Our voluntary Board members bring significant and wide-ranging skills and experience to their roles as Board Directors. Together, they are committed to providing engaging supports for individuals with disability, to achieve their needs and aspirations. They work alongside the Executive Team to provide leadership, strategic direction and good governance.
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Steve Malin joined the Board in 2018 and became Board Chair in February 2019. He is a member of the Finance Committee and the Performance and Remuneration Committee. Steve is a Portfolio Manager and investment research specialist with Vinva Investment Management. He brings significant business, management, and finance experience. Steve’s son attends Warrah Specialist School.
Annet van Kesteren
Annet joined the Board in 2019 and brings more than 20 years of professional experience in a variety of disciplines including management, internal audit, financial accounting, and accounts payable. Annet is the Board Deputy Chair and Chair or the Finance Committee. She is also on the board of the Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Sydney and organises the newsletter and events for the Branch.
Annette joined the Board in 2017 and is Chair of the Performance and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Annette has a background in the finance and banking sectors. She has held management and executive positions in major banks over the past 45 years demonstrating skills in people management and retail banking. Annette is a committed member of the Greater Hills Rotary Club and plays an active role in supporting fundraising activities for Warrah.
David joined the Board in 2017 and was the Chair from June 2018 to February 2019. He is a member of the Property Committee. David is currently the Regional Managing Director for Multiplex and has overseen the delivery of over 20 construction projects including Chris O’Brien Lifehouse; ANZ Stadium and Wynyard Place, Sydney. David sits on the Executive Board of the Urban Taskforce and Master Builders Australia.
John joined the Board in 2019. John is the Managing Director of Heyday Electrical and has worked with this company for over 20 years. He brings a background in business strategy, tendering and businesses development, design and engineering, project delivery and financial reporting.
Kerry joined the Board in 2023 and is a member of the Property Committee. Kerry is a Construction Manager with over 20 years of experience in the property sector, delivering a variety of projects. She brings design, project management and strategic financial management expertise.
Ross has had a long association with Warrah. His daughter attended Warrah Specialist School and has been a long-time resident of Warrah. She enjoys her time with her peers in Warrah’s Day Service activities. Ross joined the Board in 2012 and is the Chair of the Property Committee. Ross’s background is in civil engineering, as applied to water and recycled water treatment. He worked for various Consultants and Contractors, in Sydney, Melbourne, and overseas. In recent years, he has been a consultant in the design and construction of recycled water facilities. He brings his engineering design expertise to property management at Warrah.