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
  • Research and Evaluation

The Limbs 4 Life Board currently have a number of vacancies.

Join our dynamic organisation as we move into the future and continue to expand our services. We are currently seeking people with skills in:

  • Accounting and financial skills
  • Marketing and communications
  • Public relations and fundraising

If you are interested in applying for a role on the Board please read the Information Pack and download the Key Selection Criteria.

  • Natalie Sullivan | Adj. Assoc. Prof, MHA, FACHSM, GAICD, CHE, BPO

    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 Chief Executive of a National Health and Social Services organisation. She also established 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 20 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 | Adj. Assoc. Prof, MHA, FACHSM, GAICD, CHE, BPO
  • Brad Thomas OAM PLY MAICD
    Deputy Chair

    A former elite Paralympic athlete, I am passionate about a culture of coaching, the power of stories for business, and clarity of vision. My core skills are in Sales, Marketing & Communication, Raising Capital, Financial Management, Corporate Governance and Risk Management.

    I have more than 6 years’ experience leading and growing an ASX listed software company with experience in corporate governance, risk and financial management. I have a business network of more than 3500 contacts across many sectors of Australian industry.

    I have previous board experience with the Amputee Sporting Association of Australia and report into the board of ASX listed Prophecy International Holdings Limited as Global CEO with operations across 5 countries.

    Brad Thomas OAM PLY MAICD
  • Natasha MacKenzie | BBus

    Natasha graduated 20 years ago with a Bachelor of Business. She was snapped up by the Department of Treasury and Finance as a graduate accountant and had the opportunity to move around various Departments within the State Government. She also completed her CPA studies in this time and become a full CPA after the further two and a half years of required study. Throughout her career, she has had opportunities to work in large corporate companies, not for profits, and public practice.

    She has been an analyst, an accountant, a CFO and an auditor, to name just some of her extensive experience. Now she utilises her knowledge and experience to help small and medium business realise their full potential with her own business, MCM Business Solutions.

    Natasha MacKenzie | BBus
  • Helen Connor | BPhysio
    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 | BPhysio
  • Natasha O'Callaghan-Koneska | LLB, BCom, GDippLegalPrac, GDipAppCorpGov(QCSPC), GDipRiskMgt, GAICD
    Ordinary Member

    Natasha is General Counsel at V/Line Corporation, Australia’s largest regional public transport operator. She is also Co-Founder of White Valley Animal Rescue Sanctuary.

    Natasha brings an in-depth understanding of the Private, Public and Not-for-profit sectors with a strong focus on providing services to our communities, capitalising on opportunities, and finding innovative solutions to achieve strategic objectives.

    With Natasha’s late father-in-law Mike O’Callaghan having had a close connection with Limbs 4 Life, Natasha is passionate about ensuring Limbs 4 Life awareness and reach continues to grow and make an important difference to the community and people’s lives.

    Natasha O'Callaghan-Koneska | LLB, BCom, GDippLegalPrac, GDipAppCorpGov(QCSPC), GDipRiskMgt, GAICD
  • Dr. Wilma Gallet | PhD, M. Soc. Sci
    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.

    Dr. Wilma Gallet | PhD, M. Soc. Sci
  • Rachel Allen GAICD, MBA, BPsych
    Ordinary Member

    Rachel has more than 15 years experience in personal injury and disability insurance. Her experience spans regulators, insurers and service providers. During this time she has led various operational and state-based teams.

    Rachel hold’s a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rachel is passionate about using her skills and experience to serve the community and support improved quality of life for people living with an injury or disability.

    Rachel has experience serving on various other not for profit boards including The MS Society of SA & NT and Community Justice Services SA.

    Rachel Allen GAICD, MBA, BPsych
  • Dr Frances Henshaw B.Sc. (hons) Ph.D.
    Ordinary Member

    An experienced clinician, researcher and scientist, Frances has over 20 years of clinical experience as a Podiatrist and a PhD in wounds. Frances’ research can be found in papers in peer reviewed journals, conference presentations, and as contributions to diabetes care guidelines. Working at the coalface she has seen the effects of foot ulceration and is passionate about improving the lives of people with wounds and amputations. She also happens to be the aunty of an amputee.

    Dr Frances Henshaw B.Sc. (hons) Ph.D.
  • Sara Shams BBiomedSc MPharm
    Ordinary Member

    Sara is a disability advocate, speaker, model, and health care professional. Growing up as a bilateral through knee amputee, the lack of visible representation of people with disabilities impacted how Sara perceived herself and identified with her disability. Combining her professional experience, education, and lived experience of disability, Sara is determined to change the narrative around people living with disabilities in every industry and platform.

    A pharmacist and member of multiple advisory boards, Sara has a background in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, with experience in project management, stakeholder engagement and relationship management. She has worked in the development of evidence-based policy and programs. As a person with lived experience of disability, Sara has a genuine understanding of the issues and benefits of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Sara believes taking an intersectional approach to addressing societal challenges will result in improved outcomes and quality of life for all individuals.

    Sara Shams BBiomedSc MPharm