Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Autism Queensland Limited Board of Directors

Mr Ian Langdon - Director, Chairman
Ian has extensive Board and Chair experience with past roles at Dairy Farmers, Rabobank, Delta Electricity, Pivot Fertilisers and the Peanut Company of Australia, and is currently Board Chair of Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. He has held a number of academic positions including Associate Professor and Dean of Business at Griffith University (Gold Coast) and has lived experience as the grandfather of a teenager with autism. 

Mrs Danielle Butcher - Director
Danielle has over 20 years’ experience leading successful teams, programs and specialised projects. She identifies opportunities to obtain efficiencies and drive reform and has a strong understanding of the not for profit sector, government, policy, governance, asset and facilities management, education and awareness, indigenous issues, disabilities, tenancy issues, hardship and concession programs, customer management, complaints management and standards.

Mr Neil Makepeace - Director
Neil is an experienced leader and director with 30 years’ experience solving complex problems in Queensland, around Australia and worldwide. He has a strong track record in governance, executive leadership, management consulting, strategic planning, systems development and operations. His passions include driving business growth and creating public value. Neil is a recognised leader in the field of open data. 

Ms Karen Hauff - Director
Karen is an experienced senior executive and qualified lawyer with more than 17 years’ experience in legal practice, including in the areas of risk management, compliance and corporate governance.  She has held the positions of General Counsel and Company Secretary at publicly listed corporations in the resources sector, following eight years in private practice, including as a Senior Associate at global legal firm, Norton Rose Fulbright. Karen also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and has acted in an interim capacity as CEO of Speech & Language Development Australia (SALDA), having previously served for 4 years on the SALDA Board as Deputy Chairman and Secretary. 

Ms Joanne Peulen - Director, Chair Audit & Risk
Jo has extensive experience in senior management roles in the energy industry and is an independent consultant specializing in strategic financial and business risk management. She brings to Autism Queensland her own personal experience of living with disability and a firm belief in the link between culture, performance and resilience.

Mr Garry Butler - Director
Garry is a highly experienced senior executive with over 30 years consulting experience to community service (not-for-profit sector), resource and infrastructure, professional services, government and research and development clients. He has strong commercial and business development capabilities supported by postgraduate qualifications in Economics. He has a keen interest in driving the success of social enterprises and has lived experience with autism.

Ms Pam Macrossan - Chief Executive Officer 
Pam was appointed CEO in February 2019. She joined Autism Queensland in January 2015 as General Manager of Children's Services, became General Manager Operations in January 2017 and most recently was Chief Operating Officer. Pam has extensive knowledge of the early childhood disability sector and funding programs, and before joining Autism Queensland was Manager Education Support and Family Programs at KU Children's Services, Sydney. 

Company Secretary - Sudha Manian


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