Optimising the quality of life for people living with disability since 1938

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Patron, board members and executive team


The Honourable Kim Beazley AC

Prior to becoming the 33rd Governor of Western Australia in May 2018, Mr Beazley had dedicated nearly thirty years to a career in Federal Government, representing the Western Australian seats of Brand and Swan.

Mr Beazley was appointed as Ambassador to the United States of America in February 2010, and served until January 2016. Upon his return to Australia, Mr Beazley was appointed as President of the Australian institute for International Affairs until 2017, Co-Chairman of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue until 2018, Distinguished Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and a Director and Distinguished Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre.

Board members

Susan Male


Susan originally trained as an occupational therapist, working in health, rehabilitation and occupational health in Australia and the United States.

Following completion of a Master of Business Administration, Susan has worked as a management consultant and senior executive in the banking, insurance and utilities industries. She has considerable experience as a non-executive director in social purpose organisations, commencing in 2006 with Child Australia and joining the Rocky Bay Board in 2007.


Chris Ryan Board Member

Chris Ryan

Deputy Chairperson

Chris is an experienced executive, director and consultant with over 25 years in human resource management roles, including many years leading the human resources function at Wesfarmers.

More recently Chris has established an advisory business providing support to Boards and CEOs on strategic human resources issues, particularly in the areas of executive remuneration, succession and development.



Chris Catlow

Chris is an experienced executive in the international resources industry with over 25 years experience. He has held various senior roles in major operating companies and has considerable experience in raising both equity and debt for large resource projects. Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Durham, UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Chris and his wife Helga are the parents of a long term client of Rocky Bay.


Paul-KleinPaul Klein

Paul is a Deloitte partner and leader of the WA Technology consulting practice, with over 20 years consulting experience across a diverse range of industries. Paul specialises in IT strategy and planning and the implementation of technology-enabled solutions. Paul’s Australian industry experience includes mining, oil and gas, utilities, Government and financial services. His prior UK experience also included consumer products, retail and manufacturing.


Miriam Borthwick

An experienced journalist, corporate communications and media relations professional with more than 25 years working in the media, government and corporate sectors.

Senior positions in journalism include working as State Political Reporter for ABC TV News, Senior Reporter for The 7.30 Report and Political Panellist on ABC Radio. Fifteen years corporate sector experience in media issues management, crisis communications and media training, working as a media advisor to CEO, Executive and Board members in major corporations, regulated entities, organisations in the energy, health and education sectors.

Veronica Parish

A professional background in corporate governance, financial reporting, internal audit, external audit, compliance requirements and risk assessment.

Over 25 years professional experience as a Chartered Accountant, working in Worcester and Bristol in the UK then Perth, Australia holding senior leadership roles as a Principal of Deloitte.

Jeff Holloway

Jeff joined the Board in February 2016 and is experienced in the development initiation, management and delivery of commercial, residential, and industrial property in Australia. He has over forty years of experience in development activities, property management and major construction projects around the country.


Lui Pangiarella Rocky Bay Board Member

Lui Pangiarella

Lui has over 20 years’ experience in mergers, acquisitions and integrations, project management and finance, having worked for the Wesfarmers Group and as an independent consultant. His experience spans the hardware retail, transport and logistics, fertiliser and chemicals manufacturing and distribution, heavy construction, professional services and insurance industries.

An Honours graduate in Commerce from Curtin University, Lui is a Chartered Accountant and AICD Company Directors Course graduate.

Tricia Murray

Tricia is the Chief Executive Officer for Wanslea and Wanslea Early Learning and Development, that specialise in the areas of early years, family based services and community capacity building. The role oversees service delivery across 30 sites in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

With an extensive background as a Social Worker and Coordinator for organisations such as Red Cross, Presbyterian Social Services and Barnados NSW, Ms Murray was also Executive Manager for Anglicare WA for a decade before commencing her current Chief Executive role.

A Master of Service Administration from Notre Dame University, Ms Murray is an Appointed Member of the Order of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Harvard Business School and an Australian Institute Company Directors graduate

Executive team

Michael Tait - Chief Executive OfficerMichael Tait
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to taking the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Bay, Michael spent over 30 years in senior management positions within the health, hospitality, property development and disability sectors. During this time he operated in Polynesia, Indonesia, Australia, UK and Europe for both national and internationally based organisations.

