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Ms Amanda Hunt

Amanda Hunt is the Chief Executive Officer at UnitingCare West. Coming from Mission Australia in the position of State Manager WA and SA, she has replaced Sue Ash AO on 4 April 2017. Amanda brings energy, enthusiasm and strong leadership and management to the position. Amanda is well known in the Western Australian community services sector and she has extensive experience in a range of services that are provided by UnitingCare West.

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Ms Kim Brooklyn

Kim Brooklyn is the Chief Operating Officer for UnitingCare West, and holds responsibility for the whole of organisation delivery of quality services within the place based framework by competent and capable people (staff and volunteers).

Kim has over 30 years’ of diverse experience in the delivery of services to the community as both a provider, and also via extensive management experience having held senior leadership positions in the community, public and private sectors. Alongside service delivery and management experience, Kim has worked as a Senior Consultant delivering on a number of community engagement and organisational development/sustainability reviews, and contributed to state-wide service reviews and cultural audits for government, not-for-profit and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across Australia. More recently she has also contributed to social policy reform at the State and National level via her roles as Chairperson of the Alliance for Children at Risk, member of the UnitingCare Australia National Children, Young People and Families Network, and the WACOSS Children’s Policy Advisory Committee.

Kim brings a passion for social justice and a deep commitment to actively engage with communities and organisations to determine the most meaningful and effective services to best meet their needs.

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Mr Glyn Davies

Glyn Davies currently holds the position of Executive Manager, Community Inclusion. Glyn has over 30 years’ experience, working in the not for profit sector. He has recently joined UnitingCare West after holding senior management positions with Save the Children Australia and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and has been instrumental in the development of programs in regional areas including remote Aboriginal communities. Glyn has held a range of management and Board positions across various disability organisations and has significant experience within the disability sector, working across accommodation, advocacy, recreation and employment and training services. Glyn is passionate about the development of programs for the most marginalised people in our community and brings to this role, both program and business management experience and a commitment to innovative program development.

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Mr Mark Fuderer

Mark Fuderer currently holds the position of Executive Manager, Corporate Services. He is a qualified accountant with 25 years’ experience spanning both the commercial and not-for-profits sectors. Mark’s varied background includes his time as CFO of St John Ambulance in WA, several years as Head of Fund Administration and Senior Project Manager for a large financial service provider, and experience in the UK as Financial Controller for PolyGram Record Operations. Mark’s combination of strategic, financial and operational experience, gained across multiple sectors within inter-disciplinary teams, along with his passion for UnitingCare West’s mission, make him a valuable member of our Executive team.

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Mrs Linda Malone

The Executive Manager, Business Development and Strategy is primarily responsible for supporting the growth and sustainability of UCW. In particular the Business Development and Strategy Directorate is responsible for:
o Marketing and advocacy
o Fundraising
o Growth projects (social enterprise)
o Strategy and planning
o Funding and Government relations
o Food Rescue and Warehouse Café

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Ms Helen Liedel

Helen Liedel holds the position of Executive Manager Community Living. Helen has over 25 years’ experience in a number of state human service agencies including the Office of the Auditor General, Department of Corrective Services, Disability Services Commission, Department of Health and Sexual Assault Resource Centre. In addition, Helen has worked for two local governments, Subiaco and Bayswater, been a private evaluation consultant and also been a lecturer/tutor with Curtin University, UWA and Edith Cowan University. Helen has experience in management, policy and program development and implementation, research and evaluation and client service provision. She has been a member of executive and management teams and a number of interagency working groups and committees on a state and national basis. Helen holds tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Commerce and International Community Development, and she is currently studying for a Masters of Evaluation. Helen has always had a strong interest in social justice which was the impetus for her to obtain a social work qualification and then to work in the community services sector. Helen is excited to join UCW and to contribute to the organisation as it moves forward in a climate of change and new opportunities.


Mr Paul McGann

The Executive Manager, People and Culture is responsible for the systems and processes which support and build UCW’s people and capacity to deliver services. The People and Culture directorate encompasses:
o Recruitment and retention
o Performance and development
o Work health and safety
o Employee relations
o Remuneration and benefits (including payroll)
o Volunteer engagement
o Workforce planning and development

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Ms Megan Richards

Parenting and Family Support Services
Intensive Family Services (IFS)
New Parent Infant Network (Newpin)
Out of Home Care
Family Group Homes
Specialist Foster Care
Therapeutic and Social Support Services
Child and Family Therapeutic Service (CAFTS)
Therapeutic Support Service
Recovery Options
Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMS)
Aboriginal Family Respite (AFR)
Partners in Recovery

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Mr Daniel Viljoen

Daniel Viljoen currently holds the position of Mission Development Leader at UnitingCare West. After completing his theological degrees at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Daniel joined the South African National Defence Force as Military Chaplain. His chaplaincy role also required of him to minister in his church’s congregations. Daniel served in the forces for 11 years before migrating to Australia in 2003. After a 14 month ministry in a local congregation Daniel joined The Bethanie Group to coordinate their Chaplaincy Services. He gained valuable experience in aged care and during his 9 years with Bethanie was introduced to the concept of Mission Alignment. Daniel is passionate about bringing theology, mission and business together in a way that is true to Biblical principles, aligning an organisation with its Christian values, roots and mission.