Having completed a 10 month contract as Interim CEO of Catherine House in Adelaide Linda has been appointed as CEO of Altera Consultants.
Linda has held Executive positions as the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, as a Director of SA Intellectual Disability Services Council, as Queensland’s first Privacy Commissioner and as an Executive Director in the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.
Linda has managed a number of not for profit organisations including The Parks Community Legal Service, The SA Domestic Violence Prevention Unit, and the SA Rape and Sexual Assault Service and Interim CEO for Survivors of Torture and Trauma Rehabilitation Services (STTARS).
Linda is an experienced mentor, stakeholder manager, conciliator and problem solver.
M: 0401 122 436
Chief Operating Officer/Director:
Ray has worked as a CEO in private legal practice, as a lecturer at UniSA's International Graduate School of Management, as an executive in the South Australian government (Attorney -General's Department) the Commonwealth Government (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet), as Corporate Counsel for Queensland Health and Corporate Counsel for the NSW Independent Transport Safety Regulator.
With 34 years experience in legal practice, management and consulting Ray understands that managers need responsive, practical and cost effective solutions.
M: 0401 122 355
Senior Associate: Altera Consultants
Jay Tolhurst worked as a Principal Social Worker in Families SA for over 20 years. He was responsible for the management and resolution of complex client complaints and case review inquiries for senior management, as well as the development, implementation and training of operational policy in child protection.
Whilst with Families SA, Jay was appointed Executive Officer in a Ministerial Child Protection Inquiry and was seconded to the Northern Territory government to conduct an external review of their child protection Intake system.
More recently he has been engaged as an independent consultant to advise government and NGO's in New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory, as well as in South Australia, with respect to child welfare issues, and in the recruitment training and support of child welfare staff. The US based Children's Research Centre has engaged Jay as a consultant oversighting their contracts with a number of Australian child welfare jurisdictions.
Jay has extensive experience with the challenges of child protection work in a range of Australian settings. He is alert to ongoing developments in child welfare in Australia and overseas and is committed to finding affordable evidence based solutions.
M: 0419 808 281