Board of Directors
Jason Duarte – Chair
Jason has been on the board of CS#1 for over five years and is also Chair of the Risk, Audit & Finance Subcommittee. He has over 15 years of Board experience, including the Canberra Business Chamber and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, IPAA and fellow of FINSIA. Jason has a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Law, Master of Applied Finance and Grad Diploma in Executive Leadership.
Jason is a leader in Westpac’s Institutional Bank in ACT and lives in Canberra with his young family. Jason is a passionate member of the community and has taken part in the CEO Sleepout, is an active member of Rotary and as Chair of CS#1, is able to contribute positively to the well-being of our community.
Nichola Perry – Deputy Chair
Nichola has over 20 years experience in Early Childhood across the not-for-profit and private sector. She holds a B. Education (Birth – 5) and Diploma of Vocational Education, and teaches Early Childhood Education and Care at CIT.
She is passionate about supporting children and families through high quality Education and Care, and elevating the skills and recognition of Educators. She joined the CS#1 board in 2021.
Rhonda Maher – Ordinary Member
Rhonda has more than 35 years’ experience as a front line nurse, manager, and senior executive nurse (including Director of Nursing roles) in public, private, aged care, acute, subacute, rehabilitation and community settings.
Rhonda has recently retired as Director of Nursing for the Division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services, Canberra Health Services.
Rhonda has a passion for making a difference in both her professional and personal life. To keep her perspectives balanced she spends several weeks each year in a volunteer capacity in a fairly remote province in the Solomon Islands.
Rhonda is a champion of the inclusion of elderly and disability friendly initiatives and is passionate about innovation and quality in health care services’
David Maywald – Ordinary Member
David is an experienced Director, having contributed to a dozen boards during the last 25 years. Many of these were NFP roles in health and community services. He has served as Chair, Treasurer, and Chair of Finance/Audit/Risk Committees. David is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is professionally qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). For two decades David worked in Investment Management (including product development, research, marketing, portfolio management, and customer service). He is the proud father of two young children.
Jim Roy – Ordinary Member
Jim is an executive recruiter with two decades of experience under his belt. He is passionate about his craft and he immerses himself in the HR world daily. His recruitment career has spanned numerous locations prior to settling in Canberra a decade ago and his CV highlights significant growth in every team he has led. He has also been a key part of many executive teams, allowing him to understand and appreciate the unique challenges of contemporary leadership and give him a peer to per partnership with his board and C Suite stakeholders.
As a busy father of four, Jim is an authentic advocate for diversity and contributing to a better future for the next generation.
David Cullen – Ordinary Member
David had more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the Australian Public Service working in the aged care, disability services and health sectors. He was Chief Economist of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2016 until his retirement in 2022. Prior to that he was Chief Economist and Head of Strategic Policy at the Australian Department of Health.
David is currently a member of several not-for-profit Boards across Australia. He is also Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy and at the University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
David has had a lifelong commitment to human rights and social justice and to working to empowering those who need to claim human rights but do not have the ability, capacity or position so to do.
John Dicer – Ordinary Member
John has over 25 years’ experience as a Senior Executive Leader and General Counsel and has worked in a number of sectors including the Sydney 2000 Olympics, rail, aviation and aged care. John was the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner from 2018 to 2021 and recently held the position of Head of Policy & Government Relations at HammondCare and is currently an Expert Advisor at Proximity in Canberra.
John’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics [Hons] and Bachelor of Laws. He is passionate about the important role played by not for profit organisations across many areas of society. He is a strong believer and advocate for ethical leadership.
John lives in Canberra with his wife and adult son.