquired experience in relation to issues of disability and social disadvantage. Prior to joining the University of New South Wales, Elizabeth was general counsel at Screen Australia, a Commonwealth authority established to invest in and support the Australian screen and digital media industry. In addition, Elizabeth has been a non-executive Director of companies in the financial services and energy sectors.
While pursuing her career as a lawyer and non-executive Director, Elizabeth raised four children. Elizabeth is a first generation Australian, and her family background is European. Through her family’s history, Elizabeth has a deep understanding of the experience of migrants who re-start their lives in Australia.
Elizabeth was delighted to be appointed to the Board of Woodville Alliance in November 2016.