The Board

The role of the Scope Board is to provide strong governance and strategic guidance to the organisation.

The Scope Board consists of 10 Directors.

Board Members

Mark Burrows - Scope Chair

Mark Burrowes, BEc, FAICD

Chair, Scope Board of Directors
Chair, People and Governance Committee
Member, Business Development Committee
Elected in 2009

Mark Burrowes takes a vision and makes it a reality through well-developed strategic planning skills, acquired from his experience across different sectors and countries. He strongly believes that organisations can always do better and he strives to bring out the best in them.

Having a son with cerebral palsy, Mark is extremely passionate about disability support services and is an advocate for creating inclusive communities for everyone – a passion that drives him to bring out the best in Scope.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) creates a competitive market and as Chair, Mark has been instrumental in shaping Scope to succeed in this new environment.

As a former Director of several Boards, including the Reach Foundation, the Starlight Children’s Foundation, as well as Managing Director of Medibank Private, Mark has found a healthy balance between managing risk and execution.

During his time as Chief Executive of HoME Timber and Hardware, Mark spearheaded a joint venture with Woolworths Group, repositioning the HoME Group and doubling its size through the acquisition of 43 stores across Australia.

Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and brings more than 35 years of executive and corporate experience to the Scope Board. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney.

David Lloyd Jones - Scope Deputy Chair

David Lloyd Jones, BBus, CPA, GAICD

Deputy Chair, Scope Board of Directors
Chair, Business Development Committee
Member, Risk and Audit Committee
Member, People and Governance Committee
Appointed in 2011

David Lloyd Jones is a strategic thinker with the ability to develop and implement innovative successful long-term business solutions. With an understanding of the complexities of not-for-profit organisations operating in a rapidly changing environment, David leads with an analytical approach that helps steer the Scope Board in a direction that benefits the organisation as a whole.

David is passionate about contributing to the community and enjoys playing a role in the services Scope delivers. A strong advocate for the empowerment of people with a disability, David is able to use his skill and experience in the business world to make a difference in the lives of others.

A small business owner and investor, David specialises in the food manufacturing industry, proprietary lines and industrial services. With more than 30 years experience, he has forged a reputation as a talented and accomplished Company Director with a knack for enhancing productivity and increasing efficiency. During this time, David has also been able to utilise his strong interpersonal skills to effectively manage a range of stakeholders, an ability that enhances his role as Deputy Chair of Scope’s Board of Directors.

David strives to maintain integrity at all times and prides himself on being both respectful and empathetic. He makes the most out of life and seeks to engage in all the opportunities presented to him.

David holds a Bachelor of Business, is a Certified Practicing Accountant, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Gary Brinkworth

Gary Brinkworth, BEc, GAICD

Scope Board of Directors
Member of Risk and Audit Committee
Member of Investments Committee
Appointed in 2018

Gary Brinkworth comes to Scope with a wealth of experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Company Director and a passion for service. He strongly believes in Scope’s values and mission and is committed to driving continuous improvement to support Scope’s sustainable growth.

Extremely passionate about strategic innovation, Gary is an energetic leader who builds organisational capabilities with a strong focus on customers. He has successfully delivered outstanding business results, operational excellence, and continuous improvement.

As the Chief Operating Officer and GM Global Human Resources at Incitec Pivot Limited, Gary successfully rebuilt the business culture and reputation. He delivered long-term agreements with key customers by developing relevant customer strategies, engaging key stakeholders and asserting industry leadership.

Gary also implemented a comprehensive corporate review, resulting in the adoption of a new governance model and strategy for a traditional member based organisation while working as CEO and Managing Director at Barrister’s Chambers Limited.

Gary holds a degree in Economics and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Mark Chittleborough

Mark Chittleborough, BA, MAICD

Scope Board of Directors
Member, Investments Committee
Member, Business Development Committee
Elected in 2016

Mark Chittleborough is passionate about achieving tangible outcomes for people with a disability. Mark’s corporate background has equipped him with a strong skill base that benefits both the Scope Board and the organisation as a whole. Mark’s areas of expertise include financial analysis, strategic planning and general management skills that ensure the smooth operation of organisations and the internal teams that help make them a success.

Mark volunteered at a school for children with disabilities for more than a decade. This role ignited his drive to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability. Being an active Board and Committee member at Scope has allowed Mark to fulfil his desire of making a difference in the community and empowering people with a disability. Mark has also worked with Aboriginal communities to ensure any unique challenges and needs are not only identified, but effectively addressed.

Prior to his retirement, Mark was a senior executive at Shell Australia for more than 25 years and then consulted on various resource projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea. During his career Mark implemented a variety of highly complex projects including the localisation of stakeholder companies in Papua New Guinea, the full spectrum of mergers and acquisitions, and helped establish an Aboriginal Business organisation to manage resource developments that return benefits directly to the people of the Kimberley region.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Barbara Hingston

Barbara Hingston, BA, BSW, GAICD

Scope Board of Directors
Member, Risk and Audit Committee
Member, Business Development Committee
Appointed in 2018

Barbara Hingston is a highly capable and experienced professional with extensive governance and management experience. She is committed to improving health and social outcomes in Australia, particularly for vulnerable people, their families, carers  and communities.

Barbara has strong experience in corporate, strategic management, and organisational development roles in Commonwealth government, and community and non-government organisations across Australia. This equips her with skills in helping to grow the reach of not-for-profit businesses, while retaining focus on mission, driving high standards of reputation, service performance, quality and safety, customer value and experience.

