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.
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.
Debbie was elected to the position of Chairperson of Easylink in May 2019 and holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics, Diploma of Business (Governance), Securities Interest Diploma and GAICD.
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 Aruma (formerly 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, GAICD, 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.
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.
Grant is currently the Marketing Director, International for Chamberlain Group, the world leader is residential and commercial access solutions. He has over 15 years’ experience in marketing and strong skills in strategy development, demand creation and customer experience.
Grant is a Northern Beaches local and passionate about supporting the community and putting the customer first.
With a passion for helping others through kindness, Huong is a visionary leader in strategy and change, organisation design and development, human capital and innovation. Huong offers 20+ years track record of implementing high-impact organisational and human capital solutions and delivering successful business transformation programs across complex companies affecting diverse communities, customers, professional and frontline staff in Australia and overseas.
Through her role as Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW and Director of Laccom Services Pty Limited Huong is recognised for consistently influencing organisational growth through the delivery of innovation strategies, sound governance and leadership, improved enterprise-wide performance, system and accountability, better staff and customer experience.
Huong joins the Easylink Board to make a positive contribution to the organisation’s mission in connecting people and communities through affordable and accessible transport solutions within the Northern Beaches and Northern Sydney areas.
Dan is the General Manger of Easylink and has a diverse, professional career spanning both commercial enterprise and the not for profit aged care arena. He is a seasoned executive with strengths in corporate strategy, business performance improvement and technology enablement.
Complementing his professional experience, he holds an Executive MBA from UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of management, undergraduate qualifications in business computing and is a certified project management professional.
Dan is passionate about driving Easylink to achieve its full potential, and delivering exceptional experiences and outcomes for customers, communities and stakeholders.
David is the Service and Operations Manager of Easylink. He manages day to day operations and leads a dynamic team of staff and volunteers in ensuring Easylink provides a quality service and remains a transport provider of choice for our customers.
David holds a degree in social work and case management and has extensive experience in community sector management. He has worked across the aged care, mental health and non-profit sectors for the past twenty years. Prior to coming to Easylink, David worked for six years as a Case Manager, managing Home Care Packages for aged care clients.
Rebecca is the Finance and Performance Manager for Easylink. For the past six years Rebecca has overseen all areas of finance and business intelligence for management and the Board to ensure Easylink optimally support the transport needs of the community.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accg) and is a member of CA ANZ with 20 years’ experience working in various accounting roles including management positions in Commerce and Public Practice.
Pat is Easylink’s Fleet and Administration Manager and oversees the management of Easylink’s fleet, human resource administration, office management including systems, building maintenance and WHS related matters.
Pat’s extensive experience in people management skills and her passion for safety, respect and business excellence plays a key role in ensuring that Easylink provides its customers with services of the highest quality.
Pat holds a Diploma of Human Resources Management and has completed the NSW Bus and Coach Operator Scheme (BOAS) through the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.