Board of Management
Roberto is a highly experienced and skilled strategy and policy manager, and industry analyst. His range of skills and experience include: industry, economic and marketing analysis; finance and strategic systems analysis; project management and planning.
He has worked with a number of leading methodologies that have focused on improving the efficiency of working capital, increasing company and client profits, reducing cost structure(s), generating sales and expenditure forecasts, and ultimately leading to improving returns on investment. The methodologies include: standard accounting and analysis of current year financial results; application of Strategic Profit Models, Du Pont analysis, and the Balanced Scorecard approaches. From a business strategic planning perspective he is proficinet in techniques such as SWOT analysis; and particularly PESTLE analysis (consideration of political, economic, social and technological, with legislative/regulatory and environmental). In addition, this has also involved working with and to organizational specific internal and external benchmarking; and KPI development and analysis.
Roberto has worked with and for industry associations, employer organisations, and private management consulting firms. He has also sat on industry boards, and technical working parties.
He has been a Board member for 4 years.
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.
Helen is a physiotherapist working in a Metropolitan public hospital; she joined the board in 2009. 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.
Alicia is a qualified lawyer who has worked at a top-tier law firm for the last 7 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' experience working with corporate community grants programs and has strong roots in the Australian not for profit sector.
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, including 12 months in the USA. This was followed by a few years at senior executive level in the financial services industry specialising in property development joint ventures. This became the catalyst for branching into self-employment activities associated with retail property development projects.
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.
Natalie is a Prosthetist/Orthotist by clinical background. She has a Masters of Health Administration and is an Associate Fellow of the Australasia 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 11 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 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.
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).
David is a technology specialist with over 18 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.
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.