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Board of Directors

Our Board Directors approve the organisation’s strategic direction and monitor its performance towards achieving our ideology.

Fiona Payne - Chair

Fiona Payne


Fiona joined the Therapy Focus Board in 2017 and was elected as Chairperson in the same year.

Originally trained as a physiotherapist at Curtin University, Fiona has worked with children and families in multiple government and health sector roles within the WA community. She values these experiences for the insight they provided into the importance of growing potential, strengthening families and celebrating achievements. Fiona is a dynamic leader, effective manager and contemporary director with extensive human services experience in the government and community.

Tony Vis - Deputy Chair

Tony Vis

Deputy Chair

Tony joined the Therapy Focus Board in 2017.

Tony brings over 30 years’ board experience as a chair and director in industries including disability, insurance, property and governance. The former CEO of Activ Foundation, Tony is currently on the Board of Southern Cross Care, Chair of the Independent Centre for Applied NFP Research Inc. and an independent panellist for the WA NDIS Review Panel. Tony is passionate about enhancing customer value in community based organisations.

Kane Blackman - Board Director

Kane Blackman

Kane joined the Therapy Focus Board in 2018.

Kane is a senior public relations executive with the WA State Government at the Insurance Commission, which delivers personal injury and liability insurance to millions of West Australians, lifetime care and a $6b investment portfolio. He has more than 14 years’ experience in the mining, oil and gas, and financial service sectors, and is a Chartered Secretary. Kane is also a non-executive Director of Rare Voices Australia, the Deputy Chair of Injury Matters and sits on the Road Safety Council of WA and the WA Branch of the Governance Institute. Kane has a son with Angelman Syndrome and is a Committee Member of the Angelman Syndrome Association of Australia.

Ann Dawson - Board Director

Ann Dawson

Ann joined the Therapy Focus Board in 2018 and since May 2019 has held the position of Executive Manager of Finance and Governance for Activ.

Ann brings highly strategic finance executive experience to her role with almost 30 years of experience managing mid-sized organisations, predominantly in the healthcare sector.

Her experience includes leading financial and project management of large construction and redevelopment projects, business analysis and development and strategic management.

Prior to joining Activ, Ann was the Chief Financial Officer at the Royal Flying Doctor Service of WA. She has also worked for the Anglican Diocese of Perth, Craigcare and Amana Living.

A certified public accountant, Ann holds a Bachelors’ degree in Business, majoring in accounting and business law and also holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rachel Cottier - Board Director

Rachel Cottier

Rachel joined the Therapy Focus Board in 2019.

Rachel is a Chartered Accountant and holds a MBA from the University of Western Australia. Rachel is CFO of Azure Capital Limited, a leading Australian corporate advisory firm, and has over 20 years of financial management and company secretarial experience in service focused businesses. Rachel is passionate about supporting underprivileged youth to achieve their potential.

Emma Brierty - Board Director

Emma Brierty

Emma has worked in the healthcare industry across several sectors, including hospital, aged care and mental health. In senior management and executive roles she has a demonstrated history within healthcare services and is professionally skilled in operations management, change management, coaching, strategic planning, organisational development and quality management. Emma has a wealth of clinical governance knowledge and experience supporting organisations with the implementation of quality and clinical governance frameworks. Emma is a highly respected, influential and committed leader who leads by example. She is passionate about building efficiency through effective change management with the focus always remaining on providing high-quality care to customers.

Board Director Monish Paul

Monish Paul

Monish is a Non-Executive Director, Advisor and early stage investor with deep experience in business performance and growth driven by the intersection of Strategy and Digital technologies.

He has worked in senior advisory roles with IBM, Deloitte, Arthur Andersen and the Australian Federal and State Public Service.

Monish has particular experience in business and digital strategy, organisation design and customer experience across a range of sectors including Utilities, Public Sector, Agriculture, Financial Services and Telecommunications industries.

In his corporate advisory practice, he continues to advise companies with high growth potential across their core strategy and capital requirements.

Monish also serves as a NED across various organisations – he was appointed to Therapy Focus in January 2022, P&N Bank’s Advisory Council in December 2020, and the Boards of Western Power in November 2020 and Landgate in November 2017.

He was also appointed as the Founding Curator for the Global Shapers Program in 2014, a flagship initiative of the World Economic Forum.

Our Constitution

Our company constitution is a core corporate governance document that governs the management of Therapy Focus Ltd.