Caroline Cuddihy B App Sc, MBA, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Caroline was appointed as CEO early 2011 from her previous position as General Manager, Sunnyfield Enterprises. Being deeply committed to achieving a person centred quality of life for people with disability, Caroline’s work as CEO directs her attention to ensure that Sunnyfield delivers quality and value for money support services for clients. For that to occur, Caroline believes people with disability must have choice and control for a well-planned and bright future. Caroline is leading Sunnyfield to be a provider of excellence in service delivery by not only improving internal processes but communicating with Government and key stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of the Disability Sector into the future under the NDIS. She will continue to speak strongly on issues impacting clients and families, including to name but a few: employment, affordable housing and sector viability. Caroline has a demonstrated track record of over 20 years of achievement as a senior executive in both Not For Profit & commercial businesses, leading organisational wide strategic change initiatives with budgets in excess of $140 million. She has considerable experience at a senior management level with nearly 8 years in the Disability Support Sector and 11 years in the Aged Care sector and brings great passion, strong commitment, energy and personal and professional dedication to her work.
Contact: (02) 8977-8845
Dr. Mark Clayton Dip Teach, B. Edu, MA (Spec. Ed), Ph.D
Executive General Manager NDIS Transition and Service Improvement
Mark has worked as a disability professional for 30 years. Commencing as a teacher, Mark became a specialist in the area of visual impairment and multiple disabilities and held the position of Principal of three special schools. Mark completed post-graduate university research at Macquarie University and as a Harkness Fellow completed a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) in 1991. Mark has worked as policy advisor in Special Education for two Ministers of Education, operated a private clinical behaviour support practice and held senior management roles in other NGO’s. Mark commenced at Sunnyfield in 2009 as Manager, Strategy and Development before being appointed to General Manager Strategy & Development in 2011. Mark was appointed to General Manager Supported Living in August 2012 and to his current role in December 2015.
Contact: (02) 8977-8848
Acting General Manager
Patricia ( known as Patty by most) has been regional Manager for Shared Living since 2013 before being appointed to Acting General Manager in 2015. Patricia has previously worked in finance, customer service and the catering industry, running her own restaurant with her husband. Patricia has held several senior roles in the corporate world and has personal experience in the disability field with family members. Patricia embraces the mission and vision of Sunnyfield and is excited to be part of “The NDIS journey” to educate staff and provide the best outcomes for all Sunnyfield clients.
Contact: (02) 8977-8805
Margaret Loumbos B Ed Adult Education
With more than 20 years’ experience as a qualified Human Resources professional working in complex and diverse industries, Margaret joined Sunnyfield in June 2014. A results oriented business manager with proven capabilities in HR management, change management, industrial relations and WH&S with specialist skills in organisational development, remuneration and benefits, talent management, leadership development and workforce planning with demonstrated high level influencing, communication and negotiation abilities.
Strategic initiatives have included developing and implementing end-to-end recruitment and selection strategies, policy development, employee development programmes and WH&S solutions addressing diversity, employer branding and Employer of Choice initiatives.
Contact: (02) 8977-8883
Peter McKendry CPA B.Bus
Chief Financial Officer
Peter McKendry has over 35 years’ experience in financial management of commercial operations ranging from provision of Health Care Products to Engineering. Peter is responsible for the financial management for Sunnyfield and will steer the finance team through the significant changes resulting from the Federal Government changes to disability funding over next few years.
Peter holds a Degree in Business, majoring in Accounting from The University of Technology and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. Over many years Peter has donated his time and services to assist in the development of a number of Not For Profit organisations. In his spare time, he uses his passion for cycling to participate in fundraising events.
Contact: (02) 8977-8633
Stephen Russell Grad Dip Financial Management, MBA
Steve was appointed as General Manager Community Services in June 2015. He adds to Sunnyfield’s senior management’s list of executives with a strong commercial background, strengthening Sunnyfield’s vision and mission of providing disability services within the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Steve has held several senior management roles across a range of both corporate and not for profit organisations over the past 15 years including open employment for people with disability.
Contact (02) 8977-8882
Responsible for the care and well being of nearly 300 supported employees, Steve was appointed Enterprises General Manager in April 2014. With a strong manufacturing, packaging and logistics background, Steve commenced at Sunnyfield in April 2010 as Enterprises Operations Manager following a successful career and extensive experience in the Manufacturing, Business Systems, Property and Energy industries.
Contact: (02) 8977-8828
Corporate and Company Secretary
Jonathan joined Sunnyfield in May 2015 and is responsible for risk, quality, compliance, business systems and property matters as well as holding the position of company secretary. Jonathan is a qualified lawyer and has 20 years’ experience across legal, risk, compliance, governance and corporate support functions gained in private practice law firms and listed companies.
Contact (02) 8977-8809
Bruce Tosello B Design, MBA
Business Development and Fundraising
Bruce joined Sunnyfield in May 2015 bringing 25 years of marketing, customer and business development experience gained in consumer products, building products and financial services. Bruce has built and developed customer cultures in organisations across Australia and Asia, helping them to grow by better understanding customers, and creating competitive advantage through delivering a unique customer experience.
Contact: (02) 8977-8653