TSH Patron and Board


Patron Nigel Satterley AM

Patron of Telethon Speech & Hearing since 2008

Nigel Satterley established the Satterley Property Group over 30 years ago and has become Australia’s biggest private developer. Since its inception, Satterley Property Group has been awarded more than 70 prestigious awards and Mr Satterley’s achievement in residential development, real estate and environmental and urban renewal have won recognition, respect and admiration from his peers and the public alike. Nigel and Denise Satterley are well-known philanthropists within Western Australia and support a number of charities including medical research, women’s refuge, churches, schools and sport. In 2006, Mr Satterley received membership of the Order of Australia for his contribution to land development, urban renewal programs and to charity, medical research and sport. Mr Satterley has been the Patron of Telethon Speech & Hearing since 2008.


Professor Gary Martin

Chair (2015 – present) Elected Chairman in 2016

Emeritus Professor Gary Martin is CEO and Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Management in WA.

Prior to his appointment to AIM WA, Gary held several executive level appointments at Murdoch University in Western Australia, including Executive Dean, Pro Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, the most recent of which was that of Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Gary is a learning and development specialist with expertise in adult learning development and he has a particular interest in action learning and mentoring as management and leadership development strategies. He has had extensive experience in the design and delivery of learning and development programs in Western Australia and internationally, with both government and non-government clients.

A former Chair of Study Perth (2008-2011), Gary was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2015. He is currently an Emeritus Professor of Murdoch University’s School of Management and Governance, and Zhejiang University of Technology (Zhejiang Province, China), as well as an Honorary Professor at Guangdong University of Business Studies (Guangdong Province, China).


Paul Syme

Deputy Chair (2014 – present)

Paul is an Organisational Psychologist with a Master of Business in Human Resources Management. He has worked within the human resources consulting industry since 1989 predominately been within leading Australian consulting businesses. Paul currently owns and operates a HR consulting business, Portland Broome Organisational Consultants, which focuses on Leadership Assessment and Development, Psychometric Services and Recruitment. Paul was on the Board of Directors of The Deaf Society of Western Australia from 2004 – 2007. He has a sound understanding, knowledge and experience within the not-for-profit and disability sections through his consulting and volunteer work over the past 20 years.


Peter Marcakis

Secretary (2014 - Present)

Peter is a qualified CPA and Chartered Secretary with over 20 years’ experience in senior financial roles within the mining, investment, banking/finance and manufacturing industries.


Olivier Marion

Treasurer (2016 – present)

Olivier has over 12 years corporate and international tax experience across a range of industry groups and territories and has a strong background in accounting, corporate finance and investment finance. Olivier has volunteered for various organisations such as Telethon and the PMH Foundation.


Richard Duldig

(2015 - present)

Richard Duldig has over 30 years experience in business development, brand marketing, and stakeholder engagement. Richard has a strong corporate background and has acted on the board of several large organisations in Western Australia over the past 20 years. He possesses strong communication skills, has been formally trained in media and has had continual contact with government and business leaders at all levels within organisations, both locally and internationally.


Andrea Burns

(2013 – present)

With a decorated career in media, journalism and public relations spanning 20 years, Andrea Burns is a well-known media identity. Andrea is a sought after corporate communications consultant, MC and Public Speaker, regular contributor to The West Australian newspaper and Radio 6PR and a tutor at ECU.


Rae Wyatt

(2015 – present)

Rae is a human resource and employee relations specialist with experience in performance development, remuneration and benefits, organizational and change management and success in developing and delivering on strategic business goals and employee value programs. She has a proven track record of honest engagement with employees, leadership teams and board of director and a natural style to build and develop successful organisations which desire a high performance culture, accountability and excellence at its core values. Rae currently works at Macmahon Contractors as their Manager HR Operations, managing domestic and international projects. Rae has had a relationship with Telethon Speech & Hearing since 2007 when her son attended the Talkabout program for 3 years.


Dianne Symons

(2016 – present)

Dianne has over 20 years experience within the marketing, PR and communications industry in Perth. Dianne currently runs her own consultancy business and has extensive experience in project management, audit reporting, brand management, tender and business case proposals. She has previously worked on the Lexus Ball (in support of Telethon).


Anna Gelavis

(2017 – present)

Anna is a health administrator and professional with over 20 years experience in senior management and administration positions in government and private industry. Anna’s skills in leadership and negotiation have enabled her to execute state-wide health programs and consult on state and federal policy and legislation reform initiatives. Anna maintains an ongoing commitment to the pharmacy profession, is a Fellow and state committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and actively contributes to research, education and various advisory committees.

Anna is passionate about improving the health of the community and as a Director contributes to TSH becoming a centre of excellence to improve the lives of speech and hearing impaired children and adults in WA.


Daniel White

(2017 – present)

Daniel is an experienced Perth-based lawyer with a strong background in industrial relations, particularly in the resources and maritime/shipping sectors. He has been individually named as a recommended lawyer in the 2017 Doyles Guide list of Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) – Western Australia.

His experience across the full range of industrial relations, employment and workplace discrimination/harassment issues sees him regularly advise and represent corporate clients and government instrumentalities in the Fair Work Commission (including Full Bench), the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Western Australian Industrial Magistrates Court and equal opportunity tribunals (including Australian Human Rights Commission).