Jo-Anne Hewitt

Chief Executive Officer

Jo-Anne joined Achieve Australia in 2019 as CEO responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the organisation and the delivery of quality services and outcomes. Prior to this, Jo-Anne was Executive Director Disability at The Benevolent Society. She has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, leading complex organisations through periods of significant growth and transformation.

Jo-Anne holds a Master of Arts (Psychology) and is a current Board member of Centre for Disability Studies.

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Wally Phillips

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Wally joined Achieve Australia in 2019 as Corporate Services Executive (Chief Financial Officer). In this role, Wally is responsible for overall strategic financial planning and reporting, as well as providing leadership, direction, and management of the technology, property, corporate services, and finance teams.

Previously Wally held a range of executive finance roles in global commercial entities. His experience in the not-for-profit space includes 3 years as CFO for Afford (Australia Foundation for Disability).

Wally is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is Big 4 trained through Deloitte (South Africa).

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Daniel Kyriacou

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Daniel joined Achieve Australia in 2016 bringing more than a decade of management and director-level experience in the disability services sector and national union movement. As Operations Executive (Chief Operations Officer), Daniel oversees the work of the team that provides services and support directly to our clients with disability. The Operations team strives to ensure our clients have a place to call home, engage in rewarding work and activities, are well, and enjoy a full life in the community.

Daniel 's career includes roles as General Manager of Communications for the industry peak body, National Disability Services (NDS) and Director of Operations for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Daniel managed the Every Australian Counts campaign to help bring about the NDIS.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Relations and Sociology and a Masters of Business Administration.

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Lorraine Salloum

Chief People Officer (CPO)

As the People, Performance and Culture Executive (Chief Human Resources Officer) at Achieve Australia since September 2018 Lorraine is responsible for the workforce strategy of a growing workforce of more than 1,200 staff. She oversees the quality, safeguarding, practice leadership and human resources teams to enable workforce performance and a culture of quality care.

Lorraine has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, change leadership and operations delivery. Prior to joining Achieve, she was a Senior Executive at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and HR Director for NSW Treasury, delivering large-scale transformational projects and service delivery redesign.

Lorraine holds an Executive Master of Public Administration and Advanced Diploma of Management in Human Resources. She is a certified practitioner of the Australian HR Institute and an accredited mediator.

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Sarah Archer

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Sarah is driving the development of Achieve Australia’s strategic plan and the management of its implementation working with the Board, CEO, Executive Team, and Senior Leadership Team.

Sarah's work includes supporting stakeholder engagement and reporting as well as undertaking special strategic programs of work across The Achieve Group and its entities and partners, including Inclusive Housing Australia (IHA), to increase alignment and cohesion of strategies. She is also developing Achieve’s Project Management Office.

Sarah began working with Achieve Australia in 2013 as a consultant and was appointed to her current role on the Executive Team in August 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management majoring in Human Resource Management and Marketing.

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Fiona Jackson

Executive General Manager, Communications and Marketing

Fiona joined Achieve in 2021 and brought with her more than a decade of experience in the not-for-profit sector.  She is an expert marketer and communicator.  In her current role, she is responsible for leading our media, communications and marketing strategies to engage key audiences.

Prior to joining Achieve, Fiona was the Head of Media, Communications and Marketing at CareFlight.

Fiona has a Bachelor's degree in Arts with a specialisation in Print Journalism from the Charles Strut University.  

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Grant Whitehorn

Executive General Manager, Risk and Audit

Grant joined Achieve in July 2021 and is the Executive General Manager for Risk and Audit. In this role Grant is responsible for risk management, internal audit, compliance, insurance, emergency management, crisis management and business continuity planning.

His extensive experience as a senior executive and consultant includes leading teams and strategic transformation programs across a diverse range of government, commercial and community organisations in Australia and internationally. 

Grant has a Graduate Certificate in Risk Management, Advanced Diploma of Governance Risk and Compliance, Diploma of Human Resource Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course. He is a Certified Practising Risk Manager, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Insurance Professional, Fellow of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia and Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. 

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