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.

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.

Stephanie Forsyth, Executive Manager – Human Resources
Cert IV HR, Cert IV TAE, Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (current)
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 Hospitality
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.

Roseanna Barletta, Executive Manager – NDIS
B.N, BPsych (Current), Cert IV Dis, Cert IV Mental Health
Rosie is responsible for Afford’s transition to the NDIS and also oversees Allied Health service offerings. Rosie has worked in disability and mental health for the past 16 years, spanning both corrective services and frontline experience.

Christina Emmanouel, Executive Manager – Commercial Development, Company Secretary
LLB (Current)
Christina is responsible for pursuing Afford’s opportunities for expansion and strategic development. Her interface with NDIS policy and regulation, coupled with oversight of Afford’s Marketing Team informs the organisation’s positioning in the marketplace.

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