Meet the Board
Our Board of Directors is our governing body and is responsible for our strategic direction, establishing goals for management and monitoring the achievement of goals directly through its committees.
Our Board comprises
For the past decade, Nigel Harvey has been a Director of Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA) and has Chaired the ICLA Board for the last 4 years. Nigel has extensive experience in the financial world, with over two decades worth of work in the financial commodity markets and corporate finance. Nigel has specialised in the Asia Pacific region including China for energy price hedging and has over 10 years’ experience in business journalism based in London and the Middle East. Nigel has a passion for leading in the non-for-profit sector, having been Director of a surf club and other non-for-profits.
Nick Coles started his working life in executive recruitment in the financial markets. Since then, he has spent the majority of his working life in financial markets research, initially conducting competitor analyses of the investment banking industry. Nick’s research now has a particular focus on investor sentiment of the S&P/ASX200. Nick developed a proprietary, fully integrated, technology platform to run annual research projects and provide clients with sophisticated, actionable insights and analytics.
Gabbi has almost 20 years’ experience working for organisations with a social purpose. With quality management experience across mental health and addictions, disability, aged care and international quality, risk, health and clinical standards she brings a strong knowledge of regulatory compliance. Gabbi has a keen interest in understanding the experience of people and ensuring compliance has a person-centred approach and provides in-depth understanding of the intricacies of managing compliance within an evolving client care environment.
Jori’s mission is to contribute to one of society’s greatest challenges – equitable and accessible health care services for everyone through innovative models of care, effective allocation of resources, and technology. With a background in international health economics, public policy and business administration, Jorida has worked in the US, Europe and Australia across Federal and State Government agencies, private and non-for-profit sectors. Jorida specialises on health and social services, investment management, health promotion, disease prevention and social determinants of health and is passionate about mental health and wellbeing.
Gina Block is a legal and compliance professional with over 30 years experience across most areas of financial services and commercial practice. Prior to establishing a specialist financial services law firm in 2004, she held a range of senior legal and compliance roles with a number of Australian and global investment banks, including CBA, Westpac, Bankers Trust and Merrill Lynch. Gina has been an active participant on industry committees and lobby groups over the years with particular expertise in the implementation of legislative change. Gina is an Australian Legal Practitioner, with qualifications in law, arts, and finance, and has served as a volunteer Solicitor at Kingsford Legal Centre since 2013.
Rebecca’s career has focused on financial markets with senior roles at investment banks J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Credit Suisse, and more recently in the capital advisory business at KPMG. Currently a director and co-founder of MarketMeter, an interactive market insights company, Rebecca’s goal is to promote corporate best practice and facilitate responsible investment practices. Outside the corporate arena, Rebecca uses her financial and analytical skills toward supporting the non-for-profit sector and in particular, the area of mental health. With personal experience of the toll mental illness takes on families and friends, Rebecca is passionate about making a difference in the lives of those affected.
With over 20 years in leadership roles within the mental health sector, Marc brings a wealth of knowledge to suicide prevention and mental health recovery. Marc has recently joined the global suicide prevention organisation, Living Works Australia as Director of Suicide Prevention and brings to ICLA his experience of suicide prevention program coordination. Marc has worked internationally for the National Health Service in the UK, was a senior UK print Journalist and is a member of the WHO International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP); RUOK? amongst many others. Marc is passionate about community and sector collaboration and ensuring early suicide intervention is integrated with mental health and suicide prevention service provision.