Our experts

Ron Hooton

Chief Executive Officer
Throughout his career Ron has worked extensively in the primary health care sector and not-for-profit sector.

Karen Knight

General Manager QLD, NT, Government Relations and Advocacy
Karen has been blind since birth. She is a registered psychologist with previous experience in mental health, youth suicide prevention and mental health promotion.

Michael Simpson

General Manager NSW and ACT
Michael has worked in the blindness sector for over 35 years, serving as National President of Blind Citizens Australia for 7 years, and holding senior positions with Vision Australia

Chris Edwards

Manager Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives
Chris Edwards has over 20 years’ experience working in the blindness and low vision sector holding leadership roles in employment, assistive technology and service delivery.

David Woodbridge

Senior Adaptive Technology Consultant, Technology Services
David lost his sight when he was eight years old and had to learn braille. Since then, he completed high school and went to Sydney University receiving a Social Work degree.