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Board of Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Our Board of Directors continue to invest their time and expertise in the stewardship of our organisation. We are proud to say that all of our Board members serve Cerebral Palsy Alliance on a voluntary basis.

Paul Masi


Paul has been a Director since March 2013. He is President of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, chairman of the Services Committee, chairman of the Nominations and Governance Committee and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Paul was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Austock Group from March 2010 to March 2012. Formerly he was Country Head and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Australia.

Paul is Chairman of Shaw Stockbroking, a Non-executive Director of The Girls and Boys Brigade, a Non-executive Director of Blue Sky Alternative Access Fund Ltd, and an advisor to the board of Eminence Capital.

Paul Masi

Robert (Bob) G. Miller

Bob has been a Director since May 1999. He is a member of the Community Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Committee, the Services Committee, the Human Resources Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee. He is also a board representative to the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

Bob is the Principal of Australia Street Consulting Pty Ltd which advises the automotive industry, advertising agencies and others on marketing. Previously, Bob was General Manager – Marketing, Toyota Australia.

Bob is an Adjunct Professor, teaching postgraduate students in Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, and sits on the Dean of that faculty’s Industry Advisory Committee. 


Andrew Buchanan

Andrew has been a Director since August 2010. He is the Chairman of the Community Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Committee.

In 2011, after 8 years in the role, Andrew retired as Chairman of the Disability Council of NSW, the official disability advisory body to the NSW Government. He has more than 40 years’ experience in broadcasting, communications and media, having spent his career at the ABC.

Andrew is the Principal of AB Communicates where he advises on communications and media. He also manages his winery at Queens Pinch Vineyard in Mudgee.


Jacqui Wisemantel

Jacqui has been a Director since November 2014. She is a member of the Community Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Committee.

Jacqui is Account Director at Javelin Australia, one of Australia’s leading organisations in providing specialist advice and services in respect of PR communications strategy, digital concept, brand presence, corporate image, sales portfolio or social currency.

For the past 20 years, Jacqui has worked in the media, marketing and communications sector, specialising in event management, project management and public relations.

Kathryn Dent
MLLR LLB (HONS), GAICD, CAHRI, Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law (Law Soc of NSW)

Kathryn has been a Director since August 2013. She is Chairman of the Human Resources Committee.

Kathryn was admitted as a lawyer in 1994. She has practised exclusively in workplace relations law for over 15 years.

Kathryn is a Director of People + Culture Strategies, a specialist workplace relations law firm. She has a particular interest in workforce development and human resources management in the disability sector.

Kathryn Dent

Alexandra Lisney
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), GAICD and Paralympian

Alex has been a Director since August 2011. She is a member of the Human Resources Committee, the Research Committee and the Ethics Committee.

Alex is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New South Wales.

Alex is an Australian representative for both Para-cycling and adaptive rowing. She is the 2012 World Champion for the C4 Individual Pursuit cycling and won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.


Leanne Wallace

Leanne is a Principal at Nous with a focus on consultancy services for government and leads Nous’ health and ageing sector. Prior to joining Nous in 2009, Leanne worked for over 30 years in the NSW public sector including being appointed as Deputy Director General, Public Sector Workforce Office with the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet and Director, Primary and Community Health for NSW Health. In 2014 Leanne was awarded a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Leanne is currently Chair of the Boards for Jannawi Services and Jannawi Connections.

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