Leadership Team

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 QLD, NT, Government Relations and Advocacy
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 NSW and ACT
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

Stephen Crook,

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Stephen is a relationship driven, commercially-minded finance and governance professional with significant experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Luke Bell

General Manager Fundraising
Luke joined Vision Australia in 2016, having previously served in leadership roles within both the not-for-profit and private sectors.

Helen Steenbergen

General Manager VIC, TAS, SA and WA
Helen has worked in senior management roles within the health sector for the past 12 years. Helen has a focus on being people centred; providing high quality services; collaboration; being accessible; and facilitating well trained and supported staff.

Graeme Craig

General Manager Service Innovation
Graeme joined Vision Australia in 1995 and the leadership team in April 2013

John Gow

General Manager People and Culture
John joined Vision Australia in 2005, quite soon after the merger of the previous state based organisation.

Kirsty Simpson

Communications Director
Kirsty joined Vision Australia in June 2015 to work with the Business Transformation team before moving to the Communications team in February 2016.

David Speyer

General Manager Commercial & National Services
David joined Vision Australia to work on the Royal Blind Foundation Queensland and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia mergers.

Megan McAlpine

Chief Marketing Officer
Throughout her career Megan has worked in both the commercial and not-for-profit sector in senior marketing and brand roles.

Samir Mahir

Chief Digital & Information Officer
Samir is passionate about driving innovative and effective digital solutions that enable business transformation.
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