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July 3, 2015

Since 1993, Workpower has hugely expanded our environmental offering to include an expansive range of services. Read on to find out how our work in this sector is creating opportunities for people with disability, and benefiting the local community!

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A world of opportunity!At Workpower, we create opportunities for people with disability and people with mental illness, and support families and carers.

Since 1992, we have created opportunities for thousands of people, helping make a difference in their lives.

Who we are

Who we are

Workpower’s commercial businesses employ people with disability who work alongside industry professionals. Today, Workpower operates in many various industries including land management, wholesale nursery, fire equipment servicing, grounds maintenance, warehousing and storage, packaging, hospitality and catering, web design, electrical testing and office cleaning.

Our disability employment services support people to find and maintain employment in the open labour market and as a result we are helping hundreds of employers to understand and value the benefits of increasing diversity in their workplace.

Workpower supports families and carers by tailoring services and respite options to meet the individual needs of each person, their families and carers. We work in partnership to plan and choose the right support and services needed at the time.

A copy of Workpower’s Annual Report 2014 is available for download.[3.5mb]

Our Vision

Our Vision

In 2011 Workpower launched its Strategic Plan, Workpower 2015: People Choose Us.

The plan provides the links to Workpower’s purpose of creating opportunities for people with disability and people with mental illness, their families and carers.

It provides a broad outline of Workpower’s strategic direction and objectives, including its service delivery model, leadership and governance framework and strategies for long-term economic sustainability.

At the core of everything we do is the key principle that the individual is at the centre of our service design, development and delivery. With that in mind, if you choose Workpower we will work with you to open up a whole new world of opportunity.

A full copy of Workpower’s Vision is available for download here. [207kb]

A condensed copy of Workpower’s Strategic Plan 2015 can be downloaded here. [66kb]

Our Values

Our Values

At Workpower, our core values guide the way we work with you, and with every person or organisation who chooses Workpower to provide a service or to purchase a product from us.

We hope your experience with Workpower is everything you hoped it would be.

Positive outcomes for people with disability and people with mental illness
The reason for our existence and the focus of our work

Commitment to business success
Understand our business customers’ needs and give them a valued experience

Collaborative working relationships
Work with others to build sustainable success

Quality work performance
Accept responsibility for our work, establish and aim to achieve high standards of performance

Professional conduct and integrity
Conduct ourselves in a professional manner at all times

Leadership at all levels
True leadership is about example. Understand the powerful influence of our own behaviour

A safe and healthy workplace
All employees work together to achieve a safe and healthy workplace

Environmental sustainability
Conduct ourselves and our business to minimise environmental impacts and our ecological footprint

Our People

Lee Broomhall
Lee Broomhall - Chief Executive Officer

Lee has been employed with Workpower since early 1997 in a variety of roles and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2012. Lee holds qualifications in business management and human services and was the winner of the Telstra young Business Women’s Award for WA in 2010. She is passionate about the creation of long-term opportunities that enable people of all abilities to fulfill their potential and live as equal citizens.

Vikki Lahore
Vikki Lahore - Executive Manager Community Programs

Vikki is responsible for Workpower’s community support and respite programs. Vikki’s passion for community inclusion and individualised services ensures this significant area of growth is supported to achieve the best possible outcomes for participants, and their families and carers. Vikki holds qualifications in business management and human resource management.

Peter May
Peter May - Executive Manager Enterprise Development

Peter is responsible for business development and service expansion, and oversees all of Workpower’s commercial enterprises. Peter holds a Bachelor of Business in Horticulture and postgraduate qualifications in business management. His expertise in business development has created many opportunities for people with disability and mental illness.

Shane O’Connor
Shane O’Connor - Executive Manager Corporate Services

Shane oversees Workpower’s finance, marketing and human resources functions. He also has responsibility for the disability employment services team. Shane holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and postgraduate qualifications in business management and human resource management. He also held the position of Workpower CEO for eight years.

Our Board

Michael McNulty
Michael McNulty - Chairman & Finance Director

Chairman and Finance Director, Michael McNulty is a senior partner of Deloitte with over 20 years’ of professional experience. He is the Managing Partner of the Perth office and the Lead Partner within Consulting Services. He specialises in large-scale transformation and business improvement projects and has led major technology change programs. Michael joined our Board as Finance Director in 2007 and was appointed Chairman in 2013.

Sue Slavin
Sue Slavin - Deputy Chair

Deputy Chair, Sue Slavin is a strategic leadership consultant and coach who heads up her own company. She brings a wealth of experience from her nine years as CEO of a large Western Australian public training organisation, and has demonstrated skills in organisational transformation and strategic forecasting to achieve objectives. Sue also draws on her extensive background in electronic and print media to assist clients and organisations to develop strategic thinking and powerful communications. Sue joined our Board in 2006 and was appointed Deputy Chair in 2013.

Marie Mills
Marie Mills - Director

Marie Mills is the founder and Managing Director of Mills Wilson – working with private and public sector clients in reputation management; issues and crisis management; marketing communication; stakeholder and community relations; and corporate training. Marie is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and a Member of the Institute of Company Directors. Marie joined our Board in 2003.

Ken Jagger
Ken Jagger - Director

Ken Jagger is the CEO of AdventBalance, a non-traditional law firm that combines the expertise of outside counsel with the best qualities of a sophisticated in-house team. Ken joined our Board in 2006 and held position of Chairman from 2010 to 2013.

Helen Granville
Helen Granville - Director

Helen Granville commenced her career in nursing before gaining her teaching qualifications. She has worked in the disability sector since the early 1990s and acquired considerable policy and service delivery experience while working in local and State government, in addition to having worked for more than eight years in the not-for-profit disability sector. Helen has a daughter with an intellectual disability and intimately understands the issues that families and carers experience on a day-to-day basis. Helen joined our Board in 2013.

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(08) 9445 6500