Who We Are

Who We Are

Executive Team

Brett Thompson

Brett Thompson

Chief Executive Officer

B.App.Sc. (Nutrition), PostGradDip. Dietetics, M.B.A, Cert. Adv. Mgt.

With an impressive breadth of experience across multiple healthcare services spanning over the past 32 years, Brett has in-depth expertise in managing complex organisations with a focus on delivering person-centred outcomes.

Brett has established and developed his leadership and operational capabilities in multiple senior roles including Chief Operating Officer, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Director of Operations for Murrumbidgee Local Health District, General Manager of Westmead and Auburn Hospitals, and acting Director Patient Support Services (HealthShare) the position he held prior to his appointment as Interaction’s CEO.

Robyn Downie

Robyn Downie

Chief Financial Officer

Adv Diploma (Accounting), B. Business (Accounting), CPA
Robyn has more than 20 years of experience in accounting across various industries, and since 2015 has worked in not-for-profit organisations in both the aged care and disability sectors. She has worked with medium and large NDIS providers where she built and managed operational relationships through effective communication. As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, Robyn’s focus is on the improvement and promotion of effective financial management and influencing organisational development through expert advice.
Lauren Asmussen

Lauren Asmussen

Executive Officer & Company Secretary

Lauren has been a part of Interaction for more than two decades, and joined the Executive Leadership team in 2016. She leads the corporate management of Administration, Marketing and IT; project management; organisational strategic growth, compliance and accreditation activities.

Luana Atger

Luana Atger

General Manager, Accommodation

Luana has almost 30 years of experience in teaching and community services both here and in New Zealand. Since arriving in Australia in 2008 Luana has managed mental health, disability and community justice services at a senior level. More recently she has supported organisations through compliance requirements including NDIS recertification. Quality and compliance are key areas of interest along with a desire to see people reach their potential.

Helen Amos

Helen Amos

General Manager, Community Services and Supports

Helen has been an invaluable part of the Interaction team for more than 20 years. Helen holds a BA in Community Welfare, and a BA Honours 1st Class in Social Science.  Her passion of working with parents with intellectual disability inspired her research on ‘Parents with Intellectual Disability and the Child Protection Process’.

Samantha Hiley

Samantha Hiley

People & Culture Manager

Samantha has been with Interaction since 2011 and leads the People & Culture team to provide ongoing support, training and advice to more than 300 staff.

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