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Senior leadership team

Senior leadership team

Senior Leadership Team

Debra Burden - Chief Executive Officer


Debra has previously held CEO and executive management positions with Queensland Country Credit Union and Health Fund, 1300Smiles and Canegrowers Burdekin. Her business management expertise has been recognised with the QLD Business Review Women in Business Award and the Queensland Telstra Business Women's Award. Debra has held board positions in numerous companies and is currently a Director of Townsville Hospital and Health Service and Deputy Chair of North & West Remote Health.

Chris Attard - General Manager Mackay


Chris joined selectabilty in 2019 bringing with him over 30 years’ financial, IT and general management experience. He has worked in multiple sectors including mental and allied health, manufacturing and resources, and has served on The Asthma Foundation of Queensland and Hockey Queensland Boards. Chris has been both a member and Chair of Audit, Finance and Risk Committees, is a FCPA and holds a Graduate Diploma Applied Corporate Governance.

Aaron Farrell - General Manager Townsville

Aaron has worked in the disability sector for over 16 years. He specialises in Operational Management within the private and not-for-profit sectors and has worked in Federal and State Government roles. Aaron was instrumental in transitioning over 1,000 Queensland providers from state funding programs into the NDIA and successfully transitioned the first Queensland participant into the NDIS.

Ingrid Steed - General Manager Cairns & Clinical Services

BA (Nursing) MACN AIAM (mediator) MAICD

Ingrid is a senior registered nurse specialising in health service leadership. She has more than 25 years’ experience leading health programs across regional Queensland, most recently in the community and primary health sector.

Ryan Wiggins - General Manager Regions

MBA B.A. (Human Services) DipIndigS

Ryan has dedicated almost two decades to the Australian social sector, working in mental health, disability, aged care, homelessness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, research, education and community development. Ryan has taken the lead on a number of innovative industry programs which have delivered positive social and health outcomes for individuals and communities across Australia and joined selectability after spending a number of years working in Youth Mental Health in Townsville and Mount Isa.

Brett Oates - Chief Financial Official

Bcom ASA

Brett has extensive experience in the health sector, specialising in financial management, unit costing and contracting. Brett’s recent experiences include CFO roles in Queensland Health and Hospital Services, and Interim Chief Executive for the Western Queensland Primary Health Network.

Nasir Tajuddin - GM Training and Workforce Development


Nasir has over 10 years’ experience in project management, business transformation and process improvement initiatives across a variety of industry sectors and business functions. These include education (higher education and VET/RTO), ICT, web/application technology, market research, insurance, financial services and contract management.


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