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Our Executive team

“We see the continued growth of a positive workplace culture; one that supports our workforce to strengthen their skills and knowledge, and achieve and maintain good mental and physical health.”


“We see our service staff working professionally and collaboratively with individuals and the community to achieve real results in assisting the people we support to realise their goals and aspirations.”


“We see continued financial sustainability as we effectively maximise use of our assets to achieve Uniting Communities’ strategic goals.”


Robyn Sutherland

Robyn (Executive Manager, Services) has worked at Uniting Communities for 24 years, playing a significant role in expanding our programs to ensure that our services and approach are informed by research and best practice, and that we use quality evaluation to measure their effectiveness and impact.

Leanne Brus-Bentley

With over 20 years’ experience in senior human resources positions, Leanne (Executive Manager, People, Culture and Marketing) has championed many workplace initiatives at Uniting Communities during her two-year tenure, including leading change initiatives that support our people to become more effective while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Lee Sauerwald

With executive management experience in corporate services and more than 15 years in the not-for-profit sector, Lee (Executive Manager, Corporate Services) has a strategic focus on financial, social and environmental sustainability, which has assisted Uniting Communities to become the first South Australian organisation and first registered charity in Australia to receive the Federal Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) accreditation.

10 | Uniting Communities Annual Report 2016

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