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. She also has a clinical degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics.

    Natalie is currently the Principal Consultant of Alpha Crucis Group, a health management consulting organisation that focuses on clinical and corporate governance, service development, economic evaluation of services and change management. Natalie has extensive executive experience spanning 15 years in both the public and private healthcare sector.

    Natalie is passionate about improving health outcomes for all Australians and has a specific passion for supporting people living with limb loss. Joining the Board of Limbs 4 Life has reunited her with her clinical background.

    Natalie Sullivan
  • Alicia Salvo
    Deputy Chair

    Alicia is a senior lawyer who has more than ten years' experience working at a top-tier law firm specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, where she manages large teams of lawyers and works tirelessly to achieve the best strategic outcomes for her clients who range from some of the largest global corporations to smaller not for profit organisations for whom the firm works pro bono.

    Alicia's drive to advocate for people living with limb loss stems from the experiences of a close family member who is an amputee. Alicia also has many years of experience working with corporate community grants programs and has strong roots in the Australian not-for- profit sector.

    Alicia Salvo
  • Catherine Young
    Treasurer

    Catherine is a senior Commercial and Finance Executive, with a breadth of experience in senior finance and governance roles across large Corporates and Professional Services organisations. A Big 4 qualified Chartered Accountant and Senior Certified Finance and Treasury Professional, Catherine has extensive experience working with Boards and Management to enable significant business growth and delivery of commercial outcomes.

    Catherine currently works for a specialist financial services organization in a business development and asset management role, and has previously worked for two of the major banks in various Corporate Finance, Treasury and Audit, Risk and Compliance Roles. Catherine also has considerable industry experience across the Property, Infrastructure, Retail and Franchising sectors.

    Catherine is keen to contribute to the continued success of Limbs 4 Life.

    Catherine Young
  • 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
  • Ken Scott
    Ordinary Member

    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
  • 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
  • Scott Mitchell
    Ordinary Member

    Scott is a communication and events professional with ten years’ experience in the aviation industry, working for Australia’s air traffic control organisation, where he is responsible for customer and industry engagement, ensuring relationships with stakeholders are managed appropriately through meaningful and purposeful engagement. Scott has delivered a variety of large scale events at both a local, national and international level.

    Having been volunteering for over 15 years, Scott has a significant amount of experience in youth development, strategy management and volunteer engagement.

    Scott Mitchell
  • Wilma Gallet
    Ordinary Member

    Wilma has a breadth of experience in senior management positions within the public and community services sectors. She established The Salvation Army Employment Plus and as the founding CEO, was responsible for creating and building this enterprise from a zero base to the largest provider of employment services under the Government’s Job Network umbrella.

    Wilma has been a key policy influencer in the area of social reform and employment services and participated on a number of senior government committees, including the Welfare Reform Consultative Forum, Centrelink Community Reference Group and the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD). She has significant governance experience serving on various Boards; most recently the Hope for Life Suicide Prevention and Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia Boards.

    Wilma is married to Ren, a below knee amputee and has a strong commitment to improving options and quality of life for people living with limb loss. She has a Masters in Social Science and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

    Wilma Gallet
  • Mike Flower
    Ordinary Member

    Mike is an experienced professional with business acumen and commercial judgement gained from a variety of leadership roles across the banking, finance and professional services industries.

    While still involved in business consulting and executive coaching, Mike is an active Non-Executive Director, using his specific expertise in corporate governance, financial management and risk control to add value to organisations that are well-regarded for the broader community service that they provide.

    Mike is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Affiliated member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

    Mike Flower