Barbara strongly believes that every human warrants respect, safety and opportunity for an inclusive and participatory life. Recognition of shared humanity, justice, fairness, equity, and responsibility are cornerstone values that shape her life and decisions.

With more than 20 years of experience of governance in government and  NGOs, and the practice of therapeutic clinical social work, management and advocacy, Barbara brings a mix of energy, capacity, and capability to the Scope Board. She has also been a strong advocate for the rights, needs, and position of women, men and children whose lives are shaped by their experiences of family violence, sexual abuse, and mental ill health.

Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Social Work and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and member of the  Institute of Community Directors Australia.

Marcell Judkins

Marcell Judkins, CPA, GAICD

Chair, Investments Committee
Member, Business Development Committee
Elected in 2015

Marcell Judkins combines her passion for corporate finance with her love of seeing joy in the faces of all people as a Director of the Scope Board. She enjoys the professionalism of the Board and is proud of the level of strategic thinking and governance the Board as a whole brings to the organisation.

Marcell brings an independent voice to the Board, ensuring a level of objectivity in all decisions. She sees this as both a benefit and a challenge, taking time to understand the implications of Board decisions from a strategic perspective in addition to the impact on Scope clients.

As Chief Financial Officer of Capitol Health, Marcell has a wealth of knowledge in the disciplines of financial management, risk mitigation and management, corporate governance and social responsibility.

Marcell is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and received an Order of Merit, being in the top 5% of graduates. She has also been awarded a Six-Sigma Quality Black Belt, a management methodology that is used to help businesses improve processes, products and services.

Marcell is an ongoing member of the CPA Australia Corporate Committee.

Tricia Malowney

Tricia Malowney, OAM, BA, DLI, MAICD

Scope Board of Directors
Member, People and Governance Committee
Member, Business Development Committee
Elected in 2012

Tricia Malowney is an advocate, activist and active Director who is passionate about empowering people with disabilities. As a person with a disability, Tricia is able to provide insight and perspective to decisions made by the Scope Board. She is well placed to understand attitudes that impact on the ability of people with a disability to navigate society.

Tricia brings to the Board a strong belief that integrity should be a core part of business. Beyond her role with Scope, she lives by the disability mantra ‘nothing about us without us’, stating that every effort should be made to develop an inclusive society and that all people have the right to live free from violence.

Trisha was recently invited to join the Victorian Government’s Diversity and Inclusion Community of Practice. She holds a variety of Board and Committee positions including Chair of Independent Disability Services and Women with Disabilities Family Violence Working Group, Director at Western Health and Australian Orthotics and Prosthetics Association, and member of the Ministerial Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce. Tricia is a member of the Disability Leadership Institute.

Tricia has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to people with disabilities through advocacy roles. She is particularly proud of assisting women with a disability in leaving violent relationships and her ongoing work to achieve equitable access to health and justice for people with disabilities.

Tricia holds a Bachelor of Arts and is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Phillip Oswald

Philip Oswald, GradDipBus

Scope Board of Directors
Member, People and Governance Committee
Member, Investments Committee
Appointed in 2012

Philip Oswald first started working with Scope more than 10 years ago as an independent member of the Risk and Audit Committee. Philip’s corporate background in risk management ensured he was an active member of the Committee who assisted with the identification and mitigation of risks within Scope.

More recently, Philip joined the Scope Board of Directors and has taken an active interest in all aspects of the organisation. He particularly enjoys site visits and the opportunity to meet Scope staff, clients and carers. Philip also enjoys assisting Scope’s executive team whenever possible.

Philip brings to Scope senior management understanding from his roles at four large corporations, including experience working internationally in the United States of America (USA) and Japan. He has extensive experience in risk and compliance activities as well as dispute resolution, procurement and strategic planning functions.

Philip is currently a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service Australia’s Industry Panel and Chair of Plan Partners, a joint venture participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Philip holds a Graduate Diploma Business Studies and was awarded a scholarship to attend General Motors Institute in the USA.

Lea Pope

Lea Pope, MBA, GAICD

Scope Board of Directors
Chair, Risk and Audit Committee
Member, People and Governance Committee
Appointed in 2015

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 brings to the Board a level of expertise in the health sector that will be imperative in the successful 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.

In addition to her position on Scope’s Board of Directors, Lea enjoys her role as a member of the Eastern Victoria General Practice Training Board of Directors and as 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).

Serge Sardo

Serge Sardo, GradDipPsych, MBA, MAICD

Scope Board of Directors
Member, People and Governance Committee
Member, Risk and Audit Committee
Elected in 2016

Serge Sardo is passionate about contributing to the lives of people with a disability. As a registered psychologist, Serge has spent many years counselling people with a disability and advocating on their behalf. Further to this, Serge brings to the Scope Board a variety of skills including governance and business management, human resources knowledge and a strong understanding of marketing and branding.

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FMC Mediation and Counselling, as well as formerly leading organisations including the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Serge is a natural leader with an ability to quickly build rapport with both internal and external stakeholders. These roles have also allowed Serge to develop a thorough understanding of policy, advocacy and government relations.

Serge builds strong relationships with his colleagues and lives by the value that all people should be treated equally. He is passionate about Scope and the services the organisation delivers to its clients.

In addition to being a member of the Scope Board, Serge is also a member of the Family and Relationships Services Australia Board of Directors and a member of the Victorian Partnerships of Family Relationship Centres.

Serge holds a Masters of Business Administration is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).