Our board is made up of volunteers, who either have cerebral palsy themselves, have a family member with cerebral palsy or simply have an interest. Our board members have a wide range of experience including business, academic and strategic skills.
President - Jayne Ward
Jayne is the Head of Performance, Talent & Rewards at Australia Post and leads a team of HR experts who are creating the next evolution of a Total Reward strategy at Australia Post.
Prior to joining Australia Post, Jayne was a Director in the People Advisory Services team at Ernst & Young where she advised clients on a range of people, culture and governance related strategy and change management issues.
She is passionate about making a difference in her community particularly in the areas of diversity, inclusiveness and equality. She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute, a Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jayne and her husband have four grown up daughters between them and one grandson.
Vice President - Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin
Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin is a senior researcher in health at Deakin University and the Principal Researcher of his own consultancy, Gaskin Research. Cadeyrn has postgraduate qualifications in business management and psychology. In his doctorate, he investigated the meanings and experiences physical activity in the lives of adults with cerebral palsy from a psychosocial perspective. With a strong human rights focus underpinning much of his work, he is currently involved with several research projects, primarily in the areas of disability and mental health. Cadeyrn has cerebral palsy.
Treasurer - Richard Halpin
Richard is recently retired after spending nearly 37 years with ExxonMobil, the last 11 years overseas. He has worked in a variety of senior financial related roles with a strong focus on leadership, governance and best practice.
He is very motivated to contribute his corporate experience to the not-for-profit sector, and especially CSPN, given his sister's challenges with cerebral palsy.
He is married with three great children, and loves all kinds of sport.
Louise is a passionate and caring mother of 3 who is an advocate for the wellbeing and holistic development of young people with a disability. She is driven by a strong desire to ensure people with CP and their families access the best possible support, and access education and development opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential.
Louise's first hand experiences are both innovative and inspiring and she provides valuable insight into how programs can be tailored to meet individual needs. She has demonstrated a commitment to raising her daughter with a strong focus on establishing social networks.
Louise is a past board member of Belmore Special School where she was actively involved in the oversight of a special needs school of 48 students. In her spare time Louise enjoys spending with her husband and daughter Eliza at their beach house at Philip Island.
Mathew is a Consultant at Crescendo Partners, a strategy consulting firm which provides strategic advice to senior executives of large scale corporations and private equity firms. He has a Double Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Finance.
Mathew is passionate about making a positive impact to society, particularly as it relates to equality and improving human welfare. When not working, he can be found reading, travelling or tinkering on engineering projects such as building a drone, sending a balloon into space or building an air-to-water harvesting device.
Claire is an experienced leader in ICT and Digital, with a passion for customer and commercial outcomes. She currently leads a diverse team of experts at AGL Energy, focusing on the operation and optimisation of customer facing digital channels.
Prior to joining AGL Energy, Claire’s career spanned Public Relations, Media and Marketing Communications. She thrives in heavily disrupted environments and uses her creativity to drive new thinking and re-imagine the status quo.