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3Bridges Community Limited is accountable to its membership.

The composition of the board and management team reflects the skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience needed to achieve our vision.

Experience driving engagement

The management team have been recruited with specific skills and qualifications. These include undergraduate and/ or post graduate qualifications in management, public administration, accounting, social work and project management. The management team follow key performance indicators and have day to day responsibility for service delivery, financial management and continuous improvement.

The Board has established a management team structure with Directors leading four functional areas.

Board members

Catriona Barry

Catriona Barry

Chairperson

A senior executive and non-executive director with a record of achievement as a results oriented, energetic and passionate professional. Demonstrated success in managing multidisciplinary, geographically dispersed teams across Australia.

Peter Merrett

Peter Merrett

Deputy Chair, Governance & Risk Committee

Prior to retiring, Peter worked for over 30 years in the Health and Community Services sectors. He has worked for the Commonwealth and State Governments, and in regional areas. He has experience in child care, aged care, rehabilitation, disability services and aboriginal health.

Peggy Huang

Peggy Huang

Governance & Risk Committee

Peggy currently works in health, education and leadership development; building the people and financial management skills of current and aspiring managers and leaders across NSW.

Rajesh Govindan

Rajesh Govindan

Finance & Audit Committee

Rajesh joined the board in 2016. He is a graduate of AICD and is currently CFO Asia Pacific, AMP Capital.

Brendon Chapman

Brendon Chapman

Finance & Audit Committee

Brendon joined the board in 2016. He has a Masters of Taxation and holds the position of Senior Director Compliance at the Australian Taxation Office.

Therese Markou

Therese Markou

HR & Change Technology Committee

Therese has a Master of Business Administration coupled with 25 years’ of practical experience working and volunteering in all levels of charitable organisations including Senior Executive and Non-Executive Director roles.

Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins

Director

Paul joined the 3Bridges board in 2015. He is also the Chief Innovation Officer of Crazy Might Work, an innovative strategy firm that works with corporations and mid-size firms to co-create inspirational and disruptive strategies.

Dr. Steevie Chan

Dr. Steevie Chan

Director

Dr Steevie Chan is a medical practitioner and medical educator with more than 30 years’ experience in the health care and tertiary education sectors.

He is District Director of Medical Services at the Central Coast Local Health District, and was recently Dean and Professor of the School of Medicine (Sydney) at the University of Notre Dame Australia.  He has a deep interest and commitment to health care quality and patient safety, and contributes to health outcomes research and education.

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Josephine Simeone

Director

Jo is a recent addition to 3Bridges, joining in 2021.

Jo has 25 years experience in corporate Human Resources and Employees Relations, with Master of Business (Human Resources Management) and Bachelor of Business (Personnel Management and Industrial Relations). She currently holds the position of Director and Principle Consultant, Human Capital. Executive Coach for Peopletential Consulting.

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Olga Stoutchilina

Director

Olga recently joined 3Bridges in 2021, with previous Directorship experience at Sylvanvale Foundation Limited and extensive legal experience in complex areas of taxation law.

Olga is currently a Senior Manager, International Tax with KPMG London/Sydney and she holds a Master of Laws and B Law/B Commerce (Accounting).

3Bridges Community is looking for a dynamic, community minded and well connected Non-Executive Director to join our Board.

We are a not for profit based in the St George area, providing support to people as they journey through life. We walk alongside our clients from birth to death and everything in between, whether it be early years support, engaging and guiding our youth, Indigenous services, NDIS and My Aged Care, to name a few.

By joining 3Bridges Board and being a part of a forward thinking and diverse group you can make an impact by getting involved in causes you care about.

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Management team

Raj Nair, CEO

Raj Nair

Chief Executive Officer

Raj Nair as Chief Executive Officer, with extensive experience in the for-profit and not for profit sectors, brings a background in strategy and planning, quality, financial management and stakeholder engagement. 

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Working for organisations in areas as diverse as disability services, education, manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), Raj has the expertise and experience to grow 3Bridges while continuing to retain the high standards 3Bridges upholds in servicing the community.

With a Bachelor of Business Administration, and Master of Finance and Accounting,  Raj offers distinct credentials and is ready to take 3Bridges through its next journey of excellence and responsiveness to community needs.

Raj is passionate about making a difference and driving positive community initiatives ensuring those in need of support have their needs met.

In his spare time Raj enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the great outdoors and playing tennis.

