Civic is guided by a passionate and dedicated team – operating simultaneously across greater NSW, to achieve one common goal;
Breaking down barriers and creating moments that matter for people living with disability.
The Civic family embodies over 600+ employees; consisting of Supported Employees, Practice Managers, Practice Leaders, Support Workers, Support Coordinators, Clinical Specialists, Customer Experience, People & Culture, Finance, Rostering, Communications & Partnerships, Impact & Design, Digital Experience, Business Analytics, Logistics & Warehousing, and Food Services.
Civic’s Management Team have an in-depth knowledge of the disability sector and are thought leaders who are bringing innovation into the sector.
A management professional with more than 20 years’ experience, including the last eight years in NFP disability. Annie encourages her team at Civic to not just think outside the box, but to challenge how we think, imagine, and navigate alternative perspectives. “Our purpose anchors us and we always have a guiding star to ensure we stay true to our moral compass.” Annie is also known as an adventurer and keen beekeeper, giving away her delicious honey for free!
Chief Financial Officer
A chartered accountant and member of the Governance Institute with broad international commercial and strategic experience.
Mike has been with Civic for the past three years, bringing with him a long history of senior roles in the sector. Originally from the UK, Mike also holds a degree from Oxford University. Now settled in Australia, Mike is known around Civic for his quirky catch phrases and balances his life with his passion for cycling.
Chief Operating Officer
Kate brings with her more than 20 years’ senior experience in the NFP sector. Kate is responsible for leading discovery and innovation through human-centered design, telling the story through marketing, comms and partnerships and creating moments that matter through customer experience for people with a disability. Just as she’s recognised for her passion for work, Kate is equally known for her killer knowledge of musicals and insatiable appetite for Fishermans’ Friends.
A digital transformation specialist from a Technology & Project Management background, with over 20 years of experience successfully building scalable processes and systems. Having worked in a number of sectors including, Technology, Medical, Finance, NFP, Construction & Architecture. When not working, Celsus likes fishing or cooking with weird and wonderful flavours.
A social impact and for-purpose professional working to build capability among teams and organisations to better achieve impact for their beneficiaries.
Dani’s expertise includes ecosystem analysis, designing to deliver social impact, corporate strategy development, facilitation and culture change projects.
Dani loves to explore big ideas for bold change, and develop realistic plans for consistent implementation.
Rajika is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in strategic and operational roles within the Community sector, including NDIS related roles. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Event Planning and Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Grant submissions.
A marketing and communications specialist with more than 15 years’ experience, Lizzy is skilled at using strategy to help purpose-driven organisations bring their big ideas – their brand – to life.
Professional, hardworking, and detail-oriented, her goal is to ensure Civic’s company mission and values are reflected at every stage of the customer journey.
General Manager Industries
Carrie has a Bachelor of Arts (Welfare Studies) and is a self-motivated student- being curious, meeting to learn and understanding how the client and staff experience leads to quality outcomes.
Carrie joined Civic in December 2015 and has over 27 years’ experience in the disability industry and more than nine years in quality, risk and safety management systems in disability organisations.
Carrie loves to challenge the notion that risk, quality and safety can be seen as “the fun police”. Instead she see’s quality, risk and safety as a discovery process to find the potential in people, practice and processes, and doesn’t wait for audits or inspections to drive and support continuous improvement in developing and delivering quality outcomes and services.
A highly experienced HR professional of 20 years, with a successful track record of leading and managing teams both large and small across different industries/sectors. Driven to achieve set goals in-line with company’s vision and mission. Ability to enhance both organisational and individual effectiveness, cultural change and drive strategic initiatives.
Civic’s Board bring a range of specialist skills, experience and knowledge to Civic. They have interesting backgrounds and utilise their own sector expertise to set the strategic direction of Civic.
Dunstan De Souza
Admitted to the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW, Dunstan has been a practising solicitor for more than 30 years.
BBus, LLB, CA
As a Chartered Accountant, Michael has more than 30 years of experience in the profession, specialising in taxation and business services across a broad industry base.
Glenn brings his business and community experience to the role of Director. He is CEO of the Coleman Group and a Property Developer specialising in affordable housing.
BE(Hons), ME(mgt), FRAeS
Kelly has been recognised for her contribution to aeronautics and specialises in strategy development and fostering leadership potential.
Peter served as a Civic Director from 1996 to 2008 and was reappointed in 2011. He brings his vast experience as a Councillor in Sutherland Shire and Sydney County Councils, as well as involvement in Rotary.
AdvDipHR & AdvDipAppMgt
Les is highly skilled in the creation, development, communication and implementation of business strategies and initiatives, which provide future growth opportunities, improved business performance/practices and contribute to on-going business success.
B. Commerce, CPA
Mona is a commercially and operationally focused senior finance executive offering over 20 years experience built through working in ASX listed companies from a variety of industries that include Retail, Aviation, Manufacturing, non-profit, and Health.
B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology, Dip. Marketing
Sue brings a wealth of management experience along with expertise in Customer Experience programs, Customer Service leadership & systems development, and business process improvement, predominantly in the healthcare industry.