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Tropical Leaves

Board of Directors

FSA Health & Wellbeing is one of six service streams within Family Services Australia. Family Services Australia has a voluntary board of directors. The board is responsible for the overall governance, management and strategic direction of the organisation.

Chris Lacey

Director & Chairman


BSc (Hons), BLaw, Dip Management, Dip. Bus. (Gov) and currently leading the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra Incorporated.

Chris has an extensive background in the NSW Public Service. He brings experience in public administration & policy, operational and strategy development, inter-agency & community sector collaboration.

Chair of the FSA Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee.

Karina Franke

Director & Deputy Chair


Holding a BA(sociology/psychology), LLB and GradDipLegPrac; Karina has enjoyed a varied career in legal and social services with roles in private legal practice, NSW Government and in higher education.

Karina brings experience and knowledge in family law, child care and protection matters, criminal law and the courts, Probation and Parole case management and youth work. Karina also has corporate governance experience advising the University of Wollongong over the past 6 years as an in-house lawyer and senior manager.

With a strong sense of social justice, Karina is excited to contribute to FSIL’s great work to date.

Deputy Chair and Member of the FSA Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee.

Gary Jackson

Managing Director & Company Secretary


JP, MAICD, Sydney University Advanced Criminal Law, VIC Police APSIS L2 for Managers, AFP Cert IV Fraud Control & Investigations, Deakin University GradCertBA, completing an Intl MBA.

​With 28years as a proven C-Level Executive, Company Director and Chairman, Gary is an experienced Executive Director of Health, Disability and Employment Services Group Advisory Boards, Chair of Clinical Governance Committees and Expert Industry Advisory Panels.

​Gary has chaired various Group Finance, Audit and Risk Committee’s, being a Management Committee Member and Treasurer of an International Charity, Child Safety Association, as well as being a Board Director of Not for Profit (NFP) Community Services Organisation’s.

​Gary has recently enjoyed 17years in NFP NGO Human Services including Int’l Development, Health, Disability, Medical Research, Mental Health, Allied Health, Child Protection, Child Safety, Education, Employment, Housing, Disability, Community and Professional Services.  His field work has extended throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific, Africa, USA, UK and MENA regions.

Member Audit Risk and Compliance (ARC) Committee, Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee and Practice Governance Committee (PGC).

Peter Pak



Bachelor of Business (Major in Accounting), MBA, CPA

Peter has held several senior leadership positions spanning over 30 years, both domestically and internationals within the private sector.

Peter has extensive experience in Operational Risk, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Internal Control, Strategy, Merger and Acquisition advisory.

Peter is a Six Sigma green belt and has led large scale process improvements and change management projects and looks forward to applying his professional finance audit risk and compliance experience to achieve social impact for those most in need.

Chair of the Audit Risk and Compliance (ARC) Committee.

Roy Rogers



MAICD, MBA, CP (Engineer), BSC (Eng) Merit, Structural Engineering Certificate.

Roy is the CEO of the Flagstaff Group.  Roy brings extensive commercial knowledge running multi-disciplinary businesses, with proven skills in operations and change management.  Teamwork and the ability to bring people together are important to Roy.

Member of the FSA Audit Risk and Compliance (ARC) Committee.

Kathryn Barker



Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood), Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training and a Cert IV in Frontline Management.

Kathryn has worked with Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) for the past 12years and is an experienced Early Childhood Services Manager, ensuring that 11 early childhood services provide optimum educational programs and care environments for children, families and communities.  Kathryn brings 24 years experience working in the sector.

Member of the FSA Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee.

Tracey De Angelis

Director & Chair, Practice Governance Committee



Tracey joins the FSA board as a Queensland director with over 20years experience in health and human services leadership through reform, strategy, planning, transformation, engagement and delivery. Tracey’s experience in healthcare extends across Acute, Quaternary/Tertiary, Secondary, Primary, Prevention, and Community.

Tracey’s work has spanned Community Services, Not for Profit, and Government working across diverse populations and vulnerable groups.  Currently a Director within the Oceania Health and Technology Consulting Services with Ernst and Young and Non-Executive Director with Karakan Limited, Tracey has also enjoyed executive leadership positions with Brisbane South Primary Health Network (PHN)/Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local and Queensland Health.

With a passion to support positive change in the lives of children, young people, adults and families through innovative community service delivery, Tracey also holds memberships with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) and the Australian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH).

Amanda Van de Paverd



Charles Sturt University GradCert, International Security and Counter Terrorism, University of New England BBus Administration and Management, Royal Australian Air Force DipGov (Management), United Nations Peace Keeping and Conflict Resolution and Health Services International Cert IV, Public Safety (Defence Safety Coordination).

Amanda has enjoyed an extensive career with the Royal Australian Air Force with a focus on personnel management, organisational design and workforce optimisation. Her time in the Air Force included operational duty for which she was awarded a commendation for her contribution to the International Campaign Against Terror.

Since leaving full time Air Force 7 years ago, Amanda has pursued a professional career specialising in leadership, change management and organisation design as a Management Consultant. Amanda has delivered reviews, large projects and community implementations in the NGO, Government and Health sectors, together with cultural and behavioural change initiatives.

Amanda joins the FSA board and Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee as a Queensland Company Director and HRG Member.

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