Our Executive Team

Jacquie Thomson

Jacquie Thomson
Chief Executive Officer

Jacquie joined Ability Centre as Chief Executive Officer in September 2018. She has held a wide range of senior strategic leadership roles for the past two decades at Lotterywest. She is committed to the not for profit sector and developing our community as one that is inclusive, strong and socially rich. Jacquie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) from Curtin University, a Graduate Certificate in Management from Deakin University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Darren Cutri

Darren Cutri
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Darren joined Ability Centre in May 2016. His experience includes Director of Finance Perth Diocesan Trustees, Financial Controller Central Systems Pty Ltd / Resource Development Group Ltd, Financial Controller Pluton Resources Ltd, Chief Finance Officer / University Secretary The University of Notre Dame Australia, and an extensive stint at St John of God Health Care as Group Manager Accounting Services, Joint Acting Group Director Finance, Finance Manager.

 

Tamsyn Howard

Tamsyn Howard
Chief People Officer

Tamsyn joined Ability Centre in January 2018 in the role of Chief People Officer. Tamsyn is a strategic Human Resources professional specialising in fostering values based cultures with a focus on driving innovation, service improvement and productivity in conjunction with best practice leadership and management. Tamsyn’s career in People and Culture has spanned more than two decades, and has most recently involved delivering a restructure of the Northern Territory Department of Health.

 

Bronwyn Fitzgerald

Bronwyn Fitzgerald
Chief Customer Officer

Bronwyn Fitzgerald commenced as Chief Customer Officer with Ability Centre in February 2019. Bronwyn has significant experience in strategic planning, business development and innovation, with 25 years’ experience across government, not-for-profit, health and disability sectors. Bronwyn is passionate about developing organisational vision and growth and has achieved this at a clinical level as part of a multidisciplinary health professional team and at an Executive and Board level. Bronwyn holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from Curtin University.

 

Sue Theunissen

Sue Theunissen
Executive General Manager
Community Services

Sue joined Ability Centre in 2013 as Manager Community Services. Sue has more than 15 years’ experience in leadership roles within the Non-Government Sector including disability, homelessness, education and crime prevention. She is passionate about empowering people and communities to maximise their potential and create change. Sue holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences – double major Psychology and Sociology and Bachelor of Arts - Psychology Honours.

 

Melissa Boekhoorn

Melissa Boekhoorn
Executive General Manager
Therapy Services

Melissa joined Ability Centre is 2014 as Regional Manager – North. Prior to joining Ability Centre, Melissa worked in a number of senior Speech Pathology roles with a key focus on Early Intervention for children with disability across health, disability and education sectors. Melissa is passionate about building and developing her team to deliver the best outcomes for customers. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing) and Diploma of Management.

 

Steve Waddingham

Steve Waddingham
Executive General Manager
Enterprise Services

Steve joined Ability Centre in June 2019. He has a strong commercial background having held senior roles in retail in Western Australia and South Australia as well as extensive business development experience in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a Master of Business Administration all from the University of Western Australia. Steve is also a member of the Australian Institute of Management and an active Justice of the Peace.