Midlas Executive

CEO – Gaelle Gouillou

Gaelle is an experienced values-based leader with extensive experience in executive leadership roles, organisational growth and transformation establishing strategic and operational optimisation across diverse service areas in the not-for-profit sector. Gaelle has contributed to the strategic goals of organisations to achieve financial sustainability, high level compliance and social outcomes through a commitment to addressing gaps and inequity of social justice in vulnerable communities.  Gaelle has served on several Boards for not-for-profit organisations and holds professional membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Management and the Institute of Community Directors Australia. A graduate of the Chief Executive Women Leader’s Program, Gaelle was admitted as a legal practitioner in 2012, holds postgraduate qualifications in law, arbitration and management and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of General Studies (Communications).

Midlas Board of Directors

Chairperson – Merissa Van Der Linden

Merissa has over 20-years of experience in human services including hands-on, leadership and governance roles within for-purpose community and disability service organisations, state government, and with the national peak for the disability services sector, most recently she was the head of the Quality Safety Health and Environment portfolio at Activ Foundation. Merissa is passionate about supporting people, families and communities, and is energised by supporting people to access quality supports to improve their wellbeing, safety, agency and their enjoyment of human rights. Merissa has tertiary qualifications in Fine Art, Psychology, a Masters of Human Rights and is currently completing an MBA.


Deputy Chairperson – Jane Davies

Jane is a marketing and commercial leader with over 25 years’ experience in the commercial, not-for-profit and government sectors. Jane also spent many years working with Aboriginal communities, families and individuals, assisting them to develop their business aspirations. With an M.B.A., Bachelor Degree in Marketing and a Post Grad Dip in Project Management, Jane has highly-developed analytical and research skills combined with the creative vision to drive business growth initiatives.


Secretary – Reg Yarran

Reg is an experienced Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Non-profit Organisations, Business Planning, Coaching, Government, and Event Management. Strong professional with a Masters in Management focused in Non-Profit/Public/Organisational Management and human resources from University of Technology Sydney.


Treasurer – Joseph Hoe

Joseph is a Senior Financial Adviser with Wealthwise, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce & a Master of Taxation. He is a member of CPA (Australia), SMSF Specialist from the SMSF Association and a Certified Financial Planner. In recognition of his work  Joseph was the 2014 WA winner of the FPA’s Future2 Community Service Award, winner of the WA  AFA’s excellence in education award 2015, and Money Management National Financial Planner of the Year 2016. In 2020, he was also recognised as one of the 50 most influential Financial Advisers in Australia in the prestigious FS Power50 list.    


Board Director – Angie Perkins

Angie has more than 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors and has worked in areas focusing on mental health and family domestic violence, alcohol and other drug issues, pharmacotherapy and homelessness. She is committed to driving change through innovation, evidence-based practice and inspiring teams to support people to acheive their goals through self-determination. Angie is passionate about social justice and leadership and is an experienced executive with a raft of qualifications, including a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Social Welfare, and Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership) and MBA (Leadership).


Board Director – Dwayne Wescombe

A proven Senior Leader and Director with extensive leadership and industry experience gained across a diverse range of sectors including not-for-profit, ICT, mining, print/newspaper, accommodation, catering, adventure & recreation, community services, children & youth, event management, and social services. Extensive experience serving on local, State and National not-for-profit Boards and peak body’s, including executive positions, and with qualifications including a Bachelor of Business (Management), Post. Grad. Dip. in Management, and currently undertaking an MBA with AIM.