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3Bridges delivers essential community and people-focused services. Providing support to individuals no matter their circumstances, enabling them to flourish in their everyday lives. This is largely due to our talented, passionate and committed team.

Executive Leadership Team

With extensive experience in the for-profit and not for profit sectors, Raj brings a background in strategy and planning, quality, financial management and stakeholder engagement.

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.

Amal is the General Manager, Aged Care, Disability and Allied Health for 3Bridges 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.

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.

Her qualifications include:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Gerontology
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Community Welfare
  • Bachelor of French Literature
  • Company Directors Award

John brings to 3Bridges more than twenty years of executive leadership experience developed from a broad industry background of commercial organisations, government agencies and community service organisations. John’s professional capabilities include ensuring organisational operational integrity, organisational stewardship and providing assurances for effective corporate governance.

John has led corporate services divisions comprised of Finance, Information Technology, Corporate Governance, Human Resources, Risk, Property and Fleet Management. He has delivered organisational transformation programs, enabled organisations to deliver ambitious strategic goals whilst upholding productive and values-based work cultures. He has occupied CFO/Director Corporate Services positions with Local Government Councils as well as General Manager Finance for Barnardos Australia, a children Welfare organisation.

John has lived in the Mortdale area for more than ten years and is committed to contributing to 3Bridges’ goal to support and offer services to the most vulnerable groups of our community.

His formal qualifications and professional affiliations include:

  • MBA (MGSM)
  • Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Fellow CPA
  • Degree in Business

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 the hospitality and agricultural industry. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Western Sydney.

Whilst studying, she worked in Residential Ageing where she secured her 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 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 privileged 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.

Daniel boasts over twenty years of experience in the education sector, working closely with community services aimed at making a positive impact. His dedication to fostering strong, respectful relationships with school communities within the Georges River Council, Bayside Council, and Canterbury Bankstown Council has been critical to the success of our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services. Daniel has cultivated a reputation for trustworthiness and reliability in the education community through his unwavering dedication.

He was honoured to collaborate with the Department of Education as a guest speaker during their 2022 roadshow on Inclusive Practices. Daniel passionately advocates for and implements inclusive practices, especially in supporting vulnerable families and the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. He has put in place effective procedures to ensure that children, families, and the wider community are comprehensively supported throughout their engagement with our services.

Daniel is currently a member of the Network of Community Activities Reference Group, which supports the Network in their advocacy of the OSHC sector. He was honoured to have worked in collaboration with the Department of Education as a guest speaker during their 2022 roadshow on Inclusive Practices. Daniel takes pride in advocating and embedding inclusive practices, particularly supporting vulnerable families and the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. He has implemented procedures that ensure children, families, and the wider community are supported throughout their experience.

Leighton is a passionate community advocate who started his journey of making a positive impact at just 15 years old by volunteering at his local Youth Centre. Over the past 21 years, he has gained invaluable experience across various sectors of the community services industry in both the UK and Australia, including early years, youth and family, mental health, early intervention, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Leighton is responsible for leading the dynamic Social Impact and Engagement team, which focuses on genuine human-centric experiences and client and workforce journey oversight. Support for clients and the community is created by identifying gaps through research and development of early intervention programs to support those most vulnerable alongside meaningful client and community engagement.

The Social Impact and Engagement team also drive positive workforce experiences by implementing essential Learning & Development opportunities for our workforce and ensuring the workforce experience is at the forefront.

Board of Directors

Paul is the Chief Combobulator of Crazy Might Work, an award-winning, for-purpose innovation agency, launched in Antarctica.

The Crazy Might Work team works with leaders to create high-performing teams, transform culture and innovate for breakthrough. Their clients and partners number amongst the most innovative and progressive organisations in the world, operating in spaces ranging from intensive care to space itself. Paul has worked in over 20 countries and consults to governments, states and corporations on breakthrough thinking. 

Paul has an HDE in education, an MBA from Oxford Brookes University, and is currently completing a doctorate in breakthrough innovation. He has trained in innovation and neuroscience through Stanford University and the Neuro-Leadership Institute and is a facilitator of the 4D program used by NASA.

Peter Merrett worked for over 30 years in the health and community services sectors. Peter has retired from full time work but maintains an active involvement through voluntary work. 

In addition to his work as a Director of 3Bridges Community, he is a volunteer at Wayside Chapel in Sydney’s Kings Cross, working with Indigenous communities across Australia and in developing countries. He holds qualifications in Social Science, Health Administration, Public Health and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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

Rajesh has extensive experience in senior financial roles in Banking and Financial sector.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics, Master of Commerce, Accounting and Finance, an MBA from UNSW Business School and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

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.

Peggy has 13 years of experience providing clinical services to patients and managing teams across a range of healthcare settings. From primary care to hospitals, rehab, youth, aged care, and health education.

Experienced in governance, strategy, community services, education and training, project management, leadership and management development.

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.

Brendon has specialist experience in taxation, compliance, team leadership and client engagement and has had extensive exposure to the banking and finance sectors.

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.

Olga joined 3Bridges in 2021. She is admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of NSW and has a Masters of Laws. Olga is currently a Director within the public sector. She has in depth knowledge of a range of industry segments and business models with extensive experience in corporate governance, corporate law and taxation law gained from the public and private sector.

Olga is a passionate advocate for equal opportunity and access for all. Her directorship experience relates to the not-for-profit sector during a time of unprecedented legislative change with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Jo joined 3Bridges in 2021.

She 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.

Jodie is an experienced leader, with a deep knowledge of the disability and aged services sectors. She has held senior operational and strategic roles in both for purpose and government organisations. 

Jodie holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management and is an accredited Change Manager with experience in building strategic relationships, change management, innovation and program design, stakeholder engagement and consultation, program implementation and operationalising service delivery.

Jodie has a passionate commitment to person centred approaches and achieving real, authentic inclusion and outcomes. She believes that the strength of community is found from within the community.

Hannah has been named by Business Today in the ‘Top 10 Exceptional Charities Lawyers in Australia: A 2023 Outlook’ and recognised by Chambers and Partners for her charity law expertise in the Asia Pacific region. After 14 years in private practice, including as a Partner leading the not-for-profit corporate team in a national law firm, Hannah established For Purpose Advisory.

In addition to her law degree, Hannah has completed an arts degree with a psychology major and a Masters of International Law, specialising in human rights and corporate social responsibility. Hannah has substantial experience providing legal, company secretarial and consulting services for the non-profit sector, as well as representing clients in their governance disputes. As an Accredited Mediator, Hannah also facilitates the resolution of a broad range of grievances within not-for-profit organisations.

Hannah has had over 10 years board experience and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Women on Boards. Most recently she chaired the board of a charitable environmental organisation and she is currently an advisory board member for an organisation that aims to amplify donations to charities.

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