Interrelate is a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors is the governing body of Interrelate and is supported by the CEO and executive team. The Board has broad powers to make decisions and exercise the powers and functions of the organisation within the constraints of Interrelate's Constitution and the Corporations Act 2001.

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Alan Gibson, Chairperson

Attaché: Finance

Appointed: October 28, 2008


Alan is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His professional background includes 14 years in chief financial officer roles in the manufacturing, wholesale and advertising sectors.

Alan’s full-time role is as Managing Director of a family tourism and residential land lease community business in Wollongong, south of Sydney. Previously, Alan was an audit manager, and worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for seven years. Alan acknowledges that the success of both of his roles is dependent upon the support and contributions of highly motivated, engaged and capable teams.

Paul Newman

Attaché: Mediation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement

Appointed: August 24, 2015


Paul Newman has held senior executive positions in the state’s Department of Aboriginal Affairs and is a former director of Aboriginal Support and Planning with the NSW Department of Corrective Services. Paul also has more than two decades of private sector business experience, working as an accomplished Aboriginal business leader, executive, business mentor, professional mediator and corporate trainer.

Paul is a current company director and the founder and managing director of a leading Aboriginal management consulting firm. He has played an active Aboriginal community leadership role in south-western Sydney, where he has lived for more than 20 years. Paul has extensive academic curriculum development, research and teaching experience in a broad range of areas,

including business management, cross-cultural communications and diversity, and community and economic development.

Supporting Paul’s practical community, government and business sector experience is a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Arts in Communication and Cultural Studies through the University of Western Sydney. In fact, Paul was the university’s first Aboriginal business graduate.

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Hon. Graham West

Attaché: Youth, management and external relations

Appointed: July 1, 2011


Graham has been a member of the Interrelate Board since 2011 and is the chair of Interrelate’s People, Culture & Performance committee. He has more than 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors, including as CEO, minister, Member of Parliament, advisor and leading consultant to prepare for and respond to the changes that are sweeping the sector.

Graham holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and a Master of International Studies with Merit, and is an Honorary Fellow with Macquarie University in the School of Management and Marketing.

Antony Floyd

Attaché: Education and governance

Appointed: November 25, 2016


Antony has broad experience in education and governance across cultures, age groups and communities, including leadership roles in local, regional and national areas. He was chair of Family Life Victoria for 10 years.

Antony is a graduate of the Melbourne College of Divinity (DipTheol), Chicago Theological Seminary (USA Doctor of Ministry), Sydney College of Divinity (MTheol) and a minister in the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) for more than 40 years in Australia and overseas. Antony has held nationwide responsibilities for the UCA that have included policy and regulatory advice on culturally diverse matters, oversight of development of resources for use across Australia, review and leadership of workshops on racism and cultural awareness, and support, advocacy and advice for CALD communities.

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Adele Ezzy

Attaché: IT

Appointed: March 2, 2018


Adele has over 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors, including IT Management, IT Project Management and Vocational Training in Business and Technology. Adele taught part time for NSW TAFE for 8 years in Business, and managed her own IT training business for 10 years.

Adele is a certified Marriage Prepare & Enrich Facilitator and is currently practicing. Adele also holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Fadiya Ali

Attaché: Family Law

Appointed: June 4, 2018


Fadiya has over 15 years of experience in the legal profession, including the last 10 years as a lawyer in private practice. Fadiya is a family law specialist accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales and has spent the majority of her career as a lawyer practicing exclusively in the area of Family Law. 

Fadiya is a solicitor admitted in both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She is also a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Fadiya has a particular passion and commitment towards protecting and enhancing the rights of children and is dedicated to assisting people navigate through the challenges of relationship breakdown in an empathetic and compassionate manner.

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Wendy Haigh

Attaché: Social Impact Investment and Social Enterprise

Appointed: April 23, 2019


Wendy is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has worked in senior executive positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors including science and technology, health, education and community services. Linking it all together is a passion for innovation and improving people’s lives. 

Wendy is currently the co-founder and CEO of a charity called Stronger Brains which educates people about the brain and trains them in the latest scientific techniques in neuroplasticity to measurably heal the brain from the impacts of childhood trauma and adversity.

Wendy brings to Interrelate specialist expertise in the area of social impact investment and social enterprise. She was involved in one of Australia’s first Social Benefit Bonds and has spoken nationally on revenue diversification in the NFP sector and innovative funding mechanisms for social impact.