Our Board

Nigel Harvey 

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 

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. 

Gaybrielle Robinson

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.

Jorida Zeneli

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.

Rebecca Thompson 

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. 

Mark Spurr

Mark has senior leadership experience with commercial and Not-for-Profit organisations including Goodman Fielder, Meat and Livestock Australia, The Smith Family and Disability Services Australia. He is currently involved in leadership development as a Hub Chair with Non Profit Australia (NPA). Board experience includes roles as Director, Managing Director and Company Secretary in Commercial, Not-for-Profit and International Business Councils. He is a Bachelor of Business Studies, Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Certified Practicing Accountant.

John Della Bosca

Throughout his professional career and personal life, John has maintained a strong interest in policy development particularly disability and Drug and alcohol policy. He has demonstrated this through his leadership of large progressive organisations such as the General Secretary of the ALP, as a social reformer while in a leadership role in the NSW Government. Later as an advocate for the disadvantaged and marginalized he has had successes in changing government positions, the most outstanding examples being the establishment of Sydney’s Medically Supervised Injecting Center and his role as Every Australian Counts Campaign Director. During his career John has served on a large number on NGO, government, private and cultural boards. John is currently a professional consultant in the disability and Mental health areas and had a stint as Research Director at the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University until October 2020.