Mix one part passion with two parts business leadership and throw in a big handful of disability sector experience, and you’ve got the Interchange Board and leaders. Always looking to keep things fun while getting the job done, the sum of this fabulous team is even greater than its parts.
Stephen, when not engaged in professional change and communication work, can be found wielding a spanner or many other tools tinkering with and restoring two classic cars; a 1961 Morris Minor 1000 and a 1981 Alfa Romeo Guilieta.
Both are taking far longer than originally anticipated but he blames that on the time taken out to help run the Morris Car Club of Victoria (he’s been the President for two years and the Vice Pres for the two years beforehand) and his involvement with Interchange, which he joined as a Board member in 2016. His attention to detail keeps us finely tuned and heading in the right direction.
Jan has been the Interchange Manager at UMFC and a host carer for over 17 years. She served as President from 2007-2009 and re-joined the Board in 2014. Jan’s an early riser, she says it’s when she gets her best work done. She keeps us up to date on the latest happenings inside the world of a disability service provider and guides us with quiet grace along our path.
An avid walker, on her daily treks Jan plans her day and navigates her way through the intricacies of the NDIS and program commitments like a GPS finder. She takes everything in her stride and is never lost in the journey.
Graeme has extensive knowledge in the finance and banking sectors. He has worked in the areas of risk management, accounting, human relations, and media relations, with roles as company director, business manager and board member. Graeme has been involved in Apex Clubs for over 18 years and is a past District Governor and Life member.
He’s also been a Rotary Club member for 24 years, with a particular interest in the Rotary Youth Exchange program. This has led to many overseas excursions and lots of lifelong friendships with students and families overseas. Graeme is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Bronwyn has come from an educational background and has worked in the not for profit sector for over 25 years, seven years at Gateways Support Services.
She is passionate about children, young people and adults having access to quality recreational programs as well as ensuring families get a break through individual support.
On weekends, you’ll find Bronwyn wandering along a beach, exploring new places or working in her garden.
Fred has been involved with Interchange services since 1989. Being the CEO of Interchange Outer East ‘just happened’, nothing planned or ever anticipated. Easily distracted, the fact that Fred is still at IOE pays testament to the variety and changes that occur daily in the work that Interchange does.
Growing up Fred aspired to being a pirate, explorer and professional sportsman. Thanks to the opportunities offered through Interchange all three have been achieved! Current obsessions still focus on sport and exploration, but the pirate philosophy has been assigned to the scrapheap. Never one to ‘follow the leader’, he has inspired the team at IOE to forge new paths that have shaped the development of IOE
Pam has held senior marketing positions across publishing and media industries and large global organisations. Her demonstrated ability to lead teams through times of change to deliver business strategy is a huge bonus for us. Plus, she’s our brand guru!
Pam joined the board in May 2020 after arriving in Melbourne from Britain right in the middle of a global pandemic. She’s settling into Australian life and looking forward to exploring the country. In the meantime, she can be found out and about sampling the local coffee.
Kerry has been Executive Officer at Interchange Network since 2013 and is a passionate advocate for social service models and ensuring a diverse and sustainable sector. She currently sits on the Board of Volunteering Victoria and the National Disability Services Victorian State Committee.
In her spare time, she teaches yoga and meditation and loves gardening, long walks and cups of tea. Ok and cake. And maybe some chocolate. But don’t worry, she eats her (home-grown) vegetables too.
Marketing & Project Coordinator
Tamara has extensive experience working in not-for-profit organisations, including the last two years in the disability sector with National Disability Services. Tamara loves to bring her ideas and visions to life, particularly regarding social justice and empowerment.
Tamara is a bonafide crazy cat lady and is known to hike around the United Kingdom, regardless of the weather, searching for Neolithic sites or ancestral castles.
Process and Systems Support
Jesse works with Interchange providing marketing and digital assistance across a number of projects. Jesse’s background in agency-side marketing had him work with clients such as Disneyland Paris as well as the classic Australian brand May Gibbs.
When not tinkering around in Google Analytics Jesse can be found narrowly avoiding injury at one of Victoria’s many mountain bike trails.