Our Team

Board of Directors

Zoe Ding

Zoe Ding

Director

Zoe Ding

Director Zoe Ding

Zoe has more than 25 years of international experience in healthcare and insurance industry working with public, not for profit and private organisations across Australia, UK, Ireland, Singapore and Malaysia.

She began her career as a physiotherapist working in different healthcare systems and progressed to a corporate environment where she helps set up systems and governance structure in new organisation and now provides risk advice to State Government departments and agencies. Working across diverse sectors, she enables organisations to adopt sound governance and professional risk management practices.

Zoe is passionate about making a difference by bringing the best out of individuals and teams, achieving high performance outcomes for both people and organisations.

She has held multiple management roles with special interests in strategic planning, risk management, quality improvement, innovation and technology. She holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA).

John Sloan

John Sloan

Director

John Sloan

Director John Sloan

John has worked in the IT Industry for 30+ years, and has experience in ICT Management; with substantial experience in service desk operations and multiple platforms and technologies. He also has extensive knowledge in finance, budgets, as well as staff management.

John has been responsible for the infrastructure stability and health systems for major clients, and has managed delivery teams both in Australia and internationally to deliver best practice service delivery to clients. He has been apart of the Waverley Industries board for 5+ years.

Terry Lees

Terry Lees

Director

Terry Lees

Director Terry Lees

Terry is a business professional with a Logistics background, and has extensive operational experience in the Engineering – Bearing industry which includes; supply, manufacturing, import and distribution and training.

For several years prior to retirement he was responsible for the corporate aspects of the business which involved Corporate Governance, Company Policies, Health and Safety, Auditing, Strategic Planning and Risk Management.

Terry has gained a passion to support those in the community and in particular people with a disability, and who are not in a position to speak for themselves; by providing meaningful employment and helping them to develop and gain opportunities and satisfaction in the community.

A little bit more:

  • He has been a non-executive director since 2008
  • Chairman from 2012 – 2016 and is currently a Deputy Chairman
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Chairman of the NDIS Committee
  • Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee
  • Member of the Business Review Committee

 

Andrew Langdon

Andrew Langdon

Chairman of the Waverley Industries Ltd. Board

Andrew Langdon

Chairman of the Waverley Industries Ltd. Board Andrew Langdon

Andrew has a business career spanning more than 30 years in the distribution of technical and scientific products to manufacturing, mining and industrial sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Initially in sales and later marketing, Andrew made his mark with laboratory instruments and later in monitoring for hazardous gases in the air in workplaces.

His career in senior management began in 1998 as CEO of a family owned company specialising in monitoring hazardous substances in the air. Since 2006 he has been Managing director of a firm in the manufacturing and industrial process industries.

His involvement in the not for profit sector began in 2007 with a directorship in a member organisation that inspires people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. In 2009 he took on a directorship with Waverley Industries, a provider of supported employment that empowers people with disabilities through high quality employment.

Paul House

Paul House

Deputy Chairman of the Waverley Industries Ltd Board

Paul House

Deputy Chairman of the Waverley Industries Ltd Board Paul House

Paul has been the owner/director of a consulting business specialising in OH&S and Sales & Marketing for over four years.

He has a career spanning over 34 years’ in both international and national business sectors, as well as experience working with two global companies in the safety industry. Paul has also held a number of senior management roles in North America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. One of Paul’s major contributions was being a key member to a dedicated team, who was instrumental in the development and marketing of vital global core products –within the First Responder & Emergency markets.

Getting the best out of people is what’s important, and Paul’s involvement in working with people who have a disability is personal. Paul has been apart of Waverley Industries for over twelve months, and working with a team who have the same passion for others brings personal satisfaction to the mind, body and soul.

Working with people with a disability is being part of a team with different skills.  “…Getting the best out of everyone is what’s satisfying…”

Leadership

John van Wyk

CEO John van Wyk

John’s last 22 years have been with Royal Canin (Division of Mars Inc) with his last 5 years based in Brazil. Heading the business of 400 associates, including a factory onsite. Prior to that John spent time with Nestle in South Africa, Australia (8 years) with two years at Stuart Alexander. After his time in Brazil John returned to Australia to be closer to family and take the next step in his career. John brings strong business leadership, development, manufacturing, supply chain, sales and marketing capabilities. Moving into the not-for-profit sector has been a long- term ambition so leading Waverley Social Enterprise in the next part of its journey is fulfillment of this ambition.

Ryan Khew

Ryan Khew

Group Human Resources Manager

Ryan Khew

Group Human Resources Manager Ryan Khew

Ryan joined the Waverley Industries Senior Management team in April, 2011.

Qualified in Human Resources, Ryan has a broad corporate experience spanning many different positions, including Operations Management, Purchasing and, naturally, HR Management.

During his 10 years in the retail sector, he worked in virtually every department and management level and prides himself on being able to create strong bonds with all areas of an organisation. More recently, in the Industrial Automation sector, he worked for a global market leader where his Operations portfolio covered many areas of the business, including technical service, customer relations, pricing and logistics.

Ryan has a passion for working with people with disabilities and enjoys nurturing the culture of caring, developing and delivering great outcomes for our people.

Vanessa Steele

Vanessa Steele

Group Production Manager

Vanessa Steele

Group Production Manager Vanessa Steele

Vanessa joined the Waverley Industries Management team in January 2019. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales, with a Honours degree from a London University. Vanessa has a broad experience spanning three different countries and many financial positions, including Head of Finance for Royal Canin Australia and New Zealand, as well as more recently Supply and Commercial Financial Manager for Mars Petcare.

During Vanessa’s time in the retail sector, she worked within small local teams through to sizeable global teams, within both technical and functional environments.  Vanessa has a passion for the development of high performing teams and prides herself on being able to create strong relationships within all areas of the organisation.

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