Achieve Australia’s Senior Leadership Executives are an expert group of highly experienced professionals. They work together strategically to lead and build our dynamic organisation.  

Alongside our Board of Directors, the Executive Team use their experience and expertise to ensure the delivery of high-quality, person-centred support services for people with disability across the entire organisation.  

Jo-Anne Hewitt

Chief Executive Officer

Jo-Anne joined Achieve in August 2019 as Chief Executive Officer where she is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the organisation and delivery of quality service and outcomes. Prior to this, Jo-Anne held the role of Executive Director Disability at the Benevolent Society and has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, leading complex organisations through periods of significant growth and transformation.

Jo-Anne holds a Master of Arts (Psychology) and is a current Board member of Centre for Disability Studies.

Wally Phillips

Corporate Service Executive (CFO)

Wally joined Achieve Australia in March 2019 and holds the position of Corporate Services Executive (CFO). Wally is responsible for overall strategic financial planning and reporting, as well as providing leadership, direction and management of the technology, property, corporate services and finance teams.

Previously Wally held a range of executive finance roles in global commercial entities, and his experience in the not-for-profit space includes three years as CFO for Afford (Australia Foundation for Disability).

Wally is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is Big 4 trained through Deloitte (South Africa).

Lorraine Salloum - People, Culture and Performance Executive

Lorraine Salloum

People, Performance & Culture Executive (CHRO)

As the People, Performance & Culture Executive at Achieve Australia since 2018, Lorraine oversees the workforce strategy of a growing workforce of more than 1,000 employees across NSW. At Achieve, she is focussed on driving work performance outcomes to create the best possible services for people with disability and their families and ensuring a positive employee experience.

Lorraine has more than 20 years of experience in HR, change leadership and operations delivery across various sectors. Prior to joining Achieve, she was a Senior Executive at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and HR Director for NSW Treasury, delivering numerous large-scale transformational and service delivery redesign.

Lorraine holds numerous qualifications including an Executive Master of Public Administration and Advanced Diploma of Management in Human Resources. She is a certified practitioner of the Australian HR Institute and an accredited mediator.

Daniel Kyriacou - Strategy and Business Development Executive

Daniel Kyriacou

Operations Executive (COO)

Daniel joined Achieve Australia in 2016 with more than a decade of management and director level experience in the disability services sector and national union movement. As Operations Executive (COO), he oversees the work of the Operations team, providing services and support for people with disability to have a place to call home, engage in rewarding work and activities, be well, and enjoy a full life in the community.

Previously, Daniel was the General Manager of Communications for the industry peak body, National Disability Services (NDS) and the Director of Operations for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), managing the Every Australian Counts campaign to help bring about the NDIS.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government & International Relations and Sociology and a Masters of Business Administration.