Our Board

David Clark
Chairperson - Director since November 2012

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

David was appointed Chairperson of the Able Australia Board in December 2013. He is an Executive Coach with more than 20 years’ experience in senior executive roles within a diverse range of organisations. His background is in Human Resources and Senior Executive Management roles, working primarily in the food and beverage industry. David has worked in Europe, USA, Asia and the Pacific and has deep experience in organisational change.

David’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Quality and Risk Committee
Julie Hore
Deputy Chairperson - Director since July 2007

Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelor of Laws (Hon)

Julie is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her experience includes the private sector as a commercial solicitor, corporate legal practice for Shell Australia and Shell UK, and multiple senior management, project and strategy roles in the Shell group of companies.

Julie’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Chair - Quality and Risk Committee
Peter Reilly
Treasurer - Director since November 2012

Bachelor of Business Accounting; Associate - the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Registered Tax agent since 1976, Associate - Institute of Company Directors.

Peter has more than 40 years’ experience as a senior executive and has demonstrated success in a range of areas including general management, building high performance teams, developing and implementing financial and business plans, directing public companies and ensuring funding requirements are met in high growth organisations. Peter is a Director of Melba Opera Trust, Director of the St. Bernard's Foundation, Chairman of Scotchmans Hill Pty Ltd and Executive Director of Lifeview Residential Care.

Peter’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Chair - Finance, Investment and Remuneration Committee 
Hon. Don Wing AM
Director since August 2011

Bachelor of Laws

Don practised as a Barrister and Solicitor for 20 years before being elected to the Legislative Council in the Parliament of Tasmania. During his 29 years as an Independent Member, he served as President of the Council for six years and was Mayor of Launceston from 1983-1987. Don is a member and patron of a number of community, humanitarian and sporting organisations.

Don’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Public Relations, Marketing and Fundraising Committee
Mike Bottomley
Director since February 2012

Mike currently owns and operates several businesses throughout Queensland and New South Wales including Aitken Welding Supplies, Abrasive Diamond and Industrial and INSESA. Mike has also been a strong supporter of several community organisations including Apex, Life Saving, Rotary and church council.

Mike’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Finance, Investment and Remuneration Committee
  • Chair - Public Relations, Marketing and Fundraising Committee
Laura Meagher
Director since July 2008

Bachelor of Commerce (Law); Bachelor of Management (HR); Diploma of Public Relations

Laura is a committed professional having worked in management, strategic and operational marketing and communications roles for over a decade. She has a flair for events, sponsorship, promotions and public relations. With high level qualifications in these areas, Laura provides valuable contributions to the Board.

Laura’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Public Relations, Marketing and Fundraising Committee
Meg Downie
Director since July 2016

Bachelor of Business

Meg is the Director of the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare Industry Group at KPMG where she has been managing the strategic growth and market positioning of its government business for a number of years and brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to Able Australia. Prior to KPMG, she spent 16 years with the Commonwealth and Victorian Public Services where she specialised in organisational re-structuring and a range of human resource management functions. Her experience across both the public and private sectors, combined with a very strong interest in generating organisational growth will be instrumental in shaping Able Australia’s future operational and strategic outcomes.

Meg’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Quality and Risk Committee
Director since June 2018

PhD, MAppSc (research), BAppSc (physio), Grad Dip Neuroscience

Prue is the current Head of Physiotherapy at Monash University. She is an experienced physiotherapy clinician and academic with more than 30 years of experience in neurological clinical practice, physiotherapy education and research. Prue has assumed many state and national leadership roles in physiotherapy over her career and was awarded the title of Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist in 2008 by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in recognition of her expertise in clinical practice and scholarship.  She has particular skills in the management of issues affecting people aging with complex disability, and brings her clinical experience to Able Australia.