Board of Management

Limbs 4 Life is governed by a voluntary Board of Management who oversee the organisation in accordance with its Constitution.

The Board is comprised of individuals from corporate, community, health, legal, financial and non-profit sectors.  

The Board’s responsibilities include ensuring:

  • accountability to stakeholders and its members;
  • that the organisation acts legally and ethically; 
  • management and mitigation of risk;  
  • compliance monitoring; and, 
  • raising community awareness. 

The Board of Management have established a number of Sub-Committees to oversee specific areas of governance and strategy. The Sub-Committees include:

  • Audit and Risk
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Nominations and Remuneration
  • Natalie Sullivan
    Chair

    Natalie is an Adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University. She has a Masters of Health Administration and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

    Natalie is currently an Executive Director in a large not-for-profit private health service. Over the past 13 years, she has held executive roles in both the public and private health sector. In her current role she has responsibility for developing and driving the strategy and operations of 5 hospital sites and a range of community based programs, as well as allied health and patient experience across the organisation.

    Key responsibilities include: developing business growth strategy, establishing and monitoring key performance targets, managing clinical and business risk and leading multiple teams to deliver operational performance. Natalie is passionate about improving access to high quality health care for all.

    Natalie Sullivan
  • Alicia Salvo
    Deputy Chair

    Alicia is a qualified lawyer who has worked at a top-tier law firm for the last seven years specialising in dispute resolution and commercial litigation, advising a broad range of clients from small, not-for-profit organisations to some of the largest global corporations. Alicia has many years of experience working with corporate community grants programs and has strong roots in the Australian not-for- profit sector.

    Alicia Salvo
  • Ken Scott
    Treasurer

    Ken is semi-retired with a desire to put something back into the community.

    Ken’s early background involved 15 years as a Chartered Accountant specialising in small business and management consulting. He has also held several senior level positions in the financial services industry specialising in property development joint ventures. Ken brings a wealth of commercial business experience to the table together with strong desire to assist with the growth and development of Limbs 4 Life.

    Ken Scott
  • Anne Niven
    Ordinary Member

    Anne is a Chartered Accountant specialising in taxation and currently heading the tax group of an ASX 50 listed company. Prior to that, she was a tax partner in a Big 4 accounting firm. Anne is experienced in working with legislation, developing practical resolutions to tax or accounting issues, and in working with government bodies to develop or amend legislation to give the desired policy outcome.

    Anne Niven
  • Gordon Ireland
    Ordinary Member

    Gordon is a qualified and experienced business advisor and trainer with a focus on home based and small to medium size enterprises. Gordon currently provides business directions for entrepreneurial minded, self-employed and business owners to improve and maximise their competitive advantage.

    Gordon has a long career in both the private and public sectors and is currently engaged with the Kangan Institute and Box Hill Institute providing services related to the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS), Apprentice to Business Program (A to B program), Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS), and the National Australia Bank Micro Enterprise Loans. (Gordon is also a recipient of the NAB Microenterprise Business Mentor Award for 2015).

    Gordon Ireland
  • Helen Connor
    Ordinary Member

    Helen is a physiotherapist working in a Metropolitan public hospital. She has extensive experience working with amputees in the clinical setting. Helen is passionate about assisting amputees to achieve their goals and reclaiming their independence; while encouraging amputees to explore ways to maintain the benefits they achieve during rehabilitation to pursue healthier lifestyle options in the longer term.

    Helen Connor
  • David Johnson
    Ordinary Member

    David is a technology specialist with over 20 years’ experience as a programmer and creative technologist in some of Australia's premier traditional and digital advertising agencies.

    He specialises in data, analytics, social media, and accessibility. He has worked as a passionate volunteer for numerous non-profit organisations, including animal rights organisation Australian Association for Humane Research, human rights organisation Reprieve, and for 4 years was a key member of the Mercy Campaign team who campaigned tirelessly for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

    David Johnson
  • Ruth Johnston
    Ordinary Member

    Ruth is married to Gary who is an amputee which drives her passion for amputees and the organisation. Ruth has been employed in the Banking and Finance industry for nearly 30 years. Experienced in running large teams and managing multi-million dollar budgets. Specialising in supplier relationships, logistics and Industry engagement. Ruth has held a number of senior management positions.

    Ruth Johnston