John Rowland -
Interim Chief Executive Officer

John has led the integration of Lifestyle Solutions and Possability since they merged in late 2022. He’s proud of the important work the organisation does and believes our people are our strength.

John brings a wealth of industry and advocacy experience, representing the interests of people with disability on national policy issues and collaborating with sector leaders to help shape the NDIS for the people who rely on it.

John is focused on organisational alignment with strategic goals and ensuring high-quality services for people with disability and safe and nurturing environments for children and young people in out-of-home care. He’s also passionate about strengthening a positive culture and supporting employees through professional development.

Lisa Giacomelli - Executive Director, Child & Family Services

Lisa has deep experience in leading service delivery for children and young people in children’s and youth services, recreation, health and out-of-home care. Her career spans local and state government and non-government agencies, including Life Without Barriers, NSW Health and The Y NSW.

Her leadership experience includes complex multi-site operations, strategic planning for service delivery and growth, fostering cultures of inclusiveness, excellence and accountability, risk management and safeguarding. From early in her career Lisa has driven innovative partnerships with communities.


Nicola Crates - Executive Director, Human Rights, Practice & Innovation

Nicola is a qualified Speech Pathologist specialising in developing and delivering services for people with complex needs. Utilising knowledge and skills in Positive Behaviour Support, staff development, leadership and service design, Nicola has developed and implemented service models for individuals living with behaviours of concern, disability and trauma. Her motivation comes from seeing the life changing results that can be achieved when staff, families, individuals and clinicians work collaboratively together.

Nicola’s work on training staff in Positive Behaviour Support, crisis management and reduction of restrictive practices has been published in multiple academic journals and she has presented at a range of international conferences.

Peter Jenner - Executive Director, Quality & Safeguarding

Peter has always advocated for vulnerable people; it’s just part of who he is. He’s committed to protecting human rights and sees them as essential to everyone living their best life.

As well as making sure we’re delivering on our promise to human rights, Peter is dedicated to strengthening a positive culture around incident management and the quality of our services for the people we support.

For much of Peter’s career he’s conducted factual investigations in the government and non-government sectors, which has provided him with valuable insight into managing teams focused on compliance with national standards and laws, as well as risk management and incident reporting and investigation.


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