Meet some members of our team

Meet our people, who have helped decrease stress levels, increase mental resilience, and boost physical activity across construction firms, government agencies, transportation firms, and Australia’s big four banks. They are, above everything else, passionate about helping organisations and individuals reach optimum health.

Cathy McDonald

Executive General Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

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Sam is an inspiring commercial and finance business leader with over 15 years’ experience. Sam has had broad exposure to various industries; providing strategic view and guidance to businesses through crucial periods of change and expansion, driving appropriate and efficient commercial decisions and outcomes. Sam is passionate about Health & Wellness, Digital Health & Start-ups.

Cathy McDonald

Executive General Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

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Sam is an inspiring commercial and finance business leader with over 15 years’ experience. Sam has had broad exposure to various industries; providing strategic view and guidance to businesses through crucial periods of change and expansion, driving appropriate and efficient commercial decisions and outcomes. Sam is passionate about Health & Wellness, Digital Health & Start-ups.

Cathy McDonald

Executive General Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

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Sam is an inspiring commercial and finance business leader with over 15 years’ experience. Sam has had broad exposure to various industries; providing strategic view and guidance to businesses through crucial periods of change and expansion, driving appropriate and efficient commercial decisions and outcomes. Sam is passionate about Health & Wellness, Digital Health & Start-ups.

Cathy McDonald

Executive General Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

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Sam is an inspiring commercial and finance business leader with over 15 years’ experience. Sam has had broad exposure to various industries; providing strategic view and guidance to businesses through crucial periods of change and expansion, driving appropriate and efficient commercial decisions and outcomes. Sam is passionate about Health & Wellness, Digital Health & Start-ups.

Cathy McDonald

Executive General Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

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Sam is an inspiring commercial and finance business leader with over 15 years’ experience. Sam has had broad exposure to various industries; providing strategic view and guidance to businesses through crucial periods of change and expansion, driving appropriate and efficient commercial decisions and outcomes. Sam is passionate about Health & Wellness, Digital Health & Start-ups.

Cathy McDonald

Executive General Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

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Sam is an inspiring commercial and finance business leader with over 15 years’ experience. Sam has had broad exposure to various industries; providing strategic view and guidance to businesses through crucial periods of change and expansion, driving appropriate and efficient commercial decisions and outcomes. Sam is passionate about Health & Wellness, Digital Health & Start-ups.

Meet our change-makers.

Passion for creating positive change drives every member of our team. We have collectively spent decades designing, delivering and refining wellbeing programs that have improved the health, safety and wellbeing of over 1.5 million employees in 1,500 businesses across Australia and New Zealand.

Cathy McDonald

Executive General Manager

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Cathy has worked for Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing – Australia and New Zealand’s largest health food company for the past 24 years, and is currently Executive General Manager of Health & Wellbeing Services. In this role, Cathy is the Executive General Manager of Vitality Works; a significant player in the workplace health market across Australia and New Zealand.

Kim Rutherford

NZ Country Manager

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Kim is a passionate and driven sales professional with over 25 years’ experience in leadership roles that span the hospitality, travel, tourism, financial and health industries. Kim has spent the last four years developing, implementing and managing tailored health and wellbeing solutions for clients. A key strength is the partnership approach taken to understand the customer need, offer solutions that produce sustainable behaviour change and return on investment for an organisation.

Dr Sarah Curtis, PhD

Head of Client Partnerships

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Sarah has worked in the health and wellbeing arena for 25 years and has vast expertise in developing, implementing and managing health solutions for clients from small and medium enterprises, government, blue collar and blue-chip organisations. With a Masters in Nutritional Science and a Doctorate in Obesity & Metabolism (Sydney University, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital). Sarah is passionate about the business of health and general wellbeing and is dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives.

Leanne Scanes

Head of Innovation and Product Excellence

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Leanne has been involved in the Workplace Health Industry for more than 20 years. Having developed some of the most innovative and award winning health programs her experience has helped clients achieve strong ROI and participants sustainable behaviour change. With a focus on outcomes Leanne and the VW team are helping shape the future of workplace health design.

