Sue is the mother of 2 wonderful daughters. Chloe is the youngest and has Down syndrome. Sue has always been an active advocate for Chloe and wrote a book about their journey: Removing the Fear of raising a child with Down syndrome – ‘WAISING MISS CHLOE’
She has been involved in volunteer work for over 30 years. She is a very experienced Board member, serving on the AGSO Board as the Aust Chairperson for Alateen, the Committee of Management of the Down Syndrome Victoria, as well as various other subcommittees. Sue is passionate about justice and fairness for all and believes everyone has the ability to make a difference - no matter how seemingly small. She is also a qualified counsellor.
She is the founder of iDareU and her dream is for iDareU to help as many people as possible ‘become the best they can be’. Sue also has a disability from having a severe stroke in 2003.
She is heavily involved in Toastmasters and is the 2018/19 President of Ringwood Toastmasters, and has recently been appointed to the Knox Disability Advisory Committee. She really does 'walk her talk’!
Cedric is an experienced human resources professional with 10+ years of demonstrated experience within leading national and global organisations across a range of industries. His broad commercial and project driven background has enabled him to make commercially astute decisions that contributed effectively to the overall organisational strategy of businesses.
He currently works within the Disability Employment Services (DES) sector and is passionate about helping Australians achieve their employment goals. Cedric now wants to further assist people living with a disability achieve their life goals and advocate for improved NDIS resources and services. He completed his studies in Management and more recently completed his MBA at the Australian Institute of Business.
He wants to assist carers and people with a disability navigate NDIS in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for them. Amongst other things, Cedric aspires to help iDareU achieve a more equitable society and inclusiveness for all.
Katrina is an independent Business Consultant with over 25 years’ experience within leading national and global organisations across diverse industry groups including Health, Not for Profit, Financial Services, Government, and Professional Services.<p>
Working with client Executive Teams, Board members and key stakeholders at all levels, Katrina has demonstrated experience in leadership, governance, business diagnosis, strategic planning, change management, risk management and performance reporting.<p>
Katrina leads and manages strategic organisation wide Business transformation programs and has chaired and served on numerous Executive Steering Committees. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management.<p>
As a carer for an elderly parent, Katrina understands their challenges and quest for independence. She has experienced first-hand the difficulties in navigating the labyrinth of support services. She is passionate about equality and better access to the essential support people need to live an inclusive and fulfilled life in their community.
Jenneth was appointed to the iDareU Board in February 2021. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a background in internal and external audits and financial accounting. She has over 15 years of experience and has worked in Australia and the USA in a variety of industries in both the private and public sectors.
She joined the iDareU Board with the aim of contributing to iDareU's mission and vision.
Jenneth has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance.
Rebecca is a highly experienced senior lawyer working as senior banking counsel at ING Bank (Australia) Limited. Rebecca enjoys strategic thinking and crafting innovative solutions, and has had both legal and non-legal roles in her career.
Rebecca has a track record (as a Minter Ellison finance partner and ING Acting Head of Legal) in leading and managing teams. She has an open leadership style; engages comfortably with Board members, executive committee and senior management stakeholders and is experienced in building relationships with clients (in private practice and within both ING and Westpac).
Rebecca is also a board member of a charity Donate a Dollar a Week which is a small but growing charity , with a target of 1000 weekly donors. Its mission is that $1000 a week that can be directed to hard-working community charities.
Rebecca’s father had polio and made significant contributions to a number of charities. He was a Director, Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Northcott Society as well as Chairman of the NSW Wheelchair Sports Association, Director of the NSW Council of the Heart Foundation and Director of the Australian Opera. In 1997 he was presented with an OAM for her service to people with physical disabilities, through the Northcott Society and the New South Wales Wheelchair Sports Association. Rebecca would like to continue her father’s legacy at iDareU.
Prabhu is an entrepreneur, management consultant, and passionate leader with experience in operating businesses across Australia and Southeast Asia.
Prabhu is an organisational and performance turnaround specialist , transforming many an ailing businesses to viabilty in his career over three decades.
As co-founder, he plays an instrumental role in the vision and growth strategy of Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology, a leading private college in Brunei Darussalam. The institution was founded with a vision to enrich, inspire and arm students with skills and competencies for the rapidly and dynamically evolving workplace of the future. Under his leadership, Cosmopolitan College is credited with being the leading private-sector tertiary education institute in Brunei. Prabhu continues to contribute as an Executive Director on the Board of this organisation.
Prabhu has been part of the leadership team of Baiduri Finance Berhad for over 20 years, the number one Self-funded Hire-purchase and leasing Company in Brunei Darussalam with Assets under management exceeding $1.2 Billion. Other leadership roles for the Baiduri Group include his appointment as an administrator to organisations on behalf of the Baiduri Bank group in Brunei.
Prabhu has served at a Board level in multiple organisations across Asia Pacific in the education, banking, retail, and manufacturing sectors. Prabhu leverages experience and insights developed over this period in helping businesses of all sizes and industries to maximise profitability and commercial success with a 360-degree approach.
His diverse cultural exposure, experiences and expertise gained through his appointments enable him to build relationships and work productively with stakeholders.
Prabhu is passionate about the well being of children and improving their quality of life for future generations . He leverages his experience and dedicates time to improving primary health care, elementary education, and nutrition for less fortunate children. To this end, he is actively involved with "Payir", a not-for-profit grassroots organisation in India that helps empower rural communities through holistic development activities focused on rural community development.
Customer success and operational leader highly skilled in developing high
performing teams to implement business initiatives.
Passionate about the social enterprise sector and supporting diverse voices
within the workplace.
Adaptive, 'Full Spectrum' capability across leading strategic initiatives to being
'hands-on' in business operations, projects and activities.
Christian is an IT professional with over 30 years of experience, including 22 years in senior leadership and executive positions. With a wide range of skills in business, enterprise architecture and strategy, Christian is passionate and driven to help iDareU to assist people with disabilities and their families and caregivers to get the best possible support for their unique and varied needs.
Christian has degrees from UK and American universities, with an MBA, and Cybersecurity qualification from Harvard University. He has lived in Adelaide for 18 years.