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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 leads Good Sammy, an iconic Western Australian charity that operates social enterprises in which over 630 people work to create employment opportunities for people with disability.

His previous senior executive roles have been in the WA State Government, in private equity and in the resource sector.

Kane’s passion is working in commercial environments to drive improved outcomes for vulnerable people, which is informed by his experience as a father of a child with a rare disease.

Kane also holds the following Board roles:

Chair, Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability; Non-Executive Director, Rare Voices Australia; Member, Angelman Syndrome Association Australia; Member, Future Health Research and Innovation Advisory Council; President, Leederville Sporting Club; Non-Executive Director, Charitable Recycling Australia

Ann Dawson - Board Director

Ann Dawson

Ann joined the Therapy Focus Board in 2018 and has held Executive positions with Activ, Royal Flying Doctor Service WA, Anglican Diocese of Perth, Craigcare and UnitingCare West.

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.

Ann also currently holds Board positions with Hope Community Services and Lisle Villages Inc

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

Fiona Notley - Board Director

Fiona Notley

Fiona joined the Therapy Focus Board in 2022 and since April 2022 has been the Board Chair of Basketball WA.

Fiona is a Senior Tertiary Sector Executive with 21 years of experience in a diverse range of roles and has an established record as a change agent who collaborates at all levels within an organisation to transform and simplify processes while delivering bottom-line measurable benefits.  Fiona has a passion for people development, and community and has a demonstrated ability to motivate teams to produce exceptional results whilst working in a complex environment.

In her current role as Curtin University’s Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for human resources, information technology and digital services, property development, facilities management and other commercial activities.

Fiona is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Business Administration.

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Matthew Felton

Matthew is a general management professional in the building and construction sector with previous experience as a commercial analyst. His passion for supporting people with disability has seen Matthew hold non-Executive roles within the not-for-profit sector, most notably as the Deputy Chair for one of Australia’s leading musculoskeletal tissue banks, PlusLife.

Matthew is an accomplished para-athlete having represented Australia in Para Marathon World Championship and World Cup events and holds three national para records.

In 2018, Matthew was awarded a 40under40 award in recognition of his unique business acumen and forward-thinking attitude. He believes in enriching the lives of those living in pain or with disability and sees Therapy Focus as an integral part of delivering this to the wider community.

Julianne Adams

Julianne is an occupational therapist with extensive clinical expertise. Her current work focuses on complex injury and disease management within the compensable system and consulting for regulatory and insurance agencies. This work is informed by Julianne’s experience in the injury management and insurance sectors, acquired through roles in stakeholder engagement, policy and strategy development with statutory authorities. It is enhanced by her collaborative approach, communication and leadership skills, analytical approach and public speaking experience.

Outside of work Julianne is a two-time Paralympian, competing in wheelchair basketball at all levels and an athlete representative in disability sporting bodies. Julianne appreciates the unrealised potential of people with disability to be meaningfully engaged in society and valued contributors.  This fuels her drive to influence environmental and systemic change and empower people with disability to achieve their goals.

Our Constitution

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