Our Board and Leadership Team

Since 1972

Good governance

George Gray Centre has been providing a range of support and employment services for adults with a disability who live in the Wellington Shire over the last 50 years.

The organisation is committed to providing programs based on individual needs, focusing on enhancing personal development, increasing independence and promoting community inclusion.

Our Vision

Our vision is for all people to lead rewarding lives as valued members of society.


GGC is a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


We are governed by various State and Federal legislation including the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, Disability Act 2006 and United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Staff are required to act and work in a manner consistent with organizational values and maintain the principles underpinning the NDIS at all times.


Board & Leadership Team

David Anderson, President - George Gray Centre



David is a retired professional who enjoys working with people and being involved in ventures that give back to the community.

He brings over 39 years of trade and farming experience working in senior and executive leadership roles to GGC, and is passionate about supporting the region.

David also is the Chair the Committee for Wellington.

Ann Wright - CEO, George Gray Centre



Peter comes to GGC after being the stakeholder manager at the Committee for Gippsland. He has a strong finance and management background, these skills and experience lend themselves well to his role as CEO of the George Gray Centre. His strong social conscience will see him fight for all GGC participants, their families and staff.

Peter Lives in Sale with his partner Lisa and his most beloved dog in the world, Judy. He has one adult son, Fin. 

Don’t tell anyone but he somehow still follows Carlton. Please call in and say hello should you be at the Maffra centre.

Leanne Jorgensen, Secretary - George Gray Centre



Leanne was born and raised in Maffra, and has a sound understanding of the value that an organisation like GGC brings to the community. Leanne has an extensive career in business process development and supply chain planning, and is currently the Business Process Lead for Logistics and Customer Experience in the Global Supply Chain for Fonterra.

As self-proclaimed, tenacious truth-seeker, Leanne is committed to ensuring the success of GGC by utilising her research and analytical skills to find unique solutions to difficult problems.  

Ann Wright - Auxiliary, George Gray Centre


Board Member / GGC Auxiliary

As a parent and primary carer for her adult son, Ann has an in-depth understanding of caring for someone living with disability.

Since retiring and moving to Sale 14 years ago, Ann became involved with the GGC Ladies Auxiliary, of which she has proudly held the role of President for the last 5 years.

Ann loves working in the garden and together with her husband, they both enjoy volunteering to maintain the GGC gardens.

Derek Phelps - Board Member, George Gray Centre


Board Member

Derek Phelps joined the Board of Management after becoming inspired by the work that the GGC team undertakes for the community.

He currently works for Exxonmobil as the Longford Maintenance Superintendent, and also operates a small beef farm in Longford alongside his wife, where they live with their three children.

Derek’s work experience includes various project management, planning and supervision roles, largely within the oil and gas industry.

Paul Davis - Board Member, George Gray Centre


Board Member

Paul Davis is a local small business operator in Primary Production, and has 30 years of experience working in the Oil and Gas industry in both field and management roles.

Paul is a father to a George Gray Centre participant, and feels inspired and grateful for the work and services that the GGC provide. He uses his skills an experience to help contribute to GGC as a Member of the Board of Management.


Join our Board

Want to contribute your expertise to an organisation committed to creating a community where people of all abilities thrive?

Join the Board and contribute your expertise to an organisation committed to creating a community where people of all abilities thrive?

We are seeking nominations from people who are interested in joining the Board of Management. We are looking for Directors who can contribute for up to 3 years (on a 12 month election cycle) and bring passion, innovation and skills to the role.

We are particularly seeking those who have skills, knowledge and experience in (any or all)

  • accounting and financial management,

  • business operations and strategy

  • asset management

  • disability

Essential information
Annual Report 2023
Annual Report 2022
Annual Report 2021
Board Nomination Kit
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