Skip to main content

The role of the Scope Board is to set the strategic direction across all Scope Group entities including subsidiaries.

The Board aligns on Scope’s Purpose, Vision and Values, and guides the organisation to deliver on its strategic initiatives.

The Scope Board is composed of ten Non-Executive Directors with diverse expertise across key areas including: corporate governance, risk management and strategic financial management; sector and sector leadership; government; strategic commercial experience; digital or technology implementation; marketing, fundraising and communications; change management; human resource management including industrial and employee relations and culture; law; and, experience as a person with a disability, or experience as a family member or carer of a person with a disability.

SCO Sanchia Aranda 600px 1

Professor Sanchia Aranda AM, PhD, MN, GAICD

Chair, Scope Board of Directors Chair, Customer Experience and Outcomes Committee Member, Governance and Remuneration Committee Member, Risk and Audit Committee Member, Finance and Performance Committee

Appointed in 2021, Professor Sanchia Aranda AM brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both management and governance to her role leading Scope’s Board. With a strong commitment to reducing health and social inequalities, Sanchia has more than 30 years not-for-profit board experience along with five years as the CEO of a national not-for-profit.

She has served as the former CEO of Cancer Council Australia and the Past President for Union for International Cancer Control, Geneva and International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC).

Externally, Sanchia also holds Chair positions with the City Cancer Challenge Foundation, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Alliance, Victorian Cancer Registry Advisory Committee, Breast Screen Quality Committee, Cancer Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group (Australian Brain Cancer Mission), and the Breast Screen Review Advisory Committee. Additionally, she serves as the Co-Chair of the University of Melbourne/Scope Professorial Chair into Disability Research and as a Board member of the Workers’ Compensation (Dust Diseases) Board.

Sanchia is regarded as one of the world’s pre-eminent experts in cancer control with 40 years’ experience in healthcare as a clinician, researcher, educator and health-system administrator.

She comes to Scope with experience working with adults and children with disability within the healthcare sector, and recognises the social change needed to achieve Scope’s purpose. With experience influencing policy within state and federal governments, Sanchia aims to contribute positively to Scope’s strategic focus as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Sanchia holds a Master of Nursing, a Doctor of Philosophy, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 for her significant service to community health, particularly to cancer control and nursing.

Gary Brinkworth circle 1

Gary Brinkworth, BEc, GAICD

Deputy Chair, Scope Board of Directors Chair, Finance and Performance Committee Member, Governance and Remuneration Committee

Gary Brinkworth comes to Scope with a wealth of experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Company Director and a passion for customers and service delivery. He strongly believes in Scope’s values and purpose 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. 

Gary has worked locally and internationally in large scale service industries ranging from Property Advisory, Retail and Financial Services and has a track record in creating high performance cultures, new business (including M&A) and improved customer outcomes.  

As a Director, Gary has also completed and implemented comprehensive Board Reviews that seek to elevate corporate governance processes and structures. The process includes critical assessment of Board Composition, Skills and Effectiveness leading to improved organisation alignment and performance. 

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

Sarah Anderson

Dr Sarah Anderson PhD, BPO, MPH

Scope Board of Directors Member, Risk and Audit Committee Member, Customer Experience and Outcomes Committee

Dr Sarah Anderson brings a passion for equity and inclusion, and experience in the regulatory, disability, academia, and healthcare sectors. She has lived experience of disability.

As a person who has experienced social exclusion firsthand, Sarah is passionate about Scope’s mission of ‘seeing the person’ and bringing possibilities to life.

Alongside her role as a Director on Scope’s Board, Sarah is Chair of Disability Sport and Recreation Board and Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Board. She is a previous Director of Yea and District Memorial Hospital Board.

Sarah is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University and holds the role of Manager Research and Evaluation at AHPRA (Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). She holds a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics, a Master of Public Health, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Sarah has completed a Churchill Fellowship offered by the Winston Churchill Trust and received a scholarship to undertake the Williamson Community Leadership Program. She has proudly walked the Kokoda Trail.

Brendan Earle circle e1571100398869

Brendan Earle, BA, LLB, AICD

Scope Board of Directors Chair, Risk and Audit Committee Member, Finance and Performance Committee

Brendan Earle is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience in corporate law, governance, finance, and strategy. He believes that every individual should be free to pursue their goals and aspirations, but that no one should be left behind.

Brendan believes in the famous quote, “if it is to be, it is up to me”. His goal is to help build a society where every individual is treated equally and is given an opportunity to reach their potential, irrespective of their abilities.

He comes to Scope with strong experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic commercial transactions, business succession planning, and healthcare.

During his term as a Non-Executive Director at St Vincent’s Health Australia, he took pride in the organisation’s efforts to become an integrated national business with a strong advocacy voice.

With more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer, including several years in the healthcare industry, Brendan brings a mix of energy, capacity, and capability to Scope.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Law (Hons), and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course.

Jill Hennessey

The Hon Jill Hennessy, LLM, LLB, BA, GAICD

Scope Board of Directors, Member, Governance and Remuneration Committee

The Hon. Jill Hennessy joins Scope’s Board of Directors after an extensive career in prominent government and Ministerial roles.

