Senior Management

Deaf Children Australia’s Senior Management Team brings a wide range of professional and sector experience to our work. The team also includes individuals with a lived experience of deafness, and parents and family members of deaf young adults.


The Senior Management Team works collaboratively with the Board and benefits from their diverse perspectives and experience.

David Wilson


David joined Deaf Children Australia as the National Employment Services Manager in March 2018.

David has over 12 years’ experience in the disability sector in various senior management and leadership roles, with a strong background in service delivery, business development and leading teams in both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations

David has demonstrated experience in high quality service delivery of Commonwealth and State government contracts, working closely and effectively with key stakeholders, ensuring contract compliance and performance, and providing strategic leadership shaping service delivery to meet challenges in changing environments.

David is a dynamic, driven individual with proven experience in developing and fostering a high performance focussed environment and leading culture change.

Noel joined DCA over ten years ago and has been a Board Member, Chairman and more recently, the General Manager of Development and Fundraising. Noel is a professional member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and is responsible for development of external relationships and income generation including through donor management, partners, corporates and philanthropy. Prior to joining DCA, Noel worked for some of the largest Information Technology companies in the world with new and emerging technologies.

Noel says, “I have been fortunate to follow my passion to work full time in the Deaf sector. I am a post lingual deaf person and I see technology as the great equaliser for deaf people.”

Noel Henderson 

General Manager of Fundraising
and Development


Angela joined DCA in April 2015 as the Company Secretary. She comes to DCA with over 18 years’ experience in law and communications. After qualifying as a lawyer, Angela moved to London for five years to further her career.

On returning to Melbourne, Angela worked in several senior roles in the Victorian Government culminating in serving as the Acting General Counsel for the Taxi Services Commission.

Although this is her first not for profit role, she has previously volunteered as a mentor and tutor for underprivileged children both at the Ardoch Youth Foundation and Tower Hamlets Primary School in East London.

Angela states, “I am honoured to be part of such a worthwhile organisation and aspire to provide robust advice and support to enable the DCA Board and management team to continue their inspiring work with deaf and hard of hearing children”.

Angela Woodruff 

Company Secretary

Lynn joined DCA in March 2019 and is responsible for all aspects of the organisations finance function.


Lynn has more than 15 years financial experience across a diverse range of sectors in both the UK and Australia, including financial services, consulting and various NFPs. Prior to commencing in her current role, Lynn worked for SANE Australia, a National Mental Health charity and Jamie’s Ministry of Food, a health promotion program implemented through The Good Foundation.


Lynn has a Bachelor of Economics, and is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is a Certified Practising Accountant. She has a Diploma in Project Management and completed her MBA in 2017.

Lynn Crawford 

Finance Manager