Meet the Team

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.

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Civic’s Management Team have an in-depth knowledge of the disability sector and are thought leaders who are bringing innovation into the sector.

  • Annie Doyle, Chief Executive Officer at Civic

    Annie Doyle

    Chief Executive Officer

    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!

  • Kate Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Civic

    Kate Smith
    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.

  • Celsus Joseph, General Manager of Civic's Digital Experience

    Celsus Joseph

    Chief Technology Officer

    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.

  • Chief Strategy Officer, Dani Roderick

    Dani Roderick

    Chief Strategy Officer

    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 Civic General Manager Operations

    Rajika Gilhotra

    General Manager Operations

    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.

  • Lizzy Fowler General Manager of Brand Experience at Civic

    Lizzy Fowler

    General Manager Brand Experience

    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.

  • Peter Moore

    General Manager Industries

    Peter joined Civic in 2015 and has over 20 years’ experience in logistics and warehousing.

    Peter is passionate about creating meaningful roles for individuals with disability.

  • Carrie Voysey

    General Manager Quality and Evaluation

    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.

  • Demelza O’Keefe

    General Manager – Project Management

    An ethically minded individual with a diverse background in leading transformational change.

  • Rebecca VanLierop

    Clinical Services Manager

    Rebecca is a Clinical Services Manager in Complex Care with over 20 years’ experience as a highly qualified nursing professional and an extensive background in Critical Care, and a wide range of leadership experience across both the public health and disability sectors. Rebecca has been part of the Civic team since October 2018, as head of Clinical leading a multi-disciplinary team responsible for facilitating clinical services and support that are person centred with a strong health and wellbeing focus.

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.

  • Civic Board Members - Dunstan De Souza

    Dunstan De Souza

    BEc, LLB

    Admitted to the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW, Dunstan has been a practising solicitor for more than 30 years.

  • Civic Board Members - Michael Coughtrey

    Michael Coughtrey

    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.

  • Civic Board Members - Glenn Coleman

    Glenn Coleman


    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.

  • Civic Board Members - Kelly Wood

    Kelly Wood

    BE(Hons), ME(mgt), FRAeS

    Kelly has been recognised for her contribution to aeronautics and specialises in strategy development and fostering leadership potential.

  • Civic Board Members - Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis


    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.

  • Civic Board Members - Les Roelandts

    Les Roelandts

    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.

  • Civic Board Members - Mona Randall

    Mona Randall

    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.

  • Civic Board Members - Susan Saunders

    Susan Saunders

    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.

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