“I come to work every day to help those who have been dismissed and ignored by society, and by employers because of their disability. I also want to raise employers’ expectations of the talent of people with disability. Workplaces without diversity will not survive.”
An accountant by trade, Bill’s career has taken him around the world. He has worked at a major accounting firm in Australia and England, held senior management positions across a range of industries, and spent 7 years in the Middle East.
Bill’s family ties with disability inspire a sustained interest and stake in the disability employment services sector. After connecting with EPIC in 2010, Bill identified a strong shared value system and joined the EPIC Board, before taking on the role of CEO in 2014. Bill is passionate about raising society’s expectations around disability, and believes everyone has the right to work.
General Manager, Australasian Services
“I believe that everybody should have the support to be employed, have food, have shelter and have a future for themselves and their families.”
Dean has varied and interesting experience spanning many sectors, including banking, counselling, vocational rehabilitation, business operations, and even spent 2 years teaching English in South Korea. He started in the disability employment area in 2003 as EPIC’s Vocational Rehabilitation Service program manager, before progressing to his current role in 2013.
Dean’s early career experiences in human and community services shaped him greatly, and he has remained passionate about providing a boost for those who need it. He is proud of his work in building a future where disability doesn’t stand in the way of finding a great job.
General Manager, International Services
“My goal in life is to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and to empower and enable every person I come into contact with so they can be the best they can be. EPIC allows me to do this every day.”
Keith has management experience with a number of large financial institutions, and has spent time as a self-employed businessman. For the past 22 years, Keith has been a member of the EPIC Executive Team. In 2006, he became CEO and led EPIC through a period of immense growth and change. Upon stepping down as CEO and assuming his current role in 2013, Keith has split his time between EPIC’s Australian and European offices.
Keith has strong expertise in social business enterprises and entrepreneurship. He is currently involved in various projects across EPIC’s European footprint, including programs for long-term unemployed youth, people with disability and minorities including the Roma community.
Disability Services Manager
“I want to make the world a better and happier place. Working for EPIC and with the amazing EPIC team helps me to achieve both goals.”
David’s career in the community services sector spans 25 years across Australia and the UK. With a focus on social inclusion, David has worked in youth services, early intervention, alongside adults with intellectual disability, and people with complex and challenging behaviours.
David joined EPIC in 2006, and has been a key player in EPIC’s growth. In 2012, he led EPIC’s successful government tender response, which resulted in a number of new offices being opened across EPIC’s footprint. David looks forward to building on EPIC’s success, and creating opportunities that will allow people with disability to find and keep jobs they love.
“I am passionate about the power of education and training to change people’s lives, having witnessed firsthand the tremendous change and growth that can occur within people through study.”
Prudence is a career educator with over 30 years’ experience in training and management roles across different community service and education organisations. She has worked extensively alongside people with disability, and children in out-of-home care.
Prudence joined EPIC in 2017 to lead EPIC Education Assist and the Tutoring and Mentoring team. She has built strong cohesiveness and structure within her team, which has directly benefited students involved in training, tutoring, apprenticeships and traineeships.
Prudence looks forward to expanding the qualifications on offer through EPIC Education Assist and seeing people with disability gain qualifications to assist them with their employment goals.
Chief Financial Officer
“I am passionate about leading and mentoring staff to be the best they can be in their service to all internal and external stakeholders.”
Prem has over 25 years’ experience as a senior financial executive across industries including construction, resources and the not-for-profit sector. For the past 23 years, Prem has been Honorary Treasurer of St Vincent de Paul’s Queensland chapter, and has volunteered his time settling and supporting refugees as they adjust to life in Australia. 3 years ago, Prem was appointed to the Board Audit Committee of Southern Cross Care where he serves in an honorary capacity.
Prem started with EPIC in 2014, leading the team responsible for finance, information communication technologies, human resources, workplace health and safety and general administration. He has found the role to be a great fit which combines his passions of finance, leadership and contributing to an organisation with a strong social conscience.
Marketing and Communications Manager
“I believe in the importance of creating opportunities for people with disability to obtain and maintain full inclusion in their community.”
After 24 years in the automotive industry where he held various leadership roles, Rick embarked upon a new career in Disability Services.
Following his passion for helping people with disability obtain and maintain full inclusion in their community, Rick successfully launched and managed EPIC’s first international operation in New Zealand, and was instrumental in establishing EPIC’s European presence.
Rick is responsible for EPIC’s Marketing and Communications team, fleet, property portfolio, customer experience and volunteer program. An accomplished presenter at local, national and international levels, Rick enjoys sharing EPIC’s messages while continuing to advocate for people with disability.
Continuous Improvement Manager
“Success does not constitute fulfilment, significance does. By helping people to overcome their barriers and realising their potential, both success, significance and fulfilment is achieved.”
Heinrich has 25 years’ experience within industries including not-for-profit, government and manufacturing. He has been involved in process development, quality management, compliance and organisational performance and efficiency building.
Heinrich joined EPIC in 2013 and has led the Continuous Development team since 2015. His skills as a Lean practitioner and his aptitude for forward-thinking have seen EPIC maximise value and quality delivered to job seekers and employers. A quiet achiever, Heinrich is passionate about working to ‘future-proof’ EPIC and ensure we are equipped to deal with challenges that may arise in a changing landscape.