Our People

One of the things that makes Focal great is our people.
Meet the group of inspired, skill-based leaders who bring knowledge, expertise, passion and years of experience to the organisation.

One of the things that makes Focal great is our people.

Meet the group of inspired, skill-based leaders who bring knowledge, expertise, passion and years of experience to the organisation.

Each Board Member has unique expertise and links to the community, which ensures Focal continues to be relevant and innovative.

Board of Directors

Each Board Member has unique expertise and links to the community, which ensures Focal continues to be relevant and innovative.

Patrick Albina

Patrick Albina

Chairperson

Patrick is founder and director of Quintessential Consulting, a boutique business advisory based in Brisbane. He established Quintessential in 2013 to help business leaders make more informed and effective decisions, focusing on workforce resilience, strategic decision making and governance. He is also a sessional academic at the QUT Graduate School of Business, specialising in Systems Thinking, Leadership and Operationalising Strategy.

Sophie McCleary

Secretary

A graduate lawyer, Sophie brings to the Focal Board her energy and curiosity with a mandate to lead positive change and challenge the status quo.

Zane Ali

Treasurer

Zane is passionate about innovating the way traditional services are delivered and challenging the status quo. He is a highly regarded industry leader known for promoting social and community growth, development and cohesion. Zane brings over 15 years of experience in executive leadership roles overseeing finance, corporate services and business development functions in the aged care, refugee, multicultural and disability sectors. Zane lives in Brisbane, is a proud father and is driven by the motivation of providing a better society for all.

Naomi Meade

Board Member

Naomi is an employment law and employee relations specialist, with experience in both public and private sectors. She brings a wealth of expertise and experience in employment law and workplace practices.

Andrew Clark

Board Member

Jillian Fox

Board Member

Jillian is an accomplished senior executive whose strategic leadership and management experience is drawn from multiple areas. Her focus is strategic and innovative service development, with strong commitment to values and governance. Jillian is committed to ethical, mindful leadership and nurtures an organisational culture of professionalism, learning and career development.

Robert Newman

Board Member

Rob is an organisational psychologist specialising in board and executive dynamics, leadership coaching and organisational culture. He works as an advisor and coach to senior executives and directors in large organisations across diverse industries including construction, finance, transport, utilities, resources, and education. Rob is also a faculty member at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) where he co-facilitates the advanced course in governance, the Boardroom Mastery program.

Brianna Barry

Board Member

Brianna brings over a decade of professional experience, with a personal drive to create positive impact for disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable groups within Australia. Brianna has been working within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) framework since it’s pilot in the Hunter region (NSW) in 2013. During that time, she’s worked in many related roles, including Support Coordination, for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), and in direct management and senior leadership positions in supported accommodation, service delivery, and operations.

Board of Directors

Patrick Albina

Patrick Albina

Chairperson

Patrick is founder and director of Quintessential Consulting, a boutique business advisory based in Brisbane. He established Quintessential in 2013 to help business leaders make more informed and effective decisions, focusing on workforce resilience, strategic decision making and governance. He is also a sessional academic at the QUT Graduate School of Business, specialising in Systems Thinking, Leadership and Operationalising Strategy.

Sophie McCleary

Secretary

A graduate lawyer, Sophie brings to the Focal Board her energy and curiosity with a mandate to lead positive change and challenge the status quo.

Zane Ali

Treasurer

Zane is passionate about innovating the way traditional services are delivered and challenging the status quo. He is a highly regarded industry leader known for promoting social and community growth, development and cohesion. Zane brings over 15 years of experience in executive leadership roles overseeing finance, corporate services and business development functions in the aged care, refugee, multicultural and disability sectors. Zane lives in Brisbane, is a proud father and is driven by the motivation of providing a better society for all.

Naomi Meade

Board Member

Naomi is an employment law and employee relations specialist, with experience in both public and private sectors. She brings a wealth of expertise and experience in employment law and workplace practices.

Andrew Clark

Board Member

Jillian Fox

Board Member

Jillian is an accomplished senior executive whose strategic leadership and management experience is drawn from multiple areas. Her focus is strategic and innovative service development, with strong commitment to values and governance. Jillian is committed to ethical, mindful leadership and nurtures an organisational culture of professionalism, learning and career development.

Robert Newman

Board Member

Rob is an organisational psychologist specialising in board and executive dynamics, leadership coaching and organisational culture. He works as an advisor and coach to senior executives and directors in large organisations across diverse industries including construction, finance, transport, utilities, resources, and education. Rob is also a faculty member at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) where he co-facilitates the advanced course in governance, the Boardroom Mastery program.

Brianna Barry

Board Member

Brianna brings over a decade of professional experience, with a personal drive to create positive impact for disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable groups within Australia. Brianna has been working within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) framework since it’s pilot in the Hunter region (NSW) in 2013. During that time, she’s worked in many related roles, including Support Coordination, for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), and in direct management and senior leadership positions in supported accommodation, service delivery, and operations.

What we stand for

At Focal, we support people of all ages and needs, in their homes and the community. Through our unique person-centred support options we're building a brighter tomorrow for people with disability and seniors throughout South East Queensland.

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Our vision

To create endless opportunities for all.

Our mission

We empower a life of choice by listening and working alongside you towards your goals.

What we stand for

At Focal, we support people of all ages and needs, in their homes and the community. Through our unique person-centred support options we're building a brighter tomorrow for people with disability and seniors throughout South East Queensland.

All About Us

Our vision

To create endless opportunities for all.

Our mission

We empower a life of choice by listening and working alongside you towards your goals.

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Careers at Focal

Our team members wear all sorts of hats, helping Focal set the benchmark for aged care and disability support since 1974. Whether you’re currently studying, looking at a career change, or looking to expand your horizon, you’ll make a real difference here.

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