Our Team

Our team’s professional expertise, combined with their passion for equality enables us to provide a strategic and holistic approach to the services we offer, in order to build the capacity and well-being of individuals, families, carers and communities through advocacy and support services.

KARRYN GOODE

CEO

With a comprehensive background in the employment services industry, Karryn is fuelled by passion for social justice and individual empowerment.

Karryn has been a member of our Board since 2012, serving as our Chairperson since October 2015 to December 2018. Karryn started as our CEO in early 2019, and with her appointment, RIAC is looking at opprotunities to continue to grow and assist our most vulnerable Australians to have their voices heard.

AMANDA ROBINSON

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER/DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION MANAGER

Amanda is a passionate advocate with a long history in working within the collaborative recovery model of mental health. Amanda also has a flair for creativity and business, and previously moved from her advocacy/NDIS Appeals role at RIAC to our Quality Assurance Manager.

Amanda further has commenced a Management role for the Disability Royal Commission and oversees the RIAC Disability Royal Commission Advocate.

DARYL SLOAN

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MANAGER

Daryl is RIAC’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isander Advocacy Manager. Daryl oversees two passionate advocates in the team and he is well connected to both his community and country. Daryl has a unique way of using narrative to assist people tell their stories whilst feeling safe and heard. Daryl’s wealth of knowledge in his community, culture and the sector is incredible. Daryl is a true asset to the executive team.

NICOLE JAMES

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Nicole started out at RIAC as a fierce NDIS Appeals and Reviews Advocate, and quickly made her way to the NDIS Appeals Manager.

Nicole’s role as Operations Manager overlooks our NDIS appeals, general advocacy and access and support programs to ensure its smooth operation. Nicole has an extensive background in disability, teaching and advocacy and has a passion for social justice and change.

SANDRA BOYD

OFFICE MANAGER

Sandra is RIAC’s office manager who oversees all of our financial operations and other office requirements. Sandra is one of the cogs that keeps the machine turning, and she always provides a positive contribution to the overall operation of RIAC.

Our Board

Vale Edmund Wong

It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing of RIAC Director, Edmund Wong.
Edmund has been an active member of the RIAC board for 5 years. The past 2 years has seen him take on the role of Chair of the Board and has given his time to assist several sub committees. He also gave his time to eight other boards in various roles from treasurer to company director.

In his corporate career Edmund held senior executive roles including Managing Director and Vice President with multi nationals including Hewlett-Packard and Thomas Reuters over the past thirty years.

Edmund has always been generous with his time and we extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Jayde, son Xavier, family and friends.

PETER CARKEEK

CHAIRPERSON

An extensive career inside the education sector combined with a passion for equality led Peter to join our Board in July 2017.

ALBERT AMADEI

VICE CHAIRPERSON

MARCUS BLEECHMORE

SECRETARY

Marcus is an experienced public affairs professional who has worked across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. 
Marcus has over twenty years’ experience working at the highest level with decision makers, including Ministers, CEOs, and senior management. Over that time he has built a solid understanding and appreciation of what it takes to lead, make an impact and achieve results.
His various roles have involved research, policy, media, government relations, business development, strategic program and project management and his skills include strategy development, advocacy and engagement, issues management and the preparation of submissions and presentations.

SOPHIE RATNATUNGA

ORDINARY MEMBER

In addition to her extensive Human Resources career, Sophie has many years of voluntary community service experience.  This in addition to her strong passion for equality led Sophie to join our Board in March 2017.

MICHAEL CURTIS

ORDINARY MEMBER

Combining an extensive accounting career within the public sector with his own personal experiences, Michael has been on our Board since 2015.  His passion for a connected community sees him play a key role in a large number of community groups.

MICHELLE CHURCH

ORDINARY MEMBER

 

DAVID WU

TREASURER

David is a career banker and strategic thinker with experience in the Banking & Finance, IT & Telco sectors.

He brings to the non-profit community extensive experience in roles including Chair, Treasurer, Non-Executive Director and General Board Member with his focus on Sustainability and Good Governance.

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