Executive Leadership Team

Andrew Donne

Chief Executive Officer

BBus

Andrew Donne was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2016, following more than a decade of senior leadership within the organisation.

Andrew’s priorities are to ensure the needs and interests of people with a disability and their families are first and foremost in all our decisions; to implement strategic changes so that our services and structure are well-suited to the NDIS; and to honour our legacy by ensuring we are financially strong for the future.

Since 2004 Andrew was responsible for the overall management of our Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs), instigating opportunities for a number of major new commercial contracts which offered both valuable employment opportunities for people with a disability and stronger commercial viability for the organisation.

Under Andrew’s leadership, Endeavour Foundation became the largest employer of people with a disability in Australia, providing support to more than 2,350 people in the workplace.

Andrew holds extensive commercial experience from Linfox Transport, Shell, Pacific Dunlop and McDonalds.

Andrew Donne

Steve Waters

Executive General Manager
Sales and Marketing

Steve’s career focus is business growth, with over 20 years experience in managing customer functions like Sales, Service, Marketing, Product and Business Development.

Over this time Steve has worked in a wide range of organisations to grow their impact through acquiring, retaining and deepening relationships with customers, developing new offerings and increasing penetration across markets.

Steve has extensive senior management experience in organisations such as Sunsuper, CUA and Suncorp and has also held board positions for smaller not-for profit organisations. From this Steve understands the importance of effective governance and in particular strategy, financial and risk management.

Steve is passionate about helping people achieve their best.

Steve Waters

Bradley Cameron

Executive General Manager
Strategy and Development

BBus

Bradley’s career has focused on strategy, marketing and commercial performance having developed innovative products, strategies and plans to deliver commercial stakeholder returns and improved engagement with measurable and successful results.

His approach is insight led and focused on value outcomes for customers, holding extensive experience across multiple industries both domestic and international, working with BP, Origin Energy, QLD Government and Consulting Services for a number of businesses both commercial and for-purpose.

Brendan Klasen

Executive General Manager
Information and Communication Technology

BCompSci, MMgmt (IT)

Brendan is an executive technology leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the strategic planning, design, build, operation and optimisation of enterprise technology solutions.

He has global experience working across industries including natural resources, manufacturing, education, aged care and non-profit organisations. His professional background includes a variety of technical and leadership roles with organisations including BHP, United Group Limited and the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Brendan has also provided independent consulting services supporting customers in the aged care, education and disability services sectors.

Brendan is passionate about leading and developing diverse teams to deliver high performance outcomes. He highly values and actively practices stakeholder engagement, organizational change management, project management and communications in pursuit of sustainable and effective technology solutions.

David Blower

Executive General Manager
Finance

MBA, FCPA, GAICD

David has over 20 years' experience leading multidisciplinary teams in a range of sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, health, wholesale distribution and retail. He has a track record of delivering positive business outcomes across strategic and operational planning, business transformation, financial and operational performance and culture change and development.

With Senior Executive and Non-Executive Director experience throughout Queensland, Australia and New Zealand, David's skills span governance, organisational structure, acquisitions, strategic management, operations, cultural development, IT, finance, branding and more, across diverse industries.

Tom Mangan

General Manager
Community Solutions Group

BA, GRAD CERT Business, GRAD Securities Institute of Aus, GRAD AICD

Tom has over 30 years’ experience in the employment, recruitment, business and community sectors and is the General Manager of Community Solutions Group (an innovative community service organisation that amalgamated with Endeavour Foundation in October 2014).

An active Board member of AEN, NAEN and CoAct (including Governance Committee), Tom is also on the Boards of the entities that form the Community Solutions Group (Acclaim, TORGAS, SkillsPlus, BRACE and Community Solutions). Tom also brings an established network across industry, recruitment and government agencies.

Tom has significant leadership experience at state and national levels in a range of senior roles. This includes over 10 years in employment services and mainstream recruitment and six years as a Recruitment Director at Hudson Global and previous experience in the manufacturing, building products and financial services sectors. Tom has a proven history of implementing and driving successful organisational change.

Tom has developed an excellent understanding of the balance between the importance of the work we do and the commercial realities of the challenging environment in which we operate.

Shannon Richards

Executive General Manager
People and Culture

Shannon has 28 years of experience in public sector, mining, manufacturing, health, oil and gas, and professional services. She is highly regarded for leadership on complex people management issues, developing and delivering operational and cultural transformation programs, and expertise in industrial relations, complex negotiations and change management. In her previous role as Chief People and Culture Officer at the City of Gold Coast, Shannon delivered a strategic workforce plan and readiness program for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a Strategic People Plan, among many achievements.

Shannon has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and has completed postgraduate studies in Leadership and Management and Legal Practice.

Most importantly Shannon is committed to working to the benefit of the community and brings enormous enthusiasm for the opportunities of leading our #teampossible.

Shannon Richards