Michael Nadalin

Head of Vaccination Services

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Michael has had many years experience working with national clients managing their vaccination programs including the ATO, Centrelink, Westpac and Victoria Police. Michael’s key strengths include his communication skills, maintaining KPI performance against contract deliverables and commitment to customer service.

Neil Campbell

Information Technology Manager

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Neil is a highly experienced IT professional, who has spent 30 years delivering IT solutions and services to customers in the Health, Finance, Government and Transport sectors.

Melissa Chandler

Head of Commercial

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Mel comes with over 20 years’ experience in a range of different industries – from telecoms to media and education as well as small business portfolios. She’s worked in Snr Finance and Commercial roles at companies such as Telstra, Yahoo, McDonalds and Ninemsn. Mel’s experience and passion is in being a business partner to help drive transformation and business growth.

Julien Calvet

Marketing Manager

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Julien is a dynamic and passionate marketing professional with over 15 years’ brand marketing experience in FMCG companies like Blackmores and Procter & Gamble. Julien’s genuine approach to marketing is centred on understanding the needs of the customers he serves and delighting them with best in class solutions that improves people’s lives.

Carmen Fay

Head of Client Services

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Carmen has expertise in the insurance, health and fitness industries with experience across the Asia Pacific region and has specialised in areas of injury management, return to work and health and fitness solutions. As Head of Client Services Carmen combines her strengths in operations, her passion for wellbeing and her leadership skills to inspire and empower her team in delivering exceptional services to our clients with an emphasis on holistic health outcomes.

Ben Elvy

Senior Client Partner

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Ben is a broadly qualified Sales & Marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in industries ranging from Wellbeing & Sport, Retail, Entertainment, FCMG and Automotive. Placing prime focus on outcomes for the end-user, Ben works hard to understand what clients want in order to develop long-term partnerships.

Jeremiah Adele

Senior Client Partner

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Jeremiah is a driven professional, passionate about empowering people to live their best life. Following local and international studies, coupled with an MBA, he was attracted to the corporate health and wellness industry to help bridge the gap between companies and health solutions. Jeremiah’s ability to listen, assess and strategise has set him apart in the corporate health industry.

Kate James

Senior Client Partner

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Kate has over 15 years’ experience within the health and wellbeing industry, over 10 of those, with Vitality Works. A background in Exercise Physiology, Service Delivery and Teaching, Kate’s passion for wellbeing has seen these areas brought together to allow her to achieve a wholistic approach when partnering with clients, understanding their needs and achieving success in health and business.

Lauren Christie

Client Partner - WA

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Lauren has extensive knowledge and experience within the health and wellness industry holding a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science majoring in Health Promotion. Lauren has had many years working with clients in understanding their needs and providing them with the tools to achieving them. Lauren is passionate about making a long-lasting positive change at both an employee level and company level.

Lucy Squires

Client Partner - NZ

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Lucy has been in the Health and Wellness Industry for a number of years and has worked closely with her clients to deliver wellbeing solutions that made a real impact on both employees and the businesses they worked in. She has an empowering approach and aims for the best possible outcome for both company and employee.

Shefali Bava

Client Partner - NZ

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Shefali has a number of years’ experience in the Health & Wellbeing industry and is passionate about building partnerships and delivering great outcomes for her clients. She is committed to helping companies and employees reach their full potential through innovative health and wellbeing solutions.

Jan Beacham

Team Lead - Service Delivery

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Jan has over 20 year of customer marketing and execution experience before she started at Vitality Works as Team Lead for Service Delivery. With a passion for spreading ripples of wellness across the county, she has a caring and positive approach and her expertise in program execution is the perfect combination for being an empowering partner!

Liam Searle

Team Lead - Injury Prevention

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Liam has many years of experience developing and leading health and wellbeing programs for large scale organisations. Holding a Masters in Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, Liam finds it incredibly rewarding to give organisations the tools they need to achieve ‘whole person health’ for their employees.

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