Phil is the father of a 27yr old daughter who lives with disability. Phil is committed to ensuring and providing opportunities for people of all abilities. His lived experience provides a clear and deep insight into the needs and interests of people living with disability and their families.
 
Coupled with his strong business acumen, Phil’s experience and perspective is a valuable asset to SMP’s governance and strategic planning. He considers his position on SMP’s Board of Directors as an opportunity to ensure the interests of people with disability are continuously the driving force behind SMP’s operations.​

Dean is the founder and CEO of Music Rocks Australia, one of W.A.’s leading disability service providers, delivering inclusive music programs with life-changing outcomes for thousands of children and adults of all abilities. 
 
He holds Bachelor degrees in Education (Music), Music Performance (Jazz) and Applied Chemistry and initiated the Contemporary Music Department for the Department of Education and Training in Western Australia. Dean brings enthusiasm and commitment in his pledge for improved opportunity and recognition for people with a disability.​

Phil is the National Product Manager for Smartfleet, a fleet management company specialising in the charity and not for profit sector. He has a degree in Combined Mathematics and Statistics and has worked in the fleet management industry for more than 15 years. Phil has an extensive background in the finance industry, working with major financial institutions in Australia and the UK.

 

Phil's management expertise combined with his extensive knowledge of the not for profit sector places him in an excellent position to assist SMP's sound governance.

Eddie is a professional facilitator and trainer who part owns an international training and development business. Eddie provides training and development programs to a variety of organisations, from small business to multi-national corporations and government entities. 

 

As an active community member Eddie highly appreciates the opportunity to volunteer his expertise to strengthen the supports and services SMP provides to people with disability living in his community. Eddie has been involved with SMP for over 12 years.

Meet our Directors

We are a not for profit, incorporated association and have been providing quality services to people living with disability in the southern metropolitan regions of Perth since December 1994. 

 

Our services assist people with disability to achieve their personal life goals by facilitating greater access to the community and the development of their life, work and independent living skills.

 

SMP is governed by an elected Board of Directors. 

Brian recently retired after a long and extensive career in banking, finance and the community services sector. Prior to his retirement Brian worked with one of Western Australia’s largest charity and community services provider where he held the position of Executive Manager Business Services having responsibility for finance, human resources, information communications technology (ICT) plus property. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business and is a CPA.

 

Brian has attained extensive experience as a volunteer in providing community services support and assistance to those seeking support and assistance in the Western Australia community. 

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

Eddie Stowers

Chair

Phil Illingworth

Chair

Phil Illingworth

Chair

Phil Illingworth

Financial

Director

Brian Niedzwiecki

Secretary

Dean Blanchard

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

Phil Oliver

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

Eddie Stowers

Eddie is a professional facilitator and trainer who part owns an international training and development business. Eddie provides training and development programs to a variety of organisations, from small business to multi-national corporations and government entities. 

 

As an active community member Eddie highly appreciates the opportunity to volunteer his expertise to strengthen the supports and services SMP provides to people with disability living in his community. Eddie has been involved with SMP for over 12 years.

Phil is the National Product Manager for Smartfleet, a fleet management company specialising in the charity and not for profit sector. He has a degree in Combined Mathematics and Statistics and has worked in the fleet management industry for more than 15 years. Phil has an extensive background in the finance industry, working with major financial institutions in Australia and the UK.

 

Phil's management expertise combined with his extensive knowledge of the not for profit sector places him in an excellent position to assist SMP's sound governance.

Dean is the founder and CEO of Music Rocks Australia, one of W.A.’s leading disability service providers, delivering inclusive music programs with life-changing outcomes for thousands of children and adults of all abilities. 
 
He holds Bachelor degrees in Education (Music), Music Performance (Jazz) and Applied Chemistry and initiated the Contemporary Music Department for the Department of Education and Training in Western Australia. Dean brings enthusiasm and commitment in his pledge for improved opportunity and recognition for people with a disability.​

Phil is the father of a 27yr old daughter who lives with disability. Phil is committed to ensuring and providing opportunities for people of all abilities. His lived experience provides a clear and deep insight into the needs and interests of people living with disability and their families.
 
Coupled with his strong business acumen, Phil’s experience and perspective is a valuable asset to SMP’s governance and strategic planning. He considers his position on SMP’s Board of Directors as an opportunity to ensure the interests of people with disability are continuously the driving force behind SMP’s operations.​

Secretary

Dean Blanchard

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

Phil Oliver

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Darren Munday

Darren comes to SMP with an impressive leadership resume having led the Student Life & Learning directorate at Murdoch University for 9 years before undertaking contract roles with WACOSS and Australian Red Cross, further enhancing his community sector knowledge. Most significantly, Darren has had extensive experience in the disability services sector having been employed by Senses Australia for over 6 years in the roles of General Manager Finance & Risk (CFO) and General Manager Community & Family Services.

 

Darren has completed a Bachelor of Business, holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration and is a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia. He is also partway through a Graduate Certificate in Disability Leadership with Flinders University.

 

Darren has also held non-Executive Director roles serving on the Boards of two community not-for-profit organisations as well as and serving a three year term on the Murdoch University Senate.

Financial

Director

Brian Niedzwiecki

Brian recently retired after a long and extensive career in banking, finance and the community services sector. Prior to his retirement Brian worked with one of Western Australia’s largest charity and community services provider where he held the position of Executive Manager Business Services having responsibility for finance, human resources, information communications technology (ICT) plus property. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business and is a CPA.

 

Brian has attained extensive experience as a volunteer in providing community services support and assistance to those seeking support and assistance in the Western Australia community. 

Darren comes to SMP with an impressive leadership resume having led the Student Life & Learning directorate at Murdoch University for 9 years before undertaking contract roles with WACOSS and Australian Red Cross, further enhancing his community sector knowledge. Most significantly, Darren has had extensive experience in the disability services sector having been employed by Senses Australia for over 6 years in the roles of General Manager Finance & Risk (CFO) and General Manager Community & Family Services.

 

Darren has completed a Bachelor of Business, holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration and is a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia. He is also partway through a Graduate Certificate in Disability Leadership with Flinders University.

 

Darren has also held non-Executive Director roles serving on the Boards of two community not-for-profit organisations as well as and serving a three year term on the Murdoch University Senate.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Darren Munday

Brian recently retired after a long and extensive career in banking, finance and the community services sector. Prior to his retirement Brian worked with one of Western Australia’s largest charity and community services provider where he held the position of Executive Manager Business Services having responsibility for finance, human resources, information communications technology (ICT) plus property. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business and is a CPA.

 

Brian has attained extensive experience as a volunteer in providing community services support and assistance to those seeking support and assistance in the Western Australia community. 

Financial

Director

Brian Niedzwiecki

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Darren Munday

Darren comes to SMP with an impressive leadership resume having led the Student Life & Learning directorate at Murdoch University for 9 years before undertaking contract roles with WACOSS and Australian Red Cross, further enhancing his community sector knowledge. Most significantly, Darren has had extensive experience in the disability services sector having been employed by Senses Australia for over 6 years in the roles of General Manager Finance & Risk (CFO) and General Manager Community & Family Services.

 

Darren has completed a Bachelor of Business, holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration and is a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia. He is also partway through a Graduate Certificate in Disability Leadership with Flinders University.

 

Darren has also held non-Executive Director roles serving on the Boards of two community not-for-profit organisations as well as and serving a three year term on the Murdoch University Senate.

Secretary

Dean Blanchard

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