Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals with ASD.

Autism Queensland Limited Board of Directors

Mr Barry Dennien - Director, Chairman
Barry has an extensive association with the water resources industry in Queensland and is the Managing Director of businesses in the tourism and accommodation sector.  In addition, Barry and his family have for more than 20 years opened their home as foster carers to less fortunate children.

Mr Paul Stokes - Director, Chair Audit & Risk
Paul is an Associate Professor and qualified Physiotherapist with extensive leadership experience in the Australian Health, Disability and Employment industries spanning more than 20 years. Paul is the Managing Director of the Artius Group of companies which specializes in assisting people with disability to find and maintain sustainable employment. 

Ms Wendy McTainsh - Director
Wendy McTainsh has strong audit and risk governance skills and is experienced in board membership having been the Chair of the Association for Childhood Language Disorders prior to coming to Autism Queensland, as well as the Chair of the Risk Committee of the Maleny Credit Union Board. 

Mr Michael Glover - Director, Company Secretary
Michael is a senior finance executive with over 25 years experience across commercial and government sectors. Michael also has extensive experieince in not-for-profit boards and board subcommittees, including the management of an Audit and Risk Committee. Michael has strong corporate and governance skills. 

Ms Venerina (Vera) Pennisi - Director, Chair People & Safety 
Vera is a dentist in private practice in Brisbane who has worked in public and private practice in regional and remote settings. She has experience in School Boards and a not-for-profit disability employment services Board. Vera is passionate about, and well placed with her lived experience,  advocating for people living with ASD. 

Ms Jo Stephens - Director
Jo is an academic in the School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health, QUT. She has education and nursing qualifications and is a PhD candidate researching 'The challenges of meeting the needs of children with ASD during out of hospital interactions with paramedics'. Her research has arisen from her experience as a clinician in the field as well as lived experience with ASD. 

Mr Rod Cameron - Chief Executive Officer
Rod joined as CEO in June 2015 after nearly two years as Executive General Manager, Corporate Services at Endeavour Foundation. Prior to this he worked as a senior executive and director of several multinational organisations in the resource and energy sectors and has worked throughout Asia-Pacific, United Kingdom and USA . 

 

Mr John Lubach - Company Secretary

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