Our Executive Team

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 and a Graduate Certificate in Management from Deakin University.


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

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.


Bron 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

Acting 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.