Management Committee Information

Our Board is comprised of Fred Van Steel, CEO of Ability Options; Wayne Curry Executive Leader, Community & Lifestyles and ongoing About Inclusion members.

About Inclusion's committee members are:

Chairperson: Bruce Arkle

Bruce is keen on fishing, loves a hit of social tennis and ensures he gets on his pushbike a few days a week to cycle with friends and stay fit. Bruce has been married for 37 years and has two grown daughters He is passionate about the welfare of people with disability; he has a sister with disability living in the Nambucca Valley, and is very interested in knowing more about the NDIS.

Bruce began life in Bowraville, then moved to Sydney in the 70's as an apprentice plumber. He completed his Health and Building Certificate, worked for North Sydney Council and then Great Lakes Council as a building surveyor.

Bruce says he is greatly enjoying the challenge of being Chairperson and ensuring the service we provide to families remains of high quality.

Treasurer : Peter Craig

Peter had been working as a volunteer for About Inclusion (Manning Valley Respite Care) for quite a few years when he was asked join the management committee as a representative of the other volunteers.

"My main reason for continuing my involvement with the organisation is my connection to the people who use the service. They are some of the most impressive people I have met and anything I can do to make their lives more fulfilling gives me pleasure."

Peter was born in Wagga Wagga He spent 40 years working as a golf professional in Wagga, Canberra, Moss Vale and Forster/Tuncurry. Peter served 20 years as a board member of GLAICA, 14 years on the board of our local hospital, 10 years on the trust for the Tuncurry Memorial Hall and many years involved with Community Transport and Cancer Council's Relay For Life.

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