Our Board

Workpower’s Board of Directors unites industry professionals from a range of backgrounds. Our Directors’ wealth of executive experience, combined with their passion for disability services, enable them to provide strong leadership and governance for our organisation.

  • Sue A Slavinmore info
  • Leanne Karamfilesmore info
  • Danny Cloghanmore info
  • Geoff Bladesmore info
  • Melanie Cavemore info
  • Mark Fitzpatrickmore info

Sue A Slavin


Chairperson Sue A Slavin is a strategic leadership consultant and coach. 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, served as Deputy Chairperson from 2013 to 2016, and was appointed Chairperson in October 2016.

Leanne Karamfiles

Finance Director

Leanne is a Deloitte Partner with over 25 years’ experience in risk management, financial management, external audit and board, corporate and operational governance. Industry segments she has worked with include healthcare, insurance, mining, education, mining services, property and government. Leanne is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Affiliate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Leanne joined our Board as Finance Director in 2018.

Danny Cloghan


Danny Cloghan was appointed as a Commissioner of the Fair Work Commission on 1 January 2010. Prior to joining the Commission, Danny was the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Division of the WA Department of Health. Previously he was Chief of Staff to the WA Attorney-General; Minister for Health; Electoral Affairs. Commissioner Cloghan has a Masters of Industrial Relations and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australasian Mutuals Institute. Danny joined our Board in 2015.

Geoff Blades


Geoff Blades has been employed in management consultancy and executive search and selection since 1989. He is a founding Partner of Lester Blades – Executive Search, Selection and Retention in Perth. Geoff’s consulting assignments are predominantly senior executive appointments across all industry and professional sectors, including for public and private companies, state and local governments, and within the community and not-for-profit sectors. Geoff joined our Board in 2015.

Melanie Cave


Melanie is a Partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Projects group.  She advises principals and contractors implementing infrastructure projects across a range of industries including healthcare, marine, mining, waste and water. Melanie holds an LLB BA from Murdoch University, Western Australia. Melanie is admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Melanie joined our Board in 2018.

Mark Fitzpatrick

Mark is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Telethon Speech and Hearing and has had a successful leadership career in the not for profit sector being the Vice President of the WA Council of Society Service, a previous CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society, and more.

He has more than 15 years’ experience in a range of general management and human resources roles and have had responsibility for a vast array of operations. In recent roles Mark have focused on delivering sustainable change in operations and outlooks in organisations by focusing on strategy development and execution, change management, partnership development and embedding organisational improvements.