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 an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 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
Director and Board Secretary

Caroline is a corporate lawyer and partner at Dentons. She specialises in corporate governance, funds management and mergers and acquisitions. She has a particular interest in advising not for profit organisations to ensure they are able to provide high quality, compliant services to their stakeholders.

She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland (2009) and the High Court of Australia (2013). She is recognised as a certified governance professional as a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Chartered Governance Professional in the United Kingdom. Caroline is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the immediate past 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 advocacy, support and intervention required to ensure young people with Language Disorder to ensure they meet their full potential.

Deborah Nisbet
Deborah Nisbet
MBA, FCPA, FGIA, GAICD, B.Bus, C.Dec
Treasurer

Deborah is an experienced non-executive director, advisory committee chair and member, and C-suite finance executive, with a demonstrated history in strategic management.

An active listener who seeks to strengthen deliverables through strategic, innovative initiatives. Skilled in not-for-profit organisations, financial management, stakeholder engagement, business planning, team building, fundraising, governance, and management. Deborah is an FCPA, GAICD and FGIA. She holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), and an Associate Diploma of Business. She is a volunteer member of both CPA Qld The Experienced Network Committee and the CPA Qld Not-for-Profit Committee..

As well as being a Non-Executive Director of Language Disorder Australia, Deborah is a Non-Executive Director for Inala Primary Care (IPC). Deborah is the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee at Language Disorder Australia, and a member of Finance and Risk Committee of IPC.

Andrew McAuliffe
Andrew McAuliffe
BAppSci (Physio), GDipSocSci (Health), GAICD
Director

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
GAICD FAIM FAIEA PMESA FIML CMgr (CMI) MBA (Bond) BA (Otago)
Director

Craig provides major change assistance including transformational and strategic growth programmes across various industry sectors, particularly focused on people, process and systems enhancements post strategic growth. 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.

Richard Knox
Richard Knox
B.Bus (HR) BA (Psych)
Director

Richard Knox has over a 20 years of experience as a senior professional services and financial services leader across a diverse range of organisations.  Richard’s core expertise is Human Resources and his career has seen him work across Australia, Asia, the UK and the US. Richard has worked for a range of global blue chip organisations including PwC, Credit Suisse, KPMG and Allianz. Richard’s expertise include engagement, leadership development, workforce planning and talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, OHS, employee relations, remuneration, HR operations and organisational effectiveness. At Language Disorder Australia, Richard is focussed on contributing to robust governance and processes, and bringing a strong people focus to the Board.

Our Support Networks

Therapy support for children and young people with Language Disorder and other developmental and learning needs.

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.

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