The success of EDGE starts with strong leadership from our Board of Directors.
Mr Terry Agnew
Terry Agnew is an experienced director, chair and CEO. He was the Group CEO of RAC in Western Australia for 20 years until March, 2019. Terry is the current Chair of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals and Curtin Business School Advisory Council. He is a Director of RAA Insurance and MDA National Insurance (both subsidiaries of mutual organisations) and is a Director of HCF (a health insurer). He was appointed to the Curtin University Council and also the inaugural Board of Infrastructure WA in 2019. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Future Green Solutions.
Terry is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia) and Member of the Australian Institute of Engineers. He has previously been National President of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), State President of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Director of the West Coast Eagles and Director of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia. He was a Founding Member of CEO’s for Gender Equity.
Mr Doug Aberle
Doug is a transformational leader who has 40 years’ experience in the intensely scrutinised environment of Western Australia’s largest electricity company, culminating in six years as Managing Director. Over this time he has honed and integrated his skills as an engineer, project manager, negotiator, public communicator and coach.
In parallel he has developed a psychotherapy practice over 35 years and holds Clinical Registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.
Through his business, Marple Bridge Pty Ltd, Doug currently provides coaching, mentoring and consultancy services to senior business professionals. This includes facilitation of strategic planning and team building for CEOs and executive teams and coaching in the use of psychological principles to improve engagement. This in turn enhances leadership effectiveness and supports organisations to thrive.
Ms Yasmin Broughton
Independent, non-executive, BComm PG Dip Law FAICD
Ms Broughton is a corporate lawyer with significant experience working as both a director and senior executive in a diverse range of industries. Ms Broughton is a non-executive director of Resolute Mining Limited, Synergy and Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd. Ms Broughton is also a commissioner of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and an advisory council member for the Curtin University School of Business and Chair of the Presbyterian Ladies College Foundation.
Ms Karen Brown
Karen is National Director at strategic communications firm Cannings Purple. A trusted advisor and expert communicator, she has worked at the very highest levels of politics, media and business. With experience across multiple industries, Karen brings practical, expert knowledge to resolve complex issues. She devises and manages political and issues-based campaigns, formulates effective government engagement strategies and provides crisis communications and litigation support to a diverse range of clients.
Prior to joining Cannings Purple, Karen enjoyed a successful career in the media, serving as Chief of Staff and Deputy Editor at The West Australian newspaper and WA Editor at The Australian newspaper. She went on to work at the highest levels of politics at both the State and Federal level, serving as a Senior Media and Policy Advisor, and Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Government in the Senate and Federal Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research. Karen is a Non-Executive Director on several not-for-profit, community and charitable organisations.
Mr Luigi Mottolini
Executive General Manager Group Finance
Luigi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia (FTIA), a Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Luigi commenced his career with the Australian Taxation Office and also held senior roles at PwC and Ernst and Young prior to joining Wesfarmers in 1995. He was appointed to his current position in 2005, a role which incorporates the Group Treasury and Group Taxation factions. Luigi works closely with the CFO in managing the group’s capital management, debt funding, dividend policy, and credit rating and bank relationships. He is a Wesfarmers appointed director of Wespine Industries Pty Ltd and a number of Wesfarmers group subsidiaries.
Ms Amanda Cox
Non- Executive Director
Mr Matthew Woods
Chairman of Partners KPMG WA
Based in Perth and currently National Head of Restructuring Services, Matthew Woods is a native of the WA business market.
He has more than 25 years business experience spanning restructuring, M&A and financial services. He joined KPMG as a partner in 2009 to establish the Perth arm of the firm’s Restructuring Services operations, before assuming national leadership of the business in 2013.
Matthew was appointed Chairman of KPMG’s Western Australian practice in February 2019. In his role as WA State Chair, Matthew will lead the operations of KPMG in the WA market. He also continue to lead the Restructuring Services business nationally.
Our Board is supported by a strong corporate team
Ms Sally Hollins
Sally came to EDGE with 35 years of corporate experience. In the 80’s she set up and operated Jenny Craig Centres in Western Australia, country NSW, NZ and the UK. She then spent 16 years as the International Marketing and Comms Director of a multinational Direct Selling organisation. She’s consulted to the Education, Tourism and Health sectors and for three years was the CEO of Willie Creek Pearls- a retail, tourism and hospitality business. She joined EDGE in 2019 with a passion to help people with disability find mainstream employment.
Ms Maria Lloyd-Jones
General Manager Service Delivery
Maria has a wealth of experience beginning with corporate organisations including Sony UK and Revlon, before relocating to WA in 2007. Maria moved into the disability sector as the Employment Manager at Workability before becoming the State Manager. After five years at Workability, Maria was the Program Manager at Ruah, a not-for-profit supporting people with mental health conditions into employment. In 2013, Maria joined Max Employment to establish the DES Contract in the North Metro of WA and later became the National Disability Support Manager. Maria joined EDGE in 2017 to be more involved in the operations of disability employment as the General Manager of Service Delivery.
Mr Beat Hess
General Manager Corporate Services
Beat holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Accountancy. He is a registered member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Beat started his career in auditing with Riback, Hill and Co. and later becoming one of the principals with Riback, Hillowitz & Hess, providing accounting, taxation planning and consulting services to small and medium-sized entities. In 2016, Beat joined Ionic Property Group as a financial accountant and in 2018 he joined Sprintex Limited as a financial controller. Beat came to EDGE in 2019 with over 20 years of commercial experience, seeking a role that makes a difference in people’s lives.
Ms Ra Grimm
Regional Manager- Subiaco and Cockburn
Mr Lee Woodbridge
Regional Manager- Joondalup and East Victoria Park
Lee is the Regional Service Delivery Manager for EDGE in the North and East contracts of WA. Managing two of the largest DES contracts across multiple sites, Lee has been advocating for people with disabilities and in the DES sector for over 11 years’. He has been involved from the ground up and in all facets of the program. Originally from NSW, prior to joining EDGE, Lee has a strong back ground in Sales and Hospitality, with a degree in Design, a diploma in Marketing and wealth of experience in leadership roles. Lee is an integral part of the EDGE family.
Mr Daniel Doble
Business Development Manager
Daniel has over 25 years experience managing business development, communications, product management and ecommerce portfolios at Australia Post, DHL Express, MAX Employment and MEGT. Daniel works closely with the Executive team to support EDGE’s Platinum Employers with new business development and day-to-day managing of existing Employer business needs.