Our Board members are required to attend a minimum of eight meetings per year. They provide significant contributions to monthly Board meetings where they offer expertise in decision making and ensure that decisions align with the strategic plan of the organisation, governance practices, financial position and legal obligations. Terms of membership are staggered and each term runs for two years.
Melissa was appointed to the Board in June 2011 and in 2017 took on the role as Chairperson.
Melissa brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior roles in PR, marketing and the media. Currently she is the Communications and Marketing Manager at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals.
Wayne was appointed to the Board in October 2018.
Wayne has a strong governance background with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare fraud risk management.
Mr Ralph Gore
Ralph was appointed to the Board in October 1999.
He was elected to the role of Chairperson in February 2007 and provided outstanding leadership for the Board in its governance role over five and a half years, retiring as Chairperson at the end of 2012.
Kay was appointed to the Board in September 2014.
Kay has over 30 years' experience as a researcher and is an Associate Professor in the Medical School at the University of Western Australia.
Kay has used her vast experience and skills developing educational programs that promote physical activity, has served state and national community group boards, and in 2012 received an Order of Australia medal for her work.
Cate was appointed to the Board in January 2017.
Cate brings a strong background of governance and risk management to the board.
Cate has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Business Administration.
Ian was appointed to the Board in April 2017.
With over 25 years' experience in business and technology Ian is a Principal Consultant with Tango IT, providing independent IT advice to NGOs, not for profits and the private sector.
Wes was appointed to the Board in October 2018.
Wes works as the Group CFO of Capricorn and has held senior executive positions in Australia and Overseas for listed and private companies within the financial services, agricultural, utility and engineering sectors.
Irene was appointed to the Board in September 2013.
Irene has extensive career experience in the health, aged care and community sectors in both government and NGO positions and continues to be a strong advocate and supporter of improvement to customer quality and service, promoting culturally appropriate services and workforce development. Currently Irene is the Chief Executive Officer of Stirling Ethnic Aged Homes Inc. trading as MYVISTA.
Jane was appointed to the Board in October 2018.
Jane currently works as a Senior Lawyer within a government department and has a wealth of experience is law reform, human rights and social justice and has served on several Law committees in Western Australia.
Kunal was appointed to the Board in October 2018.
Kunal is a Senior Lawyer in Western Australia and has acted as a legal advisor to several organisations – ranging from emerging companies to numerous ASX-listed entities.
Kunal holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) from the University of Western Australia.
Our Executive Team
Indigo's Executive Team works together to make operational decisions. The two General Managers report to Indigo’s Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Team implements actions under the organisation's strategic plan and they are responsible for the organisation’s daily operations and overall performance.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve joined Indigo as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2018. Steve brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in senior executive positions for more than 15 years.
Prior to his appointment at Indigo, Steve was an Executive Director at the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, where he was instrumental in growing and developing community services to meet changing priorities across social policy areas. Before this, Steve was the Manager of Strategic Planning and Policy for the Inclusive Education Directorate at the Department of Education and Training, where he gained considerable experience managing teams working within the disability sector.
He has a strong track record in organisational achievement, reform initiatives, change management, policy development, innovation, corporate communications, governance, strategy and customer service.
Steve’s significant experience and strong leadership skills have him well placed to lead Indigo into the future as the disability, aged and community care sectors undergo significant change.
General Manager - Service Delivery
Christa Riegler joined Indigo in May 2017. She has extensive senior management experience in the not for profit health, human services and aged care sectors. She has developed new services and new models of service delivery as well as lead a number of significant internal change processes associated with health reform, aged care reform and disability services reform.
Christa is passionate about providing high quality consumer focused services which ensure that people can live independently in the community. She is keen to keep up to date with contemporary leadership and change management strategies and applies these learnings at Indigo. As part of the executive team she assists the organisation to navigate through the realignment of services under the Indigo brand.
General Manager - Corporate Services