‘As Patron of Novita from 2007 to 2014, while Governor of South Australia, I was fortunate to gain a close insight into the work Novita does with children with disabilities and their families. Together with my wife Liz, I was impressed by the professional dedication and achievements of Novita staff and by the extra-ordinary achievements of Novita’s clients in confronting and overcoming hurdles and limitations with disability. Novita has a long and outstanding history in South Australia for the work it does in the community. I am proud to be a Director of the organisation.’
BMgmt(IntlMktg) BMgmt (Hons) PhD
‘As Executive Director at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia Government, my team and I provide leadership, support and delivery of whole of government technology,
digital and cyber security services. These services enable government agencies to deliver secure and seamless services to citizens and businesses. My PhD in social entrepreneurship and innovation investigated the financial viability of social enterprises.
I am proud to share my expertise and knowledge in these areas as a Board Member to ensure Novita continues to deliver important services to South Australians. I have previously been a member of Novita’s Consumer Reference Group.’
FCA FAIM MAICD BA(Acc)
‘As current CEO of Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority I am an extremely passionate South Australian. Adelaide Oval is a place for all South Australians and an integral part of the wider community. I have profound respect for the people involved with Novita who deliver a variety of critical, life-changing services to more than 2000 young clients, and offer much-needed support for their families and carers. I very much look forward to serving on the Board and providing support to an organisation that is a shining light for so many.’
RN RM DipAppSci(Nsg) BN MEd(Mgt) PhD
‘My current role is the Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery for the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN). I have held senior nursing and midwifery positions in the areas of clinical care, management, education and research in both the public and private sectors since 1987. I hold adjunct positions with University of SA and Flinders University. I have been involved with Novita previously through research projects and I am currently a member of the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation grant review committee. As a proud South Australian I have always respected the services Novita provides to children with disabilities and their families and I am pleased to serve as a director.’
‘It is a great privilege to join the Novita Board of Directors and make contributions in the areas of brand, marketing and communications. I have always been passionate about fostering ability and developing potential, so the very core values of Novita resonate highly with me. Working with an organisation that directly impacts thousands of South Australian families will not only be immensely rewarding, but will allow me to give something back to the community that I proudly call home.’
BA(Acc) FCA FAICD FGLF
I am a partner of Lynch Meyer Lawyers, specialising in employment and industrial relations, work health and safety, privacy and discrimination law. I am the current Chair of the James Brown Memorial Trust and have also previously been on the board of HETA, because I am passionate about ensuring that those members of our society who are disadvantaged or vulnerable are afforded opportunities to lead fulfilling and enriching lives.
I am also a past member of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal (SA) and past council member of the Law Society of SA.
I am proud to bring my skills and knowledge to Novita, and to be part of an organisation with such an honourable charter of providing quality services and opportunities to children with disabilities, and their families.
MD MPH FRACGP DRCOG DA
‘I have been involved in research and evaluation with workforce planning, primary care financing, innovative chronic illness models and the Quality Use of Medicines for over twenty five years, in both urban and rural settings and have published widely in asthma, diabetes, chronic disease management, point of care testing and primary care financing.
As Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, I was responsible for undergraduate training in medicine, nursing, dentistry, health sciences, psychology and public health.
I am a past member of the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission and past President of the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Inc (2011 – 2013). I currently Chair one of the established primary care organisations – Medicare Locals and I continue to consult in general practice.’
CA CTA BCom BBus (Comm Law)
‘I am the Chief Executive Officer of McMahon Investments, and I am passionate about the positive impact that Novita has on South Australians living with disability. Seeing the role that Novita
plays in the lives of people living with disability, and the life changing impact that the staff and programs make to our clients and their families is truly inspiring. As a finance professional with strong community values, I am eager to assist Novita to
continue to grow and continue to change the lives of South Australians living with disability. It is an honour and a privilege to join the board of Novita.’
DipAppSci, BBus, MBA, GAICD
Greg Ward was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Novita Children’s Services in July 2016.
Greg has a long and impressive pedigree with successful military, public and private sector roles, including at CEO and Board level.
Following a 19 year career in the Royal Australian Navy, he has held a number of challenging positions in civil infrastructure, manufacturing, global defence businesses and ICT project management, both in South Australia and overseas.
Among his many achievements, Greg has successfully started, managed and grown a number of innovative businesses. With broad experience as a Project Director and Program Manager across civil design, IT and construction programs, he has delivered complex life-cycle projects. He has also consulted to a broad range of large global organisations focusing on project management strategy and implementation, operational effectiveness and improvement.
Greg is a firm advocate for investment into building skills, knowledge and staff retention, in order to maximise Novita’s unique offer, points of difference and intellectual properties.
CPA B.Fin B.Com
As a Certificate Practicing Accountant with qualifications in Finance and Commerce, Jonathon has more than 20 years finance experience having worked in banking, retail, construction, agriculture and in the disability services sector with responsibility for delivering financial, accounting and business analysis services.