Since joining Rocky Bay, Michael has been actively involved in the sector with representation on several Boards, committees and project groups. Michael was Deputy-Chair for the WA branch of National Disability Services (NDS), the Peak Body for Disability Services in WA for seven years; a member of the NDS governance and workforce planning subcommittees; Chaired the WA Children and Youth committee whilst sitting on the national committee for children and youth; a member of the State Government CEO Round Table; a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) health forum and the Premier’s Community Sector Reform.

Michael also sits on the AFA Board, the Ability Round Table and the Executive Committee and is consequently involved and exposed to many national disability issues, particularly relevant with the Federal roll out of the NDIS. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors and the Australian Institute of Management; holds tertiary qualifications in business with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (majoring in Finance & Marketing).

Adam Maxwell - Chief Financial OfficerAdam Maxwell
Chief Financial Officer

Adam is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 year’s commercial experience and a passion for customer service, which was forged at an internationally renowned airline group. His career has spanned a number of sectors including marketing, retail and strategic consultancy and he has over 10 years of experience in the care sector, where, prior to his most recent role, he was Finance Director of the UK’s largest privately owned care home group. With his strong background in developing strategic and tactical change initiatives Adam has also been involved, as Non-Executive, in a number of ambitious not for profit Boards.
As Rocky Bay adapts to meet the challenges and explore the opportunities brought about by the NDIS, Adam is focussed on ensuring the success of delivering sustainable solutions.


Michelle Dillon
General Manager Clinical Services

Commencing in 2019 at Rocky Bay, Michelle has served in executive roles with Princess Margaret Hospital and Royal Perth Bentley Campus.

Clinical Services offers physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, specialist postural management, technical services, equipment and hydrotherapy to West Australians of all ages living with disability.

Trevis Lawton - Director Strategy

Trevis Lawton
General Manager Strategy and Governance
Company Secretary

Trevis commenced at Rocky Bay in 2011 as Manager Infrastructure, becoming General Manager Strategy and Governance in 2013.

With over 30 years of management experience across Western Australia, Trevis has worked in areas including strategic planning, ICT, information management, business intelligence and infrastructure management, leading change & innovation and managing enterprise-wide projects across government and the commercial sector.
The Strategy and Governance Division delivers a wide range of corporate services including strategic planning, governance, risk management, business improvement, quality, safety and information management.

Allison Adams - Director Human Ressources

Allison Adams
General Manager Human Resources

Allison is a seasoned HR generalist and leader with over 20 years of experience working across different industry sectors, including financial services, construction and telecommunications. Prior to joining Rocky Bay in 2017, Allison was Head of HR for iiNet Limited leading teams across HR, Payroll, Administration, Health and Safety functions globally.  Allison also led the HR function and sat on the Executive Leadership Team with Broad Group Holdings.

Allison is passionate about creating a working environment that facilitates capable, engaged employees to deliver quality outcomes for our customers and the wider community.

Jane Edmonds - Director Home and Community

Jane Edmond
General Manager Supported Accommodation

Jane commenced at Rocky Bay in November 2013 to take up the new role of General Manager of Supported Accommodation; created due to a period of significant expansion over the previous three years.

Prior to this, Jane worked in a variety of management positions in the not for profit disability services sector in the UK for over twenty years.
Jane has a passion for providing high quality, person centred services, putting the individual first; delivered through a supportive and coaching focused management structure by well trained, and enthusiastic teams of people with a ‘can do’ attitude and a desire for continual improvement.

Anne-Marie Cox
General Manager Community

Anne-Marie commenced with Rocky Bay in 2020 as General Manager Community, bring with her a wealth of experience working within the aged care sector, and successfully led major change in service delivery when the aged care sector deregulated and transitioned to a consumer directed environment,

Anne-Marie has over 10 years’ experience working within Community Services as a General Manager at Silver Chain and has led multi-disciplined teams across metro and regional WA and built strong relationship across not-for-profit and government networks.


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