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NADO Governance Board and Executive Team

NADO is governed by a Board of community representatives who have business, community and disability interests.

The NADO Board is elected each year according to our constitution. Its members oversee the governance of the organisation, bringing their individual experience and expertise to the job and safeguarding and directing NADO’s future.

The services of NADO are quality checked and verified against the NDIS Practice Standards by the National Quality and Safeguards Commission. Our commitment to the highest possible standards is also demonstrated by our staff team.

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Governance Board

The NADO Board honours the NADO vision by providing leadership and direction that safeguards the organisation and ensures its sustainability. This is achieved by upholding the following principles:

  • Integrity and fairness
  • Ethical and responsible governance
  • Loyalty to all stakeholders
  • Courage to innovate and advocate on behalf of people with disabilities
  • Respect for others through a willingness and ability to listen and understand the thoughts, ideas and concerns from all cultures, beliefs and value systems
Percy Madon
President Percy Madon commenced on the Board in 2013 and specialises in business leadership and management. Percy has worked with multinationals including IBM, PWC and E&Y and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He brings commercial experience and a passion for supporting people with disabilities. Percy’s commercial experience assists NADO’s transformation into a market-driven model under the NDIS.
Ray Dyer
Vice President and Secretary
Vice President and Secretary Ray Dyer commenced on the Board of NADO in 2010 and became President in 2014. Ray has been a long-time NADO supporter, bringing a well-rounded background of relevant professional experience in human resources, management, worker's compensation and training together with a personal interest in supporting people with disabilities to be included as valued members of our community.
Anil Puri
Treasurer Anil Puri commenced on the Board of NADO in 2014 and specialises in business development, financial management, organisational systems and team development. He is a trained accountant with a Masters of Management and has many years of experience working in corporate businesses. Anil is passionate about helping individuals and is committed to assisting NADO adapt and grow in a changing environment.
Rhonda Burke
Rhonda Burke commenced on the Board of NADO in 2000 and specialises in disability and carers' needs. Rhonda is a parent and carer of an adult son with a disability. In 2012, Rhonda received a Carer's Award and is an active member of the St Marys Carer's Group. Rhonda is dedicated to helping NADO thrive in supporting people with a disability. Rhonda is a strong advocate for people with a disability and carers, ensuring that their voices are heard.
Samual Arnold
Samuel Arnold commenced on the Board of NADO in 2017. He is a registered Psychologist and works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Program 3 of the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC). He is based at UNSW in the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN). Sam is passionate about the empowerment of people with disability to pursue a chosen valued life.
Vanessa Griffin
Vanessa Griffin was nominated as a Director to the NADO Board in 2019. Vanessa practised as a Registered Building Surveyor for over 20 years prior to specialising in the field of access, which was her passion and interest and is now a registered Access Consultant with AACA. She brings a skill set and knowledge to ensure the built environment is accessible for all and inclusive. Vanessa is a parent to a child with a genetic disability.

Executive Team

Denise Heath
Chief Executive Officer
Denise commenced at NADO in 2005 with a career background of coordinating and managing divisional areas of disability services. Her experience and tertiary qualifications in Business, Human Resources and Social Sciences bring together the leadership capabilities needed for the growth and evolutionary changes happening within the organisation itself and the sector.
Brooke Wilkie
General Manager - Operations
Brooke commenced at NADO in 2006 with a career background of service coordination and management with Aging Disability and Home Care. Brooke’s passion for creating opportunities that enhance the lives of people with a disability is demonstrated through the numerous and unique projects emerging including volunteer manager of the NADO Touch Football team.
Narendra Charan
Chief Finance Officer
Narendra commenced in 2014 to help position NADO towards greater financial stability in light of the income and process changes occurring as the nation changed to the NDIS. His career background in commercial accounting and the implementation of complex financial systems brings financial analysis capability to secure a financially sound future for NADO.
Julia Tierney
Human Resources Manager
Julia commenced in 2018 and brings to NADO over 14 years of HR expertise including Talent Management, Operational and Strategic HR Management, Performance Management and Workforce / Strategic Planning. Julia's knowledge is further enhanced with experience in managing business consolidations during acquisitions and merging of workforces in a seamless transition.
Linda Wilson
Community Engagement & Sponsorship Manager
Linda commenced in 2013 with a career background as an Executive Assistant including Event Management within the Corporate sector. In addition to the promotion and communication aspects, Linda promotes brand awareness within our local business community and builds on strengthening partnerships through networking and general engagement.
Deborah Ferreira
Marketing Manager
Deborah commenced in 2019 and has a broad corporate marketing background with a career experience across the health, financial services and entertainment industries. Deborah brings a multi-faceted approach across both online and offline platforms. Her unique and professional skill set will be used to maximize the growth and development of NADO within the not-for-profit sector.
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