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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.
B.Ed, Dip. Teach, M.B.A, FAICD
David has more than 20 years’ experience in education, government, business and community sectors and was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study community development and contemporary social service business models.
In 1998, David founded Community Solutions Inc and now has oversight of Endeavour Foundation’s Community Solutions Group, which consists of a number of organisations, including the Community Solutions Group Ltd, Acclaim, SkillsPlus, BRACE and TORGAS.
FAICD, FCPA, MBA, B.Bus, JP (Qual)
Mark is a finance executive of 25 years, a fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has worked in the professional services, manufacturing, retirement living, retail, and membership services sectors. Mark was Chairman of John Paul College and Queensland government’s Arts Investment Advisory Board and has been a board member of Queensland Ballet Company. In the not-for-profit sector he serves as a director for organisations focusing on mental health, homelessness and international student accommodation.
Paula has over 20 years leading multidisciplinary teams in the people and culture expertise. Paula is a Fellow Certified Practising Human Resources Professional and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has extensive experience in leading the implementation of significant change in organisations across varied sectors including mining, employment, health and not for profit.
As an executive leader, Paula demonstrates commercial strategies with a strong value alignment to enable a whole of business approach. Leveraging her MBA, her expertise is in developing and implementing business strategy, risk and systems to ultimately align ‘people’ (customers and employees) to deliver best in class outcomes.
In the not-for-profit sector, Paula serves as a director for organisations focusing on mental health, suicide bereavement and homelessness. Other than her professional commitments, and her genuine passion for people, her family and her fitness also form a significant part of her world.
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.
Kerin’s background is in people and culture, strategy and operations with a focus on major change programs. Her 17 years’ of experience span diverse sectors including recruitment, law, technology and disability services. More recently she has worked with business owners, CEOs and Boards to realise organisational vision, in particular in businesses undergoing significant change.
At Endeavour Foundation, Kerin has led an entirely new approach to service delivery under the NDIS whilst maintaining business-as-usual operations across a diverse portfolio of services including supported accommodation, day services, supported employment and commercial business services.