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). She is currently Chair of St Marks College, President of scosa and a Board member of Catherine House.
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 37 years experience in legal practice, governance, Public Health, Safety Regulation, management and consulting Ray can give responsive, practical and cost effective solutions to a wide range of management problems.
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 Jay has provided independent consultant advice to government and NGO's in New South Wales, Victoria , the Northern Territory, and South Australia with respect to the recruitment, training and support of child welfare staff.
The US based Children's Research Centre engaged Jay to oversight their contracts with a number of Australian child welfare authorities.
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.
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Senior Associate: Altera Consultants
Philip’s areas of interest are in housing policy to reduce homelessness and the provision of housing for socially disadvantaged groups.
He has broad experience dealing with diverse stakeholders having held Executive positions for 23 years in the South Australian Government, including Cabinet Office (Premiers Department), Health and Community Services.
From 2009 to June 2018 he was Executive Director, Housing SA. In that role was awarded a Queens Birthday Public Service Medal (PSM) for outstanding service in the area of social housing policy and practice.
Philip has been a Board member of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and the Chair of the Housing Chief Executives Committee (national body advising Housing Ministers).
Philip holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration and has taught at Flinders University and the University of South Australia.
Philip brings a breadth of practical and theoretical expertise in strategic policy review, management, leadership support and mentoring.