Our Board


Angela Tillmanns

MBA, GAICD | Chair

Angela was appointed as Chair of Multicap from 1 February 2021, after joining the Multicap Board in May 2017. Angela has extensive experience in the disability sector and serving on not-for-profit boards through a variety of roles. Prior to working in the community sector, Angela worked at the senior executive level in the Federal Government leading the design and implementation of human services systems. Angela is passionate about guiding organisations to deliver a fairer society where everyone can contribute at their full potential

Deputy Chair

John Gallimore


John has been a member of the Multicap Board since 1997. He is a former long-time partner of the legal firm Allens Linklaters and its predecessors in Brisbane. John is also a Director of Brisbane Housing Company Limited, a charity providing and developing new social and affordable housing. 
John served as Chair of Multicap from 2019 - 2021.


Christopher Perkins

BBus, MBA, FCPA, GAICD | Chair Finance and Audit Committee

Chris has been a member of the Multicap Board since 2012. He has extensive experience in business and operates his own Business Advisory company. Previously, he has held senior executive positions in the utilities, health, property and childcare sectors. His professional qualifications include Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants and he is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Withers

BEng, MBA, FAICD, FRAES | Chair: Strategy & Business Improvement Committee

David joined the Multicap Board in September 2017. David is the Chief Executive of Burrana, a world leading provider of aircraft cabin systems that he founded in 2009. He has a long career in the aviation sector and has held several non-executive positions with not-for-profit organisations in the mental health and disability sectors. David believes company culture is the key to success and is passionate about creating agile and responsive organisations through empowered and inspired people sharing a common purpose, vision and values.

Heather Gardner


Heather joined the Multicap Board in September 2017. Heather began her career in the banking industry, gaining unparalleled experience in the commercial space. Moving into the construction and property industry, she established herself as a well-respected professional with a practical, no-nonsense and holistic approach over a 30+ year career. Driven by a purpose of developing human potential through upskilling, knowledge and experience, Heather is focused on business and people improvement.

Elissa Morriss

Masters of Psychology (Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology), FAPS, CF

Elissa joined the Multicap Board in 2021 following the partnership between Multicap and Open Minds. Elissa is a Psychologist with more than 30 years’ experience working in the community in brain injury rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation with adults with disability and their family members. She brings considerable expertise in working with adults who have a brain injury with complex needs, management of challenging behaviours in the community, inpatient and outpatient public health settings in Queensland and New South Wales, and in the tertiary education sector.

Karen Lay-Brew

B Applied Science – Computing MBA MAICD

Karen joined the Multicap Board in August 2021, and also serves on the Board of Energy Queensland. As a former CIO and Chief Productivity Officer in multi-national corporations including BHP, Microsoft and Honeywell, Karen brings experience in digital technologies, strategy, risk and change management. She is an avid diversity champion, and has also served on a number of high-level government and not-for-profit boards. She is also the Managing Director of 3Pillars.Digital which advises different industry sectors including government, mining, energy, utilities and defence.

Edward Phelan


Ed joined the Multicap Board in February 2023, and is also a Director of the CV Services Group, Director of Edmund Rice Educations Flexi Schools and QLD Councillor for the Australian Industry Group. Ed has over 30 years’ experience delivering exceptional results across diverse industries, including manufacturing, construction, asset management, and not-for-profits. Ed has a passion for corporate social responsibility and training young people from diverse backgrounds and ensuring they are workforce ready through education.

Edward Phelan

Gail Black

BA, LLB (Hons)

Gail joined the Multicap Board in June 2023. She is a partner at the law firm Gadens, and brings over 25 years' experience in delivering exceptional results in the property sector. Gail also sits on the Property Council of Australia's Queensland Division Council and is an advocate of diversity and fairness.


Strategy & Business Committee

Chair: David Withers


- Heather Gardner

- Karen Lay-Brew

Finance & Audit Committee

Chair: Chris Perkins


- Ed Phelan

Risk & Quality Committee

Chair: Elissa Morriss


- John Gallimore

- Karen Lay-Brew

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