Executive Team



Chief Executive Officer
Sean Langshaw BAppSocSc(Mgt) OAM JP

Sean has been a part of Disability South West since 1998 and has moved from being a Disability Advocacy officer to CEO, a role which he has been active in since 2001. Sean has worked in the Disability sector since 1992 when he was 14 years old as a volunteer on a peer support program. Sean has a diploma in Management, Cert IV in TAE, Disability Work, Community Services and a Batchelor of Applied Social Science (Management). Sean was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List.





Operations Manager
Brett Watson

Brett has been a part of Disability South West since 2014 as a Disability Support Worker and taking on the Program Coordinator role in 2015. In 2017 Brett was promoted to Operations Manager to manage the NDIS services at Disability South West.




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Administration Coordinator
Michelle Cave

Michele has been a team member of Disability South West for over 7 years having been a Disability Support Worker, she was appointed to the role of Administration Coordinator.



The Board of Directors

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President (Mr. Kenneth Bury)
Ken has been a long term Carer for his son Ricky who has a disability, and has extensive knowledge of people management and management structures. Ken has been a member of the Board since 2002. Ken has been in the role as President of the Board since the organisation merged in 2007 and has a personal knowledge of the clients and services provided by the organisation. In 2008 Ken was awarded the 'Joan Harrison Medal' by the organisation for outstanding and long service to Disability South West Limited.



Board Director (Mr. Robert Askell)
Robert joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and has provided a great support and expertise to the governance of the organisation. His son Nathan is a client of the service.

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Vice-President (Ms. Janet Alcock)
Janet was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013, and is a carer for her daughter Kelly who attends Disability South West programs. Janet brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to the board. Janet was appointed Vice-President of the Board in December 2015.

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Company Secretary (Mrs. Wendy Yule)
Wendy has been a member of the board since 2008 and as a Carer of her husband Scott who has an acquired brain injury and attends Disability South West Brain Injury Social Support program.

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Board Director (Mrs. Diane Daly)

Diane was appointed to the Board in 2015 to fill the vacancy left by the Late Jim Greenall. Diane is a carer of her son Glen and has worked in the Disability Field in Schools in the past. She is a Crunulla Sharks fan and lives in Prestons NSW.




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