Managing Director and CEO at Mission Accomplished and author of Mission Accomplished Bachelor of Education
Therese’s strength and motivation is second to none. In 2003 a car accident claimed the life of her 11-year-old daughter Nicole and left Therese with life threatening injuries. Still recovering from the accident, her marriage broke down due to domestic violence causing her to flee her home. Along with her pet cat Crystal, Therese lived in a shed on a rural property where her horse Eme was being agisted. Despite these horrific events, Therese has defied odds and gone on to achieve great success holding chief executive positions with the NSW State Emergency Services Volunteers Association and Animal Welfare League NSW.
Therese is a valued advisor and mentor to not-for-profit CEOs, helping them achieve sustainability and a competitive edge in a rapidly changing sector. She is also the author of Mission Accomplished, a handbook for executives in the not-for-profit sector. Therese is a nominee for the 2018 Australia of the Year Awards.