Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors continue to invest their time and expertise in the stewardship of our organisation. We are proud to say that all of our Board members serve Cerebral Palsy Alliance on a voluntary basis.

Paul Masi

Paul Masi
BEc, MAICD

President

Paul has been a Director since March 2013. He is President of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, chairman of the Services Committee, chairman of the Nominations and Governance Committee and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Paul was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Austock Group from March 2010 to March 2012. Formerly he was Country Head and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Australia.

Paul is Chairman of Shaw and Partners, Chairman of Greenwich Capital Partners, a Non-Executive Director of the Girls and Boys Brigae, and a Non-Executive Director of Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Ltd.


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Mark Bryant
MA, FCA, MAICD, OAM

Vice President

Mark has been a Director since December 1997. He is Vice-President of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee and a member of the Community Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Committee, and the Nominations and Governance Committee.

Mark has over 35 years of experience in public accounting. He was formerly a partner in Arthur Andersen and a partner and member of the Board of Partners of Ernst & Young.

Mark is a consultant to the advisory and investment firm, KordaMentha.


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Robert (Bob) G. Miller
AM, FAICD, FAMI

Bob has been a Director since May 1999. He is a member of the Community Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Committee, the Services Committee, the People, Culture and Organisational Development Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee. He is also a board representative to the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

Bob is the Principal of Australia Street Consulting Pty Ltd which advises the automotive industry, advertising agencies and others on marketing. Previously, Bob was General Manager – Marketing, Toyota Australia.

Bob is an Adjunct Professor, teaching postgraduate students in Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, and sits on the Dean of that faculty’s Industry Advisory Committee. Bob also teaches at The Australian Catholic University 


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Andrew Buchanan
PSM, MAICD, AIMM

Andrew has been a Director since August 2010. He is Chairman of the Research Committee, Chairman of the Community Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Committee, and a member of the Ethics Committee.

In 2011, after 8 years in the role, Andrew retired as Chairman of the Disability Council of NSW, the official disability advisory body to the NSW Government. He has more than 40 years’ experience in broadcasting, communications and media, having spent his career at the ABC.

Andrew is the Principal of AB Communicates where he advises on communications and media. He also manages his winery at Queens Pinch Vineyard in Mudgee.


Jacqui Wisemantel

Jacqui has been a Director since November 2014. She is a member of the Community Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee.

Jacqui provides specialist advice and services in respect of PR communications strategy, digital concept, brand presence, corporate image, sales portfolio or social currency.

For the past 20 years, Jacqui has worked in the media, marketing and communications sector, specialising in event management, project management and public relations.


Kathryn Dent

Kathryn Dent
MLLR LLB (HONS), GAICD, CAHRI, Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law (Law Soc of NSW)

Kathryn has been a Director since August 2013. She is Chairman of the People, Culture and Organisational Development Committee. During 2015/2016 she was also a board representative to the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

Kathryn was admitted as a lawyer in 1994. She has practised exclusively in workplace relations law for over 15 years.

Kathryn is a Director of People + Culture Strategies, a specialist labour and employment-law firm and management consulting business. She has a particular interest in workforce development and human resources management in the disability sector.


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Alexandra Lisney
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), MIEAUST, GAICD and Paralympian

Alexandra has been a Director since August 2011. She is a member of the People, Culture and Organisational Development Committee, the Research Committee, the Ethics Committee and the Nominations and Governance Committee.

Alexandra is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of New South Wales and is currently working as a Project Manager at Aver in Sydney.

Alexandra is an Australian representative for para-cycling. She is a previous world champion and bronze medallist from the 2012 London Paralympic Games. She competed in her second Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.


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Leanne Wallace
B App Sc (Hons), MBA, GAICD

Leanne has been a Director since May 2016. She is a member of the Services Committee.

Leanne is a Principal at Nous with a focus on consultancy services for government and leads Nous’ NSW Office.

Prior to joining Nous in 2009, Leanne worked for over 30 years in the NSW public sector including being appointed as Deputy Director General, Public Sector Workforce Office with the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet and Director, Primary and Community Health for NSW Health.

In 2014 Leanne was awarded a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Leanne is currently Chair of the Boards for Jannawi Family Services and Jannawi Connections.


Zoe Brissett

Zoe has been a Director since August 2016.

Zoe is currently an Advisory Member on the NSW Disability Council and is Marketing Communications Specialist at Salesforce. Prior to this, Zoe has six years experience working in disability policy and research within the non-governmental organisation sector.

Zoe graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Social Inquiry), and has a Diploma in Media and Communications from TAFE (2007).

Zoe is passionate about driving change for people with disability, improving rights, inclusion and awareness, and removing barriers.