Our Board

Our Board

Sylvanvale Chairman - Jeff McCarthy

Jeff McCarthy - Chairman

Jeff has been a Director and Chairman at Sylvanvale since 2014. He has significant experience in large private and government owned businesses, having held Executive Management roles at Downer, Sydney Water, Integral Energy and Transport for NSW. Jeff is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and Masters of Commerce degree.

Sylvanvale Deputy Chairman - David Kelly

David Kelly - Deputy Chairman

David is a senior airline industry executive with over 30 years’ experience, many of those in management roles leading technical, commercial, and business change activities. David holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Sylvanvale Director - Robert Brown

Robert Brown - Director

Robert brings valuable experience in operational governance from his role as Manager International Terminals for Qantas Freight. He is a qualified accountant, AICD member and has solid experience in demonstrating strong regulatory compliance with government agencies. Robert is the Chairperson of the Finding Yellow Disability Foundation and has managed his own freight consulting business since 2014.

Sylvanvale Director - John Slack

John Slack - Director

John brings over forty years of experience in the insurance and funds management industry to Sylvanvale. John was the chief actuary for two life insurance companies and served on the Board of a leading life insurance company in New Zealand. He has also served on the Board of a local Lions club for over 20 years. John is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sylvanvale Director - Bethany Williams

Bethany Williams - Director

Bethany works in the public sector. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics), Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Bethany also holds Diplomas in Business, Business Administration, Management, Human Resource Management and Quality Auditing. Her strong interest in the community stems from family involvement in the sector and a deep sense of community spirit.

Sylvanvale Director - David Rafferty

David Rafferty - Director

David Rafferty has 22 years in disability service provision. He has participated in National Disability Services committees and also serves on the board of the Centre for Disability Studies. An advocate for inclusion, empowerment and innovation, the result of which he believes should be a new beginning for people who require professional support in their lives. David is a graduate of the long course in Social Role Valorisation (SRV).