Our Board

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Chris became a Director of the board in 1987, commencing as Chairman in 1997. Chris and his family have been involved with Windgap for almost 50 years, with his brother Neil in Windgap’s services. Chris is a commercial lawyer and senior partner in the Sydney law firm Brown Wright Stein which has provided pro bono legal assistance to Windgap for over 30 years. He holds a University of Sydney Master of Law degree.

Heather Brown

Heather is sister to Neil Brown, a supported employee at Windgap. She is a founding board member of Windgap Foundation Limited since 15 September 1990 and served on the board of the now defunct Eastern Suburbs/South Sydney Branch of Challenge Foundation from 1980. Heather holds the office of Secretary to the Board and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. Her professional background is one of personal/executive assistant. She is a Justice of the Peace and received the Rotary International Community Services Award in 1999.

Heather Brown
Catherine Jensen-Lee

Catherine Jensen-Lee

Cathie is the daughter of the late Harry Jensen, one of the founders of Windgap. She has a PhD in Sociology and previously worked as a lecturer in Social Science and Policy at UNSW. She now works as a Senior Policy Officer for the NSW Department of Education Communities. Cathie has been a member of the Windgap Board since December 2004 and is a member of both the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Warwick Wheeler

Warwick served as a Board Director from 2003 to 2006 and was reappointed to the Board in December 2008. Warwick is a member of Windgap’s Remuneration Committee. His background is in Australian manufacturing and retail industries with a sales, marketing and general management bias. Warwick is a fomer 1st grade rugby player, coach and life member of Randwick Rugby Club. He was a foundation committee member of Special Olympics Sydney East where he is still involved in their sport coaching programs. Warwick’s son Matthew is a supported employee at Windgap.

Warwick Wheeler
Pedro (Peter) Inguanzo

Pedro (Peter) Inguanzo

Pedro (Peter) Inguanzo has a background in international trade, imports-exports, marketing-distribution and he is a proprietor and a company director. He holds accreditations in business administration, accounting and commercial law in Spain. He is certified as an interpreter-translator (Spanish-English-Spanish) by Macquarie University Sydney. He is also involved in voluntary work with several non-profit organizations promoting institutions & sports for the disable. His son William is a supported employee and he is very happy to be in Windgap.

Andrew Simpson

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and Partner in the accounting firm Gunderson Briggs Chartered Accountants. Andrew has been involved with Windgap for a number of years, providing assistance in relation to various financial matters. Andrew has been a member of the Windgap Board since December 2013, and is a member of both the Audit and Risk and Investment Committees.

Andrew Simpson
Craig Wallace

Craig Wallace

Craig Wallace is the father of Sean Wallace who is a supported employee and also a client of Day Programs at Windgap.  Craig is a member of the Property Committee and the Nomination Committee. Craig’s professional background is as a NSW professional fire fighter for over 25 years and a carpenter/builder.   Craig is currently working as a safety officer, providing fire and safety training as well as maintenance with a petro chemical plant. Craig was involved in Giant Steps Sydney from its foundation and also worked on their annual fundraising events. Craig was an active participant in lifesaving and scouting for over 15 years.

 

Catherine Wallace

Catherine is the mother of Sean Wallace, a supported employee and also a client of Day Programs at Windgap. Catherine is a member of the Nomination Committee. Catherine’s professional background has been in the financial sector as secretary/personal assistant and more recently in administration and events management with the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry. She is currently Secretary of the ex-students’ association of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Kensington. Catherine was involved in the foundation years of Giant Steps, Sydney, a school for children with autism.

 

Catherine Wallace
Anthony Zalakos

Anthony Zalakos

Anthony has recently joined the Windgap board commencing in February 2014 and is a member of the audit committee. Anthony is the current CEO of Recovre a company providing services in workplace rehabilitation, workplace health and safety and medical services and has held this role for the past 4 years. Anthony is a qualified physiotherapist who has worked in the allied health and rehabilitation field for over 20 years.

Client Representatives

Louise Thomson

Louise Thomson

Louise lives in one of Windgap homes and she is a current supported employee at Windgap’s Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE).  She is a representative to the Board of Directors for all the residents who are living at Windgap’s houses.

Bobby Syamdorkas

Bobby is one of the supported employees at Windgap’s Australian Disability Service (ADE). Bobby has long expressed an interest in  becoming a lawyer.  Bobby is actively obtaining feedback and acting as the supported employees’ voice to the Board of Directors.

Bobby Syamdorkas
Steve Konstantopoulos

Steve Konstantopoulos

Steve attends Windgap’s Day Program Service. One of his passion is in movie production and he enjoys going to the gym. He is a voice for his peers at day program services across Windgap.