Board Member Mike McKinstry

Mike McKinstry

Chief Executive Officer

Mike McKinstry was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Karingal (now genU) in July 2015, and has guided the organisation through a successful merger with St Laurence Community Services and the recent acquisition of ESH Group.

His 35-year career has spanned Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, where he held a number of significant management positions within large organisations including Hills, Amcor, Alcoa and Rover/Land Rover.


Brandon HowardBrandon Howard

Executive General Manager (Corporate Services)

Brandon Howard has been with Karingal (now genU) since August 2014.

Prior to this, Brandon was the Business Operations Manager at Epworth Healthcare in Richmond, Deputy Chief Financial Officer at St Vincent’s Public Hospital in Melbourne and Financial Controller at Barwon Health in Geelong.


Julie GrahamJulie Graham

Executive General Manager (genU Ability)

Julie Graham has been with Karingal (now genU) since 1996.

She has been Executive General Manager of Disability and Social Engagement since 2015.

Prior to this, she was the General Manager of Karingal Strategic Development (2011 – 2015), General Manager of Karingal Corporate Services (2008 – 2011) and General Manager of MatchWorks (2002 – 2008).

Julie’s first appointment was with SupportWorks as Employment Trainer and Employment Consultant.  She then moved across to MatchWorks at the start of Job Network in 1998.


Renae LowryRenae Lowry

Executive General Manager (MatchWorks)

Renae Lowry was appointed as the new Executive Director at MatchWorks in May 2016.

Renae joined MatchWorks following a long and successful career working in employment services, both at the frontline of operations and as a senior manager.  Renae delivered Disability Employment Services and Job Services Australia in New South Wales and Victoria, before working in the UK for the past six years delivering their employment services program.

More recently she conducted research for UK-based community services organisation Shaw Trust. Renae remains excited about the opportunity to lead MatchWorks.


Travis NealTravis Neal

Chief Financial Officer

Travis was appointed CFO at genU Karingal St Laurence in 2019. Travis is an internationally experienced senior executive, joining genU after four years as CFO of Senvion Asia Pacific.

Prior to this, Travis held senior executive roles in both the private and public sector including with Pacific Hydro in both Australia and South America, Sustainability Victoria, the Department of Treasury & Finance, BHP and KPMG.

Organisation membership outside of genU:

  • Chair of the Board — Australian Energy Foundation.
  • Member — Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant — Chartered Accountants ANZ

Marnie TroethMarnie Troeth

General Counsel & Assistant Company Secretary

Marnie Troeth is genU’s General Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary. Marnie has more than 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and joined Karingal (now genU) in 2011.

Marnie advises genU in all areas of law and is also responsible for overseeing corporate secretarial functions of genU. She has a particular interest in governance and the not-for-profit sector.


Paul BarbaroPaul Barbaro

Chief Operating Officer (IPA)

Joining IPA in 2015, Paul brings a wealth of management experience and a passion for the Australian recruitment industry to the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Paul has held executive management roles with global and ASX listed recruitment organisations in Australia and Asia.

He has successfully managed company integrations, organically grown businesses, and led organisations through multiple economic cycles.


Tim BoydTim Boyd

Executive Director, People and Culture

Tim started his employment with Karingal (now genU) in January 2017, having previously held the role of Executive Manager Human Resources at GMHBA.

He is a Human Resource practitioner with specialist skills in Learning and Development and Organisational Development, and has extensive experience in facilitation and aligning organisational culture with strategy.


Natasha Williams

Executive General Manager genU Ability and Aged

Natasha Williams has been employed with Karingal (now genU) since 2013.

Prior to this she enjoyed a career with the State Government for more than 20 years.

Natasha is an experienced leader and manager in the disability sector and demonstrated her strengths during the trial period of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Barwon region. Natasha is an influential leader at genU in the Ability and Aged programs.

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