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

Chief Financial Officer

Wally joined Achieve Australia in March 2019 and holds the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), where he is responsible for overall strategic financial planning and reporting, as well as providing leadership, direction and management of the finance team.

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).

Fiona Miller, Customer Experience Executive

Fiona Miller

Customer Engagement Executive

Fiona joined Achieve Australia in 2016 following a merger with disability services provider, On-Focus Inc. As the Customer Engagement Executive at Achieve, she is responsible for ensuring the needs of clients and families are met and that expectations are exceeded at all levels.

Fiona worked in a variety of roles at On-Focus including CEO, Manager of Operations and Community Living Coordinator. Prior to On-Focus she worked for the Save the Children Fund where she counselled families under stress, including domestic violence victims, children and sexual assault victims.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts in Welfare Studies and Diplomas in Frontline Management and Disability. She is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Management.

Lorraine Salloum - People, Culture and Performance Executive

Lorraine Salloum

People, Culture and Performance Executive

As the People, Culture and Performance 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

Strategy and Business Development Executive

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 the Strategy and Business Development Executive, he is focussed on identifying, developing and delivering new business opportunities, exploring new strategic partnerships, and overseeing the marketing and fundraising divisions at Achieve.

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.

Robert Anton - Business Transformation and Technology Executive

Robert Anton

Business Transformation and Technology Executive

Robert joined Achieve Australia in 2017 and holds the position of Business Transformation and Technology Executive (CIO). He has more than 20 years of experience in management and senior management roles gained in the financial services industry based in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

At Achieve, Robert is focussed on the delivery of innovative technological advancements and transformative projects to improve services, support growth and increase operational efficiencies throughout the organisation.

Prior to joining Achieve, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director with Social Ventures Australia Ltd (SVA) and held director level roles in Asia-Pacific for Deutsche Bank, where he worked for 16 years.

Robert holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Accounting), is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Michael McMichael - Company Secretary and General Counsel

Michael McMichael

Company Secretary and General Counsel

Michael joined Achieve Australia in 2014, initially as a consultant on legal and governance issues. In 2018, he became the Company Secretary and General Counsel.

At Achieve, Michael oversees legal affairs, including the management of external legal advisors, and provides the Board of Directors with assistance in the conduct of its proceedings, together with advice and counsel on governance and related issues.

Prior to joining Achieve, he practised as a commercial lawyer in Sydney for many years, with a diverse clientele including not-for-profit entities. Michael held the position of company secretary and general counsel with National Indigenous TV, a not-for-profit Indigenous organisation, and then as Acting CEO. Michael holds Arts and Law degrees from Sydney University and is admitted as a solicitor in NSW.