Board of Directors

Chris Lacey
Director & Chairman

BSc (Hons), BLaw, Dip Management, Dip. Bus. (Gov) and currently leading the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra Incorporated.

Chris has an extensive background in the NSW Public Service. He brings experience in public administration & policy, operational and strategy development, inter-agency & community sector collaboration.

Chair of the FSA Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee.

Karina Franke
Director & Deputy Chair

Holding a BA(sociology/psychology), LLB and GradDipLegPrac; Karina has enjoyed a varied career in legal and social services with roles in private legal practice, NSW Government and in higher education.

Karina brings experience and knowledge in family law, child care and protection matters, criminal law and the courts, Probation and Parole case management and youth work. Karina also has corporate governance experience advising the University of Wollongong over the past 6 years as an in-house lawyer and senior manager.

With a strong sense of social justice, Karina is excited to contribute to FSIL’s great work to date.

Deputy Chair and Member of the FSA Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee.

Gary Jackson
Managing Director & Company Secretary

JP, MAICD, Sydney University Advanced Criminal Law, VIC Police APSIS L2 for Managers, AFP Cert IV Fraud Control & Investigations, Deakin University GradCertBA, completing an Intl MBA.

With 28years as a proven C-Level Executive, Company Director and Chairman, Gary is an experienced Executive Director of Health, Disability and Employment Services Group Advisory Boards, Chair of Clinical Governance Committees and Expert Industry Advisory Panels.

Gary has chaired various Group Finance, Audit and Risk Committee’s, being a Management Committee Member and Treasurer of an International Charity, Child Safety Association, as well as being a Board Director of Not for Profit (NFP) Community Services Organisation’s.

Gary has recently enjoyed 17years in NFP NGO Human Services including Intl Development, Health, Disability, Medical Research, Mental Health, Allied Health, Child Protection, Child Safety, Education, Employment, Housing, Disability, Community and Professional Services.

Originally from the Southern Highlands and Illawarra, Gary’s field work has extended throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific, Africa, USA, UK and MENA regions.

Member FSA Audit Risk and Compliance (ARC) Committee, Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee and Practice Governance Committee (PGC).

Dr Jane Leigh

Dr Jane Leigh is a Director, Clinical Psychotherapist and Author who holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Counselling/Psychology. She is currently the Clinical Director of her own private counselling practice in Melbourne’s western suburbs and has been for the last 14 years. She has a total of 25 years of professional experience in the mental health industry and has worked in the public, private, not-for-profit and government sectors.

Dr Leigh is a specialist mental health clinician in all areas of mental health and wellbeing. Throughout her extensive career, Dr Leigh has worked with a broad client base which includes, but is not limited to, individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, substance abuse, drug and alcohol rehabilitation organisations and victims and perpetrators of crime. Dr Leigh is also a policy analyst for mental health organisations and she is very involved in humanitarian advocacy for various government and mental health organisations around Australia and internationally.

Dr Leigh is an ambassador for Beyond Blue and a very active member of the Australian community, promoting the support of individuals with mental illness, and their families, and speaking out about the debilitating effects of trauma, abuse, and depression through many articles and interviews. Dr Leigh also organises and runs group seminars, conferences, and support groups for various areas of mental health in Melbourne, around Australia and internationally.

Chair of the Practice Governance Committee (PGC).

Peter Pak

Bachelor of Business (Major in Accounting), MBA, CPA

Peter has held several senior leadership positions spanning over 30 years, both domestically and internationals within the private sector. He has extensive experience in Operational Risk, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Internal Control, Strategy, Merger and Acquisition advisory.

Peter is a Six Sigma green belt and has led large scale process improvements and change management projects.

Chair of the Audit Risk and Compliance (ARC) Committee.

Dr Tillmann Böehme

PhD (Supply Chain Management), MBA, Dip Purchasing and Logistics. Employed by the University of Wollongong.

Tillmann brings to FSA significant management and research expertise as well as international perspectives, having enjoyed more than eight years on the Family Services Illawarra board.

Member of Audit Risk and Compliance (ARC) Committee.

Roy Rogers

MAICD, MBA, CP (Engineer), BSC (Eng) Merit, Structural Engineering Certificate.

Roy is the CEO of the Flagstaff Group.  Roy brings extensive commercial knowledge running multi-disciplinary businesses, with proven skills in operations and change management.  Teamwork and the ability to bring people together are important to Roy.

Member of the FSA Audit Risk and Compliance (ARC) Committee.

Kathryn Barker

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood), Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training and a Cert IV in Frontline Management.

Kathryn has worked with Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) for the past 12years and is an experienced Early Childhood Services Manager, ensuring that 11 early childhood services provide optimum educational programs and care environments for children, families and communities.  Kathryn brings 24 years experience working in the sector.

Member of the FSA Human Resources and Governance (HRG) Committee.