Elizabeth has extensive experience as a Board Director and senior executive, with 25 years' experience working in London, Amsterdam, New York and in Australia. She is a Non-Executive Director of Southern Cross Care (SA, NT, VIC) a large aged care/retirement living and home care organisation and a member of the People & Culture committee (2800 staff) and Asset Management committee ($1B assets and $200M revenue). Prior to this she was CEO for 6 years at LanguageLoop (a service offering interpreting and language services across 190+ languages with 3000 interpreters), major clients included the Department of Health and Human Services, Bolton Clarke, major hospitals and community health.
Elizabeth has also held senior roles at VicTrack, the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Environment Protection Authority. Prior to this she worked overseas, in sectors including financial services and automotive in strategy, marketing/communications and training and development roles. She brings to the CFA Board strong capabilities in leadership, strategic planning, service and digital transformation, driving sustainable growth, improving customer experience and managing a significant workforce. Elizabeth spent her younger years visiting the nursing home built and operated by her grandparents in regional NSW where she spent a lot of time talking with residents and developed a natural understanding of what it means to provide the best possible care to our community, especially the elderly.
Lesley Barton has always had a passion for effective and preventative continence management and has been actively involved over the years in state-based Continence Foundation committees in a variety of roles. Lesley has worked as workplace assessor, gained qualifications in quality management, auditing and risk assessment, Education, Program Design and Governance within Aged Care. Lesley remains committed to the future growth and further development of the Continence Foundation of Australia.
Celia began working as a continence and pelvic health physiotherapist since 1996. She is the founding director of the multidisciplinary private practice, Innerstrength Healthcare in Geelong.
She has been a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia since 1999 and served on the CFA Physiotherapy Group (Victoria) for 8 years. Her interest in neuroscience, trauma and teaching meditation informs and broadens her outlook on Continence prevention and management.
A founding member of the Continence Foundation, Professor Rosemary Calder has worked in health and aged care policy and services in the non-government sector and held senior executive roles in both Victorian and Commonwealth health departments. She is Professor of Health Policy and the Director of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at the Mitchell Institute, an education and health policy think tank established by Victoria University.
Dr Janet Chase is a founding member of the Continence Foundation and a physiotherapist whose chosen area of practice is the treatment of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in women, men and children. She has a strong interest in continence education and her published papers include research on adults and children. Janet was the past chair of the Foundation’s Paediatric Advisory Committee and a former board member of the International Children’s Continence Society.
Jacinta Crickmore first gained valuable insights on incontinence issues faced by consumers from her work in healthcare sales with SCA Hygiene. She became the company’s QLD representative and an active member of the Continence Foundation’s QLD Branch, of which she was secretary for five years and is the current treasurer. In 2014, Jacinta became a member of the Foundation’s Consumer Advisory Committee, which she currently chairs. In 2015, she was appointed as a consumer representative on the Board and the Bladder Bowel Collaborative Steering Committee.
Claire Richards is a Partner at KPMG with a broad range of risk, governance, compliance, assurance and audit experience. Finding her passion to be in healthcare and government, Claire provides advice to organisations operating in the health, ageing, disability, human services, justice and higher education sectors, focusing on safeguarding integrity and the community’s trust in the outcomes that these organisations deliver.
Kathryn Sloots is a Registered Nurse with a science degree and PhD who has worked for 18 years in the areas of bowel and bladder continence (including anorectal biofeedback, urodynamics, research and education). She has published several papers on bowel continence and presented at continence conferences. Kathryn is passionate about promoting bowel and bladder continence, increasing awareness and information for health professionals and the public, and improving access to continence care.
Michael’s role as Company Secretary supports the Board on governance and compliance matters.
Michael is a Fellow of both the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.
He held senior finance roles in a range of enterprises before founding his business, CFO Clarity, in 2013, providing part-time and interim services to organisations in the not-for-profit sector.
Michael holds an MA in Economics from Christ’s College, Cambridge.