Geoff Parnell

Chair

Geoff is an experienced director, executive and consultant with involvement across a wide range of sectors.

Through his private company, Aqumen, he is involved in providing strategic and tactical advisory services to organisations in the strata, facilities management, human resources, recruitment, construction and information technology sectors.

Geoff brings to Mosaic skills and experience in strategic planning, governance, resource management, change management, finance and risk management that has been gained from his business activities, board involvement with other NFP organisations including in the aged care sector, lecturing at Curtin University and involvement on Government Advisory Boards.

“As a Board member at Mosaic I am privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic organisation that is making a substantial difference to people’s lives in a rapidly changing and challenging sector”.

Phillip Barker

Treasurer

Phil is an experienced finance and investment professional bringing over 25 years of commercial experience to the Board, with expertise in funds/investment management, commercial banking, governance and accounting.

Phil brings valuable skills to the Board in business management, leadership and corporate governance along with experience from other Board roles in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Phil holds qualifications in Business (Accounting) and Finance/Investment and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and Financial Services Institute of Australia.

“Mosaic provides quality and valuable services within my community and it gives me great satisfaction to utilise my business experience for the organisation’s continued success.”

Virginia Miltrup

Vice Chair

Virginia is an experienced Executive and Company Director with expertise in supporting businesses to adapt and align to emerging realities.  She has a passion for bringing customer-centric thinking to the improvement of business performance.

Virginia is the Executive Director, Community & Business Services, and has lead Strategy, Corporate Services and Operational teams, across the public and private sectors. She has also led transformative programs at the CBH Group, Synergy, Unisys and Thomson Reuters.  She holds a Masters of Leadership and Management, Bachelor of Commerce, and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Virginia is the Chair of 100 Women, Deputy Chair of Mosaic Community Care, and is a former Chair of International Art Space.

Chris Ryder

Board Member

Chris is a partner of the top tier national law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth.  He specialises in litigation and arbitration in construction and engineering projects. He has previously been Practice Group Leader of the firm’s national Construction Practice Group, Partner-in-Charge of the Perth office and a member of the firm’s Board, including chair of its audit and risk committee.  Chris has been practising law for almost thirty years.  He has an Honours degree in Law and an MBA.

Chris joined the Mosaic Board in October 2011. He brings to the board his experience in distilling highly complex problems for some of Australia’s largest companies at senior executive and board level and developing strategies to resolve them.

Leanne Kite

Board Member

Leanne is an experienced accounting, finance and governance professional having held senior positions across the resources and biotech sector. Leanne brings a wealth of experience to the Board in financial analysis, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, risk management practices and governance.

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Law, is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Governance, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Leanne is passionate about inclusion, and assisting people with disability services through her own connection with the sector, having personal experience with family members with an intellectual disability.

Leanne currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at ClinicIQ Pharmaceuticals, and is a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Board Committee for Gymnastics (WA).

Elizabeth Fergusson

Board Member

Elizabeth has over twenty years of marketing experience across a range of senior roles based in Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Australia.

Elizabeth has worked in industries as diverse as fast-moving consumer goods, utility providers, land development and has extensive experience across both government and private sectors.

She brings to the Mosaic Board marketing and communications expertise – in particular, strategic brand development and management, public relations, research and relationship management.

Elizabeth holds a Masters in Business Administration and is an Associate of The UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Dale Rakich

Board Member

Dale joined the Mosaic Board in January 2022 and brings over 25 years of commercial experience in the Property, Funds Management, Not For Profit and Healthcare sectors.

Dale is currently the national head of Property and Capital Development for a large not for profit health care organisation and through his ongoing involvement with projects specifically for their disability housing service has gained a strong understanding of the contemporary challenges facing the disability support sector.

“I value the opportunity to contribute to a ‘for purpose’ organisation like Mosaic which has a clearly defined mission to improve the lives of individuals and their families living with a disability”.

Kim Clark

Board Member

Kim has four decades of experience in health and human services working in policy, planning and evaluation and management roles. He has spent much of the last two decades undertaking studies looking at programs and services that seek to improve the life chances of vulnerable families and children in WA. Much of the emphasis in this work has been on models of person-centred practice and on the substantial benefits of early, flexible intervention to the life course. Kim has also worked in the tertiary sector as an educator in public health.

For almost 20 years, Kim has had first-hand experience of the disability sector, first as a citizen advocate and more recently as a guardian. He has prior board experience in a community organisation that was established to address early life vulnerability in the Eastern Metropolitan region of Perth.

Kim’s doctoral studies looked at health sector governance and the specifics of practice that optimise critical organisational outcomes. Kim also has a post-graduate qualification in business.