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Jacqui Borland, Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Jacqui Borland B.Sc, Dip Ed., B.Ed.Stud, M.Ed (Spec. Ed.& Incl.)

Jacqui joined Aspect in 2008 as a member of the national Positive Partnerships initiative and has held the role of National Manager, Education Sectors and Program Development. She is an experienced educator who has taught in specialist and mainstream, primary and secondary settings across a number of educational sectors. Jacqui completed her Master of Education with Monash University, during which time she undertook research into special education and inclusion.

Jay Ou, Chief Financial & Information Officer

Chief Financial & Information Officer

Jay Ou BEng (Telecomms), MAcc (Macq)

Jay joined Aspect in August 2007 and has held a number of roles including Finance Manager before being appointed National Director, Aspect Finance in April 2016. A Chartered Accountant (CA), Jay gained experience in private practice prior to joining Aspect. He has been instrumental to the development of Aspect’s financial model to address rapid changes in the disability sector whilst maintaining the organisation’s financial stability. Jay holds a Master of Accounting from Macquarie University.

Trevor Clark, National Director, Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice & Senior Education Consultant

National Director, Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice & Senior Education Consultant

Dr Trevor Clark PhD

Trevor joined Aspect in October 1987 and is a special educator with a comprehensive knowledge of educational programs and service provision for students on the spectrum and over seventeen years' experience in New Zealand, England and Australia. During his 20 plus years with Aspect he has been a teacher, principal of four schools and acting Director, Services. Trevor completed his doctorate in autism in 2001 at UNSW, including a curriculum designed to make functional use of savant and splinter skills (strengths and interests) in children on the spectrum.

Maryanne Gosling, National Director, Aspect Education

National Director, Aspect Education

Maryanne Gosling, B.Tch (SpecEd), B.Ed, MBA

Maryanne joined Aspect in January 2020 as National Director, Aspect Education. She completed a Bachelor of Teaching (majoring in Special Education) and Bachelor of Education, before undertaking her teaching career as a primary teacher and then special needs teacher in a range of Queensland schools. Her focus and energy in these roles was in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in very remote communities. As a teacher of learning difficulties, Maryanne also led teams to develop and implement Gifted Education Programs across several schools. Later as a school leader in large metropolitan schools, Maryanne undertook studies in Business, completing a Master Of Business Administration before translating her skills into the corporate sector of education where she lead a portfolio of Organisational Transformation and Capability projects.

Leisaa Dawson, National Director, People

National Director, People

Leissa Dawson

Olivia Shah, National Director, Fund Raising

National Director, Fundraising

Olivia Shah

Olivia’s passion for fundraising started over 20 years ago at the British Red Cross, often with a collection tin in hand. In the following years she has been directly responsible for leading teams all over the world and generating in excess of $50 million for some very worthy organisations. These include Guide Dogs, Pareto Fundraising, Faraja Cancer Research and the largest mental health charity in the UK Mind.

Following a data-led strategic approach, whilst keeping communications with supporters fresh and honest is at the heart of her fundraising approach. When asked to sum up her job Olivia said “Every day I get to see the very best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum being delivered. In essence our job at Aspect Fundraising is to connect people who care, with people in need, who in turn enable incredible projects to come to life. It’s a privilege to be a part of that. ”

Michelle Feros, National Director, Governance, Safety & Quality

National Director, Governance, Quality & Safety

Michelle Feros B.Ec/B.A (Asian Studies) (ANU), MLS&T (Prof) (USyd)

Michelle joined Aspect in 2011 as Manager, Learning & Development and has held the role of Assistant Director, Aspect People & Culture, then National Director, Aspect People since 2014. Prior to joining Aspect, she held similar roles at The Benevolent Society and in the corporate sector. Michelle completed her Masters in Learning Science & Technology from University of Sydney, during which she undertook research on factors that support informal learning in the workplace.

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