Our Executive Team

We are proud of the high quality of our services, and we work hard to continuously evaluate and improve them.

Our people contribute a diverse range of experiences and knowledge to the organisation. As a team, we are passionate about disability support and advocacy.

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Kate MacRae

Chief Executive Officer

Kate joined Scope in April 2022. She has extensive experience in the disability and healthcare sectors, having held various executive and director roles.

Before joining Scope, Kate held the position of CEO with Able Australia. She guided the organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic and further established a supply chain of PPE for the sector.

With Able Australia, she established the Deafblind Centre of Excellence in 2019. The Centre is now a recognised leader in the field, actively collaborating with the World Health Organization, United Nations and Deafblind International to improve outcomes for people who are deafblind.

Kate has held various leadership roles with Vision Australia, LGA Associates, and clinical roles in mental health, neurology, and pediatrics.

Kate is also the founder and Chair of The CEO Collaboration, a membership body of 90+ NDIS providers.

Lee Carpenter

Lee Carpenter

Chief Operating Officer NSW Scope/DSA

Lee joined Scope in January 2021. He was previously the Deputy CEO of Northcott.

During his time at Northcott, Lee oversaw growth from under $20m to over $200m in revenue per year, transforming and managing service delivery in a customer led NDIS business.

Lee’s experience at Northcott also includes driving innovation and business enhancement projects across the organisation, and growing the size and mix of Supported Independent Living offerings to customers.

A Certified Practising Accountant, Lee holds an MBA and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. With over 30 years’ experience in human services, and 12 of those years working in senior executive roles within the disability sector, Lee has the skills and experience to lead the expansion of Scope’s services into NSW in line with our strategic goal.

Headshot of Lisa Evans.Lisa Evans

Chief Operations Officer Victoria  

Lisa joined Scope in 2023 in the new state-wide position of Chief Operations Officer Victoria. She brings with her over 30 years of knowledge and experience in senior roles across health, nursing and disability sectors.  

Lisa joins Scope from St John of God (SJOG), which includes Accord disability services, social outreach services, international health and ambulatory and healthcare at home services. She previously held the joint role of Group Director Community Services SJOG Healthcare and Chief Executive Officer SJOG Accord. In addition to SJOG, Lisa held executive positions as Director and Assistant Director of Nursing at Northern Health, as well as Masada and Glenferrie Private Hospitals.  

Lisa is excited and passionate about using her role to shape the disability sector. With her eldest son living with a disability, Lisa’s experience raising Jack has been a great driving force behind her work in the sector.  

Clare JenningsClare Jennings

Chief Customer Experience, Risk and Compliance Officer​​

Clare joined Scope in November 2021. She has more than 20 years of experience in the health, community services and aged care sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom, leading innovation, governance, and quality programs.

Before coming to Scope, Clare undertook executive interim work, leading Performance Improvement at Northeast Health Wangaratta, Clinical Governance with BlueCross and cohealth’s COVID-19 response.

Clare’s experience in operational leadership in Healthcare has led to a passion for leading the enabling quality, risk and governance functions to support delivery of the right outcomes for customers and the organization. She has a Master in Nursing and a Masters of Organisational Dynamics. Clare is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Clare is excited to draw on her experience to provide strategic leadership in integrating the customer experience, quality, safeguarding, compliance, risk and innovation across the Scope Group.

Bruce McCowan headshotBruce McCowan

Chief People Officer 

Bruce joined Scope as the Interim Chief People Officer in late 2022.  

An experienced executive, human resources leader, consultant and board director, Bruce has a strong background in organisational transformation through alignment of business and HR strategy. Bruce has a particular interest in culture change and improving leadership capability. 

Bruce has experience in the disability sector, both in an executive role and serving as a Board Member in two different disability services organisations including Chair of Quality and Client Safeguarding Committee.  

Bruce serves as the Chair of the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Panel and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Ian Morgan General Manager, Shared Services & Chief Financial Officer
Ian Morgan

Chief Financial Officer

Ian joined Scope in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics and has 20 years’ experience in CEO and CFO roles within public and private organisations.

Ian is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ian’s experience helps to position Scope as a leader in delivering services in a sustainable and competitive marketplace.

Liz Cairns

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

Liz joins Scope with over 25 years’ experience in the areas of health and disability in both New Zealand and Australia.  Liz’s career has focused on using her deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector to impact significant disability reform particularly over the past 5 years.  Most recently, Liz held the role of Head of Strategy, Sectors and Research at the Transport Accident Commission where she worked closely with the TAC Board to develop, implement, and execute the TAC long term strategy and to develop key national and international strategic partnerships in improved client outcomes and experiences.   Prior to the TAC, Liz held the role of Director Health and Disability Advisory at Price Waterhouse Coopers before moving to the National Disability Insurance Agency as the inaugural Victorian trial site manager and then as General Manager Operations.  As a further testament to Liz’s skill, in 2020 she was seconded to the DHHS to lead the Government’s Covid response in the highly vulnerable non-Government social housing sector (Supported Residential Services, rooming houses, boarding hostels).

Liz also brings to Scope significant experience in organisational service design and development and is highly motivated to finesse and implement systems to improve the lives and experiences of service users.  Liz has working knowledge of Scope, having been previously appointed to our Disability Royal Commission Independent Advisory Committee and our Risk and Audit Committee in 2019.


Sid Shekar
Sid Shekar

Chief Information Officer

Sid joined Scope in December 2020 and leads the IT function and Enterprise PMO for the organisation. He was previously the General Manager of Strategy, Technology and Transformation with NBN Co, where he was responsible for end-to-end strategy, planning, transformation and management across people, processes, and technology initiatives.

With extensive operations and technology experience in senior roles, Sid is well placed to lead the Information, Communication and Technology team through the continued growth of the organisation.

Sid is both customer and outcome focused and uses his leadership and collaboration across all levels to achieve significant outcomes through innovative and simplified customer solutions.

Danielle Vitacca

Interim Chief Strategy Officer 

Danielle first joined Scope as the Manager of Strategic Analysis in 2004 and is now Interim Chief Strategy Officer. 

Her broad experience in senior leadership is underpinned by roughly two decades of skills and experience in disability and community health sectors.  

Danielle has a strong background in driving change and delivering outcomes in the disability sector. She has a particular focus on operational excellence, sustainability, quality and person-centered outcomes. With formal training in accounting, Danielle was previously the Financial Controller at multinational game developer, Atari. She also worked as a General Manager and later Chief Operating Officer at Link Health and Community.