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Our Executive

Kerry Stubbs

Kerry Stubbs

Chief Executive Officer

Kerry was appointed CEO of Northcott in 2008. She was previously the Executive Director of St Vincent’s Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospice. Kerry sits on the board of several organisations, including the SpineCare Foundation Ltd, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Northcott Innovation Ltd and AsOne Therapy Ltd.

She is also the Chair of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd and a Member of the Finance and Investment Committee for the University of Western Sydney Board of Trustees and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2007, Kerry was named NSW IBM Community and Government Award winner in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.


Lee Carpenter, Chief Operating Officer, Northcott

Lee Carpenter

Director of Operations

Lee started at Northcott in 2008. As Director of Operations, Lee is responsible for the delivery of services to Northcott’s customers. In addition, Lee is responsible for the following support functions that ensure that these operations are run effectively - customer engagement, business support, business analysis and infrastructure. Lee has a background in finance and previous experience in the health sector, including roles in leading hospitals in Australia and the UK.



Tracey Gleeson, General Manager, Client Programs

Tracey Gleeson

General Manager, Operations Support and Specialist Services

Tracey has more than 20 years of experience in the disability sector and joined Northcott in 2010. She is responsible for Northcott’s Specialist Services, including Therapy, Behaviour Support and Accommodation, and for setting practice standards and monitoring quality and safety across the organisation.



David Long, General Manager, Human ResourcesDavid Long

General Manager, People and Culture

David has responsibility for Northcott’s strategies that ensure we attract and retain the right people, and that they are equipped to meet our future challenges. David joined Northcott in 2012 and has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources management. He has worked across various industries in the public and private sectors for organisations including the Roads & Traffic Authority, the TAB and St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney.



Liz Forsyth, Sector & Business Development Manager

Liz Forsyth

General Manager, Customer Experience 

Liz came to Northcott in 2008 with a social work background. In recent years she has been instrumental in preparing the organisation for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As head of the Customer Experience Group, Liz is now responsible for Northcott’s NDIS transition and readiness, customer engagement, research and insights, and sales strategy and marketing, including branding, product design and communications.


Ruth CallaghanRuth Callaghan

General Manager, Stakeholder Relations

Ruth came to Northcott in 2015 with substantial experience over the last ten years as a CEO and senior executive in the government and non-government sectors. As General Manager Stakeholder Relations, Ruth is responsible for government relations and tendering, research and evaluation, fundraising and contracts and projects that are not funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

She holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a MA (Policy Studies) from the University of NSW. Prior to joining Northcott, Ruth developed and led major change and strategic policy, funding and service delivery initiatives in disability services, early childhood regulation and funding.