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The Scope Board is supported by four Board Committees: Risk and Audit Committee, Client Experience and Outcomes Committee, Governance and Remuneration Committee, and Finance and Performance Committee.

Each Board Committee is composed of majority Director members, with subject matter experts appointed by the Board as Independent members on Committees.

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Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, PhD, MBS, BBS (Hons), GradDipSci

Independent Member, Client Experience and Outcomes Committee
Independent Member, Governance and Remuneration Committee

Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin joined Scope’s Client Experience and Outcomes Committee as an Independent Committee Member in 2023.

As an accomplished social scientist and a person with cerebral palsy, Cadeyrn brings an evidence-based approach to decision-making and strong advocacy for the social and economic participation of people with disability in society. Cadeyrn’s research spans mental health, disability, healthcare, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, and childhood obesity. His research in the disability space has a strong human rights emphasis and draws attention to the detrimental effects of disabling environments on mental health.

Cadeyrn has qualifications in business and psychology, including a PhD in which he investigated physical activity in the lives of adults with cerebral palsy. He is also a Director and past President of the Cerebral Palsy Support Network.

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Dr Philomena Horsley, PhD, MMA, GCertProfWrit, GDipEd, GDipWomen’sStuds, BA, MAICD

Independent Member, Client Experience and Outcomes Committee

Dr Philomena Horsley is a Research and Workforce Development Consultant, with expertise in research ethics, gender and health; sexual abuse and violence; aged care and disability; and death and dying. She has been a Director and Chair of a diverse range of Boards and Committees in the not-for-profit sector for over 35 years and is currently a Council Member at Abound Communities.

Since 1985 she has been a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and for the inclusion of their voice in all aspects of service delivery, data collection and governance systems.

Philomena was Chair and member of Scope’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) from 2005 – 2019 and has served as an independent member of a number of other Scope Committees. She has considerable expertise in research ethics: she is currently acting Chair of the Victorian Department of Justice, consultant to PRAXIS Australia Ltd, and facilitator of its National HREC Essentials Accreditation course.

Philomena holds positions as Senior Research Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. In 2001, she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women and awarded a Centenary Medal for her work in women’s health, disability and HIV/AIDS.

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Anne Howells, CA, MB (Corporate Governance), BCom, FGIA, GAICD

Independent Member, Risk and Audit Committee

Anne joined Scope’s Risk and Audit Committee in 2023, following a long career in corporate governance, directorial and executive roles in the health and professional sectors.

With extensive experience in governance, risk management and compliance, Anne brings with her a passion for excellence in customer service and informed decision-making. She is currently Deputy Chairman of Alfred Health, Chair of its Finance Committee and a member of both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Anne serves as a Non-Executive Director of Sexual Health Victoria, Chair of the Property Committee and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. She formerly chaired the board until she reached maximum term and has recently been re-appointed following constitutional changes. Additionally, Anne is an Independent Member of the Finance and Risk Management Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Anne is enthusiastic about delivering high levels of customer, employee and stakeholder satisfaction. She has formal training and qualifications in commerce, governance and is a Chartered Accountant. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

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Emma Olivier, BBus(Acc), CA, GAICD

Independent Member, Risk and Audit Committee

Emma Olivier joins Scope with extensive experience in the disability and advocacy space. As a person with disability, Emma intimately understands the challenges and opportunities of living with a disability in Australia. Her extensive consulting experience, including her role as a managing director at Accenture, together with her lived experience, has shaped her passion for disability inclusion.

As the founder and CEO of Twenty Percent, a disability advisory service, Emma empowers organisations to unlock the superpowers of disability within their workforce, customer base, and communities they serve. Her impactful consultancy has garnered recognition from multinational companies, political parties, and government bodies, significantly moving the dial for disability inclusion.

Emma's dedication to leadership with lived experience has driven her involvement in local and state-level community initiatives, including volunteering with Starfish Nippers and serving as a Director of Leadership Victoria and member of Life Saving Victoria's Audit, Finance, and Risk Committee. Emma holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), and is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Emma also has the distinction of being Victoria's first one-armed surf lifesaver. Her adventurous spirit has led her to work and live in seven countries, embracing every moment of her dynamic and diverse journey.

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Andrew Sutherland, B-COM (Hons), CFA

Independent Member, Finance and Performance 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.

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Emily Unity, PGDipPsych, BSc (Software Engineering), CertIV MH Peer Work, GAICD

Independent Member, Client Experience and Outcomes Committee

Emily Unity is a lived and living experience professional who is passionate about advocating for the human rights of all people, regardless of background, identity, or intersectionality.

Emily is currently the Lived Experience Lead for the Royal Children’s Hospital, on the Committees of Management for VMIAC (State Consumer Peak) and Centre for Multicultural Youth, on the Boards of Midsumma and Intertwine, and advisory committees for UNICEF, Headspace, Beyond Blue, CYDA, Orygen, and many more.

As the Lived Experience Lead at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Emily established the inaugural Lived Experience Engagement Strategy. This includes the establishment of a Network and recruitment of over 1500 Lived Experience Advisors, marking the first meaningful and remunerated engagement of people with lived experience in tertiary children’s mental health.

For their work, Emily was recently awarded Mental Health Advocate of the Year, Youth of the Year, Disability Leadership Award, Innovation in Protecting Children Award, Children and Youth Empowerment Award, Community Leadership Award, 25 Under 25, 30 Under 30, and inducted in the first cohort of the Multicultural Honor Roll.

Emily grounds their work in their intersectional experiences of mental health, disability, LGBTQIA+, homelessness, neurodiversity, and being a young carer from a refugee and migrant background. Emily is drawn to Scope's Purpose and Values, which celebrate people, excel together, and act bravely and is excited about the opportunity to work with a dynamic and committed organisation. 

Emily holds a Bachelor of Software Engineering from University of WA and post-graduate qualifications in psychology, with certificates in counselling and Mental Health Peer Work. Emily is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).