Louise Forster MBA, GAICD – Chair
While growing up in the UK, Louise’s family offered respite care to children with disabilities. She’s had
a lifelong interest in working in this area and has held leadership positions and board roles in a number
of not-for-profit organisations. Louise is currently Head of Brand & People at Chorus. She has a
bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of London and a Master of Business
Administration from the University of Western Australia. Her goals include making a positive impact on
the future of our community.
Andrew Woodhams BSc. – Vice Chair, Chair of Finance and Risk Committee
Andrew has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years as a chemical engineer. He
graduated from Loughborough University in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical
Engineers. He came to Australia in 2006 with his wife, Debbie, and three sons. They are now
Australian citizens and Andrew is keen to contribute to the local community.
Mark Murrell – Treasurer, Finance and Risk Committee
Mark’s son was until recently a member of Kira since leaving high school. Mark recently retired from
his position of bank manager after more than 30 years in banking. He holds a Bachelor of Business,
Banking and Finance degree with post-graduate studies in insolvency law.
Linda Santangeli – Secretary
Linda is a nurse and general manager with more than 30 years in strategic and operational
management. She is currently the Early Childhood Intervention Manager at Wanslea Family Services.
Linda believes every individual is unique and has a valuable contribution to make.
Claire Robinson – Finance and Risk Committee
Claire has worked for two of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms across five countries, holding operational
roles including Chief Operating Officer, Company Secretary and Project Director. She currently works
as an Independent Management Consultant focused on process improvement, change management,
IT Solutions and leveraging data to determine future strategies. Claire’s goal is to help make a
difference to the lives of families benefitting from Kira services.
Vic Grant – Ordinary Board Member
Vic has more than 30 years’ international experience in law, strategy and planning. He holds a
bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the University of Strathclyde and an MBA from the University of
Western Australia. Vic is dedicated to exploring ways for leaders to contribute pro bono experience to
the WA Community sector.
Simon Stevenson – Finance and Risk Committee
Simon has a sister who lives with disability and he is motivated to help achieve great things for the
disability sector. His experience includes working across large multinational and Australian
organisations spanning a broad range of industries including manufacturing, waste management,
construction, financial services and government sectors. Simon is a qualified Accountant with CPA
Amy McDonnell – Ordinary Board Member
Amy is a marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience. She is currently Communications and
Publicity Manager at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). Amy worked closely with the
Telethon team when she was at Seven West Media. She looks forward to making a difference in the
lives of those with disabilities and their families.
Greg Smith – Ordinary Board Member
Greg is an international, award-winning author and qualified lawyer with more than two decades
specialising in Employment and Work Health and Safety Law. Greg is inspired by his two adult
daughters who are avid social justice campaigners for minority groups. His focus is giving back to the
community and helping to enrich the lives of Kira families.
Judy Willock – Ordinary Board Member
Judy has two children with Fragile Syndrome, one of whom also has Autism and attends Kira. She
established the Fragile X Support Group of WA in the 1990s. She’s a former high school teacher and
has served as board chair at Durham Road School for 10 years, Developmental Disability WA (DDWA)
and the National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID). Judy is a parent member of the Kira board,
providing a family and client perspective.