At Magenta, our team is a group of passionate professionals. They are the driving force behind everything we do, and harness their skills and experience in pursuit of one, common goal – to make a difference in the lives of others.
Promoting compassion, kindness and cooperation, our people make Magenta a great place to work. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, they place a high value on integrity. Furthermore, they are people-focused. Our people believe in the power and importance of personal choice.
From the moment you enter our service, our team is warm, welcoming and supportive.
Wendy Agar joined the Magenta team in January 2020. Backed by a strong community service and business background, she has worked in leadership roles for more than 25 years. Most recently, Wendy was the CEO of Sunrise Way Rehabilitation in Toowoomba.
Wendy’s passion for inclusive and accessible community services stems from her personal experience. Growing up, she watched her parents struggle to access services and appropriate support for her brother who had a disability. Today, Wendy loves being a part of an organisation who ensures families do not have to endure this heartache.
Joining a values-driven organisation that makes a real difference played a fundamental role in Wendy’s decision to join Magenta. Describing herself as a “heart fit”, Wendy is focused on leading the organisation into the next chapter. Moreover, she is driving a renewed strategic direction.
A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Wendy is also a member of the Regional Advisory Council at St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba and sits on the Board of CatholicCare Social Services.
Outside her role as CEO, Wendy enjoys catching up with family and friends. A keen traveller, trekking great walks and visiting incredible art galleries around the globe tops Wendy’s bucket list.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Joelle Willis, Area Manager for Central Queensland
Commencing in 2018, Joe has worked as a Support Worker and Team Leader, including for our multiple SIL houses in Gladstone. In March 2021, she stepped into a 12-month secondment as the Acting Area Manager for the Central Queensland region.
Joe brings a strong customer service and leadership background to the organisation. She has a deep affinity for the community she works in and loves working with people from all walks of life. With a customer service background spanning more than 20 years, Joe places a high value on delivering person-centered services. She loves working as part of a team and is passionate about ensuring the participant remains at the heart of our service framework.
Outside of her role at Magenta, Joe loves being close to nature. Whether its bush walking, riding, camping or just sitting and relaxing at the beach listening to the waves or reading a book, she loves being in the outdoors with her friends and family. Joe is a big believer in self-care, and says that it keeps her grounded and allows her to be the best person she can be, making her who she is today.
Jessica Doyle, Area Manager for Southern Queensland
Jessica joined the Magenta team in 2016. Backed by a career spanning 20 years, she has a background in education and community services.
Jessica is passionate about working with people to create meaningful change and great outcomes. Additionally, she places a high value on a holistic approach to support. Whether it’s communicating with loved ones or connecting with communities, Jessica ensures people are at the centre of Magenta’s support framework.
During her time at Magenta, Jessica has worked across aged care and disability support services. Furthermore, she is experienced in supporting children with disabilities.
Outside of her role, Jessica loves spending time with her family. Being outdoors and camping as often as possible are also favourite pastimes.
Kate Higgins, Area Manager for Northern Rivers
Kate joined the Magenta team in early 2021 as a Team Leader and in March, she stepped into the Northern Rivers Area Manager role.
With an experienced background spanning almost 20 years in the community sector, Kate has worked in Aged Care, Disability, Homelessness and Early Intervention. A former Lifeline Volunteer Crisis Telephone Counsellor, Kate says, her experience has taught her the value of humility and reignited her passion for being open, leading by example and working from a heart space with boundaries.
Describing herself as intrinsically altruistic, quality focused and highly person centred, Kate is a hands-on leader who places a high value on relationships. Kate has tertiary qualifications in Management and Community Services, she is an accredited Family Group Conference Facilitator and is currently enrolled in a Diploma of Counselling.
Outside of her role at Magenta, Kate has solo travelled to different countries to see watch her favourite rider, Valentino Rossi race in the MotoGP motorbike races. Kate loves barefoot gardening and art.
Jason Reed, Regional Development Manager for New England
Looking after the New England region, Jason has an experienced background in health and fitness, as well as the disability sector. He has a wealth of leadership, coaching and business skills. Furthermore, Jason brings a complementary blend of experience to the Magenta leadership team.
Jason’s passion for supporting regional and rural communities stems from growing up and living in regional New South Wales. He places a high value on community because he understands the complex issues faced by regional areas. This includes with disability and mental health services.
In the past, Jason has been on the board for a variety of disability and community groups, including Co-Operative Life. Outside of his role at Magenta, Jason is a busy Dad to two beautiful girls. He is also a keen renovator and enjoys playing soccer.
Nathan Rose, Support Coordination Leader
Overseeing our support coordination service, Nathan has a strong background in individual and family services. Commencing in 2018, Nathan has played a key role in building our support coordination service as-well-as driving exponential growth. Today, the service supports more than 100 participants across four regions.
Nathan is skilled in operations management and technical support, coupled with case management, person-centered planning, and team leadership. He works alongside a dynamic and compassionate team. Together, they have developed a reputation for helping people get the most out of their plan.
Nathan’s passion for supporting people with disability stems from his personal experience. His sister lives with disability and accesses the NDIS, and therefore Nathan knows first-hand how important it is for families to have a strong voice and this underpins how he works with individuals and families.
Outside of his role with Magenta, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the great outdoors and camping.
David Madeley, Shared Services Leader
David is Magenta’s Shared Services Leader and has significant experience in human resources, employee and workplace relations, WH&S, and workplace compensation and investigations. He joined the Magenta team in 2021 and brings more than 20 years of experience in business and human resource management.
Possessing tertiary qualifications in Work, Health and Safety, Management, and Human Resources, David is also a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and Industrial Relations Society of Queensland.
David brings a complementary blend of leadership experience to the Magenta team, and values having an informed, pragmatic and solutions-focused approach. Having worked across public and private sectors not only in Australia but also the Middle East, David prides himself on his consultative style and relationship-orientated focus.
Outside of his role at Magenta, David has a passion for 70’s and 80’s music and is keen follower of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.
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Central QLD: (07) 4899 0261
Northern Rivers: (02) 6621 2319
New England: 0429 455 532
Southern QLD: (07) 4633 4967
P: 0447 299 078
P: 0427 065 840