ABOUT US

BUSY Ability. Leading With Your Ability.

OUR STORY SO FAR

BUSY Ability (formerly ON-Q) was founded in Northern NSW 30 years ago. Our Mission then was to help disadvantaged people, or those who have a disability, to build valued social roles in their communities through participation in paid work.

We have achieved a lot in those 30 years and our purpose today remains true to our original mission.

OUR VALUES

Integrity

Build open and honest
relationships

Compassion

Embrace and drive change

OUR PURPOSE

Connection

Connecting to their community through participation in paid work

Social Engagement

Engaging in social and lifestyle activities to enhance involvement in the community

Working with Youth

Working with young school leavers with a disability to take part in work or training post school

Strong Partnerships

Creating strong partnerships with community, industry and government to promote disability employment

Investment

Investing in social enterprise

MEET THE BOARD

DIRECTOR

MARIE GALE

Marie has been active in the disability sector for over 15 years and is passionate about social justice, human rights and wildlife

Marie has been active in the disability sector for over 15 years and is passionate about social justice, human rights and wildlife conservation.
CHAIRMAN

MARTIN PUNCH OAM

Martin Punch OAM is chairman of The BUSY Group Ltd. Martin founded BUSY in 1977 to assist disadvantaged young

Martin Punch OAM is chairman of The BUSY Group Ltd. Martin founded BUSY in 1977 to assist disadvantaged young people on the Gold Coast find pathways into training and employment. Martin is also a co-founder of Jobs Australia, a not-for-profit association that supports other organisations in the employment, skills and training sectors.
DIRECTOR

PAUL MILES

Paul Miles, Managing Director of The BUSY Group, has been with BUSY since January 2007, initially as Deputy CEO and then

Paul Miles, Managing Director of The BUSY Group, has been with BUSY since January 2007, initially as Deputy CEO and then appointed as CEO in late July 2012. Paul has a degree in Law from Cardiff University, Wales, however retrained as an accountant within the energy industry and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In between leaving the energy industry and joining BUSY, Paul worked within the financial services sector for major banking and insurance organisations in both Australia and the UK.
DIRECTOR

ROD BOOTH

Rod is from a North Queensland cane farming background and worked in a variety of jobs and industries. After a stint with the Australian

Rod is from a North Queensland cane farming background and worked in a variety of jobs and industries. After a stint with the Australian Post Office/Telecom he commenced work for the Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training. Rod spent the last few years as Regional Manager (Commonwealth Employment Services) Gold Coast. During this period he undertook placements in Logan, Brisbane State Office and Cairns including Thursday Island.

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