Julie joined the Board in August 2015.
Julie Waylen is currently the CEO at Diversity South, a not-for-profit disability service organisation located in Mandurah, Western Australia. Diversity South provides a range of supports and services to people with disability including those with high and complex needs in the Peel and surrounding regions.
Julie has a deep commitment to the community of WA and, throughout her career, has supported vulnerable people and community-based organisations providing essential supports and services to those in need.
From 2014 to 2021, Julie was the State Manager for National Disability Services (NDS) in Western Australia. NDS is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service organisations and in WA NDS also provides a range of access and inclusion services including the ACROD Parking Program, Companion Card and support for Changing Places.
Julie began her career as a Social Trainer working with people with disability with high and complex support needs and has worked for over 30 years in a range of senior executive leadership roles with both the State government and community services sector. This encompasses disability services, child protection, family support, homelessness, domestic violence, community services and health.
Julie is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA and in 2021, was awarded WA Leader of the Year Working in the not-for-profit sector.
Julie is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds qualifications in Social Impact, being part of the inaugural postgraduate intake at UWA’s Centre for Social Impact as well as Training and Development.