Our Board of Directors
Mr. Justin Scanlan
Justin Scanlan became involved with Ability Centre through a close personal friend whose son has CP. He initially helped with fundraising activities and was inspired by the work done by the Centre. Justin is a Partner in PwC Consulting. He has 15 years of management consulting experience across a range of market sectors, including Government, Health, Financial Services and Mining experience. Justin delivers strategy, technology and operational improvement consulting in Western Australia. He has previously worked with clients such as BHP Billiton, Patersons Securities, WA Health, WA Education Department, Department of Treasury WA, WA Police, Housing Authority and others. Originally from Ireland, Justin and his family came to Australia in 2007.
Mr. Daniel Butler
Daniel Butler is a senior associate with Lavan's Reconstruction, Recovery and Insolvency Team. He is experienced in insolvency and bankruptcy, personal property securities law, criminal property confiscation, intellectual property and general commercial advice and litigation. Daniel has worked on a wide variety of banking litigation and external administration matters with the firm’s banking and accounting clients. Daniel has completed the Insolvency Practitioners Association Advanced Insolvency Law and Practice course and has been admitted as a full member of the IPAA.
Mr. Mino Intini
Mino Intini is the Director for Regional Programs at the Department of Finance – Building Management and Works. Mino has held a number of senior positions across the State Public Sector, including Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Child Protection. He has also worked internationally providing advice to the Western Samoan and Australian Governments on matters of foreign aid. Mino’s expertise are in the areas of financial management, strategic planning and information management.
Ms. Priya Cooper
Priya Cooper is a 9-time Paralympic Gold medalist, business woman and mother of two. Ability Centre is an organization close to her heart because her son has CP and accesses services at Ability Centre. Priya aims to use her passion for improving the lives of people with disabilities across WA to enhance her contribution to Ability Centre’s Board. Since retiring from international competition, Priya has taken on a role on a number of Boards and runs a successful business in training and development with her husband Rod.
Mr. Glenn Mitchell
Glenn Mitchell has over 21 years as a sports broadcaster with the ABC, covering four Olympic, two Paralympic and four Commonwealth Games. As a senior broadcaster he was a longtime commentator of Test cricket, covering 12 overseas tours. He called over 900 WAFL and AFL football matches. In May 2011, Glenn resigned from the ABC following a mental breakdown. Glenn now travels the country presenting suicide prevention talks for the One Life Suicide Prevention Agency. He is also an ambassador for One Life and the Lung Institute of WA. Glenn also does freelance writing and commentating for media.
Mr. Gary McGrath
Gary McGrath has over 20 years’ experience in the Global Financial Services industry. Gary currently holds the position of General Manager Local Business Banking at Commonwealth Bank. The CBA Local Business Banking team focuses on securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of SME Business customers. Previously, Gary spent 15 years with American Express across Asia in a variety of senior leadership roles including Vice President and Head of Strategy based in Singapore, CFO Asean, CFO India and CFO Indonesia .Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds an MBA from Curtin University.
Mr. Robert McDonald
Robert McDonald has an adult daughter with cerebral palsy, who has been a client here at Ability Centre since 1994. Robert has over 32 years of experience working in a variety of different roles across the State public sector. hi s positions included Executive Director, WA Police; Chief Executive Officer, State Supply Commission; Director of Finance, WA Police. In 2009, Robert started a consulting business providing consultancy services in the fields of management, organisational design and business case review, financial and budgetary advice and has completed a number of public sector agency reviews. He is a non- executive Director of the Community First International Ltd. Rottnest Island Authority.
Ms. Kellie Hasluck
Kellie Hasluck has provided Western Australian businesses with communications advice for nearly 20 years, 13 as a founder and Director of Clarity Communications, one of Perth's leading corporate communications consultancies. Kellie now provides coaching and mentoring services to executives within major companies in the resources, engineering and financial services and not for profit sectors. Clients benefit from her honest and supportive feedback in order to reach their career and business goals. Kellie is an experienced public relations practitioner undertaking strategic planning, community consultation, media relations, and internal communications for large national and international organizations. Among the clients she has worked with are Telstra, Rio Tinto, European Space Agency and AMP.
Ms. Janelle Marr
Janelle Marr is Founder and Managing Director of StepBeyond, a boutique consultancy providing strategic advisory services to corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations across a range of sectors including health and social services; finance and insurance; transport; and energy and resources. With over 15 years’ experience as a strategist and consultant, Janelle has provided advisory services in Perth, Melbourne and London through the advisory arms of both KPMG and Ernst & Young. Janelle’s recent clients include Department of Health, RAC, Richmond Fellowship, Interchange, Activ Foundation, Silver Chain, Women’s Health and Family Services, Palliative Care, WA Ballet and People Who Care. In 2012 Janelle was awarded a coveted 40under40 WA Business News Award for significant contributions to community.
Ms. Maria Mansour
Maria Mansour has been a service user of Ability Centre from an early age and always knew she wanted to use her intellect and "voice" to make a difference in society. In 2007, Maria graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with honors from, and as Valedictorian of, the University of Notre Dame. Maria spent five years working in a private practice law firm focusing on commercial, legal work. She is currently undertaking the role of Senior Project Support Officer for the disability justice centre project, at the Disability Services Commission.
Mr. Ken Nylander
Ken Nylander has an adult son, who has been a client of Ability Centre since 1991. Ken retired in 2012 having spent over 40 years working in Federal and State government agencies. He spent the last 25 years working for Western Power and Synergy in a variety of senior management roles including customer advocacy, energy sales, operational management and information technology management. Ken has been involved in the disability field for many years, having served on two occasions for a total of 12 years· on the board of Activ Foundation. He was also a founding member of the Pilbara Community Living Association in Port Hedland in 1997. He has also served on committees with Ability Centre, and participated as a parent representative on the DSC review of Ability Centre in 2007/8.