Community Vision is a not-for-profit community-based organisation

established to provide services

to people of all ages and abilities.


Community Vision is a Company Limited by Guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001governed by the Board of Governance who oversees the organisation and set strategic and policy direction for the Chief Executive Officer.

Board members receive no remuneration for their services. The appointment of the members is made to ensure the Board has the right mix of skills, experience and expertise to complement the governance duties of the Board.

Finance and Audit Committee

Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for exploring diverse funding streams, undertaking forward financial planning, assessing financial risks and impact, monitoring performance against budget and overseeing audit functions.

Governance and Marketing Committee

This year has also seen the formation of the Governance Committee and the Marketing Committee to assist Community Vision in expanding upon current services.

Board of Governance

  • Philip Thomas Chairperson

    Philip is an experienced commercial leader and innovator with over 15 years’ experience in senior management. He has significant and broad expertise in business management, finance, IT and procurement. Philip’s business leadership and relationship engagement skills enables project success through his program and lifecycle management, product development and process design and engineering responsibilities.

    Furthermore, his vast knowledge of automation including RPA, systems implementations, creative problem solving, financial and risk management and performance analysis helps Philip reach the strategic goals of Community Vision.

  • Philip Imlay Deputy Chair

    Phil is an experienced governance and risk professional with over 15 years in risk, audit, compliance, quality management, project management and investigations. Phil has worked in both the private sector and government in Australia and internationally within Agriculture, Insurance, Wealth Management, Superannuation, WA Consumer Protection and UK Government. Phil is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and Vice President WA Chapter of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia.

    Phil joined Community Vision in October 2021.

  • Bruce Land Board Member

    Bruce is a recently retired Chief Financial Officer of a large WA based provider of individualized services to people with disabilities. In this role, he took on a leading role within the local industry in its discussions with the NDIA that lead to quantifiable improvements in the NDIS. He is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities to lead the best lives they can.

    His 40-year professional career spanned many industries from senior positions in the insolvency profession to wide-ranging change management responsibilities in a major regional bank. He is an experienced commercial negotiator and has been heavily involved in various industry bodies where that industry was undergoing structural reform.

    He has also overseen the implementation of major process automation programs and risk management systems. He has a particular interest in the sustainability of organisations going through major change and the governance processes that surround change programs.

    Bruce is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and is a member of CPA Australia. With respect to the latter, he is a member of a local 3rd Age committee

  • Kelly Milner Board Member

    Kelly is an educator, manager and leader with a particular passion for increasing educational pathways for people for whom there may be personal and/or systemic barriers to accessing education and training. Kelly’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy from the University of Witwatersrand and a Masters in General Linguistics from Stellenbosch University. She holds a Graduate Diploma (Vocational Education and Training) from Charles Sturt University and Diplomas in Quality Auditing and in Business Management from West Coast Institute of Training and has extensive skills in conducting quality audits, managing compliance and project management.

    Kelly is also a highly skilled, practicing speech and language pathologist with over 30 years’ experience supporting people of all ages with communication difficulties including in the aged care and disability sectors.

  • Mark Oliver Board Member

    Mark is a skilled solutions architect who obtains over 20 years’ experience in Information Technology. Mark has pioneered and founded national ASX listed organisations in the IT Sector and start-up technologies. In addition to his achievements, Mark has obtained c-level roles within multinational and global brands such as Symantec, Dell, Cirrus Networks and Cohesity.

    Mark’s strength is in his ability to translate organisational requirements into achievable strategies. Mark holds a comprehensive understanding of consumer sales cycle which enables the development of tactics that focus on streamlining pre-sales delivery and reductions that minimise post-sales support issues.

    He is an effective communicator and placed this at the heart of any management role. Mark believes that engagement with employees and management across a broad spectrum of working environments is critical to delivering effective IT solutions.

    Mark Joined Community Vision as a Board Member in August 2019, where his guidance is a valuable contribution.

  • Michael Paarup Board Member

    General Manager of contracts and procurement at Optus Stadium, Michael is an experienced business manager who demonstrates broad management skills with insightful Commercial and Legal expertise.

    Michael holds in depth comprehension of Corporate Governance, Financial Management and Strategic Planning and is a driven leader in achieving business transformation and strategic objectives.

    Having achieved multiple qualifications, Michael is an academic intellectual who obtains a Doctorate, MBA, BCOM Degrees, and Diploma in Financial Planning, in addition to his credentials as a Barrister, Solicitor and Company Director.

    Michael joined Community Vision in August 2019 as Board Member, where his diversified skill set is utilised to develop and initiate strategic projects.

  • Philippa Honey Board Member

    A Litigator for Francis Burt, Philippa specialises in commercial litigation, and arbitration. Admitted to practice in 2010, she has since developed her expertise within contract law, trade practices and corporations’ law. Her representation expands to all courts, with a specific focus within the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the District Court of Western Australia.

    Phillipa obtains vast knowledge of multiple industries such as port authorities, primary and mid-tier mining companies, and pastoralists, which enables her to understand the value of tailoring her strategies to achieve winning outcomes.

    As Secretary of WA Chapter for the Women’s’ International Shipping and Trading Association Phillipa is an experienced non-executive director with substantial expertise in corporate governance.

    Phillipa joined Community Vision as a board member in 2016, in which she has since provided essential legal guidance obtained through her legal knowledge.