Meet our leadership team

The leadership team at AMES Australia brings a unique combination of skills and experience to our organisation.

Chief Executive Officer - Catherine ScarthChief Executive Officer - Catherine Scarth

Catherine provides leadership in strategic direction, planning and management of all AMES Australia operations to achieve the objectives established by the Board.

Chief Operating Officer – Dr Belinda McLennan Chief Operating Officer – Dr Belinda McLennan 

Belinda works closely with the CEO to identify, evaluate, negotiate and manage strategically important business opportunities to enable AMES Australia to achieve both short and long term organisational goals. She is accountable for all program service delivery across the regions.

Chief Financial Officer – Deva CoreaChief Financial Officer – Deva Corea

Deva provides a strategic focus on finance, investment and procurement for the organisation.

Executive General Manager Corporate Governance and Board Secretary – Peter ThomasExecutive General Manager Corporate Governance and Board Secretary – Peter Thomas

Peter is responsible for risk management, internal audit, quality assurance and corporate governance.


Chief Digital Officer - Mabel Estrella 


Mabel builds our capacity to use digital resources and platforms for more integrated and innovative client service delivery.

General Manager Operations Support – Catharine O’GradyGeneral Manager Operations Support – Catharine O’Grady

Catharine provides leadership to staff, facilities and contract management functions.

General Manager South East – Peter HarrisonGeneral Manager Education & Employment – Peter Harrison

Peter manages AMES Australia's Education and Employment operations. 

General Manager, Settlement and Asylum Seeker Program - Mirta Gonzalez

Mirta leads the Settlement and Asylum Seeker programs portfolio across the organisation.