Our Team

The Afford Senior Management Team have a wide and varied operational and strategic skillset. Their collaboration as a dynamic unit has lead to exciting progress for Afford, and continues to excite as we move confidently toward full roll-out of the NDIS.

Steven Herald, Chief Executive Officer
B. Bus, CA
Steve has a care and passion for supporting people with
disability to achieve extraordinary things, and was drawn to the sector by his personal experiences with
close family members.
Steve has held Senior Executive roles for various Service Retail multi-nationals, including Flight Centre,
Mister Minit and Hoyts. Steve is an expert in change management, customer service and financial efficiency
across high volume and geographically spread operations.
Stephanie Forsyth, Executive Manager – Human Resources
Stephanie is responsible for the delivery of professional
and comprehensive HR services across Afford including the implementation and management of staff incentive
and bonus programs. She has 10 years’ experience in Recruitment and HR, and over 7 years’ experience in the
disability sector.
Gordon Griff, Executive Manager – Commercial Services
Diploma Business Administration, Diploma
Gordon comes to Afford with a wealth of experience in
business development. He is passionate about developing business partnerships and contributing to the growth
of employment opportunities for people living with disability. Gordon’s previous roles have involved the
management of employment within the Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) sector, as well as experience in
hotels in Australia and the UK. Gordon is enthusiastic about showcasing the unique and various skills and
talents of people living with disability across Afford services in Australia.
Nicholle Marks, Chief Financial Officer
BComm (Accounting), CA
Nicholle has over 18 years’ experience as a finance professional and her role with Afford will involve the strategic and operational leadership of Finance, IT and the Property portfolio. Nicholle holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting and has worked in public practice, with Big 4 experience at Deloitte, as well as in a commercial business setting within the building and construction Industry and third party logistics, where she has led the finance functions. Her financial acumen is a valued asset at Afford.
Christina Emmanouel, Executive Manager – Commercial
Development, Company Secretary
Christina is responsible for leading organisational growth through the management of Afford’s Sales, Marketing and Fundraising Teams. Her interface with NDIS policy and regulation coupled with oversight of Afford’s new business portfolio, informs the organisation’s positioning in the marketplace. She is also responsible for strategic growth via mergers and partnerships.

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