At Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation) our Board are all champions for people with a disability.
B App Sc, MBA, MPH, GAICD
B. Com, CPA, GAICD
B. Com, CPA, GAICD
BSc (Hons), MBA, GAICD
GAICD, Dip. Business
BSC (Hons), Grad Dip Comm Mgt, MAppSc, (Comm Mgt), Grad Cert Mgt, GAICD
B.Eng (Hons), Chemical Engineering
Profile information for key people in the Aruma
Ex-officio Member, Audit & Risk Committee
Ex-officio Member, Customer Experience & Outcomes Committee
Ex-officio Member, Governance & Remuneration Committee
Ex-officio Member, NSW Land Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee
Candice Charles is an experienced Chair with a career in the financial, health and community sectors. She has held directorships in several for-purpose organisations since 2002, building her expertise in corporate governance, strategy, financial management and clinical governance.
Candice has held senior leadership positions in the financial services sector at National Australia Bank and Transport Accident Commission, and in health and community service organisations including Good Shepherd Microfinance, Breast Cancer Network Australia. Candice has also run her own consulting business.
She was previously Chair of The Tipping Foundation, Deputy Chair of the North Richmond Community Health Centre, Chair of Out Doors Inc and a director of YWCA Victoria.
Candice has a Masters Degree in Public Health and Business Administration from the University of Melbourne.
Chair, Audit & Risk Committee
Leanne Dreves is a finance, governance, and risk professional. She has extensive experience as a director and senior executive for leading organisations in the not-for-profit sector.
Leanne has held senior accounting and financial leadership roles in credit unions, charities and in public practice. She is currently Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of not-for-profit Act for Kids Limited, and its controlled entities. In addition, Leanne is Company Secretary for Abused Child Foundation Limited.
Leanne is a non-executive director of Roses in the Ocean, Australia’s leading lived experience of suicide organisation. She was previously a non-executive director of House with No Steps.
Leanne is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).
Member, Audit & Risk Committee
Andrea Tustin is a strategic, operational, and commercially focused finance professional. She has extensive financial, commercial, technical, project and management experience across a diverse range of organisations and sectors in Australia, South Africa and UK.
Andrea is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Uniting Church of Australia – Synod of NSW & ACT. Previously Andrea has held senior finance and leadership roles at Nextt Group, Southern Cross Care, Corum Group Australia, NSW Business Chamber, Gambro Pty Ltd, Dymocks and Deloittes.
Andrea is a non-executive director and treasurer of Can Too Foundation. She was previously a non-executive director of Take 3 Ltd.
Andrea is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chair, NSW Land Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee
Member, Human Rights Committee
Samantha Male is an experienced director and senior business executive. She has particular experience in community housing, having worked at a senior management and Board level across the UK and Australia.
Samantha currently runs her own consultancy business, leading transformation projects within the social services sector. She lives in rural Australia running a family Avocado Farm. Previously Samantha held senior executive roles with Link Housing, Mission Australia Housing and Genesis Housing Group.
She was formerly an executive director of Pathmeads Residential Ltd and Orchard & Shipman PLC (UK), and a non-executive director of House with No Steps and Berkshires Women’s Aid.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) and graduated with an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in 2011.
Chair, Customer Experience & Outcomes Committee
Member, Human Rights Committee
Chris Edwards is a manager and director with extensive experience across the human services sector. He has specific expertise in disability inclusion and improving organisation performance in service delivery.
Chris is currently Manager, Government Relations and Advocacy for Vision Australia. He has performed a range of strategic and operational management roles for Vision Australia and has previously worked for Nous Group, a leading Australian professional services firm.
Chris’s prior board appointments include a non-executive director of The Tipping Foundation Ltd, Retina Australia (Victoria) and Disability Attendant Support Service Incorporated (DASSI), including two years as Chair of DASSI.
Chris is a Seeing Eye Dog handler and works in partnership with his Seeing Eye Dog, Eva.
Chair, Governance & Remuneration Committee
Maura Boland is a leader, strategic thinker, and influencer with expertise across all aspects of management and corporate governance including strategic planning, policy development, social and capital program design and administration, regulation, and project governance.
Currently Maura is a director of The Insight Partnership, a management consultancy specialising in collaboration for strategic results in areas of positive social and environmental impact. Maura has held a range of executive positions in the NSW Government, most recently as Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Policy in the then Family and Community Services and has extensive experience in government and human services. She has successfully led and guided change and innovation across housing, health, disability, environment, planning and other government portfolios.
Her non-executive director positions have included the House with No Steps and ANROWS.
She is an Executive Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).
Member, Customer Experience & Outcomes Committee
Member, NSW Land Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee
Malcolm Kinns is an experienced director and education executive. He has held senior leadership roles in the vocational and higher education sectors and had an extensive career building and improving technology driven education.
Malcolm is currently Chief Executive Officer of Generation Australia, an independent not-for-profit focussed on transforming education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers. Previously Malcolm has worked with a variety of educational institutions including Think Education Group, Edinburgh Business School and FBOL Solutions, where he consulted to Universities and other education institutions on business growth strategies and best practice design principles for the delivery of blended and online learning.
Malcolm has also held advisory board roles on the Classic Wallabies Indigenous Exchange, supporting young Indigenous Australians to undertake volunteer assignments in South Africa as well as the NSW Rugby Learn, Earn, Legend program.
Malcolm holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Chemical Engineering from The University of Edinburgh.
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