Wendy Warren | Chief Executive Officer / Public Officer
With lived experience of disability, I am passionate about supporting people with disabilities to live their best life. It has been a great privilege to utilise my commercial acumen, leadership and strategic management experience to contribute to the significant growth of EBL Disability Services since late 2011.
Prior to commencing as CEO for EBL Disability Services, I worked across Australia in a number of senior executive roles for both commercial and profit-for-purpose organisations. I have wide-ranging experience in the area of change management and business turnaround contributing to strategic growth and service improvement. Additionally, I have a strong foundation in establishing person centric services and robust clinical governance/WHS frameworks in multifaceted human service settings. I am particularly interested in child and adolescent welfare in the context of complex developmental disability.
My educational achievements include: Grad. Cert. Human Services, specialising in Child & Adolescent Welfare; Australian Scholarship Foundation (ASG) recipient ‘Meikles Files Black Leadership’ program with visiting Fellow Andrew Meikle of the Centre for the Mind, Sydney University; Copeland Leadership Program, Flinders University; Professional Management Program – Adelaide University (credits towards Adelaide Uni MBA); Therapeutic Assessment Program for NeuroDevelopmental Disorders (Children & Young People SA); MedicoLegal Consultants of Australia (MLCOA), Understanding Psychiatric Illness DSM5 and Musculoskeletal injury and assessment ANZIIF (MLCOA).
I am an elected state member of the National Disability Services (NDS). Past appointments include: National Operations Committee, Job Services Australia (JSA), Economic Development Boards (Regional SA/NSW), Area Consultative Committees (NSW/SA), Aboriginal Focus Group (NSW) and past member of the CEO Institute of Australia (SA).
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