Who We Are

Our People

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Wasley, BSc PGDipRehab MBA


Sister Margaret Noone, AM IBVM

Executive Management Committee

Michael Wasley, Chief Executive Officer
Jane Baker, Office Manager and PA to the CEO
Kara Briggs, General Manager – Planning and Improvement
Rebecca Cowan, General Manager – Fundraising & Communications
Richard Hanson, Business Manager
Sue Kearney, Hospice Manager
Rachel Ficinus, Family Support Team Manager
Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager


Peter Polson (Chair)
Dr Susie Gibb

Dr Adam Scheinberg

Therese Robinson

Rhys Jewell
Heidi Roberts
Wendy Thorpe



The Foundation is a network of supporters who raise the profile of Very Special Kids and identify influential contacts and potential supporters. Its members are:

Glenn Carmody (Chair)
Michael Wasley
Neville Azzopardi
Phil Endersbee
Hamish Rotstein
David Gibbs

Claudia Haeger
Matthew Koce

Andrew Macmillan

Andrew Perry
David Szeleczky
John-Paul Whitbread
Justin Whitford

Suzie McInerney

Life Governors

Life governorship has been conferred on the following members without whose efforts Very Special Kids would not exist in its present form:

Mr Rod Bennett
Prof. Glenn Bowes
Ms Jane Fenton, AM
Mrs Paula Fox, AO
Mr David Jones, AO, OBE, KSJ

Ms Connie Kimberley
Mr Roger Nicholson OAM, (deceased)
Sr. Margaret Noone, AM IBVM
Mr Andrew Penn

Life Members

Life membership has been conferred on the following members who have given a substantial special contribution over a period of years and whose efforts have significantly affected the work of Very Special Kids:

David Agnew
Gary Anderson
Dr Elizabeth Carew-Reid, OAM
The Hon Peter Costello, AC
Robert Davey
Chris Gillman
Janet Hawkins, OAM
John Hope
David King
Professor Sharon Goldfield
Dr Doug Bryan

Bill Le Lievre (deceased)
Keera Le Lievre (deceased)
Dr Annie Moulden, OAM
John Nairn
Maureen O’Keefe-Anders
Dr John Rogers, AM
Wendy Swift
Jim Wilson