Our Board

Susan Glease (CHAIR)

Susan joined ‘within Australia’ in 2018 as a new board member.

Susan has a background in Occupational Health and Safety with extensive experience in managing safety for small, medium and large businesses at a local, regional and national level.

Susan has worked across a variety of industries including medical and dental, mining, construction, civil construction and disabilities and not for profit. She has spent many years working in the community with domestic violence, youth, young offenders, victims of crime and served the community as a volunteer firefighter.

Susan has an interest in mental health and brings her safety and risk management experience to the Board.

Sheila Deane (VICE CHAIR)

Sheila has over 30 years’ experience in the evidence-based application of Requisite Organization principles in workplace reform.

She is a human resources and organisation design professional with senior line management experience in the retail, manufacturing, mining and mineral processing and heavy engineering industries. For the past 20 years Sheila has worked in her own practice to develop unique methods to enable manager-led and business-focused workplace reform including experiential training materials, methods and tools and the development of longitudinal reform program assessment methods.

In her work with her consulting clients and their employees, Sheila brings insight, rigour and a persistently practical approach in helping managerial leaders to develop and implement effective structure, systems and leadership practices that build accountable, productive, trust-inducing workplaces.

Sheila holds a Bachelor of Business in Business Administration, an AHRI award for academic excellence, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. She is a past Board member of the Global Organization Design Society based in Toronto, Canada.

Sheila’s work with Requisite Organization has necessarily exposed her to the nature of human work and of people at work, their deep psychological need for work and the redemptive value of work in a requisite workplace setting. This experience has left her with a strong interest in supporting mental health services.


Gary S Malyon


Gary graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major) on 20 May1997 and completed his CPA program on 15 July 1998.  He completed his CPA Public Practice Certificate on 13 November 2008 and holds a current practice certificate.  He is a registered BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners’ Board and a past member of the National Tax and Accountants Association and the Finance and Treasury Association.

He has gained experience in a number of finance roles including the Defence Forces, multi-national companies, small to medium size businesses (as clients) and NFP’s before joining both the Finance and Risk Committee and Board of within Australia.



Janice Chesters 

Academic, mental health researcher and medical educator, Janice has worked at the interface between the university, clinic and hospital in both Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years. Janice has extensive leadership and governance experience within the mental health, rural community health, general practice training and research investment management fields. She was the founding Director of Awhina, Waitemata Health Campus in Auckland and is a life member of within Australia.