A passionate community advocate and leader, Jill previously worked as the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services where she forged a reputation as a leader of reform. Jill has a strong background in policy and legislative change and is credited with transforming laws around nurse-to-patient ratios, providing safe access to women’s health services and laws around assisted dying.

Jill was also the Victorian Attorney-General and Minister for Workplace Safety where she led justice and workplace safety reforms, including Victoria’s inaugural workplace manslaughter legislation.

A graduate of the AICD, Jill’s academic qualifications include a Master of Public and International Law, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts. Jill is also a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University. Her other Board and Director experience includes serving as a member of the Sir Zelman Cowen Advisory Committee and as a Director of the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation. She has previously held Board positions with Western Health, the Legal Industry Superannuation Scheme and Western Region Health Service Inc (now CoHealth).

Barbara Hingston

Barbara Hingston AM, BA (Admin), BSW, GAICD

Scope Board of Directors, Member, Customer Experience and Outcomes Committee, Member, Governance and Remuneration Committee

Barbara Hingston is a professional Non-Executive Director, skilled in health and social services, governance, management, consumer and public stakeholder engagement. She brings energy, knowledge and capability to the Scope Board, and is committed to improving health and social outcomes for vulnerable people, their families, carers and communities.

Her prior executive experience includes corporate, strategic management and organisational development in Commonwealth government, and community and non-government organisations in Australia. In each, she focuses on the mission, and high standards of service performance, accountability, quality and safety, customer value and experience.

She has contributed to strategy, service delivery and customer experience in healthcare, young people’s mental health, disability services, children and young person’s safety, as well as family and sexual violence prevention, response and recovery. She is a strong advocate for the rights, needs and position of all women, men and children whose lives intersect with family violence, sexual abuse and mental illness.

Barbara is a graduate of the AICD and member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Administration) and Bachelor of Social Work.

In 2021, Barbara was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to community health and to people with disabilities.

Marcell Judkins

Marcell Judkins, BBus, FCPA, MBA, FAICD

Scope Board of Directors Member, Finance and Performance Committee Member, Risk and Audit Committee

Marcell Judkins combines her passion for finance and business with her drive to be an active member in the wider community as a Director on the Scope Board. She is proud of the level of strategic thinking and governance the Board brings to the organisation in a very complex context.

Marcell is 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.

Previously 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 Fellow of the 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 and has also served as a member of the CPA Australia Corporate Committee for six years.

SCO Andrew Richardson 600px 1

Andrew Richardson, BSc, LLB, MBA, FAIM, FAICD

Scope Board of Directors, Member, Finance and Performance Committee

Andrew Richardson brings extensive executive leadership, governance and disability sector experience to Scope. He has a passionate commitment to social inclusion and human rights, and is the parent of an NDIS Participant.

Andrew is excited by Scope’s many opportunities to facilitate better outcomes and play a leadership role in disability support and innovation. He is also enthusiastic about influencing government to adopt innovative, effective, value-driven approaches to supporting and including people with disability in all aspects of life.

Andrew was active in the campaign to establish the NDIS, and has continued to advocate for the rights and wellbeing of people with disability and those who support them. He has served on many for-purpose boards, was Deputy Chair of National Disability Services for eight years, and is currently Deputy Chair of Special Olympics Australia.

In his most recent executive role, Andrew led Aruma (formerly House with No Steps) through considerable sector and organisational transformation and growth. Prior to that, he led large-scale IT services organisations at Compaq and Hewlett-Packard, consulted with McKinsey & Co and was a lawyer and manager at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Andrew holds degrees in business management, law and computer science and is a Fellow of the AICD.

Serge Sardo

Serge Sardo, GradDipPsych, MBA, MAICD

Scope Board of Directors Chair, Governance and Remuneration Committee, Member, Customer Experience and Outcomes Committee

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. He is also skilled in governance and business management, human resources, and marketing and branding.

Serge lives by the value that all people should be treated equally. As CEO of Better Place Australia, as well as formerly leading organisations including the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Serge has developed 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 Director of the Family and Relationships Services Australia and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation Board.

Serge holds a Masters of Business Administration and is a member of the AICD.

SCO Nadine White 600px 1

Dr Nadine White, BLawsAdmin, LLB (Hons), PhD, GAICD

Scope Board of Directors, Member, Governance and Remuneration Committee

Dr Nadine White brings to Scope a strong, vested interest in social inclusion, impact, and working to improve outcomes for individuals and communities. An accomplished Company Director, Nadine has an extensive background in the public and private sectors in aged care, health, disability, Indigenous affairs, and financial services.

In addition to her role as Director of Care Connect Ltd, Nadine has held appointments with ACT Reconciliation Council and Deputy Chair of both Raising Hope Education Foundation and the ACT Work Health & Safety Council. Nadine has spent much of her executive career in human resources and workplace relations. She was Chief People Officer at the Australian National University and holds a PhD in organisational change and industrial relations within the health sector. She is a Graduate of the AICD and holds tertiary qualifications in business and law.

Nadine is a passionate advocate for gender equity and Indigenous employment. Legally trained, she also counts sustainable workforce outcomes and parental leave improvement (super on unpaid parental leave) as some of the key successes of her career.