Our People

Our Board and Leadership team are responsible for DSA’s strategy and goals

Our Board

Disability Services Australia (DSA) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scope Group.

The Scope (Aust) Ltd (Scope) Board is responsible for the overall governance of Scope, including its strategic direction, establishing goals for the organisation, and monitoring the achievement of these goals.

Four Directors of Scope Board, serve concurrently on DSA Board.

The DSA Board is composed of four Non-Executive Directors with expertise in corporate governance, risk management and strategic financial management; sector and sector leadership; government; strategic commercial experience; digital or technology implementation; marketing, fundraising and communications; change management; human resource management including industrial and employee relations and culture; law; and, experience as a person with a disability, or experience as a family member or carer of a person with a disability.

Gary Brinkworth, BEc, GAICD, Chair 

Professor Sanchia Aranda AM, PhD, MN, GAICD 

Brendan Earle, BA, LLB, AICD 

Marcell Judkins, BBus, FCPA, MBA, FAICD

For further information on Scope Board, please go to www.scopeaust.org.au/about-scope/board/ or contact Scope’s Company Secretary on 1 300 472 673.

Our Leadership Team

Just like every member of our 1,600-strong team, carry on the work of our founders, and are dedicated to delivering a service that is 100% focused on what you need.
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Kate Macrae

Chief Executive Officer

Kate joined Scope in April 2022. She has extensive experience in the disability and healthcare sectors, having held various executive and director roles.

Before joining Scope, Kate held the position of CEO with Able Australia. She guided the organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic and further established a supply chain of PPE for the sector.

With Able Australia, she established the Deafblind Centre of Excellence in 2019. The Centre is now a recognised leader in the field, actively collaborating with the World Health Organization, United Nations and Deafblind International to improve outcomes for people who are deafblind.

Kate has held various leadership roles with Vision Australia, LGA Associates, and clinical roles in mental health, neurology, and pediatrics.

Kate is also the founder and Chair of The CEO Collaboration, a membership body of 90+ NDIS providers.

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Lee Carpenter

Chief Operating Officer

John Preston

John Preston

Executive General Manager Community & Home Living


David Charles

Executive General Manager Employment Pathways & Packaging Solutions

Paul Herbert

Paul Herbert

Head of Technology Business Systems

Mike Churchman

Mike Churchman

Head of Finance

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