Our People

The Team

At The Spiers Centre we believe our people are our strength and integral part of all aspects of our organisation. Their individual commitments, skills, compassion and dedication makes it possible for us to achieve our vision of strong, caring and resilient communities. To us, “valuing people” is not just a slogan, it's an integral part of how we deliver our services.

Executive
​GAELLE GOUILLOU  

CEO

Gaelle has worked in leadership roles for over ten years across the not-for-profit sector in many service areas including aged care, housing, workforce development, family services, indigenous and multicultural, youth services, refugee and migrants, community development and children’s services.

Gaelle has been the CEO of The Spiers Centre since March 2017 and has led strategic and operational optimisation with multidisciplinary knowledge and proficiency.

Board of Management

The Spiers Centre Inc. is governed by a Board of Management with a diverse skill set and business acumen providing ongoing guidance and direction, ensuring governance and the strategic vision of the organisation. The Board meets on a monthly basis and consist of sub-committees who regularly review our policies, legal and compliance regulations, risk management, financial management strategies and new projects. The board has a strong commitment to strong governance to ensure The Spiers Centre achieves its vision with utmost integrity.

GEORGE COWCHER, CHAIRPERSON

Finance and Audit Committee, Governance Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Library Studies), AMICDA 

Professional Profile: Volunteer positions with State Government, local government, not-for-profit, private business.

Skills and Experience: Governance; finances; strategic planning. 

AMY MAYER, DEPUTY CHAIR

Finance and Audit Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Speech Pathology; Masters of Applied Linguistics; Advanced Diploma of Management; Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance (currently studying)

Professional Profile: Assistant Director Risk and Resilience at the Department of Justice; Director Let’s Talk Speech and Language Services Pty Ltd.

Skills and Experience: Strategy, business growth, commercial negotiations, risk and governance.

SHELLEY LOERMANS, SECRETARY

Governance Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Mgt. Major); Grad Dip Construction Law (Hons).

Professional Profile: Senior Contracts Specialist, Fortesque Metals Group.

Skills and Experience: Contract interpretation; claims defense; proposal preparation.

NATASHA MORGAN, TREASURER

Finance and Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance); Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance 

Professional Profile: General Manager, Cura In-Home Care

Skills and Experience: Accountancy; banking; stockbroking. 

AMY BLUNDELL, MEMBER

Fundraising and Marketing Working Group

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies);Bachelor of Economics

Professional Profile:Community Development Manager, Satterley Property Group.

Skills and Experience: Community & stakeholder engagement, project/management, partnership brokerage, marketing & communications

MELISSA JOYCE, MEMBER

Risk Management Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Professional Profile: Partner, MinterEllison. 

Skills and Experience: Risk management; litigation management; contract interpretation. 

MARK CROOK, MEMBER

Fundraising and Marketing Working Group

Qualifications: Master of Industrial Relations, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Major)

Professional Profile: Over thirty years as a human resources and employees relations professional holding Senior Consultant and human resource positions 

Skills and Experience: Employee relations, performance management, negotiation, mediation, HR policy & strategy development and implementation, recruitment, talent management, mentoring, leadership development, organisational planning, design and change.