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.
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!
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.
General Manager Infrastructure
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.
Liz Clowes, BA, LLB (Hons)
General Manager ‑ Risk, Safeguarding & Outcomes
Liz is a senior executive in human resources and industrial relations and has extensive experience in organisation change. Liz is an award winning Senior Human Resources professional with an extensive background in business transformation through culture change using inclusion, employee engagement and change management across the professional services, construction, service, IT and the manufacturing industries. Liz also takes on the role of Chair, Corporate Governance and Risk Committee, and is a member of our Quality Outcomes Committee.
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.
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.
General Manager Human Resources
Kimberley is a passionate, strategic and operational Human Resources Professional with experience working across a broad range of industries including aged care, disability, design and build, technology, retail, food manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods.
Kimberley’s expertise includes partnering with the Executive Team, Senior Managers and all other stakeholders to spearhead HR best practice and align the HR agenda to the overall business strategy whilst ensuring Leaders and the larger workforce are living our values, are aligned with our culture and are capable of delivering on business objectives.
Kimberley likes to foster and cultivate a culture of capability and innovation and whose approach has also led to proven success in driving cultural change programs.
General Manager -Finance
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
A Director since 2018. Sue brings over 30 years of management experience across Customer Experience programs, Customer Service and Commercial leadership predominantly in the healthcare industry. Sue currently works as Customer Experience Systems Solution & Deployment Lead Asia Pacific at Johnson & Johnson and is co-lead for the ANZ chapter of the employee resource group focusing on Alliance for People with Diverse Abilities, a committee member of the global ADA and a member of the Mental Health Diplomats.