Executive Leadership Team

David Swain

Chief Executive Officer

RN DipBus BHlthSc MEd(AWE) GAICD Wharton AMP

David has a track record of leading and growing sustainable organisations with a strong focus on capacity building and connection to purpose. His career has focused on positively impacting the lives of those in need, whether arising from health crisis, disability, age, family violence, or lack of access to stable housing or social support.

David is a founding director and current Chair of the Community Services Industry Alliance and a Director of Guide Dogs Queensland. He has previously served on the boards of Churches of Christ in Queensland, Australian College of Ministry, and Drug ARM (now Healthy Options Australia).

David holds qualifications in business, health science, and education, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an alumnus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

David Swain CEO

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.

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

Leanne Rutherford

Executive General Manager
Home and Community

Leanne has dedicated her career to human services, particularly in support of vulnerable children, young people and families. Over the past 25 years, she has brought about significant change and improvement for both people working in the sector and those experiencing disadvantage.

Leanne has extensive management and leadership capability, developed through direct service delivery, senior leadership and industry advisory positions held across both the government and non-government sectors, including Queensland Government (child protection and youth justice), Churches of Christ Queensland (CofCQ), Life Without Barriers and the Community Services Industry Alliance Reform Council.

Throughout her career Leanne has been instrumental in the development of new approaches to supporting children, young people and families with complex support needs including the formation and successful delivery of a world-first social benefit bond program Youth CONNECT; whole-of-organisation governance frameworks including Practice Governance and Child Safe approaches; and introduction of an Individual Flexibility Agreement in Queensland to allow unique work arrangements and business continuity for essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leanne is deeply committed to ensuring all people are afforded the opportunity to live lives of purpose, connection, and fulfilment and to receive the support they need, how and when they choose.

Leanne Rutherford

Eric Teed

Executive General Manager
Service Delivery

With a career spanning more than 30 years across the human services, manufacturing, and human resource sectors in Australia and New Zealand, Eric is an experienced senior manager with capabilities in transformational change and leadership development.

Throughout his career Eric has established and led programs to develop people and performance outcomes, ensuring the continued success and improvement of frontline service delivery. He has held Senior Leadership positions with BOC South Pacific, ASX-listed company Ashley Services Group, SKF Group, Eagle Global Logistics and Toyota Motor Corporation, and from this understands the importance of leadership engagement for continuous frontline service improvement.

Eric is committed to engaging and empowering teams to deliver high quality frontline service and outcomes for people we support.

Eric Teed