Board of Directors

CATHY GAULT - Chairperson/Secretary


Cathy is employed as a Hospital Chaplain. Previous to this Cathy managed a local plumbing business for 15 years.

Cathy is an advocate for two of Thorndale's residents and has been involved with Thorndale for the past 15 years.

PETER SMITH - Director


Peter is a retired sales professional with a plastics company, with extensive commercial and human resource experience.

TIM MORRIS - Director


Tim is a management professional with The NSW Trustee and Guardian with extensive experience in the public and private sector and at board level representation.

JAN CASPERS - Director


Jan is retired, with many years of business and life experience, and is an aunt to a resident in Thorndale's Residential Service and Thorndale Industries.

ROB WEARN - Director


Rob is a community minded individual focussing his support to the greater Penrith area.

Rob is the Managing Director of a local earthmoving business, Director of a waste/recycling landfill  business, a board member of Nepean Medical Research Foundation and a member of the Local Businessman Group.

JAMES KENNEDY - Director


James has over 25 years professional experience in the management of significant real estate portfolios supporting service delivery.

James has worked with Thorndale in the past to assist with submissions to government.

James is the National Director, Strategic Consulting at Jones Lang LaSalle.

MARK WILKS - Director


Mark has held a number of senior executive roles throughout his career. Mark's positions included leadership roles in operations, financial management, marketing, brand and channel management and sales.

Mark managed numerous changes in corporate ownership and strategic direction, including the local acquisition and post merger integration of competing companies.

Mark has completed a Senior Executive MBA with the Melbourne Business School. Mark worked with Thorndale in 2014 as a consultant in the Recycling business and formed a passion for the disability sector.

PETER TRACEY - Director


Peter is from Springwood and has an extensive career in accounting and is a Partner of KPMG.

Peter was a founding director of the McGrath Foundation and sat on that board for 10 years. He is also a director of Adam Crouch Foundation. 

Peter is very enthusiastic about being part of the Thorndale team and looks forward to contributing to the growth over the coming years.

Our mission is to empower people by providing quality services that will meet individual goals and aspirations.

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