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Executive Chairman: John Paton

John was appointed Executive Chairman as part of the merger between OAK and Possability. He had previously been CEO of Oak Tasmania since 2007.

John has managed a number of non-profit disability service organisations supporting people with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities and long-term unemployed and disadvantaged youth. These services have ranged from local community to state-wide services.

He is currently a Board member of the Tasmanian Council on Intellectual Disability and KickStart Arts and has been involved in the community services sector for nearly 30 years, both at senior management level and Board level. John is a member of the National Disability Service (NDS) Tasmanian State Committee and is currently a member of the National Committee on Disability Enterprises.

He was appointed to the Board in July 2016.