Board and governance

Language Disorder Australia is a not for profit organisation with all profits and donations reinvested into expanding and delivering vital services for children with Language Disorder.

The Board is charged with an important role encompassing leadership, governance and strategic development of the organisation.

Meet our board members

Peter Seldon
Peter Seldon
Assoc Dip Acc
Board Chair

Peter is a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years. His career has seen him work for some of the largest global banks and during that time he has worked in domestic and international equities, derivatives, foreign exchange and fixed interest. Across his career Peter has also established the equity derivatives and options market making business for a mid-tier broking firm, was a swap and bond repo trader for a Global Investment Bank and has held the role of Head of Rate Derivative operations. Peter is currently responsible for domestic bond trading for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management business. Peter has been an enthusiastic fundraiser and supporter for numerous children’s charities and brings those skills, as well as business acumen, to the Board.

Caroline Snow
Caroline Snow
(LL.B) (HONS), Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance, FGIA
Board Secretary

Caroline is a corporate lawyer and partner at Dentons. She specialises in corporate governance, funds management and equity and debt capital markets. She is admitted to practice in in the Supreme Court of Queensland (2009) and the High Court of Australia (2013) and holds the positions of Fellow: Governance Institute of Australia and Fellow: Governance Institute UK. She is a member of, Queensland Law Society, Women Lawyers Association of Queensland and Vice President of the National Council of Women of Queensland Inc. Caroline has a child with Developmental Language Disorder and has direct, daily experience of the additional support and therapy needed by young people with Language Disorder to ensure they meet their full potential.

Deborah Nisbet
Deborah Nisbet

Deborah is the General Manager – Finance & Business Services of St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland with key responsibilities across Finance, Communication & Marketing, Procurement and Information and Communication Technology services. Prior to this role, she worked in executive financial positions across a diversity of industries for the past 20 years. Deborah has extensive experience in the financial management of large geographically diverse and complex organisations. Through her high-level interpersonal skills, she has developed and implement significant financial and change management strategies across organisations, with a strong focus on effective governance process. Deborah is a board member on Volunteer Queensland and is Vice President of CPA Qld and is a member of CPA, AICD and GIA. She enjoys using her passion to support a mission based for purpose organisation such as Language Disorder Australia.

Andrew McAuliffe
Andrew McAuliffe
BAppSci (Physio), GDipSocSci (Health), GAICD
Board Member

Andrew worked as a physiotherapist in Victoria and Queensland before moving into service management and development roles.  He has wide experience in quality improvement and corporate and clinical governance roles.  He has managed local, regional and state-wide health services in Queensland and the Northern Territory.  For three years he was the Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy with the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and was a member of a range of national policy committees and advisory boards.  Andrew has extensive networks in the health, education and political environments and provides consultancy services focussed on health service design and evaluation and business system improvement.

Craig Duncan
Craig Duncan
Board Member

Craig provides major change assistance including transformational and strategic growth programmes across the agribusiness sector, particularly focused on people, process and systems enhancements post acquisition. With an earlier exposure to education, advocacy and the NFP space, Craig’s focus at Language Disorder Australia is on good governance, strategic development of commercial operations and portfolio change management. Craig has a passion for the empowerment of others through skill and knowledge acquisition and associated developmental growth.

Our Support Networks

Therapy support for children and young people with Language Disorder

A full educational experience for children and young people with Language Disorder – from Prep to Year 12.

Enhancing outcomes for students with Language Disorder through consultation, capacity building through intensive support and professional learning for school staff.

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Support Developmental Language Disorder Day

on #DLDday, Friday October 14th, 2022

14 October is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.
The 2022 DLDday theme is Growing with DLD, highlighting that DLD is a lifelong, permanent disability.