Beth Stewart-Wright

Division Manager Community Development

Beth has worked across a range of sectors, including disabilities, state government, international development, the refugee and asylum seeker sector, and community development. She has comprehensive experience overseeing programs and operations in the community sector and is a passionate proponent of grassroots engagement.

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Lynette McPherson

Executive Assistant and Delegated Secretary to the Board

Lynette joined the E-focus team in 2006 and moved into the Executive Assistant role in 2007, which involves administrative assistance to the Board, CEO and Executive Management team. Her main responsibilities are to ensure all business compliance is documented and reported to the Registering Government bodies (Consumer Affairs Victoria and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission – ACNC). Another facet to the role is ensuring all tender submissions, contracts and funding grant applications are executed and submitted on time.

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Michael Jansen

Division Manager Apprenticeships Matter

Michael Jansen has been General Manager of Apprenticeships Matter since 2003. Under his leadership, Apprenticeships Matter has established itself as a quality leader in Apprenticeship services and grown both the market for Australian Apprentices, and constantly increased its own market share. Michael brings over 25 years’ relevant business experience to this role, including three years managing a registered training organisation, 15 years in employment and training services and ten years heading up Apprenticeships Matter.

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Peter Carter

Division Manager Corporate Services

Peter is a Chartered Accountant with broad experience spanning across diverse industries from NFP’s to ASX listed public companies, followed by a number of years in the UK working primarily in the finance sector.

He has also worked in the Northern Territory building financial sustainability in remote Aboriginal communities including 12 months working in the community of Maningrida; Peter more recently assisted in the successful transitioning of the Perth Market Authority from a WA Government Agency into private ownership.

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Richard Mullaly

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Richard Mullaly is an experienced business consultant with an extensive background in administration and particular expertise in the health sector, leadership, and has had a number of interim CEO and COO appointments.

Richard currently sits on the Board of Connect Health and Community as the Deputy Chair, and is on the Board of De La Salle College in Malvern.

In the past Richard has worked as the EO of the Australia and New Zealand College of Perfusion; the Interim CEO at IPC Community Health; Transition CEO at Eastern Melbourne PHN, advisor to Murray PHN and advisor to the Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO).

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Susan Gorup

Division Manager Employment Services

Since returning to E-focus in 2006, Susan Gorup has held the position of Manager of Employment Programs, which includes Disability Employment Services (DES) through the WCN Consortium, ACCESS Program (subcontracted through Job Futures) and the Apprenticeships Connect Program.

Susan has worked in the employment sector since 2001 and brings a thorough understanding of the sector, well rounded skills and a drive to assist people find long term employment. She holds a Diploma of Management.


Vanessa Lister

Division Manager Training Services

Vanessa’s career has spanned NFP, charity and commercial sectors serving diverse industries including education, aviation, sales and community aid and development. Having led large and small teams to achieve Program, Corporate Services, Sales, Registered Training Organisation and business development goals, Vanessa fully recognises, values and acknowledges human resources as an organisation’s greatest asset.

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