Board Committees

The Scope (Aust) Ltd Board is supported by four Board Committees: Risk and Audit Committee; Business Development Committee; People and Governance Committee, and Investments Committee. Each Board Committee is composed of majority Director members, with subject matter experts appointed by the Board as Independent members on Committees.

Lea PopeLea Pope, MBA, GAICD

Independent Member, Risk and Audit Committee

Lea Pope is passionate about the health of all Australians. Driven by her core values of honesty, integrity and fairness, Lea has established a career in health and human services, both in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Lea brings to Scope a thorough understanding of governance requirements and has played an important role in risk analysis and management for a number of organisations. Lea’s expertise in the health sector brings an invaluable lens to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Gaining a better understanding of the needs of people with disabilities and the exploring the potential impact of the NDIS on their lives has become a passion for Lea.

Lea’s career in the health sector spans more than 25 years. In her former role as Chief Executive of Bass Coast Health, Lea integrated community services with the hospital in the Bass Coast region to provide one integrated health service including a fully staffed and accredited emergency department at Bass Coast Health. Lea was also responsible for implementing Nurse Practitioner roles in aged care and emergency care and redeveloped aged care services facilities at Caulfield Hospital.

Lea is a member of the Eastern Victoria General Practice Training Board of Directors and  a Director for South Port Day Links.

Lea holds a Masters of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Andrew SutherlandAndrew Sutherland, B-COM (Hons), CFA

Independent Member, Investments Committee

Andrew Sutherland brings expertise from the investment industry to Scope, with a 29-year career working as an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager, evaluating Australian and offshore investments on behalf of clients. With a detailed understanding of risk and financial management at both an individual business and overall portfolio level, and a particular expertise and interest in healthcare, Andrew’s experience also means he brings a deep understanding of fiduciary responsibility to his role as an Independent Committee member.

Formerly a Partner at boutique investment management firm Perennial Investment Partners, Andrew is currently developing a Global Equities strategy for Australian Foundation Investment Company (AFIC). Through family connections, he has an appreciation for the disability services sector and has a strong commitment to contributing to the financial stability and ongoing success of Scope.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and has post-graduate qualifications in Applied Portfolio Management and Financial Analysis.