Our experts

Ron Hooton

Chief Executive Officer
Throughout his career Ron has worked extensively in the primary health care sector and not-for-profit sector.

Karen Knight

General Manager Queensland and Northern Territory
Karen has been blind since birth. She is a registered psychologist with previous experience in mental health, youth suicide prevention and mental health promotion.

Michael Simpson

General Manager New South Wales/ACT and Alternative Information Services
Michael has worked in the blindness sector for over 35 years, serving as National President of Blind Citizens Australia for 7 years, and holding senior positions with Vision Australia

David Woodbridge

Senior Adaptive Technology Consultant, Technology Services
David lost his sight when he was eight years old and had to learn braille. Since then, he completed high school and went to Sydney University receiving a Social Work degree.

Leigh Garwood

General Manager, Victoria, South Australia and Seeing Eye Dogs
In 2008, following SEDA’s merger with Vision Australia, Leigh continued as General Manager of SEDA before expanding his role to become General Manager of all client services across Victoria in 2013.
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