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Appointment of New Board Chair

Lighthouse Disability’s Board have appointed Dr. John Harvey both as a new Board Director and Chair. A scientist by trade, he worked as a researcher in the health and agriculture sectors prior to joining the not-for-profit sector.

Date posted: Author: Nick van Zanten

Lighthouse Disability’s Board have appointed Dr. John Harvey both as a new Board Director and Chair.

John Harvey has an extensive career as a board director. A scientist by trade, he worked as a researcher in the health and agriculture sectors prior to joining the not-for-profit sector.

John currently sits as a Non-Executive Director of the National Youth Mental Health Network (also known as headspace) and Helping Hand Aged Care.

He is also chair of Studio Nine Architects, Rural Business Support and was the immediate past Chair of Can:Do Group.

John said, "I'm really pleased to be a part of defining the future of Lighthouse Disability and above all else, ensuring that we are the very best service that we can be."

"John brings with him a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector and I am looking forward to working with him to achieve our vision of providing services that achieve the best possible outcomes for people with disability,” Andrew Ellis Chief Executive Officer says.

After six months as interim Chair, Jani Baker has now gone back to her role as a Board Director.

“Jani has provided great leadership over the last six months and on behalf of Lighthouse Disability, I would like to thank her for assisting us during this transition,” Andrew Ellis says.

Sue Imgraben is continuing in her role as interim Deputy Chair.

“Lighthouse Disability is a great place to work. It’s been clear since day one that the focus is always on the person that we are supporting.”

Nick, Staff Member

“Let me commend the Lighthouse Disability staff for the exemplary work that they do and for how well they interact with the clients.”

Angela, External Provider

“Lighthouse Disability staff are all amazingly dedicated and our family appreciate all that the team do.”

Madeleine, Sister of a Client

“Lighthouse Disability is a positive organisation to be part of. They make my life easier.”

Gerry, Client


— Gill, Parent of a Client