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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
  • Paul Coates – Treasurer
  • Gabor Hernadi
  • Lydia Gallant
  • Renay Eade
  • Roy Barnett
  • Sonia Arakkal
  • Warwick Calkin
Executive Management
Paul Coates

Paul Coates

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Coates was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Carers WA in February 2008. Within this role Paul has led the organisation for over a decade, advocating for better supports for Western Australia’s carers.

Prior to Carers WA Paul worked in the UK as a senior executive and at Board level for a social housing organisation. Paul has also worked as a management consultant for various companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was engaged in Africa working on a range of government aid programs for four years.

Manisha Patel

Manisha Patel

Chief Finance Officer
Carmen Friesema

Carmen Friesema

Head of Corporate Services
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Head of Marketing and Systems Development
Elizabeth Wortham

Elizabeth Wortham

Head of Service Delivery

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