The BIZLINK Team
Board of Directors
A voluntary Board of Directors governs BIZLINK; Directors have a range of skills and expertise in business, finance, management, law and leadership. The Board, which includes the Managing Director, monitors the operational and financial performance of BIZLINK, develops policy and ensures clients receive appropriate services. It is the responsibility of the Board to ensure that BIZLINK meets all legal requirements relevant to the Constitution, Funding Agreement and Commonwealth and State Laws.
Michael Stutley LLB
Michael joined the Board in October 2018. Michael is a partner of Kingston Reid, a specialist workplace relations and safety law firm. Michael is a partner of K&L Gates, an international commercial law firm. He concentrates his practice in the areas of migration law, employment law, industrial relations, major incidents and workplace safety. Michael represents national and international clients in all areas relating to employment and industrial related action, including equal opportunity and occupational safety and health. Michael is also a registered Migration Agent with the Australian Government Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.
John has some 38 years' experience working within the general insurance industry having held several senior leadership roles with Wesfarmers Insurance. John was a member of the executive leadership committee at Wesfarmers Insurance for over 20 years when in 2010 he was appointed CEO of WFI Insurance Ltd, a position he held until 2014. John has also held senior positions with Insurance Australia Group, Gallagher Insurance Brokers and STAR IMS a provider of workplace injury management and rehabilitation services. John has previous NFP board experience having been a Director of Crop Insurance Services Association Ltd from 1998 to 2010, serving one term as Deputy Chair. John is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and holds a Graduate Diploma, Insurance from Deakin University. The Board elected John to the position of Deputy Chair in 2021.
Susan Campbell BA (Hons)
Susan became involved with BIZLINK in 1992 through the Post School Options program. Her son Christopher obtained his employment through the newly established BIZLINK in 1992 and has enjoyed a happy and rewarding working life ever since. Susan was approached in 1994 to become a representative for clients. Susan, now retired, has worked in the Accounting and Financial Services sector.
Marco Cicchine BA
Marco was invited to be a Director in 2004 because of his marketing experience and background in the disability industry. Marco is Director of Marcoting Pty Ltd; Principal of loans@home and a licensed finance broker. Marco was a Board member of The Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Australia-Perth Inc) 2007 to 2016. He was elected to the Australian Marketing Institute as a Councillor in 1994, elected President of the WA branch in 1995 to 2004, elected National Vice President in 1997, elected Deputy National President in 2003 and a National Board Director, from 1995 to 2012, he held the position of National Vice President-Finance, was reappointed as a Director in 2015 to 2018 and was granted a Life Membership in 2012. Marco has a Bachelor of Arts (University of Western Australia) in Marketing and Industrial Relations. Certificate IV Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking), Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.
Michelle is the former Chief Executive Officer of Community Vision, a not-for-profit community service. Through her work, she is inspired to create a stronger and more connected community. Michelle has held a number Executive Leadership roles and was the former Head of Commercial Banking for Westpac, Regional Manager for BT Financial Planning, a Justice of the Peace and has a master’s degree in business leadership, as well as Financial Planning qualifications in Australia and the UK and a Diploma in Management (Governance). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Certified HeartMath™ practitioner and on the Board of Leading Aged Services LASA and Joondalup Business Association.
Originally from Perth, Mark started his career in a mid-tier accounting firm based in Sydney. This eventually led him to return home, and he has been with CBSW since the firm was first established in 2010. Mark become a Director of CBSW in July 2016. He is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Adviser, a Registered Tax Agent and a Family Business Australia Accredited Advisor. His key areas of expertise include Family Business, Engineering, Legal, Medical Practitioners, Property and Construction, Retail, Mining and Exploration.
Brian has been the BIZLINK Managing Director since July 2010. Brian has been with BIZLINK since August 2001, originally employed as Support Manager he was promoted in August 2005 to Operations Manager. Brian has qualifications in HNC SC (Higher National Certificate in Social care) CMS (Certificate in Management Studies) and NVQ (Training and Assessing). With over 30 years experience in the disability field including 20 years in employment specific services both in Australia and the United Kingdom and a background as a Social Trainer and Manager of Disability Services. Brian has had an active role in the industry peak body of ACEWA, serving on the ACEWA Committee from 2003 to 2010, and was President from 2008 to 2010. He was again appointed President of ACEWA in 2013.
The Managing Director has an overall responsibility for the quality, operational and financial management and contract performance of BIZLINK.
The Operations Manager has responsibility for the coordination of registrations and contract related operations; supervision and support of Site Managers; the Operations Manager assists the Managing Director to coordinate corporate promotion of the service, develop and maintain an employer database; prepare media articles and organise presentations and promotions.
The Site Manager has responsibility for overseeing contract site-related operations; management of registration activities; supervision of Coordinators and organisation of job search and support activities. The Site Manager assists the Managing Director to coordinate corporate promotion of the site, develop and maintain an employer database; prepare media articles and organise presentations and promotions all at a site specific level.
Team Coordinators maintain a case load whilst providing mentoring and support to their assigned team. They assist with the induction of new staff and coordinate regular team meetings creating an environment where Coordinators can share experiences and problem solve as a team. In addition to this they assist their team to achieve quality compliance by providing training with file notes, check-lists and other compliance requirements ultimately supporting team members to keep up-to-date with the requirements of their position.
Support Coordinators assist workers with a disability to retain employment and assist clients with education and vocational development options. Support Coordinators, in particular, provide on- the-job support to workers and liaise with co-workers to ensure that "employers receive a fair day's work as does the employee a fair day's pay". They also liaise with the Job Search team to identify client skills and abilities for job-matching.
Job Search Coordinators
Job Search Coordinators primarily promote the BIZLINK service and individual job seekers to employers to enable job seekers to locate and secure jobs that match their (potential) skills, choice and goals. They assist with service promotion particularly to develop and maintain employer partnerships.
Employment Coordinators primarily work with job seekers to assist them to build work capacity and work readiness to secure quality employment. They assist with all tasks related to referral and registration activities. They assist with service promotion particularly to develop and maintain referral sources, for example, schools and community organisations; they assist with job support and can also job match and secure jobs.
The Quality Manager is responsible the quality management of BIZLINK and coordinates quality-related activities. The Quality Manager furthers the objectives of BIZLINK through targeted strategic and business development related strategies.
The Quality Officer assists the Quality Manager with the quality management of BIZLINK. The Quality Officer completes internal audits for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 27001 Information Security Management and NDIS Certification Audits.
The NDIS Manager oversees, delivers and develops our NDIS program. They manage and deliver other projects e.g. TSEP, to meet contract related requirements. They build referral partnerships and supervise and support NDIS staff.
NDIS Coordinators assist the NDIS Manager to deliver our NDIS program, projects and related activities. They support participants to build work capacity and undertake vocational development activities. Build and maintain community partnerships and promote BIZLINK.
The Compliance Manager provides administration, operational and contract compliance support for BIZLINK, coordinates administration, compliance and outcome-related activities and manages administration and compliance staff.
The Compliance Assistant supports and assists the Compliance Manager with all matters related to administration, compliance and outcome-related activities.
The Finance Manager has accounting qualifications and is responsible for financial and accounting requirements.
HR & Payroll Officer
The HR & Payroll Officer is responsible for human resources and assists the Finance Manager.
The Finance Assistant supports and assists the HR and Finance Department with all matters related to the finances, accounting and human resource management of BIZLINK.
The Administration Assistant is responsible for clerical and reception duties such as, typing, file upkeep, photocopying, reception duties, and for recording information into the client database.