Who We Are

people coming together

Independent Living Centre NSW is made up of allied health professionals, access consultants, administration, and corporate support professionals.

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Board of Directors

The organisation is lead by a board of directors and a chief executive officer who are reponsible for the governance, strategic leadership, and direction of the ILC NSW. ILC NSW members elect our board of directors each year in elections held in November.

ILC Chariman, Jonathan Ladd

Mr Jonathan Ladd


Jonathan Ladd holds a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from University of Durham (UK) 1973-76 and MPhil Logic from London School of Economics, 1976-77. He has 33 years of diverse line, technology, management, consulting and director-level experience, including global Chief Information Officer for P&O Group. Experience covers business strategy, management and information technology, across multiple sectors, working in multiple countries and cultures, at all levels up to board and investor/owner. Currently Group CEO of Datacom. Other current roles include provision of strategic advice and governance for an Australian payments network.

ILC Deputy Chairperson, Ann-Mason Furmage

Ms Ann-Mason Furmage

Deputy Chairperson

Ann-Mason Furmage has been President of the Physical Disability Council of NSW for the past five years. She is retired from active employment in her profession after more than twenty years experience as an accountant and financial controller in Australia and the USA.

ILC Director, Colin Slattery

Mr Colin Slattery


Colin Slattery is currently a director of his own training and consulting business. He brings his expertise in human resource management, marketing, training and coaching to individuals and organizations. Colin has extensive experience in the government and non-government sector and has worked at various levels of management.

ILC Director, Fiona Given

Ms Fiona Given


Qualifications: BA (Hons) LLB Macquarie University, Grad. Dip in Legal Practice (College of Law)
Fiona Given is a person with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs and uses various forms of AAC and various forms of assistive technologies. She is the Vice-President of AAC Voice and People with Disability Australia. Fiona has worked in a range of legal settings. Currently she is a part time community member of NSW Guardianship and funds her own consultancy business doing various research projects in the disability sector.

ILC Director, Alex Maitland

Mr Alex Maitland


Alex Maitland is currently a chartered secretary and non-executive director with career experience in general management, operations and governance roles in the infrastructure and not-for-profit sectors. His qualifications include a BA, Master of Business, Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. Alex holds a longstanding commitment to the not-for-profit sector, serving in voluntary non-executive roles, in emergency services, ageing, disability, health and housing sectors.

Ms Gurleen Knight


Gurleen is an organisational development professional with over 15 years experience in banking and finance, government, manufacturing, media telecommunications, FMCG and professional services industries. She has worked for and consulted to a diverse range of companies such as Telstra, ASIC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Westpac and Chubb Securities. Her qualifications include BCom, Post graduate Diploma in Economics and Finance. Her areas of expertise include organisational development, change management, employee engagement, executive leadership development, coaching, people leadership and talent management.

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Leadership Team

ILC CEO, Robyn Chapman

Robyn Chapman

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Robyn Chapman was appointed CEO in February 2008. She graduated and worked as a Physiotherapist for many years across the health, aged, disability, private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She has held a number of service management positions in the disability sector including leading the Physical Disability Council of NSW. Robyn is currently a Director of Paraquad NSW and is also a casual lecturer in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy at the University of Sydney.