PQSA Board Members

The PQSA Board is elected on an annual basis at our Annual General Meeting.

In 2018, Craig Clarke was reappointed as President for a further year, as was Steven Russo as Treasurer. Kenneth Soward has accepted the position of Vice-President for twelve months.

 Craig Clarke

Craig Clarke

President, PQSA Board

As President of PQSA, Craig has extensive background in the not-for-profit sector. He has been a Board member of Southern Domiciliary Care & Rehabilitation Service, and other not-for-profits.

Having sustained a spinal injury at the age of seventeen, like many others, he had to set about rebuilding his life following catastrophic injury. Craig holds a number of tertiary qualifications and is admitted to practise law. Craig works full time as a taxation specialist, and has extensive experience in dispute resolution.

 Kenneth Soward

Kenneth Soward

Vice-President, PQSA Board

Kenneth has been a member of PQSA’s Board since 2013. Kenneth was born and raised in Adelaide, attending school at Marion and then completing a double degree in Information Technology & Telecommunications Engineering with First Class Honours at the University of Adelaide. In 2005, he joined Hewlett-Packard in an engineering role. In late 2005 he sustained a spinal cord injury in a road accident.

Following rehabilitation, he returned to work in the same role and continues to work for what is now known as DXC Technology, splitting his time between working from home and their Adelaide office. He is an experienced residential real estate investor and has a keen interest in residential property building.

His past achievements in this area have been profiled numerous times in the media, raising the profile of disabled members of society who have not allowed their disability to limit their achievements. Using the skills and experience he acquired by building investment properties, in 2008 he took on the challenge of designing and building a single-level home on a sloping block. Construction was completed and Kenneth moved into his new home in 2010.

 Steven Russo

Steven Russo

Treasurer, PQSA Board

Steven provides assurance services to listed and unlisted public companies, large properties, associations and cooperatives, self-managed superannuation funds and public sector entities, including government-owned corporations, universities, statutory bodies and not-for-profit organisations. His clients come from the education, primary production, mining exploration, not-for-profit and local government sectors, as well as the gaming and hospitality industries. Since 2012, Steven has been the inaugural Chair of the ICAA South Australian NFP interest group and is a published author.

 Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown

Member, PQSA Board

Marissa has been a member of the PQSA Board since May 2014, and brings to the organisation more than 15 years’ experience in strategy, marketing, business development and community development. She is also a Certified Practising Marketer, through the Australian Marketing Institute.

Marissa has a broad range of industry experience gained in the not for profit and private sectors, both in Australia and the UK. Her current role is Public Relations Manager at St. Andrews School, where she oversees the school's enrollment, marketing and community engagement strategies. In addition to her Board work with PQSA, Marissa was a Board member of DACSSA (Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service South Australia) from November 2013 to March 2018.

 Rob Snowdon

Rob Snowdon

Member, PQSA Board

Rob is experienced in a wide-range of industries and attributes, including electricity and telecommunications infrastructure, sports administration (AFL Port Power & Sydney Swans), industrial property development, boat building, executive management, team leadership, people development and coaching, and corporate finance and accounting.

Previously Senior Executive SA Power Networks, Rob is currently principal of Rob Snowdon Advisory, Chairman of the Country Fire Service Foundation and Chairman of the Astera Group.

 Tony Vroulis

Tony Vroulis

Member, PQSA Board

Tony Vroulis is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of industry experience and is a founding member of WVB Chartered Accountants, a boutique Adelaide accounting firm.

A well networked professional, Tony provides strategic and personalised taxation, accounting and business advice to small to medium sized enterprises and high net worth individuals including private investment companies, property developers, professional athletes, legal professionals and those in the hospitality industry.

Tony joined the PQSA Board in April 2019.

Away from the office, Tony enjoys spending time with his wife Toula and their three children, eating out at Adelaide’s quality restaurants and cafes. and watching football – whether it be AFL or the ‘World Game’.

 Mal Hyde

Mal Hyde

Member, PQSA Board

Mal is a former Commissioner of Police in South Australia, appointed in 1997 and retired from the position in 2012. Prior to this, he was a member of Victoria Police for 30 years and held a position as Deputy Commissioner.

Since 2012, Mal has been a member of a number of boards and not-for-profit organisations, such as Chair of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Council and Chair of St. John Ambulance SA. Other boards he has been a member of include the Bedford Group, Leaders Institute SA and the UniSA Business School.

Mal has been active in conducting reviews into various aspects of organisational performance for Governments within Australia, including child abuse in the churches (Victoria), bushfires (Tasmania), safety on public transport (Victoria) and employment process in child residential care (South Australia).

Mal is particularly interested in designing organisations to optimise performance, leadership, good governance, decision making and individual personal development. Other personal interests include family, travel and keeping fit. Mal has a Law Degree and Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Melbourne. He is also a FAICD and FIPAA. In 2007 he was appointed as an Officer in the Order of Australia.

 Stephanie Clota

Stephanie Clota

Member, PQSA Board

Stephanie is an experienced CEO and Non-Executive Director, with a career spanning over 18 years within the health sector. She has worked as a technician, senior executive, business owner, innovator and Non-Executive Director with private, public and not-for-profit organisations.

She has deep experience in primary care through working with organisations that play a critical role in supporting and strengthening practitioners to meet the health care needs of Australian communities now and into the future. Stephanie is passionate about working with organisations to improve lives and create positive social impact.

With training in law, governance, science and change management, Stephanie has a track record in the successful management and delivery of strategic, operational and change initiatives across the health sector.

Stephanie joins the PQSA Board in August 2019.

 Beth Davidson-Park

Beth Davidson-Park

Member, PQSA Board

Beth has extensive executive and non-executive leadership and management experience in both public and private sector organisations including AnglicareSA, Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) and the Cities of Adelaide and Onkaparinga. She has led and managed in operational and strategic roles, capital development projects and the delivery of front line community and social services. Beth has a commitment to engaging with individuals and communities on issues which impact them. Beth has also provided consulting services in not-for-profit, government and education sectors and is currently General Manager Alwyndor Aged Care services for the City of Holdfast Bay.

Passionate about making a difference in all that she does, Beth has served on a number of Boards. These include Power Housing Australia, SACOSS, Child and Family Welfare SA, LG Professionals, Libraries Board SA and Multicultural Aged Care SA. She has a deep reserve of knowledge and learning and is a strong advocate for those around her. She approaches her work with optimism, enthusiasm and determination.

Beth joined the PQSA Board in September 2019.

 Peter Stewart

Peter Stewart

CEO, PQSA and HomeCare+
Vale Suzanne Twelftree

Vale Suzanne Twelftree

Board Member 2005-2019 and Board Vice President 2007-2018, PQSA

Suzanne Twelftree passed away in April 2019. She came to the Board with the hope of assisting others who find themselves with Spinal Cord Injury. Awareness, acceptance and living one’s own potential were of utmost importance in Suzanne’s view of the world.

Suzanne was a shining light of work and advocacy through other roles such as her specialist consultancy, community partnering and project co-ordination at the SPARC Disability Foundation, where she spent much of her time linking newly spinal injured people to sports, arts and recreation pursuits. In recent years, Suzanne not only offered key strategic leadership to PQSA, she was a driving force of influence and change in ensuring future spinal rehabilitation services are accommodated in an appropriate and state of the art setting.