Easylink is the short name we use for Easylink Community Services Limited, a not for profit public company limited by guarantee, commenced in July 2016.
We previously operated under the name of Manly Warringah Pittwater Community Transport Inc. for over 30 years.
Easylink is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) and a public benevolent institution.
Our organisation is an approved provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and My Aged Care.
With experience in human resources and industrial relations, John is committed to building the capacity of Easylink for the benefit of customers and the community.
John has been a volunteer board member and also a bus driver for Easylink for more than 12 years.
His dedication and commitment to the community were acknowledged at the Inaugural Mackellar Awards 2017, where he was awarded the Champion of Mackellar Award.
After gaining Chartered Accounting and Chartered Secretarial qualifications Lawrie enjoyed over 35 years in the commercial arena before retiring, with wide experience in the finance, accounting, governance, contract and risk management areas.
A Board member since 2012 Lawrie has a strong interest in continuous process and governance improvement, the use of technology to improve efficiency and services and using his skills and experience for the benefit of Easylink.
Kylie was elected deputy mayor of Pittwater Council in (2013-2016). While she has always had an avid interest in politics, Kylie has had a varied career in finance, travel and logistics.
Since entering politics, Kylie has fought for many causes in the community such as banning smoking on the beach, fighting against inappropriate developments and fighting for the youth in the area.
Kylie is also the Chairperson of the Northern Beaches Council Environmental Committee and Deputy Chair of the Council’s Implementation Advisory Group.
Tony has over 40 years’ experience within the financial sector, during which he has developed a broad knowledge and expertise of both finance and management.
Up until retirement, Tony was a Certified Practising Accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Credit Management.
Throughout Tony’s career, he has been actively involved in volunteering, including management accounting assistance for Sunnyfield and as a member of the Sydney Advisory Board for the House With No Steps.
Margaret has extensive management experience in the health sector, from prevention to palliative care.
Margaret is skilled in strategic planning, governance, policy development, quality improvement, marketing and communications, campaign development and evaluation, financial management, program management, team leadership and stakeholder engagement.
Margaret is passionate in promoting the social determinants of health, holding a Master of Public Health and a Graduate Diploma in Nursing Management.
Jane is currently the Senior Manager Community Engagement at Transport for NSW. With extensive experience in the design, delivery and management of large community engagement projects, Jane utilises her skills to coordinate large-scale, controversial projects in high pressure environments.
She is passionate about undertaking genuine community engagement processes that seek optimum outcomes supported by the community and key stakeholders.
Debbie has spent 20 years protecting and representing her council, university, government, hospitality, and large and small business clients. Having established Integrity Corporate Finance Group in 1997, Debbie fought to expose unethical business practices and contracts.
Nominated for Business Woman of the Year on three separate occasions, Debbie is also an educator, speaker, mentor, and a compassionate and long standing advocate and fundraiser for the disadvantaged.
Debbie joined the board after learning of Easylink’s services in her endeavour to help an older woman who had lost her bearings, did not speak English and was in need of finding her way home.
Jay is the current operations director of Forest Coach Lines and has 17 years’ of experience within the transport industry. Alongside his comprehensive knowledge of transport operations and planning and traffic engineering, Jay is highly skilled in organisational development and training, industrial relations and enterprise agreement negotiations.
Jay holds a Master of Business Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, a Certificate of Transport Management and other transport-related qualifications.
Angela has worked within the aged and disability sector for over 25 years. She is an experienced manager in the development of services, strategic direction and capacity building for not-for-profit organisations.
Angela has had a long term involvement and interest in the community transport industry, having served on the Easylink board for 10 years before moving to a management position in 2012. With a background in social work, Angela has worked for both local government and community service organisations, including the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Since Angela’s inception as General Manager, Easylink has seen a thirty percent increase in growth of trips, an increase in the number and retention of volunteers and staff, and a diversification and renewal of fleet and services available. Angela continues to lead Easylink through significant growth and change with her extensive industry knowledge and commitment.