Amal Madani

Amal Madani

General Manager, Reframing Ageing

Amal is the Director of Reframing Ageing for 3Bridges Community where she has worked since 2005. Amal leads a number of front line community programs designed to support older frail people and those living with dementia and their family carers. 

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Amal is passionate about changing society’s perception and attitude to ageing. In her current senior leadership role, she brings a wealth of contemporary community experience. She has established and led numerous related programs over the last 15 years including programs that support family carers, programs designed to keep people at home longer, early intervention programs and programs designed to explore and build our understanding around evidence based practice.

She is the project director of an innovative Dutch-based Meeting Centre Support Program for people living with mild to moderate dementia and their family carers. 

Her qualifications include:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Gerontology
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Community Welfare
  • Bachelor of French Literature
Caroline Tumeth

Caroline Tumeth

General Manager, Disability, Youth and Community

Caroline Tumeth was born and raised in New Zealand, then migrated to Australia in 1995. Initially she spent two years travelling around Australia working in hospitality and agricultural industry. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science at University of Western Sydney.

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Whilst studying, she worked in Residential Ageing where she secured he first role in the Non-For-Profit sector in 2003. During this time she worked as a complex case manager with vulnerable aged persons living in social housing within City of Sydney, primarily in Redfern and Woolloomooloo areas. In her experience, she “…saw the best and the worst of people’s many challenges: surviving on their pension and living in less than acceptable housing conditions.”  
Nonetheless, this privilege position in the field led to her 17 year career within community services; working across mental health, family & children, disability, squalor and hoarding, young people and Aboriginal communities. 

Currently, Caroline Tumeth holds the position of Director of Community Capacity, building leading industry teams within Youth Services, Arrowsmith, Early Years Support Service, Volunteering, Inclusive Volunteering and Targeted Early Intervention (TEI). Having completed a Diploma in Leadership and Management, her focus is to build 3Bridges Community: Brain Health and Wellbeing; Growth of Youth Services; Earlier Intervention Programs; and ensuring the longevity of our Volunteering program to provide inclusivity, creativity and meaningful opportunities for our members.
 

Sharlene McKenzie

Sharlene McKenzie

General Manager, Inclusion and Engagement

Sharlene McKenzie is a Wiradjuri woman who grew up on the South Coast of NSW. Her work in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities began at a young age. Sharlene was a Board member of her Local Aboriginal Land Council and participated in the piloting of many programs such as the Circle Sentencing Program.

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Sharlene moved to Sydney some ten years ago.  She completed a Diploma of Community and Social Development at UWS and began working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of South East Sydney.

Sharlene has been involved in many aspects of helping community members across the social welfare and social justice sectors. She is an advisor to the Ministerial Carers Strategy and passionately advocates for the important role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers play in supporting family and community. Sharlene also works with Aboriginal and Torres Islander people with Acquired Brain Injuries to transition for a correctional setting to community.  She is a member of the Justice Health Human Research Ethics Committee.  Her advocacy within the Health sector has seen her appointed as Chairperson of the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network Community Council and was a finalist in the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year 2019.  Sharlene has a team of twelve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff that work across NDIS, Targeted Early Intervention and the cultural and social connection space.

Sharlene also has a deep passion for supporting people with complex mental health issues and is a member of the Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Network. Sharlene is a strong woman who aims to form sustainable, culturally appropriate working partnerships with other sector members, to walk alongside her to help to address this issues of marginalised community members.
 

Shannah Baichoo

Shannah Baichoo

General Manager, Shared Services

Shannah has over 20 years’ experience working across both for non-profit and for-profit sectors, in the UK and Australia, which includes 7 years in consulting.  Non-profit experience across the health, disability, education, membership, and charity sectors.

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Shannah has a strong generalist background including financial, data analytics, marketing, consumer insights, business improvement, and change.

Shannah has Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Finance, and a post graduate diploma in Marketing.

Shannah is passionate about making an impact and supporting positive social change.

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3Bridges Community Limited
3Bridges Community is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for- profits Commission

ABN: 96039601269 | ACN: 607053127 | RTO 41056 | Builders Licence No. 298633C. Our organisation has been certified by BSI to ISO 9001:2015 and NSW Disability Services Standards under certificate numbers FS537478 and 632737.

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3Bridges Community is committed to providing quality services in a professional and consistent manner that meets its customers’ requirements. 3Bridges Community prides itself on providing innovative solutions to customer service requirements. The company strives to meet customer expectations and seek to provide a high standard of service at all times which meets the relevant statutory requirements.