Our team often say working at Good Sammy feels like being in a family. Like a family, we consider our values, we enjoy being together and we support each other. Our work is important because we make a difference to the lives of so many people and their families.
We have more than 290 supported staff at Good Sammy, who work alongside our employees and volunteers in all their daily tasks. Our focus is to create an engaging culture, brimming with opportunity to gain new skills, build confidence and achieve our individual and company goals.
Part of what we do is to reflect on our achievements and find ways to create an even greater impact.
Good Sammy is proud to have the joint Patronage of His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson AC APM, Governor of Western Australia and Mrs Darrilyn Dawson.
His Excellency was sworn in as the 34th Governor of Western Australia on 15 July 2022.
The Board of Good Sammy Enterprises combines a wealth of experience from the private, public and community service sectors. The Board's primary role is to ensure ethical corporate governance whilst over-sighting implementation of the organisation’s mission, in accordance with sound business principles. The Board works through the Chief Executive Officer and her senior management team. All Board members provide their services on a voluntary basis and some Board members have been with Good Sammy Enterprises for more than 10 years:
Ms Payne brings decades of governance and operational leadership experience in the disability and health sector. She currently serves as Chair at Therapy Focus, one of the State’s leading providers of allied health services to people with disability, and as Director of the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation.
Ms Payne’s previous Board roles include Chair of 360 Health + Community, Chair of Kiind (previously Kalparrin), inaugural Board Member of the National Disability Insurance Agency, Director of Community First International and Foundation Co-Lead of the Disability Health Network.
Joined the Good Sammy Board in 2016 and works as a Senior Electrical Engineer with Bechtel Australia. He has held a number of Chairperson roles within the Uniting Church in Australia and in local Service clubs. Chris is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Justice of the Peace for Western Australia and brings a wealth of strategic and safety knowledge to the Board.
Dom Del Borrello
Mr Del Borrello is an experienced CFO & Commercial Advisor with over 25 years’ experience in the natural resources and property sectors in senior executive roles, both in Australia and Europe. He joined the Board in 2017 and is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Wesfarmers Legal Counsel, Tamsin has extensive experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions specialising in energy, gas insurance, industry and safety. Tamsin is also a board member of the Araluen Botanic Park Foundation.
Anna is a senior investment professional with a combined corporate and financial services background spanning over two decades. Between 2016 to 2023 Anna worked with Tanarra Capital, an Australasian alternatives manager, as a Principal with the Group and Head of the WA office. During her time at Tanarra she participated as a member of the Executive team and Investment Committee across the alternatives platform. Prior to Tanarra, Anna served in executive roles at Fortescue Ltd (ASX:FMG) as well as investment banking and capital markets roles at JPMorgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. Anna currently sits on several private company boards as a Non-Executive Director; is a Non-Executive Director and Investment Committee member of the Foundation for the WA Museum; a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Investment Council; owns and operates several family businesses; and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, Western Australia.
Ian graduated from Cambridge University in 1987. After a stint in Corporate Finance at JP Morgan in New York he returned to London and embarked on a 25-year career in the Communications Industry. He worked with some of the world’s largest Advertising Agencies and some of the world’s most admired brands, predominantly in Asia Pacific region. Ian moved to Australia in 2015. He is a modern Non-Executive Director, with expertise in Growth Strategies, Asia, Marketing and Digital Transformation as well as overall Governance.
Mark joined the Board in February 2022, bringing a wealth of experience with him. Mark is currently Group Chief Operating Officer of RAC WA, with responsibility for over 700 people within the Operations Division, comprising Group IT, Data & Analytics, Facilities & Commercial, Sales & Member Service, as well as the commercial Motoring & Home Services Division.
Mark is also a member of the Group’s Inclusion Council, responsible for leading the Diversity and Inclusion initiatives across the RAC and is Executive Sponsor for the DisAbility stream within RAC, which seeks to improve the employment of people with disability.
Amanda has over 15 years consulting experience with PwC, both in Australia and London. As current Partner with PwC – Government Incentives and Grants WA , Amanda's expertise in identifying risk, Government funding and advising clients through investments within the sector is an invaluable addition to the Board. Amanda also brings strong commercial acumen across a variety of disciplines, including emerging technologies, IT, recycling and clean technology, engineering, manufacturing, mining and MedTech.
Amanda’s experience as the Perth Partner lead for Disability Engagement has deepened her understanding of the need to drive more diverse and inclusive organisations and communities.
Sarah brings specialist professional skills to the Board and over two decades’ experience in the disability and community services sector. Her professional career is far-reaching with experience across Community Legal WA, the National Disability Service WA, WA Primary Health Alliance and Richmond Wellbeing, to name only a few of the most recent positions held.
She also brings strong Government experience working with the Department of Communities and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Her work with the former Disability Services Commission to pilot a public sector disability employment program has direct relevance to Good Sammy’s mission to provide employment for people with disability.
Kane Blackman was appointed CEO of Good Sammy in mid-February 2022. See below for full profile.
Kane has 15 years’ experience as a senior executive in financial services, disability care, Government service delivery, and the resource sector. He commenced as CEO in mid-February 2022.
His prior role was with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, where he had executive responsibility for strategy, customer engagement, public relations, governance and corporate services.
Kane’s passion is working in commercial environments to drive improved outcomes for vulnerable people, which is informed by his experience as a father of a child with a rare disease and intellectual disability.
Kane holds the following Board roles:
- Chair, Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability
- Non-Executive Director, Charitable Recycling Australia
- Member, Future Health Research and Innovation Advisory Council
- President, Leederville Sporting Club
He has a Bc Science, a Masters Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance. Kane is also a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors, the Governance Institute of Australia, and is a chartered company secretary.
Chief Financial Officer
Megan is the Chief Financial Officer for Good Sammy Enterprises. She has over 7 years of experience in senior finance roles in the not-for-profit sector across a range of areas including youth at risk, AOD, mental health, aged care, homelessness, disability services and disability employment.
In addition she has experience in senior finance roles in both the mining and retail sectors. Megan has a Masters of Accounting, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a certified practicing accountant (CPA).
Chief Operating Officer
Aaron was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Good Sammy Enterprises in late 2023.
Aaron is responsible for the strategy and performance of the Good Sammy’s social enterprises. He has direct accountability for growth of the network of retail stores and the Good Sammy e-commerce platform, the Containers for Change aggregation depots, Good Sammy logistics and processing facility, Good Sammy Gardening Services and the Good Thanks Café and Catering business.
Aaron has extensive Operations Management experience gained over 20 years in WA with household name organisations and has grown existing and new businesses from a business case to $25 million turnover employing over 100 people. He is also passionate about the creation of employment opportunities for people with disability having run and grown training businesses in Perth metro and the regions.
In Aaron’s spare time he can be found exploring regional WA on his motorcycle and has recently entered the world of camping and off-road adventures.
Chief of People and Culture
Rachel is the Chief of People and Culture for Good Sammy Enterprises. Rachel is an experienced People and Culture leader working across a wide range of industries and sectors including community services, AOD, health care, financial services, aviation, construction, resources and agri-business.
Rachel is responsible for Human Resources, Learning and Development, Safety, Risk and Compliance teams at Good Sammy. Rachel has studied with Deakin University, is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), is a certified practising HR professional (CAHRI) and is a Curtin University MBA student.
Rachel is a valued-led, business informed leader who is passionate about contributing to building safe, inclusive and effective workplaces which enrich the lives of all employees, participants and our communities.