Board member - Dean Why I joined the Firstchance Board I was inspired years ago by a previous work colleague that worked with a lot of not-for-profit organisations, and thought that one day I would like to make a similar contribution. Firstchance was recommended to me by a business associate, as a well-run organisation that is doing really good things for children with special needs, and I thought I could make a positive contribution to the organisation with my business and finance expertise. The skills I bring to the Board Over 20 years’ experience in business, finance and management roles. I have worked in Chartered Accounting firms in the early years of my career, then branching out into commercial roles in large industrial firms. Currently working in a senior management position in an ASX100 company, looking after a team that is responsible for negotiating with suppliers for multi-million dollar contracts. Other than my financial and business acumen, I have my own family and life experiences from raising my own children.