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Management

Lisa McPherson-Sturt

Lisa McPherson-Sturt

Chief Executive Officer

“At Nexus we believe that any member of our community has the right to appropriate professional employment services.”

Kristeen Riungu

Kristeen Riungu

Operations Manager

“This work environment is very conducive which makes coming to work a pleasure.”

Priya Kumar

Priya Kumar

HR/Finance Manager

“Rewarding and challenging career with an exciting team working together.”

Adrian Sturt

Adrian Sturt

Operations Manager

“Working for Nexus gives me a chance to help change people’s lives. I have the great privilege of working with the community and Canberra businesses to provide fantastic, sustainable work opportunities which allow people to show their ability in the work place.”

Nish Dissanayake

Nish Dissanayake

Compliance Manager

“It’s so rewarding working for Nexus, staff are always working together as a team to support the people in our community and give them the best result”

The Board

Lynda Lawson

Lynda Lawson

Chairperson

Lynda is currently the Practice Manager for Canberra Urology and prior to that, she ran her own bookkeeping Business for 13 years. She has vast experience in the financial sector with clients ranging from Accountants, Professional and Trades. She has worked with Nexus since 2001, recently stepping down as a contractor to become a Board Member this year.

Kevin Jeffery

Kevin Jeffery

Director

Kevin is a Senior Consultant and Project Manager in electronic commerce, electronic service delivery and information management With extensive experience in government strategy development and evaluation. Kevin currently operates a data backup services through a network of resellers that is the leading edge technology for backing up computers for SME’s, non-profits, mobile workers and individuals.

Ariel Kaufman

Ariel Kaufman

Director

Ariel is a qualified Chef who has been employed in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Ariel is currently employed as a Senior Chef and Senior Café Assistant at Upper Class Café, located in the Kippax Fair. After many years of contact with Nexus, Ariel became a Board Member in 2011.  Ariel will continue to help Nexus as a Board Member for many years to come.
Lisa McPherson Sturt

Lisa McPherson Sturt

Director

Lisa has a range of experience in the employment and mental health sector as well as disability related areas including employment, community accommodation, project management, case management and human resource management. Lisa is the CEO of Nexus Human Services Incorporated, a specialist mental health and Generalist DES provider based in the ACT Lisa is a member of the ACT Chamber of Commerce, The Community Collation of the ACT, Australia Institute of Company Directors and a previous Director of the Board of Ostara Australia.

Nicola Gibson

Nicola Gibson

Director

Nicola has over 12 years’ experience within the Financial Services Industry and is a qualified Trainer/Facilitator. Nicola joined the Nexus Board in 2011. Nicola grew up in Canberra and completed a Bachelor Degree in Commerce/Arts at the Australian National University. Nicola aims to provide the Nexus Board with financial stewardship and strategy advice.