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Board & Management

The talents and skills of our dedicated board, staff, volunteers and key supporters combine to help us achieve our goals in working with and on behalf of caring families in Western Australia.

Board
  • Linda Wayman – Chair and Carers Australia Representative
  • Gabor Hernadi – Vice Chair
  • Denise Quathamer – Treasurer
  • Lydia Gallant
  • Renay Eade
  • Roy Barnett
  • Sonia Arakkal
  • Gavin Bagley
  • Paul Coates
Executive Management

Richard Newman

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Newman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Carers WA in November 2022 and comes with more than 20 years’ experience in community services across the aged care, disability, carers support and mental health sectors.

Besides working as Head of Service Delivery for Carers WA for nearly two years, Richard has most recently been the Regional Operations Manager for Activ Foundation, and before that worked for Masonic Care, MercyCare, Avivo and Umbrella. He has also been on numerous Boards including the Ministerial Carers Advisory Council and SHINE Community Services.

Manisha Patel

Chief Finance Officer

Manisha Patel

Chief Finance Officer

Clare Cullen

Head of Marketing and Systems Development

Clare Cullen

Head of Marketing and Systems Development

Paul Rogers

Acting Head of Service Delivery

Paul Rogers

Acting Head of Service Delivery

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