Leadership Team

Executive Management


Executive Management

Dr. Graeme White – Interim National Director

Graeme is an experienced CEO, having held a position with Guide Dogs Victoria for six years and with Guide Dogs NSW/ACT for eight years until August, 2017. He held both positions concurrently between 2009-2011. He has been combining part time work with consulting roles since then.

After graduating with a PhD in science, Graeme worked in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors for some 26 years, including in wholesale and retail sales, account management, marketing management and general management. Graeme is also a certified executive coach.

Graeme will commence with Employment Plus on Wednesday 2 January, 2019. The appointment of an interim National Director of Graeme’s capability will provide leadership stability for Employment Plus during implementation of The Salvation Army’s Australia One program and sustain the operational and strategic momentum of Employment Plus itself.

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Kieren Kearney – General Manager, Operations

Kieren joined Employment Plus in 2013. Kieren leads the teams responsible for the delivery of funded programs including Employment Services and Remote Jobs & Community Programmes across Australia.

Kieren has extensive experience in the Employment Services sector spanning front line and senior management positions including regional management, quality assurance and continuous improvement.

Through his career, Kieren has been responsible for human resources management, performance management & improvement, business development and change management. Kieren has represented Employment Plus internationally and in 2009 was the Australian lead for the international tender team at A4e.

Kieren holds a Bachelor of Applied Science.

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Richard Wingrove – Interim General Manager, Business Administration

Richard joined Employment Plus in January 2019. Richard leads the teams responsible for supporting our funded programs including Finance, IT, Business Intelligence, and Facilities and Fleet.

Richard brings a wealth of experience to Employment Plus having worked in various sectors including engineering & construction, food manufacturing & distribution, telecommunications & media and medical devices.

His previous role saw him undertake a range of engineering projects such as railway (including the level crossing removal program in Melbourne), foundations for buildings & other structures, solar farm construction, dam upgrades, and industrial projects including a waste-to-energy plant in Perth.

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Major Wendy Hateley – Executive Manager Chaplaincy & Mission

Wendy has been a Salvation Army officer for over 21 years, and started with Employment Plus in 2015.

Wendy oversees Mission development and on building and strengthening relationships between EPlus and The Salvation Army corps, social centres and Salvos Stores.

Wendy’s roles within The Salvation Army have covered three states, and include church-based ministry – preaching, worship, pastoral care – as well as assisting her husband Paul with major building programs in two of their church placements. She was also the assistant State Director of Youth & Children’s Ministries for four years in South Australia.

Wendy has achieved a huge amount in her time with The Salvation Army, including the management of multiple churches and congregations, community centres and services, youth housing, early childhood development programs, drug and alcohol diversion programs, and numerous counselling services and thrift shops. Wendy also has experience in the banking sector, and holds a Diploma in Pastoral Counselling.

Wendy is based in WA and works with EPlus two days a week.

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