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.

ILC Director, Gurleen Knight

Ms Gurleen Knight


Gurleen is an Organisational Development professional with over 18 years’ experience across a diverse number of industries including Education, Banking, Government, Manufacturing, Media Telecommunications, FMCG and professional services. She has expertise in designing and implementing people strategies to create a culture of trust, transparency, performance and innovation. Gurleen has worked for and consulted to a diverse range of Australian and multinational companies such as Telstra, ASIC, PwC, Westpac, Chubb Securities and most recently Navitas Ltd. At Navitas, Gurleen was the Global Head of Organisational Development, Group HR for 3.5 years. During this time, she has designed and led global Group HR implementations on change management, performance management, executive development programmes and succession planning.
Gurleen is currently the European HR Director for the University Programmes Division in Navitas and provides the senior leadership team with strategic and leadership vision for people recruitment framework, performance and development, talent development and succession planning, compensation and benefits framework, change management, workplace health and safety and workplace diversity. Gurleen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business & Finance, speaks fluent Punjabi and Hindi.

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Leadership Team

ILC CEO, Robyn Chapman

Robyn Chapman

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Company Secretary

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.