Senior Leadership Team


Mark Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Fitzpatrick is the Chief Executive Officer of Telethon Speech & Hearing, a position he has held since February 2017.

Mark possesses over 15 years’ experience in a range of general management and human resources roles in a range of not-for-profit, education, and government organisations. Mark also holds a robust history of success in leadership and advocacy for the not-for-profit sector, with his most recent role being CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society in WA since 2012. Prior to this, Mark led a catholic aged and community services organisation, Southern Cross Care, for five years.

Mark has a passion for ensuring all Western Australian children have the opportunity to reach their potential in life. Based on his personal experience Mark is a strong advocate for effective hearing, speech and language services for all.


Jay Krishnaswamy

Head of Hearing Services

Joining Telethon Speech & Hearing in 2014 after a 21 year career at Princess Margaret Hospital, Jay Krishnaswamy brings with him 40 years’ experience in all aspects of audiology. Jay has been involved in pioneering the Newborn Hearing Screening Program in Western Australia as well as the Cochlear Implant Program at Princess Margaret Hospital.


Janene Hall

Principal Schools Program

Janene Hall joined Telethon Speech & Hearing in 2001 and has worked across all three children’s support programs; the Hearing Impaired Program, School Support Program, and Speech & Language Program (Talkabout). Janene boasts over 30 years’ teaching experience, working in both special education and mainstream education sectors. Taking on a variety of educational leadership roles, both in Australia and Internationally, Janene has now moved into the Principal position for TSH’s Schools Programs.


Nicole Jones

Head of Corporate Services

Nicole Jones joined Telethon Speech & Hearing in 2015 with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Public Practice. She has 15 years’ experience in finance and business management roles, most recently in a very similar role in a school environment.


Belinda Leksas

Head of Marketing, Stakeholder Relations & Venue Hire

Belinda Leksas joined Telethon Speech & Hearing in 2013 as Business Development and Venue Hire Manager before leading the fundraising team as Head of Marketing, Stakeholder Relations in 2016. Belinda has extensive experience in the not-for-profit and hearing sectors, having been a Manager at Australian Hearing for over five years and is well recognised for her ability to plan and initiate the implementation of innovative programs to grow services.