Lynne joined Forrest Personnel in 2021 and brings over 20 years of experience as a CEO in the community and disability sectors working with a range of organisations in Tasmania, NSW and ACT. She has significant experience in cultural, organisational and financial transformation, particularly during periods of substantial change. Lynne holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Certified Practising Accountant and applies strong strategic leadership, lateral thinking and exceptional abilities at marshalling resources to gain the best outcomes for the people we serve.
Lynne Harwood - Chief Executive Officer
Lee-Ann Hassim - General Manager Corporate Services
Lee-Ann has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Science and is a CAANZ Provisional member with 20 years of experience in leading national and international industries such as education, mining power generation, logistics and beverage co-packing. Working as a key finance business advisor and decision support at strategic and operational levels, Lee-Ann focusses on results and company strategic targets through efficiency and productivity improvement while simultaneously responding to ever changing market conditions. Lee-Ann is passionate about supporting organisational sustainability through driving growth and development.
Ceri Price - General Manager Business Development
Ceri has over ten years’ experience in marketing and commercial management roles in non-profit (health), government and corporate organisations. He brings a passion for digital communications and growing corporate and community partnerships, skills in transformational project/change management and an understanding of how to use branding to grow business performance. Ceri is excited to help grow Forrest Personnel’s impact in improving lives and supporting more employers find diverse, skilled, local employees.
Paula Nankiville - Senior Manager Risk, Compliance, WHS, Policy and Contracts
Paula has been with Forrest Personnel since 2013 and has an extensive background in community service management and disabilities. She’s worked in the disability sector since 2002, predominantly in the field of family services. Paula’s roles have included Special Needs Teacher’s Aide delivering allied health programs in a remote school, and Manager of a family support agency delivering programs for accommodation support, intensive family support, community living and recreational programs for children and adults with disability. She previously served as Forrest Personnel’s Client Information Manager responsible for the development and integration of information systems and processes, Quality Assurance and Compliance and management of the organisation’s marketing.
Will Kestin - Senior Project Manager Service Delivery and Change Management
Will joined Forrest Personnel in January 2022, following his previous role as National General Manager, Organisational Development for Corporate Media Services. Will served as the Tasmanian State representative on the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) which advises the Commonwealth, State Ministers, industry sectors and community groups on the implementation of national vocational education requirements. His career includes 19 years in industry peak body executive management, 14 years in ICT, and almost three years as State Manager Tasmania for National Disability Services.
Stacie Standen - - Project Manager Internal Operations
Having joined Forrest Personnel in 2019, Stacie brings a wealth of knowledge in planning and project management skills having worked previously as an Assistant Producer in the commercial entertainment industry in the Eastern States, where she delivered live performances to large audiences. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management from WA Academy of Performing Arts. With a shift in professional focus, Stacie then worked in executive administration in the areas of mental health and residential aged care before commencing with Forrest Personnel, where she’s dedicated to supporting quality operational systems and continuous improvement across all areas of service support.
Christian Cuthbert - IT Strategic Manager
Christian joined Forrest Personnel in January 2022 and brings over 25 years’ experience in the ICT sector where he’s held senior leadership roles in organisations ranging from start-ups to for-purpose and multinational organisations. Christian holds Bachelors’ degrees in Computing and Commerce, is a certified PRINCE2 project manager and is working towards a Masters in Cyber Security. He is passionate about technology and how best to leverage ICT to enable Forrest Personnel to achieve the best outcomes for the people we serve.
Jane Moore - Executive Officer Organisational Culture
Commencing with Forrest Personnel in 2022, Jane comes to the organisation from Tasmania with an extensive background in administration and business services in the education and disability sectors. With experience in establishing and transforming organisational culture, Jane has a commitment to creating positive workplace environments and improving the wellbeing of employees.
Tracey Birch - General Manager People and Culture
Tracey has a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management and Management, a Graduate Certificate in both HR Management and Employment Law in addition to her certification in Training and Assessment and Mental Health First Aid. Spanning over 20 years, Tracey has worked in Human Resources in local government, mining, security, transport and the disability sector. Her areas of expertise include employee relations, HR compliance, performance management, change management, training design and facilitation, compensation analytics and personal and professional development. Tracey loves working with people to help them reach their full potential and gets pleasure out of seeing people succeed.